Clear Spot (album) by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Clear Spot
Clear Spot by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (1972)
Overall rank: 3,326th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 89 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (60th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (596th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,326th)
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot [CD]
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 15h 18m 18s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot [CD]
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 1d 8h 9m 8s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot - 2015 (NEW CD)
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Time left: 1d 8h 28m 6s
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band bestography

Clear Spot is ranked 3rd 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 203 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,430.

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77/100 (from 89 votes)
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Fri Sep 27, 2019 17:03 daCritic  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,14073/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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95/100
From 05/24/2019 15:23
A fantastic album, possibly my favourite of his. His voice is fantastic throughout and such a funky album! Stand outs are Low Yo Yo stuff, Too Much Time, My Head is My Only House (those lyrics!!) and of course one of his greatest songs ‘Big Eyes Beans From Venus’
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From 03/20/2013 06:59
Not the Captain's most consistent effort but in Too Much Time it has a definite career peak, maybe the best soul song of the 70's.
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From 05/21/2012 08:49
Great album
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