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Captain Beefheart



3.75 | 339 ratings

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3 stars Edited 10/02/05!

This was by far The Captain's most critically acclaimed and polarizing album. Certainly it has been a sort of milestone in RIO music due to its oddity and uniqueness. It can be called even more than an acquired taste, hardly bearable at least for my ears. Musically there is not much on here to be rated as being of high quality. Still the best performance has been showed by the drummer. The other musicians are hard to be judged since most of the times it sounds if everyone would play just what is coming to his mind at that moment. After giving it enough number of spins on your player there might be 2 or 3 songs to be fairly enjoyed like "Frownland" or "Ella Guru", keeping at least a quite nice rhythm. But I've to say as well he's done a bunch of better albums, "Safe As Milk", "Clear Spot" or "Mirror Man" being the best ones. This is a tough one but one should have listened to it, at least tried and with one eye (ear) closed I can still rate it with 3 stars. Even if it's not really justified by the music, the cool artwork alone is worth an extra star!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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