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We Are Family

Sister Sledge

1979

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We Are Family

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3.5

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I first met the Sledge sisters whilst backpacking around Papua New Guinea. Each evening one of them would approach me in private and scream "We Are Family" in my face for up to two hours. Looking back, I probably shouldn't have forced them to have that orgy in front of their grandparents, but what's a boy to do?

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5

This is also the best Chic album. You can hear Nile Rodgers and his funky-ass guitar all over it. It's impossible for me to be subjective about some music, and that's especially the case for this album's title track. I used to always associate it with the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and their sabotaging of the song for their pennant run. That was until 1996, when it was played as the last song at 1:00 AM at our wedding reception. Even though the party was ending, there were close to 20 of members of my family who immediately took to the dance floor to jam out to some Sister Sledge. Thankfully someone had the wherewithal to video tape the moment, and I can still watch my Uncles and Aunts, brothers and sisters, and my 80 year-old grandmother joyfully tearing up a rug to "We Are Family". It's one of my favorite moments of the entire night. My marriage may not have lasted, but "We Are Family" certainly has.

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🕺Tastes like rusty cum.

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Enjoy the instrumentation and smooth production but as the album goes on I start to lose interest. Some nice tracks but as an album it doesn't hold tigether for me.

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5

He's The Greatest Dancer - An absolute Banger! Infectious beat that gets your hips moving and your foot tappin. Lost In Music - Fun Disco song that's easy to dance to. Almost like a marching song for disco. Could see a lot of clapping going on to this song. Somebody Love Me - Great love song that I'd never heard before. Gives me 10cc's vibes. Hauntingly beautiful and sweet. Thinking Of You - That Bass walk is fuckin solid. Mixed with Niles Rodgers guitar riff carries this gem to be another Banger of a disco classic. We Are Family - Obvious gold standard of Disco. Song about unification produced to perfection. The hi hat is the backbone that the bass riff bounces along as the piano and strings hi five each other in celebration each time they tip toe along this fantastic groove. Easier To Love - Slowing it down after the roof raiser before the Sledge Sister ease you in to a harmonic hammock. Your body sways with the comforting beat of the bongos and the soothing strings. You're a Friend To Me - Wow slowing it down even more. Um not too sure how I feel about this one... It's fine, the strings are nice. Definitely the weakest of the bunch. One More Time - Fun little song to wrap the album up with. Songs like unused rhythms from their bangers but it's fun enough. The little guitar solo was fun.

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Didn't like their style. Too soft and generic sounding.

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This was a rough one for me. I did admittedly listen to it at the end of the day which may have colored how I felt about it but it was repetitive and just felt like it took forever to finish.

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Meh...

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I tried. Disco sucks.

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For the most part this was pretty good. I think some of the song were a bit repetitive and drawn out. I'm torn between giving this a 2 or 3, so I would give it a 2.5 if possible.

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Pretty generic and repetitive. Guess I don't find R&B as genre to be particularly appealing beyond a casual listen. The title track was ironically not something I expected lol. // Favs: We Are Family Score: Strong 2

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Not into this album at all. Just not my thing. Not a big fan of disco.

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I was not pleased to see a disco album here. I have a bias. I'm sorry. However I didn't really hate it. I actually liked the funkier parts a bit. My main problem with the album is that some of the songs go on longer than I need them too. The opening track which is a pretty good song otherwise could've tapped out about 2 minutes sooner. I'm on the fence between a 2 and a 3 here. It really should be a 2.5 for me. I'm leaning toward a 3 for being better than I expected...but no it's a 2 because disco sucks. Sorry. Bias wins.

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Disco is the worst. But the guys from Chic did a decent job writing an album for the ladies of Sister Sledge considering that they never even met them before writing it. See that?! THAT sentence is part of the problem with disco. One artist was asked by their label to write an ENTIRE ALBUM for another artist that they'd never even met. That's bullshit and I hate it. While the songs are alright (for disco), the whole idea of the album is enough to kill a star. Disco is the worst.

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It's pretty underwhelming. I'm not a fan of disco so I got bored pretty quickly, specially with all the remixes at the end.

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disco. nice beat. loved the album.

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5

Amazing album, every song is great. some classic songs on here!

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Solid funky album

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5

Is there anything more perfect than the opening of Thinking of You?

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5

Good pick to start this 1001 days

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5

Some big tunes on here

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5

Nile rogers guitar playing is so iconic. Love this disco album

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5

Stunning. Amazing. Love this album.

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5

Great funk album!

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5

How much more cool can it get!

