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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: 29th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,399 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 (29th)

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From garycottier 03/27/2016 14:45
Here it is, the greatest rock'n'roll album ever. It's a blurry masterpiece. The first two tracks, rocks off and rip this joint, come at you so fast it feels like you're taking off in an aeroplane. Tumbling dice is my favourite stones song of all time. Other standouts are the stunning loving cup, the beautiful gospel ballad shine a light, Keith's giddy happy and the mellow country of sweet Virginia. There isn't a weak track here, although to get the best out of the tracks you have to listen to the whole album in one sitting. Where as later albums such as voodoo lounge and bridges to Babylon go on for about the same length, exile just flies by while those albums feel like they go on for three months. This is an essential album in any music fans collection.
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70/100
From ItSaysDilbert 03/25/2016 22:24
Most of the tracks on here are just "good" and nothing more except for a few I've listed below.

Favorite tracks: Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Shake Your Hips, Ventilator Blues, I Just Want To See His Face

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From Cojo7 03/24/2016 22:43
A little too messy for me, but Rocks Off is a near-perfect song and even the bad songs have some pretty sexy blues parts.
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85/100
From sethmadsen 03/17/2016 22:24
If they cut like 3-4 songs, it'd be near perfect.
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From Rich150 03/12/2016 20:54
Love the bluesy tracks on this - recently purchased on vinyl and will be listened to more so could well move up my chart - only one weakish track in 18 can't be too shabby!
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From Boxyno1 02/20/2016 23:03
This has a better second half, there are some not so great songs on the first half. Overall, pretty amazing
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From Deckiller 02/19/2016 17:28
Probably their strongest artistic statement, though I'm on the fence as far as the band is concerned. They're okay and listenable, but I've never connected with their music emotionally.
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From somefatguy157 01/29/2016 13:40
For a bunch of white British guys they really nailed the dirty, gritty sound of American southern blues and rock and roll. This is a masterpiece.
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From Bungalowracoon 01/24/2016 11:17
Magnificent - a masterpiece
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From boyd94 01/20/2016 17:39
Not the most consistent album, could probably be shaved down to a single LP and it'd be much higher up my list, but there's too much quality to deny it a place.
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