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One Nation Under A Groove

Funkadelic

1978

One Nation Under A Groove

Album Summary

One Nation Under a Groove is the tenth studio album by American funk rock band Funkadelic, released on September 22, 1978 on Warner Bros. Records. Recording sessions took place at United Sound Studio in Detroit, Michigan, with one song recorded live on April 15, 1978 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The album was the first album to include keyboardist and frequent songwriter Walter "Junie" Morrison. One Nation Under a Groove was Funkadelic's most commercially successful album, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Magazine Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, number 16 on the Billboard 200, and being certified platinum in the US. It reached number 58 in Canada. It was one of the band's most critically lauded albums, and ranks at or near the top of many "best album" lists in disparate genres. The album was later featured on Vibe magazine's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century list. The album is ranked number 177 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in both 2003 and 2012 editions, before moving to number 360 in the 2020 edition. The album is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Rating

3.4

Votes

5076

Genres

  • Funk
  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Soul
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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

The absolute pinnacle of funk, with a healthy blend of rock and psychedelia. I would give my left leg to be invited to a 1970's George Clinton party, and I don't even like parties.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

Another one that is so insanely elevated above the general pack. Not enough great music is also genuinely funny.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
4

Ce mélange de funk et de rock m'a parfaitement diverti à un moment où je faisais la vaisselle.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

Excellent album, plein de sonorités classiques et originales, paroles amusantes et réfléchies.

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Wed Jul 14 2021
5

Wonderful and fun, with such interesting layers and texture. No surprise to learn how influential this group and its related group, Parliament, are in the world of funk music and music generally. All the musicians are incredible, and I always gravitate guitar because that's the instrument I play, and wow, Mike Hampton and Gary Shider are superb.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Funk fathers

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

Such awesome sounds, one nation under a groove man. Incredible guitarmanship, rythems and bass lines make this musically tight. But it's the craziness the songs they go in place you don't expect all while a kind of dogmatic lyrics of absurdness play out. You cannot underestimate one bands devotion to one word and one concept Funk and this is it.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
3

It didn't inspire me to dance in the office at 10am on a Monday morning. Top funk would have. The whole office would be up off their seats, with every demographic represented, in a rainbow-coalition of dancing.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

Fried ice cream is a reality!

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

I want the funk.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Best funk album is a deserved title. Would be a 4.5 just because I couldn't listen on spotify, and availability should matter.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

no había escuchado este disco, me doy asco. perdón. maravilla.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
5

Great! Get it Spotify!

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Me encanta el funky y no conocía a este grupo

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

I haven't listened to this before, and didn't expect to like it, but it's fantastic.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

No lo encontré en Spotify (?), espero que lo que escuché en yt haya sido el bueno. De cualquier forma me gustó un montón, tiene una vibra muy animada (a ratos como para estar pachecx), buen ritmo y mezclas interesantes.

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Sat Jul 10 2021
5

FRIED ICE-CREAM IS A REALITY Made back when they knew how to name music the right way. I mean cmon "promentalshitbackwashpsychosis"??? Nobody will ever be this cool again

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Wooooow. I wish this one was on Spotify. Never listened to these before but absolutely crushing it

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Groovy dude.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Man this just cooks. How dies Prince become Prince without George Clintin leading the way. Also some of the best guitar work ever committed to vinyl. This live versiom of Maggot Brain left me breathless. A 5-star album

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

not currently available on spotify

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Great album. Great musicianship. Love it. Where has this been all my life?

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Practically flawless funk album. Only previously heard Maggot Brain, so this felt much more traditional. All the tracks are flawless. Didn't even notice how long they were until I needed to use the bathroom but decided not until the song was over. Rock comes in the later tracks. I was a little nervous because Eddie Hazel wasn't in this album, but no, this guitarist is insane. Works really well creating the funk rhythm. Vocals are superb. It's a whole crowd having fun, full of humor and energy. All the vocals, rhythm, and instruments work in harmony together. Everyone works together to create what I consider to be the pinnacle of funk. Gets milder in the last two tracks but still great tracks. Favorite tracks: "One Nation Under a Groove", "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad"

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Sun Oct 10 2021
5

Zoals ze zelf zingen kan een funkband ook rock-muziek spelen. Heel tof album

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Great, I just wish this was on Spotify so I could listen to it regularly. 9/10

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Sat Nov 13 2021
5

One word, Funky.

