Sticky Fingers (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 57th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 1,858 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (57th)

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Sticky Fingers is ranked 2nd best out of 99 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 22,911.

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86/100 (from 1,858 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 86.1/100, a mean average of 85.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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85/100
From 05/10/2023 23:00
There is a lot of classic Rolling Stones content on here but the occasional filler track keeps this record away from being their greatest. You Gotta Move is the worst offender of the filler tracks with it being arguable that it is a poor song. I do also find I Got The Blues to drag on a bit as well making the middle part of the record quite dull in my opinion. Despite this, the beginning and ending are simply fantastic. Brown Sugar fills you with energy and makes you desperate to hear more from this album and Moonlight Mile acts as a grand finish that make you leave the record feeling extremely satisfied with your experience. They do experiment with their sound a little more on here as well with there being quite a diverse range of instrumentation. This leads to some fantastic instrumental moments worth looking out for on every revisit. Overall, this record has its faults but it also has some of the greatest moments the Rolling Stones ever created making it an essential part of their discography.
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80/100
From 08/31/2022 03:36
Good album
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85/100
From 08/07/2022 20:28
Top 3 Songs

1. Wild Horses
2. Bitch
3. Moonlight Mile
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70/100
From 06/06/2022 20:06
Some incredible songs on this album. Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Moonlight Mile and Sway are the best for me. The intro on Brown Sugar is one of the best ever. What a way to start an album. And Moonlight Mile is a beautiful way to end. However You Gotta Move is just rubbish, total filler. It's the only weak point of an awesome album though.
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95/100
From 05/30/2022 01:50
After Wild Horses, you expect the album to start getting dull, but that’s when the interesting stuff begins.
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From 04/22/2022 18:49
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Album of the year.1971. This, Let It Bleed and Exile.. awesome stuff.
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90/100
From 04/12/2022 16:04
Easily the best album from Rolling Stones. It is absolutely flawless with incredible songwriting and delivery. It takes the brilliance of their live performances and harnesses that energy for this album.
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80/100
From 04/02/2022 09:53
Good album, second best of the Stones for me. Brown Sugar is an amazing opener, and Wild Horses, sister Morphine is also two great songs. Moonlight mile is a perfect ender, and not any bad songs on here in my opinion
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From 03/24/2022 20:39
Love this album. Favourite Tracks: Wild Horses, Sway.
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From 01/28/2022 22:20
My second favorite album from them, there is more than 3 good songs like on previous albums. My fav tracks: Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Sister Morphine.
My least fav is You Gotta Move which ia really awful and I Got The Blues is a simple filler for me.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
5. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
17. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
20. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
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