🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Aretha Franklin

Let’s get a nice Friday afternoon thread going shall we?

Quite surprised but not really by Kanye’s score…

David Bowie 4.31
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
The Supremes 4.13
Radiohead 4.13
OutKast 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Joni Mitchell 3.89
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Britney Spears 2.85

So let’s move on to Aretha Franklin


Aretha, then…

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I’ve got a bit of work to do so will be dipping in and out of this one. Enjoy!

Let’s just do a selected singles poll for Aretha I think

  • I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
  • Respect
  • Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • Dr. Feelgood (Love Is Serious Business)
  • (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  • Chain Of Fools
  • Save Me
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Think
  • I Say A Little Prayer
  • See Saw
  • Day Dreaming
  • Call Me
  • Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
  • You’re All I Need To Get By
  • I’m In Love
  • Spanish Harlem
  • Rock Steady
  • Angel
  • Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I Am Going To Do)

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Updated Spotify playlist featuring @anon5266188’s two Kanye picks

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The queen


Another 5 for me

5/5 from me. That fucking voice. And the story of her life is just astonishing really. The best.


Quite naive about her personal/history etc, very much want to watch the doc


Easiest 5 so far.

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Quite surprised but not really by Kanye’s score…

Which way?

I’d be surprised if he wasn’t the most divisive but I’m also guessing dis is peak Kanye fan demographic so would push it up.

Thought it would be 3.9something I guess.

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I can name two Aretha songs without checking the poll so I’ll be observing this thread from slightly afar.

Not really big on Aretha. Always keep calling her Urethra Franklin by accident. Quite embarrassing. 3/5

Up there with Bourdain for celebrities I’ve been most upset by when they died. The truest of legends.

The Amazing Grace album alone is enough to make her a 5/5.

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5/5, done.

Not gonna find many easier 5/5s for me. Love this track so much.


5, yup. Not sure what direction the takes will come from on this one. Just great

Not only an amazing voice but also an amazing piano player and musician in general. I mean, she’s no The Supremes, obviously, but the new film is incredible.

Her dad was mates with Martin Luther King, and (apparently) she was a registered Democrat and a supporter of Native Americans rights as I’m sure you wanted to know.


Be nice to have one with no takes, just some appreciation and discussion I think.

Oh sweet, sweet, naive marty. Bless you