Stand! (studio album) by Sly & The Family Stone

Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 512th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 499 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (65th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (512th)
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Sly & The Family Stone bestography

Stand! is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Sly & The Family Stone on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sly & The Family Stone is There's A Riot Goin' On which is ranked number 392 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,893.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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80/100 (from 499 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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75/100
From 05/06/2022 11:19
I see how influential it was and it has incredible highlights, but overall isn't very consistent
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From 04/15/2022 20:50
Scratch the "Sex Machine" 13-minute jam and we got ourselves a nearly perfect early funk record.
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From 09/09/2021 20:42
1969 might be the greatest year in music history and this album just adds to that claim.
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From 03/18/2021 15:46
great soul. different strokes
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80/100
From 11/20/2020 04:13
Hard to imagine a more accessible and entertaining album from Sly and company.
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From 10/13/2020 03:08
81/100

Best tracks: Stand, Everyday People
Worst tracks: Somebody's Watching You, You Can Make It If You Try

A really great, soulful and funky album. You could almost mistake it for a greatest hits release if you didn't know better.
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From 09/26/2020 19:09
Soul and funk meet psychedelia and it works! Superb album, production quality on the vinyl re-issue is excellent. Side two of the vinyl is the best of the album in my opinion. Great vocals through the whole album along with a plethora of unusual vocal effects including what sounds like an early vocoder but obviously isn't.
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95/100
From 04/30/2019 12:35
Feels more like a greatest hits album rather than a studio one. Fun and innovative, and "Everyday People" sounds as urgent today as it did 50 years ago.
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90/100
From 01/02/2019 11:53
Funk e psicodelia pura. Super dançante.
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70/100
From 10/15/2018 23:11
There are hints of the great work Sly would do but it's very unbalanced and the compositions lack some spice. Sometimes the melodies or changes sound a bit childish. The overall hippie vibe doesn't satisfy me also.
But great drummer and bass player.
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
6. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
7. Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
8. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
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10. In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
11. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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13. The Band by The Band
14. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) by The Kinks
15. Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
16. The Stooges by The Stooges
17. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
18. Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Willy And The Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival
20. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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