Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band   The Spotlight Kid
3.4
great
Release Date: 1972
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4.0 excellentReefaJones | March 11th 21

One of Beefhearts best albums, maybe THE best. Seriously underrated.

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4.0 excellentMrHarrison | July 13th 18

This, like all of the Captain's records, is a massive grower, the difference is that because this one is much more straightforward (almost normal!) you assume it won't be. But it really, really is.

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2.0 poorEasterInTheBatcave | August 14th 16

Tired of living off welfare and magnanimous parental donations, Beefheart released the decidedly commercial The Spotlight Kid. It's hated by all the band members; they cite the boring, simplistic compositions and Beefheart's dictatorial attitude. Ultimately, it's not a terrible album, but it's nowhere near the brilliance of Trout Mask or Lick My Decals; it's pretty dull, yes, and while Beefheart gives it his best shot, the band sounds uninspired. "Alice in Blunderland" and "There Ain't No Santa Claus on the Evenin' Stage" are the best cuts.

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2.0 poorTheMonster | January 2nd 21
3.5 greatbloaf38 | December 6th 20
3.5 greatMyFriendMetatron | October 19th 20
2.0 poorJ.C. van Beekum | July 20th 20
4.0 excellentCrazywill | May 17th 20
3.5 greatEl Olam | March 10th 20
4.5 superbGuyLiguili | February 13th 20
3.5 greattorogao12 | December 1st 19
3.5 greatvil1 | September 21st 19
4.0 excellentwidowslaugh123 | August 27th 19
2.5 averageTheGrizzledCunt | August 21st 19
3.5 greatKingQueenKnave | August 8th 19
4.0 excellentjimmy shit | May 30th 19
3.5 greatsardonicus | May 3rd 19
3.0 goodpraise jimmy STAFF | March 30th 19
2.5 averageStonedManatee | December 22nd 18
3.5 greatStonesDoorsSabbath | October 24th 18
2.5 averageKeeponrockin404 | September 7th 18
5.0 classicPolyrhythmStew | April 17th 18
4.0 excellentskronk | March 28th 18
2.5 averagerandom lol | December 22nd 17
3.5 greatbbgames | December 22nd 17
4.0 excellentDovertime16 | October 19th 17
2.0 poorWinesburgohio STAFF | September 1st 17
3.5 greatSinkTrap | July 26th 17
4.0 excellentbutcherboy | May 24th 17
4.0 excellentSaturnica | December 31st 16
2.0 poorvaguelyedgy | September 7th 16
3.0 goodSmelty | June 22nd 16
2.5 averagethis isn?t Dragon Ball Z they?re talking about here, folks. It?s S-E-X. | May 24th 16
3.5 greatbobby72 | May 11th 16
4.0 excellentLodger | May 2nd 16
3.0 goodUser Review By | March 19th 16
4.5 superbloulou | March 11th 16
3.0 goodPsyQonaut | January 9th 16
3.5 greatchillin420 | December 25th 15
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3.5 greatGobbles308 | May 20th 15
3.0 goodlivingisland | January 11th 15
3.0 goodAcidCaravan | October 15th 14
3.5 greatSheriffOfHongKong | September 9th 14
2.5 averageTheLowdown | September 2nd 14
2.5 averagewask | July 20th 14
3.0 goodWendyVortex | June 14th 14
3.0 goodLokitheTrickster | April 24th 14
3.0 goodSpookrijder | April 14th 14
3.5 greatMrYeeepa | April 13th 14
2.5 averageGreyLantern | February 4th 14
4.5 superbTheJonneh123 | January 5th 14
3.0 goodnwhitmore | December 16th 13
3.0 goodGetOutOfMyHouse | October 5th 13
2.5 averageChaosmonger | October 1st 13
3.0 gooddenislg | October 1st 13
3.5 greatDrGunther | September 3rd 13
3.0 goodheadspace | June 12th 13
3.5 greathevnbsideu | May 28th 13
3.5 greatgelud | April 9th 13
4.0 excellentDeputyExorcist | March 18th 13
2.5 averagerobschuldiner1 | March 2nd 13
4.0 excellentdogteal | February 22nd 13
5.0 classicwhitefinger | February 9th 13
3.5 greatmenawati | October 20th 12
3.5 greatquelus | July 13th 12
2.5 averageNeoteric | April 18th 12
5.0 classicJonchino | February 5th 12
3.0 goodThe What | August 19th 11
4.0 excellentCassandraLeo | April 4th 11
2.0 poortonimau | January 6th 11
4.0 excellentgeogaddi | December 29th 10
3.0 goodcuki92 | August 4th 10
4.0 excellentJruined | April 8th 10
4.5 superbTigerboy | January 7th 10
4.0 excellentsupertouchox2 | December 29th 09
4.0 excellentdominickvobiscum | October 6th 09
3.0 goodSpudboy92 | June 4th 09
3.5 greatEgglord | November 7th 08
4.5 superboingyboingy7 | August 24th 08
4.0 excellentMalkmusian | March 9th 08
4.0 excellentrotsman19 | December 28th 07
4.0 excellenthotfoot64 | December 16th 07
4.0 excellentrotsman | November 20th 07

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