Head Hunters (album) by Herbie Hancock

Head Hunters
Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 482nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 408 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (114th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (482nd)
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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 408 votes)
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05/28/2020 21:25 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 55888/100
 
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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 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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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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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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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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From 08/06/2017 16:59
I saw an infographic that described this album as astronaut porn music. Can confirm: definitely makes me want to film a space porno.
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From 09/16/2016 02:29
One of my all time favorite jazz fusion albums
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80/100
From 09/09/2016 19:32
The jazz/funk fusion on this record is absolutely brilliant. A classic just for Chameleon alone. Sly is also fantasic and not a bad moment throughout. My favorite Hancock album.
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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. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. Future Days by Can
11. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Berlin by Lou Reed
13. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
14. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
15. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
16. Closing Time by Tom Waits
17. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
18. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
19. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso
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