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Greatest dancer might be one of the greatest songs ever

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5

classics

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5

Banger central 🕺🏻

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5

pretty good. old vibes i liked it a lot

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It's one thing to always hear about how R&B has influenced music and been sampled so much over time, it is another to listen to the albums yourself. I am a big fan of R&B and the voice really adds to the flow, here it is perfect. I have nothing against this album, for uniformity sake I am not including the remixes included in the remaster as well I don't take that as a part of the original album. I find this simple, smooth and sweet, never once boring, never not groovy. Absolutely no qualms with the album. Banger of a closing too. 5/5

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5

Who doesn't love some motown/disco

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5

One of the all time greats

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5

Made me say 'YES'!!! Music from back when I was alive

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Really enjoyed this album

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2. We Are Family - Sister Sledge. 12 Tracks. What an absolutely stupendous album!!!! Yet this is something I would never actually choose to listen to. I will now! @1001_albums_gen has already been worthwhile. 5/5.

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5

Another disco classic

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5

this is already a whole mood and i love it - this makes for great easy listening and grooving

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5

One of my favourite Sister Sledge / Chic albums. Two out of 8 songs still sound a bit like fillers to me (Somebody Loves Me and Easier To Love) but the other six songs are really great.

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Heerlijk funky, no skips

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Wat was dit genieten

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I'm not very well-versed in disco but I'm digging this album. Amazing vocal performances and the instrumentals are incredibly layered and catchy.

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5

adored it!

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Cool!

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5

SO BOUNCY!!!! luvved it. best song was the opening lwk "he's the greatest dancer"! i luved it....and the sisters!!!! it was fab

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5

Delicious soul & disco vocal register.

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5

This feels like you're wrapped in a warm, fuzzy blanket travelling on the grooviest spaceship around. The spaceship is shaped and lit like a lava lamp. What a refreshing and gorgeous album to listen to, especially in 2022 when it feels like we all need some warmth. Liked almost all of this except for the title track, which I've heard 450 million times in my life and is now on my DNL (Do Not Listen) list.

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5

Phenomenal.

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5

Kicks off with a fantastic beat, which the Artist Formerly Known As There French Prince wisely sampled for Gettin'Jiggy Wit It. Only gets better from there.

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5

Sister Sledge is a force. Their harmonies are effortless and their melodies are fire. Could listen to this album for hours.

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var ekki með miklar væntingar þar sem mér finnst titillagið vera frekar boring, en allt utan þess á þessari plötu er alveg yndislegt, mjög skemmtilegt að hlusta á þessa plötu (aftur - án aðal lagsins, ég er ekki fan af því). 5 stjörnur svona tbh, easy listening, very nice!

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Great album all the way through!

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Classic disco

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5

The vibes on this album are so immaculate. Extremely fun sounds and would be great at house parties.

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5

Really great album, pretty much start to finish. Wasn't the greatest fan of some of the slower songs in between, but liked that it was generally swinging and upbeat :)

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5

Fucking mega album

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5

Worth five stars just for the guitar. Classic album.

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5

Surprisingly good!

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5

04/08/2022 Bops on bops on bops! The girls just wont quit! Listened on Spotify, and the final 3 tracks are 24 mins of extended disco remixes, and I honestly unlocked a new level of homosexual after listening.

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5

Chic in all but name and therefore utter shining perfection.

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This is one of those things I never actively listen to, but even in like 15 seconds of the start of this album I knew I was gonna like it. Catchy AF, cool disco/R&B beats. Must make a mental note to listen to more of this stuff 4/5.

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Essential disco album, featuring Nile and Bernie from Chic. The Spotify version substitutes the radio edit of the title track instead of the full 8-minute version. YMMV for disco, but this should be at least a 3 star for everyone. 4 star for me, almost a 5, but a little filler takes it down a notch.

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4

Lush, fun, and joyful. Maybe a touch repetitive, but doesn't really detract from the experience all that much. Favorite tracks: "He's the Greatest Dancer", "We Are Family"

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4

Groovy Thinking of you We are family

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4

Good dance music. Funky.

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4

that Friday feeling

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4

Funky album for a Friday!

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4

Can beat a bit of disco. Stone cold classics. Love the extra remixs

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Funky!

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4

Great album, but so many disco hits it feels like a disco compilation. Amazing talent

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4

Knew many of them. I'd say like 7/10

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This is music from when I had a drive-in disco. Disco, among with a lot of other music styles, is still one of my favorite music styles. It was nice to listen to this album. I had not listened to it as an album but I know all the songs of the album. If I would go through my single collection I know I have some singles of ‘Sister Sledge’ there. I really liked the remixes.

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Oooh baby, disco riffs to kick things off. Not upset about that. This is bringing me to the 'gettin' jiggy with it' era that followed in the 90s, and the disco revitalization (Get Lucky) that came afterwards. I don't know how much these sisters get credit as pioneers, but maybe the OG disco music isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be. And yes, I still hate the title track - credit that to being overplayed I guess. Now time to listen to Poolside's Daytime Disco playlist for the next 10 hours.

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4

just what i needed today... fun album

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Had no idea "We are Family" was on this album

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4

Beautiful, groovy, funky & sexy.

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4

funky af, nice finding. that easier to love track is a delight (even thogh my apple music likes to act and cut some tracks)

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A goddamn CLASSIC. I always associated We Are Family with Motown; come to find out they are from Philadelphia. Still a great album.

