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See also: The Mothers of Invention.

The best album by Frank Zappa is Hot Rats which is ranked number 244 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 9,400.

Frank Zappa is ranked number 79 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 35,639.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Hot RatsUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1969Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1969:12Rank Score:9,400
Rank in 1960s41Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  83/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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2.

We're Only In It For The MoneyUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1968Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1968:11Rank Score:4,724
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  81/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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3.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,368
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

Apostrophe (')United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1974Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1974:24Rank Score:1,702
Rank in 1970s259Overall Rank:1,164
Average Rating:  82/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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5.

Joe's Garage Act lUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1979Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1979:23Rank Score:1,573
Rank in 1970s283Overall Rank:1,242
Average Rating:  79/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Over-Nite SensationUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1973Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1973:35Rank Score:1,446
Rank in 1970s298Overall Rank:1,324
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Absolutely FreeUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1967Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1967:26Rank Score:1,433
Rank in 1960s130Overall Rank:1,333
Average Rating:  80/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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One Size Fits AllUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1975Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1975:25Rank Score:1,416
Rank in 1970s301Overall Rank:1,348
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Sheik YerboutiUnited States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1979Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1979:26Rank Score:1,337
Rank in 1970s311Overall Rank:1,421
Average Rating:  78/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Uncle MeatUnited States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1969Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1969:47Rank Score:1,001
Rank in 1960s162Overall Rank:1,804
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Overall band rank: 79

This may not be a complete discography for Frank Zappa. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Frank Zappa best tracks

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1.Peaches En Regalia
(from the album Hot Rats)
 89/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.Willie The Pimp
(from the album Hot Rats)
 89/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.Cosmik Debris
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 86/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.Plastic People
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 86/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.Apostrophe'
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 86/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.Trouble Every Day
(from the album Freak Out!)
 85/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Son Of Mr. Green Genes
(from the album Hot Rats)
 85/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Flakes
(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
 85/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Bobby Brown Goes Down
(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
 84/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Brown Shoes Don't Make It
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 84/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Hungry Freaks, Daddy
(from the album Freak Out!)
 84/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.The Gumbo Variations
(from the album Hot Rats)
 84/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Montana
(from the album Over-Nite Sensation)
 84/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 84/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Inca Roads
(from the album One Size Fits All)
 84/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.I'm The Slime
(from the album Over-Nite Sensation)
 84/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
 84/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Big Leg Emma
(from the album Absolutely Free)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Nanook Rubs It
(from the album Apostrophe ('))
 83/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Watermelon In Eastern Hay
(from the album Joe's Garage Acts ll & lll)
 83/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Frank Zappa ratings

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85/100 (from 123 votes)
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"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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From junodog4 07/26/2012 15:23
What is often overshadowed by his clever tongue-in-cheek delivery is how brilliant Zappa and the mothers were with their musicianship. He was a real perfectionist... Listen to their parts on their albums. Try to play along. These guys were top notch. Zappa was amazing. RIP, Frank. Right now he's trying to teach Moses, Gandhi and Einstein how to jam.
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From electraburn 07/10/2012 13:15
He could have been a serious musician if he ever grew up. I'm glad in his 52 years he never grew up!
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From RSH 06/28/2012 05:50
Very unique artist! There are few people like him around
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From 5thbeatle 06/23/2012 19:47
He woulda made an outstanding president.
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From 5thbeatle 04/22/2012 16:19
Is it possible to be too clever and witty? I would love to see 'Joes Garage' on Broadway, fcuk Green Day the musical. Zappa IS a legend.
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