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Beggars Banquet (album) by The Rolling Stones 

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Beggars Banquet
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones (1968)
Overall rank: 126th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,068 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1968 (5th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (24th)
Top 200 albums of all time (126th)

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The Rolling Stones bestography

Beggars Banquet is ranked 4th best out of 67 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 51,537.

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From vancevisuals 04/10/2017 15:28
Sometimes I call this album my favorite Stones album.
Jigsaw Puzzle has always been my favorite or top 3 Stones songs.
this is the album that Put the "stone" in Stones and defined their sound throughout the next few decades.
As for the 60's the most influential acts are as follows:
1- The Beatles
2- Bob Dylan
3- jimi Hendrix
4- The Mothers of Invention
5- The Rolling Stones
honorable mention to Jefferson Airplane, Cream, The Doors and Captain Beefheart
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90/100
From BrunoDMartins 03/06/2017 15:54
Favorite Tracks: Sympathy for the Devil, Dear Doctor & Street Fighting Man
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From Tamthebam 01/28/2017 19:08
This is a great Stones record not a single weak track Sympathy, Jigsaw, Salt of the Earth and Street Fighting Man stand out from the rest but the other mostly acoustic numbers make the album a relaxing listen and a smooth ride. The sound quality on the new vinyl edition is amazing.
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90/100
From Fischman 01/11/2017 22:46
A fine pivotal album in the Stones' oeuvre, but still a far cry short of the three that would follow it.
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90/100
From F1Aaron 11/25/2016 23:50
Suprising how this is album is very acoustic compared to some of their other records (granted, I'm not really knowledgable of the Stones' discography). But I enjoyed this nethertheless
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100/100
From jackbrown8786 10/03/2016 20:52
wow ppl need to stop rating things after listening only once or twice, I could rave about the least rated tracks here, they're all way too low... I just can't believe that the lowest rated 3 are dear doctor, parachute woman, and factory girl. is this one really so hard to get?

their sound is hard to describe even all this time later but you can't deny how distinct it is. when you hear a Stones song, you know it's the Stones. every single track here has that. I'm pretty sure it's only been 3 or 4 months since I listened to these until now, but every time I relisten I'm just in awe and think to myself that it's been way too long. I really can't figure out what more you ppl could be asking for. I mean everything's perfect, not only the vocals and all instruments but their volumes in relation to each other, it's all just perfect in every way. by this time it seems to be a kind of magic. truly distinct in so many ways, as different as one of their songs can be from another, they have something intangible in common with each other that no other band has sounded like. it's indescribable how unique they are, few bands have this w/o being so "same-y" like AC/DC for example.

"I can see that you're 15 years old, I don't need no I.D and I can see you're so far from home," "I bet your mama don't know you scream like that" "I bet your mama don't know you can scratch like that," "it ain't no capital crime." how can something be so damn ugly and yet so godly? flawless.

salt of the earth is one of my very favorite album closers too, the only reason I'm not about to flip this back over is b/c I have so many more Stones albums to listen to today, but I really want to hear it back to back, believe me, I've done it 4 times in a row b4 with this one.
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95/100
From stangetzaway 09/23/2016 02:09
Bought this album some 30 years ago on vinyl and after geriatric hi fi equipment went to god haven't heard it for decades until just doubling up on cd now. What a serene, pitch perfect mature album. No weak tracks and gels together like a lovely cake. Now I have to work out which out of sf and eoms to cull from my top 100 as I have a self imposed 3 stones album limit.
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80/100
From albumceleste 08/09/2016 00:36
Best Rolling Stones album IMHO.
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From albumceleste 08/05/2016 02:29
IMO their best album.
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From BlondGuy 06/15/2016 08:37
Quite simply, this is the Stones' best album IMO. Jagger comes through with his best set of lyrics on this album, especially on "Sympathy for the Devil", which is a chronicle of tragic historical events sung from the viewpoint of Satan, who admits to causing them to happen (no, it is definitely NOT a song advocating Satanism, unlike what many believe). There is also an acknowledgment of the social protesting that was a clear component of the chaotic year of 1968 with "Street Fighting Man", and a sing-along tribute to the common working man and woman in "Salt of the Earth". In between, you have the band acknowledging their roots with a Delta blues cover, acoustic country and downright salacious rock. 'Beggars Banquet' has it all and has to rank as one of the three or four best rock albums of the '60's. The Stones never topped it, although 'Exile on Main Street' came close to equalling it. This one is a masterpiece.
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