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Varios temazos de bailoteo

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Me ha gustado mucho la cancion de We are Family

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Então esse é o famoso We Are Family?? Loucura, muito bacana as músicas mas meio coisa que eu não iria ouvir intencionalmente.

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Highlights - He's The Greatest Dancer, You're a friend to me Lowlights - Somebody Loves Me (too long), We Are Family The title track, in my opinion is the weakest of the bunch, and Somebody Loves Me is long and repetitious...But the rest of this album is fantastic, especially when you're gettin' jiggy with the Greatest Dancer. This is pure R&B/disco joy.

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4

Bastante bueno.

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4

Fucking great, and I don’t care

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4

most of this album is pretty catchy

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When I listen to disco music I like to pretend I’m Matt Damon trying to escape from Mars. I enjoyed this a lot more than just the one hit I only hear at weddings.

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Another album that got played twice during the day. So many classics! Nile Rodgers creating a legacy for himself, Sister Sledge and an entire genre.

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A classic album. Nile Rogers in peak songwriting and producing form. So many disco classics which you’ll still hear at least one of on any given night out and will always bring the vibes no matter the sort of club you’re in. The Dimitri From Paris remixes are also pure fire.

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4

was ok

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4

An enjoyable disco romp

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4

Solid soul/disco album, plenty of smash hits on this 4*

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4

Simple and appealing with groovy bass lines that you can dance to.

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4

We are family and thinking of you are clearly the most groovy songs...love the overall album tone and all basslines are dope! --- Perfect to listen the entire album in one go

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4

Was really getting into this one, some classic tunes

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Sad I had never listened to this. What fantastic classics

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Got me dancing ;)

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Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Now I know where so many samples come from.

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Yes! Love! 4. Thinking of you best track. Banger after banger

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4

Really funky, good tunes there. 4/5

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4

Super funky album. Disco wasn't so bad huh?

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4

Fabulous. This is one of the first albums I acquired on vinyl from a record store in the same shopping center as a pretzel place. Anyways.. the album is so much more than the title track. The first two songs are disco standards and “Thinking of You” is a personal favorite. 4/5 I recommend the Dimitri from Paris remix of “Lost in Music” as well.

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4

Decent for a disco album!

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Yo I know disco is dead but like this was really fun dancy music. Considered giving this a 3 but its pretty enjoyable so rating it higher

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4

Surprisingly full of absolute bangers.

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4

okay

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4

Great easy listening 70s vibe

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4

Another classic. Reminds me of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series champions

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Copado mismo jajaj

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When you imagine disco, this sound is what you think of. Not many disco albums don't have a single filler track, and this is nearly one of them.

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funk my weak spot

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Had me boppin and movin at my desk. Boogie woogie tushy for sure.

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4

Groovy, nice mix of slow and upbeat songs

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The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that disco is bad! What a collection of smooth groovy bops. I only previously knew the title track, but recognised many of the others from later sampled songs. I enjoyed 'Thinking of You' the most, as well as 'He's The Greatest Dancer' and the title track of course.

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4

Some great disco classics on this album, although some of the slower tracks are a bit saccharine.

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4

You can't deny it's a disco classic. You can boogie, you can sing, it gets ya bopping and I won't hear another word about it.

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4

Some classic songs on here I forgot was SS. Enjoyed. V good fun

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Un dels millors discos de disco... perquè de fet tampoc en té gaire dels tòpics del génere. El que més en té és curiosament el tema titular -i gran single de l'època. Per la resta, una molt elegant combinació de pop, soul, r&b, funk amb uns arranjaments de luxe

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4

Disco cool

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I understand why this group was so popular - they knew their sound and they stuck to it and stuck to it well. It's not really my jam, but I can see how the album is perfect for someone whose jam it is.

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I love Sister Sledge! I don't ever listen to their work in albums though for some reason. Packed with bangers, very nostalgic for me makes me think of good times and makes me feel goooood! Only down side is Somebody Loves Me - not feeling them doing a slow song to be honest. Other than that it's all top for me, funky beats and just gold.

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4

Good funky/soul vibe. Faves: Thinking of You, He's the Greatest Dancer

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4

There are no less than four major hits on this album. In the context of this album, even those sound fresh, and swing like they must have done 42 years ago.

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4

Funk-disco-soul. Un megahit.

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4

Of course I'm familiar with the title track here, who isn't? Props to Sister Sledge for picking the perfect band name, as they are indeed four Sledge sisters. When I saw the tracklist, the song "One More Time" reminded me of Daft Punk, and oddly enough when hearing this thing get started I couldn't help but think they were influenced by this. Maybe not this particular album, but the disco fever. There are plenty of gems on here, not just the reunion fodder that is "We Are Family." But it helps to know that song was literally sung by four sisters in a band. Great album. Favorite tracks: He's the Greatest Dancer, We Are Family, Somebody Loves Me, Thinking of You. Album art: A great band photo, made a little funnier by the familial relationship. Perfectly late '70s though, especially all the mirrors. 4/5

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4

With all the basic albums this week, I’m glad we could end on a high note. This was a great album with a ton of fun dance songs that also are good to chill to. We are family is a classic but I found myself jamming to almost every song on here.

