"I grab the mic like, "Are you experienced?" But I don't play the guitar, I play my cadence"

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See also: Frank Zappa And The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, The Mothers Of Invention, Zappa / Mothers.

The best album by Frank Zappa is Hot Rats which is ranked number 243 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 11,455.

Frank Zappa is ranked number 80 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 41,008.

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Frank Zappa official website: http://www.zappa.com

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Frank Zappa best albums

The following albums by Frank Zappa are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
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Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:11,455
Rank in 1960s40Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  83/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,258
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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We're Only In It For The MoneyUnited States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1968:11Rank Score:5,254
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  80/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Apostrophe (')United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1974Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1974:19Rank Score:2,486
Rank in 1970s228Overall Rank:979
Average Rating:  82/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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One Size Fits AllUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1975:22Rank Score:1,653
Rank in 1970s295Overall Rank:1,380
Average Rating:  80/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Joe's Garage Act lUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1979Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1979:27Rank Score:1,542
Rank in 1970s320Overall Rank:1,486
Average Rating:  79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Absolutely FreeUnited States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1967Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1967:27Rank Score:1,496
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,520
Average Rating:  80/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1969:45Rank Score:1,481
Rank in 1960s145Overall Rank:1,534
Average Rating:  78/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Sheik YerboutiUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1979Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1979:32Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 1970s349Overall Rank:1,611
Average Rating:  79/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Joe's Garage Act I, II & III
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United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1987Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1987:32Rank Score:1,250
Rank in 1980s280Overall Rank:1,755
Average Rating:  81/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 80

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Frank Zappa best tracks

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1.Peaches En Regalia
(from the album Hot Rats)
 89/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.Willie The Pimp
(from the album Hot Rats)
 89/100 (183 votes)
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3.Cosmik Debris
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 87/100 (68 votes)
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4.Apostrophe'
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 87/100 (64 votes)
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5.Inca Roads
(from the album One Size Fits All)
 87/100 (36 votes)
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6.Trouble Every Day
(from the album Freak Out!)
 87/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Son Of Mr. Green Genes
(from the album Hot Rats)
 86/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 86/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Plastic People
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 86/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Nanook Rubs It
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 86/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Bobby Brown Goes Down
(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
 86/100 (37 votes)
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12.Hungry Freaks, Daddy
(from the album Freak Out!)
 85/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Watermelon In Eastern Hay
(from the album Joe's Garage Acts ll & lll)
 85/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Uncle Remus
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 85/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.San Ber'dino
(from the album One Size Fits All)
 85/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Po-Jama People
(from the album One Size Fits All)
 85/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Sofa No. 2
(from the album One Size Fits All)
 85/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Brown Shoes Don't Make It
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 85/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.The Gumbo Variations
(from the album Hot Rats)
 84/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
(from the album Freak Out!)
 84/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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From DaVGManiac 07/05/2018 15:51
If there is one artist that truly defines the word "unique", it would be Frank Zappa. From upbeat comedy rock classics such as "Freak Out!", "Apostrophe (')", “Over-Nite Sensation” and "One Size Fits All", to complex jazz fusion records such as "Hot Rats" and "The Grand Wazoo", he and his backing band's legacy lives on in the hearts of many. This man went on to release 62 studio albums over the years, though his creativity started to fade after the disbandment of The Mothers of Invention in 1975. Still, most of the stuff released from 1966 up until the mid-70s were strong enough to earn him a place among the greatest.
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From panapsal 04/11/2018 12:27
a brilliant spirit in music history !!
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From Stover75 02/28/2018 07:54
Very unique. I am just getting into him. a total breath of fresh air
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From MW19704U 10/05/2017 15:52
The ultimate genius in the history of modern music!
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From suprisedkyou 08/29/2017 20:33
Zappa is a FREAK!!!
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From facu-janssen 03/27/2017 03:51
"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia."

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From pantoffeljoscha 01/15/2017 11:01
There is no appropriate rating for Frank Zappa. "Outstanding" is maybe a word that describes him. Outstanding as musician, as guitar player, as artist, as visonary, as person.
Totally underrated for his guitar works. His guitar solos are technically astonishing and suprising. He could play all different kinds of styles and tones. My personal favorite guitar player.
And the duo George Duke/Frank Zappa (together with Chester Thompson on drums) is unbeatable. What they did live on stage... You can't do that anymore. Impossible
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From Musyahid 02/06/2016 05:14
We need a million plastic people to rate him, to kick the beatless haha
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From Jasonconfused 11/17/2012 20:24
I love Frank Zappa so much! Not only as a musician, but as a person and philosopher. The size of his catalogue is intimidating. He wrote rock, jazz, guitar-oriented music, classical, blues, you name it! A very strange person but a very smart one too.
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