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Maggot Brain

Funkadelic

1971

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Maggot Brain

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3.61

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5

Oh, Funkadelic. This is exactly what I wanted to listen to on a Monday morning. This album is absolutely genre-defining. It's almost like George Clinton and his boys were looking at their contemporaries and saying, "Sure you can rock. Sure you got soul. Sure, you're funky? But how far are you willing to go?" And the answer was: not as far as Funkadelic. This albums pushes the boundaries of what was rock/funk/soul/psychadelic music at the time. The opening guitar riff of the album on the title track "Maggot Brain" is a face-melting. 9-minute shred worthy of Hendrix. The guitar tones on this whole album are phenominal. They range from sharply atmosheric to heart-poundinly organic. The tracks are a bit all over the place and thee album lacks cohesion but, even so, manages to work as a whole unit of expression. Much of that is due to George Clinton's peculiar lyrical contribution which, in keeping with the psycadelic/funk ethos, are sparse but pointed most of the time, highlighting culture, race, drug-addled nihilism, and sheer, pleasure-seeking, self-serving abandon.

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5

This is my second PFunk album in less than a week and man-oh-man. The title track alone merits its five stars, I mean, who sends a guitarist into a session and tells them to play like their mother just died? Very deep funk album that doesn't show the funky side that they will become, but this is my style.

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5

Wow! I'm blown away. This album was released a month before I was, and it kicks some serious ass. It's unmistakenly a funk album but it rocks out way more than most rock and metal albums ever did. I knew nothing of this album, had heard none of it, and now I'm a bit in love. Fantastic stuff, and that title track... oh my.

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3

When it comes to the two-sided coin that is Parliament-Funkadelic, it appears that my preference falls heavily on the Parliament side. This was a 7 track rock album (don't let the band name fool you) clocking in at around 37 minutes of runtime. The album is bookended by two 10-minute songs, the first being one long guitar solo with minimal instrumental backing, and the last being mostly an instrumental, frenetic jam filled with tons of off-putting sound effects, including cows mooing and loud, juicy farts. Seriously. That leaves 5 tracks spanning a mere 17 minutes as the meat of the album. One of those songs has a strange metallic instrument warbling the entire song, which kind of ruins it. The remaining 4 songs were good and groovy, but this is easily the most bipolar album I've listened to so far. How do you rate an album made of only 1 star and 4 star songs? My personal enjoyment: 3/5 Did it belong on this list: 5/5

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5

Now we're talking! MOTHER EARTH IS PREGNANT FOR THE THIRD TIME AND YALL DONE KNOCKED HER UP! I call this Progressive Funk and it kicks ass. This is a 9/10 album and it is so close to a full 10. Maggot Brain (the song) is a masterpiece that never gets old and the next few songs are super radio friendly. I love the bass singer in "can you get to that" - he just makes it. Where the album falls flat is back in our minds (short, forgettable filler) and Wars of Armageddon. I love wierd shit, but this song is just grating. Fart sounds, yelling, cuckoo clocks... would it have been so hard to reprise maggot brain as a closer? That would have kept it classy. So close to greatness - I end this album at Super Stupid. The bonus tracks are great, though i don't count them in this review.

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5

Guitar goes whéeeeerreeaaaarrrgh

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5

The magic that is the year 1971. I wonder if it's a self-fulfilling prophecy at this point--I just expect 1971 albums to be amazing so I make them so in my mind? Nope. Can't be that. I was slain from the opening track, with that psychedelic, apocalyptic guitar. I've rarely heard anything so soothing and hypnotic. Eddie Hazel, where did you learn to play like that? The rest of the album is pretty great, the other high point being "Super Stupid", but nothing compares to the epic opening track. It's like it opened a door to another realm. Dude's playing his guitar as if his mother had just died, just as instructed.

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4

I love this album. Perfect funk. Wars of Armageddon was a weird one. Experimental but I appreciate it. Fart noises haha power to the pussy

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Assume this is gonna be funk & soul? Hopefully, could be good. Wow ok not wheat I was expecting. First track is mad electric guitar skillzzzz a la Clapton, second track is a like a mad country-ish soul vibe. Overall is very electric guitar heavy, kinda Hendrix-esque. It's all good, prob a 2.5, never massively been my kinda genre. Maybe 2 cos just not that arsed about it.

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5

true classic

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5

Already own this one

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5

Funking funktastic

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5

Classic album!

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5

Pure genius

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5

This album slaps!

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5

I literally listen to this album at least once a week

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5

Holy Schneikies, that is some truly mind-melting guitar work!! I had been introduced to the guitar solo on the title track by a brilliant guitar teacher, and it still sends me on a journey every time I hear it. The whole album is a beautiful, jarring, dark journey into the abyss and somehow lets us escape. Barely. What a masterpiece.

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5

Listen to this one again

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I have to be honest - funk isn't my thing; I don't know why, it just isn't. That said, Maggot Brain's gritty blues production quality and experimentalism won me over from the start. Listening to it makes me feel the same way that watching Evil Dead 2 makes me feel - just a dirty good time. With Eddie Hazel tearing off lead guitar riffs, it's almost like The Mothers with a message, and I'm actually now wondering if Zappa didn't try to replicate the Funkadelic sound with Napoleon Murphy Brock as Clinton and himself as Hazel. Really great album - a wonderful surprise.

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Just skip the first song

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No es lo que parece

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2

Honestly kind of a let down. It was ok, but not great and based on the name I expected it to groove more. The lower rating reflects my failed expectations for this album

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2

forgettable funk album. no offensive but won't listen again

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2

Ok as background music, nothing mindblowing.

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5

Fun!

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5

Absolutely fantastic. A perfectly made album, great tracks and rhythms and just ya 10/10. Epitome of funkadelic

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5

Prog rock jams with funk

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5

Awesome record.

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5

One of the best I've heard so far.

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5

Sabbath followed by this album is by far the best back-to-back yet. Another absolute classic. "Maggot Brain" is probably my favorite guitar solo of all time. So damn good.

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5

hoooooly shit. mind blowing all around.

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5

Yo! this was a great fucking album! I've never heard of this band, but while this is a late review, thoroughly enjoyed this album! I mean, man, just the first track alone, though long, was fucking insanely amazing with it's guitar, that it set a high bar, but the album delivered. I snap bought this album, and will suggest this to anyone that needs something to listen to.

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5

Forgot about this gem - should set a reminder to listen to it with the winter solstice or some other oft-forgotten day of import.

