The Band (album) by The Band

The Band
The Band by The Band
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 237th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 824 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (12th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (37th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (237th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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85/100
From 03/27/2020 05:53
Great southern rock/Americana album with a great vibe. The first half has the best songs, along with the last song. Personally I feel their debut is a better and more dynamic album, but these two albums together prove why The Band deserved to be The Band.
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From 12/29/2019 20:30
Beautiful.
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75/100
From 05/06/2019 09:58
Just picked this up in July 18 through looking through Best Of Charts and thought about time to listen to such an iconic and rated band. Pleasantly surprised with this a number of killer tunes - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Up On Cripple Creek sounded familiar and are excellent. Also loving Whispering Pines - which sounds soooo like Flaming Lips.
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From 12/08/2018 15:56
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Up On Cripple Creek are great tracks, the rest of the songs are not really up to much, musicianship is great though.
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From 11/04/2018 01:25
The Band are one of those rare acts that manage to follow up an amazing debut album with a sophomore effort that is equal to or better than the first. While we still find many of those rustic and weary 19th century characters we met on "Music From Big Pink" their tales seem to be imbued with more warmth. Of course there's that incredible musicianship (Garth Hudson is the secret weapon here). And vocal turns between Helm, Danko & Manuel that run the gamut from ebullient to heart wrenching. Americana rock at it's greatest.
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From 07/15/2018 14:59
Just got the album and first listening to the band - although recognised "Dixie" which is excellent - also loving "Cripple Creek" - score after a few more listens
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From 04/17/2018 00:07
As it stands, this is my favorite album of all time.
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80/100
From 02/13/2018 21:32
La cultura ( musicale ) d'America raccontata con poesia e con semplicità da questi cinque polistrumentisti, autori, cantanti: tutti tranne uno non statunitensi bensì canadesi!
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From 01/14/2018 16:51
For a bunch of Canadian guys (except Levon Helm) they really get in touch with the music and Americana of the south. The best example is The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down but they are many other in this album. Never gets old!
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90/100
From 11/22/2017 19:35
A grower album, and one of my favorites of all time, just beautiful ballads mixed with lyrics about the Civil War of U.S.
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