Apostrophe (') (studio album) by Frank Zappa

Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,025th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 394 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (225th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,025th)
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Frank Zappa Apostrophe LP Discreet Records 1974
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Time left: 1h 28m 28s
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Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
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Apostrophe/Over-nite Sensation by Frank Zappa (CD, 1986, Ryko Distribution) NEW
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Frank Zappa bestography

Apostrophe (') is ranked 2nd best out of 108 albums by Frank Zappa on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Frank Zappa is Hot Rats which is ranked number 206 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,070.

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Apostrophe (') track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 394 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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75/100
From 04/26/2019 14:57
Experimental, debochado e, de sua forma, hilário!
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90/100
From 10/29/2018 22:02
best Zappa record
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From 08/21/2018 13:18
Decided it was my favorite Zappa album a long time ago. Hasn't changed
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80/100
From 06/21/2016 13:08
One of the most consistent Frank Zappa albums of the seventies(along with, bongo fury, and, zoot allures). Still sounds like nothing and no one else. Great googly woogly.
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From 09/29/2015 05:40
This album never bores me. It may be his most commercial, but it is still very musical and comical. There are a handful of people who could write a line like "He took a dog-doo snow cone and stuffed it in my right eye," and make it groove. And Zappa made it groove indeed.
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From 10/18/2013 18:20
His most commercial album, but that doesn't mean it's not good. Never boring.
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From 05/07/2012 22:44
Yet another solid record by this genius.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Kimono My House by Sparks
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18. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
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20. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Richard & Linda Thompson
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