AOTY 2020

Maggot Brain

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1971 Ratings: #23 / 117
User Score
Based on 369 ratings
1971 Ratings: #11
Liked by 11 people
July 1, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Westbound / Label
Funk Rock, Funk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic
At times emotionally pure, at others sounding like an aural orgasm, this is a work of music that most bands would be forced to hold their hands up to and admit that they just don't have the creativity to even begin thinking about making an album like this.
90
Tiny Mix Tapes

Maybe we will never know what Maggot Brain is about. Maybe it's about how messed up the world is. Maybe it isn't about anything at all. But, damn, it funks me up.

loudnormie101
95
The title track is probably the greatest song to ever exist
LetalShertly
85
Man, for a funk album this has so much more layers than I expected.
MothaOfMotha12
NR
Finally, a great album I've listened to this week.

This week has probably been the worst week in terms of music for me. I'm talking about the new releases, just overall the music I listened to this week sucked so much, and even discovered my new least favorite album of all time, 11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele: A Micro-Folk Record For The 21st Century And Beyond by Jeremy Messersmith. But finally, I am satisfied by an album and think is great.

Funkadelic are an American band led by ... read more
huberthumphrey
100
In talladega nights, there is a scene where Ricky’s kids are running around and one shouts “anarchy,” and the other goes “I don’t know what that means, but I love it.” I have no idea what maggot brain is, but I love it. The best way I described it was a pop album that cannon balled into a pool of tabs of acid. It’s a shame that this is even considered a funk album. Is so much more than an album to dance to. Listening to the title track that is pretty ... read more
EdFruscley
88
How do you say no? How do you say no, to the fucking amazing masterpiece of feeling? Who's doesn't feel broken or lost in the middle of maggot brain's solo? It is just amazing, the funk, the rock, the soul and R&B in an very deep and symbiotic dance
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Track List

  1. Maggot Brain
  2. Can You Get to That
  3. Hit It and Quit It
  4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
  5. Super Stupid
  6. Back in Our Minds
  7. Wars of Armageddon 
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Added on: April 5, 2013