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Stones records ranked?
Mar 2nd, 2018 at 8:09am
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Rank the Stones albums in order from your favorite to least

Beggar's Banquet
Aftermath
Let it Bleed
Their Satanic Majesties Request
Out of Our Heads (UK)
Sticky Fingers
Goat's Head Soup
It's Only Rock N' Roll
Undercover
Emotional Rescue
Exile on Main St
Tattoo You
Some Girls
England's Newest Hitmakers
Between the Buttons
12 x 5
Dirty Work
Black and Blue
Steel Wheels
Rolling Stones No. 2
Some Girls
Rolling Stones Now!
Voodoo Lounge
A Bigger Bang
Bridges to Babylon
Blue and Lonesome

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Reply #1 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 11:45am
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Since I requested all to play the singles survey a few weeks ago...I will play...but I cant do all of these albums...

Top Six (in some sense of order):

Goats Head Soup
Beggers Banquet
Emotional Rescue
Undercover
Let It Bleed
Black & blue

Top of The Bottom:

Dirty Works
Bigger Bang
Their Satanic...
Steel Wheels

Thats all I got...Do I win anything??


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Reply #2 - Mar 2nd, 2018 at 1:23pm
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1. Exile
2. Some Girls
3. Sticky Fingers
4. Beggars Banquet
5. Let It Bleed
6. Tattoo You
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Aftermath
9. Bridges To Babylon
10. IORR
11. Out of Our Heads
12. Blue and Lonesome
13. The Rolling Stones No.2
14. Goats Head Soup
15. A Bigger Bang
16. Voodoo Lounge
17. Undercover
18. Steel Wheels
19. Between The Buttons
20. Emotional Rescue
21. Black and Blue
22. Satanic Majesties
23. Dirty Work

Think thats 'em all.

Only counting the UK releases. Not these weird early US versions with similar track listings.

The top 6 never changes.  The order of #2 & #3 sometimes changes depending on my mood, but 'Some Girls' probably gets the nod for sentimental reasons as it was the album that got me into them in a big way.

The bottom five is pretty constant too.  The middle part of that list could vary widely.

'Blue and Lonesome' is the Stones' worst ever album? Really? I think you're the first Stones fan I've met who didnt like it.  Undecided
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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 6:56am
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A Bigger Bang above Between The Buttons, Black and Blue, Emotional Rescue, and even Dirty Work?

A Bigger Bang is like the worst Morrissey solo album.

When they force out material, they're lucky to come out on the good side of bad: Satanic Majesties', Undercover.  On ABB the luck ran out.  Their career nadir.
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Reply #4 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 10:48am
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1. Sticky Fingers
2. Some Girls
3. Exile
4. Goats Head Soup
5. Let It Bleed
6. Tattoo You
7. Steel Wheels
8. Emotional Rescue
9. Bridges To Babylon
10. IORR


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Reply #5 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 11:24am
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andrews27 wrote on Mar 4th, 2018 at 6:56am:
A Bigger Bang above Between The Buttons, Black and Blue, Emotional Rescue, and even Dirty Work?

A Bigger Bang is like the worst Morrissey solo album.

When they force out material, they're lucky to come out on the good side of bad: Satanic Majesties', Undercover.  On ABB the luck ran out.  Their career nadir.


I don't even think Satanic is bad at all. If you remove the Sing This All Together (See What Happens) song you have a pretty solid album. An album with songs like Citadel, 2000 Light Years from Home, She's A Rain and The Lantern ain't a bad record. They should've tacked on the Dandelion and We Love You singles and trimmed Gomper a bit. It'd be one of the best of 67 if they did that.
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Reply #6 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 6:38am
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Long ago I gave up trying to rank their records.

With that said, here's what I've been listening to over the past few weeks:

Blue and Lonesome
Undercover

Right now those are my favorite two!
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Reply #7 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 9:40am
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BrianRollingJones wrote on Mar 4th, 2018 at 11:24am:
andrews27 wrote on Mar 4th, 2018 at 6:56am:
A Bigger Bang above Between The Buttons, Black and Blue, Emotional Rescue, and even Dirty Work?

A Bigger Bang is like the worst Morrissey solo album.

When they force out material, they're lucky to come out on the good side of bad: Satanic Majesties', Undercover.  On ABB the luck ran out.  Their career nadir.


I don't even think Satanic is bad at all. If you remove the Sing This All Together (See What Happens) song you have a pretty solid album. An album with songs like Citadel, 2000 Light Years from Home, She's A Rain and The Lantern ain't a bad record. They should've tacked on the Dandelion and We Love You singles and trimmed Gomper a bit. It'd be one of the best of 67 if they did that.


