Tattoo You (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Tattoo You
Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,146th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 473 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (179th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,146th)
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Tattoo You is ranked 7th 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 42 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 29,524.

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76/100 (from 473 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 11% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 74.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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80/100
From 09/08/2020 19:26
Love This One! Rating (84.09)
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From 01/05/2020 17:41
A commercial success. Perhaps they should of packed it in after this release.
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From 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 11/22/2017 19:11
87/100
Fav tracks: Waiting on a friend, Tops, No use in crying
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From 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 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 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 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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75/100
From 05/29/2016 16:26
For me, the last worthy Rolling Stones album.
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From 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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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
6. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
7. Damaged by Black Flag
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Dare by The Human League
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Youth Of America by Wipers
17. Killers by Iron Maiden
18. Face Value by Phil Collins
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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