🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Stevie Wonder

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#1

Time for another one I reckon! Here’s how things look after The Strokes

Artist Rating
David Bowie 4.31
Nirvana 4.15
The Supremes 4.13
Radiohead 4.13
OutKast 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
The Strokes 3.03

They’ve been added to the playlist, here

So on to today’s round, and it’s all about Stevie Wonder

So how good was he, really?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

Going out in a bit so won’t be keeping up with the early stages of this one. Enjoy!

#2

Album poll:

  • Up-Tight
  • My Cherie Amour
  • Talking Book
  • Innervisions
  • Fulfillingness’ First Finale
  • Songs In The Key Of Life
  • Hotter Than July
  • In Square Circle
  • Characters
  • Conversation Peace
  • A Time To Love

0 voters

#3

Single poll (Not comprehensive, taken from a Best Of)

  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • Superstition
  • Sir Duke
  • Master Blaster (Jammin’)
  • Ebony & Ivory
  • Happy Birthday
  • Living For The City
  • He’s Misstra Know It All
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • Lately
  • Part Time Lover
  • My Cherie Amour
  • Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
  • Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
  • I Was Made To Love Her
  • For Once In My Life
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
  • For Your Love
  • Kiss Lonely Goodbye
  • Redemption Song

0 voters

#4

Love this, need to listen to more of his stuff tbh, so will be abstaining

#5

5 for that song he did with blue

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#6

i wonder

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#7

A 5 from me. I did hesitate a little, mainly over his latter day output, but on balance it has to be full marks I think. So many great, timeless, songs, and that run of albums from Talking Book to Hotter Than July is insanely good.

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#8

Nirvana being second out of that lot is a travesty

Haven’t listened to much Stevie Wonder so won’t vote. He is responsible for Sir Duke, which I had stuck in my head when I had the first hangover of my life when I was spiked and it makes me feel physically ill now when I hear it, so I’m tempted to give him a 1 just for that. But I won’t.

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#9

5/5

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#10

As a general rule: I’m judging HGATRs on the artists’ main spell of creative output. So for Stevie Wonder I’m not really taking the 80s into consideration as he’s had such a sustained run of bangers in the 60s and 70s.

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#11

Another one on the eras I haven’t really explored pile. What should I listen to?

#12

Innervisions!

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#13

Guy’s a genius 5/5

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#14

think this is one of my hottest takes but I’ve never actively enjoyed a stevie wonder song or album. only spent any real time with innervisions and key of life but they did nothing for me at all.

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#15

Feel like I’m still slightly off the moment where everything fully clicks with me for him, but that’s on me. Love what I’ve heard, Songs in the Key of Life is brilliant, and obviously some incredible singles. Some utter fucking shite in there too, but I’m not letting that cloud my judgement too much with the long-standing artists.

Probably a 4, downloaded Innervisions for the walk home and might give him a 5 off the back of it.

#16

This was the first non-really famous song that I remember thinking, "yeah, he’s quite good actually:

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#17

My suggestions for the 2 extra playlist tracks are Higher Ground and I Wish btw.

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#18

His talented is undoubted and he has some class tracks and good albums.
But do I ever go out of my way to listen to him? Nope.
A 3 for me then.

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#19

Just out of interest, how many of his albums have you listened to?

#20

Innervisions is my favourite, especially this one

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