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

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Exile On Main St.
Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones (1972)
Overall rank: 31st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,603 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1972 (2nd)
Top 10 albums of the 1970s (8th)
Top 50 albums of all time (31st)

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

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Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,603 votes)
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From acolabella 06/05/2017 23:25
I don't really listen to the Rolling Stones but this was the first record I listened to of theirs. I really like the old influences they draw from.
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From CJMishellsan 05/04/2017 19:29
As far as rock n' roll goes, it doesn't get any better than this. When I got my first car and started smoking weed in high school, this was the only album I listened to for several months; the CD never left the confines of my car. So it makes for some of the best driving music too. This isn't the kind of album where you have to analyze and understand the songwriting and the importance of the themes; just let it sink into your bloodstream and you'll suddenly become a happier, funner person for the rest of your life! The lyrics and guitar solos are of secondary importance to the overall feel the album gives you. I managed to even turn on a few teachers to this album, which proves it's infectious attitude despite some of the dirty subject material.
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From tony95 04/20/2017 18:20
Excelente album de os Stones. Obra maestra. Hay que ponerse en contexto para terminar de entenderlo.
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From glynspsa 04/10/2017 14:45
i am not a huge stones fan but i feel this record is top shelf rock a seminal record from 1972.
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70/100
From TorkilSkorgen 03/24/2017 23:24
After a first listen I gotta say I don't get it. I can appreciate the loose, fun jammy atmosphere, but when it comes to the actual quality of the album, I'm underwhelmed. Maybe I need to give it some more listens.
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From hoyquarlow 02/26/2017 12:32
An OK record... but I don't think it's a masterpiece. I'm a big Stones fan but this is far from being as good as Let it bleed or Sticky Fingers. Shame on me, I even prefer Goats head soup than Exile...The 2nd disc is kinda weak, but it's still not bad at all as a whole.
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From Ben4 02/03/2017 20:53
This is one of my favorite albums. For an album with 18 tracks there are few dull moments. It is pure bluesy and gritty perfection. I really like Casino Boogie, Rip this Joint, and Loving Cup, but really every song is good except maybe one or two. Definitely essential for people who like good music.
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From Fischman 01/11/2017 22:37
It took a while for me to get a grip on this sprawling epic rock and roll classic, but once I did, I decided it's right up there with the best by anybody. I started off listening to just a couple hits, but now prefer to pull this one out when I can set aside the time to listen to it in its entirety. Unlike most doubles, every song here really does have its place.
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From samora 11/13/2016 21:00
Tough album to review. I really like the overall feel to it, and its clearly a masterpiece. Rocks Off is brilliant, and widely recognised as such. Less frequently mentioned gems, in my opinion, include Sweet Black Angel, All Down the Line, and Shine a Light. Overall, the album is pretty messy, however, and there are a couple of very weak tracks (for example Torn and Frayed, Turd on the Run, I Just Want to See His Face).
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From Smith 10/04/2016 20:10
Yes a very good album. Is it the Stones best, i don,t think so. Sticky Fingers is there best. My favourite tracks are rocks off, casino boogie,tumbling dice,torn and frayed,loving cup, let loose, all down the line,shine a light and soul survivor ok.
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