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

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 61st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,788 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (61st)
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What's Going On is ranked as the best album by Marvin Gaye.

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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 84.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 02/03/2022 06:51
Beautiful and sad. Great!
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From 01/28/2022 19:42
Crazy how some of the songs are more actual in 2022 than in 1971. He has amazing voice and production is great.
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From 11/03/2021 01:24
This is one of the greats, no question. I don't think it's number 1, but it shouldn't be this low on the list either. A true masterpiece.
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From 09/13/2021 19:00
Menuda voz se gastaba el amigo Marvin.
Un disco que vocalmente y orquestalmente es perfecto.
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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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as good as anything ever recorded by anyone in any genre in any era ever. superb.
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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. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
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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