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The 40 Greatest Stoner Albums

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Herbie Hancock, 'Head Hunters'


Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
Courtesy of Columbia Records
32/40

Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock began the Seventies by cutting a heady trio of electronics-laden albums, backed by a volatile sextet. For Head Hunters, he eased up on the mood and made an ultra-groovy funk odyssey that kicked off with a burbling, riffy 15-minute jam perfect for some heavy-lidded wiggling. The album went on to sell a half-million copies, which is an awful lot of black-light soirées.


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