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Cheap Thrills (album) by Big Brother And The Holding Company 

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Cheap Thrills
Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company (1968)
Overall rank: 1,021st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 228 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1968 (21st)
Top albums of the 1960s (103rd)
Best albums of all time (1,021st)

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Big Brother And The Holding Company bestography

Cheap Thrills is ranked as the best album by Big Brother And The Holding Company.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 228 votes)
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From nitomano 01/11/2017 00:30
Favoritas: Piece Of My Heart, Summertime, Ball And Chain
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80/100
From conallmalone 12/06/2016 00:17
Joplin at her best. Summertime is such a great song.
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From zags7000 06/11/2015 08:21
Love this album and wish there was a follow up to it with Janis. Janis didn't need the band but some of her best is here. Summertime & Piece of My Heart get a lot of the attention but Ball & Chain may be one of my favorites of all time.
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From Rufus 04/15/2015 23:13
Not enough superlatives to describe what an incredible talent Janis was, and all of her skills are on full display here. It was only a matter of time before she had to embark on a solo career.
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From PlayTime 02/11/2015 05:11
Janis erupts. Her backing band, Big Brother, isn't particularly skilled but with Joplin belting away in prime form it doesn't really matter. Infused with unreal amounts of fuzz tone and sloppy hippie enthusiasm, the record is a defining artifact of its era.
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From bonafini 09/15/2013 18:39
To me this is the best album Janis would ever be part of. Better than anything from after she went solo.
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From sheep21 03/28/2013 10:24
Iconic rock album. Best Janis Joplin record, much better than Pearl IMO. Surprised this webiste doesn't see it in quite a high light as most other music sites do.
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From junodog4 09/04/2012 19:26
Janis almost sounds better as part of a band. Here, she sounds a little more focused, even as she wails and belts it out with the best of them. The creation of a legend.
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