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Mirror Man (album) by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Mirror Man
Mirror Man by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (1971)
Overall rank: 5,371st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 65 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1971 (93rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (941st)
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band bestography

Mirror Man is ranked 4th best out of 29 albums by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is Trout Mask Replica which is ranked number 188 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,868.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Tarotplane
 77/100 (8 votes)
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2.Kandy Korn
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3.25th Century Quaker
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4.Mirror Man
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This album is truly brilliant. A magical work of art that is quickly becoming a personal favorite. A truly inventive creative work that inaugurated me and makes me laugh. Beef heart is a true marvel.
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Great Progessive Album,realy ahead of his time.
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'Mirror Man' is the sound of The Magic Band at it's most deliberately shambolic and free. Long 'live' rambling jams extend the notion of the Blues standard to its limits. Structurally, the Captain game-plays in the Delta tradition but adds theatrically satirical and infantile elements over a creative carpet of complex rhythms and free Blues arrangements. The result is an extraordinary work of pyrotechnical brilliance. With its combination of a bedlam of guitars and percussion, allied to Beefheart's atonality, 'Mirror Man' was the first album of it's kind to shape an aesthetic of 'anti-music' that was truelly revolutionary. The Captain's artistic vision transcends the superficiality of the acid trip by servicing it to the musical theatre of the absurd. As Scaruffi puts it, "This music is the most faithful expression of the Freak culture, of its marginalization more than its rebellion, of its inexhaustible creativity, of its academic disgust, of its infantile ferocity of its desecrating vision of the world".
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