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Sun Nov 14 2021
5

Absolutely brilliant. You can feel the influence dripping off every note in this album and it doesn't take much to trace that influence directly or indirectly to every other album by any other group since. The power of not giving a fuck what's expected.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

One of my all time favorite albums...each song a banger.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

Not my bag

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Mon Jan 03 2022
5

Do you pled allegiance to the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk? Album incredibil de funky si amuzant dar si foarte simbolic

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

This album is like balm for the soul. The funk rock is just what I needed on this Friday.

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

Excellence

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

The funk will never die

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

A little hard to find at first but the songs were amazing.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

I am certainly grooving

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

Who says a jazz band can't play dance music? Who says a rock band can't play funk? Who says a funk band can't play rock? Real simple, real groovy, real funky. Fantastic Funkadelic music from front to back.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
5

Can hear the influence on early Red Hot Chilli Peppers and a ton of Prince . More funky than Psychedelic , but definitely unique . Funkadelic stand in a league of their own stylistically ; moreover , the musicianship is next to none . Some solid bass playing and jam out sessions by all.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Track 3 Side 1 Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

melhor do funkadelic junto com maggot brain

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

6 estrelas foda se

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Funky and sexy

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Sat Mar 26 2022
5

Great album of course, Who says a funk band and the title song are two of the best Funkadelic songs ever. must have been great to go to a Funkadelic concert in the seventies..

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Sat Mar 26 2022
5

Bummer that this isn’t available on Apple Music because I really love this album! I listened to it on YouTube though and it is as funky as one would hope. I love the title track (and have for decades), but there were a lot of other great songs on here. I love getting my day funked up like this!

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Sat Mar 26 2022
5

I will be happy to jump on the funkalicious Funkadelic bus just for the funk of it anytime!!! YES!

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Thu Apr 14 2022
5

Buenísimos !!! Ya los conocía pero escucharlos detenidamente me ha encantado.

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Fri Apr 15 2022
5

Classic funk album, classic

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Tue Apr 19 2022
5

Pretty great live/studio funk record that I had to go to YouTube to hear. It’s a shame, as this album has an entire collection of funky sounds, grooves and riffs to last the entire hour run-time. Great instrumentation, as to be expected from Funkadelic. Standout is the penultimate track, with its extended guitar solo, and mournful sound that perfectly encapsulates the negative feelings described throughout in the lyrics.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
5

A classic start to finish.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
5

All time fave.

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Fri May 06 2022
5

Really loved this album, and need to dive more into Funkadelic and their later collaborations.

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Tue May 24 2022
5

Love funkadelic. For some reason, not on amazon music

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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

Always funky, always groovy.

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

I don't even need to listen to this again to tell you that it's great. I mean, I will listen to it again. But that's mainly because it's great, not because it's on the list.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
5

Some of the best guitar playing I’ve ever heard. Great vocals and harmonies. Blown away by this album. So full of energy. Standouts: One Nation Under A Groove, Grooveallegiance, Who Says a Funk…, Promental…, p.e. squad, maggot brain

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

So wide you can't get around it So low you can't get under it So high you can't get over it

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

This is a blast. I've always favored Parliament, but Funkadelic is no slouch. It's a gem. The only flaw is that it isn't on Spotify. Good thing I happen to own it. Classic album. I don't know how anyone wouldn't like it. Seriously.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Great background music

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

This isn't just one of the great funk albums ever but it is also one of the greatest GUITAR albums of all time. The playing is absolutely sublime as well as tasteful. What an album. I can't understand why it is so difficult to find on streaming services. 5 stars

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Never fails to deliver!!!

