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John Barleycorn Must Die (album) by Traffic 

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John Barleycorn Must Die
John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic (1970)
Overall rank: 1,679th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 163 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1970 (43rd)
Top albums of the 1970s (359th)
Best albums of all time (1,679th)

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John Barleycorn Must Die is ranked as the best album by Traffic.

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78/100 (from 163 votes)
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09/19/2018 10:46
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90/100
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75/100
From Sandrof1969 02/15/2018 20:39
Ammetto di essere stato a lungo prevenuto nei confronti di questo disco ed in generale dei Traffic. Il fatto è che tutto ciò che odora di progressive mi ripugna istintivamente ed un album che usciva nel 1970, che coniugava rock, psichedelia, folk e jazz e che - orrore - aveva tra i suoi strumenti cardine il flauto, sulla carta non poteva che respingermi. In più la canzone che titolava il tutto e che già conoscevo non mi piaceva granchè. E invece… Invece succede che qui gli ingredienti di cui sopra sono dosati perfettamente, che non c'è mai ma proprio mai la tendenza a suonarsi addosso tipica del progressive, che le canzoni sono eccellenti ( tutte più della title track, secondo me ) e… si, che pure il flauto riesca ad inserirsi bene nel contesto.
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From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:31
I bought John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic on 23/11/2002 from on CD for £3.33 The version I have is on the record label Island catalogue number 314 548 541-2 It entered the UK charts on 08/08/1970 and got to number 11 spending a total of 9 weeks on the chart.
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From vancevisuals 09/26/2016 01:16
Along with the BLIND FAITH album, this is Steve Winwood at his best Great Album!
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From garycottier 06/23/2016 11:25
Initially a Steve Winwood solo record, John Barleycorn must die(great title) eventually evolved into a Traffic album without Dave Mason. Based on the traditional folk song of the title track, Traffic produce what is arguably their most consistent album. Great songs in, glad, freedom rider, empty pages, and the title track, make this possibly their best record. Classic British music.
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From travelful 07/05/2015 18:09
Best Tracks: Empty Pages, John Barleycorn
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From gtroda 01/29/2015 19:27
Best Track: John Barleycorn
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From Mdemauri 06/18/2014 21:50
My favorite Traffic album. After Blind Faith, Steve Winwood started to record a solo album that eventually became this Traffic album. The first three songs alone are fantastic.
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From Maucat 03/29/2014 14:42
Great album with Jazz/Pop/Folk and other...
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From RFNAPLES 12/14/2012 02:09
Best track: Empty Pages
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From jojoexile 08/04/2011 03:44
POWERFUL FOLK,JAZZ,PSYCHEDELIA FUSION..."AND HIS BRANDY IN A GLASS"
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