Goats Head Soup (studio album) by The Rolling Stones

Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 1,513th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 399 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (310th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,513th)

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Goats Head Soup is ranked 11th best out of 92 albums by The Rolling Stones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Rolling Stones is Exile On Main St. which is ranked number 43 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,519.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 399 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.

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85/100
From 04/11/2021 21:13
I like this album , the songs are reasonably good. It doesn,t have the creative edge that the four previous albums had.
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From 03/13/2021 18:41
gems like 100 years ago, and winter, carry this album
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95/100
From 01/20/2021 17:42
Mon album préféré des Stones. J'en entends déjà dire "Et Let It Bleed, Et Exile onMain st.", oui admettons, mais cet album est le premier Stones que j'ai écouté et ces celui qui m'a fait aimer leur musique.
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From 01/02/2021 03:37
Probably the most underrated Stones record, not a single dull song. My only real complaint is what the hell is an awesome album like this doing with such an awful cover like that?

Best song(s): 100 Years Ago; Coming Down Again; Doo Doo Doo Doo(Heartbreaker); Angie; Can You Hear the Music
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80/100
From 09/04/2020 15:23
70's Stones were the best! Rating (80.00)
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70/100
From 08/24/2019 07:24
Not the Stones best, but nowhere near their worst. Some good cuts on the album, though the production save for some songs has a sterile vibe to it that it not as lively as previous records.
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From 08/03/2018 06:25
Underrated, but not very underrated...
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85/100
From 02/26/2018 04:04
A vastly underrated Stones album, simply because it's constantly compared to their golden age 4 album run prior. This has some of Mick Taylor's best guitar work and the band shows some serious energy in general. Some of the criticism seem to be about the songs sounding like lazy jams....well that was half of Exile on Main Street for goodness sake! I think it's ridiculous that Their Satanic Majesties Request is ranked several spots higher than this. Every sensible Stones fan ranks that album as one of their worst, it's only worth the singles and the trippy album cover.
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From 01/11/2017 23:02
I concur with the general sentiment: good but not outstanding and impossible to be so given the previous four. I never tire of Hearbreaker; mick and the boys really brought it on that one. .
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2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
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15. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
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18. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
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20. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
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