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5

This is a masterclass in every possible aspect. Individual songs take masters of their craft and push them to their best. You and your folks, me and my folks features a stunning bass, and wars of armageddon’s drum leaves you gasping for breath. It feels modern and up to date even now. Benchmark for a perfect album. Discounting additional bonus tracks as just that, bonuses (read: still very good tracks).

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5

Un disco mágico. Funk de verdad, nada de funky

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5

That's a whole lotta BS

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5

Crazy guitar solo followed by some funky classics. Some songs don't quite stick the landing, but otherwise it's great. 9

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5

Loved it. Thought the long jams were fun to get lost in and the shorter tunes equally great! Officially converted to not being happy with the rating system as it's way to restrictive. Another album I wish I could give 4.5 to...but I can't. Seeing as I went up last time, I'll do the same here.

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5

The guitarist is so clearly inspired by Hendrix, Super Stupid is essentially him doing an impression of Jimi. Not as accomplished as Jimi on the guitar, but who is? I really liked this album. It was way more interesting and varied than I'd anticipated, so much so I feel I need a second listen to get my head around it properly. The self indulgent moments go both ways for me (guess that'll be the drugs). Sometimes it meanders into weirdness eg Wars of Armageddon, but some of the improv is great eg title track. No doubt these guys are legendary and influential and have been sampled by almost everyone in hip hop. But it's also a sick album. 9/10

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5

Yes please. I can get down with this funk. Loved that guitar intro, made me feel like I was tripping in the desert

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5

Best one yet.

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5

Senza regole, pura follia. Maggot Brain devastante.

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5

DAMN, these songs have some THiCC groove.

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5

Amazing guitar riffs. Great album

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5

Top notch Psychedelic funk, glad I discovered this here!

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5

A masterpiece of epic proportion.

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5

Wow!

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5

Stupendous.

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5

That FUNK. And those FART sounda. But no joke that shit was good as fuck. I dunno how many times I played it front to back.

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5

My understanding is that this is an essential psychedelic funk album - I concur.

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5

Classic, seminal funk

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5

That mind melting opening track is really something magnificent... The whole thing is just awesome. Some real heavy bluesy guitar riffs, mixed in with pure mad cap funk.

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5

i love it

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5

maggot brain.

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5

Loved it. Absolutely my thing

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5

Sooo good! Love this album. Early funk at its finest.

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5

Weird and wild and funky as hell. The title track has some of the coolest guitar work I’ve ever heard, and really the guitar shines throughout the whole album. Catchy, funny, funky lyrics add layers to the stellar music.

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5

P-Funk 4 LYFE. I love almost every song on this album

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5

Holy hell this was a great album. Amazing opener with a 9 minute blues/funk guitar solo. Whole album has a strong groove through it, Super Stupid is a highlight. Back in our Minds has some interesting percussion leading it. I think it was up and down, loved some songs, others were just ok. None were bad though. Added a few songs to the playlist, definitely would go back to his album.

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5

If this album had nothing but the title track it would be legendary. Speaking of which Funkadrlic would seem to be the most unlikely of sources for one of rocks great guitar epics, but there you have it. And the rest of the album while nothing like the title track is still worthy of many many listens. Easily 5 🌟

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5

I listened to this in two sittings. On the first sitting I hated the maggot brain solo, but enjoyed the other stuff. But on the second sitting, I loved the alternate mix of maggot brain. Perhaps I just needed some warm up before the solo 😂

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5

Great album by a great band. Funky, groovy, and psychedelic. The opener and title track is an incredible piece of music, setting the tone for the rest of the album. Beforehand, I worried that this and maybe one or two other songs would dominate the record, the rest being mediocre fillers, but I have to say all songs were of top quality. If I would have to point out any issue, I'd say they could have left out some of the silliness; better leave that sort of thing to Zappa.

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5

I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe.

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5

Iconic funk album which slays exactly the way it intends to slay. The incredible raw feeling and emotion in the title track alone does it for me, with some nice grooves afterward to come down to.

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5

What a delightfully mad bastard George Clinton is. I love this album mainly because I don't understand any of it. And it's actually listenable which can't be said of a lot of Parliament/Funkadelic's output.

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5

love a bit of maggot brain. its got everything, john squire-esque solos, hendrix like tracks, soul train style soul, sleaze, keyboard led prog style tracks and super low barry white bass singing. this is the funk album that all the others should be compared to.

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5

An experience

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5

Extremely good, very funky. First time I've ever thought random fart noises were funny. Laugh-out loud bits and hypnotic jams. Great start!

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5

I enjoyed it.

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5

I had never heard of this previously, but damn this is cool. Easy 5, no question.

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5

Wow! That was fun! Most of it seemed more like rock than funk, though, which surprised me. A great piece of work regardless.

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5

Have on vinyl, guitar opener is killer. Great all the way through.

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5

This album is dripping with vibe. They slap, the bang. There’s funk, there’s hendrix, there’s jamming, theirs weird trancelike whiny guitar. Every song moves me on a particular way which is what a 5 needs to do. I worry the mysterious heroin addict Jesus like guitar player has taken over the story of this album. I get what the Armageddon song is doing with all the sound effects, but it’s a little annoying, just okay the jam, the farts brought be back. Here’s to farts and heroin Jesus. 5.

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5

A year after Hendrix's death, this album brims with his influence. A combination of funk, acid rock, experimental music, and psychedelia, Maggot Brain is both accessible and transgressive in a way that only George Clinton can be. The musicianship on this album is unimpeachable.

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5

Eargasm!

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5

The album with that fantastic solo of Eddy Hazel

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5

Awesome, and really surprised me how awesome. Hints of influence on or by an eclectic range of artists, including Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, Slash, Avalanches, Royal Blood, Jamie T, and many more. I absolutely loved it, with my favourites being ... actually, all 7 tracks on the original album! An extra star for being so unexpectedly wonderful makes it my first 6 🌟 album!

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5

Loved this. Not listened to it all the way through before but knew a few of the tunes. Found it hard going at first but it takes you on a real journey. A proper album that needs to be experienced from start to finish to make sense.

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5

This'd be a five star album for the title track alone, but the rest of the album slaps for sure. "Can You Get To That" is so strong Sleigh Bells can slap a vocal track over the top of a sample from it and produce a banger. "Hit It and Quit It" is just funk brilliance. And "Wars of Armageddon" is a brain melter of a closing track. I can definitely see that the album as a whole might be too weird for some people, but I've long thought the title track is a veritable Voight-Kampff test. If you can listen to the track "Maggot Brain" and not get the feels, then someone in a trench coat needs to come retire you. And I felt like that before finding out the backstory to the track, which only heightens its emotional impact! Fave track - "Maggot Brain", for sure, but "Hit It and Quit It" gets an honourable earwormy mention!

