Magma (France, 1970-2019)

Info about Magma
Country France
Added By Mike
17 years ago
Base Genre
1970-2004 Rock
2009 Jazz
2012-2019 Rock
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8.7 x25
French Technical Prog Zeuhl/Independent
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22 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 14 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 83 studio tracks by Magma.
Track durations range from 25s to 37m 56s, averaging at 6m 54s with a standard deviation of 5m 54s.
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Comment by SaltyJon 12 years ago
Magma - Mythes Et Légendes, Volume II (DVD) 2006, DVD
9.5
Prog Zeuhl
Definitely sparked my interest in getting more of the DVDs of the series, an excellent concert.
Comment by SaltyJon 12 years ago
Magma - Retrospektïw I-II (disc 1) 1981, Live
9.4
Prog Zeuhl
My second favorite live Magma album (so far). Both pieces are brilliantly played, with this version of MDK being my favorite recorded that I've heard.
Comment by SaltyJon 12 years ago
Magma - Live/Hhaï (Köhntark) 1975, Live
9.0
Prog Zeuhl
For me, the live album against which all others are measured. It's the closest thing to a perfect live album I've heard.
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - Üdü Wüdü 1976
7.0
Prog Zeuhl
While most of the album is simply very good, De Futura is excellent. The band brings in elements of world music to their otherworldly style on some tracks, which would be seen again on Attahk.
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh 1973
9.5
Free Form Prog Zeuhl
One of the most important albums in the entire Zeuhl genre. While Magma's earlier albums showed a bit of the style which was to become prevalent on this album, this is where it all really came together to create the new musical entity we know and love (or loathe, in some people's cases).
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - Magma (Kobaïa) 1970
8.9
Prog Zeuhl
A great start for the band...the production isn't as good as on some later albums, but overall it sounds good. The album shows more apparent jazz influences than some of their later works. Excellent listening material, with only a few more avant-garde songs. It's not an ideal first purchase of the band in my opinion, but it shouldn't come too much later after that.
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - K.A 2004
9.5
Prog Zeuhl
This album shows off Magma's ability to keep on doing what they've been so good at doing for such a long time. Essential addition to any collection of Zeuhl music.
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - Attahk 1978
9.2
Prog Zeuhl
One of my favorite albums from Magma, it's very accessible for those new to the band/genre, and still manages to capture the essence of what the band is about. Highly recommended for new or old listeners of the band.
Comment by SaltyJon 13 years ago
Magma - Merci 1984
6.0
Prog-Related Rock
The worst album Magma released. Not quite bad, but with some serious stinkers on it (Mainly "Call from the Dark (Ooh Ooh Baby)", which is probably evident from its title.) If you're trying to get into Magma, do yourself a favor and stay away from this album. If you're already a seasoned fan, though, it's worth checking out. Most of the tracks are actually pretty decent.
Review by Logan 14 years ago <Permalink>
Magma - Retrospektïw I-II (disc 1) 1981, Live
9.5
Avant-Garde Zeuhl/Fusion
A wonderful effort by Magma -- "Theusz Hamtaahk" is the standout; one of the best tracks Magma has done. It is stunning, "Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh," though worthwhile, lacks the pace and excitement I had expected and feels a little too forced. It's an essential release for all who love Magma, and has proved a good gateway into Magma's world for some.

Subsequently, I've come to love this version of MDK much more, and I am more likely to listen to it than the MDK studio album. It's wonderful how the pace changes.

This has easily been my most played album by Magma over the last year and a half.
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Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh 1973
 #1

8.8 x14
Technical Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
K.A 2004
 #2

8.9 x7
French Epic Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
1001° Centigrades 1971
 #3

8.3 x10
Free Form Prog Zeuhl/Fusion
Ëmëhntëhtt-Rê 2009
 #4

8.5 x8
French Avant-Garde Prog Fusion/Zeuhl
Magma (Kobaïa) 1970
 #5

8.5 x8
French Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
Üdü Wüdü 1976
 #7

8.0 x9
Avant-Garde Prog Zeuhl/Independent
Attahk 1978
 #8

7.8 x7
French Free Form Prog Zeuhl/Fusion
Köhntarkösz 1974
 #9

7.8 x7
French Technical Prog Zeuhl/Independent
Zëss - Le Jour Du Néant 2019
 #10

9.3 x1
Prog Zeuhl
Félicité Thösz 2012
 #11

7.8 x2
Prog Zeuhl
Slag Tanz 2015
 #12

8.1 x1
Prog Zeuhl
Merci 1984
 #14

5.0 x5
French Eclectic Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
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Félicité Thösz 2012
 3 months ago
rushfan4
7.7
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Merci 1984
 3 months ago
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4.0
Prog Zeuhl
Retrospektïw III 1981, Live
 3 months ago
rushfan4
7.2
Prog Zeuhl
Attahk 1978
 3 months ago
rushfan4
6.0
Prog Zeuhl
Üdü Wüdü 1976
 3 months ago
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8.0
Prog Zeuhl
Köhntarkösz 1974
 3 months ago
rushfan4
7.3
Avant-Garde Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh 1973
 4 months ago
rushfan4
7.2
Prog Zeuhl/Jazz
1001° Centigrades 1971
 4 months ago
rushfan4
7.0
Prog Zeuhl/Fusion
Magma (Kobaïa) 1970
 4 months ago
rushfan4
8.7
Prog Zeuhl
Zëss - Le Jour Du Néant 2019
 2 years ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Zeuhl
Zëss - Le Jour Du Néant 2019
 2 years ago
rushfan4
9.3
Prog Zeuhl
Magma (Kobaïa) 1970
 5 years ago
Jozef47
7.3
French Prog Jazz
Attahk 1978
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.3
French Free Form Prog Fusion
Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh 1973
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.9
French Technical Prog Jazz/Zeuhl
1001° Centigrades 1971
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.7
French Free Form Prog Jazz/Zeuhl
Köhntarkösz 1974
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
French Technical Prog Independent/Jazz
Üdü Wüdü 1976
 7 years ago
Jozef47
7.8
French Prog Jazz/Zeuhl
Félicité Thösz 2012
 8 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Zeuhl