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Let's Get It On

Marvin Gaye

1973

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Let's Get It On

Rating

3.75

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I listened to this with my wife and now I'm pregnant, so - five stars.

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5

Now that's more like it. Never listened to this one as much as What's Going On or Here My Dear for some reason but I should have! Another masterpiece. Always love the atmospheres he creates. Love him doing his own backing vocals and the interplay there. Listened to this one 2xs + deluxe edition bonus tracks.

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Marvin's 13th and most successful album. This is smooth, smooth, smooth. A very easy listen. Some classify as smooth soul or slow jam. Sounds good to me. You definitely hear its influence on future late 70's/early 80's R&B and soul. Apparently, this album was a change in typical Motown recordings in that it was free-flowing album-oriented as opposed to their typical album containing-hit singles-next-to-each-other format. Certain artists have that liberty and I would think Marvin Gaye would be one of them at this point. The themes of these songs are very straight-forward: romance, lust and sex. Marvin's music and voice take it to another level. Some song highlights for me: the title track "Let's Get It On", "Keep Gettin' It On" - similar to the title track with a little more funk, "You Sure Love To Ball" - smooth jazz background music and a great female moan and "Just to Keep You Satisfied" - tremendous vocal performance with sweeping orchestral music. Really not a bad song on the album. I recommend listening to this album as a whole; there is a great flow to the music.

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5

Fantastic. So good. Will resisten a million times. Makes me want to caress my plants.

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5

Oh, oh, oh Marvin you have just brought me to climax. I've jizzed all over my mum's neck. Fetch me a glass of milk and a Snickers at once.

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5

Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye 1. Let’s Get It On - This is a classic how else am I supposed to rate this? 5/5 2. Please Stay (Once You Go Away) - I would make love to this 100%, it’s Marvin Gaye. 5/5 3. If I Should Die Tonight - I’m such a sucker for this. Gives me Disney princess type love. I want it so bad. 5/5 4. Keep Gettin’ It On - This song makes me wanna grind all over somebody. 5/5 5. Come Get To This - I would skip around the city to this, dance around the living room with the LOML to this 5/5 6. Distant Lover - IF I COULD RATE THIS HIGHER I WOULD. SOO GOOD. One of my all time faves ever I hold this song so close to my heart it’s unreal. 1000000/5 7. You Sure Love To Ball - I’m such a sucker for the saxophone, imagine getting undressed to this song. I’d die for it. 5/5 8. Just To Keep You Satisfied - For some reason I can see this song in a ballroom. Enchanting, beautiful, elegant. 5/5 Notes: My ratings were way too low on OK Computer. I’m noting it as a 4/5 because I keep wanting to listen to it and I’m enjoying it way more.

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5

2-3 Standout songs go beyond 5 stars and lift the slightly less good (but still groovin) tracks up from a 4. I'd say 4.5 but roundin' up.

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Sex - The Album.

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4.1 - A luscious bedroom soundtrack strictly for grown folks, underpinned by sophisticated orchestration and Marvin Gaye's rich bari-tenor. Smooth and snag-free. My only knock is that "Keep Gettin' It On" sits lamely in the middle of the album as an unnecessary reprise of the title track.

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Love Marvin Gaye, love his voice, but this album is extraordinarily repetitive

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5

A classic 5/5

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5

Loved it. Followed it with Ain't That Good News by Same Cooke

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5

Groovy jams, thought provoking lyrics that still resonate today

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5

Simple tunes but a stunning voice and style.

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Mega lækkert album. Smooth AF. Lutter gode numre

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Love love love

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5

This shit a classic. Let's get it on is an ultra classic. The sound is just so perfect. Gaye is just so perfect. I dont know how you make something this smooth. 7/8 favorite song: Distant Lover.

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5

Excellent R&B (and SBFM) album

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Simply an incredible album

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Tight, very sexual

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5

Really dug it.

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Stellar

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Real love songs that really fit the mood

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5

MOre singular and personal than what's going on. Sweeping compositions on all the tracks. Super layered sound.

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5

My man Marvin gone too soon ❤️

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5

A classic and always excellent.

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Perfect soul.

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5

Never disappoints. I think there are more bangers on this album than pop culture will admit. Let’s get it on is great. But this whole album was great.

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5

Big sex energy

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Epic

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5

10/10 A solid set of tracks all the way through. An old favorite for sure.

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Beautiful album all throughout. Excellent voice and songs. 9/10.

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Álbum reconocido a nivel mundial debido al primer sencillo del álbum. El álbum sigue una línea general de ritmo e instrumentos, pero nunca se vuelve aburrido

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5

Un clásico precioso

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Discazo de principio a fin

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5

super good all the way through, with such a strong start

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5

A classic for a reason

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5

A classic, near-perfect album. The title track alone is worthy of 5 stars.

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Pure sex. The album that is playing in my head whenever SHACK is in smelling distance.

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5

One of the finest. Masterful, moving, soulful, spiritual and heartfelt. A wonderful example of the enduring power of music by one of its greatest exponents.

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Great listen Friday morning

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That'll put ya in the mood.

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5

Marvin Gaye is a king and a saint. And I will listen to anything with his name on it.

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5

Listened to it all the way through, multiple times! So good.

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5

So much passion in this music. It’s hard not to move and sway when listening.

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5

Yes please.

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5

The slow music with the great melodic vocal. It's a good combination of listening and relaxation.

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5

This is a blast to listen to. Marvin Gaye, you knocked it out the park. The vocals are sublime and dreamy, the falsetto is incredible. I've enjoyed every song so far, nothing more to say.

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5

Good stuff. Definitely strongly themed around the album title.

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Top

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5

Classic Marvin Gaye album but I think I enjoyed What's Going On more.

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amazing album..one of the best.

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5

I've only heard the first song, wasn't expecting a story through the songs

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Fantastic from start to end

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5

Great album. Every song is great, a classic. Really hits a groove. So much soul & emotion.

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5

Sensual, soulful, funky. This album has it all. Loved every moment of it. My favourite songs were Let's Get It On, Keep Gettin' It On and You Sure Love To Ball.

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Glorious late night soulful grooves.

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Come Get To This is my favorite song in the album which as a whole contains great R&B. Reminds me of sitting on a rooftop in the city watching the sunset.

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5

Finally mother fuckers. History will eventually come around to realize this or "Here, My Dear" is Marvin's best album. The fact that he was able to take his unprecedented daddy issues and turn them into a joyful document encouraging the world to enjoy sex is something of a marvel. Marvin Gaye was so exceptional he even did all of his own background vocals here.

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5

Comment unnecessary. But I'll say it anyway: utterly brilliant.

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Precioso

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5

Hot damn, he's got soul.

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OOH ik geniet hier zwaar van

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5

I very good album

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5

Amazing!

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I've heard this album plenty of times, and it never fails to surprise and intrigue. An all-time great.

