Let It Bleed (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 63rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 2,037 votes)
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Let It Bleed is ranked 3rd best out of 98 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 22,909.

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2024CjHubb117Top 98 Greatest Music Albums85/9814
2024DJStuart79Top 36 Music Albums of 19693/365
2024Drbassexpert24Top 71 Music Albums of the 1960s13/7117
2024Rm12398Top 100 Greatest Music Albums67/10034
2024 ArthurknightTop 100 Music Albums of 196930/1004
2024mostlymorTop 100 Music Albums of 19692/1005
2024KettwigTop 25 Music Albums of 19693/255
2024replacementlevelTop 50 Music Albums of 19691/505
2024bonnequestionBEA Top 100 Reorganized According To My Taste68/100 -
2024 CharlieBarleyGoing With My Gut: The Overall Chart Top 100 Re-ranked15/100 -
2024wizardalienTop 19 Music Albums of the 1960s2/1919
2024ThuramThugoodTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s32/10014
2024Marswolf68Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s50/10010
2024xhitmanxTop 100 Music Albums of the 1960s27/10015
2024 AAL2014Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s47/10011
2024NickHewittTop 100 Greatest Music Albums65/10036
2024PapaShiz86Top 100 Music Albums of the 1960s18/10017
2024BSGesusTop 100 Greatest Music Albums42/10058
2024 srogers900Best Albums Ever 301-4003/100 -
2024 videoheadcleanerTop 50 Music Albums of 196912/504
Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in. 1,716
Total Rank Score: The total rank score. 18,884

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85/100 (from 2,037 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.4/100, a mean average of 84.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 12/02/2023 11:51
The best Stones album
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From 09/12/2023 23:02
One of, if not the best studio album the Stones have released. Contains some of their best ever tracks. Golden age for them.
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From 05/14/2023 10:10
There is some truly top tier Rolling Stone's songs on here but they are held back by the filler that drags this record down. These weaker tracks, while they still are instrumentally exciting, aren't as captivating or engaging as the elite level songs. The two strongest examples of this are Live With Me and Country Honk as neither demand your attention and just float past you which means by the end of the record you can barely remember how they even go. On the other hand, you do have arguably two of the Stone's greatest ever songs which bookend the record. Both Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want are personal favourites of mine and they open and close the release brilliantly. They are full of depth and experimentation making them instantly grab your attention as they showcase the fantastic talents the group has to offer. If only the rest of the songs on here could live up to the quality on these tracks then we would probably have the best record ever made. Overall, this release is inconsistent and so in my opinion can't be amongst the greatest but it still is very solid and is thoroughly enjoyable to experience.
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From 08/31/2022 03:37
Solid album
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From 05/30/2022 01:59
Gimme Shelter is a great opener, but then the album drags a little with the next three songs after. But then the whole second half makes up for it.
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From 05/08/2022 08:51
Although I listened to this album 4 times, I still don't know how I feel about it. I love Gimme Shelter which is in my top 10 songs of all time and there are other solid tracks here Let It Bleed, Monkey Man, You Can't Always Get What You Want, but on the other
there are tracks that I don't like at all Love In Vain Country Honk.
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From 04/16/2022 17:15
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Album of the year. 1969. Top tier Stones, would be in my top 3 along with Sticky Fingers and Exile... The hardest part is to decide in which order!!
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From 04/02/2022 12:54
The best album by the Stones, and most consistant imo. Gimmie Shelter is amazing, Midnight Rambler, Monkey Man and You cant always get what you Want are great, and the rest are good filler as well. 9/10
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From 02/13/2022 11:11
Opening track (Gimme Shelter) is 100/100 and one of the best songs ever written. Closing track (You Can't Always Get What You Want) is 95/100 and maybe my favourite closer of any album ever. Monkey Man is great too. But the rest is pretty much filler. Really hard to rate this album, as the opener-closer combo is right up there with the best ever (the only one I can think of that comes close is Who's Next with Baba O Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again).
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From 02/09/2022 09:29
Rock, blues y algo de country (con la ayuda en los arreglos de Gram Parsons) para un clásico de los Stones.
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Best Albums of 1969
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) by King Crimson
3. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
4. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
5. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
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