Tattoo You (album) by The Rolling Stones

Tattoo You
Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones (1981)
Overall rank: 1,430th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1980s (230th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,430th)

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Tattoo You is ranked 9th best out of 87 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 32 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 55,596.

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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 15:46
"Tattoo you" non sembra affatto quello che in effetti è, una raccolta di scarti realizzati nei sette anni precedenti. Quasi tutte le canzoni che lo compongono sono così riuscite che sarebbero state tra le migliori degli album dai quali sono state scartate e non mi riferisco solo a dischi come "Goats head soup", ma pure a "Some girls". Basterebbe "Start me up" a garantire all'album un posto rilevante nella discografia degli Stones ma poi c'è molto altro, tra rock, blues, soul e ballate.
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From romanmonts 11/22/2017 19:11
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Fav tracks: Waiting on a friend, Tops, No use in crying
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From Highhopes 08/12/2017 16:52
Start Me Up and some revived out-takes showed the last signs of life left in the Rolling Stones. Still, a great comeback after the disaster of Emotional Rescue.
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From Fischman 01/11/2017 22:57
I always wondered why I liked this album so much when it was clear the Stones were already well in decline. Then I learned much of the material had been written earlier which explains a lot as most of these songs sound like they would fit on some of the Stones great albums from the previous decade. What's amazing is that these songs, covering a broad time span and not having made the cut for other records, could be cobbled together into a reasonably coherent whole. The closer in particular is an underrated gem.
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From Fischman 11/30/2016 20:41
Not as consistent as the likes of Sticky Fingers or even Some Girls, but still enough great cuts to make a great album. Unfortunately, this was the last great Stones album.
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From albumceleste 08/06/2016 19:29
I think it's their best since Exile.
Keith was literally living in the studio 24/7 while recording this while the technical personnal was taking turns.
The result of this tour de force to make a record with new and as much as a decade older discarded material was this stunning rock album.
Half fast paced rock and r&b. Half slower quieter songs.
Rolling Stones at their best.
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From Rhett 05/29/2016 16:26
For me, the last worthy Rolling Stones album.
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From garycottier 03/26/2016 17:35
The next stones album after the disappointing emotional rescue. When I say new I mean sort of. The songs all came from previous sessions for earlier albums going back as far as goat's head soup. Having said that, as an album its very good. The first side is for the more rockier material including the classic start me up and the brilliant and often overlooked slave. The rest is good, (especially the catchy hang fire and little t&a) and awful, (neighbors and black limousine). The second side, the ballad side, is better. Heaven, worried about you, tops and no use in crying are wonderful, up there with the stones best love songs. The album ends with the lovely waiting on a friend, which features some great sax work from sonny Rollins. Great record.
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From KGB 06/07/2015 13:29
Some think Some Girls is the best post-golden age album, other think this is it. I'm with the latter camp. Even though it includes previously unused tracks, Tattoo You still has a nice cohesiveness to its sound. "Start Me Up" might be the most overplayed song in the Stones's library (in my experience only "Brown Sugar" and "Honkey Tonk Woman" are even close) but I can still tolerate it. "Slave" is a classic Stones rocker, but for me the highlight of the entire album is the Goats Head Soup-era "Waiting On A Friend", a gorgeous tune in every way -- although I would have liked to hear Mick Taylor play on the released version.

They did a big tour for this one, Mick in his football jersey and capezios, and then settled in to the longest, most painful, and most lucrative slide in musical history, punctuated only by the occasional studio album. At which times we could be assured the dinosaurs at Rolling Stone would exclaim, "They're back! With their best album since Some Girls!" Nah. This is where it ended.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Discipline by King Crimson
3. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Damaged by Black Flag
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