Head Hunters (studio album) by Herbie Hancock

Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 484th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 476 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (113th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (484th)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 476 votes)
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04/11/2022 17:24 angryandy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,05973/100
 
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04/03/2022 21:25 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,13555/100

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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 81.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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90/100
From 08/10/2021 12:53
The first time I listened to this album I enjoyed it but didn't think it was anything special. The second time I thought the quality was a lot better but didn't get the insane amount of hype it gets. On my third listen I realised how wrong I was as instantly I was stunned by Chameleon which is just 15 minutes of pure genius and I loved every second of it. The album carries on from there with Watermelon Man and Sly being just as sensational. However, the closer (Vein Melter) is definitely a dip in quality as it is just so slow compared to the other tracks and doesn't create the same sort of flow as the rest of the record. It does act as a calming closer to a very energetic album though and so I find it is extremely helpful and does serve an importance to the record. The instrumentation on this record is so incredible that it is tough to even fault it at all and the significance this album had in music history makes it one of the greatest records of all time without a doubt.
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From 07/11/2021 15:43
funky rambling instrumentation
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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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From 01/07/2018 19:39
Three songs of amazing workout music and the perfect cooldown.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
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
8. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
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12. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
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16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
18. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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20. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
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