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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

99

Sly and the Family Stone, 'There's a Riot Goin' On'


Sly and the Family Stone, 'There's a Riot Goin' On'
99/500

Epic, 1971

Sly's 1969 album Stand! burst with optimism. But he met the Seventies with implosive, numbing, darkly self-referential funk that was deeply compelling in its anguish over dreams deferred.


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