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The best album by Sly and the Family Stone is There's A Riot Goin' On which is ranked number 326 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,281.

Sly and the Family Stone is ranked number 222 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 8,672.

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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:

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1.

There's A Riot Goin' OnUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1971Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1971:16Rank Score:5,281
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  82/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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2.

Stand!United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1969:20Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1960s75Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  80/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1970Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1970:66Rank Score:415
Rank in 1970s574Overall Rank:2,957
Average Rating:  79/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

FreshUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1973Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1973:72Rank Score:358
Rank in 1970s648Overall Rank:3,329
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Dance To The MusicUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:62Rank Score:241
Rank in 1960s317Overall Rank:4,533
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2002:389Rank Score:52
Rank in 2000s4,397Overall Rank:14,731
Average Rating:  75/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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LifeUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1968:185Rank Score:40
Rank in 1960s906Overall Rank:16,494
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Anthology
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1981Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1981:327Rank Score:14
Rank in 1980s3,412Overall Rank:23,243
Average Rating:  78/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

A Whole New ThingUnited States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1967:224Rank Score:7
Rank in 1960s1,592Overall Rank:28,172
Average Rating:  73/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Spaced Cowboy: The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone
Compilation
United States Sly and the Family Stone
Year of Release:2009
Rank in 2009:None
Rank in 2000sNone
Average Rating:  73/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 222

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Sly and the Family Stone best tracks

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1.Everyday People
(from the album Stand!)
 87/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Family Affair
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 86/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.If You Want Me to Stay
(from the album Fresh)
 85/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.I Want To Take You Higher
(from the album Stand!)
 84/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.Luv N' Haight
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 83/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.Stand!
(from the album Stand!)
 83/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.I Want to Take You Higher
(from the album Anthology)
 83/100 (5 votes)
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8.Runnin' Away
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 83/100 (46 votes)
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9.Dance To The Music
(from the album Dance To The Music)
 83/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Sing A Simple Song
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.I Want To Take You Higher
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Hot Fun In The Summertime
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Dance To The Music
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Everyday People
(from the album Greatest Hits)
 82/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.(You Caught Me) Smilin'
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 82/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Family Affair
(from the album Anthology)
 81/100 (4 votes)
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18.You Can Make It If You Try
(from the album Stand!)
 81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Somebody's Watching You
(from the album Stand!)
 81/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.Spaced Cowboy
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 81/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Sly and the Family Stone ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 27 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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