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The Chicago Transit Authority (album) by Chicago Transit Authority

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The Chicago Transit Authority
The Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Overall rank: 1,125th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 176 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1969 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (109th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,125th)

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CHICAGO " TRANSIT AUTHORITY " MFSL 2-128 SEALED (JAPAN PRESSING-SERIES/DO-LP)
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Chicago 4 LP Lot - Transit Authority + II + V + VIII w/ Posters + Tour Book
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Chicago Transit Authority - Texas Pop Festival 1969 - CD - New
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Average Rating: 
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90/100
07/24/2019 23:10
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90/100
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80/100
From BLO
jdenny2018 have you ever given Chicago II a listen? I think it's very similar musically to this one, and imo more consistent.

This record though, is pretty great. Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is? is their greatest song behind 25 or 6 to 4, and it's very ahead of its time. People claim Hot Rats was the first Jazz-Rock record, but this one predates it.
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95/100
Only great chicago album. Everything afterwards was too pop
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75/100
Started off on a fast track to Masterpieceville, but took some significant detours. But there's an excellent single album within this double.
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Favoritas: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Questions 67 and 68, Beginnings, I'm a Man
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Yes it's Chicago. Fortunately not quite that Chicago. This is an absolutely underrated record, a stunning album, a psychedelic soul rock masterpiece. Originally a double album it really captures that late sixties atmosphere, with stunning songs such as, beginnings, listen, and, I'm a man. This album deserves a lot more attention and praise.
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"Beginnings" is stunningly gorgeous. Whole album shows excellent musicianship and if you're in the right mood, it's addictingly optimistic and inspiring.
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The most exciting music Chicago ever put on one record (in this case, a double album). Nice catchy tunes mixed with gutsy rock jams. Its biggest fault is its long length and lack of consistency in quality.
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From joeMT
I love old school Chicago with the whole horn section and jazzy vibe, great stuff and still modern enough to play on the radio now.
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