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Why '___________ ' Is The Worst Rolling Stones Album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wildest cat from montana, May 4, 2021 at 5:31 PM.

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  1. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    ' Voodoo Lounge '

    It just is. Despite a just alright hit single , this is the Stones at their lifeless worst.
    Many may say ' Dirty Work 'is the group's nadir but I can play that album with some degree of enjoyment.
    Not the case with ' Voodoo Lounge '. It's almost annoying to listen to it.

    Crappy album cover too but the Stones are no strangers to those....
     
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  2. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

    This kind of topic invites arguments.
    One man's "Satanic Majesties" is another man's "Dirty Work".
    Or something like that.
     
  3. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    "Got Live If You Want It" cause the live tracks are sloppy and so poorly recorded they sound worse than plenty of bootlegs and I believe they are rounded out by studio tracks made to sound worse by overdubbing screaming girls.
     
  4. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Just going only by their 60's-70's stuff, I think a case could be made for either Goats Head Soup or It's Only Rock & Roll.
     
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  5. tonyc

    tonyc Forum Resident

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    What a happy thread that is sure to get locked.

    I don't know what the correct answer is but it is not Voodoo Lounge.
     
  6. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    Another vote for Got Live if You Want It.
     
  7. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    Voodoo Lounge because of that car song.
     
  8. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    Nah it's fun and some great performances by the band on almost every track.

    "Thru and Thru" alone is worth the price.
     
  9. healter skealter

    healter skealter Forum Resident

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    Voodoo Lounge is a better album than Some Girls. There, I said it.

    Worst would be either Emotional Rescue or Bridges To Babylon.
     
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  10. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

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    Never heard of a Stones album called Flatline ( _______________ ). Must only be a bootleg.
     
  11. Every Rolling Stones album can be enjoyed on some level.
     
  12. William Gladstone

    William Gladstone Active Member

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    I'm not going to say it's "the worst," and I realize this will be a controversial statement, but I think Some Girls is tedious and boring. Yes, there are a couple of great tracks, especially the well known singles, but overall I think "lesser" praised albums like Black and Blue or Emotional Rescue are a much smoother, more focused listen. Sometimes the "throw everything at the wall" approach works (Exile for example), but with Some Girls it's just a messy overload.
     
  13. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

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    Well put. Probably the last sane word spoken before this thread gets bloody...
     
  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    @Rfreeman let's not bring live albums into this. That's too easy.
    Stones worst studio album by decade
    60's - Out of Our Heads (Brit Version)
    70's - Black and Blue (which isn't all that bad)
    80's - Dirty Work (Undercover a close runner up)
    90 to the present - Bridges to Babylon (by a large margin)
     
  15. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

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    Undercover. Or A Bigger Bang.

    It's close.

    Voodoo Lounge I really like half of, so I can't go there with that.
     
  16. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

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    Anybody can say that about any band, so it's a meaningless statement.
     
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  17. Dog Ear

    Dog Ear The 2nd Protects The 1st

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    I don’t know which is their worst album because I am only familiar with their good ones. Having said that, their worst album that is actually good has to be the one that came before the other good album that can certainly be considered great in some circles, but could never be considered their worst album.
     
  18. I don't think it is meaningless. I own and like every RS studio album, just some more than others!
     
  19. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

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    My point is that every band has fans, and therefore someone will always be around to say that every album by said band "can be enjoyed on some level."

    Since some people clearly do NOT think that every Rolling Stones album "can be enjoyed on some level" (hence the responses to the thread) the point is meaningless. So *YOU* enjoy every Rolling Stones album on some level. Great for you; others don't.
     
  20. Jlbrach

    Jlbrach Forum Resident

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    anything after tatoo you...
     
  21. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    ...yea..I love Wildcat but I don't want to touch this one...some of those post 80's Stones albums are very highly liked by many fans and who am I/we to say they're bad albums. I'll even say the same for Dirty Work which much as I'm not nuts about it, still has a redeemong quality here and there.
     
  22. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    agree with you. Undercover is my choice for this subject but i do love the title track.
     
  23. rikki nadir

    rikki nadir Gentleman Thug

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    Jamming With _____ing Edward

    Now close the ____ing thread...
     
  24. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Forum Resident

    Dirty Work is the one I enjoy the least. I haven't even replaced my cassette of it yet.
     
  25. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    True, that *can* be said about the albums of any band but how is it a meaningless statement..? If nothing else it shows an open mindedness of the listener who can find good qualities even in an album most people despise.
     
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