Tattoo You (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 988th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 575 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (152nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (988th)

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Tattoo You is ranked 7th best out of 99 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 44 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,399.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 575 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.0/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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75/100
From 02/06/2024 12:16
Stones still knows how to begin a song. Lots of quite good stuff, albeit not very memorable, but I still liked many like
Heaven and Waiting for a friend and Hang Fire. Slightly above average
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55/100
From 02/05/2023 20:16
Not as good as Let It Bleed/Sticky Fingers but the opening and closing tracks are two of their best - Start Me Up and Waiting on a Friend. Absolutely beautiful guitar on both and really nice lyrics on Waiting on a Friend. A couple of filler tracks in the middle (Black Limousine, Neighbours) that drag the rating down, but overall a very decent album. Slave, Hang Fire, Heaven and Tops all good too.
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70/100
From 08/28/2022 15:24
This album sounds good, but as a whole is not a big standout and is boring especially compared to their earlier work. Start Me Up is great and I kinda like Slave and Waiting On A Friend, the rest sounds like filler in my opinion.
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80/100
From 07/03/2022 09:31
A real mixed bag of reviews on this album. This is clearly a Marmite album, loved by many, hated by others. Generally I like it. 'Worried About You' and 'Tops' are personal favourites. I see a lot of comparisons to Some Girls. Bit like comparing a good curry to a roast, I like both for different reasons.
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85/100
From 05/02/2022 05:54
Album of the year. 1981
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From 01/03/2022 12:36
Quizás, el último gran álbum de los Stones, comparable a sus clásicos de los 60 y principios de los 70.
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From 03/25/2021 01:04
My favorite by them.
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75/100
From 03/17/2021 22:27
I cant say that i am really keen on this album, definitely would not buy it. The first four tracks are ok, along with the last three. I think that Goat Head Soup and Its Only Rock And Roll are better albums.
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From 03/13/2021 18:55
The last decent stones album
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60/100
From 01/02/2021 06:41
This one just fell flat for me. I've always hated "Start Me Up" and it seems like that was really the only notable song from this. Nothing bad, the songs are quite fine for a first time listen but I can't imagine i'll be going back to this soon. Maybe my least favorite Stones record.

Best song(s): Heaven
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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. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
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6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
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17. Face Value by Phil Collins
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