Best The Rolling Stones Albums

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1Let It Bleed

The top 5 on this list would be mine but not in the same order. Exile had resurged as the fashionable favorite, not just since it's re-release but for many years. Probably because it got unfairly judged by it's critics in it's time. But,.. come come now.. let's look back on rock'n roll history. Exile does not have any of the orignality or intensity that the top three had. Let it bleed, Beggars and Sticky fingers. Given the choice of one Stones record and it could be a double album, I'd choose HOT ROCKS or ROLLED GOLD any way. That said, "Shine a light" is one of my all time favorites and I do love the record. Some Girls has another flavor some Stones fans don't like, but for the time, from a 60's band, fu.. 'n great! Think about it. If the Stones had gone heavy, it would have been worse than a joke. They stayed true to their r'n b, rock 'n roll roots and fresh at the same time with a sense of humour, throwing in a bit of dico "Miss YOU" a great song!, a bit of punk ...more

Beggar's Banquet has some songs that, while great, aren't THAT good. I mean, I frigging LOVE songs like "Dear Doctor" "Factory Gril" etc. but they aren't songwriting masterpieces.

Sticky Fingers is very very very good, but it looks a bit too much like a collection of songs. I mean, after hearing the bluesy "Sway", you get the gorgeous "Wild Horses" and before you can get on with your emotions, you get "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'? ". I'm not saying the album hasn't got flow, because it flows just well, but... ehn...

Exile is a masterpiece, but the production makes it WAY too hard for me to listen to it without gettin' a Headache.

But this? This is one of my top favorite albums of all time. I could go ravin' on and on and on, but I'll let you look at the track list.

I recently set out to by my first album and came back with three, Simon and garfunkels bridge over troubled water, the velvet underground self titled and let it bleed by The Rolling Stones, the hardest choice for me easily was which Rolling Stones album to buy, they have several I hope to own in due time but having the option to buy only one I knew I had to be sure with my choice and in the end I feel I made a good decision, the album starts off with the energetic gimme shelter and is great track after track till it ends on an incredible high with you can't always get what you want

Beggar's Banquet but better.

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2Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers, in my opinion. Is by far the best album, not only due to having some of my all time favorite songs by The Rolling Stones, but also because it was a return to the proper blues rock which The Rolling Stones did. Albums such as Let it Bleed and Their Satanic Majestic Request were too similar to The Beatles, Sticky Fingers however, was and still is pure originality! Back to The Rolling Stones original ways!

My favorite of the stones. I love it because of classics like Brown Sugar, and Wild Horses, but also because of hidden gems like Sway, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, and it ends with Moonlight Mile, their most beautiful song, which I listen to a lot driving home at night

I personally think that Exile on Main Street is pretty overrated. That album contains too many fillers for my liking. But this on the other hand is a perfect rock 'n roll album. One of my top ten favourite albums of all-time.

The ultimate dirty rock album!

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3Exile on Main Street

rocks off, rip this joint, tumblin' dice, sweet virginia, torn and frayed, loving cup, happy, let it loose, all down the line, shine a light. all these songs are pure perfection. the album is their best and I'm hooked on it.

It's the ultimate Stones album. By many it is considered the greatest rock n'roll album of all time.

I've been through there entire discography now and though none of there albums fall below good they only have five truly brilliant albums, they are in order of quality exile on Main Street, Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed

Would have been a wicked single disc.

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4Beggars Banquet

Every song is great. sympathy for the devil, jigsaw puzzle, street fighting man, stray cat blues, and salt of the earth are fantastic. The rest of the songs are great too. My fave album ever!

In my opinion the best album by the stones and one of the best albums all time!

Pure genius, Jigsaw one of their most underrated tracks, would put it at a level with Exile as an album.

Another better of an album from the stones golden era.

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5Aftermath

Mother's Little Helper, Paint It Black, Under My Thumb - TheGreatest

This is an awesome album so much charisma songs like Under My Thumb, Paint It Black, Lady Jane, Doncha Bother Me are all great

6Some Girls

Don't let anyone fool you to think this is a disco album. Granted, Miss You may be disco, but the rest of the songs are a great mix of super-energetic rockers (When the Whip Comes Down, Lies, Shattered) and beautiful ballads (Far Away Eyes, Beast of Burden). While Exile on Main St. Has its week spots, Some Girls is a consistant strong record.

Not the stones people were used to but great in its own write, there is so much energy in this album, a lot more up beat that many of there other albums, should be up there

From beginning to end, the album is a 70s masterpiece. It's controversial, it's rocking', and it sure as hell is a classic!

7Tattoo You

Start Me Up, Little T&A, Hang Fire, Waiting on a Friend. Enough said!

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8Goats Head Soup

Very underrated album.Angie, dancing with mister D, heartbreaker, winter and 100 years ago are graet tracks.

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10Between the Buttons

A fantastic album, it sees the Stones experimenting with as many different styles as possible while keeping consistent the whole way through. - CokeandSympathy

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11Their Satanic Majesties Request

Most experimental album they made, with great psychedelic songs like "in another land" and "2000 light years from home" and songs that touch me deep inside like "she's a rainbow". This album is just totally complete

I love all the albums, but none of them quite have the same sound as this one. Sure, you could call Between the Buttons psychedelic, but that record sounds very Beatlesque - not a bad thing, but it doesn't have the feeling that this one has, the depth.

Great album. 2000 Light Years From Home is one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs.

I love this Rolling Stones!

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13Voodoo Lounge

Love this one,
A great comeback album, far better then the 3 that preceded it.

14A Bigger Bang
15GRRR!V2 Comments
16Forty Licks
17Emotional Rescue
18The Rolling Stones, Now!
19Undercover
20It's Only Rock 'N Roll

A great straight-forward no-bull rock n roll album. Gotta be higher than this

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1. Exile on Main Street
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