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Funky

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The genius of the Chic Organisation working hand in hand with a great vocal group - smart, sophisticated disco, packed with hooks, great tunes, fabulous vocal performances. All the big hits open with the title (in classic Chic style) - Lost In Music, He's The Greatest Dancer, We Are Family - "BOOM! HERE WE ARE! TO THE DANCEFLOOR EVERYONE!"

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4

Rrr

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This originally put me off because of "We Are Family", but the album stands up as a decent work of the disco era, with R&B flavour. It probably helps that Nile Rodgers helmed the album, and he seems like a perfect match for the fierce vocal talents of the sisters. It's an album with plenty to dance about.

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4

Fun, good for dinner party. Lost in music fav track

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4

Classic disco album. Love almost every song from it.

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4

Fun times!

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When disco was huge, I missed most of it because I was really into rock as a kid. I do recall a couple of these hits, but this was definitely my first full listen to this album. It's great! I'm not a dancer at all, but even this awkward listener was bopping his head to this album. The four sisters' vocals are fantastic -- wow, the harmonies. And when one of them takes a lead, it's just gorgeous. Nile Rodgers' guitar work is stunning. Bernard Edwards on bass and Tony Thompson on drums...Holy Schneikies, some serious chops there. Too easy to dismiss music when it's in a genre I don't listen to, and I admit that. This has some real fun and interesting songs on it.

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4

DISCO music!

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4

Probably liked this more than I should have

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4

I enjoyed it. A lot.

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4

Loved this. Start to finish. Really entertaining, listenable. Added.

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4

Some great songs, can see a few reviewers knocking stars off as it goes on a bit too long with weaker songs, but don't believe in penalising for providing more. The first few tunes are more than worthy of a 4

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4

Loved it!

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4

Some really nice disco on this! All the people in the reviews who hate this clearly don't know how to have fun. Not a 5 because of the more boring songs (Somebody Loves Me, You're a Friend to Me).

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4

Not a disco fan, but this is class. This was an absolute delight. Some classic disco here mixed in with some really lovely, soulful ballads. Nice and upbeat, will be listening to this again when I need a pick-me-up. 4/5, maybe deserves a 5 but I don't like disco enough for that.

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4

The quality on an 8-song album is incredibly high, everything is done so well and so efficiently, almost nothing wasted, a no-skips contender, has everything you want.

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Cet album m'a permis de comprendre que le groupe CHIC proposait en fait du sous Sister Sledge. J'ai par conséquent demandé à Robert de réduire la note de leurs deux précédents albums d'une étoile. A bon entendeur.

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Un très bon album de funk magnifiquement bien présenté par Christophe Dechavanne et son chien. Le concept est très simple: deux familles s'affrontent, chacune d'elles étant composée de cinq membres, dont un capitaine. Le but est de répondre à des questions ouvertes posées à un panel de Français sondés composé de cent personnes et de trouver les réponses les plus fréquemment données par ce panel. La famille qui accède à la finale peut remporter une somme pouvant s'élever jusqu'à 100 000 €. J'ai beaucoup aimé les passages au cours desquels les candidats donnent une mauvaise réponse et que retentit le son « Pwooon » illustré par une croix rouge ; Dechavanne ajoutant souvent la phrase « Ça sent le vécu... »

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4

I obviously knew We Are Family but the rest of this was pretty good too!

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4

It's got all the bangers! Great album.

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4

Ones I didn't know were pretty slow. Still d i s c o. How do so many reviewers not like disco?!

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4

Classic. Great album, exceptionally funky.

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4

Smooth disco classic.

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4

Great

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Funky Disco that has 3-4 really big bangers. I am especially enthralled by Lost in the Music and He's the Greatest Dancer, both of which are fun. I'm guessing We Are Family must have been a smash hit but commercials have ruined that song for me. While those songs are great, listening to the entire album is a rather repetitive experience with all songs having the same guitar riffs (which are cool in smaller doses) and bass lines. Also the more quite songs are kind a meh. It is a 3 1/2 album for me, but forced to choose, we end at 4.

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4

Slick and similar to C'est Chic, but with more hits (4 out of 8 album tracks).

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4

Så gott som alla låtar lät likadana men det var en banger var gång...

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4

Megabangerzz

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4

I am very tired

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4

I imagine this this is probably pretty classic for the genre. For what it's worth it was enjoyable.

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4

I like very much this music. Sister Sledge is a great band. "We are family" is a hit song.

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4

About peak disco, marred only by the vapidity of some of the lyrics. It's rate for something to be such a complete period piece that can still stand on its own merits.

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4

Классный альбом, очень понравился романтичный трек Somebody Loves Me. Здоровский.

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4

Disco music huh, interesting to see how it holds up. Not bad so far, easy to groove to. I like the first song. The title song is a classic hit. Overall I enjoyed this album.

