Maggot Brain (studio album) by Funkadelic

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 397th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 639 votes)
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Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (99th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (397th)
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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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90/100
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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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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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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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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95/100
From 12/29/2020 12:00
Legendary funk record.
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90/100
From 12/14/2020 00:35
Cool album. Not astounding, but generally well above average
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From 09/25/2020 05:59
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.
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From 06/29/2020 16:30
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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