There's A Riot Goin' On (studio album) by Sly & The Family Stone

There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 390th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 620 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (97th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (390th)
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81/100 (from 620 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 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 09/24/2021 17:31
Funky AND exploratory.
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From 04/22/2021 19:31
naturally with sly and funky lovely dares you to move with the beat and the times
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70/100
From 04/17/2021 03:53
This is a divisive album, a lot of people obviously love it which is great; I'm one who hears a pretty steep decline from the previous albums. A lot of it sounds like demo tracks to me. Some tracks are more developed with maybe a horn or two and Rose Stone on vocals, but it's obvious everybody was overdubbing their parts separately. There's not a band here to my ears, there's a guy in the basement with a tape machine and his friends. That guy is Sly Stone, though, so there are a lot of good moments for sure.
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90/100
From 12/05/2020 18:03
one word: beautiful
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60/100
From 11/12/2020 02:39
Expected to like this much more than I did. Too far in the avant garde, lo-fi direction for me.
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From 10/07/2018 02:08
One of the best funk records, an absolute masterpiece of nothing but groove.
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From 08/28/2018 00:21
“Oof, what’s that smell?.. It stinks so much man... please can someone open a window?.. WHERE IS THAT STANK COMING FROM???”

Finishing listening this album feels like my heart has just returned from a laborous 9-5 job. Everything adds to the funk: the vocals and the way the microphone seemingly can’t take them, the instruments and how they’re used, the way it’s produced with instruments and vocals randomly fading in and out, and the percussion just perfectly finishes it.
If this isn’t avant-garde, I don’t know what is.
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From 06/13/2018 16:34
Nothing better than some hard and dirty funk
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80/100
From 02/15/2018 21:39
Bianchi e soprattutto neri, uomini e donne, funky, soul, rock, psichedelia, tutto insieme nel disco più acido dell'America nera dell'epoca Nixon. E Sly era tra i più "fuori" di tutti… FAMILY AFFAIRS.
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From 02/07/2018 03:43
Not to be contrarian, but I don't see this holding a candle to "Stand". Yes, "Family Affair" is timeless, but the rest is just okay.
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