Let's Get It On (album) by Marvin Gaye

Let's Get It On
Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye (1973)
Overall rank: 713th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 387 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (164th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (713th)
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Let's Get It On is ranked 2nd best out of 35 albums by Marvin Gaye on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Marvin Gaye is What's Going On which is ranked number 70 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,144.

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From 9999 07/19/2018 20:09
This is actually my favourite Marvin album. Sexy and cool as fuck.
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From corenfro 11/28/2016 01:10
A severely underrated album. "Please Stay" an extremely underrated song. So much soul here. Marvin's voice was unlike any other and the funk brothers could lay it down.
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From garycottier 06/01/2016 14:47
One of the sexiest albums ever made. Marvin Gaye's, let's get it on, is the ultimate late night, lights dimmed LP's. Great songs including the absolutely stunning title track, surely one of Gaye's greatest ever songs. Elsewhere, there's other strong songs in, please stay, if I should die tonight, and, you sure love to ball. Obviously, the complete opposite to the classic, what's going on, but that's probably the whole point. Brilliant.
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From Rhett 05/14/2016 23:52
Worked again. Just got it on with my lady with this spinning. Never fails.
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From RoundTheBend 04/03/2016 03:54
Hahaha... I had no idea there's was a Gettin' it on part 2... came back for seconds? That song, regardless of it's content is a soul masterpiece.
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From muzikluvah 12/05/2015 20:32
This album and "What's Going On" are simply fabulous... It hardly gets any better.... NOTE: If you're a big fan of Marvin and these two albums, I highly recommend getting the 2001 two-CD deluxe versions of both.... "Let's Get..." deluxe has many excellent alt. versions and interesting demos, and the 2nd disc to 2001 deluxe "What's Going On" is pure gold... the best live performance I've ever heard from Marvin where he does pretty much the whole album live with innovative, super groovy alterations.... It was the first live show he'd done in two years, since the death of Tammi Terrell...performed in his hometown at the Kennedy Center, in Washington, DC.... There are other multi-disc reissues that don't have this fantastic concert, so make sure it's the 2001 reissue.... a must have for a fan of Marvin in his prime.....
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From Tamthebam 06/12/2015 10:05
This is my favourite M. Gaye album, over the years I have managed to collect nearly everything he recorded from 1960 onwards. What's Going On is also great but this album flows so smoothly it is all about different aspects of Love & the art of making love. Let's get It On, Keep Gettin' It On & Come Get To This are amazing as is the whole album. The Deluxe 2 disc edition is a must for all fans of this album.
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From swhaze 08/14/2014 14:27
I would recommend this to anyone who loves great music, good meaningful lyrics that you can understand not to mention love Marvin.
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From tgarritsen 04/08/2014 18:55
Truly thé album of love and sex.
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From Mercury 11/09/2013 19:11
Another quick review....

Yes, this is perhaps the sexiest and most romantic record ever made. As a single guy who isn't a ladies man by any stretch of the imagination, it can be kinda strange to think how much I empathize with this record. The first half in particular is flawless as far as I'm concerned. And as far as "Greatest Songs of All Times" arguments go, well you will hear me pushing the title track forward in consideration. Just listen to that track closely again, everything about it - the horns, keyboards, the vocals, the harmonies, the sexy guitar and especially those fucking drums (the greatest drumming I've ever heard) is just perfection!

That level of excellence is nearly matched throughout, albeit in different ways. The slow burnin' shit on here is just about the most sizzlin' stuff ever recorded. (Example; "You Sure Love To Ball".) And the pure romantic stuff here is incredible too! (Example; "If I should Die Tonight" - perhaps one of the best love songs and most overlooked in Gaye's career.)

"There's nothin wrong
with me
Lovin' you
(Honey no nooooo)
And givin' yourself to me
can never be wrong
If the love is true."
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