Some Girls (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Some Girls
Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 493rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 838 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1978 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (116th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (493rd)

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Some Girls is ranked 6th best out of 91 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 42 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 29,183.

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81/100 (from 838 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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80/100
From 04/26/2021 11:51
I absolutely hate their version of "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", but every other track on this album is really good. Coming out of their mid-70s slump, this album feels like the band being reenergised and discovering their youth. I guess you can thank punk and disco for that. "Miss You" is a soul-blues-inflected disco prowler that is so damn catchy, "When the Whip Comes Down" is one of the Stones' faster and harder songs and veers extremely close to punk blues, "Beast of Burden" is absolutely marvellous and the best song on the album, "Far Away Eyes" is a solid country-tinged track, "Shattered" is interesting and catchy but the album should have closed with "Beast of Burden". Overall, the band sounds very focused on this album, which helps significantly to make it a great album and a worthwhile listen.

Some Girls and Tattoo You are the last classic Stones albums.
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85/100
From 03/13/2021 18:53
Easily their best post-main street album.
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70/100
From 01/02/2021 03:51
With the exception of the three main hits off this, I wouldn't give this many relistens, but DAMN those three songs are good.

Best song(s): Miss You; Beast of Burden; Shattered
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From 11/21/2020 15:26
Excellent album and the best Stones album outside their 68-72 phase
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From 01/05/2020 16:49
A lot of rock artists tried their hand at capitalizing on the disco craze and it didn’t go so well. It seems just like what the doctor order for The Stones, though. Some Girls is so much fun and original. It proved they could evolve and still be the baddest rock band on the planet.
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From 12/30/2019 13:18
Great songs.
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From 11/05/2019 19:37
Not quite as great as Sticky Fingers, Exile on the main st., or let it bleed but still a solid album. Before they make me run is the best song sung by Keith
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From 10/11/2019 10:00
Prior to this album being released The Stones were seemingly washed up , considered dinosaurs from a bygone rock era not having produced a hit album since 1972's Exile On Main St some 6 years prior

But boy did they rocket back into mainstream consciousness with the wonderful 'Some Girls' album and largely on the back of its 4 smash hit singles: "Miss You" , "Beast of Burden" , "Respectable" and of course "Shattered"

But lets be honest the whole album could have been singles and in particular "When the Whip Comes Down" , "Lies" and the Neil Young inspired "Far Away Eyes"

From here the band never looked back

One of rocks greatest and best come back albums
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From 05/10/2019 06:44
The last great stones album.
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From 11/30/2018 19:58
This is an excellent album with a real funky feel to it, particularly 'Miss You'. I love the simplicity of the title track which is a personal favourite.
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