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The Prince of Soul! Marvin Gaye will forever be a soul legend. I love the way he combines his passionate singing with so many instruments into one of the most memorable sounds in music. “What’s Going On” is one of my favorite albums, and this comes pretty darn close to matching it. Easiest 5 star I’ve given so far. Favorite: Keep Gettin it On

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5

Mmm hmmm.

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vibes were impeccable - bonafide classic

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Cool!

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5

Perfect soul album, simple as. Gaye is a master of fitting in just the right number of sounds, and each one seems distinctive on top of it. The runtime makes for an easy fit, but every minute is rich. And there's a slight bend toward tragedy.

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5

Motown classic. I think there is not much to say.

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Following up the most important and powerful album in then-recent memory would be a daunting task but Marvin turned this album into an ode for sexual magnetism and raunchy good times. Yet another step in the right direction in a decade where R&B and Soul found its footing and stamped its legacy. Essential listening.

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The hype is real, yo.

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I mean it’s Marvin Gaye

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duh

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It must have been hard even for Marvin Gaye to follow up What’s Goin’ On? (if we skip the Trouble Man soundtrack); having dealt with social issues and the environment, Gaye went for something a little more private, a little more sensual on Let’s Get It On. There are terrific tracks here and Gaye’s genius, especially as a vocalist, is apparent throughout. The backing singers are brilliant, I thought - no, wait, that’s all Marvin (except when it’s The Originals on Just to Keep You Satisfied). The jams are glorious and the only criticism is the brevity - a few tracks feel like kernels of ideas not quite fully formed and at half an hour - well, look, I guess that’s long enough for what Marvin had in mind…

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Goat

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You already know who it is

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5

Someone should try having sex to this album - it's that good.

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this man is so horny!!!!!!!! but he’s nice with it!!!

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What am I gonna do, give this less than five stars or something? C'mon!

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12/18 R&B Classic. Standout Tracks: If I Should Die Tonight, Come Get To This, Distant Lover, You Sure Love To Ball

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4

More like 3.6 but he's a legend

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4

Marvin Gaye's tone is unmatchable. Not quite a 5 for me personally, but you can't deny the grooviness.

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4

Great arrangements, great voice. Weaker songs in the second half.

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Whilst listening, 5 women in a 1/4 mile range became pregnant.

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Man, Marvin Gaye is the shit

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4

This album is a demonstration in tone. its good, its music

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4

One or two great songs on here, ultimately a great funk sounding album. Will listen again for obvious reasons

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Great voice, great vibes. Very 70s.

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Smooth.

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I like the music. Sounds good.

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Groovy. "let's get it on" hits different when it's not attached to some movie or tv show

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4

Lovely sunday afternoon vibes

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I'm listening to some music from Marvin Gaye from 1973. Let's Get It On. The first song is of course known as a song that people listen to - to get sexy. It's a pretty well known trope in popular culture to play this song as a signifier of sexy time. It's hard to escape the connotation. Makes me think of Jack Black as well from High Fidelity. Which I think why it's important to listen to this album as a whole, and not just for the stereotypical song about fucking. I'm enjoying it so far. Wikipedia says its a blueprint for years to come on how to put together a slow jam. It makes me want to find out more about Marvin Gaye. I know there is tragedy and it has to do with his father. I wish I could connect so deeply with someone, they way Marvin connects to all the ladies and men with this record.

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Liked it better than whats going on actually. Sax and flute always wins. Favorite tracks are lets get it on, lets keep gettin it on, and you sure love to ball

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RIP legend. Soul godfather

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one of the smoothest fucking albums ever composed. amazing songs, just a well crafted album.

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4

Not as good as I expected but has some classics in

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Un disco de media hora que empieza con Let's Get It On no puede estar mal. Temazos como Keep Gettin' It On o Come Get To This. Y buenas canciones como Distant Lover o You Sure Love To Ball o Just To Keep You Satisfied.

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Soul animado.

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"Let's Get It On" Released: June 15, 1973 "Come Get to This" Released: October 11, 1973 "You Sure Love to Ball" Released: January 2, 1974

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enjoyable

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4

Definitely prefer some of his other more politically charged music, but there's no denying it was still a great album. Saving a 5 for a different Marvin album.

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Good old Marv

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ah yes, the essential “let’s fuck” album

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Let's Get It On is one of the great songs. Really good stuff - soulful and sexy. Listened to it twice.

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Not as good as What's Going On, but nevertheless an incredibly solid album, very underrated.

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I mean, how can't you love the title song? It has such a smooth twang to it. The way he changes his voice throughout this song, sounding as though it's a band singing and not only one man. It is a classic for a reason.

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It's difficult for me to assess the song Let's Get It On as it was ubiquitous for some thirty years after its release, and as such, practically beyond criticism, but I'll try. The first thing I noticed is how beautifully recorded it is. The way the instruments are miked and mixed is perfect. The next is the performances, which are exquisite, especially the guitarist and Marvin himself. The use of the wah wah pedal and the note choices are wonderful and Gaye's voice is in great shape, his vocal improvisations sinuous and soulful in equal measure. Whoever did the arrangement outdid him or herself--they are detailed but there is plenty of room for the song to breathe, a neat trick. The song deserved to be a smash. And it wasn't a one off either. Similary excellent performances and production continue on the first side of the album. Nothing quite as indelible as the hit, but quite good. Unfortunately, the quality takes a noticeable dip on the 2nd half of the album, not in terms of the performances, but rather the arrangements and production. There isn't as much space in the arrangments, and a certain syrupy, sentimental quality creeps in. I'm not a big fan of slow jams myself, and basically the whole album is nothing but slow jams, so that's another knock against Let's Get It On: musically and lyrically, it consistes of minor variations on the same theme. So, how to rate? This is a genre I don't especially care for, but the first side of the album is damned near perfect, while the 2nd half is merely very good. 4/5

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🍆🍆🍆🍆

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Kept me satisfied. Beautiful and tender. Even more intense after reading about Marvin's personal struggles.

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Sexy AF, so it is

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actually pretty good. definitely one of the better artists of this genre

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Sex

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Well, I listened to it three times in a row, so that has to say something (it is only 30 mins...) Great, very smooth and soulful. Hard to see now what sort of impact it would have had at the time though.

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4

I've liked classical soul for a long time and that includes Marvin Gaye. Usually I prefer a bit faster soul music, but still a good album. Also, foreplay music (too slow for actual sex music though).

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This record is like a balm. By the time Keep Gettin' It On rolls around, there's no turning back.

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Silky smooth voice and production, this is Marvin Gaye sounding his most effortless. I think it's a little unfortunate that most people think of him as just the Godfather of the slow jam, because there's so much more going on here. Faves: Let's Get It On, Just to Keep You Satisfied, Distant Lover

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4

Put it on and play. Listen and relax. Grab that special someone to chill with.

