Aftermath (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1966
Overall rank: 429th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 871 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1966 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (429th)

The Rolling Stones bestography

Aftermath is ranked 5th best out of 95 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 43 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,652.

The Rolling Stones album bestography « Higher ranked (162nd) This album (429th) Lower ranked (528th) »
Beggars BanquetAftermathSome Girls

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Aftermath track list

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Rating: 77 (169 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 82 (177 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 89 (348 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 76 (145 votes)Comments: 1
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 871 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 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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70/100
From 01/17/2022 19:26
The US version is great start of fairly good Stones 60s run. The best tracks are Paint It Black and Under My Thumb.
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From 01/03/2022 18:41
Cuando apareció este disco, los Stones ya habían publicado álbumes excelentes, pero este es, en mi opinión, su primera obra maestra.
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75/100
From 11/15/2021 19:58
This was the first Stones that I ever heard, and it wasn't until way later into their discography that I came to appreciate what this was. A bluesy-er offering, and slides nicely into the discography.
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85/100
From 03/13/2021 18:52
I love the exotic instrumentation on this record
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75/100
From 01/31/2021 17:11
strong bluesy Stones offering.
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70/100
From 12/31/2020 07:47
I listened to the US version of Aftermath which features "Paint it Black" (I have no idea how the UK release doesn't have that one) and leaves off a few like "Out of Time" and "Take It or Leave It". It's definitely a good album, but has a lot of filler, especially on the UK edition.

Best song(s): Paint It Black; Under My Thumb; Think
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90/100
From 12/11/2020 19:10
Mostrava sua força. A partir daqui consolidava sua lenda.
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From 09/26/2020 04:34
'Lady Jane', 'Under My Thumb' and 'Flight 505' are some favorites here! Sadly, the UK pressing omits possibly one of the Stones greatest tracks of this era, 'Paint It Black'. Still a strong effort nonetheless by one of Britians greatest rock n' roll bands.
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65/100
From 09/07/2020 17:58
They really hadn't found their stride yet. Some Girls is somehow ranked lower than this, even though Some Girls is great and Aftermath is a bit clunky sounding, even for 1966. This is also ranked above Freak Out! in the year, which is also a travesty.
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75/100
From 02/03/2020 20:31
I am not a big fan of this album, sure they are four good songs on it but the rest are very average. I would be inclined to agree with the view that their best albums where from Beggars Banquet to Some Girls.
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Best Albums of 1966
1. Revolver by The Beatles
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
3. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
4. Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
5. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers Of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
8. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators by 13th Floor Elevators
9. Face To Face by The Kinks
10. Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
11. Ascension by John Coltrane
12. Black Monk Time by Monks (US)
13. Fresh Cream by Cream
14. If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears by The Mamas And The Papas
15. Fifth Dimension by The Byrds
16. Blues Breakers by John Mayall & Eric Clapton
17. Da Capo by Love
18. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
19. Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
20. Buffalo Springfield by Buffalo Springfield
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