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Let It Bleed

The Rolling Stones

1969

Let It Bleed

Album Summary

Let It Bleed is the 8th British and 10th American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on 28 November 1969 London Records in the United States and shortly thereafter by Decca Records in the United Kingdom. Released shortly after the band's 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968's Beggars Banquet. As with Beggars Banquet, the album marks a return to the group's more blues-sound approach that was prominent in the pre-Aftermath period of their career. Additional sounds on the album draw influence from gospel, country blues and country rock. The album was recorded during a period of turmoil in the band; Brian Jones, the band's founder and original leader, had become increasingly unreliable in the studio due to heavy drug use, and during most recording sessions was either absent, or so incapacitated that he was unable to contribute meaningfully. He was fired in the midst of recording sessions for this album, and replaced by Mick Taylor. Jones appeared on this album on only two songs, playing backing instruments, and died within a month of being fired. Taylor had been hired after principal recording was complete on many of the tracks, and appears on two songs, having recorded some guitar overdubs. Keith Richards was the band's sole guitarist during most of the recording sessions, being responsible for nearly all of the rhythm and lead parts. The other Stones members (Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts) appear on nearly every track, with contributions by percussionist Jimmy Miller (who also produced the album), keyboardists Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart, and guest musicians including Ry Cooder. The album charted top ten in several markets, including reaching number one in the UK and number three in the US. While no high-charting singles were released from the album, many of the album's songs became staples of Rolling Stones live shows and on rock radio stations for decades to come, including "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want", both of them listed on "best ever" songs lists. The album was voted number 40 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd edition (2000). In 2005, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and is on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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3.89

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4480

Genres

  • Rock
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3

Really carried by the two huge songs, I’m not interested in British faux honkey tonk

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5

Possibly even better than I remembered. It probably deserves 5 stars just from the album opener (Gimme Shelter) and closer (You Can't Always Get What You Want) alone. You've heard most of these songs in your favorite Scorsese movies. There's a reason most of these songs continue to score movie soundtracks. This is about as good as it gets. I just love this album. There's plenty of Stones on this list (too many, or too few?), but this is without a doubt one of their essential albums, during that incredible 4-album stretch over 4 years. It may not be my favorite Stones album (that one is still to come), but anyone who claims Let It Bleed is their best album will get no argument from me.

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5

I mean, it's The Rolling Stones, right? So much good stuff here. For the most part, The Stones have really aged well (musically, at least - let's not talk about the immortal Mr. Richards) and these tracks are still immensely enjoyable. Really jammy and fun, it feels like they were just having a good time and not taking anything too seriously. Which is odd given the lyrical content of the album, which is often kinda dark. There's an almost punk ethos to it. Kind of a, "things are really gross and ugly so we might as well party" mentality. The result is just a really fun album. I have no negative thoughts, only positive vibes. Full marks.

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5

The peak of the Stones at their bluesiest, but honestly this thing gets 3 of these stars just for Gimme Shelter.

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5

Great album, it's hard to believe despite all the turmoil the band was going through they were able to produce something this damn good.

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5

Bookended by two stone cold classics, the Stones try their hand at numerous genres and pretty much nail every one. A classic album in every essence.

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5

A perfect exemplification of all the elements that make The Rolling Stones one of the greatest bands in popular music. So deep rooted in blues and Country music but with a twist that still sounds modern and distinctive.

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5

Combines so many genres - blues, country, gospel - with rock to produce something unique and interesting. "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always..." are beyond perfection. "Love in Vain" is my favorite ballad which best represents their return to blues, frequently heard throughout the rest of their tracks. Love the "Country Honk" meme. The blues masterpiece "Midnight Rambler" and funky / punkish "Monkey Man" are enough to lift this album beyond the mortal realm. Subject matter is gritty and leaves the audience feeling... bled on?

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5

Powerful. Absolutely humongous sax on Live With Me. Everyone's playing like absolute demons for the entire 42 minutes. Love Mick's freaky shouts and screams especially in Monkey Man, can understand why some might have associated them with the satanic. Recently been lots of talk about how much of a monster Charlie Watts was and it all makes absolute sense when you listen out for him. What a genius, especially the total control he exercises over Midnight Rambler (also my album highlight).

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3

As always with the stones, the hits hit hard, but the deep tracks tend to be very inconsistent.

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5

Absolute gem. Among best album openers of all time.

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5

Gimme Shelter is one of the best opening tracks of all time and You Can’t Always Get What You Want is one of the best closers.

