The Soft Machine (studio album) by Soft Machine

The Soft Machine
The Soft Machine by Soft Machine
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 1,964th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 151 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (180th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,964th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
OLIVER HO THE SOFT MACHINE CD 2003 ALBUM
Condition: Acceptable
Time left: 1h 32m 13s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
THE SOFT MACHINE the soft machine USA CD new REMASTERED REISSUE robert wyatt
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 2h 2m 37s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
The Soft Machine Volume Two 1969 CPLP 4505 US Command/Probe/ABC Vinyl Album Rei
Condition: Used
Time left: 3h 31m 21s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

Soft Machine bestography

The Soft Machine is ranked 2nd best out of 21 albums by Soft Machine on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Soft Machine is Third which is ranked number 783 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,433.

Soft Machine album bestography « Higher ranked (783rd) This album (1,964th) Lower ranked (3,804th) »
ThirdThe Soft MachineVolume Two

Upcoming concerts

Aug
22
Sat
18:00
The Drive-In Fest (Lloyd, Bobby V, Pleasure P, Do or Die)
Soldier Field, Chicago, United States. United States
Tickets from $55.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Sep
26
Sat
21:00
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
The Rose, Pasadena, United States. United States
Tickets from $28.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Sep
18
Fri
20:00
Little River Band
The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort , Mashantucket, United States. United States
Tickets from $48.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to The Soft Machine on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

The Soft Machine track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Rating: 82 (21 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 84 (22 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 79 (19 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 78 (18 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 81 (19 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 78 (18 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
13.
Rating: 77 (17 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

The Soft Machine rankings

The Soft Machine collection

The Soft Machine ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 151 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 151 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
75/100
 Report rating
07/26/2020 12:55 LedZep  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,65680/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
07/18/2020 23:41 PapaShiz86  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,46376/100
 
50/100
 Report rating
07/16/2020 18:50 Maxence  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,66661/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
07/13/2020 16:42 jnfbn  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,04882/100
 
35/100
 Report rating
06/22/2020 18:18 aoc445  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 23671/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

The Soft Machine comments

Showing all 7 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 11/20/2018 18:34
At first this album sounded kind of weird and unsettling to me, but in a way that I couldn't stop thinking about. After I quit worrying about what is normal and just accepted it for how fun and expressive it is, I now consider it one of the most enjoyable listens ever.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 11/07/2018 19:39
Oh my gosh this stuff is so hypnotic and engaging. Sort of unsettling but irresistible. Probably the epitome of psychedelic music in my opinion.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 11/03/2017 20:47
Best Tracks: A Certain Kind, Why Am I So Short?
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 07/05/2016 20:13
A much more straightforward(if that's the right word)from Soft Machine, considering their later material. It really is all over the place, in a good way, with some excellent musicianship. Great freak out sounds.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 03/22/2014 14:23
I listened to this after a tiring test, and believe me there is just a few things better to relax than this. Maybe for relaxing, maybe for making you enjoy the time, this album destroy your life expectations, building everything in a beautiful psychedelic orchestra. I like the vibes that it transmitted, but you the sensation that the time is stopped is the biggest highlight of this album, and the Instrumentation is amazing, with a huge quality. Very good
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +5 votes (5 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 02/22/2014 01:27
"A Certain Kind" might be the most purely beautiful song I've ever heard, a perfect mix of 17th century organ and Robert Wyatt's sincerely emotive singing style. Oh and the rest is pretty great too.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 03/05/2012 18:03
A quintessential masterpiece of British psychedelia, I always enjoy every seconds of the album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for The Soft Machine

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
19. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
Back to Top