AOTY 2020

Monster Movie

Can - Monster Movie
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #36 / 103
User Score
Based on 177 ratings
1969 Ratings: #32
Liked by 11 people
August 11, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
United Artists/Sound Factory / Label
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Upstairs, Downstairs...

When it comes to Can, the most regularly cited albums are the unbeatable "Ege Bamyasi" and "Tago Mago", masterpieces of ambient, experimental and trippy krautrock that some would now call "off-the-wall", for lack of being able to describe their strangeness and fascinating complexity. But we often forget "Monster Movie", one of the most solid debut albums of all time.

The CAN legend was born in 1968 in Köln and was originally ... read more
God, what a vibe. I can listen to this on loop for hours and never get bored.
CAN’s debut project “Monster Movie” is a great start for an amazing band for its eccentricity and unique values make it stand out from its peers.

The record consists of 4 songs all of which are vocalized by Malcolm Mooney who’s first and only Record was this one because of a nervous breakdown he had suffered. Mooney has such a unique and hypnotizing voice and it’s sad to see him go because the thrashing guitars and heavy bass help form such a mesmerizing ... read more
A few months later and I still feel like a edgy german boy while listening to this...still FIRE!!
The best part of CAN's debut is easily the album cover

Track Review

Father Cannot Yell 8.5/10.
Mary, Mary So Contrary 9/10
Outside My Door 8.5/10.
Yoo Doo Right 8.5/10.

Average: 8.6/10
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Track List

  1. Father Cannot Yell
  2. Mary, Mary So Contrary
  3. Outside My Door
  4. Yoo Doo Right 
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Added on: March 15, 2013