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Old 10-11-2008, 04:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I do like Sticky Fingers but I don't listen to it enough to qualify myself as a fan but I should really give Exile a listen. There are a few gaps in my collection that need to be addressed.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sticky Fingers is probably the Stones album from that era I listen to the least.

I'd say it's more of the Stones doing a stadium rock album whereas Exile is more of a roots album.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think the Stones are overrated but they are still good. The reason why I don't rate them as high as most fans is because, for me, they haven't made a great album.

That isn't to say that I think their best albums aren't any good, not at all. But they always seem lacking to me, making them consistent but sometimes 'meh'.

Exile, for instance, doesn't have any bad tracks, but nothing that makes me think, 'wow, what a great album, I'm gonna listen to it again straight away'.

They have had great songs, both singles and un-released, but spread out over their albums.


But.....

......very good review. I don't have to agree with it to like it. I especially appreciated you writing about how it made you feel etc rather than just saying 'this song rocked' 'wow that was good'.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I enjoyed the review immensely and consider it spot on. FWIW I consider the Stones an all time great of Rock & Roll music from the 1960's and 1970's and have an immense regard for most their albums up until 1978's Some Girls. All to me are very good to excellent but after that I think that it was all a bit downhill. I would also suggest that they have become a bit of a stadia cabaret act in recent years along the lines of say Kiss and Andre Rieu and that may make a younger generation unaware of their standing as premier rockers of their early years.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The album is raw and really captures what the Stones were about, especially in the early 70's. Although I prefer Beggar's Banquet and Let It Bleed, mostly for ''Gimme Shelter'', Exile is their '70s Centrepiece. They always played second fiddle to The Beatles in the '60s and Led Zeppelin in the 70's but The Stones are still around and embody what is simple, raw, and dangerous about rock 'n' roll. Cheers!

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I thought that the Exile was pretty good. The only thing I complain about are the lyrics.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great review. One of my favorite tracks on Exile is the minimal, hauntingly beautifully, "I Just Want To See His Face", which boils the trademark Jagger/Richards swagger down to a simple piano riff, tribal drumming, angelic background vocals and yet another fantastic vocal by Jagger, who on Exile, delivered one of the great rock vocal performances. Oh...and by the way, the Stones played second fiddle to no one.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I can't get over Jagger's voice. I hate it.
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The Stones in Exile: An Imagine Special
BBC 1
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
10:25pm to 11:30pm

Alan Yentob introduces a revealing documentary which tells the story of the making of The Rolling Stones' acclaimed 1972 album, Exile on Main Street. Facing huge unpaid tax bills in Britain, the band fled to the French Riviera. Life was crazy and chaotic there, yet the band still managed to make one of the seminal albums of rock and roll history.


Can't wait to see this.
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The Stones in Exile: An Imagine Special
BBC 1
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
10:25pm to 11:30pm

Alan Yentob introduces a revealing documentary which tells the story of the making of The Rolling Stones' acclaimed 1972 album, Exile on Main Street. Facing huge unpaid tax bills in Britain, the band fled to the French Riviera. Life was crazy and chaotic there, yet the band still managed to make one of the seminal albums of rock and roll history.


Can't wait to see this.
I must remember to watch this. Anyway in relation to the thread Exile On Main Street is an album I've never really been able to fall in love with, I mean I like it but I wouldn't say 10/10. Maybe watching a documentary on it may make me appreciate it more.

My favourite is definitely Sticky Fingers followed closely by Let It Bleed.
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