Exile on Main St.

The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 201 ratings
1972 Ratings: #7
May 12, 1972 / Release Date
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Blues Rock, Rock / Genres
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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
Classic rock at its best
Tumbling Dice 100
Sweet Virginia 100
Let It Loose 100
Stop Breaking Down 99
Rocks Off 99
Loving Cup 99
Turd On The Run 98
Happy 98
Shine A Light 96
All Down The Line 96
Casino Boogie 93
Sweet Black Angel 90
Soul Survivor 90
Ventilator Blues 89
Shake Your Hips 89
Rip This Joint 88
Torn And Frayed 87
I Just Want To See His Face 75
A classic record by a classic group that enjoyably incorporates a bluesy vibe along with their rock style, giving it an even older feel while still having a strong production value for being an album released in the early 70s. This is my first undertaking sitting down and listening to a full Rolling Stones album and luckily for me, the first listen didn't make a second one feel too unenjoyable.

Favorite track: Tumbling Dice
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
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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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