The Band (studio album) by The Band

The Band
The Band by The Band
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 240th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 873 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (39th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (240th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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81/100 (from 873 votes)
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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 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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75/100
From 03/18/2021 15:43
great music
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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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55/100
From 10/13/2020 03:53
53/100

Best tracks: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up On Cripple Creek
Worst tracks: Rag Mama Rag, Whispering Pines, Look Out Cleveland, Jawbone
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75/100
From 07/07/2020 02:14
It's not nearly as good as Music from Big Pink, but The Band's self-titled effort has some great moments.
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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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100/100
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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