The Family That Plays Together (studio album) by Spirit

The Family That Plays Together by Spirit
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 4,480th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 71 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (62nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (355th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,480th)
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Spirit bestography

The Family That Plays Together is ranked 3rd best out of 22 albums by Spirit on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Spirit is Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus which is ranked number 1843 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 917.

Spirit album bestography « Higher ranked (3,489th) This album (4,480th) Lower ranked (6,732nd) »
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Enablers w/ Come Holy Spirit & Five Foot Arm
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Millvale, United States. United States
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Blackberry Smoke wsg The Allman Betts Band, Spirit of the South Tour
TCU Amphitheater at White River Sta, Indianapolis, United States. United States
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The Family That Plays Together track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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The Family That Plays Together rankings

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Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:

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YearSourceChartRankRank Score
2021RafionTop 100 Greatest Music Albums36/10061
2021 TamthebamTop 100 Music Albums of 196841/1003
2021 djrodoTop 25 Music Albums of 196818/252
2021WayneMCTop 100 Music Albums of 196892/1000
2021MoggieMinerTop 100 Greatest Music Albums78/10022
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 1998 (901-1000)51/100 -
2021 flamingyesdeptTop 93 Music Albums of the 1960s73/935
2021JohnnyoTop 80 Music Albums of 19688/805
2021JunomoogmelloTop 96 Music Albums of the 1960s17/9617
2021 flamingyesdeptTop 53 Music Albums of 196811/534
2021 TamthebamBest of The 60s Pt.2 (101-200)60/100 -
2021 HaydenTop 100 Music Albums of 196860/1002
2021 zags7000Top 74 Music Albums of 196870/740
2021amirmishaliTop 83 Music Albums of 196856/832
2021Steppenwolf666Virgin All Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin 2000 (501-600)75/100 -
2021caseygowTop 50 Music Albums of 196841/501
2020neilgeeTop 100 Music Albums of 196885/1001
2020 The GolluxTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s62/1008
2020panapsalmy 96 favorites albums from (4000-4500) overall chart ranking73/96 -
2020panapsalmy favorite psychedelic rock albums51/100 -
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 63
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 303

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The Family That Plays Together ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 71 votes)
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08/17/2021 20:41 travelful  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,64371/100
 
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06/13/2021 19:25 flamingyesdept  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,41676/100
 
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05/10/2021 17:50 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,15859/100
 
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10/25/2020 00:44 Red0510  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,95466/100

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.6.

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80/100
From 09/26/2017 20:36
This album must have sounded years ahead of its time when it came out in 68. After the brilliant upbeat opener, 'It Shall Be' is a much more deep and soulful track which then moves seamlessly into Fresh Garbage, upbeat and original. The strings created on the album sound like something from a Prophet Five, a synth which hadn't been invented in 68! 'Drunkard' has it all, cellos, flute, possibly a string quartet to boot! One of those albums where you hear more with each listen.
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From 10/01/2014 15:16
Best album of the band with "Spirit" (1968) and the psychedelic "Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" (1970). The Spirit style is a mixture of rock, blues, jazz but especially psychedelic and early progressive rock. In brief, delightful melodies and very influent work!
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75/100
From 08/14/2012 19:11
Solid psychedelic rock. “I Got a Line on You” is one of the great songs of the era—of any era.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
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8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
15. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
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18. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
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