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5

Excelent

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5

Had Super Stupid on a couple of my playlists but not heard the full album before now. Sounds great for 1971 and holds up today. Definitely a rock album with funk influences rather than a full on blend.

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5

Unique amazing energy. A ton of fun and great vibes. Go read about the intro guitar solo.

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5

Harder than some of the “hard” artists of the day. And huge inspiration for albums even today.

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5

Why I don't have a copy of this on vinyl is a mystery. I compare this album to a short acid trip, you definitely get taken on a journey and it is a delightful, sprawling cacophony of funk and psychedelia. Maggot Brain is another of those albums that I had never heard completely until relatively recently. It was always played at friends houses, winding down after a long night out or tracks from it made it onto mix tapes and compilations. Essential listening if only for that fact that it is pretty genre defying and doesn't easily fit into a neat category. It feels way longer than it's 36 minutes because George Clinton, Eddie Hazel and the gang fit so much music in there. I got to the end, surprised only a short amount of time had passed so I gave it a few more listens just to be sure I hadn't floated into another dimension.

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5

Le pondrían 10 estrellas.

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5

Brilliant. It was new to me and I loved it.

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5

Should be longer

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5

Transcendental psychedelic madness in the best way.

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5

oh hell yeah, I was wondering when I would get this album fuckin love Maggot Brain - 10/10 one of my favorite intros to an album, “Or drown in my own shieet” followed by like the coolest 10 minute guitar solo

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5

Holy balls this was good. I’ve heard bits and pieces of it before but never got around to the whole album. What can I say other than DAMN. Funky as hell. When I’m not dancing like it’s my last day, I’m swaying from side to side with my arms extended like waving flags. I will 100% be going back, especially to play drums along with. The drums. Oh my god…

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5

Jimmy vibe

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5

Big fan of funkadelic. Solid bass grooves, easy to listen from front to back

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5

The absolute Bible of funk. I think I've listened to this album 4 times this year before it came up in this list. I smack my fingertips like a chef. Mwah!

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5

Yes yes yes. Funkadelics grown up album. Takes you on a sonic journey through time and space. O lay criticism is that they could've had one song where they just said funk.

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5

Possibly the best funk album of all time by the best funk band of all time. Blow you mind. Best Tracks: Maggot Brain; Can You Get To That; Hit It and Quit It

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5

Finest Of Funk

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5

fucking unreal album. i cannot believe i never had taken the time to listen to this what a dummy i am.

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5

The heaviest rock album P-Funk ever produced is loud, intense, and bursting with psychedelic funk. The first track, an incredibly moving guitar solo performed by Eddie Hazel, lulls the listener into an almost hypnotic state, before giving way to a series of explosive, soul-soaked rockers, culminating in a burning, fiery finale. Standout Tracks: Maggot Brain, Can You Get to That, You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks, Super Stupid

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5

This album is... many things... musically brilliant, adventurous, groovy, trippy, heart rending, occasionally profound, gleefully weird, and a blast to listen to. There isn't another album like it. Tonally, the album is kind of all over the place, but who cares? The songs are entertaining and riveting to listen to, front to back. The title song is obviously the showpiece of the entire album, worth the price of admission and 5 stars all on its own. It's a darkly beautiful odyssey, an absolute masterpiece. On the flip side, I have a soft spot for the the wackadoo weirdness of "Back in Our Minds" and "Wars of Armageddon," which are both musically clever and just plain fun. "Super Stupid" rocks surprisingly hard, putting a lot of rock bands to shame. That all these songs live together on one album and it somehow works is a marvel. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Maggot Brain; Back in Our Minds; Super Stupid; Can You Get to That; You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks; Hit It and Quit It; Wars of Armageddon

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4

Ok, this wasn't what I was expecting... the first 10min is literally just a big, bluesy guitar solo. The only "funky" thing about it is the wah. Either way, fuckin cool for early 70s. Rest of the album is complete songs, I wouldn't really say funk so much as rock with a funk edge. Catchy and fun with spooky vibes in the keyboards/samples/FX. Kinda feels like Jimi Hendrix meets Santana with a bit of b-movie silliness thrown in. 4/5, probably in reality a 3 but it gets an extra point for being a fun surprise. This morning the site first recommended Transformer by Lou Reed, but shat itself when I tried to add my savage thoughts on that turd. Then it reloaded to this album.... weird bug. Fuck I hope I don't get that Lou Reed album tomorrow :(

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4

Pretty sick.

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4

Banger after banger. I had to deduct from the final score because of the copious fart drops in Wars of Armageddon. Best track: Super Stupid

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4

Clearly see this was a big inspiration for Gambino's 'Awaken My Love!'. Good album

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4

I listened to it back in high school, highlights You and Your Folks, Super Stupid

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4

Nice rock and funky time

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4

Unexpected rock guitar solos! This is good.

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4

Pretty good actually. Very jazzy instrumentals.

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4

Quite enjoyed it. Got a bit manic in parts, but good overall.

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4

Really enjoyed this. Loved the ebb and flow between blasts of funk and long jam sessions.

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4

Fav Song: Can You Get to That

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4

Never judge a book by its cover or an album by its title. Not something I would have picked up or even stumbled across if it hadn't been for the wonders of the Internet but a wonderful listen.

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4

Very unique with great performances.

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4

I remember not liking this for some reason the first time I heard it but I was all about it this time around. Loved the big wailing guitar, especially all over Super Stupid and the title track. Also the weird little triangle-on-acid thing on Back in Our Mind is sick. Definitely better than what I've heard from Parliament so far but still a 4.

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4

Första intryck: bara skumt. Lyssnat 5 min på första låten (av 10). Typ Jimmy Hendrix på mkt knark. Gillar att plonka på gitarren med skumma effekter. Men sen blir det bra mycket bättre! Blir genast mer melodiskt i låt 2. Klassisk 70tals funk, med najs sound och härligt svängiga riff. Inget jag skulle lyssna mycket på pga inte riktigt min stil, men det låter bra! Skumt att Maggot Brain låten är den by far mest lyssnade på? Trodde därför att det var lixom den bästa på albumet.