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4

There is no "trying to make an album like Sgt Pepper" bullshit here. This album is a lot of raw energy poured into blues and country driven rock and roll. Nobody does this better than Keith and the boys. There is no pretension with the skinnied down version of the band. Keith stepped up to the challenge and was front and centre. Gimme Shelter is a classic. It shows how excellent Keith's rhythm guitar playing is. He is also the best, bar none, at opening riffs that grab you and make the song.  Love in Vain is a killer good song with excellent sliding. In fact there’s a lot of good sliding on the album which is interesting since Brian used to contribute the slide in the past and Ron Wood added his own sliding in that later incarnation. Country Honk sounds like a spoof. I now like it more than I like Honkey Tonk Woman.  Live with Me gives us the slimy Stones lyrics we've come to love. This would be a song I could take or leave except  Bobby's sax solo makes it a keeper.. Let it Bleed is another great example of the raw rock and roll sound that Keith can deliver. Midnight Rambler is a killer song. Keith's opening riff once again makes the song. I  prefer the live version (from Get yer ya yas out) as the last 2 1/2 min. (starting with “Ya heard about the Boston“) is much stronger and more entertaining.  You Got the Silver is the first in a long line of classic songs sung by Keef.  Monkey Man is a great jam but the song itself is just OK and Mick's screaming in the fade is irritating.  Stones fans would find it sacrilegious to say anything negative about You Can't Always Get What You Want,  BUTTTTT  I never understood what the choir added to the studio version. I quite liked seeing them play it live (sans choir). Once the choir does its business, the song properly begins with yet another classic  opening riff by Keith. I guess the choir kicking it off makes it a good song to play at a funeral. In fact, if this song  isn’t  played at my funeral, then I’m not going. (I feel like I stole that joke but if not then: Fuck I’m funny!) 

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3

The Rolling Stones made so many songs. Its almost weird to listen in album format... But seeing the context for Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want is interesting. If I died before listening to this I think I would have been OK, but it wasn't bad.

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3

Stones near the height of their prowess. An almost overzealous attempt to capture the American blues/folk sound that many (somewhat unfairly) try to claim the Stones appropriated from African Americans. I struggle to make that jump since there are plenty of Appalachian folk influences present here, and the Stones never tried to hide the fact that they were disciples of old, Black bluesman that white audiences chose to ignore. Still, not my favorite band by any stretch, but I cannot deny that Gimme Shelter is an S tier song.

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3

A mixed bag of an album for me. Some accomplished old school but uninspiring blusey tracks and some classic and brilliant songs with Gimme Shelter being the standout

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3

Gimmie Shelter starts us off strong and damn is it a fine-ass song. Like, one of the best of it's kind. After that banger of an intro, it reels itself in and stays pretty lackluster for the rest of the album. It kind of makes me wish they had brought the same talent and energy that they did for Gimmie Shelter, which shows us better energy and songwriting overall. The closest it gets to piquing my interest again is Monkey Man and maybe Midnight Rambler. It stays in this low until the very end of the album when it closes with the classic You Can't Always Get What You Want. Guess they were trying to tell me something there.

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3

I'm still only really of the opinion that the Stones are one of the best greatest hits bands. One of the best album openers of all-time and a great closing track but with a collection of middle of the road rock tunes in between. Best track: Gimme Shelter

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Michel Sardou est un artiste de légende, ayant marqué le paysage musical français, cela va sans dire. Je vais néammoins aujourd'hui vous révéler le gros problème qu'aura connu Michel Sardou tout au long de sa vie. Nous sommes en 1982, quand Michel Sardou, déjà auréolé de sa couronne d'artiste majeur de la chanson française, s'en va en studio nous produire un titre qui va complétement changer sa vie. La chanson "Les lacs du Connemara" était née. En l'espace de quelques semaines, la chanson devint tout simplement virale. Le succès était phénoménal, et Michel Sadou se réjouissait de cette situation. Mais c'était la le début des problèmes pour Michel. Après quelques semaines, le tube était toujours sur toutes les langues. Les gens interpellaient Michel dans la rue de façon de moins en moins subtile. "Eh Michel, comment ça va au Connemara ?" "Eh Michel, tu peux nous faire la météo du ciel irlandais ?" *Eh Michel, t'es là... baaaaaaas au Connemara ? C'est ta chanson les lacs du Connemara Michel !" Cela commençait à devenir tout bonnement invivable. Le problème, c'est que le titre était devenu un hymne pour toute la population des différents bars de France. Et cette tradition perdure encore, des années après, les jeunes en manque d'identité n'hésitant pas à rappeler qu'ils adorent la chanson "Les lacs du Connemara" afin de montrer qu'ils appartiennent au groupe social des buveurs de bière. Michel Sardou ne parviendra jamais à se détacher de sa chanson, qui lui collera à la peau pendant des années, et lui colle aujourd'hui encore à la peau, faisant oublier le reste de sa discographie pourtant de bonne qualité.

