Stand! (studio album) by Sly & The Family Stone
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The best album by Sly & The Family Stone is There's A Riot Goin' On which is ranked number 417 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,420.
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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 80.6/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.
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It wasn't until this fourth album that Sly would get everything right and in doing so releasing an astonishing mix of pop, funk, rock and psychedelica all stitched together by the incredible rhythm section of Larry Graham on bass and Greg Errico drums
A couple of weaker tracks hold this album back from its true potential but you can see the quality that the group is full of scattered all over this project. Songs like Everyday People, Sing A Simple Song and Stand! prove this perfectly with each track being so infectious and beautifully crafted. There is so much depth to some of these songs and also so many beautiful performances all over the release that it is tough to really pick out one moment as a favourite. I do think Sly Stone deserves a special mention as he leads from the front and absolutely commands this record. Overall, this is a funky and fun album to listen to with outstanding moments that always draw me back to revisit this release.
One of if not the best social commentary albums. The lyrics are poignant but the masterful compositions make this album one of the greatest.
I only heard this about 2021 - and not really coming from a funk or soul background - but this kicks ass. Superb album.
I see how influential it was and it has incredible highlights, but overall isn't very consistent
Scratch the "Sex Machine" 13-minute jam and we got ourselves a nearly perfect early funk record.
1969 might be the greatest year in music history and this album just adds to that claim.
great soul. different strokes
Hard to imagine a more accessible and entertaining album from Sly and company.
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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