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4

Not a fan of funk but was pleasantly surprised by songs 1 and 2

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4

A couple of good funky jam bad songs

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4

Va de más a menos pero está bueno.

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4

Good stuff.

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4

Great album, my first listen and low key loved it.

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4

Funky, Not entirely my taste. but some bangers.

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4

Funkay very good for summer

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4

Pretty fun for me, you guys were right when you said more psych then funk, but that still works for me

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4

Could jam to it!!

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4

Amazed that this is from 1971. Childish Gambino was clearly inspired by this album for ‘Awaken, My Love’ a few years ago. Gonna play this loud in my car quite often in future. Really loved the solo on the title track, the vocals in general, and the Hendrix-inspired guitar on ‘Super Stupid’. And the energy rules.

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4

Todo un descubrimiento. Un disco que representa perfectamente la transición 60-70. Vienen cambios como decía Bob Dylan y en este disco quedan los evidenciados. Memorables los 10 minutos de guitarra de la primera canción, Maggot Brain, me recuerdan a Pink Floyd en sus primera epoca, con Sid Barret. Deslumbrante puesta en escena de Can you get To that.

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4

this group definitely lives up to its name. Was really getting into some of these beats

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4

Funky soul, black feels

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4

Ballsy move having 10 minute opener but a brilliant album made by total individuals.

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4

The first track is really good with awesome guitar parts. I was not sure, if I was listening to funk or rock?

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4

This was a surprise! bloody loved it- sounds like it was recorded yesterday rather than 50 years ago! Guess I haven't heard it before as Bjorno said they self destructed not long after putting this out. Seems to have influenced so much of the music I love. Prince, Primal Scream and Alabama 3 have borrowed a fair bit of this. A great record in in own right and will be getting plenty of future listens from me. 4/5

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4

Funky. A lot of songs about poo.

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Yeah this is really good. I’ll definitely come back to it. 8+/10

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4

Muy buen álbum con sonidos y energía muy característica y con sonidos muy interesantes, Can you get to that mi favorita sin duda, el álbum empieza súper bien también con esa canción de 10 minutos y las voces en el álbum son súper buenas, muy divertido de escuchar y muy recomendado

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4

Great listen!

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4

I enjoyed this - some nice riffs and rhythm in there. A little too weird at times. I could have done without the farts and the excessively long tracks. Rounding up to a 4.

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4

i always enjoy me some funk!

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4

Really enjoyed this, will listen again! Hearing Hendrix, Andre 3000, Rick James, Marvin Gaye? (last track) and others!

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4

All the songs sound very good but one or two of them are a bit odd but can still be good songs.

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4

I liked this one, it was funky and new

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4

starts off strong - some of it is really out there (War of Armageddeon) or what sounds like filler (Whole lot of BS) and then an amazing soul song (I miss my baby)... i do like it though - great stuff. Bootsy is so cool.

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4

Funky stuff.

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4

pretty sweet jams

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4

Ooooh yeah. I certainly like to funk all night and funk all day. They call me the funky monkey

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4

Sue Perb

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4

Strong 4, it is not something, which I will probably remember for long time, but some songs were especially great. Mainly Maggot brain.

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4

talking at the beginning then instrumental; a vibe. not as spooky as the title might lead one to believe.

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4

Als Ganzes nicht mein Ding, aber der 1. Song, Wahnsinn! Daher 4!

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Rich and varied. This album puts funk, rock, soul and jazz genres in a blender, and turns them into a post-apocalyptic breakfast smoothie.

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Had alot of fun with this one, some great riffs

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Less funky than I expected from the name, but some really nice classic rock and soul. Reminded me of Hair

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This one is a new to me. I have heard of it in passing for sure, but never actually sat down to listen to it myself. Back in our minds absolutely made my brain go nuts. The ringing switching from ear to ear making my whole body tingle. Solid piece of art.

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Funkay

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Pretty funky, not my thing but I can understand why people would enjoy it.

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Funky and psych rocky. Opens with a crazy 10 minute long atmospheric, emotional guitar riff. Followed by much more upbeat funk

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kind of crazy instrumentals ngl

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though not a funk fan, i enjoyed this!

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3.5, for a band called Funkadelic, I didn't expect the opening song. The first half definitely stands out, but there was a lot to love about the experimental second half barring the closing flatulence

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Really diverse sound for just seven tracks (with two of them taking up almost a third of the runtime), and the one I don't really care for is the shortest. Key tracks: Maggot Brain, Super Stupid, Can You Get to That

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Stand out: Super Stupid and Maggot Brain

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So so good. I love how it starts really dark with that epic title track jam, then hits some upbeat funky grooves on subsequent tracks. Monster musicians on show here!

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So good. More guitar than funk actually!

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Good album flow, pleasant background listening. Nothing mind-blowing present, but the cohesion I think makes up and pulls it up to 4 stars.

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my brain was pregnant with the funk!

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This album is truly fucking wild and great

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This album was a nice spectrum of 70's Rock, a prog-rock track of Wars of Armageddon, or a Jimi Hendrix-esque Solo of Maggot brain. (7/10) Favourite Track: Maggot Brain, Can You Get to That

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So cool! It's funk/rock/metal mush. You can just tell that this album breaks boundaries.

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Great stuff, but -1 star for Wars of Armageddon and a slightly indulgent opening track.

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Maggot Brain is the third studio album by the American funk band Funkadelic The album charted in the R&B Top 20.[3] Today, it is perhaps best known for its 10-minute title track, performed by guitarist Eddie Hazel.[4] Pitchfork named it the 17th best album of the 1970s.[5] In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked Maggot Brain the 136th greatest album of all time in its updated list. The album opens with a spoken word monologue by band leader George Clinton, which refers to "the maggots in the mind of the universe".[7] According to legend, the 10-minute title track was recorded in one take when Clinton, under the influence of LSD, told guitarist Eddie Hazel to play as if he had been told his mother was dead:[8] Clinton instructed him "to picture that day, what he would feel, how he would make sense of his life, how he would take a measure of everything that was inside him and let it out through his guitar". The subsequent five tracks have been described as "sour harmony-group meditations heavy with bass, keyboard and class consciousness,"[10] with the band exploring a "psychedelic/funk fusion." The track "Super Stupid" was described by Pitchfork as a "tale of a dumbass junkie set to a tune Black Sabbath would have been proud of."[2] The 9-minute closing track "Wars of Armageddon" has been described as a "freak-out" jam,[4] and makes use of "paranoid, psychedelic sound effects and crowd sounds."[2] Popular music scholar Yuval Taylor described it as "a burning hot prefiguring" of the music that Miles Davis would perform on his 1975 live album Agharta. The album's liner notes are a polemic on fear provided by the Process Church of the Final Judgement, an obscure Satanist religious cult. According to author Rickey Vincent, the organization's presumed association with mass-murderer Charles Manson, along with the album's foreboding themes and striking artwork, lent Funkadelic the image of a "death-worshipping black rock band." After the album was released, the band effectively disbanded:[3] drummer Tiki Fulwood was fired due to drug use; guitarist Tawl Ross reportedly got into an "acid eating contest, then snorting some raw speed, before completely flipping out" and has not performed since; bassist Billy Nelson quit over a money dispute with Clinton.