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4

pretty good, I enjoyed it - 8/10

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Top notch strings. I had never heard of the Chic-Sledge connection, but it makes sense now. Many vocals are strong, but outside those highlights it lacks energy.

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3

Disco, pop-RnB, vokal, dansemusik, hits

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Menevät biisit toimii kympillä ja ilman slowareita levy olis jopa erinomainen

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Title track bangs obviously and it's a dang classic u know. Nice to have heard the whole album the song is from, nice funky vibes. Chill, easy listen for some upbeat good tunes.

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This is another album that I think is generally good, but I don't understand why it's on this list. It's a disco album, so far as I can tell it's not a groundbreaking disco album. It has some big hits on it, but I'm left wondering why I should listen to this album in particular out of the disco genre. Not a fault of this album, more of an issue with the list itself 3/5

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Good vibes, will probaby try to listen while I have sexy time.

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This is a great listen, very nostalgic, fantastic production values, lots of familiar songs that are well known for good reason. I liked it.

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3.5 . Some solid tunes on this album. Funky goodness on a monday

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3

couple good listens, the song we are family is a classic

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Classic girl group sound, funny song about how well a guy in the club is dancing and a good one about love.

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Didn’t realise that all of sister sledges hits were on one album!

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I really enjoyed the album. However, I'm never a fan of a bunch of remixes in the album. 1/3 of the album was remixes, which is pretty lame.

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funky and groovy. better than I expected knowing the famous song on the album.

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Familiarity: 3/10 Notes: Classic Disco sound, unfortunately not a sound I can take a whole lot of. Slogged through it, begrudgingly. True Rating: 6/10

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Favorites: He's the Greatest Dancer, We Are Family, Lost in Music, Thinking of You, Easier to Love, One More Time Primarily a back up band, Sister Sledge made a name for themselves with this album. Produced and written by the legendary Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. There was surprisingly little to no collaboration between Chic and the sisters in the creation of the songs. Nile Rodgers has said it is the best LP he has produced. 'We are Family' track was recorded in one take, with Kathy Sledge not knowing the lyrics ahead of time. Nile Rodgers would feed her one line at a time through headphones to make it sound spontaneous.

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2.5 rounded up. Kinda boring.

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Funkayyyyy Discoooo. First track is quite nice. Then it sort of went downhill for me. Not bad at all, just not my thing. I feel like a broken record with that phrase.

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Some good songs some are just a bit slow and boring though

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First few songs are great but wasn’t into the rest

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I didn’t know they did Jiggy

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Overall the album is good. Not all the songs are hits for sure but I didn’t hate my life. I enjoyed the upbeat positive experience

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Oh baby the album starts with that lick they used for Gettin Jiggy Wit It, now I know where it comes from! Of course "We Are Family" is a classic but I did not know who the artist was. This is really eye opening for me. Some of the songs and themes are just way too feel good earnest to even be enjoyable. Glad I heard this but probably won't seek it out in the future.

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Never listened to that album. Know Sister Sledge for "We Are Family" song. Top track: We Are Familiy.

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Welcome back to Disco! It seems sweet and light... like cotton candy. Nothing controversial...

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The hits are: - "He's the greatest dancer" - "Lost in music" - "Thinking of you" - "We are family" But there were some others later in the album that I enjoyed as well. It was a fun listen for sure. It's happy music.

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Paar gute Grooves aber insgesamt eher langweilig.

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Too Jazzy and upbeat

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I get it. A little repetitive.

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Disco, R & B. Soul. Funk. No está mal. Bastante movido.

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Disco setenetero estándar. Sin hits, pero solvente.

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meh

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I liked some of the songs, though they weren't my style. "He's the greatest dancer" is pretty catchy.

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Nice old disco music

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Starts off solid, the hits are there, then the album filler is rehashed hits

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1 well known song, nothing else really caught our ears.

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My score is pretty much entirely based on strong legacy, songwriting, superb musical proficiency and an interesting sampling history. Mad respect for this, although it's a bit too slushy and cheesy for my personal tastes. 7/10

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Levyn alkutahdit lähtivät niin kivasti, että täähän voikin olla yllättävän kovaa diskojytää. Valitettavasti lento jäi kuitenkin lyhyeksi ja edes We Are Family -hitti ei riittänyt nostamaan levyä kolmosen yläpuolelle. R&B fiilistely ei oikein tahdo upota.

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This is a great listen, very nostalgic, fantastic production values, lots of familiar songs that are well known for good reason. I liked it.

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Fun disco

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Um álbum agradável de se ouvir, nunca pensei ouvir o álbum do we are family mas ouvi e não foi mau, não é algo que vá voltar a ouvir mas é bom. Nota:5/10

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Excellent Funk & Soul record. "He's the greatest Dancer" and "We are Family" top tracks

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This was a fun listen

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This album is most well known for the song "We Are Family," but the entire album has a similar vibe/tune. This R&B/disco music is great to put on in the background of a cocktail party, or really during any time that some chill, but groovy music is needed.