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Awesome groovy/funky album! Love the vibe, the sound and the lyrics. I'll remember this one for sure!

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

Funking brilliant

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

Un disco importantissimo, che frulla insieme funk, soul, rock e disco music. Consiglio anche Maggior Brain, sempre loro.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

There's a track on this one called The Doo Doo Chasers so what else do you want to know

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Sun Sep 25 2022
5

Because this album is one of a kind, weird and eccentric like nothing you've ever heard, because it has positive energy, because there are so many talented people contributing in so many different ways, because it makes me wanna get up and dance! and because I remember it fondly from my youth, I'm gonna give it a rare 5! So fun to dance and sing along to.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

i love funk

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Couldn't find actual album but listened to some similar songs which were good

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Very fun upbeat album, every artist on it does a phenomenal job

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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Title track, Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!, Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers), Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!) are all standouts. Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet!) grabs you from the beginning as the heavy guitar riff that opens it stands out immediately. P.E. Squad/Doo Doo Chasers is a good closer - still funky but slower in tempo allowing for a cooldown. Great album start to finish - expectedly funky, unexpectedly funny. Funkadelic was the more experimental half of the P-Funk banner, and a lot of psych-rock influences are apparent. Why isn't this on any streaming service?

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Sat Nov 05 2022
5

I love the spirit of Funkadelic. Some of the most unfiltered musical expression you'll ever hear.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

It's rare to have a funk album that you can just put on in the background and enjoy. This was one that you could enjoy if you pay attention or if you just want something to listen to while you're doing other things.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
5

cant listen on Spotify which is really annoying because its one of my favourite albums of all time. I would sell my soul to funkadelic

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Wed Jul 14 2021
4

I guess I’m supposed to love this. I really like funk and this is one for the most famous, seminal fuck albums of all time. I kind of liked it but it honestly just doesn’t grab me.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
4

Funky and fun and impossible to resist dancing to. Maggot Brain came earlier in this project and this isn't as awesome as that album, but is still a great listen. These guys, despite being the epitome of the 70s, never sound dated, and give everything they have on every track.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Hard to find

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Classic

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

I like George Clinton I like Parliament I like Funkadelic But I'm still waiting for George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic https://youtu.be/vdj5Ts8asdQ

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Pues no es un álbum al que regresaré, pero tiene buenos momentos y es divertido en general, de repente muy rockero. En realidad me gustaron tres canciones: la titular, "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!" y ese medley en vivo muy bueno igual. 7.5/10

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Wed May 05 2021
4

It's very clear how much this album influenced many modern songs. This is not exactly my preferred music style, but it's very easy to understand why this is a complete classic.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Psychedelic Freak Funkrock, frisch vom Mutterschiff - wem da nicht Hose und Hirn platzen, der ... sollte sich mal die eine anziehen und das andere ausknipsen, oder? Mich jedenfalls kickt diese in ihrer ernsthaften Albernheit und Weirdness ja auch wahnsinnig integrative, einfach alle Völker rauschartig verschmelzende Sex- und Koks- und LSD-Mischung ("One Nation Under A Groove", remember?) mit zunehmendem Alter immer mehr. Weiß auch nicht warum, aber so isses ja nun mal. Da passiert einfach so viel! Herrlich, wie es überall schengelt und bumst an Deck, und blubbert und quietscht und lickt und wie die größte Angst darin besteht, von einem Sandwich gegessen zu werden: bitte beamen Sie mich hoch, denn who says an old white cis male can't jump? Abgesehen davon natürlich auch beeindruckend: die bei aller Verpeiltheit schiere technische Perfektion (das Live Medley, meine Güte!), die aber nie auch nur in die Nähe von kaltem Muckertum gerät. In dem Zusammenhang allerdings auch anzumerken: gegen Ende wird's mir mit der P E Squad ein bisschen ZU verpeilt. Aber hey: sonnige 4 Punkte schicken wir auf jeden Fall ins All!

