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

Safe As Milk
Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 487th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 530 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (61st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (487th)
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Captain Beefheart Safe As Milk/Mirror Man 2 CD album 16 track 1988 vg/Ex Co (F5
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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART Safe As Milk CD 12 tracks Repertoire RR 4035-C
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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 211 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,110.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 530 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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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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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85/100
From 11/11/2019 15:40
These guys were crazy.
And I love that.
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75/100
From 06/16/2019 23:12
What you can hear on this record already is the true nature of an artist. But the band was still evolving into what it has become. The metrics used were a clue of what would come.
Also the sound of this record is really crunchy and yammy. Nice tape saturation sound.
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60/100
From 08/03/2018 08:29
My first C.B.H album and as far as debut albums go its pretty good

This is a very bluesy album (obviously) which features a young Ry Cooder on guitar giving it that trade mark Ry Cooder sound we know and love . Also C.B.H was spending a lot of time with Frank Zappa around this time period and the Zappa influence is clearly heard on this album

Note 1: this album was originally rejected by the record company for being too out there , which of course is totally ridiculous

Note 2: "Plastic Factory" sounds suspiciously like The Doors "Light My Fire" which was released just prior to this albums recording . Listen to both tracks back to back and tell me there isn't a similarity ?

Good stuff Don Van Vliet

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From 02/13/2018 20:50
Complice un giovanissimo Ry Cooder alla chitarra, "Safe as milk" è un ottimo disco con alcune punte ( "Zig zag wanderer", "Autumn's child"… ) di assoluto rilievo.
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80/100
From 06/16/2017 16:51
Just a wonderful album! A lot of catchy tunes and Beefhart's vocals though rough are spot on her. I felt it dipped when it got the instrumentals but then Flower Pot comes along and it picks right back up. Would highly recommend.
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From 04/09/2017 11:44
Beefhearts debut and a shocking album from an amazing year in music. More accessible than trout mask but still had to shock listeners even in these experimental times. Very blues based acid garage sound. A more primitive sound to beef hearts vision at this time. A truly great debut from one of rocks most creative minds.
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