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Le problème avec Michel Sardou, et eltrapeze l'a très bien dit, c'est que sa carrière a été éclipsée par Les lacs du Connemara. Son image est désormais liée aux étudiants en école de commerce portant un bracelet fluorescent leur offrant des réductions sur certaines bières blondes et autres mojitos.

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5

A classic. This is one of the best albums of the 60s.

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5

Outstanding, magnificent, fabulous, amaz-

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5

What a great album, some classics, some good songs and possibly my favorite song of all time "you can't always get what you want".

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5

Bluesy and full of great songs from start to finish

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5

I love 'classic' rock, yet I've never given the Stones an honest, full album listen until today. I loved this, lots of more classic blues-infused tunes, along with some Stones classics I've heard before like 'Gimme Shelter'.

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5

Great Album!

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5

Classic.

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5

Yup.

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5

I used to think there were no good rolling stones albums. I was wrong.

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5

Great

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5

Great!

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5

Best songs: gimme shelter, love in vain, country honk, you can't always get what you want Worst: let it bleed

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5

Fabtastic

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5

literally forgot how good it was

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5

It is a five

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5

Excellent album

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5

Classic. Never listened to the whole thing before. Was not disappointed.

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5

👅 love the stones cuz I love Laura

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5

Greath

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5

I know a lot of these songs on their own but hadn't listened to them as an album. I can see how this would stand out on the 1001 albums list.

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5

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5

No sé muy bien poner en palabras lo emocionado o conmovido o algo parecido que me sentí al escuchar este disco. Sólo he escuchado otro par de The Rolling Stones, pero qué bueno llegar a este. No hubo canción alguna que no me gustara. Todo el sonido, entre rock, blues, country, esas voces, los coros tipo gospel, es de verdad emocionante. Y luego, lo que alcancé a poner atención a las letras, hay de pronto versos tristes, tristes acerca del mundo y sobre todo tristes por decepciones amorosas. Y, con todo, el sonido en general no transmite eso. Son las voces las que modulan más todo. Qué genios, los Rolling Stones <3. 10/10

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5

enfin d'la musique les stones c'est du blues et j'aime le blues leur durée prouve leur qualité a leur début ce qui m'a plu c'est leur sauvagerie comparé au beatles disons merci les vieux d'etre encore la

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5

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this album. So much so that I listened to it twice. Some great music!

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5

Allein schon für den lebenslangen Dauerohrwurm „Cant always get what you want“ satte 5 Sterne.

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5

Already knew the album very well. Obviously a classic with some of the best known and loved Stones songs on it. Not my favourite Stones album but still 5/5

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5

Either a high 4 or a low 5? Beginning and end was strong but fell off a little in the middle

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5

Brilliant stuff. An album absolutely packed with great songs.

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5

You can’t always get what you want. But with this album you really can. Eh? Eh? Eh? A classic album with wall to wall great tunes.probably the best opening few bars of any album ever. Still in their rhythm and blues stage which is probably my favourite period of their career. Love this album.

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5

One of the best RS album ever, hidden gems can be found in here...

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5

Classic. Best Tracks: Gimme Shelter, Monkey Man, You Can't Always Get What You Want.

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5

De lo mejorcito en su momento

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5

Total classic, part of one of the greatest run of albums of all time

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5

Excellent stuff, no filler. Imaginative and a couple of still fresh sounding classics

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5

entertaining

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5

undeniably amazing

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5

Already listened to it Very good

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5

Classic, one of my faves

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5

Another of the great late 60s/ early 70s Stones albums. Maybe not as great as Sticky Fingers or Exiles but still amazing, with one of the best opener/closer combos ever.

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5

Yet another album I've listened to countless times. One of my favorite Stones albums.

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5

It's a 4.5/5, but leans towards a 5/5

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5

Love everything about this.

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5

Classic and timeless

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5

This is a classic Rock Album. One of the gotos on roadtrips.

