500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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

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

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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