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Sly Stone & the Family Stone: There's A Riot Goin' On (Epic)

John Morthland, Creem, February 1972

AS MANY HAVE noted, Sly Stone's style revolves around so many factors that it may, paradoxically enough, be as limited as it is ground-breaking. Combine that with his awesome propensity for self-annihilation and you get clunkers like this one.

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