The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
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1966 Ratings: #4 / 38
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The Rolling Stones finally delivered a set of all-original material with this LP, which also did much to define the group as the bad boys of rock & roll with their sneering attitude toward the world in general and the female sex in particular.
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It's blues-rock flower power, but all the flowers are painted black, with Brian's marimba and dulcimer adding color to these tough, lean, desperately lonely songs.
The History of the Albums – n°298

With the brilliant Aftermath, not only did the Rolling Stones stay the course in the face of fierce competition, but they also gave us their first undisputed classic. It's a little bit the day when the Stones went from simple interpreters to genius musicians. If we compare retrospective analyses with today's analysis, we can observe a two-fold phenomenon that is rarely found in new releases. Given that everything goes very fast these days and that ... read more
The Stones finally release their first album of entirely Mick Jagger–Keith Richards compositions. Brian Jones adds some amazing touches as the Stones delve into new styles.

Tracklist found here is the UK version... The US version cut "Out of Time", "Take It or Leave It", "What to Do", and "Mother's Little Helper" while adding the legendary single "Paint It, Black".
This is the first Stones album made entirely of original material. They've already proved themselves as one of the most raunchy rock bands ever and reached huge success with songs on their previous efforts, including (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Here they proved themselves to be even more capable as suggested by Paint It Black, arguably their most well-known song. However, everything else hasn't aged too well. Most of their writing isn't up to par and there aren't many songs I can recall ... read more
It’s alright
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Track List

  1. Mother's Little Helper
  2. Stupid Girl
  3. Lady Jane
  4. Under My Thumb
  5. Doncha Bother Me
  6. Goin' Home
  7. Flight 505
  8. High and Dry
  9. Out of Time
  10. It's Not Easy
  11. I Am Waiting
  12. Take It or Leave It
  13. Think
  14. What to Do  
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Added on: March 12, 2013