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5

nothing bad to say. very good

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5

one of their best album

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5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altamont_Free_Concert#Death_of_Meredith_Hunter

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5

Very nice! 2 mega hits. What more to expect

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5

Another classic

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5

"At about 2:59 into the song, Clayton's voice cracks under the strain; once during the second refrain on the word "shot", then on the word "murder" during the third refrain, after which Jagger is faintly heard exclaiming "Woo!" in response to Clayton's powerful delivery. Upon returning home, Clayton suffered a miscarriage, attributed by some sources to her exertions during the recording."

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5

Gimme shelter, let it bleed, country honk, monkey man, you can’t always get what you want! I didn’t love *every* song, but there’s enough timeless bangers here that I can’t go under 5 stars

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5

Det här var fedd

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5

I'm a convert. Been listening to the stones all day.

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5

10

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5

Con la primera y la última del álbum tienen para entretenerse, chiquitines.

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5

Trzecie objawienie sie na liscie stonesow i jedna z trojcy stonowych go to albumikow, o bandzie juz wystarczajaco sie wypisalem na poprzednich pickach, to warto tylko zaznaczyc, ze jest to pierwszy wystep Micka Taylora na gitarce, natomiast jeszcze zyjacy Jones slyszalny jest tylko na dwoch kawalkach i to na autoharpie i kongosach, ciezko w takiej dyskografii doszukiwac sie najlepszych albumow, ale let it bleed jest zdecydowanie jednym z najlepiej przemyslanych stonesowych plyt, kazda minuta plyty zostala zagospodarowana zeby przekazac jak najwiecej sie da z hamerykansiej muzyki, zwlaszcza bluesa i soula, mozna by pojedyncze traki dzielic na to z jakiego regionu hameryki muzyke akurat staraja sie oddac, bo country rowniez jest odczuwalne jak na you got the silver, ktory jest jedynym kawalkiem bez wokalu Jaggerowego, zastepuje go tu pan gitarzysta Keith Richards, country honk, wiec prawie honky tonk czy tez tytulowy let it bleed, nie mozna takze zapominac o influencjach gospelowych, ktore najlepiej slychac na jakze klimatycznie zamykajacym cala plyte you cant always get what you want, ktory swietnie wykorzystuje the london bach choir zarowno jako intro jak i outro kawalka, do tego dochodza akustykowe granie Jaggera i Keitha, no i przewijajacy sie bas Wymana, poza tym jeszcze z 10 osob mialo swoj udzial jako muzycy sesyjni, co slychac po klawiszach, trabieniu i czarno brzmiacych chorkach, co sklada sie na 7 minutowy i 30 sekundowy, najdluzszy trak calej plyty i prawdziwie epickie zamkniecie tego projektu, lirycznie stonesy rzadko kiedy zawodza i dostarczaja teksty przepelnione wszelakimi emocjami, ale jednak zawsze znajdujace droge do wspolnego mianownika jakim jest seks, jest to takze ostatni album wydany w mono, czego jednak tak nie slychac, bo byl nagrywany z mysla o stereo, stad to klasyczno stonesowe zabawy kanalami i rozmieszczenie instrumentow na scenie, wokalnie to takze najmocniejsza plyta pana Micka, ktory wydaje sie byc na tej plycie w swojej szczytowej formie i potrafi wyciagnac z siebie zarowno potezne ryki jak na midnightowym rumblerze jak i delikatny wokale jak na love in vain, gwiazdkowa ocena raczej jest oczywista jako stonowego fangeja, ale piczki plejkowe juz jednak sa twardszym orzechem do zgryzienia, bo plyta jest pozbawiona filerow, wiec calosc leci na poleczke spotifajowa, a na plejke tylko trzy kawalki, otwierajacy, zamykajacy i tytulowy, ciekawa rzecza jest takze sam tytul, bo plyta ukazala sie tylko dzien przed dosc mocno krwawym koncercie altamont free concert, na ktorych rolling stones byli main eventem, wiec tytul mocno wpisal sie w zainstniala sytuacje

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5

This was going to get 4 stars, but closing on You Can’t Always Get What You Want bumps it up to 5 easy. Holy shit what a dope set of songs.

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5

Classic rock is classic.

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5

A classic rock n' roll record. Has the classic rock sound and the groove. 4.5/5

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5

Has to be a 5 everytime

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5

For me, this album built on everything they established with Beggars Banquet and cemented that Stones sound, they ditched the faux psychedelia and brought in more of that country swagger and shuffle, it's just sublime. The run of albums from Beggars to Exile is where they transcended.