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4

A classic record, one that I've probably heard a bunch of times just by listening to the radio. I love Marvin Gaye's voice and the timeless melodies here, very happy to revisit this properly!

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4

No complaints. It's a classic for a reason.

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4

Marvin has a great distinctive style that you can't help but love. However, I would have liked a little more variety as this album feels a little samey throughout.

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Lovely album

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"Let's Get It On," is the thirteenth studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. -- it falls under the genres of soul and funk. This album, released August 28, 1973, is pretty well-known for being very sensual and also very horny. Here's the tracklist! Let's Get It On Please Stay (Once You Go Away) If I Should Die Tonight Keep Gettin' It On Come Get to This Distant Lover You Sure Love to Ball Just to Keep You Satisfied Track 1, "Let's Get It On" is nearly impossible to listen to anymore. All I can imagine is every cringey movie scene that features this song, every commercial, swirling chocolate, silhouettes, Austin Powers. It's sickening. BUT! It's a beautiful song with a beautiful message, delivered by a beautiful voice. The jazzy vibes and bass notes mixed with the horns and violins create a wonderful harmony of love. "Please Stay (Once You Go Away)" is another blushfest, with Gaye's soulful voice begging his lover to stay. The funky guitar work and bongo-ish percussion go great together... just like our protagonists. "If I Should Die Tonight" is track 3 on this album, and it opens with strong disco-ish strings, with sensual flute work adding to the fun. This sounds like it could be a sexy wedding song. Up next is "Keep Gettin' It On," and it already sounds like a sequel to the album's namesake track. It's got some great lyric work: Oh, would you rather make love, children? (ooh, ooh, ah) As opposed to war (ah) Like ya know ya should (ah) Really fun stuff, with a head-boppy tune and nice drum, bass, and funky guitar work. "Come Get to This" is track 5 on "Let's Get It On." It's Gaye singing to his lover, reminiscing with saxophone and strings guiding us along. It's a candy-sweet track! "Distant Lover" has some cool, jingly instrumentation, with some sweet bass chords. There's a sharp, laser beam noise in this song that I also dig. It's a pretty sensual track, with Gaye begging his lover to come back home in strained, passionate vocals. "You Sure Love to Ball" is the horniest track on the album. It opens with heavy breathing from a tired, sexy lady. Gaye sings about staying together, loving you night and day. It has a stringy and saxophoney instrumentation and it really sets the mood for some lovin'. "Just to Keep You Satisfied" is the final track on this album. It's sensual and definitely more of the same. There's smooth sax and a doo wop backing vocal harmonization, and the strings have a disco-inspired feel. This song closes the album with Gaye saying "we can both try to be happy." A sensual album that surely brought joy to many, many people. Favorite track: If I Should Die Tonight Honorable mention: You Sure Love to Ball

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Soulful Classic! Funky bass and drums and fantastic vocals. Most of the lyrics are too cheesy for me. Playlist songs have the musicality that overcomes any cheesyness in the lyrics. Playlist: Please Stay (once you go away) Come Get To This

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The title track of this album is obviously a "sexy song" meme at this point, but damn is it fantastic. The whole rest of the album is also great, with a couple of weak points in the middle that are still at least pretty good. Amazing vocal work from Gaye that showcases his whole range.

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Wow, so good haven't listened to the entire album previously, but the title track is only the beginning for this album. After having a quick scan of the Wikipedia page there was more to Marvin's story than I was aware of. His personal struggles with his stunted sexuality due to his father's physical abuse when he was a child. Not only are his lyrics suggestive, but as David Ritz wrote: "If the most profound soul songs are prayers in secular dress, Marvin's prayer is to reconcile the ecstasy of his early religious epiphany with a sexual epiphany ... In those songs of loss and lament—the sense of separation is heartbreaking. On one level, the separation is between man and woman. On a deeper level, the separation is between man and God." Prior to this I would not have guessed that deeper level that the album goes to. Best: Let's Get It On Worst: You Sure Love to Ball

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4

Classic R&B, a step down from his best but still damn good

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Good album. Easy listening.

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I mean, timeless.

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Luscious ‘70s Soul R&B. Maybe not as groundbreaking as “What’s Going On?”, but comforting and sexy. Gaye’s vocals stand out, of course, but also superlative bass work from Jamerson and Felder, plus tasty 70s orchestra, not quite “Wall of Sound” levels, but fat and satisfying.

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The album is very smooth and soulful. The opening track is what sets it up and is one of the most recognizable sounds to this day. What a simple and sweet album full of smooth singing and laid back accompaniments. Very much enjoyed it, and it is a perfect album to just listen to.

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4

It's good. Nothing on this album beats the intro to the first song but overall it's consistently good.

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Marvin Gaye is the third best soul singer behind Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, in my opinion. Although the best songwriter of those three. I used Let's Get It On as my wedding song.

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Easy listening, great groove.

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The sexiest album so far. The iconic opening guitar lick sets the tone and it remains smooth and sensual throughout. Side 1 is consistent and top quality. Track 4, 'Keep Gettin' It On' being a reprise of track 1 'Let's Get It On' works well and holds side 1 together as even more of a consistent and single piece. A perfect 5/5 for Side 1. Side 2 is good, but the tracks are a bit more varied from each other and don't flow quite as well as in the first half. I usually like variety, but when the quality is as high and the style is as smooth and consistent as it is on Side 1, you just want more. Side 2 is 3.5/5. Overall, a brilliant album, which just misses full marks due to a slight dip in the quality and flow of side 2. 4.5/5

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This album set the benchmark, and now listening back it feels like it soundtracked late night chilling sessions across the world for decades following its release

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Marvin has a lot of sexual energy in this album, but also a happy aura that pulls on the soul - really quality music just not my personal taste

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Nice... soulish, funkysh... :)

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Uno de los discos más chill de esta lista que mantienen un ritmito pegajoso suficiente para no aburrir. Fav: you sure love to ball

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4

Great voice soulful tunes, I love him more than his dad.

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This is a perfect 3.5 for me. Very solid, short and sweet, but not something I will always been in the mood for. Although Marvin has such an amazing voice

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This was perfect for the ride in yesterday

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8/10

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pure, smooth, and beautiful. real soul. i'd heard some, but not all, of this album before this, and i'm glad i got to sit through the whole thing.

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I worry when I get an album that has That One Song on it, but this one was consistent and smooth all the way through. Best track: Let's Get It On

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Zwoele muziek. Toch wat subtieler dan ik verwachtte. Een op en top romantisch album

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Three songs in and I'm already pregnant.

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Wonder situational music. What a voice and unique sound. Such a tragic story he lived.

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great soul songs. Best alubum

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Baby making music

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TIL he was killed 1 day before his 45th birthday by his own father :(

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4

Such a classic album that aged very well. I have such fond memories of listening to this in my teens as I was learning how to play the bass guitar. It's groovy and approachable. A true classic.

