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The Band (album) by The Band 

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The Band
The Band by The Band (1969)
Overall rank: 213th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 750 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1969 (10th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (35th)
Top 500 albums of all time (213th)

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-The BandMusic From Big Pink

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From Goliath 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 caseygow 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 PeterSmith 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 planetneutral 04/17/2018 00:07
As it stands, this is my favorite album of all time.
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From Sandrof1969 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 somefatguy157 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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From Jbalbinolr 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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From Lgk21 11/04/2017 21:49
The Band is so special largely because you get so many great voices working together and not just one front-man. The vocals are so good and the songwriting may be even better.
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From TheHutts 01/25/2017 21:43
This is the iconic Band album; it’s often referred to as the Brown Album, due to the earthy tones on the cover. Even more than the previous album, it witnesses the group digging into increasingly richer interpretations of traditional music forms. The diversity on The Band is astounding; the album ranges from the hoe-down of ‘Rag Mama Rag’ and funk of ‘Up On Cripple Creek’ to the stateliness of ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ and the languidness of ‘Rockin’ Chair’. Robertson, who emerges as the main songwriter on the record, delves explicitly into American history in tracks like ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ (a humanistic Southern perspective on the Civil War, prompted by a visit to Helm’s parents) and ‘King Harvest (Has Surely Come)’ (a tale of depression era poverty) while the souls of most of the other tracks are grounded somewhere in a bygone era. There’s also a tangible Biblical flavour to songs like ‘Unfaithful Servant’ and ‘Jawbone’, which adds a further sense of authority to proceedings.
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From xMUSICSNOBx 08/16/2016 14:36
If 'log cabin' was a genre, this album would be the peak of its progression. I enjoyed a few tracks, the melodies on them are very sweet and nostalgic. But unfortunately, a lot of the instrumentation is repetitive, and the lyricism just feels kind of pander-y throughout. I dont see myself returning to this album, but I can definetly see the worth in it. 5.5/10.
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