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Thu May 13 2021
4

No lo sé, Rick. Chido, pero una hora de sonidos tan similares no me hace querer regresar al disco. Me gustó who says a funk band can't play rock y ese bonus track final que rompe un poco la monotonía. De repente me sonó a talking heads algunas partes Mood: pachecón-rockeron.

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Sat Mar 20 2021
4

Excellent

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

I really like this. Funky, interesting and a lot like maggot brain.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

I sometimes eat mice.

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

I used to have the title track of this album on a couple of playlists years ago, but never heard much more by Funkadelic. I still absolutely love the title track and there were also some more good parts on this album, especially Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock and the live track Maggot Brain which both have some sick guitars. It's not the kind of music I want to listen to for too long in one go or particularly often. But for every once in a while it's pretty good.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Good funk rock. Pity about the dross that is "Promental..."

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

ой, сначала подумал «ну понятно» и скептически подошёл. но где-то ближе к середине меня сломало. пиздец охуенные запилы же. ну и грув реально ПРИСУТСТВУЕТ моднейший по тем временам. конечно, мне легче вот такую музыку воспринимать в использовании каких-нибудь Ламаров-хуемаров, когда всё это адекватится современной обработкой. Но всё-таки не могу не признать, что душевное музло и с немалой долей угара, что уважабельно (посмотреть на названия хотя бы). В общем норм, с удовольствием бы на часок зачиллить под эту тему с тугим блантом (зачеркнуто) с бутылкой вискарика или типа того. 8/10, пусть его

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Creative, irreverent & topical.

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Sat Apr 17 2021
4

Just a collection of bangers.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Ooh I like a bit of funk!!

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Gotta have that funk

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Sun May 16 2021
4

Absolute banger. Legitimate album to listen to before you die - not just for itself but also for everything else that came after: No G Funk, Daisy Age hip hop or Neptunes prosecutions without this band. And it’s just so damn funky - impossible to stay still when listening to this. There are a few tracks that overstay their welcome ("Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers)"). But overall an absolute classic.

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Thu May 20 2021
4

Said funk way too much

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

Funkeyh

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Nice songs!!

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Fri Jul 16 2021
4

Fried Ice Cream is a reality!

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Sun Jul 04 2021
4

noice

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

I don’t know anything about this band or record. But I’ll “get down just for the funk of it.” I don’t know this for certain but there have to be people in this band who played with the Talking Heads in the 80s. Yep. Just looked it up. Bernie Worrell. Synth player on Stop Making Sense. This is probably less conducive to listening while working because it deserves to be played loud at 2:30 am, when you’ve really decided to make a real night of it… Highlights: One Nation Under a Groove; the title “Maggot Brain.”

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Mon Aug 16 2021
4

Groovy, still wanna get funked up

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

I honestly didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. Funk and rock fused into something wonderful. Energetic and kept me going throughout the work day.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Funky! A little too funky at times - I mean, not every word in the song needs to be, or rhyme with, "funk" - but otherwise really fun. The back stretch of the album lost lyrics altogether and went down the path of awesome solos.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
4

Fantastic funk with psychedelic prog rock leanings.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

I was surprised to learn that Eddie Hazel had nothing to do with this record. The P-Funk roster is DEEP. Obviously this is funky, but there's a prog rock thing happening here that's super interesting. A couple of the tracks (especially the bits with the repetitive call and response) fell flat for me. Best track: One Nation Under A Groove

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

Yeah this was very funky and had some great tracks in there, also my favorite song title ever

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Thu Sep 16 2021
4

I definitely like this. It felt more energetic and and varied than other funk I frequently come across. another one where context and recent albums come into play. It's a 3.5 for me, but when I compare it to the Parliament from the other day, I liked this a fair bit more. I think I'll bump it to a 4 because of that.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
4

Full funk, with plenty of long tracks so you can feel the groove all the way through. Only available on spotify and youtube, oddly. This is a high 4 star album for me.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

