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Exile on Main St.

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1972 Ratings: #12 / 87
User Score
Based on 270 ratings
1972 Ratings: #6
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
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
The incredibly authentic, drunken, cigarette-burn atmosphere of this record is impossible to deny and gives 'Exile on Main St.' a lot of entertainment value and character (more character than the vast majority of rock records out there). However, as much as I love many aspects of this album, I do find it to be a little cumbersome in some spots and I don't think it totally justifies its double-album length. I get that the sloppiness and rough edges is a big part of what makes this record great, ... read more
18. Shake Your Hips
17. Ventilator Blues
16. Casino Boogie
15. Turd on the Run
14. Stop Breaking Down
13. Soul Survivor
12. Sweet Black Angel
11. I Just Want to See His Face
10. Rip This Joint
9. All Down the Line
8. Happy
7. Shine a Light
6. Tumbling Dice
5. Let it Loose
4. Torn and Frayed
3. Rocks Off
2. Sweet Virginia
1. Loving Cup
we get it you're the rolling stones
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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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