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Really enjoyed it. too short.

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4

seems a bit cheaper after Whats Going On, but still pretty alright

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classic soul

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This album has several of the tunes I most recognize from Marvin Gaye. Oddly, I didn't enjoy this album as much as others in this genre (mainly sexy soul), but certainly liked it enough to give it 4 stars.

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A fun, sexy time.

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A good reminder that Bruno Mars only exists because Marvin Gaye gave him permission

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Enjoy the songs, lots of similar sounding music but it all works together. Very easy listening

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4

Though even for 30 minutes it gets a little disposable in the last few songs, the first half of the album is stellar soulful and has a great groove. Very enjoyable.

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Great album. funky, slick, romantic. A coherent album which sometimes sound like a medley. I prefer the politics of 'what's going on' over the romanticism of 'let's get it on' but still this is a great album.

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Kutumusan ykkösklassikko, eka biisihän on saanu jopa meemistatuksen. Myös muut on aika hyviä.

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Vitu awesome kuunnella Marvin Gaye ja vaan olla. Selkä notkistuu, lantio herää ja kädet nousee ilmaan.

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не ну ничо так по музыке

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Sexy time in the 1970’s. Smoooooth.

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pleasant experience, very smooth, perfect for a long romantic evening

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Pretty good; a jam.

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Muy buen disco

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Smooth

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Un album d'une extrême sexualité comme Marvin Gaye en a l'habitude, absolument tout y passe. Seul petit bémol, Marvin passe son temps à se tripoter le téton sur toute la longueur de l'album, ce qui peut perturber un public moins aguerri. Mais quand on aime Marvin, on s'en réjouit et on en redemande.

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Marvin et sans contestation possible l'homme le plus sexuel du générateur, bien loin devant Isaac Hayes qui fait ici pâle figure.

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goed rustig voor op een zondag ochtend

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I am a not a familiar with the music of Marvin Gaye at all and the genre of soul and funk in general. After listening to LET'S GET IT ON, it seems pretty good. Not the kind of music, I see myself listening to on a regular basis. I can see where Seal gets his inspiration from. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, I see that Marvin Gaye has two other albums included: WHAT’S GOING ON (1971) and HERE, MY DEAR (1978) Rate Artist: MARVIN GAYE (3.5) Rate Album (Year): LET’S GET IT ON (1973 Original) (3.5) Rate Album (Year): LET’S GET IT ON (2001 2CD Deluxe Edition) (3.5) Rate Album (Year): LET’S GET IT ON (2002 CD Reissue Edition with Bonus Tracks) (4)

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Had a deluxe edition, includes an instrumental of "cakes" - great song! Album is seriously chilled, just what I needed but not quite enough for that final star!

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Can't go wrong with the silky smooth voice of Marvin Gaye!!!

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4.5

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Great, but lacking the edge of What's Going On.

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Great album. Few songs sound the same but it’s alright as they’re good.

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Love the chord progressions here; memorable tunes; quite chill throughout

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Marvin! Marvin! It’s Chuck! Your cousin, Chuck Gaye. You know that new sound you were looking for? Well listen to this! *sound of me getting it on*

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Classic slow jams. If you’re not step-touchin’ to this I don’t know what’s up!

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Amazing.

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The ultimate romantic soul album. The title track is classic and I could listen to it daily for the rest of my life. But ultimately this type of music while pleasant and if high quality, it does not move me. Still an 3.75 🌟 for its classic status

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Definitely would listen again

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Back when I started university in Newcastle, I lived in student flats out in the 'burbs. We used to frequent our local pub on an afternoon if we'd finished lectures early as they had a pool table and that time of the day we at least felt that we were unlikely to get beaten up for being students by the locals. Or "Get worr heed kicked in" in the local dialect. As well as the pool table, they also had a mostly terrible jukebox but I used to select the title track from this album, and other things like 'Rainy Days and Mondays' by The Carpenters that I'm sure made us really fit in with the daytime clientele in a suburban pub in the North East. The Collingwood isn't there anymore, they knocked it down and built an Asda. The university sold the flats and now it's a weird motel place. Which is kinda sad as that first year at university was one of the absolute best years. The title track is so good they basically repeated it for the fourth song. And look, any album that has a song called "You Sure Love to Ball" has to have something going for it.

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Fantastic album, one of the best opening tracks ever. Not much more to say On a side note, why do the toms on side B sound so weird? What's up with that?

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Did you know his dad shot him? Great opening song.

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Alexa, trigger 'sexy time'.

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It's all about sex and I love it

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This album might be responsible for more human lives than any other album. Just a classic album that makes you feel happy to be listening to, or doing other things to.....

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Smooth as butter

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Great album, smooth and low volume music to vibe to

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Really good and doesn't overstay its welcome

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I would listen to Marvin sing rhe phone, a few times in this it sounded like he was

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This album is a bit tough for me to judge, and I think I'm going to have to come back to it for future listens to truly give a solid review on it. On this listen, it didn't feel like there was a huge amount going on here. I like each song, but they also kind of flow by without there being much for me to say specifically about them. What's Going On made much more of an impression on me at first listen. I think this might be a case where lots of works that came after Let's Get It On incorporated this sound and approach, and as a consequence it doesn't sound as revolutionary as it is. I certainly can't say that it sounds like works that came before it, and the Wikipedia entry seems to confirm this. I feel like there's a lot here, but it's not something that I'm going to be able to articulate after a single listen 4/5

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Sweet, steamy and groovy – what’s not to like? It’s as if Marv is going for spirituality, too, a Song of Solomon for the sexual revolution. 4.2 for 4

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My mum bought me this one year for my birthday, having confused it with the incendiary social commentary of "What's Going On". She was horrified to realise that, in fact, she had given me thirty minutes of "sex music." The joke is all on her: this album is still revealing its secrets to me many years later. The arrangements are so wonderfully sweeping and rich. The strings and brass give a firm bedrock for Gaye's vocals and backing vocals (all done himself). It's doused in a lovely amount of reverb which helps all of it come together in a gorgeous, lush wash of sound... music to bathe in. Listen to that almost imperceptible glockenspiel and flute adding another subtle dimension to "Distant Lover". Perfect. However much it's used as shorthand to a sex scene, a joke or a meme, the song "Let's Get It On" is absolutely timeless, and an incredible performance from Gaye distilling the sex-positive, sensual and celebratory themes of the album into four minutes of triumphant soul. I don't even mind when "Keep Gettin' In On" comes and does basically the same thing a few minutes later. Learning the context of the album- that Gaye was abused by his father as a child and this marked a healing process as he reassessed his views on sex, love and relationships- made it much more poignant. There's a spiritual power in Gaye's vocals which is every bit as pertinent as in "What's Going On": it isn't just an album to bang to. That said, it's definitely an album with a singular "mood"... if you know what I mean. When that mood fits, it's sublime.

