Trout Mask Replica (album) by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Trout Mask Replica
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 208th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 934 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1969 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (33rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (208th)
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LIMITED EDITION Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica Vinyl Third Man Records
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Captain Beefheart + His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (2LPs: 180GV)
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Trout Mask Replica is ranked as the best album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band.

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Trout Mask Replica track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (126 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 80 (120 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 84 (129 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 81 (94 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 79 (97 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 77 (92 votes)Comments: 2
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YearSourceChartRankRank Score
2020 The GolluxTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s8/10019
2020 haholTop 100 Greatest Music Albums97/1004
2020 meccaleccaTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s42/10012
2020 StefanR10Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s32/10014
2020 CardboardfolderTop 32 Music Albums of 196921/322
2020 TroutMaskGregTop 50 Greatest Music Albums7/5086
2020 PeppaTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s30/10014
2020 saacsquatchTop 100 Greatest Music Albums78/10023
2020 tim0505Top 38 Music Albums of the 1960s14/3813
2020 mostlymorTop 80 Music Albums of 196924/804
2020 LittleM1971Top 56 Music Albums of 196941/561
2020 blueandthemoonTop 43 Music Albums of 196941/430
2020 fabm0Top 54 Music Albums of 196913/544
2020 ArthurknightTop 100 Greatest Music Albums20/10078
2020 TheSmiths82-87Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s33/10014
2020 paologabrielTop 100 Greatest Music Albums19/10082
2020 JRTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s44/10011
2020 discojets1Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s52/10010
2020 Jimmy Dread101-200, The Waiting Room (Or The Obligatory Next Ton) of Dread52/100 -
2020 PurplepashTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s48/10011
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 624
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 9,169

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 934 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 14% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 23.8.

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From 12/30/2019 14:30
Essential.
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From 09/06/2019 13:14
I think I may have been a bit hasty in my put down of this album in my earlier review. I still don't really like it, and doubt I will ever love it, but some tracks are starting to interest me, eg Ella Guru.
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90/100
From 07/02/2019 22:19
The strangest Album i ever listen to, but on The Other side it was made perfect Strange The invention of Avantgarde
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70/100
From 05/27/2019 03:43
Frank Zappa: How psychedelic you wanna sound?

Don Van Vliet: Yes
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100/100
From 05/24/2019 23:49
My take on the album is that they tried to see how far they can go into creating grating sounds and time signatures while still being able to balance it (albeit just barely) with aesthetic melodies. Very fun, and interest only grows with time, once the melodies are left to soak.
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95/100
From 05/24/2019 15:20
An absolute masterpiece! I feel no other collection of musicians could have achieved this and that is a testament to just how talented they were, amazing!
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95/100
From 05/13/2019 15:27
i don't agree with the "you have to listen to it 100 times to enjoy it" argument. i loved it the moment i heard it. but i feel like i could listen to it 1000 times and still have new things to learn and notice about it.
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From 04/20/2019 21:05
solid -1/10
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From 03/03/2019 20:44
It's hard to know what's good in avant-garde music. Either I hate an experimental album, or I love it. It all depends on the personality, and some people hate Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica". I concede that it is a rather difficult album, especially as the first three tracks are not more engaging. Despite this, this surreal and unstructured jungle is composed of true melodic treasures, catchy blues and unique structures. The album was released in 1969, at least two decades before the term math-rock emerges, yet we can not help but think of a group of the genre listening to Trout Mask Replica.
It's hard to stay neutral against the power of songs like "Moonlight On Vermont", "Hair Pie: Bake 2" or "Veteran's Day Poppy" that finishes the album brilliantly! This album is incredibly ahead of its time and its influence is considerable! We feel the aura of this record on a big part of underground rock and without him, things would have been different.
 
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Best track: "Moonlight On Vermont"
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95/100
From 02/28/2019 21:15
Probably the hardest album to comprehend ever. It takes many listens to get into, but it is very, very rewarding.
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Tommy by The Who
9. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
10. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
11. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young With Crazy Horse
12. The Band by The Band
13. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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