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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: 28th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,067 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 (28th)

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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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Members who like this album also like: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Abbey Road by The Beatles.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,067 votes)
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From ewhittenburg 10/29/2014 20:29
I just never got this album. Definitely not the best Stones album.
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From Mez123 10/13/2014 20:14
This album has a great vibe throughtout touching upon various genres. The mix is muddys sleezy, garage type sound. Some tracks like "Turd On The Run", "Casino Boogie" "I Just Wanna See His Face" etc just wouldn't work in isolation. Fav tracks: "Rocks Off", "Tumbling Dice", "Happy", "Sweet Virginia" "Loving Cup" "Torn n Frayed" "All Down The Line" & "Let It Loose". Wonderful album Keith's baby. JAgger still doesn't "get" the praise heaped upon this album, by the masses. His radar is off regarding this or may be jealousy? Wonderful album! MEZ
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From jlsfourth 08/29/2014 12:54
The Stones at the peak of their powers
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90/100
From GandalfORiley345 06/27/2014 00:53
Rolling Stones sweetest time, It´s not my favorite but still very pleasant, decent, and,how most of the works that they have did, full of classics, Exile takes me a time to feel it decent, finally I put it higher, but at first I was a little decepcioned, maybe because when I listened I wasn´t to open to music, should be that

Best song: Tumbling Dice
Worst song: Casino Boogie
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From Decurso 05/15/2014 03:36
This is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of it's parts. I would not rate any of the songs on this album among my favourite Stones tunes, but this is easily my favourite Stones album. Every song is rock solid....for over 70 minutes! This isn't just an album...it's an experience!
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85/100
From swhaze 04/05/2014 19:58
This album helped me learn to appreciate the Stones. So much versatility!
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From BazGarner 04/03/2014 11:47
this album has a great feel to it.
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From briggs54 03/01/2014 21:33
Oh Yeah
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From quincytejani 01/10/2014 18:28
I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL!! I do not however love this album and do not understand why it is often considered one of the greatest ever
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From catpower16 12/30/2013 21:53
Rolling Stones have great hits, but were no match for the Beatles in terms of making albums. The quality of Exile is maybe that for the first time, the Stones were not focusing on making hits and just enjoyed the song making. Lots of the songs exude the joy of playing together, and make this a great album. Not a top 27 in the overall chart, but better than the combined output of the Stones after the seventies.
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