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While not exactly an *original* concept, the fact the title track here has been adopted by the Campbell clan at any and all gatherings with a DJ gives this album a minimum of 3 stars. I'd really like to give it a 3.5. The fact that the next day I can only remember the title track and the one that Gettin' Jiggy Wit It ripped off... err I mean sampled... means it falls to the 3 star side. Enjoyable listen though!

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An all time classic anthemic song in We are Family. I don't think I've been to a wedding without this song playing! The whole album is very disco pop and familiar sounding. Best: We are Family, Thinking of you. Worst: Somebody Loves Me 3.5 Stars

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I only knew We are Family the song before this. The rest of the album has some solid disco tracks but nothing else as memorable as the title track.

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Best dancer 🕺🏼

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47. Já viste a maneira como ele olha para ti parece saído dos filmes, hum talvez, como assim vai lá, ele que cá venha, nem sempre temos de esperar pelo primeiro passo isso era nos sessenta, eu espero e sempre alcanço, é por isso que ainda, ainda o quê, estás assim, assim como, amargurada ociosa laissez-faire, olhou outra vez, está a fazer sinal, pois está, precisas de mais provas, ele que venha, mas que raio quando eras mais nova até podiam acenar com uma garrafa de vidro com xxxx e até parecias uma dançarina do bolshoi tu de todas as pessoas, não te fica bem falar dos meus tempos hedonistas, que quer isso dizer, onde estavas, ao teu lado, não me lembro, imagino, hum talvez, ele vem aí parabéns conseguiste, que tal estou, linda e sólida como as rocky mountains, este ano não foi gentil para os incêndios vamos dançar, prefiro que a dança venha até mim, e veio, hum talvez MotA: He's The Greatest Dancer "Oh, what, wow / He's the greatest dancer"

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A good album that evokes some honest emotion, but a little repetitive. Of course I love the standout single, but the rest of it sort of faded into the background for me.

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Buen disco disco. Agradable

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I was surprised that I liked this album as much as I did. Positive, catchy songs and great R&B guitar grooves. Probably won't listen to it again but I enjoyed it. 3 stars.

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After hearing the Daft Punk influence I looked it up and realized this is a Niles Rogers album, which doesn’t surprise me given that funky Niles Rogers strumming throughout. Wondering if this is the first album with the Niles Rogers sound? The singing on this album has a very distinct sound, I think it’s the vocal harmonies from the chorus style sound, very enigmatic. This is a tight album, sounds good. A little one note. I was leaning 4 but by the end I shifted to 3. PS They should get credit for gettin’ jiffy wit it.

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Good times. The Sledge Sisters kick it off with a song dedicated to Matt (He's the Greatest Dancer) and keep the floor at a light simmer for the whole album. I love the positive family and friendship vibes throughout - it's hard to pull off so much joy without seeming corny or blind. We Are Family I can't feel anymore since the it was covered countless times by 90s/2000s TRL diva ensembles at award shows, but that's not the Sledge's fault. Good times B+

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Está bien, es historia de la música popular. Solo por We are family ya merece un respeto. Ojo también He's the greatest dancer, de donde sacó un sample Will Smith para uno de sus éxitos. Le doy 3 estrellas solo por esos dos temas.

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I didn't note anything so much special about it, but I can get a lot of samples that were got from this album to create great modern hip-hop songs, so I got how much it influences modern songs, reason that I think that justifies the presence of the album in this list. For the album itself, it was a nice experience, but just it.

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The list of personnel involved with this album is studded with legends. A fine album if disco is your bag. What about the rest of us though?

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Great - but maybe faded glory because everything is so familiar? A lot of absolute classics.

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groovy funk, but gets a bit samey as the song continues

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Sterk begin, maar het zakte een beetje in.

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En dan vraagt de band zich af waarom ik zo'n goede danser ben...

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Decent but nothing special, songs all sound very similar

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The songs each drag on a bit too long and follow the same tempo more or less. It’s not a bad disco album, and having a hit like We Are Family definitely helps as well as a good run time. I think the lack of an even bigger song or two is what keeps it from being great.

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Funky and fun. Their influence is apparent from the first second of the first track. Greatest Dancer is sampled in Will Smith's Gittin' Jiggy Wit' It, and the rest is history. The Disco genre is tricky. It blew up and then died a miserable death, but what Sister Sledge does is not lean too far into it. The Bee Gees did a similar thing, but maybe occasionally let the disco define them, which hurt them. This stands a little more apart. The title track is definitely the crown Jewell, and that song is timeless.

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Decent album. One well known song. It definitely had a 70s vibe to it.

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good upbeat zone out. maybe for cooking

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1979 - Disco intro. Classic disco sound. Great crisp vocals, smooth, calming effect. Some pop tones and lyrics, but its funk drive makes it very listenable. Nothing outstanding either. Many song are somewhat forgettable.

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Alright

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Nunca me ha emocionado la canción We are family. Pero bueno, cantan muy bien. 3

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Kann man sehr gut hören!