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5

One of my favorite, if not the favorite Stones album. Starting with Gimme Shelter, Let it Bleed, You Got the Silver, Monkey Man are all classics. The incredible Love in Vain cover rules. Stones at their sleazy, druggy best!

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5

Incredible album, great songs, lyrics, and production.

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5

Iconic album with back to back hits. Not a bad song on the album

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5

Wasn’t a massive Stones’ fan before hearing this album, but I also never really gave them a proper chance. An album that presents a diversity of musical genres and a band brimming with confidence. Great introduction for me into an iconic band

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5

hit

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5

Не фанат, но это очень хороший альбом

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5

I am fairly recently familiar with THE ROLLING STONES’s music since October 2018, and the album LET IT BLEED. After to listening to LET IT BLEED, the album is very consistent with the rest of the band’s excellent early output. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, LET IT BLEED is included along with five other ROLLING STONES albums: THE ROLLING STONES (1964); AFTERMATH (1966); BEGGARS BANQUET (1968); STICKY FINGERS (1971); EXILE ON MAIN ST. (1972) Rate Artist: THE ROLLING STONES (5.0) Rate Album (Year): LET IT BLEED (1969 Original) (5.0) Ranking of THE ROLLING STONES - LET IT BLEED songs No. Title Length Ranking 01. "Gimme Shelter" 4:31 10.0/10 02. "Love in Vain" 4:19 10.0/10 03. "Country Honk" 3:09 09.5/10 04. "Live with Me" 3:33 10.0/10 05. "Let It Bleed" 5:26 10.0/10 06. "Midnight Rambler" 6:52 09.5/10 07. "You Got the Silver" 2:51 09.0/10 08. "Monkey Man" 4:12 09.0/10 09. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" 7:28 10.0/10 Original 1969 Release 87.0/90 = 9.67 / 2 = 4.83

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5

Yeah, this is just great, there is no denying it. They sure got that southern blues sound down on this album. I still prefer Robert Johnson's original version of Love in Vain, though.

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5

One of the best Rolling Stones albums. Classic songs nonstop, in particular Gimme Shelter: one of their best songs. I also like the Sisters of Mercy version a lot but Merry Clayton brings it to a completely different level.

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5

nije mi njihov najdraži, ali sadrži nekoliko nezamjenjivih klasika!! 4.5/5

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5

Amazing álbum!

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5

Хот

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5

One of the top 3 stones albums along with Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet. Just not a bad song on here. I suppose one could argue that Country Honk is filler but that won't be me an easy 5 stars.

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5

Bookended by two giants of songs. Ginme shelter and you can’t always get what you want. The rest of it is not worth the bother.

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5

Classic album. A great listen

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5

This is probably the Rolling Stones' best album. It is certainly one of their most consistent. For me at least, their catalog is a full of filler with moments of genius. However, this album stand out because it is enjoyable throughout while preserving what makes the Rolling Stones great, their origin as a blues band. This album has grit, flirts with a country tinge sound, and is bookended by two of the greatest songs in rock n roll history. This release of this album was marred by the Altamont tragedy, and as such, is often written about as heralding the death of the 60s. However, this album stands outside the time in which it was released and is one of the greatest rock records ever made.

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5

Oh yeah

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5

This sound wasn’t for me.

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5

1969 Was such an amazing year for albums and this surely one the greats. Just about anyone who's ever turned on a rock station knows the famous opening and closing tracks but the rest of the albums has some real gems on it. The album is full of great guest musicians as well. Ry Cooder plays some killer mandolin on the second track "Love in Vain" and Byron Berline's fiddle adds the perfect coloring to "Country Honk" just to name a few. This album is another easy 5 star record.

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5

Struggled with whether this album is a 4 or a 5. I feel like if I didn't know it was the Stones it might just be a 4. The two very well-known tracks (Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want) book end the album in masterpieces. So what about the stuff in between? More country than bluesy. Not all that relevant - the key question is how good is it? Love in Vain is a nice reimagination of the original. Country Honk is an inferior version of the earlier recorded Honky Tonk Women (perhaps in part due to poor recording quality?). Live with Me, Let it Bleed, and Monkey Man are sneaky good - after a few listens I feel like I've known them forever; they just grow on you so quickly. And I'm sure others have taken elements of these songs to inspire new ones, I just can't put my finger on when or where. Midnight Rambler might be my favorite track - great blues track (and harmonica). You got the Silver is alright. I guess I'm saying two-thirds of the album is really really good. So I'll give them the star band round up.

