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

The best album credited to Frank Zappa is Hot Rats which is ranked number 212 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 8,648.

Frank Zappa is ranked number 78 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 28,902 (this takes into account any aliases or variations).

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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1969
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Total albums: 110. Page 1 of 11

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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 8 0%
1970s 17 0%
1980s 25 0%
1990s 21 0%
2000s 15 0%
2010s 22 0%
2020s 2 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 86 956%
Yes 24 267%
Live? Albums %
No 100 1,111%
Yes 10 9%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 108 1,200%
Yes 2 2%

Frank Zappa 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: 89 (248 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Hot Rats)
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Rating: 88 (238 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Hot Rats)
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Rating: 88 (64 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album One Size Fits All)
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Rating: 87 (95 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Apostrophe ('))
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Rating: 86 (90 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Apostrophe ('))
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Rating: 86 (184 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Hot Rats)
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Rating: 86 (134 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Freak Out!)
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Rating: 86 (55 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
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Rating: 86 (139 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Freak Out!)
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Rating: 85 (59 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Absolutely Free)
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Rating: 85 (43 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album One Size Fits All)
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Rating: 85 (84 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Apostrophe ('))
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Rating: 85 (167 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Hot Rats)
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Rating: 85 (39 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album One Size Fits All)
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Rating: 85 (101 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Apostrophe ('))
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Rating: 85 (38 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Sheik Yerbouti)
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Rating: 85 (47 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album One Size Fits All)
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Frank Zappa ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 173 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 84.4/100, a mean average of 83.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 15.9.

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From 01/13/2022 13:25
Genius..
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From 04/12/2019 14:28
At the present writing, Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention top my list of most featured artist on my personal wish list. I'm just starting to get into his albums but what I am familiar with indicates he/they may soon be added to my favorites.
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From 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 04/11/2018 12:27
a brilliant spirit in music history !!
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From 02/28/2018 07:54
Very unique. I am just getting into him. a total breath of fresh air
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From 10/05/2017 15:52
The ultimate genius in the history of modern music!
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From 08/29/2017 20:33
Zappa is a FREAK!!!
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From 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 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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