Pitchfork Media named Maggot Brains the 17th best album of the 1970s of the 1970s, and Rolling Stones’ listed the album on their Greatest Albums of All Time list. The album incorporated several genres in their third release including psychedelia, rock, gospel, and funk. At the time the album’s release the reviews ranged from positive to negative giving the overall reception mixed.
I’m not a huge fan of funk, but this album had some songs that I did find catchy. “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks” was one of the ones I will remember. I also liked listening to the blend of music on the album. It’s noticeable, but comes together well. You go from rock to funk perfectly well. I wasn’t expecting this type of music since I saw what the cover looked like, along with the name of the band. It’s very stereotyped to the 70s, which makes it more appealing.
Rating 3 of 5.