Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Variations: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band.
The best album credited to Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is Trout Mask Replica which is ranked number 236 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 7,624.
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band is ranked number 166 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 14,485 (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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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band best tracks
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.1/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 20.4.
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One of the most unique artists of all time.
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.
truly revelatory artists.
Awsome Progessive, Psychedelic and Exprimental Rock Band! Much Ahead of his time. A obligatory Band!
Just sound like a genius, sometimes I wonder why I love it so much, but then it just sweeps you up again
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.
one of the greatest avant garde artists of the 20th century
Like to say i get him but I don't. Unlike Zappa that i do get
At least i tried - maybe again some day
He's awesome...very honest and very much ahead of his time.
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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