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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: 1,727th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 168 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1970 (44th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (364th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,727th)

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

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John Barleycorn Must Die track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Glad
 84/100 (34 votes)
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2.Freedom Rider
 80/100 (34 votes)
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3.Empty Pages
 80/100 (29 votes)
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4.Stranger To Himself
 77/100 (25 votes)
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5.John Barleycorn
 84/100 (38 votes)
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6.Every Mother's Son
 77/100 (23 votes)
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John Barleycorn Must Die rankings

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77/100 (from 168 votes)
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30/100
03/10/2019 11:46
52/100
 
80/100
02/07/2019 16:16
75/100
 
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78/100
 
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12/23/2018 02:17
65/100
 
70/100
12/18/2018 18:33
71/100

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75/100
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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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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90/100
Along with the BLIND FAITH album, this is Steve Winwood at his best Great Album!
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85/100
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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80/100
Best Tracks: Empty Pages, John Barleycorn
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85/100
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Best Track: John Barleycorn
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80/100
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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Great album with Jazz/Pop/Folk and other...
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95/100
Best track: Empty Pages
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POWERFUL FOLK,JAZZ,PSYCHEDELIA FUSION..."AND HIS BRANDY IN A GLASS"
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