Exile On Main St. (album) by The Rolling Stones
|THE ROLLING STONES - EXILE ON MAIN ST. JAPAN.OBI.MINI-LP SLEEVE
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|THE ROLLING STONES-EXILE ON MAIN ST 1972 ROLLING STONES 2 X LP + INNERS
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|The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. CD 1990 CGK40489 DADC
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ONLY Stones album that holds up! This is a masterpiece that melts blues, rock, swing, gospel, folk with raw energy and creates a unique sound and feel. one of the best albums ever for sure and the only album by them that stands the test of time.
A murky, sprawling ramble through all their American influences. blues, rock n' roll, gospel, country... this is a patchwork history of the music of the Stars and Stripes
More than anything else this fagged-out masterpiece is difficult--how else describe music that takes weeks to understand? Weary and complicated, barely afloat in its own drudgery, it rocks with extra power and concentration as a result. More indecipherable than ever, submerging Mick's voice under layers of studio murk, it piles all the old themes--sex as power, sex as love, sex as pleasure, distance, craziness, release--on top of an obsession with time more than appropriate in over-thirties committed to what was once considered a youth music.
This should always be the album of the day. An absolutely messy masterpiece.
When the Stones were good. Frankly, after Some Girls, I couldn't care less about any Stones songs. Tattoo You and Emotional Rescue were garbage. This album had some of my favorite Stones songs, like Rocks Off and Happy. Yes, there are some forgettable tunes (I Just Want to See his Face is God-awful), but what double album doesn't contain some filler? This is good stuff.
Incredibly consistent album. I love its sound, but maybe I expected a bit more. All the songs are very good, but only a few are great.
Of course I love this album. Who wouldn't? But underneath it all the heroin is causing a weariness to ooze out; a steady stream that would become a torrent by the next album. There would be no death rattle for the Stones' golden age, the most dangerous band in the world would instead capitulate into an opiated slumber.
This is history, not only in music, but on books.
"This is my favorite Stones album, in fact, one of my favorite albums, period. This is the Stones at their bluesiest! Many great songs on here: "Tumbling Dice", Shine A Light", "Sweet Virginia", "Rip This Joint", "Rocks Off", "All Down The Line", "Happy". 2 outstanding covers" "Shake Your Hips" and "Stop Breaking Down" (a tune by Robert Johnson). If you don't like this, you don't like the Stones, or Rock & Roll for that matter.
I consider the Rolling Stones to be one of my favorite bands of all time even though I would argue that their strength lies in their individual songs rather than in their full albums. Having said that however, this album completely blows that line of thinking out of the water. This album is essentially a string of songs that on their own May not be some of the greatest Rolling Stones tunes, but when placed together create one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. The songs evoke feelings like nostalgia, adrenaline-fueled fun, and pleasure. The album is also sonically different from most of the Stones most popular songs. On this LP you'll find influences from folk, country, 50s origin Rock, muddy blues, and even gospel. Exile on Main Street may not have Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, or Satisfaction, but it does help to prove that often times the sum is greater than the individual parts.
Best tracks: Rocks off, Sweet Virginia, Tumbling Dice, Rip this Joint
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