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Smooth and sexual

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Very good, very consistent! Almost every song was just as good as the title track, the only one I had heard previously.

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Oh a lot of fun, to be sure. But it does get a little tired at points, which drags it down from a sex-God 5 to a sex-demigod 4

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This is from 70s pop soul sounds like if it was not just iconic but could actually put out a good album, something achievable only to the likes of Al Green or Stevie Wonder. It's smooth, funky, but overall sexual in tone and subject matter, reminds me of Barry White. There are horns, strings, and doo-wop back vocals, but all in balance, nothing is ever in excess. Even the solo in "Distant Lover" feels very controlled, contrary to how loud that sax wants to be. The tracks carry a momentum from to the end. Only 8 tracks, good alone but incredible in-line, so the mix of soul and funk never bores you. Each song ends in a quiet prolonged finish, with the next proudly hooking you in. Whoever did the production is astounding, but considering this was a follow up to What's Going On, I can't say I'm too surprised.

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bon ok allez tu m’as convaincue

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Je ne suis pas le public ciblé et pourtant

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Another Marvin Gaye masterpiece that is a concept album. Personally, I struggle with some 70s Soul and some tracks on this album are good examples. BUT. Marvin wears his soul on his sleeve once again as he addresses his childhood and marital issues with his wife, who is also his boss' sister, so his struggle was real. For as much as this is great Marvin Gaye album, once again, listen to the Funk Brothers in the background. Jamerson's bass and of course the drum work on the title track are masterful. 4/5.

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The title track is such a classic, albeit a slightly overplayed/used song. A legendary singer and voice.

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20th May 2022 dates fucked again Listened in the morning while working from home. Chilled in the evening, finished the book club book and series 2 of stranger things. Smoother than a baby’s cheek.

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What a voice!

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The original sex soundtrack haha. I've heard the title track but the rest is an unknown. So far pretty cool, nice and easygoing. I probably wouldn't put this in my regular listening playlist, but it's been pretty enjoyable. 3/5.

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Not usually my kinda thing but these are pleasant on the ears. I could totally see myself driving through the Vegas strip at night with this on in the background.

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Quite good. Very obvious influences on Anderson .Park’s sound. Doesn’t have the same impact as What’s Going On? Highlight: Come Get to This Lowlight: You Sure Love to Ball

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pretty good.

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Great and all but gets a bit samey for me.

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Talented singer. Very much like the album.

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Even better that this majestic voice came right after an album from the grouchy tom waits. There was one song transition that threw me off or else it would have been 4 stars.

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Exatamente como eu esperava.

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Baby makin music

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Solid, but none of the songs really spoke to me

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Ahhh. I have only heard "Let's Get It On" the song in a joke context, so kind of fun to listen to it without that. It's a nice song though. I love the trumpets. 1. First two tracks are a little too similar. 2. "If I Should Die Tonight" has a niiiice silky smooth groove. Those horns tho. 3. "Keep on Gettin' It On", meh. Obviously just trying to repeat the theme of "Let's Get It On" for some reason. I would of not included this at all. 4. "Come Get to This" is a bit more jaunt-y fun. Like walking down a city street with a spring in your step. 5. At this point, I kind of dropped off. Hah. Thematically it's a bit worn out now though, like I couldn't seriously play this for seduction without laughing. Remember "Delilah" on the radio? Reminds me of that love-y soft-rock. I think there's better Marvin Gaye than this album.

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Highlights: Lets Get It On Just to Keep You Satisfied

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Had not listened to the whole album before. Obviously the title track is a great song, but perhaps the album relies too much on that vibe, most clearly evidenced by the song "Keep Gettin' It On".

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1973, Soul, klingt träumerisch, kein schlechtes Album, schwache 3/5

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Mola

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I like to listen to it, even not being exactly my kind of music. Maybe is just some type of bad influence, but it sounds like old romantic music for my mother....

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Iconic as this album is, I don't think it's really something that resonates with my tastes. It's too slushy and gauzy, all cooing string arrangements and twinkling vibes. However, even if it does fall, just about, on the wrong side of the line where schmaltz is concerned, Gaye's singing is impeccable. For that alone, Let's Get It On is worthy of respect, after a fashion

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02/05- Yesterday I worked on some high level items while Sarah was out including adjusting the 2-hour wall barrier and coordinating/completing the UG package set. I then transitioned to ceiling development and updating pads at the penthouse to match Jasons new sized equipment. This album has a ton of great songs although it was a little to sexual "baby making music" for focusing at work. Can never go wrong with "Let's Get It On", definitely a song added to my library.

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This is a good album, def a classic.

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So many good songs. Way less cheesy that remembered. Maybe too many bad covers or karaoke renditions have tainted it.

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Muy sensual, casi puro sexo, pero quizás tanto que por eso me satura y acabo pidiendo la hora. Mi tema favorito: Please Stay

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Bit floppy and sloppy for my tastes, but clearly mega influential in terms of the changing style of motown and future r&b genres. 7/10

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🍆💦

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: Keep Gettin' It On Cutting Edge: Let's Get It On, Come Get to This, Distant Lover Overall Notes: Grew on me, need to be in the right mood to listen to it otherwise it really does not hit, not my genre but still pretty good. Definitely should've given Exodus a 4, that puts me in the mood to enjoy reggae while this album needs me to be in the mood for soul.

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woohoo! great memories of sex from this album. just superb

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a supreme talent but not quite my vibe; i very much respect it though

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Better than expected!

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Thought this was very good, way better than I expected. Might listen again.

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I fuck w this ;)

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Lots of good, not a lot of great

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cool music

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gostosinho

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I understand the lyric "let's marvin gaye and get it on" now. I didn't listen to the whole album but the bits I listened to were ok? Fine? Not super memorable apart from my breakthrough with the lyric.

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Sexy.

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It's a classic but I wouldn't turn it on on purpose

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Lots of baby making music. Honestly all very similar though, and I like my albums with more spice

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I thought “Let’s keep gettin’ it on” was a parody…

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// Favs: – Score: Strong 3 to Light 4

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Funky

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The right amount of energy for casual listening. Does not really work as background music. Interesting orchestrations, no heavy sound manipulations.

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Sexy, smooth and not bad. Kind of an iconic title track but the entire album is good

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It’s pretty hard to dislike Gaye. It wasn’t my thing overall but it was a pleasant listen. And of course the first track is iconic.

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"Let's Get It On" is undeniably groovy, instantly recognizable, warm, and cozy. The title track is iconic, but the rest of the album fails to capitalize on the strong start. The ensuing tracks are fairly one note, this might be artistically uninteresting, but on the other hand, you keep wanting to dance. Overall, I wouldn't ever go out of my way to put it on, but while it's spinning, I'm grooving.