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Decent album and would definitely listen again

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First track had me a bit nervous, but funkadelic it truly was. A fun listen (and new discovery, don't think I'd heard anything from the album before).

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Hendrix meets funk, pretty cool. Hard to pick a favorite track because there's a lot of variety, but the title track has one hell of a guitar solo.

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yes!

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This was not what I was expecting from an album called maggot brain. Fun, weird, funky and soulful! Good stuff.

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raunchy grungy jam band vibes. music for smoking copious amounts of marijuana in your garage with the lights turned down

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Ik kende dit nog niet, maar vind het best wel goeie muziek. het gaat op mijn 4 sterren lijst

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Pretty solid funk album that has the right mix of funk r&b and experimental stuff going on. The first song is a bit slow but after that it’s significantly better. 7.7/10

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Funky!

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On the whole I did enjoy this album, it was so funky! But I did start to get bored towards the end unfortunately. 4/5 stars.

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No idea what to expect, but the album title and artist name seemed like a major deterrent. However, this album is just amazing. The title track actually reminds me of a heavy guitar pink floyd jam. The rhythm/groove on the remaining tracks is infectious without being overdone. The vocals fit, but the music is what soars. Wars of Armageddon is the only one i probably don't need to listen to again. Surprising!

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Just a super cool album with a bunch of moods. It's a shame it wasn't more well-received at the time. It would have been really interesting to see this album have a larger effect on the direction of music in the 70s

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Great Album

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Liked the instrumentals particularly in the opening half of the album. Very good energy but gets quite hectic towards the end.

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Actually really good. Reminded me of Awaken My Love from Childish Gambino. Can tell he pulled from this genre and maybe even this album a lot. First instrumental guitar riff song was cool, but even better once you got to the rest of the album.

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Opening song is 🥵

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Super cool. Really interesting take on funk music. Very eclectic.

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Decent. Not something I'd normally listen to and the name of the album is off putting but I'd listen again as background music.

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Opening track is a bold move. I don't care much for extended guitar solos that don't seem to serve a song, but gotta respect kicking off an album 10 minutes of sad Hendrix. Plus it's not too masterbatory here. Plus plus it serves the album - I think the point might be to work all the dark and heavy stuff out of your maggot brain from the jump so you can be free to enjoy the remaining 25 booty shaking minutes. The group vocal funk stuff is pretty dope - high voice, mid voice, low low booty rumble voice. The riff rock funk stuff is pretty good - still moves the booty. The fart sounds are fart sounds. It's all a booty shaker. Into it. A-

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Видимо это прото-фанк. Звучит круто.

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Great music for studying

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Groovy and crazy instrumental shredding

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OMG the solo on track 1 is awesome. Solid album until it starts to fall off at the end.

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Love this album, maybe being harsh but just misses out on a 5 because of the two 10 minute songs dragging on a little.

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Maggot Brain is gorgeously sludgy, even if it is a glorified guitar solo, it has enough weirdness going on that it doesn't offend me. Always loved Can You Get To That. Summer essential that one! Hit It and Quit It is good, but not up to the first two tracks. The rest of the album remains very funky and fun, but never quite hits the sublime heights of the start. Still great though!

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Great stuff, there's a stark difference between the first track and the rest of the album but I don't mind it, I think it still sounds cohesive. Both parts are so good, the sparse guitary first track, and the funky second half. Almost a five, but I wasn't feeling the last couple of tracks as much

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Classic funk! Just love all of it, but it's before the "classic" P-Funk sound I think of

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If just for Maggot Brain itself..

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I love this album and have listened to it a couple of times before. The mix of funk and psychedelia is heaven.

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So much better than I expected and made a really good station.

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Well it was definitely what it proclaimed it was - Funkadelic 😍

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Nice album!

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I'd heard of this album but I'd never actually listened to it before. I was expecting something funk-based, but instead it's more psychedelic rock with a strong social conscience. I feel like I appreciate the craft of the album more than the album itself. I'm not sure if I'd actually listen to this again.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs:Hit it and quit

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Fun - excellent moody atmospheric opener and then some pretty standard funk by numbers jobs

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That into guitar solo is hard to beat

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This entire album has been sampled, I guarantee. Great vibes and sounds.

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Really enjoyed it, one I really wasn't familiar with but it absolutely blew me away

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Fun and interesting.

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A genre defining album that is still mind blowing today.

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A lot of fun, the words give "Maggot Brain" give me the willies but doesn't great art need to shake you from your comfort zone?

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Wow. My second listen through. It deserves a third listen. Is this the funk Dark Side of the Moon?

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Listened Before? N WOW! The title track just blew my face off! The rest of the album is pretty good, but the first song is a crazy face-melting classic. Didn't expect that. Added to Library? P Songs added to Playlist: Maggot Brain

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ive listened to this one

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Blooming loved this until the farts.

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Incredible. The title song is one of the few 10 minutes songs that I have to listen to all the way through any time I hear it. This is really close to 5 stars but there are a couple of duds on the album. I'd listen to it any time though.

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This is the kind of psychedelic I’m talking about. Killer guitars and that’s almost all u need. Can you get to that is really good

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What on earth did I just listen to? Great.

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On fait grand cas du solide guitare de la pièce d’ouverture de l’album, qui est en effet remarquable, mais je trouve que l’intérêt de celui-ci réside ailleurs. Le terrain d’entente entre rock et funk, tout sale, les clins d’œil à Hendrix, la folie du dernier morceau, font de ce disque une œuvre excitante et, d’une certaine façon, pleine de promesse envers ce qui pourra advenir.

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Specific mood but much enjoyed

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Great album, amazing guitar work

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Instrumental envolvente.

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Good funk album, was a fan throughout. Will need to revisit it when I'm more focused. Probably 4.5/5 on initial impressions.

