Maggot Brain

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1971 Ratings: #23 / 124
User Score
Based on 477 ratings
1971 Ratings: #10
Liked by 20 people
July 1, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Westbound / Label
George Clinton / Producer
Funk Rock, Funk / Genres
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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.
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.

The title track is probably the greatest song to ever exist
Man, for a funk album this has so much more layers than I expected.
I never realised just how imitative "Awaken, My Love!" was of this until now. I knew Gambino had a lot of Funkadelic influence on that album but some songs are almost direct imitations.

I love this album for all the same reasons as I love AML. The pure energy and love for the music being created gives the listener such a fun listening experience. Also, some of the mixing and instrumental manipulation is really forward-thinking for 1971, especially on the track You and Your Folks, Me ... read more
Timeless classic
By the time you hear the next pop, the funk shall be within you

Track Review

Maggot Brain 10/10
Can You Get to That 10/10
Hit It and Quit It 10/10
You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks 9.5/10
Super Stupid 9.5/10
Back in Our Minds 8.5/10
Wars of Armageddon 9/10

Average: 9.5/10
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Added on: April 5, 2013