Safe As Milk (studio album) by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 501st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 569 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (64th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (501st)
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band bestography

Safe As Milk is ranked 2nd best out of 29 albums by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is Trout Mask Replica which is ranked number 228 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,261.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 569 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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75/100
From 04/28/2022 15:33
Crazy blues album, I like it.
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95/100
From 03/26/2022 20:26
Quite inconsistent because of the commercial tracks which sound second rate, but the rockier tracks or more unconventional tracks like Zig Zag Wanderer, Dropout Boogie, Abba Zaba, Electricity and Autumn Child are perfect.
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30/100
From 02/06/2021 15:11
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85/100
From 12/15/2020 18:09
Not groundbreaking, but a very cool album.
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70/100
From 12/06/2020 23:52
Really good from beginning to end, solid debut album.
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95/100
From 11/23/2020 05:30
Beefheart tries to be mainstream on a few tracks especially" So Sad" conjuring up a motown style doo wop ballad but somehow the weirdness always creeps in. His vocals are a lot of the time great. Lots of outrageous stuff in spite of some attempts to be commercial. Best tracks: Electricity, Safe as Milk, Abba Zabba, Autumn's Child. Ry Cooder provides some excellent blues guitar and that theremin!
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80/100
From 06/20/2020 21:54
Safe as Milk is easily the most accessible Beefheart album that's worth listening to, there's not really an experimental bone in its proverbial body. It's not a masterpiece, but it's actually really good. This album sounds a bit like Cream, a bit of early Mothers of Invention (specifically the first half of Freak Out!), a bit like The 13th Floor Elevators.
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From 05/26/2020 12:40
This is almost the ultimate border of creativity, only few steps below "Trout Mask Replica". Great album!
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80/100
From 05/15/2020 18:37
Captain Beefheart is a force to be reckoned with and his band is pretty good too. Beefheart's powerful vocals and Ry Cooder's inventive guitar work are particularly noteworthy. Some of the most raw and gritty music that I've heard and it can certainly rival anything of the era in that capacity. Incredibly creative piece of work. I love the theremin (thanks, Wikipedia).
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From 12/30/2019 06:39
Great mix of crazy and commercial.
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