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Frank Zappa



4.12 | 694 ratings

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5 stars "We're Only In It For The Money" was my first Zappa album, and I declared it one of my favourite albums to this day.

It bears all the qualities that I never thought could possibly fit onto one disc, or be accomplished by one artist. For one, I rarely see artists incorporating humour into their music and even if they do, it isn't to my taste. The humour also reflects what it's musically like: erratic, unpredictable and dynamic.

It pulls off having these elements, yet at the same time it doesn't venture into becoming too inconsistant to throw you off in disinterest.

Unfortunately to the layman, this appears to be drug influenced music. So far I haven't convinced anyone who has heard it that Frank Zappa didn't do drugs.

I don't have a top track to pick off this album, because I feel like I have to listen to it as a whole, or listen to a fair chunk of it. I'm guessing I just like to take it in a similar way as I would with "Lumpy Gravy" rather than pick seperate songs and sections out, take the whole thing for what it is in it's entirety.

Definately essential, definately a masterpiece and definately what I call progressive music. I recommend for everyone just to check out, even if you don't like it, you are bound to be intrigued.

Supertwister | 5/5 |


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