Bundles (studio album) by Soft Machine

Bundles by Soft Machine
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 10,347th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 34 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1975 (150th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,580th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,347th)
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Soft Machine bestography

Bundles is ranked 5th best out of 29 albums by Soft Machine on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Soft Machine is Third which is ranked number 846 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,217.

Soft Machine album bestography « Higher ranked (8,198th) This album (10,347th) Lower ranked (24,619th) »
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Bundles track list

  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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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 34 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 18% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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85/100
From 01/09/2021 08:03
Soft Machine had always been somewhat the jokers. With this release, they dispense with that and focus on straightforward jazz-rock, which they do to excellent effect. The continuous vibe begins with the very strong, 5-part suite, Hazard Profile. This sets the tone for the rest of the album – mostly frantic guitars (an instrument which had been ignored by the band for several years) and strong on tunes. There is little let-up, both in the music and the quality – in fact, there is only one track which doesn’t hit the spot particularly highly, the aptly named Four Gongs Two Drums: everyone was doing drum solos, so why couldn’t Soft Machine? There isn’t much to distinguish one track from the next, for the most part, but listening to the whole album as a piece of work, this barely matters.
High Points: Hazard Profile Part One; Land Of The Bag Snake; The Floating World
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Two words: Allan. Holdsworth.
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From 10/11/2014 22:53
the album was very smartly constructed
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Young Americans by David Bowie
15. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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