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

Trout Mask Replica
Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 217th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 972 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 (217th)
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  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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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.2/100, a mean average of 75.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 23.8.

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100/100
From 05/02/2021 14:49
The rock album that really matters.
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80/100
From 04/20/2021 01:57
A total chaotic, no melody, a music equivalent of a barbed wire. There's so many madness in every part of this record, even the background of it. Zappa had gave Beefheart as many creative freedom as he needed it. The output of a double album made it such as a long mess ruptured to every music fan's ears. I don't think myself would admit to be a fan, but you can't just ignore the fun of the madness within. That's the beauty of it.
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From 02/18/2021 17:18
bewildering: yes
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65/100
From 02/04/2021 22:16
One of the few albums I would include in the "must-listen" category.
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From 01/03/2021 11:23
First listen today 3 Jan 2021. Had their Safe As Milk which I loved almost immediately although thought that was crazy. Today just got a whole lot crazier! Can't say I am there yet with this album but see it takes people a few listens to get. Liking the Bluesy stuff like China Pig straight off.
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From 12/27/2020 02:59
This may be the weirdest album I've ever heard. And I love it!
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90/100
From 12/25/2020 21:50
A beautiful strange album that should be listened to by no one and everyone at the same time.
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95/100
From 11/28/2020 14:10
Not for everyone, but hey I love it. There are better entry points to Beefheart's catalogue. I think a lot of people might understand this better if they listened to Safe as milk first, and then Lick My decals off baby. Milk because it will showcase that Beefheart is a bluesman and that this music is rooted in blues. And Decals is the same style as Trout but the band is tighter and the production is slicker. In other words, I can see how people would fail to see the talent on Trout mask but Decals its hard to deny how well done it is, so you're stuck saying 'eh, not for me"
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From 11/17/2020 14:27
"Only for Zappa fans"

Sigo tratándo de explicarme porqué éste disco está en el lugar 9 del 1969. Ok, se observa virtuosismo, creatividad, pero eso hace grande un disco? Yo más bien veo un desorden que se aleja del formato canción, pero no me motiva a volver a escucharlo. "Moonlight in vermont" es el único tema que me mueve positivamente, lo demás, sólo para fans de Zappa...
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70/100
From 10/13/2020 03:39
67/100

Best tracks: Moonlight on Vermont, My Human Gets Me Blues
Worst tracks: Neon Meate Dream of A Octafish, Pena, Wild Life, Hobo Chang Ba

Honestly, I was a tad skeptical going into this album. Generally, when it comes to experimental and polarizing albums like this, I tend to lean on the dislike side. I'm not much of a fan of 'Freak Out' by the Mothers of Invention, and seeing as Zappa produces this album, I somewhat expected to be dissapointed. Boy... was I ever wrong. This album really shocked me. What I find the most interesting about this release is that it is often labeled as 'bad music' made on purpose, but I never got that sense. I can certainly understand the franticness the music is portraying, and the meshing of random chords, riffs, and instruments overlapped over one another, but to me, the music sounds right in an odd way. In fact, the band sounds tight and on fire throughout the majority of this record.

This one is going in my collection for sure!
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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. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
9. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
10. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
11. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
12. Tommy by The Who
13. The Band by The Band
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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