Mr Hands (studio album) by Herbie Hancock

Mr Hands
Mr Hands by Herbie Hancock
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 37,158th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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65/100 (from 12 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (467th)
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Award Best albums of all time (37,158th)
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Condition: Used
Time left: 2d 13h 55m 48s
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HERBIE HANCOCK-Mr.Hands-80/1998 CD Japan
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 2d 16h 8m 2s
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Mr. Hands by Herbie Hancock (CD, May-1992, Sony/Columbia)
Condition: Like New
Time left: 3d 11h 51m 37s
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Herbie Hancock bestography

Mr Hands is ranked 27th best out of 41 albums by Herbie Hancock on

The best album by Herbie Hancock is Head Hunters which is ranked number 483 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,055.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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65/100 (from 12 votes)
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04/17/2020 17:51 Hinkuvinku  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,89677/100
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From 01/28/2020 20:28
After a few listens, I went from lukewarm about this album to loving it. It's a very interesting sounding record because it sounds slightly new age-y from the synths on the first tracks, but then it morphs into this abstract-feeling jazz funk record toward the end. Each track is sonically unique from the other, but as a whole it's cohesive. I know that has been said about a lot of albums, but this one definitely has variety amongst the track selection. I feel like Herbie Hancock can take each track from this album and craft a new album based off the sounds from that particular track and each album would sound notably different. There isn't a climactic moment on this record, but that's fine because it makes it feel all the more like an abstract dream. In reality, dreams never really have a singular climax like the movies do (well, at least mine don't). They always feel like a sequence of particular events that seem somewhat random, but the work well together in the dream. That's exactly what this album does. Idk, I think I am just fascinated with how disjointed yet cohesive the track listing is. It's all sonically pleasant as well. If what I wrote doesn't make sense, hopefully a listen will clarify things for you.
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From 07/11/2019 03:20
I guess the synths put people off, but this is album is filled with complex, imaginative compositions and great playing throughout, from people like Jaco, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, the Headhunters band, even Sheila E plays percussion on a couple of tracks. Mainly it showcases Herbie's own playing, though, which is always nothing less than dazzling.
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