What are your favourite Rolling Stones albums? *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MHP, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

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    I've always picked Let It Bleed, but I think Their Satanic Majesties Request is now my favorite whole album.
     
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  2. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Forum Resident

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    So, where's Through the Past, Darkly?

    It's a Rolling Stone album, too. And happens to be my favourite.
     
  3. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    I'm sure compilation albums were not included or the list would be too long as there were different compilation in different countries. Even Through the Past Darkly had a different track listing in the U.S. and U.K.
     
  4. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Correct. Compilation albums were not included, otherwise it would go on forever.
    'Flowers' is also a compilation, though I'm sure it would be among many people's favourites, if it was counted as an album. Stones compilations is worthy of a dedicated thread itself.
     
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  5. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Forum Resident

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    I knew that would be the answer. :) But not one RS album excites me as much as a whole as the UK version Through the Past Darkly. Full of great songs.

    Some comp are classic. And those comps are classic era classic comps. Darkly, with tracks not on albums and collecting the great Jones era Stones material into one place. Surely an exception in the natural order of things.
     
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  6. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    Try this one. What is the best Rolling Stones hits compilation?
     
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  7. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    Beggar's through Goat's Head Soup. Hard to choose just one... :shrug:
     
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  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    It's always puzzled me why the UK version of No.2 was always missed out in the CD remasters. It was a very successful album in the UK and has a great sleeve (these things do matter!). Hopefully the mono box will soon appear as separate vinyl & CD releases.
     
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  9. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

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    Tattoo You because it's the first I bought in real time. More partial to Now! and Aftermath these days, though.
     
  10. stef1205

    stef1205 Forum Resident

    I kmow, but the Chess tracks + Everybody Needs Somebody To Love are far superior in Stereo, a true revelation, and should be listened to in that way. But each to their own, of course.
     
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  11. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

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    You're not alone. I want to like it but still won't open up for me 37 years after buying my first copy.
     
  12. Minstrel Boy

    Minstrel Boy Active Member

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    IMO Exile is their triumph, and is maybe The Great Rock Album. Everything preceding, with the exception of Satanic Majesties, anticipates it, and all that follows is a tailing off, and then a precipitous drop.

    I never really felt the love for Satanic Majesties, but everything else from Aftermath to Exile is a masterpiece.
     
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  13. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    What's my favorite Stones record? Hmm, what day is it?
     
  14. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

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    Stones 2.0 wins again.
     
  15. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

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    12 people prefer Bridges To Babylon and A Bigger Bang over Exile and Sticky Fingers.

    Think about that for a minute...

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  16. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

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    This is like asking what one of your kids is your favorite...
    I chose Beggars Banquet to contribute an answer.
    But for me..
    Let It Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Exile
    It's Only Rock and Roll
    Now
    12 x 5
    are all my favorites as well.
    An amazing catalogue of music.
    Shout out to Majestic as well.
    Glen
     
  17. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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  18. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

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    Yep. Flowers is favorite of mine.
     
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  19. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    Aftermath, Between The Buttons, Satanic Majesties, Beggar's Banquet, and Sticky Fingers.

    If Flowers was a choice, I would've picked that too.
     
  20. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    As far as most-played these days, I'd honestly have to go with Between The Buttons.
    It's the closest that they ever got to doing a London-centric 'Kinks'-style album.
     
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  21. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Black and Blue. So many great grooves and the best sounding to boot. Just about every track jams out, apart from the sublime hit single.

    Really nothing over played on it either.
     
  22. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV

    Exile, Beggars, Buttons

    Don't even have to think about it.
     
  23. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

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    Black And Blue...underrated even to this day. I'm glad that the guys were big Meters fans in the '70s.
     
  24. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    I like Flowers but thought it would have been more interesting and useful if they deleted the tracks duplicated on other lps along with My Girl and replaced them with rarer tracks from the same time period like Long, Long While, Sad Day, What To Do and Who's Driving Your Plane for example.
     
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  25. Jimmy Cooper

    Jimmy Cooper Member

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    But "Flowers" is a compilation and not an album...
     
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