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Mag ja diesen zum Loop erstarrten, materialistischen Disco-Funk gar nicht, aber die klaren Gitarren, die später Daft Punk zum Welthit „Get Lucky“ verhelfen sollten, der wirklich wundervolle Gesang , der nie zu divenhaft schreckschraubig sondern vielmehr wohltemperiert durch die Manege wabert und diese elegant-harmonische Produktion, die vor allem in „Lost in Music“ fein zu Tage tritt, hat dann doch ganz gut den alten Funk Hater gezähmt. Fiorucci gibt mehr als 3.3

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Quality factory output but not particularly inspiring.

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3.5/5 nice disco sounds, I'll have to relisten

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Niet direct mijn genre, maar was wel een leuk

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This is basically heavier porno music with words. I mean, it's fine, but let's call it what it is.

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Pretty good album. Easy to get people up and dancing to a couple of these songs. As for listening alone, it does drag on a bit.

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Som jag skrev när jag fick Chic:s album Risqué får några månader sedan - jag har inte trott att amerikansk 70-tals-disco är något för mig. Men, nu är jag åtminstone motbevisad i två fall. Disco är BAS, har jag lärt mig, och när basslingorna går igång har jag svårt att inte ryckas med. Inte konstigt kanske att detta album är skrivet och producerat av Nile Rodgers och Bernard Edwards från - just precis - Chic. Det är svängigt, det är groovigt, jag svänger hänger groovar med. Speciellt i Thinking of You - är du inte medryckt redan i öppningsriffet så kan jag inte hjälpa dig. Hitmässigt är titelspåret i ärlighetens namn sådär. Desto bättre är He's the Greatest Dancer. De lugnare spåren, som Somebody Loves Me och You're a Friend to Me, kommer inte riktigt upp i samma nivå som de snabbare låtarna. Men, de skulle nog passa fint spelandes i bakgrunden på en fin, trädoftande restaurang, när ni beställer in er andra flaska vin. Bästa låt: Thinking of You.

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An important album for Disco- and dance lovers. Whether this also applies only to listening, I am not sure. (5/10) FT: We are Family, Lost in Music

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Solid late-70s disco, and We Are Family is iconic. As with a lot of disco, it can get a little same-y throught the album, but still a fun listen.

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3.25

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Banger after banger on this one. Not the sort of music I'd usually choose to listen to, but this is good.

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Not bad We Are Family is a fabulous song and elevates this album to classic status but the rest of the album is pretty mundane and strictly follows the formula. The formula is good though... so there's that 3.5 🌟

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Not bad but also won’t search it out.

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Another disco classic. Everyone knows that disco is at it's best when it's fun, light, and easy. For that reason, I can't really care for the slower ballads because they end up losing the momentum of the album. Nile Rodgers is an obvious name to shoutout given his track record, but listen for Bernard Edwards on bass as well. He lays down the best grooves and has a track record that is just as storied as Rodgers'. Anyway, pretty good! This is the sorta stuff that would inspire all-time great such as Daft Punk so I'll pay my respects.

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It starts so so well but there's some absolute shit near the end. I also hate Spotify adding on remixes and bonus tracks

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Very good album as a whole. First two tracks were enjoyable to listen to- the title track might be a little over-saturated in standard radio/commercial play, but it's still a great song. There were some slow points in the middle in the end, but overall still liked it - solid 3.5/5. Nile Rodgers' influence is also strong throughout.

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This was fine "somebody loves me" is a pretty song

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So good individually, but put all these great songs on one album and after about twenty minutes you start vomiting.

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Some classics. Firmly catagorised as 'not bad'.

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alright and funky

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Skemntileg

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Mjög næs, kemur á óvart hvað ég fílaði rólegu lögin vel líka.

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I like Nile Rogers, but endless variations of his disco guitar riff become a little tiresome after a while. The songs are all nice enough, but a couple go on as if they were 12" singles - fine if I want to listen to an extended version but such things do not belong on a standard album in my opinion. There is a little variety, so it's not all disco, and it's like a Chic album only better. Those overly long songs, though, have made it a three-star rather than four-star album.

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Solid disco groove

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Solid first album. Wasn’t what I was expecting but a decent change up. Excited for the next one.

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Disco is the best. 5 Maybe just a 4 Maybe a 3. Those remixes were really boring.

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3’8 Kinda chill. Perfect for october evenings close but near to rain.

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eh.... not the best

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Too Disco for me...

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Good funk album. Lots of iconic samples from this album. Not exactly my cup of tea

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Definitely disco. But I find myself jiggling my foot and getting lost in the music as I work. Pleasant at first, but some of it's kind of sappy. ... OK reeeeally sappy. Won't be listening again. It's fine but it's just not for me.

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My sisters and me did not like it very much.

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Groovy, funky. Too clean, not much substance.

