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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: 27th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 932 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 (27th)

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

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86/100 (from 932 votes)
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From swhaze 04/05/2014 19:58
This album helped me learn to appreciate the Stones. So much versatility!
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90/100
From BazGarner 04/03/2014 11:47
this album has a great feel to it.
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95/100
From briggs54 03/01/2014 21:33
Oh Yeah
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75/100
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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80/100
From Precedent 12/27/2013 01:52
Fantastic record
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95/100
From EveryCheapHood 12/19/2013 15:54
Sits between the Stones that were busy following the Beatles, and the Stones that became a multinational corporation. This is them at their most natural, for once not even trying, playing music for the joy of it, and it shows.
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From maverick470 11/24/2013 05:51
Absolute masterpiece of rock and roll mixed with blues, gospel, country and soul. Even though none of the songs were big hits, they are all great - a fact that not many double albums can boast. Rocks Off and Tumbling Dice are the Stones at their best.
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From LittleM1971 11/12/2013 14:48
I've tried so hard to get into this album (10+ listens) but it just doesn't quite make it for me. In parts it's great but i just find it a bit long winded and samey. I actually don't mind listening to long albums as long as they don't feel like it...sadly this actually feels longer than it actually is.
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From Toto456 11/03/2013 15:06
Best album ever.
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