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Proto funk rock

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Mind blown! First time listening. I'm not sure how the opening track got me, it almost became transcendent. The rest of the tracks flowed rockingly, until that oddly annoying metallic pronging noise throughout the penultimate track. I was close to giving it a 5, but the metallic annoyance down-starred it. An otherwise sublime album!

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Wat een heerlijke plaat! Dat eerste nummer, met die gitaren, is prachtig. Zo, ik zit op het vliegveld en ga m’n schade van deze week inhalen :).

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Veel gedraaid, heel tof.

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4.5

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I was going to give this 3 then heard the audacious sound of a fart on track 7. Bold. Brave. Inspiring.

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There's some great stuff in here and it's well worth a listen. On balance, the genius moments outweigh the cuckoo-clock-shrieking of the last track

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This is the third album by funk rock band Funkadelic. As the band name suggests, this album is mostly psychedelic funk music, but it also has some R&B and rock elements sprinkled in. The most popular track is the first one - title song "Maggot Brain" - which is a 10 minute long trippy and eerie journey into the stratosphere of your imagination. You may feel all types of emotions while listening to the psychedelic first song, but the next 5 songs will have you bumping to the funky tunes. The album then culminates with a wild 9 and a half minute track of the whole band jamming out with a lot of psychedelic sound effects added in. The album keeps you interested for the entire ride, which to me indicates a great album. It's a monument of psychedelic funk and a defining moment of Black rock from the 70's. It's crazy to me that I've never before heard of this album, the band, or these songs, because it was all a good jam. Better late than never I suppose. Everyone should give this insane album a listen!

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Ahhh.......yes I needed this! I pity the fool who this doesn't reach in a primal orgasmafunkadelic way. I was too young to appreciate the 70's but it's now my favourite decade....

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This is pretty impressive. One of the best new albums (for me) that I got on this project, for sure. A little bit strange in the last songs, but still impressive!

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A striking, terrifying cover/album name combo. George Clinton trades in some hard hitting funk for some wild cool licks. This album is weird and wooly, and I'm hear for it (get it?)

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Funky, chunky, trippy, you already know

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Such a strong opening for an album.

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I recognize a few songs that have been sampled and the licks are good.

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Absolutely amazing psychedelic Rock at its finest Will be listening to again

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Really enjoyable. Definitely on the party play list now!

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Some absolute bangers on here, can see why it's a classic

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Iconic

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Interesting

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interesting

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The actual track Maggot Brain is a goat track

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Funky and very much an influence on Prince.

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Starts off strong with Maggot Brain which is one of my most favourite songs ever. Several good tracks. Not a particular favourite of mine but good to listen to every now and then. Particularly enjoy the afro-psychedelic vibes.

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Really cool album. Lots of 'feel' and emotion that really comes across in the playing. A lot of reviewers seem to focus on the first and last tracks, but I thought the whole thing was great.

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This was pretty cool but I don't see myself listening again anytime soon. I used to listen to One Nation Under a Groove by Funkadelic a fair bit. Should put that one back in my rotation.

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Very wild, and seemed a little unfocused. But enjoyed some of the Gilmour-like guitar on the opening track.

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funky, good riffs, but just lost me on some songs

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Loved the eponymous song Maggot Brain! Such smooth guitar riffs.

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Funkadelic lives up to their name. Up tempo, experimental sounds at times. I appreciate the shorter length. A longer album might wear me out.

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Good jam album, a whole lot more than just a Sleigh Bells sample. I do feel some of the compositions had more room to grow, but the jams as they are were great and refreshingly experimental

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pretty funky, first song is the best

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Some good riffs and solos

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Wish I could give 3.5 stars. Totally eclectic and weird, but in a good way. Very listenable, merging elements of funk, rock, and psychedelia.

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I enojyed the incorporation of rock, psychedelic, and blues sounds.

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Opening and closing tracks are A+, feels like some force of nature. The album as a whole is eclectic and groovy, rockin' and thoughtful. Was a great listen and makes me want to hear a little more from Funkadelic, but not earth-shattering as a whole. "Maggot Brain" and "Wars of Armageddon" tracks are almost 5/5 tracks. True Feelings: 3.7/5

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Guitar in Maggot Brain is sick. Would love to hear Shane's thoughts

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Not nearly as funky as I expected.

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This was a fun album. The cow and bell sounds were a nice little add on. I do enjoy the funk sound and enjoy the pace of an album like that...after the title track of course which wasn’t a super start to the album.

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6/10.

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"I recollect with a-mixed emotions All the good times we used to have But you were making preparations For the coming separation And you blew everything we had" (Can you get to that)

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Slow start, some really nice tunes in the middle section

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interesting flatulence on final track. found the rest of the album interesting. It wouldn't have taken much for Funkadelic to branch out into funky black sabbath territory- that would have been a 5 star album!

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Funky shizzle! Have saved this and will Listen again. A high 3

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Cool guitar. Couple of classic funk tunes on here

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Enjoyed it mostly.

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Some amazing guitar solos and some pretty innovative and funky music. The rock/funk hybrid wasn’t quite my cuppa but def respect this

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stupendous electric guitar. 1st 10 minute track is haunting guitar solo

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Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 11/20 Innovation: 18/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 11/20 =52 Innovative! And interesting! But didn’t really like how it sounded ultimately. I feel a bit sick now.

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Love it when you hear something you like and realize it's the original to a song you listened to on repeat for all of 2012. Rill Rill baby!

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Lots of cool ideas, but didn’t feel like it gelled into an album I could relisten to a lot

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Giving it a 3 because I did not listen to it and don’t want to be overly judgmental.

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This was alright, some of the guitar rifts had BBKing vibes. Funkadelic s as Keats reminds me of my ex-wife.

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This is great music to just groove to. Loved discovering that Sleigh Bells "Rill Rill" samples "Can you get to that" on this album.

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When I think of Funkadelic, I guess I'm thinking of Parliament. The first 2 songs aren't all that funky. It was all right. Didn't have any songs that grabbed me. I learned that the same musicians released funky albums as Parliament, and rock-y albums at Funkadelic. This was all right -- I give it a 3.

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Un peu lassant! Mais de très bonnes chansons Maggot Brain, Can you get to that Super stupid Hit it and quit

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Gut aber funk

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Funkadelic indeed

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seems good...had a hard time getting into it at the beginning. Would like to listen some more.

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This gives me vibes of a more funky Hendrix. The guitar work is fantastic! Would get a higher rating but I find “War of Armageddon” almost unlistenable. My favorite tracks are “Hit It and Quit It” and “Super Stupid”.

