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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 1,460 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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Exile On Main St. is ranked as the best album by The Rolling Stones.

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,460 votes)
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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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100/100
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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90/100
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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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

B+
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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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From sethmadsen 03/17/2016 22:24
If they cut like 3-4 songs, it'd be near perfect.
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