Head Hunters (studio album) by Herbie Hancock

Head Hunters
Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 472nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 452 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (110th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (472nd)
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Time left: 33m 23s
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Herbie Hancock HEAD HUNTERS 180g REMASTERED New Sealed MUSIC ON VINYL LP
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Head Hunters is ranked as the best album by Herbie Hancock.

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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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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 452 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 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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90/100
From 11/29/2020 17:49
I've owned this forever. It's incredible.
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From 08/31/2020 11:34
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
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90/100
From 07/16/2020 06:22
Head Hunters is great. The 15-minute Chameleon is so funky and fun to listen to, it seems to go by in a third of that time. And don't forget, possibly the best self updated version song ever with the awesome reinterpretation of Watermelon Man. The last two tracks are incredible as well, just less notable.
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70/100
From 01/29/2020 10:35
Only 4 tracks but highly influential and dearly loved as evidenced by this album being the highest selling jazz album up until only recently

Defined the Jazz Fusion gene and continues to resonate today some 47 years post release

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85/100
From 01/01/2019 02:40
Groundbreaking and great... exciting to fusion fans, rockers, funk freaks, and even a few converted jazz purists.
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From 06/05/2018 20:45
Hands down the best jazz fusion album ever made.
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From 05/17/2018 21:36
Hard, hard funk. HH if he was in Sly and the Family Stone, and Chameleon is an all-time party jam.
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90/100
From 01/07/2018 19:39
Three songs of amazing workout music and the perfect cooldown.
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95/100
From 12/05/2017 22:11
Brilliant all the way through. The second half isn't as incredibly mindblowing as the first two songs but they're still amazing!
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75/100
From 11/23/2017 02:11
Interesting stuff. I think the jazz-funk vibe isn't really my thing, as I haven;t found much of it that I like, but I would still recommend this to people. It's one of the better jazz-funk albums I've heard. I just prefer other fusion styles more
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Best Albums of 1973
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2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
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