Worth the odyssey it took to find it

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

7/10. Funky

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

pretty good. i found it interesting how many elements of hard rock this incorporated, but i'm not sure if i liked that. 7/10

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

This was fun and took some unexpected detours. If you came here for funk (and let’s be honest- of course you did) you won’t be disappointed. But the band plays rock just as well - even getting into prog rock territory on Side Two of the album! Fave tracks: “One Nation Under a Groove” “Lunchmeataphobia (Think! it ain’t illegal yet!)” “Who says a Funk Band Can’t play Rock?”

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Outstandingly funky, but of course it would be. Entertaining, eclectic and electrifying.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

I like the funk

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Fried ice cream is a reality!

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Alot of fun to listen to

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Great funk album with prog rock influences Favorite Track: One Nation Under a Groove Relisten: Yes

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Sun Dec 05 2021
4

Very funky, and very good

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Excellent - other than the title track i'd never given Funkadelic much attention. Some fantastic guitar action going on both lead and bass! Will be revisiting for sure and it may even get added to the vinyl wants list!

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

Funkabbestia, davvero un gran bel groove.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

They had me at "Musical Bowel Movement". I'm going to need George Clinton to resolve all of the license issues he has with our go-to streaming services, because this thing slaps and slaps hard. As of this writing, the only way you can listen to this album in its entirety is on YouTube, which, is fine I guess. I seriously considered buying a physical copy of the album on vinyl or CD. Maybe that's what George Clinton wants from all of us. If that's the case, we shouldn't argue with the Godfather of Funk.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Funk con bastantes toques de rock.

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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

Funky

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Excellent funk

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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

Well, I didn't realize how much I enjoyed funk and disco until I started listening to this album list. This album is just delightful to listen to.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Pretty cool old funk album. Probably would've been a 3 or 3.5 for me, but the final groove on Maggot Brain to end the album was so sick it pushes this one over the line to a 4 for me! front and back cover artwork also whip ass.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Cool, funky, of course groovy and a lot mellower than I anticipated. Probably my first run at listening to an entire Parliament album. Good+.

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

Damn! Pretty cool. Songs are kind of long though. Found El Michels Affair after listening to related songs.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Nice album funk, quasiment un côté progressif dedans qui rend ça intéressant.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Aside from the overused funk/groove wordplay, and being about 20 mins too long - I enjoyed the album.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

An enjoyable funk album with some of the better elements of disco music. I like that the overall vibe is lightweight and even a bit humourous, with an emphasis on FUN (perhaps even tongue in cheek). I loved things like the doowop backing vocals on Groove allegiance and the song titles themselves. Overall I felt like I was listening to an album length version of Sly & Family Stone 'Dance to the Music', which is a good thing!

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Groovy baby

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Okay, I can dig this. The one about poop was a little weird, but overall a funky little record.

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Sat Feb 12 2022
4

Funky

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

I got to see Parliament Funkadelic in the early 2000s. Was epic, but I don't think I fully understood the history of the group. This Funkadelic album did a lot for music a the funk scene. They made it fun, while also addressing some issues. A great live version of Maggot Brain, which (to me) is the best song they've produced. It's just so dense. Rarely do I sit down and really listen to a Funkadelic album front to back and I wasn't sure if I'd really enjoy the whole ride. I did. I did enjoy the ride.

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Fuuuuunky as hell

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

My sort of genre ! An interesting mix of tunes, my favourite being the 1st track of course. Consequently has to be 4* I think.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

Greatt

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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

This is not my favorite Funkadelic album, but that being said, this album is still pretty great. It opens strong and features call backs to earlier songs and lyrically expands the George Clinton universe a bit more. This album is joyous and lighter than Maggot Brain yet still has some absolutely phenomenal bass lines and arrangements.