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Straight cool vibes for the first song. The following three aren’t as engaging

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not so great

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Nothing really interesting.

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Kan me er vrij weinig van herinneren. Misschien vaker dan 1 keer naar een album luisteren. Wel een paar jams

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Very funky and groovy. I did enjoy it quite a bit but there are some tracks that are a little too much. Some tracks are overbearing with instrumentals, but I understand why people would want that

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Not the Funkadelic I was thinking of but there were some good jams in this album

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Hendrix type music. Did not really enjoy it . Lost interest with it

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Intro track is amazing, rest of the album is average to good except Back In Our Minds, which I don’t like at all. Would give 3.5 if that was an option.

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I think it was on the list for the first song which was worth the listen. The rest faded into the background.

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Definitely funky

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I liked some of it. The song with a bunch of fart sounds was an interesting artistic choice. Really experimental album. Probably would have given it 2.5

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Impressions of the album altogether, then more positive thoughts on its opener. This is my second time through Maggot Brain. I was primed a couple day ago by a discussion of Sun Ra, but also realized a truth. I tried George Clinton's groups, didn't really stick. The Arkestra, on the other hand, was immediately fascinating. And I have to say it's because Funkadelic, by and large, doesn't swing nearly as much. In addition, there's an obvious difference in tone: "I gotta go to work" vs. space chants. Irony aside. Now, the title track is great. Fades out a bit early for my taste, but there's a great sense of physicality to it I missed the first time around. It's very tape-y: You can hear the medium at times, but also imagine yourself pulling the nearly new artifact from a forgotten box in the attic.

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Definitely a lot funk but I was not familiar with any songs. Some of the songs were good. Others not so much.

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Okay I thought

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This is crazy lol

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Syret, underligt, musiklokale weirdness trip. Men også lidt godt indimellem. Har sin egen 70'er charme. Gode orgellyde. Kreativt

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Didn’t know this was part of Parliament Funkadelic! Had heard “Can You Get To That” before. Loved the lyric “I had life or rather life had me”. Feels fitting as today is my last day at the Paley Center.

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Sure, must hear. Maggot Brain is great. But the album all-in is a mess. Sounds like a lot of fun live tho.

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6 out of 10

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Popular music scholar Yuval Taylor described it as "a burning hot prefiguring" of the music that Miles Davis would perform on his 1975 live album Agharta. Other sources say the title is a reference to band leader George Clinton finding his brother's "decomposed dead body, skull cracked, in a Chicago apartment." According to legend, the 10-minute title track was recorded in one take when Clinton, under the influence of LSD, told guitarist Eddie Hazel to play as if he had been told his mother was dead The cover artwork depicts a screaming black woman's head coming out of the earth; it was photographed by Joel Brodsky and features model Barbara Cheeseborough In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Maggot Brain #486 on the magazine's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with the magazine raising its rank in 2012 to #479, calling it "the heaviest rock album the P-Funk ever created". In the 2020 reboot of the list, the album's rank shot up to #136.

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Enjoyable but failed to move me somehow. Having different weather might have helped

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Interesting. Funky. Life changing? Nah.

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Tres bon, un bon band et un album mytihque. Cependant on est loin de leur meilleur, pas assez funk et tres psychadelique. 3.75

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Not as great as I'd hoped. Obviously familiar with the Funkadelic / Parliament combo, but can't say this set the heart pumping.

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too funky for me at times, but first piece is excellent solo, seems a bit off with the rest. Don´t know what to think of this band.

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I'm struggling to see how a band called Funkadelic releases an album called Maggot Brain. That's like a pop punk album name. Anyway, yeah, alright.

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Yeah, this album is really trippy for 1971... feels like it's made a lot later than it actually is. Also, for some reason, I expected this to be more like the later P-Funk stuff.

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I was definitely expecting something else, the title suggested a Funk/Soul album, but this is definitely a rock album and I can definitely notice the psychedelic aspects of it, similar to Pink Floyd. The opening song is crazy. The guitar riff reminds me in a way to Shine on you crazy diamond and I love it. The long duration is also again similar to Pink Floyd's song. I enjoyed the second and third song as well, and the guitar on all songs is amazing. The fourth and fifth song were okay, but definitely won't be listening on repeat like the rest. Back in our minds was a bit weirder, but still enjoyed. I'm not sure about wars of Armageddon though, a lot more experimental, where I enjoy certain aspects of the song, such as the cool drum patterns and the guitar parts, but not a fan of the baby sounds and all of the alarms, like how does a cow moo or 30 seconds of fart sounds add anything to the song? It's just a big clump of sounds that sound super messy at certain parts in my opinion. Feels like they went a bit too far on this one, but glad to see they at least tried something different. It's cool to have the three extra songs, but again I won't be listening to them on repeat either, except for I miss my baby. In general, loved the first few songs, and the guitar throughout the whole album doesn't fail to impress me. I haven't heard anything else from Funkadelic, but cool to see they have tried something out of the standards.

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Alright

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7/10

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Really captured me at the start, but found myself losing interest as the album progressed. Production didn't blow me away either

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The title track (and first 3rd of the album) is fantastic - not really "funk" at all. Some great guitar riffs and solos. Almost sounds like an atmospheric intro to a Mars Volta track. After that it is "funk" but still not too bad

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The best of this album IMO: - Maggot Brain - Can You Get To That - Hit It and Quit It I need to listen to this album while high lol. I recognize how it's a classic but I can't rate it more than 3.3/5. Groovy as hell though.

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Really interesting album, wasn’t sure what i was going to hear.

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Funky

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Zappa feelings

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Nice music, feels like Hendrix took part. Pity they don't do this anymore.

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Just okay

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fart noise

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The song 'Maggot Brain' is a great piece of guitar, in fact the guitar throughout consistently hits the right places for me. But aside from this almost everything else about the album is a miss for me. I don't mind a mix of long and short songs but then they have no lyrics it makes it hard to engage.

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I love the first song

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Every time I listen to this album, I'm put in a better mood. Great funk music will do that to you. 3.5

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Not bad

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Real mixed feelings about this one. I wanted to like it more than I did, I think. That delay though. Maybe deserves an extra star just for the delay.

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I found it to be closer to Hendrix and Cream than 70s funk. Great voice and guitar work but nothing truly exceptional throughout.

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A bit too jammy at parts but still some good funk

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Funkadelic by name and nature.

