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Music From Big Pink (album) by The Band 

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Music From Big Pink
Music From Big Pink by The Band (1968)
Overall rank: 257th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 597 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1968 (9th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (42nd)
Top 500 albums of all time (257th)

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The Band bestography

Music From Big Pink is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by The Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Band is The Band which is ranked number 205 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,109.

The Band album bestography « Higher ranked (205th) This album (257th) Lower ranked (1,217th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan, Revolver by The Beatles and The Band by The Band.

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81/100 (from 597 votes)
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90/100
From TheHutts 01/25/2017 21:42
While it’s not surprising, given that The Band had spent years under the tuition of Ronnie Hawkins and Dylan, Big Pink is still one of the most assured and ephocal debut albums in the history of popular music.
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From garycottier 05/30/2016 23:16
The Band's debut album is an Americana classic. Great songs beautifully played with no pretension or bombast. There is such heart to these songs, it really is the kind of music that seeps into your soul. There are some fantastic songs in, tears of rage, long black veil, and, I shall be released, but best of all is, the weight, surely The Band's greatest song. A great album.
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From sethmadsen 02/23/2016 02:22
I liked It Shall Be Released and The Weight, the rest was pretty average for me.
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From yonstein414 03/03/2015 01:50
I'll never get enough of this. One day I'll make a pilgrimage to Woodstock and pay my respects; not to the big stage, but to the woods that inspired these timeless songs.
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From GandalfORiley345 02/23/2015 22:18
It begins better than how it goes ending, and it's easy to recognize the best songs from this work, plus the album it's all made for the music of those times. Actually, I expectorad more from The Band, specially because the first song I ever heard of them was "The Weight" which is easily a masterpiece, the absolute great one. The Band shows here a beautiful compilation of songs that centralize on sound danceble, realist, and emotionally strong.
9.2/10

Best song: The Weight
Worst song: Chest Fever
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From gtroda 01/25/2015 19:19
The Weight, Long Black Veil, and I Shall Be Released are great tracks that I love. The rest of it I could pretty much take or leave. I think as a whole this album is kind of overrated.
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From dp 10/07/2014 01:34
Really good album. Had some very weak songs, but also amazing songs, not just "The Weight" which could be one of my personal favorites.
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From eclab 05/08/2014 02:38
"The Weight" is fantastic, as everyone seems to agree, and there are some other great songs here, but the vocals are quite poor in some parts and detract from the quality of the album.

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From briggs54 03/01/2014 19:35
The Weight is one of my favorites, but as an album I think Big Pink is overrated.
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From tgarritsen 02/05/2014 20:11
I was pleasantly suprised by the songwriting the first time I heard this album.
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