Maggot Brain (studio album) by Funkadelic

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 424th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 686 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (100th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (424th)
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Maggot Brain is ranked 1st best out of 19 albums by Funkadelic on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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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82/100 (from 686 votes)
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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 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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90/100
From 05/03/2023 18:25
1 - a masterpiece ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐ŸŽธ
3-5 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฅ
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From 09/06/2022 17:12
Great record
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From 08/19/2022 22:47
Cool funk psychedelic album!
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From 03/12/2022 01:02
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.
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90/100
From 01/31/2022 22:55
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.
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70/100
From 01/24/2022 12:37
Decent experimental combination of funk and rock.
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From 06/18/2021 12:04
funky yes electric yes eclectic yes
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90/100
From 02/11/2021 18:34
Great album with two great opening tracks.
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80/100
From 01/16/2021 22:13
Really cool album until the last track which kinda sucks.
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From 12/29/2020 12:00
Legendary funk record.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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20. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
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