Exile on Main St.

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1972 Ratings: #11 / 97
User Score
Based on 372 ratings
1972 Ratings: #9
Liked by 6 people
May 12, 1972 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rolling Stones / Label
Blues Rock, Rock / Genres
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[Genre: Blues Rock]

I don't really think there's too much to say, other than that this is an incredibly fun blues rock album that you can just rock out to and get drunk at a pub to. It just sort of has that feel to it, you know? And even with that comment in mind, it has aged incredibly well in my opinion. While this album might have quite a few tracks on it that dragged the album out a bit, it's still pretty fun overall.

favourite tracks: Rocks Off, Rip This Joint, Tumbling Dice, Sweet ... read more
Too many excellent songs scattered across these 18 tracks for me to score this any lower. To put things in perspective this is probably like my 4th favorite stones album (5th if I count Flowers), but still this album is excellent fun and pretty much one of the only double albums I've scored on here. A rock classic, even if I prefer the build up to this monumental album.
This is what authenticity sounds like to me. Ironic statement considering this fantastic album are a bunch of British blokes producing a variety of country-blues at the peak of their careers. Why I love exile on main street so much is because it just makes my feet tap , shoulders shaking and brain reminiscing. Everything in this album has a lived in optimism and not too perfect swing in it's bloodflow. The old saloon shack piano beating notes throughout the album, the loosened up guitar and ... read more
I came to terms with Exile when raised by a friend what I thought the five all-time greatest Stones songs were - songs that will only live 50 years from now. My response was pretty quick - Satisfaction. Give Me Shelter, You Can't Always have what you Want, Wild Horses, and Sympathy for the Devil. Just my opinion. But I realized immediately none were from Exile, which I consider to be the Stones' all-time best album. Yes, Tumbling Dice and Happy are up there, and some cuts on Exile are, IMHO, ... read more
If you want to know the real rock and roll with just one album, I think it will be this work.
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Track List

  1. Rocks Off
  2. Rip This Joint
  3. Shake Your Hips 
  4. Casino Boogie 
  5. Tumbling Dice
  6. Sweet Virginia 
  7. Torn And Frayed
  8. Sweet Black Angel
  9. Loving Cup
  10. Happy
  11. Turd On The Run
  12. Ventilator Blues
  13. I Just Want To See His Face
  14. Let It Loose
  15. All Down The Line
  16. Stop Breaking Down 
  17. Shine A Light 
  18. Soul Survivor
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Added on: January 22, 2013