Freak Out! (studio album) by The Mothers Of Invention

Freak Out!
Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 454th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 651 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1966 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (57th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (454th)
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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 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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80/100
From 04/10/2021 00:51
Hilarious, influential, and bonkers. Trouble Every Day is a legitimately great protest song.
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30/100
From 01/31/2021 17:10
methinks Frank is mocking us. us being beach boys, stones. pertinent to today.
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80/100
From 12/11/2020 17:42
Loucura boa é isso!!
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45/100
From 09/26/2020 04:38
This album certainly has an aquired taste. Aside from the tracks 'Who Are the Brain Police?' and 'Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder', much of the tracks come off as needlessly silly. That very well may have been Zappa's intention here, but nonetheless, it's hard to put this album up on the same pedestal as some of its contemporaries.
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60/100
From 04/01/2020 17:52
At a second thought, having listened a bit more bands from around that time more thoroughly, like The Byrds, Cream and Grateful Dead, these guys don't really do anything very strange for its time. Just to a further and more annoying extent... and with awful vocals. I should've listened to my gut earlier; when they start to sound better, they sound like your average garage band from the '60s, and then ruin everything by rhythmless intermezzos with annoyingly sarcastic voices. Not vocals, voices... their putting up voices. It sometimes honestly feels more like theatre I'm listening.
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75/100
From 03/26/2020 18:49
Gotta give Zappa and the Mothers credit for taking music “there”. Somebody has to push art to its boundaries, but very few have the rare combination of genius and chutzpah to do it.
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From 11/20/2019 21:02
This album's just too silly for me. I love a good joke in a song but a lot Freak Out! sounds goofy. There are really good instrumentals and the background is usually interesting and catchy but the lyrics lose me more often than not. The fake hispanic accent Zappa puts on throughout the album is detrimental. There aren't many tracks that stick out to me. "Trouble Every Day" and "Help, I'm a Rock" are my two favorite. Even though I have problems with it, I admire the album for its uncompromising originality. In a time when everyone was trying to be The Beatles, these guys made this and while it does draw heavily from multiple different genres that came before it, it's still unlike anything else at the time.
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From 08/17/2019 17:25
Trouble Every Day is the gem of an awesome album.
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From 06/09/2019 15:38
Everyone says Pet Sounds was the main inspiration for Sgt.Pepper, but people forget this greatly influenced the Beatles as well. This a bit unorganized, but the sounds and ideas from this album are surely the beginning of what would follow in the next year. (1967) Zappa said he only smoked pot a handful of times and didn’t like it. I don’t know how he came up with this whacky shit without being completely blasted on acid or some other substances. This is a hard listen but an important part of music history.
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100/100
From 04/21/2019 08:49
It's colourful, funny, bizarre, catchy, chaotic and absolutely enjoyable from start to finish. The presence of this album in Zappa's catalogue displays his role as an extreme innovator and pioneer of experimentation to come. What can't you get from this album?
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
5. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
9. Face To Face by The Kinks
10. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Fresh Cream by Cream
13. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
14. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly] by Ennio Morricone
17. Da Capo by Love
18. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
19. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
20. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
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