Obviously there are at least two great songs on Satanic Majesties', and at least one on Undercover.  What they share with ABB is that they sound forced-out, trying too hard to capture a style or fulfill a contract.  A lot of albums by a lot of people have been forced out, but the trick is to not let the audience hear it. 

I would never slag the best songs on Satanic Majesties', and Citadel is a portrait of where it could have gone if they weren't trying to beat the Beatles to modernity.  Citadel should have been the first song on an inspired album.
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Reply #8 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 6:18pm
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No need to overanalyse whether its 'forced' or not. Either you like the songs or you dont.

Theres some utter turds on ABB and some really juvenile lyrics, but theres a lot of solid songs on it too and one or two gems.  'Dangerous Beauty' is a terrific song that ticks all the boxes for me.  Topical and humourous lyrics, thunderous drums and the best riff on any Stones record in over two decades.
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Reply #9 - Mar 6th, 2018 at 6:42pm
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Gazza wrote on Mar 6th, 2018 at 6:18pm:
No need to overanalyse whether its 'forced' or not. Either you like the songs or you dont.

Theres some utter turds on ABB and some really juvenile lyrics, but theres a lot of solid songs on it too and one or two gems.  'Dangerous Beauty' is a terrific song that ticks all the boxes for me.  Topical and humourous lyrics, thunderous drums and the best riff on any Stones record in over two decades.



Thats kinda funny...I too liked the song...but actually thought the topical lyrics were rather forced...as well as Jaggers gasps at the end of every line (I just listened to it)...if I didnt know the song was about that Female Marine...I wouldn't have cared about the "forced" part...
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Reply #10 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 12:55pm
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Let it Bleed (it has Gimme Shelter and Rambler ffs)
Exile
Sticky
Some Girls
Aftermath
Ya Ya's (tough shit I'm adding it)
Decembers Children
12x5

Then the clunkers for me:
Satanic
Dirty Work
Undercover
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Reply #11 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 5:24pm
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gimmekeef wrote on Mar 8th, 2018 at 12:55pm:
Let it Bleed (it has Gimme Shelter and Rambler ffs)
Exile
Sticky
Some Girls
Aftermath
Ya Ya's (tough shit I'm adding it)
Decembers Children
12x5

Then the clunkers for me:
Satanic
Dirty Work
Undercover


Did we ever get your stance on Emotional Rescue?
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Reply #12 - Mar 9th, 2018 at 8:12am
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'Dangerous Beauty' is a terrific song that ticks all the boxes for me.  Topical and humourous lyrics, thunderous drums and the best riff on any Stones record in over two decades.

Ugh.  We're fortunate that their lyrics didn't take a literal turn like this in the late sixties.  The riff -like too many on ABB - is so generic and impersonal that the song couldn't be used as a successful Stones cover by a bar band.

On riffs alone - much less as an exhibition of talent - there's no way ABB can be rated higher than Between the Buttons. "My Obsession," "Complicated" and "Miss Amanda Jones" are non-hit deep cuts with unforgettable riffs, even if one is copped from Chuck Berry..

ABB was wrought by the mind that gave us "Back to Zero" and "Winning Ugly."  It's up there on the dissatisfaction scale with Dylan's Under the Red Sky.
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Reply #13 - Mar 9th, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Some Guy wrote on Mar 8th, 2018 at 5:24pm:
gimmekeef wrote on Mar 8th, 2018 at 12:55pm:
Let it Bleed (it has Gimme Shelter and Rambler ffs)
Exile
Sticky
Some Girls
Aftermath
Ya Ya's (tough shit I'm adding it)
Decembers Children
12x5

Then the clunkers for me:
Satanic
Dirty Work
Undercover


Did we ever get your stance on Emotional Rescue?


Hated the disco era Title song...loved Dance....and Send it to me......always though that would have been a good live one. Middle of the road album for me knocked down a notch by the cringe worth Arab charger bs
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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2018 at 10:03am
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1 - Exile
2 - Sticky Fingers
3 - Some Girls
4 - Beggars Banquet
5 - Hitmakers
6 - Black & Blue
7 - Let It Bleed
8 - Goats Head Soup
9 - Between The Buttons
10 - Tattoo You
11 - Aftermath
12 - IORR
13 - Bridges To Babylon
14 - No 2
15 - Undercover
16 - Satanic Majetsy
17 - Out Of Our Heads
18 - Now
19 - Emotional Rescue
20 - Steel Wheels
21 - A Bigger Bang
22 - Dirty Work
23 - Voodoo Lounge

Do I really prefer #9 over #11? Not really. It's not until you get to around #20 that I actually see a few albums I don't like all that  much.

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