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Sun Mar 06 2022
4

This was just fun. It’s been years drive I listened to a funk album. This was a great one to listen too.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

"One Nation Under A Groove" is tirelessly energetic, relentlessly funky and has to be one of the best parties of the 1970s. It radiates positivity, optimism and fun for most of its running time, at the hands of George Clinton and the vast roster of incredible musicians. The album was released originally as a 40 minute set before a bonus EP was added with a great live edition of "Maggot Brain": I've focused just on the original LP here. For its entire seven and a half minutes, the title track never lets up. From its bouncy bassline to the various vocal hooks rippling through it, it's infinitely danceable and impossible to resist. Next, the sprightly "Groovallegiance" brings some levity (Bernie Worrell knocking it out of the park with an uncomplicated keyboard solo, and Clinton with some beautiful falsetto in the verses). "Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock" is another prime cut: a Hendrix-esque riff transforming into a celebration of musical inclusivity and genre diversity. The band pull off the amazing feat of stuffing the arrangements to the rafters with overlapping lead parts, flourishes and production tricks, but leave room for spontaneity in the energetic performances. As an ensemble, they lock together perfectly and keep the songs feeling fresh throughout, despite the length of many of them. There's also a great sense of humour and playfulness running throughout the whole record, but the scales only tip slightly too far with "Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis", the only place the record loses some credibility for me. This jam is long and unfocused by comparison, in an awkward jumble of spoken word prayer with the makings of a lovely soul ballad in the background. I'm too prudish to enjoy hearing about a musical bowel movement to clear my mental diarrhoea. Whether they thought of it as a novel metaphor, a parody of evangelism or just a joke, it just brings down the impact for me. Despite this, though, as a whole it's a sheer delight. The power of Funkadelic is such that they're enough to make you believe fried ice cream really could be a reality.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

this is great, funk music but every songs tries to really put something new out. Opening track is just a great song and the rock and roll one is cool too

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

Pretty good, though I did not like it as much as Maggot Brain. The presence of a live version of Maggot Brain as a bonus track on this album made this even more evident.

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

Enjoyed a lot of this, got a little tired of it in places. But it does contain one of my favorite lyrics of all time, “The fear of being eaten by a sandwich.”

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

Belle découverte. Visiblement une forte influence sur Prince.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Love this, superb funk/rock blend

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

tema la taille de la note que j’aurais mis si j’avais pas du l’écouter sur youtube

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Like damn, yeah, cool and funky and good

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Really fun album to listen to. Super dance-able and still has some meaning behind the creative lyrics. I just wish it was on Spotify so I could come back to it easily. 7/10

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Wed Apr 27 2022
4

This is not a reviews, but Id like to read about the album @ wikipedia One Nation Under a Groove is the tenth studio album by American funk rock band Funkadelic, released on September 22, 1978 on Warner Bros. Records. Recording sessions took place at United Sound Studio in Detroit, Michigan, with one song recorded live on April 15, 1978 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The album was the first album to include keyboardist and frequent songwriter Walter "Junie" Morrison. One Nation Under a Groove was Funkadelic's most commercially successful album, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Magazine Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, number 16 on the Billboard 200, and being certified platinum in the US. It reached number 58 in Canada. It was one of the band's most critically lauded albums, and ranks at or near the top of many "best album" lists in disparate genres. The album was later featured on Vibe magazine's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century list. The album is ranked number 177 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in both 2003 and 2012 editions, before moving to number 360 in the 2020 edition. The album is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

Funk-rock. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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Sun May 08 2022
4

Just what it says

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Tue May 10 2022
4

I don't know what I was expecting but this album is insane. Like, made by people I'm pretty sure are actually insane. Also... kind of a jam?

