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Aftermath (album) by The Rolling Stones 

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Aftermath
Aftermath by The Rolling Stones (1966)
Overall rank: 457th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 673 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1966 (4th)
Top 100 albums of the 1960s (56th)
Top 500 albums of all time (457th)

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The Rolling Stones bestography

Aftermath is ranked 6th best out of 71 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 30 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 53,303.

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From Brad1770 07/13/2018 10:26
Aftermath famous for being famous without actually being any good and here's why

(1) It's by the Rolling Stones , British album number 4
(2) It is one of the earliest albums to eclipse the 50 minute mark
(3) "Goin Home" is one of the earliest rock songs to eclipse the 10 minute mark , but its completely boring
(4) The Stones were widely criticised for the albums misogynous content e.g "Mother's Little Helper" , "Stupid Girl " and "Under My Thumb"
(5) The shear number of tracks which quite frankly are poor , which is every song bar: "Under My Thumb" (not withstanding misogynous lyrics) , "It's Not Easy" and the Beatle-esque "What To Do "

Woof !

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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 15:41
In "Aftermath" c'è un equilibrio inaudito sia tra gli strumenti ( quelli tradizionali e quelli, esotici per l'epoca, suonati quasi tutti da Brian Jones ), sia tra i membri del gruppo, equilibrio che si spezzerà con la presa di potere della coppia scintillante. Album strano, originale e bellissimo.
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From planetneutral 01/08/2018 00:03
Not likely to become my favorite Stones album.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/22/2017 21:26
Good, but the songs have little variation within itselfs.
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From cmoshier 11/04/2017 04:59
Best Tracks: I Am Waiting, Under My Thumb
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From vancevisuals 08/29/2017 23:56
A little underrated.
A few of my favorites Stones songs are on this album.
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From Fischman 01/11/2017 22:50
The opener, Mothers Little Helper, is the Stones at their absolute sardonic best. The rest is a mix of great rock tunes and acceptable quality filler.
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From rileytfindley 09/22/2016 15:43
There isn't too much criticisms I can conjure up for this record. It has a pretty consistent sound that creates catchy hooks and interesting instrumentation. The drums and the plucking of the guitar on 'Flight 505' is a great example. It sounds as if the Rolling Stones have matured from their previous work. Aftermath does feature more country-oriented works, like 'Doncha Bother Me' and 'High and Dry', neither of which seem jarring when compared the rest of the tracklisting. 'High and Dry' even has an interesting percussion effect that I'm not quite sure how they made. This album is a rock album, through and through. It may seem somewhat stripped down compared the masterpieces that came out in the same year by creative titans The Beatles and The Beach Boys, but it's a fun standalone piece. 'Paint It Black' is the best song.
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From lanadeleswift 08/09/2016 22:34
My favorite Stones album, and really different from their other stuff. Under My Thumb, Out of Time, and Mother's Little Helper elevate the album to the fullest
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From albumceleste 08/09/2016 13:18
An inmense evolution in songwriting and arrangement from their previous record. Here for the first time there are no cover versions and all songs are written by themselves.

Half the tunes are very good and the other half is outstanding (with mother's, thumb, time and jane being the top ones).
It halso has Going home, a killer long pulsating and atmospheric tune that preanounces what The Doors, Creedence and others would do later in records.

9/10
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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. Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
5. Sounds Of Silence by Simon And Garfunkel
6. Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention
7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon And Garfunkel
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12. Fresh Cream by Cream
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