Exile On Main St. (album) by The Rolling Stones

Exile On Main St.
Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 42nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 2,026 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1972 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (11th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (42nd)

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Exile On Main St. is ranked as the best album by The Rolling Stones.

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-Exile On Main St.Let It Bleed

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Exile On Main St. track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 2,026 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 84.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 85.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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Exile On Main St. comments

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70/100
From 03/27/2020 00:13
Really nice sounding record with some cool music but way too dedicated to standard rock'n'roll which makes it boring especially on the second half of it.
Undeservedly acclaimed.
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From 02/22/2020 05:23
sprawling blues rock masterpiece. The best stones album for sure.
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From 12/30/2019 13:20
Great album.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 12/04/2019 10:10
The best rock album ever ?
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80/100
From 11/10/2019 00:13
Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet are way better.
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Rating:  
45/100
From 11/07/2019 15:18
Great album, understand why it's on the list. Still don't understand the hype behind the Stones, would have put this far lower on the overall chart
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60/100
From 10/23/2019 05:32
It's a slog to get through.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 08/19/2019 20:40
Shine A Light makes this album more than worth listening to.
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75/100
From 06/27/2019 03:50
It is a good collection of basic solid rock songs but lacks any magic or journey that I look for in an album. Tumbling Dice and Shine A Light are great along with many others.
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80/100
From 06/22/2019 18:47
I have liked the Stones without ever getting into them - I lived off their 40 Licks for years before finally getting hold of some of their albums in the last few years. I don't love everything on this album - I Just Want To See Her Face and Loving Cup as two examples; but when a single album has Sweet Virginia, Stop Breaking Down and Shine A Light, then you need to give it the appropriate nod. And the album has even more with Tumbling Dice and Happy amongst others as also great tracks.
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