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Maggot Brain (album) by Funkadelic 

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Maggot Brain
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic (1971)
Overall rank: 417th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 464 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1971 (20th)
Top albums of the 1970s (102nd)
Top 500 albums of all time (417th)

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Maggot Brain is ranked as the best album by Funkadelic.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 464 votes)
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90/100
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63/100
 
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09/18/2018 00:37
62/100
 
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95/100

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80/100
From sethmadsen 08/02/2018 00:42
I find this album mildly funky. hehe - but seriously P-funk where it is at for me. This isn't bad, but to me funk doesn't have 5 minute guitar solos. George Clinton is genius - I just wouldn't say I like it for it's funk qualities.
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From mjp11 07/11/2018 19:09
Enjoyable album with some great guitar solos and psychedelic/funky sections. Starts out very strong with the title track followed by Can You Get To That and Hit It And Quit It. The second half is a little weaker, especially with the last two songs.
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From mizzle 05/27/2018 14:57
As is the popular opinion here, one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded on the title track. Also loved "Super Stupid" and "Can You Get to That" the latter of which was sampled by Sleigh Bells. Eddie Hazel is definitely the MVP of this album.
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From planetneutral 04/30/2018 16:12
It's not perfect, as the last track does wander some, but it sure is close.
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70/100
From titansaurs28 01/24/2018 21:52
While it has its moments of groove, The longer tracks evolve into nonsense and drift off.
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From Dimitritov 01/23/2018 07:42
Amazing album, not only because the of the great title track but also because of the other Funk songs with Jimi Hendrix like guitars.
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From cmoshier 09/08/2017 15:50
best tracks: hit it and quit it, maggot brain
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From Michael1981 07/16/2017 20:25
Great guitar work on the title track and 'Can you get to that' is a beautifully memorable gospel influenced track. The psychedelic stuff on this album still holds up really well for me. Really great album that has aged well.
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From buzzdainer 06/07/2017 17:01
Maggot Brain epitomizes the devil-may-care fun of seventies funk and psychedelia, as George Clinton was the master of those two genres (and their myriad hybrid forms). What sets this album apart from much of Parliament and Funkadelic's later work--much of which I also loved--is the incredible guitar freakouts by lead guitarist Eddie Hazel. Certainly it's Hazel's work that's the focal point of the widely praised title track. But I also love the more soulful moments on this album that sound like they could have been standouts on a Sly & the Family Stone record, particularly the gospel-influenced "Can You Get to That." I love the lines, "When you base your life on credit and your loving days are done / Checks you sign with love and kisses later come back signed 'Insufficient Funds.'" They reflect the loving, karmic spirit underlying much of George Clinton's best and most creative material.
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From poppmusic 03/22/2017 06:02
A pretty bad album with some of the best guitar I've ever heard
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