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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Sly and the Family Stone, 'Stand!'


Sly and the Family Stone, 'Stand!'
121/500

Epic, 1969

Funk-rock-soul party politics at its most inclusive and exciting – Sly Stone rides the bonfire momentum of the civil rights movement in "Stand!" and "You Can Make It If You Try" without denying the intrinsic divisions that threatened civil war (see "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey").


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