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5

Back in the 60s and 70s, you were either a Beatles fan or a Stones fan. It was a whole light / dark thing, I guess. Listening to Yes I was more of a Beatles fan, so I never heard a lot of Stones' albums all the way through. I know a good deal of their music, but not complete albums. This one I knew some of the tracks going in, so that's a plus, I guess. The songs I did not know are sandwiched between two of the band's greatest songs. I think my biggest confusion was "Country Honk," which seems more like a one-off. They released "Honky Tonk Women" as a non-album single, so I guess they figured not to put it on the album. Still it seems like the only song you could probably lose off of the album. Imagine if they had put the single on the album instead... Other thoughts about this album: "Love In Vain" - really good acoustic blues song. "Live With Me" - damn good groove going there. "Let It Bleed" - I knew I had heard this song before, but I don't think I had ever knew the title. This could easily be a country song. "Midnight Rambler" - Jagger's beginning vocals seem a little off, not sure why. "You Got The Silver" - very Dylanesque "Monkey Man" - seems like this was from a jam and this was the best part of it. Would not want to hear the whole extended jam. Definitely a good album to get for any non-Stones fan, even without "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't..." I would probably switch out "Country Honk" and I don't know how many times I would listen to "Monkey". Still, definitely a great album.

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5

Good. Amazing in fact.

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5

A ratos country, a ratos más rockero, este disco es un deleite. Mi única queja es que las canciones lentas son demasiado lentas y siento que interrumpen el ritmo del disco. 4.5 que sube. Songs: Gimme Shelter, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Monkey Man, Live With Me

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5

Beginning of a stellar fun

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5

This and "Beggar's Banquet" used to be my go to drinking albums and honestly I can't think of a better backdrop to a rousing night. Practically makes me feel like I'm in a Martin Scorsese movie. Merry Clayton's voice cracking on "Gimme Shelter" is one of my favorite moments in all of recorded music. Sends a shiver down my spine nearly every time. This album is completely solid from start to finish. And goddamn if I don't know a stronger opening/closing song combination than "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Absolutely iconic.

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5

I bought this vinyl from a shop in London before I had a record player. My fav stones album.

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5

There are some five star tracks on here, for sure, but I wasn't convinced the rest of the album was going to be good enough to justify a five star rating overall. Pleasantly surprised to be wrong about that! The tracks I'd be tempted to call filler had some really engaging instrumentation - definitely felt like my attention was rewarded. Fave track - "Gimme Shelter" I mean, c'mon - that track is _transcendental_....

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5

My favourite stones album, so rooted in blues and country yet modern and distinctive, it deserves most of these stars just for gimme shelter it’s that good, Fav tracks were gimme shelter and live with me

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5

What can I say about the Stones that hasn't already been said. Its the Stones 🤷🏻‍♀️

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5

Hall of fame album here. The Stones emerged as more than a fun time rock band (if they hadn't already over the decade of the 60s). Certainly a must-hear album. It hits on all cylinders - musically, lyrically, culturally, sonically. Huge fan. Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want are the stand outs, but they are also the opening and closing tracks, leaving what's in the middle to give the album its strength.

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5

Finally, a great rolling stones album. Loved it, and it made me laugh several times too

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5

I first heard the song Monkey Man in an episode of 21 Jump Street. The rawness of that song hit me like a ton of bricks. Monkey Man is on this album along with songs like Gimme Shelter (watch the doc on this song if you can, the woman singing backup harmony was very pregnant and awoken out of bed to sing this. There's one point where you can hear Mick Jagger give a 'Whoo' because he's so floored by her vocals), Love in Vain, Let it Bleed, Midnight Rambler and You Can't Always Get What You Want. Along with a fondness for Country Honk - a honky tonk version of Honky Tonk Woman makes this one of the Stones best albums in my book.