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Oi miksi olen jättänyt nämä kaikkein kehnoimmat levyt rästiin. Kolmas alle keskinkertainen levy kuuntelussa tälle päivälle, ja huumori alkaa vähitellen loppumaan. Tosi ihanan happyjee fiilis levyllä ja kaikkee, ei nyt vaan jaksa yhtään.

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The source of a lot of hip/hop and rap hooks and beats later one. Full force disco funk with wedding staples that every DJ dreads. But they are staples.

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disco is dead

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Still feels fresh. Got that obvious Niles Rogers influence.

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From the golden age of disco, where you can repeat the same lyrics 80 times over! Some of the bass funk lines are awesome!

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No coneixia aquestes germanes, tret del seu èxit "We are family". Àlbum amable de disco funk. Per tenir de fons, inofensiu i agradable, però sense més.

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Either the entire style or at least this particular album didn't age well at all. The music isn't bad as such, but it's entirely uninteresting to me from start to finish. The well-known title track might be the worst song of the album by virtue of being catchy in an annoying way.

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-not my kinda jam... -kinda catchy songs -sweet sounding but not my thing

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Funky, groovy album with pre-nods to disco. Not my favorite.

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We are family

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Some good hooks, the hits are recognizable from pretty much any Disco related media you've ever seen. Very repetitive, seems like they get an idea for a song and then just milk that one line or tune on repeat for 5+ minutes.

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Second Listen. Still not great. 2/5. A few good songs, no doubt.

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Meh. The current spotify version has We Are Family on it 3 times, and two of those versions are over 8 minutes long! Nobody likes that song enough to listen to over 20 minutes of it on one album.

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Eh. I mean, really… Eh. Unless it’s being played after a wedding, I’m all good on ever hearing the title track again in my life.

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Te zoetzappig.

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Standard Rodgers/Edwards disco. Heard this play on the radio way too many times.

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Lots of these sounded like the same song. Not super crazy for this.

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Good sound

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Die können nichts dafür - nicht mein Ding

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Great for a Disco album

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pretty funky but still boring

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fking disco :)

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Meh. I mean...it was okay I guess? I didn't completely hate it. Not a huge fan of disco though, so I'm a bit biased against this one. Fave track: We Are Family is the obvious choice but also enjoyed He's the Greatest Dancer.

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It's not the best disco out there at all. Some okay tracks to start with but it loses steam as it carries on

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Plätschert etwas dahin. Lost in Music fand ich aber schon immer geil. Gute 2.

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Not my thing but didn’t hate it

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Positively speaking, this album contains many of the tropes of the 70s, from the R&B smoothness to the Disco beats, and it does it with real authenticity. While not the usual fare for this listener, the album experience on Spotify was great, the tones and sounds were warm, the vocals were clear and distinct, it was a well-executed-for-this-ear listen. "We Are Family" a most recognizable chorus that has claimed its status as what will likely be a permanent social/pop culture reference, is certainly worth the full listen. Put aside the commercials and with intent disavow the jingly reputation of the song, and give Sister Sledge an opportunity to introduce themselves.

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Kinda boring dont eve finished

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Hard to stand listening to the song We Are Family at this point. Rest of the album is boring.

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Good production and melodies on this one, just not enough distinct material to sustain much interest.

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Ouains. Une chance qu’il y a Bernard Edwards là-dessus, parce que le reste est pas super intéressant. Ça groove et tout, c’est bien fait, mais les arrangement de cordes sont plate un peu. On dirait que Edwards-Rogers ont essayés de répliquer leur succès de Chic avec d’autre monde et c’est, à mon avis, un peu trop copie-conforme.

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Oh boy, another hour long album. Oh, so this is the band that "We Are Family" comes from

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Disco sucks!

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Sam tytul, czy chocby nazwa bandy zapowiadala ciezki material, ale jeszcze tak diskowego szitu nie bylo na liscie, grupa typu 4 baby, siostry, sobie spiewaja, ktos im przygrywa, ktos pisze co maja spiewac, tortura diskowa w klimacie r&b trwala 43 minuty na 8 trakach, gdzie kazda z siostr znalazla utwor dla siebie, ale jak przystalo na disko chorki siostrzane sa na porzadku dziennym, gdzie jedna przewodzi reszta wspiera bakujacymi wokalami, a to wszystko w oprawie poteznego bandu, bo nazwisk grajkow bedzie z 20, tak grane, ze jeden kawalek nie rozni sie praktycznie od drugiego, nudno, ale skocznie, jak przystalo na muzyke popularna goracych lat 80 na nozke i z przytupem, na plejke dodam lost in music jako najbardziej neutralny song albumu

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Lidt for 70'er dance agtige.

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nana na na na na. Merci à Will Smith pour l'utilisation de ce sample. Probablement que cet intro d'album est suffisant pour en justifier l'écoute ainsi que We Are Family. Les balades sont plutôt ennuyantes. À écouter, mais on passe rapidement au suivant.

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cool experience listening to this. i can definitely hear a LOT of future funk samples taken from this album alone (saint pepsi sampled easier to love, moe shop sampled he's the greatest dancer, etc...)

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