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Pretty nice, except for the moans

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Beyond the title song, I didn't know any of the songs on this album. It was a nice album, all of the songs are pretty good, but I don't think it was so special that I see myself playing it a lot.

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Nice and smooth. Beautiful voice and some good songs. Overall a bit too sweet and soft to listen as an album regularly.

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P good album. My man is extremely horny

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I know this is considered a stone wall classic; but this smoochy smoochy soul just doesn’t do it for me!

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Excellent production and incredible vocals by Marvin Gaye make Let's Get It On an enjoyable experience. However, I believe you have heard everything Marvin has to offer after the first two tracks. It's a tad too sweet and samey for me to warrant many further listens, though I can not deny the appeal of the smoothy and sensual gems that are on here. 3/5.

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Gute Sexmusik, aber bisschen weniger deep als (natürlich) What‘s Going On. 3,6

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Easy listening that fails to make a lasting impression as more than background music

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Great voice and very smooth sounds. I would prefer more of the up tempo gaye tunes, like the first track, to give a higher rating. I like the music generally.

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On first glance there isn't much here beyond the title track. I'm not much of an R&B/Soul fan but wikipedia describes this as funk record. I like funk but this is pretty smooth... seems like a stretch to me. Maybe it's all the harps... Enjoyable listen but it kind of just merged into the background for the most part. 3 stars.

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3/5 very nice.

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3 stars. Just not my style. I dont think these kind of love songs have aged well, although I do understand the importance of Marvin Gayes influence on other artists. Honestly just sounds corny to me. He does have a great voice though

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Smooth, soulful, but honest I found I actually enjoyed the instrumental tracks the most.

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Vill knulla till musiken

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This is good, but I don't think its aged very well. Great voice, smooth 70's sex music! But not really my cup of tea. 3/5

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Not my thing, appreciate the talent but wouldn't make it into my general rotation.

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3.5. I wasn't too thrilled, unfairly, because I just thought of Let's Get It On and wasn't looking forward to a whole album of that. But who woulda thought, it's not all that! Nice to hear his legendary voice singing some new-to-me things.

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It sounds great, and incredible vocals obviously. Just not a lot there for me past the title track.

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Marvin Gaye is great. I know the song, the album is still new to me. This is my second listen and it is still a good 3/5 for me for now.

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Marvin Gaye's 13th album - and his most successful - was a soul & funk album released in 1973. This album is sexually charged and has probably been played in countless bedrooms. The funky sounds and soulful lyrics meld together in the most perfect way to capture a human being's raw carnal energy, and by the end of the album, this energy is begging to be released. This album might be the best soul album out there.

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It's smooth. Not smooth enough for a 4 or a 5 but it's smooth.

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slower than What's Going On

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College Josh certainly thought this album would help him get laid. Was maybe even successful once or twice—though I chalk that up more to my overwhelming charisma than Marvin's buttery voice. It's funny how such an iconic song can be so generic. "I want to fuck. Please, may we fuck now? I will literally say whatever it takes to pork you." But maybe that's why it's so iconic—it's accessible, it's relatable, it doesn't push for anything beyond porking. When your song can be used in commercials for jeans, chocolates, Applebee's, coffee, a TV channel, macaroni, condoms, as well as in an episode of The King of Queens, you know that it has to be generic enough to be so ubiquitously far reaching. It's really saying something that a song can speak so universally in a country where half of us are gorfing horse dewormer to cure ourselves of an imaginary contagion.

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Sex is one of the most magical experiences we get to have in life. Sometimes it's an uncomfortable or taboo topic, and repression can cause issues. Marvin has no problem talking about sex. This album is (fucking) hilarious. Track 1: Marvin really wants to have sex. Track 2: Marvin has blue balls. Track 3: a sweet fatalistic song not directly about sex (not sure how this made in on the album). Track 4: Enough of that sentimental shit, Marvin really wants to have sex again. Track 5: Marvin wants to have sex with you. Track 6: Marvin is lonely and wants his partner to be with him. Track 7: Marvin reminds his partner how much they enjoy sex. Track 8: Marvin breaks up with partner because their relationship was unhealthy, but the sex was great. Perhaps their relationship was a bit one dimensional, just like this album? Great voice. Great sex soundtrack for those who are immune to irony and take sex really seriously. B-

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Pretty good album

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A bit cheesy, but some nice soul nonetheless

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Would this album be anywhere near as popular if it weren't for the title track? Probably not. That said, it's a nice album and I'd probably buy if I came across it.

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También esperaba más de este disco de Marvin Gaye. Let's Get It On es tan buena que imaginaría que el disco al que le da título sería así de bueno y creo que se queda un poco corto. De hecho, es una tomada de pelo que exista "Keep Gettin' it On". A su favor tiene su gran voz y su excelente instrumentación. Eso es innegable. Pero creo que me gustaría más un disco de éxitos que este.

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32 minutos de pura sabrosura, para ponerse aptos para el amor. No varía mucho el tema ni el mood pero tampoco se le exige. Songs: Let's Get It On, Keep Gettin' It On, You Sure Love To Ball.

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Should be a 3.5, but realistically I won’t go out of my way to listen to it again. It was better than expected though.

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pretty good. not really my thing

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Real missed opportunity not to have more reprises of the title track throughout. "Still Gettin' It On", "You Guessed It: Gettin' it On!", "We Stopped Gettin' It On For a Minute To Eat a Protein Bar and Hydrate, But Now We're Gettin' It On Again." etc.

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Marvin loved to fuck.

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Too much of an average thing

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Classic

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Nice, rigtig lækker feel-good

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I think the title track is the one song that I know that Marvin Gaye sings. I know I have heard other tracks from Gaye, but I can't tell you which. The album was fine, but I don't see myself coming back for a second listen.

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decent soul album

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Not a fan. Was like being romanced by someone who isn’t my type

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Good album here. Marvin Gaye made some of the best r&b. Let’s get it on is a classic romantic song. The rest of the album is still solid. It’s rather short which is it’s biggest downfall. 7.6/10

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I like individual songs but the album as a whole gets a bit repetitive.

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Let’s get it on is a great soul song. Full stop. Marvin found huge success with his OG hit What's going on two years prior and you can’t help but notice that he’s milking that theme for all that it’s worth. I found the rest of the album to be quite uninspiring. The lyrics are quite banal, for fun I tried counting how many times he sang the phrase “oooh Baby” but I lost count. An entire album about ballin’ is a bit much for me.

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Marvin has a silky sweet voice and it’s impressive that he wrote all the songs and produced the album. The love songs are a bit sweet for me.

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He has a silky smooth voice with an impressive range. The positive part of having a voice like this is that it is so well suited for ballads. On the other hand, the negative part of having a voice like this is that it is that it is so well suited for ballads. I really like him, but I just can't handle so many ballads.

