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The best album by Sly and the Family Stone is There's A Riot Goin' On which is ranked number 374 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,374.

Sly and the Family Stone is ranked number 236 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 9,095.

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Sly and the Family Stone best albums

The following albums by Sly and the Family Stone are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

There's A Riot Goin' OnUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1971Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1971:17Rank Score:5,374
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  81/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1969:21Rank Score:2,467
Rank in 1960s78Overall Rank:762
Average Rating:  80/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1970Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1970:72Rank Score:422
Rank in 1970s641Overall Rank:3,288
Average Rating:  80/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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FreshUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1973Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1973:77Rank Score:379
Rank in 1970s688Overall Rank:3,583
Average Rating:  77/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.

Dance To The MusicUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1968:54Rank Score:341
Rank in 1960s292Overall Rank:3,906
Average Rating:  74/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

LifeUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1968:175Rank Score:65
Rank in 1960s870Overall Rank:14,775
Average Rating:  78/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

A Whole New ThingUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1967:220Rank Score:16
Rank in 1960s1,519Overall Rank:25,829
Average Rating:  75/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2002:661Rank Score:15
Rank in 2000s7,307Overall Rank:26,388
Average Rating:  75/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Anthology
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1981Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1981:384Rank Score:14
Rank in 1980s3,877Overall Rank:27,004
Average Rating:  79/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Small TalkUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1974Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1974:462Rank Score:4
Rank in 1970s4,777Overall Rank:41,535
Average Rating:  67/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 236

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Sly and the Family Stone best tracks

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1.Everyday People
(from the album Stand!)
 87/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Family Affair
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 87/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.If You Want Me To Stay
(from the album Fresh)
 85/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Dance To The Music
(from the album Dance To The Music)
 84/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.I Want To Take You Higher
(from the album Stand!)
 84/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Everyday People
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 84/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.Stand!
(from the album Stand!)
 83/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.I Want To Take You Higher
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Runnin' Away
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 83/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Hot Fun In The Summertime
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Dance To The Music
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 83/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Luv N' Haight
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 83/100 (50 votes)
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14.I Want to Take You Higher
(from the album Anthology)
 83/100 (5 votes)
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15.Sing A Simple Song
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Stand!
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Somebody's Watching You
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.You Can Make It If You Try
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Family Affair
(from the album Anthology)
 82/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.(You Caught Me) Smilin'
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 82/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sly and the Family Stone ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 40 votes)
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From tgarritsen 11/22/2014 02:40
This compilation of the early stuff from them is really great. It's a really happy version of funk. Designed to make you dance.
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From junodog4 09/02/2012 19:57
So funky, yet so topical. Sly had the cajones to say what others were thinking. He helped open up r&b to new sounds, but a new attitude as well.
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From ffudnebbuh 01/03/2012 13:46
Yes, daftpunter, you are right, Miles heard a concert of theirs and was so excited by the audio reaction that he wanted to do something similar, something that the rock audience would like, so that was the inspiration for "Bitches Brew".
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From daftpunter 01/03/2012 05:49
Sly's impact on music was soooo great that even the great Miles Davis adjusted his view on music and followed him. In the few albums (Dance To The Music, Life, Stand!, There's a Riot Going On, and Fresh) made prior to the drugs sapping him of his muse and sanity Sly simply made the funkiest Rock and Roll ever. Parliament doesn't exist without Sly. Funk wouldn't have been what it was without The Family Stone. An important band (man).
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From ffudnebbuh 09/09/2010 04:11
"Family Affair" is my fav Sly record, I remember when their first hit "Dance to the music" came out in 1968. me and a friend were in the back seat of our car going to the grocery store with my mom, and "DTTM" came on the radio,..we just looked at each other and said "What the hell is that!" I hadn't heard anything that mindblowing since "papa's got a brand new bag".
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From Triple Seis 09/08/2010 01:13
Tremenda Banda. Su mejor disco es "There's a Riot Goin' On"
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