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Exile On Main St. (album) by The Rolling Stones 

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Exile On Main St.
Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones (1972)
Overall rank: 30th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,540 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1972 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (8th)
Top 50 albums of all time (30th)

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The Rolling Stones bestography

Exile On Main St. is ranked as the best album by The Rolling Stones.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,540 votes)
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From Ben4 02/03/2017 20:53
This is one of my favorite albums. For an album with 18 tracks there are few dull moments. It is pure bluesy and gritty perfection. I really like Casino Boogie, Rip this Joint, and Loving Cup, but really every song is good except maybe one or two. Definitely essential for people who like good music.
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From Fischman 01/11/2017 22:37
It took a while for me to get a grip on this sprawling epic rock and roll classic, but once I did, I decided it's right up there with the best by anybody. I started off listening to just a couple hits, but now prefer to pull this one out when I can set aside the time to listen to it in its entirety. Unlike most doubles, every song here really does have its place.
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From samora 11/13/2016 21:00
Tough album to review. I really like the overall feel to it, and its clearly a masterpiece. Rocks Off is brilliant, and widely recognised as such. Less frequently mentioned gems, in my opinion, include Sweet Black Angel, All Down the Line, and Shine a Light. Overall, the album is pretty messy, however, and there are a couple of very weak tracks (for example Torn and Frayed, Turd on the Run, I Just Want to See His Face).
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From Smith 10/04/2016 20:10
Yes a very good album. Is it the Stones best, i don,t think so. Sticky Fingers is there best. My favourite tracks are rocks off, casino boogie,tumbling dice,torn and frayed,loving cup, let loose, all down the line,shine a light and soul survivor ok.
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From albumceleste 08/09/2016 01:26
One of the best RS album. A bit too long and not my fav but there's really good music in there.
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From souplipton 08/06/2016 17:39
Very bluesy album, but I find too many of the songs do nothing in particular for me. The overall album has a nice feel, but I can only vaguely remember a couple of the song even immediately after a listen, as the rest were not very memorable. 'Shake Your Hips' was my favourite off side one, side two had one song I sort of liked in 'Loving Cup', and side three's I Just Want to See His Face may be the only really interesting recording on the album. Side four is the best of the bunch, the only one with more than one notable song. As well, the mix on this album is pretty bad, and any time I heard a country influence I cringed (I nearly stopped listening to the album halfway through Torn and Frayed). I've never gotten the big appeal of the Stones, and if this album is the best they have to offer, I get the sense that's not going to change.
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From Tamthebam 07/02/2016 12:50
There's not much more to say about this album that hasn't already been said. This is one of the best double albums ever made and thee best stones album. It has rock,country,blues & soul.
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From TheSmiths82-87 06/17/2016 10:23
The Rolling Stones’ masterpiece, it may not be as concise as Let It Bleed or Sticky Fingers but it does contain a vast amount of great tracks.

It has a rough feel to proceedings, unpolished and natural, it sounds like one of the best rock and roll bands of all time playing live in a basement drenched in alcohol and whatever else was floating around at that time. A classic for sure!
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From Mehran 06/04/2016 22:38
There are 3 or 4 songs on this album they should have dropped. Then it would be 100\100.
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From Rhett 05/28/2016 19:05
This one grows on you over time. As with Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night", in the long run it's the albums with guts that outshine the bigger commercial successes.
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