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Tue May 17 2022
4

This review for one nation under a re-groove since this album is hard to find

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Sun Jun 19 2022
4

Effortlessly funky and cool. There are just so many influences going on here and in turn it influenced those after it. A great sound.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

4.5

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Funk-rock. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Really solid. So much funk, great blend of guitar and other instruments. I really gotta go out and listen to more of George Clinton's work. If anything, the tracks didn't all need to be so long because they didn't vary that much as the songs went along. Still, the title track is a beauty. Groovallegiance has a cool reggae sound and these guys are absolutely right on Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock (they just kill it). The 4th track is annoying with the echo singing and scat motif so it's hard to enjoy the really good guitar work. Into You and Cholly bring it back though not quite as good as side one. I'm not sure I really count the bonus tracks but Maggot Brain has quickly become one of my favorite guitar solo songs of all time. The recorded version on the album of the same name is amazing (so much emotion in Edward Hazel's guitar). And then the guitar work in Lunchmeataphobia is soooo heavy - love it. Waffled between a 4 and 5 (song length and hard to listen to track 4 vs. giving serious weight to the awesome bonus tracks).

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

Great mix here of rock with the funk. As the one song says "who says a funk band can't play rock?" It's obvious where bands like Fishbone & RHCP get their chops from. The guitar solo on Maggot Brain is aMAZing. All hail Funkadelic! Reviews do talk about their owing a lot to progressive rock. I don't know if I see that as much. I see them owing more to jam bands than anything else, longer rock solos and instrumentals are not necessarily only linked to progressive rock. I mean, live versions of "Dazed and Confused" go on (and on and on...) for a half and hour. Even with that, it was really good. I had it on on a long car ride, but I did not get a chance to really *listen* so I listened to it again and really appreciated what was going on there. Definitely one I will come back to. Maybe a 4.3 or 4.4, one that is going on the list to purchase.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

Protomatic or whatever that DOO DOO squad song is goes crazy. Pretty fire all the way through. Cool version of Maggot Brain. The bass and guitars are on point.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

An enjoyable bit of Funk Rock. Favorites: "One Nation Under a Groove", "Groovalegiance", "Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!"

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Katten det svänger!!

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Had to listen on YouTube so no idea as far as which songs I liked most, but definitely enjoyed the funk. Heard a lot of the west coast rap origins within this album too, since P-Funk was highly influential in building that sound.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

One Nation Under A Groove - 5/10 Groovallegiance - 9/10 Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock? - 10/10 Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo Doo Chasers) - 10/10 Into You - 10/10 Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll!) - 10/10 Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet!) - 8/10 P.E. Squad/DooDoo Chasers (”Going All-The-Way Off” Instrumental) - 7/10 Maggot Brain (Live) - 9/10

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

Good album, good bass lines and harmonies, solid jamming, worth another listen. Just wish it was easier to find now that it’s out of print

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Pretty much what I think of when I think of funk. This album somehow feels retro and futuristic at the same time in the best way. Love it.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

This album is literally what I think of when I hear the word funk. I can't really describe it beyond, "it is just so funky". Great album.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
4

There's so much going on in pretty much every one of these songs - yet it doesn't seem messy or scattered. Each part, each instrument, each voice - sits just right in the arrangement and the mix. Sure it's funky, but in many (most?) places I'd call this rock - even progressive in parts? there are a lot of complex musical passages in here to keep the interest up just where you might think it's about to become repetitive. Killer lead guitar almost throughout the entirety of the record. Contains more than enough weirdness to make it classic Funkadelic yet is oddly accessible, even if to my ears there was absolutely nothing that could have been a hit single (although from online accounts this was their biggest selling album so what do I know). Fun and great party (or probably stoner) music :) 7/10 4 stars.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

lo confieso, la de 10 minutos no la he escuchado, todas las demás me han gustado mucho, no es mi estilo del todo, lo escucharía en momentos específicos pero eso no le resta valor.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Couldn’t find the complete album. But Funky single though.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Another band like Gil Scott-Heron that I've wanted to explore more of, I love Maggot Brain and didn't really know what else to check out by these guys. This was a really fun listen, Promentalshitbackwash... was a great track despite the name Will listen again

