It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

It's Only Rock 'N' Roll
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,889th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 301 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (38th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (374th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,889th)
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It's Only Rock 'N' Roll is ranked 12th 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 29,978.

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73/100 (from 301 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.7/100, a mean average of 71.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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From 02/11/2018 15:52
Too much normal record
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From 08/12/2017 13:28
Some great songs It's Only Rock N Roll, Time waits for noone, Til the Next goodbye.

Some terrible shockers - short & curlies, dance little sister, Luxury

The rest are somewhere in between. Fingerprint file is interesting, it just doesnt really fit with the rest of the album.
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From 01/11/2017 23:04
Okay, so it's not Sticky or Beggars, but this album is grossly underrated. I don't find a need to skip any of the 10 tracks and most are excellent examples of Stones rock and roll. The underrated epic deep cut on this one is Time Waits for No One, a genuine masterpiece.
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From 03/27/2016 11:21
The follow up to the slightly disappointing goat's head soup. It's a much more urgent album, especially on the opener, if you can't rock me, followed by the temptations cover ain't too proud too beg, and off course the anthemic title track. After that, the best of the tracks are the ballads, 'till the next goodbye and if you really want to be my friend. There's some nice guitar work from Mick Taylor on time waits for no one and there's a nice funky ending with fingerprint file. It's a good album but it's nothing special and a lot of the songs feel overlong. It's a typical 70's stones album, but it's certainly not essential to the casual fan.
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85/100
From 01/24/2016 11:24

Again totally underated

Not as great as the massively overlooked "Goats Head Soup" but still one of the best stones offerings after their 'classic run of four.
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From 03/22/2015 18:39
One very good song, one good, and a whole pile of average on either side of those. Thanks for "Time Waits..." anyway.
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From 02/05/2015 04:11
Like the previous comments say, it's a strong front half but pretty weak on the second side.
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From 10/12/2014 13:01
An underrated album the first 5 tracks plus the final track are brilliant.Skip Dance Little Sister and Short & Curlies and you have a really good stones Album.
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From 06/08/2014 23:27
The first five songs are pretty solid, but the rest of the album kind of falls flat.
Best songs: "If You Can't Rock Me", "It's Only Rock'n Roll", and "Time Waits For No One"
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2. On The Beach by Neil Young
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