Talking Book (studio album) by Stevie Wonder

Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 613th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 656 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (144th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (613th)
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Stevie Wonder bestography

Talking Book is ranked 3rd best out of 37 albums by Stevie Wonder on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Stevie Wonder is Songs In The Key Of Life which is ranked number 86 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,401.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 656 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 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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95/100
From 04/24/2024 15:36
An excellent album; Not a weak track anywhere. "Superstition" is one of the greatest songs ever written. Tracks 1, 7, and 10 are highlights. 9.5/10!
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85/100
From 09/18/2022 14:35
This is a phenomenal album - so many great tracks culminating in Superstition. What a funk.
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From 09/06/2022 17:18
Great record
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From 02/02/2022 17:30
Superstition is the one of the greatest songs and nothing else here comes close to it. The only other enjoyable track for me is the last track.
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85/100
From 01/05/2022 16:58
Mi disco favorito de los innumerables trabajos de Wonder, con clásicos como You Are The Sunshine Of My Life y Superstition.
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From 06/18/2021 15:11
doesn't strike me
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85/100
From 11/07/2020 03:25
Not on the level of Innervisions, but still important.
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From 09/02/2020 17:34
Another classic from the Musical Genius! Rating (84.00)
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From 03/22/2020 07:57
Great album. I think I may actually prefer this to SITKOL. Lovin those early seventies keyboard sounds, particularly on Superstition.
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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
4. Close To The Edge by Yes
5. Harvest by Neil Young
6. Transformer by Lou Reed
7. Machine Head by Deep Purple
8. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
9. Foxtrot by Genesis
10. Ege Bamyası by Can
11. #1 Record by Big Star
12. Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan
13. Clube Da Esquina by Milton Nascimento / Lô Borges
14. Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
15. Acabou Chorare by Novos Baianos
16. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
17. Argus by Wishbone Ash
18. Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band
19. Vol 4 by Black Sabbath
20. Neu! by Neu!
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