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Psychadelic. Must listen on next mushie trip.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Shame this one isn’t on Apple Music because I love Funkadelic! George Clinton was just such a genius - he was excellent at finding perfect roles for every instrument. Really cool record that only gets 4 stars because of its unavailability and because it isn’t quite as good as Maggot Brain.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

The magic of 70's funk. I loved it.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
4

Maggot Brain is the netter record *****

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Extremely funky album. This inspired tons of music moving forward and I'd be shocked if this hasn't been sampled hundreds of Times since it's release. Very awesome album all the way through

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

In generale non sono un amante del funk, ma devo dire che ho apprezzato molto l’originalità di quest’album, soprattutto per il sound che ricorda molto Frank Zappa.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Bel sound degli anni '70 :) Lo ascolterei ancora.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

A fun Monday morning album. Not on Spotify, had to use YouTube.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Really cool album. Too bad it isn't more accessible since you can't find it on Spotify. Favourite songs from the album: One Nation Under Groove, Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet!), Maggot Brain

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Sat Oct 01 2022
4

It funking rocks hard

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Funky & fantastically arranged. These are some skilled & talented artists, and I can hear where Prince got a lot of his sound from. I've just added this album to my library. 4.5

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Groovy stuff, funky rhythms, and surprisingly inventive melodies. Feel like it earned it's. 4/5

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Tue Oct 11 2022
4

Arguably one of the greatest funk jams of all times!!

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Could only listen to title track on Spotify

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

7/10 Honestly could be better (or worse) because it’s my first album using this website. A lot of solid tracks, with a couple of great ones. I havn’t listened to a lot of funk, but I am intrigued and exited to listen to more.

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

This album is super awesome

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Great funk rock, love maggot brain

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Sat Nov 05 2022
4

I like da funk.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
4

Really fun, super creative. Way more variety and just plain quirkiness than I thought there would be coming in. I was thinking a strong 3, but the guitar solo on the last track converted me to a totally new religion.

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Sat Nov 05 2022
4

Not spending a ton of time with this...can't really figure out why this album is considered better than others by Funkadelic. It's a bit more jam-based, I guess. More "grooves" and sick instrumentals. Great sense of humor. Dancier, certainly. It's good. But I don't know. I kind of prefer Maggot Brain and Standing on the Verge Of Getting it On. Maybe it's because this, as a late-70s cut, was dancier? Also, it appears to be the best performing Funkadelic record which tells something of the story. Whatever the case, I'm probably more likely to revisit other P-Funk records. But still very groovy, indeed. I'll give it a 4 just because I think it will grow on me with time.

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

Lace up dem skates and get funky wit it!! get on the good foot!

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Thu Dec 01 2022
4

My first introduction to funk! Loved it :-)

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

4.0

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Thu Mar 18 2021
3

the album wasn't on spotify/youtube

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

Jo jo funky... Men meget lange og lige lovlig fjollet og underlige. Æv

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Sat May 29 2021
3

Getting down just for the funk of it.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
3

Sound is cool, can see it's influence on lots of other bands and genres. Lyrics are a tad one dimensional, they love singing that they have the funk. Enjoyed it.

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

Pretty awesome. 3 stars.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
3

Funky, africano.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

Pöppig poppig. Cool eingespielt und doch nervt das selbstreferenzielle Tool Kit und Monophrasische (Funk Funk Funk und nochmals Funk). Und immer dieser oktroyierte Frohsinn eines Kindergeburtstages oder Büttensitzung. Rette mich in die langsamen Nummern wie „Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad“ oder das stompy-fette „Who says a Funk Band can’t play Rock?!“ Trotz ultraschlimmen Cover gibt es: Funk-fersöhnliche 2.5

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

couldn't listen on spotify

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

3.6 + The blend of genres, the communal feel, and the sheer funk - you can't deny the ambition and scope of vision here. Purely as a listening experience, though, it can get tiring to wade through some of the extended jam sessions. For me, it sometimes sounds too crowded. I'm a bigger fan of "Maggot Brain" as a more coherent record, though it's not as accomplished as a funk record or amalgam of genres.

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