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5

Un dels discos imprescindibles del rock. Enmig d'una època màgica per la banda, entre altres dues obres mestres com 'Beggars Banquet' i 'Sticky Fingers', aquí donen origen a temes tan immortals com 'Gimme Shelter', 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' o 'Midnight Rambler'. No és un disc fàcil, amb un rock de vegades proper a un blues pantanós.. però un cop hi entres, t'hi quedes ja per sempre

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5

Nunca tinha escutado The Rolling Stones a fundo, mas o álbum é incrível

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5

Never call my self a Stones fan per se, though I do love a lot of there music, esp this era. They shedded the Brain Jones blues cover act and the foray into psychedelia for this Druggy, seedy, bluesy honky tonk style of Rock n rock n roll. By today standards it really doesn't sound unique, only because it's been oven into the fabric of Rock n Roll for 50 years. This album and the the two that followed brought the dirty underground sleaze of Rock n Roll to the mainstream.

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5

Gimme Shelter is one of those perfect songs, and a great intro track. Many tracks tell betide and elusive stories.

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5

Pop goes the Sixties. The doves weren't the only things that flew up the uncertain skies that July afternoon in Hyde Park after Brian Jones passed the mortal coil. Gone were the hopes and dreams of a generation who designated themselves to the ones who changed things, whose dalliances with all the things that had served to lift them up had come to warp and muddy their senses. It was time to get real. This is as real as it gets when it comes to The Rolling Stones, who had come to their senses a year beforehand and began digging deep into the ditches in the quest for gold. Bookending Let It Bleed with two of the most prescient songs of their career, the Stones seem to know what was coming in the decade ahead and the decade that was about to end. Let It Bleed, indeed. Shelter won't be found here. An essential album, one of the Rolling Stones' greatest.

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5

Classic Rolling Stones. They were so good early on.

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5

Disco blusero de los inicios de los Stones. Vinilo.

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5

A stone cold classic. Best opener + closer combo ever? Best track: Gimme Shelter

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5

Mick Jagger is pretty nice on that harmonica not gonna lie...

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5

The song Gimme shelter has been a staple of my music listening since a young age.

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5

Les Stones ont tué Brian Jones. Let It Bleed est aussi leur meilleur album. PREFS: TOUT MOINS PREF: RIEN

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5

A classic, in my collection

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5

Classic banger

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5

Top notch!

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5

A very good album that is bookended by two of the greatest songs of the era. Probably a 4.5 but those bookends push it over the top for me.

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5

Okay, now that's a 5 star Rolling Stones album. I pulled Beggars Banquet yesterday and debated with myself whether I should give it a 4 or a 5. After listening to Let It Bleed today, I know I was justified in giving Beggars a 4. I've listened to the Let It Bleed album many times over the years, and it never ceases to be an exhilarating experience. It's part of Rolling Stones lore how this album was recorded during a contentious time for the band, resulting in the firing of Brian Jones and then followed by his death. I can't say that you can hear all that in these songs, because I don't think you can. But there is an emotional intensity to the songs on this album that feels different from the band's earlier work. It's delivered with that laid back, effortless vibe that is quintessential to the Stones. Their ability to move so naturally between country and blues is something no other band has ever been able to capture as well, to the point where anyone who tries is immediately compared to them. The songs are rich, warm, soulful, gritty, fun. The band is in top form here, with work from a murderer's row of supporting musicians like Al Kooper, Nicky Hopkins and Leon Russell. Not to mention Merry Clayton's spine tingling backing vocals and the freaking London Bach Choir. Book ended with two of the most compelling songs in rock history, this is a finely crafted album that sounds like it just descended to us from the heavens on a cloud. It's pretty perfect. Few albums have aged as well as this one, 50 years on. It's a true classic and a joy to hear, every time. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Gimme Shelter, Let It Bleed, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Country Honk, Live with Me, Love in Vain, Midnight Rambler, Monkey Man, You Got the Silver

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5

My first Stones album (on 1001 Albums) and prob my favourite. Superbly sleazy and here the band working like a machine in its fluidity. They are at the height of their powers. Gimme Shelter has the best intro of any song ever. You Can't Always Get... is a amazing album finisher. Lots of amazing stuff in the middle. No filler as they say. Clear 5

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5

This is a fantastic recording of the Stones at the absolute peak of their power. From the magnificent and menacing Gimme Shelter, to the languid country blues of Love in Vain, Country Honk (I never knew this earlier version of Honky Tonk Women existed) and Let it Bleed, to the dextrous riffing of Monkey Man and the classic You Can't Always Get What You Want, this is as good as it gets. The guitars of Richards and Taylor are a pleasure to listen to and even Mick Jagger's slightly hokey accents on some of the songs are a hoot.

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4

Solid prime era Stones

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4

It’s a great album, arguably the start of The Stones’ classic era, yet it feels like more than the sum of its parts.

