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The best album by Sly & The Family Stone is There's A Riot Goin' On which is ranked number 382 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,972.

Sly & The Family Stone is ranked number 229 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 10,649.

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Sly & The Family Stone best albums

The following albums by Sly & The Family Stone are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1.

There's A Riot Goin' OnUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1971Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1971:18Rank Score:5,972
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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2.

Stand!United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1969Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1969:19Rank Score:3,184
Rank in 1960s73Overall Rank:678
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1970Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1970:61Rank Score:588
Rank in 1970s548Overall Rank:2,810
Average Rating:  80/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.

FreshUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1973Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1973:77Rank Score:410
Rank in 1970s697Overall Rank:3,689
Average Rating:  78/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Dance To The MusicUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1968:64Rank Score:288
Rank in 1960s345Overall Rank:4,896
Average Rating:  73/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

The Essential Sly & The Family Stone
Compilation
United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:2002Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 2002:356Rank Score:75
Rank in 2000s3,890Overall Rank:14,637
Average Rating:  77/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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LifeUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1968Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1968:176Rank Score:74
Rank in 1960s879Overall Rank:14,765
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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A Whole New ThingUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1967Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1967:183Rank Score:34
Rank in 1960s1,256Overall Rank:22,011
Average Rating:  75/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Anthology
Compilation
United States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1981Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1981:430Rank Score:14
Rank in 1980s4,241Overall Rank:30,703
Average Rating:  77/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Small TalkUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1974Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1974:368Rank Score:11
Rank in 1970s3,849Overall Rank:33,805
Average Rating:  67/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 229

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Sly & The Family Stone best tracks

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1.Family Affair
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 87/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.Everyday People
(from the album Stand!)
 87/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.If You Want Me To Stay
(from the album Fresh)
 86/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Dance To The Music
(from the album Dance To The Music)
 85/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.I Want To Take You Higher
(from the album Stand!)
 84/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Stand!
(from the album Stand!)
 83/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Luv N' Haight
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 82/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.Runnin' Away
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 82/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Sing A Simple Song
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.(You Caught Me) Smilin'
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 82/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Somebody's Watching You
(from the album Stand!)
 82/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.In Time
(from the album Fresh)
 82/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.You Can Make It If You Try
(from the album Stand!)
 81/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Spaced Cowboy
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 81/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 81/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Just Like A Baby
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 80/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.If It Were Left Up To Me
(from the album Fresh)
 80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.I Don't Know (Satisfaction)
(from the album Fresh)
 80/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Time
(from the album There's A Riot Goin' On)
 80/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Thankful N' Thoughtful
(from the album Fresh)
 80/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Sly & The Family Stone ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 49 votes)
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From tgarritsen 11/22/2014 02:40
This compilation of the early stuff from them is really great. It's a really happy version of funk. Designed to make you dance.
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From junodog4 09/02/2012 19:57
So funky, yet so topical. Sly had the cajones to say what others were thinking. He helped open up r&b to new sounds, but a new attitude as well.
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From ffudnebbuh 01/03/2012 13:46
Yes, daftpunter, you are right, Miles heard a concert of theirs and was so excited by the audio reaction that he wanted to do something similar, something that the rock audience would like, so that was the inspiration for "Bitches Brew".
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From daftpunter 01/03/2012 05:49
Sly's impact on music was soooo great that even the great Miles Davis adjusted his view on music and followed him. In the few albums (Dance To The Music, Life, Stand!, There's a Riot Going On, and Fresh) made prior to the drugs sapping him of his muse and sanity Sly simply made the funkiest Rock and Roll ever. Parliament doesn't exist without Sly. Funk wouldn't have been what it was without The Family Stone. An important band (man).
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From ffudnebbuh 09/09/2010 04:11
"Family Affair" is my fav Sly record, I remember when their first hit "Dance to the music" came out in 1968. me and a friend were in the back seat of our car going to the grocery store with my mom, and "DTTM" came on the radio,..we just looked at each other and said "What the hell is that!" I hadn't heard anything that mindblowing since "papa's got a brand new bag".
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From Triple Seis 09/08/2010 01:13
Tremenda Banda. Su mejor disco es "There's a Riot Goin' On"
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