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: 395th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 646 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1971 (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (98th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (395th)
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81/100 (from 646 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 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:12
Great record
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From 07/26/2022 23:56
One of the greatest albums of all time and a landmark record in funk, 'Riot' opens with the stoned refrain 'Feel so good inside myself, don't want to move', and the pace never picks up from there. Amidst a fog of drug addiction, band infighting, and troubled social landscapes, Sly Stone made this hazy masterpiece (mostly on his own, due to the aformentioned infighting) and titled it appropriately in response to Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' released six months prior. A sharp heel turn from the upbeat dance music that rocked crowds from Woodstock to Washington, this record flatly rejects all of that and settles into a languid funk that never relents. The closing track is an almost catatonic rendition of the prior year's #1 hit 'Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)', with half of the band, and twenty times the pessimism.

Essential picks: Luv N' Haight, Just Like a Baby, Family Affair, Runnin' Away, Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
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100/100
From 07/26/2022 23:55
One of the greatest albums of all time and a landmark record in funk, 'Riot' opens with the stoned refrain 'Feel so good inside myself, don't want to move', and the pace never picks up from there. Amidst a fog of drug addiction, band infighting, and troubled social landscapes, Sly Stone made this hazy masterpiece (mostly on his own, due to the aformentioned infighting) and titled it appropriately in response to Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' released six months prior. A sharp heel turn from the upbeat dance music that rocked crowds from Woodstock to Washington, this record flatly rejects all of that and settles into a languid funk that never relents. The closing track is an almost catatonic rendition of the prior year's #1 hit 'Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)', with half of the band and twenty times the pessimism

Essential picks: Luv N' Haight, Just Like a Baby, Family Affair, Runnin' Away
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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/14/2022 22:32
Apart from Spaced Cowboy this funky ride was an interesting one. Not for everyone. You gotta dig funk first.

Score: A

Luv N' Haight, Family Affair, Runnin' Away, Thank You for Talkin' to Me Africa
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From 01/27/2022 04:16
Ooooo la la
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75/100
From 01/24/2022 12:06
Not very impressed with this one, Family Affair is great and i like these long tracks, but there is a lot of stuff sounding like demos.
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95/100
From 09/24/2021 17:31
Funky AND exploratory.
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80/100
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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Rating:  
90/100
From 12/05/2020 18:03
one word: beautiful
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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