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super groovy but it all sort of sounds the same. only the title track really stands out for me. a great album to listen to with a shorty over while making some nice pasta

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Some albums are hardy beasts, capable of cutting through even the most unsympathetic of ambiance. This is not one of them

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Listened Before? N Pros: Super smooth, easy to listen to. Fun to "get it on" to. This is some of the smoothest stuff I've heard coming out of the 70's. Good stuff. Cons: Listening to this beginning to end isn't really my style. I could see a situation where I could be in the right mood, but it wouldn't be often. I definitely appreciate it, though. Added to Library? N Song(s) added to playlist: Lets Get it On

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Super excited to listen. Gaye’s been on my list of artists to explore more. Fingers crossed it’s good! The first 10 seconds of the title track are so overplayed it -almost- hurts the integrity of the song. If I Should Die Tonight is the showstopper on this. Absolutely fantastic. Just To Keep You Satisfied is good, too. Overall, I wouldn’t turn this album off, but don’t plan to purchase or re-listen anytime soon. Some of the songs were a little too smooth for me.

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There coul be occasions where I would enjoy it

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So sexy, I think I might be pregnant. One of the most iconic opens of all time.

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It's alright, but not something I'd put on myself

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Why have two pretty much identical songs on the same album? Relatively enjoyable

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A nice album to listen to on my birthday.

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So obviously Marvin Gaye is a great singer. And Let's get it on is one classic song. For me most of this type of his music here all sounds the same. I cannot really connect to it. Almost like high end background music to my ears. Not my genre.

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3.5/5 And album about making love, feeling love, and losing love. While the music and Gaye’s singing are great the sameness of the album starts to show after a few tracks. I didn’t dislike any individual track but I wouldn’t see myself sitting down to listen to the whole thing through again. There one goofy song in the album, “You Sure Love To Ball” where the euphemism chosen for sex makes it sound satirical. Fav Tracks: Let’s Get It On, Keep Gettin’ It On, Come Get To This Least Fav Tracks: You Sure Love To Ball

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Easy listening

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Stylish but soporific.

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The sexiest commute to work I've ever had.

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On first listen I found this kind of boring, to be honest. It may benefit from repeat listens, though, like What's Going On did for me.

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À chaque fois que j’écoute du Marvin Gaye, faut qu’j’me parle: cette fois-ci tu vas comprendre pourquoi cet artiste est considéré comme un grand parmi les grands, tu as même écouté une vidéo sur YouTube vantant le bassiste ou l’audace générale de tel album, alors j’écoute, plein de bonne volonté, et je me dis que quand même, c’est un peu doucereux, non, pour ne pas dire quétaine? Bonne musique pour fourrer, mais pourquoi tombé-je systématiquement dans la lune quand j’en écoute, comme ces fois où je relègue dans une partie de mon cerveau le muzak le temps que l’ascenseur me mène à destination?

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Добротный классический альбом для томного вечера.

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Appreciate that this man starts the record with getting it on, then has a mid-album check in to make sure you’re still getting it on. Thank you Marvin

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Great album, and although I liked some tracks , I couldn't help comparing it unfavourably to Marvin's masterpiece What's Going On.

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Soul

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Tight R&B

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The intro to this album is so iconically linked to smut in the media, that it's hard to disassociate that and take it seriously at least to start with. You can see why it was considered that way though, and after that opener, you know what you're getting throughout this. It's a sexy slice of soul, and although I'd listen to it again, I'm not sure I'd want to in the presence of company. This has a short runtime, which amused me more than it should have.

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Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye (1973) From back in the day when a singer/songwriter could be sensuously erotic without being profane (because he appreciated the art of innuendo), Let’s Get It On pretty much says it all. I was a 17-year-old boy when this came out, and still a virgin. This record prepared (primed) my soul for what I was confident would be mine someday, and the sooner the better as far as I was concerned. My girlfriends were thankfully more circumspect and disciplined. Delayed gratification. But it was great when the title track came on the AM radio at night in my mom’s Dodge Dart with my gf du jour sitting next to me on the front seat (this was before they were all buckets [the seats, that is, not the girlfriends]). From “Just to Keep You Satisfied” to “You Sure Love to Ball”, to the title track “Let’s Get It On”, to its reprise “Keep Gettin’ It On”, it’s obvious that Mr. Gaye had a one-track mind on this eight-track collection of seductive sounds, with lots of strings, lots of bass guitar, and lots of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ and other airy, nondescript exclamations and exhalations. This is a wistful listen for an old man who can happily resign himself to the fact that few youngsters today will get it, but that’s ok. They’ll have their special memories too. 3/5

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Nice Mavin Gaye sound

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Ok. “Let’s get it On” is good.

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Red wine + strawberries + chocolate. Certainly deserves some explicit tags *cough* You Sure Love To Ball *cough*.

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Get you some!!

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Iets te zwoel maar wel goed album

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3.5

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Unfortunately, due to time period, sounds like elevator music. I can appreciate the elements (RnB vocal flourishes, jazzy piano motifs, occasional syncopation) separately but together, it's too complex for me to parse without total attention.

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nie w moim guscie

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Better than the last Marvin Gaye album I listening to but still not great. Other than the single "Let's get it on" every song is meh. A bunch of words going with music without much melody. He got into a niche which made him famous but the album is not impressive. High 1.5

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The titular track is obviously solid. That song kills. Couldn't get into the rest of it, though. Too much slow soul for me and the revised "keep getting it on" track reminded me of seeing an artist live when they play their greatest hit twice in a set.

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Very sensual R&B. The songs were things I'd listen to on the radio but I might change if I got bored. Not a fave, but not a hate.

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Apart from the 1at song I found this a bit of a non-entity. His voice is undeniably incredible, but I was pleased this was quite short.

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Goes without saying how incredible his voice is, but this album didn’t do it for me. Feels like he’s made a music to have sex to album and, unfortunately, I wasn’t on that vibe when listening to it yesterday. The title track is a classic, but that was about it. Pretty creepy lyrics at times too.

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pretty good, would definitely add most to my sex playlist if I had one ;/ lets get it on is a banger, probably the only one ill come back and listen to

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Let’s get it off

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Alright tbf. Wouldn't listen again

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Some great songs but most of the lyrics are like something a horny teenager would scribble. Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby. Its naff.

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Far too sexy for me. Makes me feel uncomfortable. Fuck knows what that says about me.

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It's just not my thing. I get that it is sex jams and it has its place, but I just don't think that place is on the 1001 list.

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Perhaps no other record has ever achieved the kind of sheer erotic force of Let's Get It On, and it remains the blueprint for all of the slow jams to follow decades later -- much copied, but never imitated.

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r&b not my cup of tea

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Classic opener. Nice smooth jazz, but very samey and got very boring very quickly.

