Maggot Brain (studio album) by Funkadelic
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Maggot Brain is ranked as the best album by Funkadelic.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.3/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.
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The guitar work on this record is phenomenal and really challenges the limits of both the guitar and the genre the album is based in. The opening song having one of the greatest solos ever recorded should really get you excited for the music you are about to hear. The track completely astounds me every time I hear it even after countless listens. Then the four tracks after this are brilliant as well and creates a consistence in the quality and the atmosphere by making the music a little more accessible. They do this by adding choruses and hooks which get stuck in your brain and you leave the album singing along to these cuts. Back In Our Minds is definitely the weakest on the album but at a less than 3 minute run time we can let that slide. Finally, there is the closing track which combines everything of what we have heard into this culmination of psychedelic funk that just explodes in a 9 minute epic that really pushes the boundaries of the genre and really finished the record off in style. Overall, this album is full of quality, experimentation and brilliant performances that completely challenge what we know as music and if it wasn't for the more grounded middle 5 tracks the album might collapse in on itself but this doesn't happen so we are treated to 36 minutes of musical excellence.
Has some of their best tracks, but the last 2 songs drag the quality of this album down for me. So I can't say that it's their best record... but it's a damn great one.
Decent experimental combination of funk and rock.
funky yes electric yes eclectic yes
Great album with two great opening tracks.
Really cool album until the last track which kinda sucks.
Legendary funk record.
Cool album. Not astounding, but generally well above average
This album doesn't get nearly enough credit. It opens with one of the great psych-rock guitar solos of all-time and closes with an apocalyptic freakout. In between are some of the best acoustic soul and psychedelic blues rock songs ever recorded. Love this album.
Simultaneously a genre defining and genre bending record. A great listen top to bottom, so much feel but in a number of different facets.
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