Life (studio album) by Sly & The Family Stone

Life by Sly & The Family Stone
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 6,647th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 59 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1968 (100th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (516th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,647th)
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Sly & The Family Stone - Life, Reel to Reel 1968 Epic VG+/ G+
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Sly And The Family Stone - Life - 1995 Columbia Legacy CD! B17
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Sly & The Family Stone “Life” E 30333 Vinyl Record
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Sly & The Family Stone bestography

Life is ranked 5th best out of 18 albums by Sly & The Family Stone on BestEverAlbums.com.

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Life track list

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 59 votes)
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04/19/2024 20:30 MetalMan67  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,81271/100
 
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12/26/2023 19:23 bonnequestion  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,40170/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 23% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.9/100, a mean average of 72.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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75/100
From 03/25/2019 03:28
This album doesn't have a great reputation; it doesn't have any hits, and there are other Sly albums that get played before it. When I finally got around to it, I kept waiting for it to live down to that reputation, but it just kept funking with great horn riffs, a big full sound, and each song its own unique thing. If a Sly album can be an obscure, hidden find, this is it--none of these tracks get played to death on oldies radio, you haven't heard it 200 times already. People do Sly & the Family a disservice by treating them as a hits-only band. Their albums are great, even this one without a hit on it. Side one is better than side two, though.
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