Doc At The Radar Station (studio album) by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Doc At The Radar Station
Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 2,464th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 111 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (393rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,464th)
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Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station LP (VA 13148)
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Time left: 16h 43m 46s
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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND LP DOC AT THE RADAR STATION
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Time left: 18h 59m 57s
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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band ‎Doc At The Radar Station Japan Mini LP
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Doc At The Radar Station is ranked as the best album by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band.

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75/100 (from 111 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 24% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.5/100, a mean average of 72.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.4.

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From 07/17/2014 10:00
Beefheart's late period masterpiece. One of rock's (and incidentally, punk's) greatest albums.
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From 05/06/2012 01:16
Following a relatively fallow creative period for the Captain, the master returned to form with the album 'Shiny Beast'. In my opinion, as great a record as this record is, his follow-up, 'Doc At The Radar Station', is even better. This album is a kind of distillation of 'Trout Mask' for the post-punk generation. It is a record in which the Captain controlled many of the excesses of the former, but nevertheless lost none of his ascerbic wit and visceral brilliance. It's a though the master was purposely playing his post-punk students at their own game while simultaneously maintaining a respectful creative distance. Although the Captain had laid the template for the next generation a decade before, many uninformed observers might reasonably be mistaken for believing that with 'Doc', he was an immitator rather than an innovator. This ranks as one of the Captain's greatest ever achievements.
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From 02/28/2012 13:53
Personally, I love Trout Mask Replica very much, and it is just 2 spots behind this on my chart, but........nothing will ever truly beat this.
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