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

Cheap Thrills
Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 820th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 333 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (87th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (820th)
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JANIS JOPLIN BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING CO. "Cheap Thrills" 1970 RP Vinyl LP
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Time left: 17h 35m 5s
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Big Brother And The Holding Company Cheap Thrills Vinyl Lp Janis Joplin
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Time left: 19h 21m 17s
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Cheap Thrills:Big Brother And The Holding Company LP, Janis JOPLIN,GF KCS 9700
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79/100 (from 333 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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65/100
From 02/08/2021 13:58
the energy of Janis. decent stuff
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85/100
From 01/26/2021 13:36
Great album. Love her voice
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85/100
From 01/18/2021 10:32
Janis is untouchable and the song material is almost as consistently great, though the half-assed effort to make it seem like a live album feels like the cheapest thrill.
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60/100
From 09/26/2020 23:37
60/100.

Best songs: Summertime, Piece of My Heart
Worst song: Oh, Sweet Mary

Pretty good album!
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75/100
From 08/30/2020 16:49
A powerful psychedelic album with plenty of edge and energy. Janis Joplin sounds like what Grace Slick might have sounded like if she gargled with Whisky regularly. Love 'Piece of my Heart'. Parts of Joplin's vocal style reminds me of a female version of Robert Plant.
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80/100
From 08/21/2020 17:25
Janis is Amazing and The Holding Company can jam with the best of them. Rating (82.86)
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From 07/01/2020 04:49
There's a whole lot to like about this album as it is filled with energy throughout the entire band, it showcases the remarkable vocal talent of Janis Joplin, and walks the somewhat unusual line of sounding like an album from a jam band that veers into classic rock and roll as well. Like a lot of albums from the late 60s, it suffers from the infusion of jarring sound effects added to the recording, in this case to simulate the feel of a live performance. Some of the songs are actually live and not surprisingly, they sound great as they do not need to be enhanced with over the top sound. The recording of the album sounds great and allows each of the musical parts to take center stage at different times. If for no other reason, check this album out for the classic one-two punch of "Piece of My Heart" and "Summertime" but tune in ahead of time for "I Need A Man To Love" and towards the end for the live version of "Catch Me Daddy."
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100/100
From 07/12/2019 21:03
Good stuff. Janis Joplin's piercing vocals really make this album.
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85/100
From 02/26/2019 19:07
Alto nível de blues! Irresistível a interpretação de Janis.
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From 01/18/2019 02:33
You can hear the great musicianship trying to overcome the drug submersion.
Sometimes it is successfull. Some sobriety would balance it out but that's how it was.
Powerful and very american (roots) vocals, loads of groove from the rhythm section and very wild and psychedelic guitars.
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