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Which is the Rolling Stones' greatest albums?

The Rolling Stones
0 (0%)
12 X 5
0 (0%)
The Rolling Stones, Now!
0 (0%)
Out of our Heads
0 (0%)
Aftermath
2 (9.5%)
Between the Buttons
0 (0%)
Their Satanic Majesties Requests
0 (0%)
Beggars Banquet
2 (9.5%)
Let It Bleed
7 (33.3%)
Sticky Fingers
5 (23.8%)
Exile on Main St.
4 (19%)
Goats Head Soup
0 (0%)
It's Only Rock n' Roll
0 (0%)
Black and Blue
0 (0%)
Some Girls
1 (4.8%)
Emotional Rescue
0 (0%)
Tattoo You
0 (0%)
Undercover
0 (0%)
Dirty Work
0 (0%)
Steel Wheels
0 (0%)
Voodoo Lounge
0 (0%)
Bridges to Babylon
0 (0%)
A Bigger Bang
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 21

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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 01:21:35 AM »
Exile, barely over Bleed, Sticky and Beggars.  They're all so good.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 12:09:29 PM »
Exile is my stock answer, but lately I've been smitten with Beggars Banquet. A strong case can also be made for Let It Bleed. I'll get back to you.

Let It Bleed is my stock answer with Beggars close behind. I really need to give Exile some more spins, probably will grab that reissue.

Believe it or not, there was a time in high school when I refused to listen to them as some misguided matter of principle. Kids are so CINECAST!ing dumb.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2010, 07:17:37 PM »
Sticky Fingers. Once theyd got their act together after Satanic Majesties the next four albums saw them hone their craft to perfection. The only reason i ever vote Sticky Fingers over Exile in stones polls is because i feel Exile tails towards the end. Ive always been a firm believer in the idea that an album should really last no more than 40-something minutes.

Hence Sticky Fingers wins. The production is better on it than Let it Bleed and Beggars and it has more killer tunes.

After Exile its all been downhill, mainly because the songwriting hasnt developed at all.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2010, 08:18:18 PM »
Exile is my stock answer, but lately I've been smitten with Beggars Banquet. A strong case can also be made for Let It Bleed. I'll get back to you.

Let It Bleed is my stock answer with Beggars close behind. I really need to give Exile some more spins, probably will grab that reissue.

Believe it or not, there was a time in high school when I refused to listen to them as some misguided matter of principle. Kids are so CINECAST!ing dumb.

After listening to Exile a few times recently my position remains unchanged.

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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
1. Beggar's Banquet
2. Exile on Main Street
3. Let It Bleed
4. Their Satanic Majesties Request
5. Aftermath
6. Between the Buttons
7. Sticky Fingers
8. A Bigger Bang
9. Some Girls

Not too familiar with the geezer years (other than Bigger Bang), and pre-Aftermath all kind of runs together for me.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 01:27:58 AM »
Let It Bleed then Exile then Beggar's Banquet. i can't honestly separate the 3 much at all. LiB is just slightly tighter as a set.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 01:36:15 AM »
Let It Bleed then Exile then Beggar's Banquet. i can't honestly separate the 3 much at all. LiB is just slightly tighter as a set.

Word ... I would throw Sticky Fingers (1971) in that group (after Exile on Main Street and ahead of Beggar's Banquet), throw in the non-album singles ("Honky Tonk Women", "I Don't Know Why") and call it the best period (1968-1972) of one of the greatest bands in RNR history.
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2016, 03:09:58 PM »
Just finished Exile on Main St. and colors are fun.

1. Sweet Black Angel
2. Tumbling Dice
3. Loving Cup
4. Sweet Virginia
5. Ventilator Blues

6. Stop Breaking Down
7. Torn and Frayed
8. Turd on the Run
9. I Just Want to See His Face
10. Let it Loose
11. Rocks Off
12. All Down the Line

13. Casino Boogie
14. Shine a Light
15. Shake Your Hips

16. Rip this Joint
17. Happy
18. Soul Survivor
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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2016, 05:52:39 PM »
I've tried on a few occasions to get into EoMS. It just doesn't grab me at all.

Voted LiB, with Banquet a close second. BtB, Aftermath, Sticky Fingers and Tattoo You are all pretty solid too.

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Re: Best Album: Rolling Stones
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2016, 11:57:58 AM »
This band and Black Flag were my two favorite bands as a teenager. I never really got into their earlier stuff other than Hot Rocks, though, for some reason.

1. Sticky Fingers
2. Exile On Main Street
3. Let It Bleed
4. Hot Rocks
5. Some Girls
6. Beggar's Banquet
7. It's Only Rock And Roll
8. Black And Blue
9. Aftermath
10. Tattoo You
11. Her Satanic Majesties Request

It's been too long since I've heard

Steel Wheels
Goats Head Soup
Dirty Work

to remember my opinion.