Sticky Fingers (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 61st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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86/100 (from 1,744 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1971 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1970s (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (61st)

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Sticky Fingers is ranked 2nd best out of 93 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 41 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,291.

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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 86.2/100, a mean average of 85.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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From 10/06/2021 18:08
It was undoubtedly a difficult period for the Stones, as they had just weathered the storm of Brian Jones' death and a search for his replacement. Nevertheless, it was perfect timing for the entrance of guitarist Mick Taylor into the band, being that the era's music was defined by strong musicianship and songs with extended time and eclectic guitar solos. Sticky Fingers wasn't the first Stones' album to feature Taylor, but it was the first studio album on which he played throughout. And a strong presence he was. His lead work alongside the signature riffs and rhythms of Keith Richards helped to make it one of the Stones' best albums.
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From 09/15/2021 12:18
Obra maestra. Simplemente sublime.
Rock'n roll puro. Divertido. Es solo rock'n roll pero me gusta.
Alguna de las mejores y más conocidas canciones de los Stones están aquí como Brown Sugar o la enorme Wild Horses (pelos de punta), pero el álbum no tiene ninguna canción mala. Roza la perfección.
Un 10.
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85/100
From 04/22/2021 19:37
seemless genre to genre transferring great everything
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From 04/01/2021 10:21
An excellent record, easily up there with the Stones’ best work. Brown Sugar was the big hit, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking is very highly rated, Wild Horses is just sublime, and I’m really loving Sway at the moment too. The last 3 tracks are also quite fascinating - Sister Morphine is wonderfully dark, Dead Flowers is a great country pastiche, and Moonlight Mile has to be the most underrated Stones’ track ever.
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From 03/13/2021 03:06
A good rock album. I enjoy dead flowers, sway, and sister morphine the most. Brown sugar has aged poorly
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From 01/20/2021 17:48
Peut être l'album le plus connu, ne serait ce que pour sa pochette, certainement un des albums les mieux notés des Stones. Personnellement j'apprécie cette album que je prends plaisir à écouter de temps en temps, mais je trouve qu'il y a beaucoup mieux chez eux.
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90/100
From 01/01/2021 05:52
A-side is incredible, maybe the best of any Stones album. B-side is pretty good too with Bitch, Moonlight Miles and Sister Morphine. This would be one of the first albums I would recommend to someone just getting into the Rolling Stones or classic rock just in general.

Best Song(s): Brown Sugar; Sway (My favorite Stones song ever); Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking; Sister Morphine; Moonlight Mile
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From 12/16/2020 20:52
Complete with working zipper and cotton briefs, the original art for the vinyl album, conceived by Andy Warhol, is one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous and iconic. The songs themselves generally live up to the hype as well, although I have to say that the outright misogyny in some of the Stones' lyrics have not aged well for me. Nevertheless, there's no denying the greatness of some of these songs, and even though I don't love the message, I can't deny that I still love "Dead Flowers" and can't resist singing along to it whenever it comes on. Sometimes you just have to ignore the excesses of seventies rock and take a moment to appreciate what a fun period it was, and how attentive Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and company have always been when it comes to hearing a terrific rock and roll hook.
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75/100
From 12/07/2020 14:20
The only album by Rolling Stones I can genuinely enjoy. A few tracks I don't care about, but most of the stuff is at least above average, if not more.
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From 11/21/2020 14:34
Best and by far most consistent album from The Rolling Stones, first four tracks are legendary, doesnt quite hit that mark after that, but still very good.
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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. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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