Tago Mago (album) by Can

Tago Mago
Tago Mago by Can
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 148th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 868 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (38th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (148th)
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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 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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95/100
From 12/10/2019 08:57
This album is without a doubt a 5star album. One of the best albums I ever heard.
The best way to interpret it is to let go of yourself and let the music and story take you on the trip. If you can handle the fear in Aumgn and the insanity in Peking O, then you will gradually come back to normal life with Bring Me Coffe or Tea. But as it is stated in Paperhouse, "you just can't get back no more" to where you were before listening to this album.
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From 12/04/2019 17:08
One of the best krautrock/psychedelic records ever made.
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80/100
From 10/01/2019 17:04
The first half of the album is incredible. The drums are the best that I've ever heard and they combine with the bass to make a sound that you can't help but vibe with. Seriously, the drumming is without a doubt the best I've ever heard. The first four songs are trance-like because of it. The latter half of the record consists mostly of experimental music that, while interesting, isn't that appealing to me. "Augmn" and "Peking O" are ridiculous attempts at portraying madness and they do a fairly good job of doing so. I don't know if they needed to include them on the album but they certainly don't leave the listener bored. I prefer "Peking O' to "Augmn" because the one time the "bluhbluhbluhbluh" cut off my girlfriend as she was asking me what the hell I was listening to and it reminds me off it every time. The album ends with a return to sanity with "Bring Me Coffee or Tea". It's a nice gentle tune that works to soothe the eardrums after the sonic assault of the last half hour. Overall, the record is both with and without subtlety. There is a lot of dichotomy in various aspects of it. My favorite song is "Mushroom".
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75/100
From 07/21/2019 11:58
Favourite track: "Paperhouse"
Least-favourite track: "Aumgn"
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85/100
From 11/09/2018 01:09
I was into it for the first half then it all went downhill with Aumgn. It picks up again with Bring Me Coffee or Tea, but by then the damage is done. On top of all that, it's just too long.
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From 10/20/2018 22:38
"Tago Mago" is eclectic, energetic, daring and incredibly far out. I absolutely adore this record and I love returning to the weird and wonderful world that it creates for just over an hour. This is definitely an all-timer, the very apex of the krautrock movement and of rock in general really because through Can's restless experimentation spanning many tones and rhythms, they create an absolute head-trip that may take a lot of time for one to comprehend it all.
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From 03/29/2018 15:54
I enjoy how dynamic and chaotic this is, but I need to re-listen to it a few more times. Still prefer Ege Basyami, but this is pretty good.
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From 02/12/2018 00:29
This is good stuff people.
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From 01/07/2018 19:27
First time through the first half is insanely great. Gets a little tedious with the longer tracks. On second listen, didn't really hit me at all.
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From 11/07/2017 20:49
Words don't do this record justice. Drums and funky psych grooves do.
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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. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
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