Songs In The Key Of Life (studio album) by Stevie Wonder

Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 110th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,126 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1976 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (28th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (110th)
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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 84.9/100, a mean average of 83.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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From 05/02/2021 16:42
Songs in the Key of Life is the rare case in which there is no real way to overhype the artist's achievement. Stevie Wonder's sound on this sprawling album draws seemingly effortlessly from funk, pop, jazz, and Latin styles. Tracks range from the fusion groove of “Contusion” to the delicate voice-and-harp duet “If It’s Magic.” Though more than 130 musicians are listed in the credits (including such stars as Herbie Hancock, George Benson, and Minnie Riperton), Songs in the Key of Life never strays from the singular, blazing vision of one artist. The sneaky pre-chorus in “Knocks Me Off My Feet,” the transcendent, spiraling rise of “As”—hooks pile on top of hooks, tucked irresistibly and unerringly into breaks, fills, and intros, most obviously on the album’s two biggest hits, the nostalgic, swaggering “I Wish” and the shout-out to Wonder’s jazz forebears “Sir Duke,” which quickly took up permanent residence in the repertoire of every marching band in the country. A landmark album by one of my favorite artists of the seventies.
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From 02/15/2021 01:03
easily SWs best work
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From 02/13/2021 07:16
115th overall!? Way too low. A top 25 album on any list.
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From 02/04/2021 22:07
An album full of summer vibes is exactly what you need during winter. Despite its length, it's extremely accessible. I guess that explains its commercial success, too. Also, it's hard to spot any strikingly weak tracks, all of them contribute to the overall warm and intimate atmosphere. However, there's enough diversity to keep the interest throughout, it has a wide range of a pop/soul/funk/jazz etc. background. I must say I 've never paid any attention to the lyrics, I suspect I may be missing on some important stuff.
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From 02/03/2021 17:58
The greatest album by Stevie Wonder (maybe along with Innervisions) the whole album is great, a bit too long (it’s a double album) with some ok songs like Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I am Singing, Ebony Eyes and All Day Sucker.
The rest is from good to amazing. Love’s In Need of Love Today, Sir Duke, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Pastime Paradise, Summer Soft, Isn’t She Lovely, Joy Inside My Tears, If It’s Magic, As and Another Star are masterpieces. Obviously one of the greatest album of all time and one of my favorite. 9.5/10
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From 01/28/2021 18:17
Stevie revelou um mundo mágico de música, ritmo e alma.
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From 12/04/2020 16:45
One of my favorite albums ever. It is one of the weekly spins in my home!
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From 10/27/2020 22:50
I have always preferred the tighter tracklists of his earlier 70s albums, but this is definitely growing on me over time, as there are just so many undeniable tracks. White Album echoes, for sure.
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From 08/31/2020 11:41
Fav. Tracks: Love's In Need Of Love Today, Have A Talk With God, Contusion, Sir Duke, I Wish, Ordinary Pain, Black Man, As, Another Star.
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From 08/18/2020 07:56
This album has such a broad range of aspects. Social and political commentary on inequality, the joy of life collide alongside each other, but above all beautiful music expertly crafted, played and produced, a wonderful listen.
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1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
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