What are your favourite Rolling Stones albums? *

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

  1. Where are you Simon

    Where are you Simon Well-Known Member

    The easier question to answer would be what Stones albums have you mostly been playing lately ?
    I can never pick one favourite.
    I've been playing Black & Blue/ Rock N Roll and Emotional Rescue quite a lot lately.
    The Mono box set LPs have also been on heavy rotation since its release.
  2. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Let It Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Exile On Mainstreet
    Beggars Banquet
    Their Satanic Majesties Request
  3. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    That would've been better.

    I saw the post above me which is why I said 'if.' Still, it's kind of the only place for one of my favorite Stones songs - "Sittin' on a Fence" - so I play it a lot.
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  4. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Forum Resident

    All the Mick Taylor stuff, then everything else.
  5. Either Talk is Cheap, or maybe Crosseyed Heart.
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  6. Spadeygrove

    Spadeygrove Forum Resident

    Charleston, WV
    Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
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  7. SinnerSaint

    SinnerSaint Music is Life

    SF CA US
    The poll [wish that was stated in the thread title] is skewed.
    The fact multiple votes are allowed completely distorts the results.

    What if someone votes 5 times, what if someone votes 2 times, what if someone votes i don't know how many times?!?!
    The percentages don't/wont reflect a consensus of voting SHMF Members "favorite" 'Stones' album.

    Change the title.
    "Favorite Albums" would be more accurate.

    Also, "record" is associated vinyl too!!
    Would be interesting to see what specific pressing of wax was voted "Forum Fave"; just that's not what your attempting w/this "poll".
  8. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey
    Gosh, after all these years I have to assume that you've tried listening to it at home, while driving, while straight, while stoned, while drunk, alone and in groups, morning, afternoon, evening and late at night.

    Maybe try it as background music. Or maybe do a playlist of all the soulful, quieter tracks... a group of wonderful songs that is chock full of melodic riches, jaw-dropping ensemble playing, etc.
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  9. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey

    Or better yet, get a vinyl copy and listen to one side at a time as the mood strikes. That's the way the album was designed to be listened-to; each side having a distinctly different musical balance and flavor. CD's are not an album-listening experience... especially when it comes to double-albums.
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  10. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Sticky Fingers is the pinnacle of recorded music.
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  11. BrentB

    BrentB Forum Resident

    Midwestern US
    Satanic Majesties without a doubt. Black and Blue is tied at second with Beggars Banquet.
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  12. BrentB

    BrentB Forum Resident

    Midwestern US
    Same here. I have held on to an original LP and two diff CD masterings, but just don't get it. I still try once in a while though. Not bad if taken one side at a time. Maybe you could try that. One side at a time.
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  13. What got my votes...
    ~"Exile On Main St."
    ~"Sticky Fingers"

    Most Honorable Mention...
    ~Let It Bleed
    ~Beggar's Banquet

    Honorable Mention...
    Between The Buttons
    Their Satanic Majesties Request
    Goat Head's Soup
    It's Only Rock 'N' Roll
    Black & Blue
    Some Girls
    Emotional Rescue
    Tattoo You
  14. J.K. Baxter

    J.K. Baxter Active Member

    Between the Buttons UK would probably take #1 for me.
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  15. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Now Jelly Rolls in the Street

    From wiki:

    An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium
    Album - Wikipedia

    I don't see the definition of album on that page excluding compilations. Seems like an unwritten law.

    Thanks, but they got it wrong! And excluded Flowers.

    Just kidding. :)
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  16. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man

    Not necessarily. You can vote for multiple titles. I voted for my top 10.
  17. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm thinking of changing the thread title to make it more obvious. I can see why it's misleading. Maybe a Gort can change it to "What's Your Favourite Rolling Stones Albums" -instead of 'record'...???

    And I also forgot that Out Of Our Heads has an UK edition, so that should be changed to 'Out Of Our Heads (US/UK) in the poll.

    EDIT: The name of the poll is now changed, with adjustments made to the Out Of Our Heads album, as both editions are mentioned. Thanks @Gary :)
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017
  18. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Forum Resident

    New Mexico USA
    Tattoo You's low vote count is ridiculous. The last great album.
  19. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm even more stunned at the low rating for the debut album. It's among the rawest and most consistent debut records ever made. In many ways, they never bettered it.
  20. greenoort

    greenoort Forum Resident

    Satanic Majesties, Between The Buttons, Aftermath, and Beggars.
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  21. Astralweeks

    Astralweeks Diamond Dog

    Concord, NH
    My list goes something like:
    1. Exile (my third favorite of all time)
    2. Between the Buttons
    3. Satanic Majesties
    4. Beggars Banquet
    5. Aftermath
    6. Sticky Fingers
    7. Let it Bleed
    8. Out of Our Heads (US)
    9. Some Girls
    Etc. Etc.
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  22. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    classic years: Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street

    drug haze years: Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock and Roll and Black and Blue

    punk/disco years: Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You and Undercover

    personal favourite due to unforeseen sentimental reasons: Dirty Work

    I have a compilation of stuff up to and including Let it Bleed (Rolled Gold) that would trump all of these.
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  23. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    No doubt, but they had about 12 great ones and many of us chose to answer the original question by picking one.

    For me the great ones were
    Some Girls
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  24. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen https://soundcloud.com/porkchops-productions

    It is too bad they never really made another record like Black And Blue again. Stick the two Tattoo You B & B tracks in there, it's even better!
    Talk Is Cheap would definitely be up there- it is easily the best Stones solo album, for sure. It would have made a better Stones album than Steel Wheels probably...
    Indeed, when it comes to the early stuff No. 2 and the debut are my favourites.

    Play the debut and Blue And Lonesome back to back sometime to see how the Stones' approach to playing the blues has changed in the last 53 years:cool:
  25. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    I can't believe this vote count atrocity for the magnificent Tattoo You either.

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