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Not my type but has a very recognizable song and some songs are pretty chill. Best songs: Lets get it on and if i should die tonight. Rating: 2/5

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nice background jazzy music. only recognized the beginning of the first song. love the cover art

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Let's get it on is strong enough to get this off the 1 star floor, and I see Marvin knew what he had there when he went back to the well on the remix (first appearance of a remix?) Anyways, "You sure love to ball" is hilariously pornographic. Marvin gay is talented but this album made me sleepy.

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Läuft eher so wie ein cliché-strotzendes Lovemaking Playlist Medley im Hintergrund. Ich gewinne diesem Album nichts ab, leider. Unberührte 1.5

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ehh, pretty slow got that one meme: first 5 sec of Let's get it on

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“Let’s Get It On” has always been my least favorite Marvin Gaye hit, something about the simplicity in the message lacks the depth of hiding it through imagery. “Let’s Get It on AGAIN” is abridge too far. What’s going on is much better.

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He sido víctima de mi propio desconocimiento y presuposiciones. Esperaba mucho más. Algo es claro, "Let's get it on" es harto pegajosa... y, a falta de una mejor palabra en español, cheesy a más no poder (léase, barato, poco auténtico y sin sutileza). Creo que a fin de cuentas casi todo el disco termina siendo algo similar, sin tener otra canción tan buena como esa. Demasiadas canciones lentas que de plano no hicieron nada de nada pra mí. Quizá Inner City Blues y Mercy Mercy sean las otras canciones salvables. Supuestamente importante como uno de los primeros discos concepto de motown... No... simplemente ni siquiera me interesó verlo más a fondo para ver si entendía su concepto... Demasiado lento y nada mi estilo.

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Czuje sie jakby dawno nie bylo tak czarnego materialu, jak ten od pana Marvina Gaya, a przeciez Davisy nie tak dawno sie przewinely, ale jazz a soul, dodatkowo zmieszany tutaj z funkiem to calkiem dwa rozne murzynskie swiaty, wiec co oferuje lets get it on podczas odsluchu z pewnoscia bogate brzmienie instrumentalne chociaz sam pan Marvin jest przede wszystkim wokalista i lirykiem, to jednak jako ze jest to jego trzynasty studyjny album, to jako sluchalny muzyk zgromadzil wokol siebie mala orkiestre, samych grajkow gitarowych mozna naliczyc szesciu, a co za tym idzie kazdy trak brzmi na swoj sposob inaczej, ale tez nie ma tutaj specyficznego brzmienia albumu, tylko kawalek po kawalku brzmienie sie zmienia, ale co jest stalym punkiem przewalajacym sie przez caly krazek jest seksualne healowanie jakie w swojej liryce propaguje pan Gay, pisze seksualne healowanie, bo taka jest nazwa jego najpopularniejszego traka z ktorego kojarze nazwisko, sexual healing, no moze aint no mountain high enough jest bardziej znany, ale jak dla mnie to wlasnie healing bardziej pasuje do opisu tworczosci pana Marvina, ktory jak przyznaje romansy i seksy w muzyce jaka tworzy wynikaja z tego, ze stary go krotko trzymal w mlodosci, mam nadzieje ze nie pijany w wannie, ale i tak 31 minut sluchania tak zaserwowanego romansu przprawia o wrzody, nie pomaga nawet wokal jakim operuje, bo jednak czlowiek slyszy o czym sie spiewa, wiec jak dla mnie tematyka milosna w takim wydaniu to wielkie nie nie, na uwage zasluguja takze chorkowania, ktore widocznie musialy byc nagrywane na kilku osobnych trakach, bo w niektorych partiach tworza naprawde cieawe efekty, jak koncowka tytulowego kawalka, otwierajacego krazek, a bedacego takze pickiem pejkowym z tego albumu, wydaje mi sie, ze znam kilka sampli z tej plyty, ale jakos nie moge skojarzyc z konkretnymi tytulami, jak bedzie chwila to lukne pana Marvina na samplotece i zobaczymy co dostane

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Songs all sound kind of the same. Not good background music unless doing the title title.

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Great use of the baritone sax to compliment the vocals in "lets get it on". The album never really seems to change or develop as it progresses and gets repetitive by the 3rd song. There is a clear reason lets get it on is the most popular. The rest of the songs are just worse versions of it.

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Buen disco

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It's smooth. And classic. You've got to be in the right mood with the right person for this album to really shine.

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Gayella on taatusti parempiakin levyjä, kuin tää kutualbumi. Let's get it on on toki legenda.

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I now know what music I'll use for the soundtrack of my next Buck Naked porno. Till then, I know what soundtrack I should use if I want to quickly fall asleep of sheer boredom.

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Nice voice but so boring

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"Let's Get It On" is such a classic. Soulful, easy listening sound. Is just one of those songs you can hear that makes you smile. "Keep Gettin' It on" is fun, though seems to be just a copy/paste of the 1st track. The rest of the album is slow and repetitive, and just does not excite. Cannot say that the 1 great song carries this album. It does not.

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Hi- Let's Get It On, Distant Lover Lo- Keep Gettin' It On, You Sure Love To Ball It's unmistakeable the impact Marvin Gaye had on modern R&B, and this album evokes all the sensual tones it sets out to do just short of turning into overt pornography (You Sure Love To Ball). Even though the album clocks in at just over half an hour, it has a problem with staying power...Do we really need a second round of "Let's Get It On" (Keep Gettin' It On)? Seems like reverting to old tricks just to keep it fresh. The swoopy sax, swanky funk bass, weepy strings, smooth crooning all paints a picture of romance and the correct duration to provide the soundtrack for an anniversary or birthday celebrated by a couple on a work night (whether that couple is two people or one person with a bottle of red wine).

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Very smooth and sexy, but lacks bite and funk. It’s no What’s Going On. I’m only giving it 2* because Marvin can do way better.

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Got excited when I thought it was Whats Going On. Love Marvin in small bites.

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Mai he entés gaire la dèria per aquest home, ni per aquest disc. 'What's Going On' té tota la força política del missatge que porta, però discos com aquest, o els que vindrien després, no aporten gaire al génere, més enllà de la seva veu majestuosa. Sempre et trobes amb temes que destaquen, això sí. Aquí l'obvi és el tema titular, però 'You Sure Love to Ball' té també cos de clàssic

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I miss a tighter production, tighter songs. It’s too loose.

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Not my sound

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Let's get it on is an epic track, we can all agree and you'd be rather strange not to agree. However the rest of the album holds no magic for me, which is a real shame.

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There is a reason, a very good reason, why most people only know one song on this album.

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What a ways to start.....

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Meh... Alguna sorpresita me he encontrado pero como "objeto disco"... No es lo mío aunque sería muy de gilipollas no reconocer la influencia brutal la historia de la música pop.

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Good

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Tremendo Album!!

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