Maggot Brain (album) by Funkadelic

Maggot Brain
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 406th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 548 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (104th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (406th)
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Maggot Brain is ranked as the best album by Funkadelic.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 548 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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80/100
From 04/13/2020 21:10
One of the all time great funk records. Gotta say that side A is a lot better than side B though.
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From 12/24/2019 11:24
Very good.

Favorites tracks: Maggot Brain, Super Stupid

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From 04/08/2019 19:21
I first listened to this album back when I heard Childish Gambino talking about it for one of the influences for "Awaken, My Love!". I didn't think of it much then but since then I've come back and thoroughly enjoyed it. The line between homage and plagiarism is blurred depending on who you ask in regards to Gambino's influences but the quality of Maggot Brain cannot be denied. It is simple but effective. 7 songs with 5 standard-length hit-type tracks bookended by two long-form experiments. None of the songs have anything unbelievably complex going on but they all have something going on in their own rights. "Maggot Brain" contains some basic world-building spoken word vocals and a fantastically-paced guitar solo that serves as the defining feature of the album. Other highlights, in my opinion, are the catchy "Can You Get To That" and the guitar-laden "Super Stupid" which, I think, can be seen as a strong influence on the career of Lenny Kravitz.
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90/100
From 01/05/2019 15:54
Psicodélico e negro, absolutamente incrível.
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From 12/02/2018 19:47
Wonderful, eclectic musical mix spanning funk to acid rock. Eddie Hazel bookends this album with two of the greatest distortion guitar performances ever.
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From 10/10/2018 00:34
The elements that standout on this drug-fueled record are the great drumming and the extra trippy dubby mix.
The guitar could be better if it wasn't so self indulgent.
Good album but certainly not great.
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80/100
From 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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85/100
From 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 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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95/100
From 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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