What's Going On (studio album) by Marvin Gaye

What's Going On
What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 67th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,698 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (20th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (67th)
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What's Going On is ranked as the best album by Marvin Gaye.

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85/100 (from 1,698 votes)
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04/28/2021 22:39 iancnasc  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 550/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.2/100, a mean average of 84.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 05/07/2021 03:18
Literally a perfect album. Literally the greatest album of all time.
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From 04/22/2021 19:32
as good as anything ever recorded by anyone in any genre in any era. superb
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From 04/19/2021 06:36
His smooth soulful voice combined well with the blissful production and very bravery lyrics.
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From 03/28/2021 19:45
as good as anything ever recorded by anyone in any genre in any era ever. superb.
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From 01/27/2021 18:09
L'album de la sensualité :-)
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From 01/07/2021 21:53
Not my genre, but full respect for this masterpiece.
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95/100
From 01/05/2021 00:16
Tratado do soul music!
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80/100
From 12/25/2020 17:38
It moves so effortlessly from one song to the next, it feels like one big song. Every time you listen it, you get even more into its atmosphere. Its themes are equally important nowadays as they were half a century ago, which is a sad realisation.
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From 12/18/2020 18:37
His greatest work! Love it! Can't think of Gaye whitout remembering this album.
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From 12/16/2020 18:47
Gaye demonstrates his vocal, lyrical, and compositional ability on this one-in-a-trillion album
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Imagine by John Lennon
15. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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