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The best album credited to Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is Trout Mask Replica which is ranked number 210 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 9,139.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is ranked number 153 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 16,334 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band best albums

The following albums by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1967
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Total albums: 29. Page 1 of 3

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 87 (140 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 84 (97 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Safe As Milk)
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Rating: 84 (94 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Safe As Milk)
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Rating: 84 (103 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Safe As Milk)
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Rating: 84 (129 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 83 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Doc At The Radar Station)
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Rating: 83 (108 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 82 (127 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 82 (111 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 82 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (106 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 81 (87 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Safe As Milk)
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Rating: 81 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Doc At The Radar Station)
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Rating: 81 (94 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Trout Mask Replica)
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Rating: 81 (19 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Clear Spot)
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Rating: 81 (88 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Safe As Milk)
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Rating: 81 (80 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Safe As Milk)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band ratings

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82/100 (from 104 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 20.4.

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From 11/22/2017 21:30
One of the most unique artists of all time.
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From 10/08/2017 18:40
Age has made me lazy. With TV shows, Zombies and Dragons have become my intellectual limit. With music, it is nearly, but not quite as bad. I don’t like being made to work hard while listening to music anymore. Normally I would quickly pass over the likes of Beefheart; because I don’t want to put the work in. But here i have, and props where it is due. These guys could play and Beefheart was clever. Trout Mask is a hard listen, but the thought that went in to it is evident. Safe as Milk is more my bag and is a fantastic album. When one of his tracks find me, often it is a live track, and what a brilliant live act. I rarely find myself not chillin’. A great talent who made the musical world a more interesting place. Has to be close to top marks.
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From 09/03/2017 11:12
truly revelatory artists.
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From 06/03/2015 19:40
Awsome Progessive, Psychedelic and Exprimental Rock Band! Much Ahead of his time. A obligatory Band!
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From 09/01/2014 12:38
Just sound like a genius, sometimes I wonder why I love it so much, but then it just sweeps you up again
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From 07/17/2014 10:12
To any music lover: get Trout Mask Replica, Lick My Decals Off Baby, Doc At The Radar Station and Safe As Milk immediately. Get Mirror Man, Shiney Beast, Clear Spot and Ice Cream For Crow years later when you've listened to all the previous albums hundreds of times. This guy, like Mingus, has produced a very huge amount of superb music.
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From 01/15/2014 02:46
one of the greatest avant garde artists of the 20th century
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From 11/03/2013 19:03
Like to say i get him but I don't. Unlike Zappa that i do get

At least i tried - maybe again some day
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From 05/21/2012 08:51
He's awesome...very honest and very much ahead of his time.
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From 01/23/2012 02:24
I see the genius, and I know how influential and trailblazing they were. Captain Beefheart explored avenues that no other band had approached. Several albums are indeed classics. If you can imagine, despite all this, he may be overrated. I find many in music circles speak highly of Captain Beefheart because they feel they should. If I had a dime for every hack who thought name-dropping Trout Mask Replica made him a bohemian music hipster... It's OK to be unfamiliar with his work. It's OK to 'not get it'. It doesn't make you a chump.
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