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I have a lot of love for Parliament/Funkadelic but have always preferred the funkier side of things There is some great stuff here (the title track in particular) but You and Your Folks... is a bit annoying with its warbling reverb, and the closing track was a bit much

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yeah nice 1. still hate guitar solos sorry.

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Cool, buena vibra. Me gustó.

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Probably good if you're into this kind of stuff, I can appreciate the artistry but not really for me

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Lmao. Lol. Haha, in fact.

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Hit and miss. Loved the track ‘maggot brain’

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It's an adventurous album with some cool sounds. Some of the tracks are sublime funk, others are just annoying and drag on and on.

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Starts brilliantly, but the weirdness of the last couple of tracks got in the way for me.

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I already said this before and I stand for my opinion: the Pink Floyd-ish guitar trip/workout that occupies a quarter of the record, not for me. Indeed for me this album begins with the second song, I Want To Know. Sly And The Family Stone vibes on Hit And Quit It. When Super Stupid came up I thought I was listening again to Jimi Hendrix. With Back In Our Minds we go back to a more funk territory, straying away from rock in a way. Wars Of Armageddon ends the record with a nice wild jam. But farts? Ok! It is a nice funk rock album but I prefer some other Parliament/Funkadelic albums to this one.

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Dit was best tof! Ze doen hun naam eer aan - het funkt als de beste. Maar er zit ergens ook nog wel een wat scherper randje en diepgang in. Not bad!

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Ik vind dit wel vet. Lekker funky en psychedelic.

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Quite liked this but it got a bit weird.

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J'aime beaucoup la pochette de cet album. Super Stupid a toute une drive. Le groove de drum au début de Wars Of Armageddon est très cool. Pas certain de comprendre l'effet sur le drum pour You And Your Folks. C'est un drôle d'album, avec des éléments de percussions pas toujours pertinent, mais c'est un gros party de musiciens. Pas rien de mémorable, mais une aventure courte pas trop déplaisante.

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Guitarrero y setentero. Con ritmos de todo tipo. En ocasiones psicodélico

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A strange album bookends by 2 10 minute guitar wig out tracks.. The rest of the album contains more regular 3 minute songs that are frequently rocky but still contain some funky grooves.

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Sure, must hear. The title track is great. But the album all-in is a mess. Sounds like a lot of fun live tho. [prior rate]

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Pretty good for pyscadelic/acid rock. Not normally something I'm drawn to, but this is a little more funk, so it is ok.

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Way too much instrumental that is too long for me to care.

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Really psychedelic, hard for me to listen through

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Track 2- sample for Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells was a surprise, probably my favourite track also. Bit of a scattered album with more jam than a kid’s lunchbox. I think I’ve been put off long guitar solos at live gigs- Impressive, but don’t add much and can stall the vibe.

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Maggot brain was by far the best track. Wouldn’t rush to listen to the whole album again, lots of cow bells in the tracks.

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This album is bonkers. Starts and finishes with 10 minute jams, which make up two thirds of the album time. I didn't really care for these. The 15 mins of the the middle 5 tracks is much better, particularly 'You and your folks, me and my folks' which is very Black Sabbath-esque. Just when you think it can't get weirder, the last track has cuckoo clocks, mooing cows, monkey noises & hissing cats. Overall, maybe too weird to return to, but definitely not boring!

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Funky town it’s was alright hey

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A bit noisy for me

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Feels a bit too slow and samey

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Super long ceebs

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the first song was not for me, some of the funky ones where ok

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It was okay. Maggot brain was enjoyable, the rest was whatever.

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Would have rather it been all instrumental. The massive amount of repetitive phrases was annoying, especially the last song.

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no

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It had a couple of good songs, but for the most part was kind of meh. 0RS

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2/5 nope!

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Año 1971. Ni idea de quienes eran pero si me suenan sus componentes. Empieza con 10 minutos de desvaríos alucinógenos. Quitando "Spuer stupid" me ha parecido bastante aburrido. En su momento tuvo que ser impactante oírlo recién salido en ese año, pero creo que ha envejecido mal.

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It's ok.

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For me, just a bit too experimental.

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Wasn’t really felling jt.

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The title track is not very funky and is way too long. Tracks 2-6 are pretty good with Super Stupid being my favorite. Track 7, Wars of Armageddon is wayy too long and is not good. Especially when you get to the fart sounds around 8 minutes in. Bonus tracks are not bad with the exception of the \"Maggot Brain Alternate Mix\", which is somehow worse than the original. I had high hopes for this album, but it definitely wasn't what I was expecting.

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Not a huge fan. Too funky and random

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Funk trifft LSD. Hatte ich mir unterhaltsamer vorgestellt.

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Groovy. Experimental. Insane bookend of two 10 min tracks.

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I was excited about this .......before I listened to it, then I was inevitably disappointed. 2*

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A lot of this seemed like a jam session. One of the songs had random noises including a mooing cow.

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Not a fan. Of its time in the worst ways. Favorite part was the "indulgent" guitar solo to open the album.

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Wanted to give this a fair chance but just couldn't. Already not a favourite genre of mine but it felt also that half the album was just kinda a waste of time. The first track was an okay instrumental that lacked any real highlights or any that warranted it being 10 minutes long. Then followed a few rather short songs, one as unspectacular and forgettable as the other before we arrived at the closing track, Wars of Armageddon. This one should have been called Noise of Armageddon and is really a 10 minute shittake. And I don't mean the Asian mushroom! The kind of noise and sounds that are in there make you go wtf is this.and even after sitting through all of it, I still wonder what exactly the point or purpose of this was. This one did feel like a waste of 36 minutes and left me with no choice but to hand out another 2 stars

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Not rlly my cup of tea, it was a nice vibe tho

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A little too jammy, so not really my jam

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Too much

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I've been funked senseless after listening to this. What do you want to know?

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Just didnt feel it. Its not bad just not for me.

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Not a fan of funkadelic. This album proved that

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Not a super fan of experimental music

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O.k. i guess

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Went in not knowing what to expect. Did not enjoy it though I could understand others liking it

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Garbage!

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This album just sucked. Was maybe like a funk jam album with the occasional random sounds. 2/10.

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As soon as that baby started wailing in the last track I switched over to Phil Collins 'oooo yeah I wish it would rain down'....on my ears and wash all this musical cack out of them. The sound of the smell of cold Brussels sprouts. Amazing what one late 80s power ballad can do!

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Felt like a disaster of an album to me, right from track 1 (and I don’t hate funk).

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