The Band (studio album) by The Band

The Band by The Band
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 252nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 952 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (41st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (252nd)
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81/100 (from 952 votes)
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05/14/2024 10:48 Jamie  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,76664/100
 
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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 81.1/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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90/100
From 03/29/2024 00:44
A well-produced and well performed album of quirky pseudo-mainstream songs. 9/10.
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35/100
From 01/28/2024 19:24
This type of music is not really my cup of tea. Highlights for me were Jawbone and Across The Great Divide.
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75/100
From 12/11/2023 06:24
Completely agree with Untitled’s review below.
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From 03/03/2023 11:30
This record has some outstanding musical moments and might be superior to their debut in terms of the depth of their instrumentation but it just isn't as consistent or cohesive. There are only 5 or 6 songs that are really worth listening to with 4 of them being elite. These 4 songs are The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up On Cripple Creek and the opening and closing tracks. The rest of the songs you could argue are skippable and while some will appeal to you the rest will just feel a bit empty. Overall, they aren't as consistent or focused on here as they are on their debut but there is some beautiful instrumental work so it is well worth a listen.
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100/100
From 05/13/2022 16:00
Want to transport yourself to another era? Listen to this album. It is so quintessentially Americana and evokes feelings of nostalgia. Absolutely joyous and one of my favorites. 100/100.
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60/100
From 01/17/2022 11:40
There are some decent tracks like The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, but overall Music From Big Pink is much better and most of the tracks doesn't even come close.
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70/100
From 11/15/2021 19:30
There are some terrific tracks and musical moments, but we know that Pink Pink is just more composed and better structured.
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75/100
From 03/18/2021 15:43
great music
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70/100
From 12/25/2020 19:03
One of the most essential albums. Every music lover should give this a try no matter which genre is your favorite.
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80/100
From 10/17/2020 18:48
Delícia de álbum. Dá para ouvi-lo várias e várias vezes. Percebi várias coisas que seriam incorporados no soft rock vindouro.
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