The Inner Mounting Flame (album) by Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Inner Mounting Flame
The Inner Mounting Flame by Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971)
Overall rank: 1,203rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 233 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1971 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (256th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,203rd)
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THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA JOHN McLAUGHLIN Inner Mounting Flame ORIG CBS LP MINT
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The Inner Mounting Flame by Mclaughlin, John; Mahavishnu Orchestra
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THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA-THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME 1971 COLUMBIA REC. LP
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The Inner Mounting Flame is ranked as the best album by Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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80/100 (from 233 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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90/100
From Grouse 03/15/2019 22:40
One of the essential and best fusion albums ever
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From Fischman 12/02/2018 19:43
Progressive, virtuoso album full of passion, fire, and grace. This album is a genuine fusion benchmark.
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From jdenny2018 05/17/2018 20:50
Musical orgasms abound!
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100/100
From glynspsa 01/20/2018 16:45
An orgasm for the ears. This instrumental beauty is relentless. A true sonic marvel. John McLaughlin is from another planet a truly magnificent guitar wizard. Jazz Fusion masterpiece. The keys and guitar mesh seamlessly to create such a lush soundscape rooted by some excellent drumming.
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60/100
From JoaoMoreira 04/18/2017 02:24
In this record The Mahavishnu Orchestra flutuates between nice melodic phrases and virtuoso showoff. For a musician, you can spot all of their musical tricks after a few listens and that's a boring cause there's not much more left than that.
Unlike Zappa, McLaughlin and Goodman are way to excited to tell stories within the solos even though they have good melodic moments together. They spent most of the time just shredding scales without any purpose.

Overall, you can hear their egos battling for the lead part.
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85/100
From byuzak 04/16/2017 11:56
The most important record for jazz/rock fusion. A lot of rocker people started to listen to jazz music after being fan of this band.
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95/100
From ctowner34 11/18/2016 04:55
Insanely frenetic. I sometimes prefer their less bombastic, orchestral albums but if you want to piss off your neighbors, open your windows & blare this.
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From splashfoop 08/21/2016 03:56
Sólo he de decir, que a pesar de mi exigua afición por la música Fusión de Jazz, me ha costado trabajo desdeñar este álbum, que con el tiempo y las escuchas sucesivas se ha convertido en uno de mis pocos favoritos del género.

Casi una obra maestra.
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90/100
From garycottier 08/06/2016 16:23
Like it's companion album, birds of fire, this is an essential recording from the fusion genre. Excellent.
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70/100
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