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4

Quite the country influenced album. Very good tho. F.T.: Gimme Shelter. Do you even have to ask?? 7/10

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4

This is among my favorite Stones albums, but not quite up there with Satanic Majesty, Beggars Banquet, Black and Blue and Some Girls. The overall feel of this album is based on a bluesy-rock-country twang that give the Stones what I consider their best sound. 4.5 stars.

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4

Classic

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4

Cool, especially fun front half. I hate hate hate the choir in the intro of the last song. i thought rolling stones were gonna suck but I guess I'm wrong

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4

Pretty decent loved the title track!!

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4

Great.

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4

hab nur drei Lieder davon gehört bevor ich eingeschlafen bin aber war nice und hatte diese ✨history vibes✨

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4

great collection of rolling stones songs. would listen again.

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4

-Never heard Country Honk, that was a cool alternative take. -Best song is Midnight Rambler for sure. -You can't always get what you want does not make sense on this album, just thrown on at the end. Sort of ruins the vibe despite being a good song.

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4

blaaaaaa

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4

Pretty good, but not my favorite Rolling Stones

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4

A fine album, some familiar songs

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4

good, some songs were weak

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Realized I didn't know this as well as I thought. Didn't realize Honky Tonk Woman was more or less an alternate B side, the version of Midnight Rambler I identify with appears to be a live version I couldn't source off the bat looking for it... Other than that, it's classic Stones, amazing if you like that kind of thing (which I do).

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4

!!!!

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4

Pretty good Stones record.

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4

Definitely enjoyable. Feels very loose

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4

The best Rolling Stones album for sure

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4

this was p great

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4

Very good. One of the best Stones albums. Gimme Shelter might be their greatest song. 8-9/10

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4

4 ist halt nice

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4

My second favorite Stones album. So good.

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4

classic stones love it

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4

Classic

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4

Good rock and roll!

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4

Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want are by far the best/most popular songs on the album but the other songs are alright. 7/10.

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4

7/10 uwu

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4

Some decent songs bookended by fantastic songs. I think if the middle section wasn’t all dragging blues or if Monkey Man wasn’t a song I’d rank it higher. 8

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4

I enjoy Rolling stones much more than I thought before this album.

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4

The standard for rock, but nothing flashy until the end

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4

Würde gern 4,5 geben.

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4

Zahn der Zeit nagt und beißt auf über soliden Blues Rock Leicht nerven der Gospel background und Jaggers kratzig kratzige Stimme, aber dennoch wächst das Album zum Ende zu voller Größe aus; persönliche Highlights: last 3 songs

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4

Äußerst solide.

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4

8. had some good songs

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4

I really thought this was gonna be The Rolling Stones lp that grabbed me but no it wasn’t…whyyyy did bands do this tongue in cheek Americana bullshit around this time it’s so disingenuous

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4

Pretty good! It’s an 8 from me.

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4

Great lazy breakfast. Some classics and ones I’d never heard which made my ears prick up via great lyrics and choonage. Properly feels like the classics bookended the the middle portion.

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4

Banging and opening and closing tracks and pretty good in the middle too. Didn’t realise how American some of their stuff sounded

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4

Classic early, bluesy Stones. **** for the opening to Gimee Shelter !

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4

Gimme Shelter has to be one of the best opening tracks of all time. You Can’t Always Get What You Want is a great closer. I just don’t think that most of the songs are as good as the hits. Monkey Man and Live With Me are also great tracks but I don’t like them quite as much as the opener or closer. It’s a great album but it has a few songs that don’t do much for me. Favorite songs: Gimme Shelter, Live With Me, Let It Bleed, Monkey Man, You Can’t Always Get What You Want Light 8/10

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4

Great album. Some real stand out tracks such as You Can't Always Get What You Want and Monkey Man. Has a very Cream band sound to it.

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4

Good album, definitely doesn't sound like 1969. Gimme Shelter is top 10 tracks of all time. However, the album peaks with track 1 and never hits that height again.

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Gimme shelter best track, also you can’t always get what you want

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4

Three standout tracks, some mediocre and a couple of fillers. Good album

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4

Very very good.

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4

A feel-good, groovy listen. Not really much into classic rock but this was good.

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4

Solid album. A bit of a country feel.

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Gimme Shelter: amazing Love In Vain: very good Country Hook: average Live with me: excellent Let It Bleed: very good Midnight Rambler: good You got the silver: good Monkey man: very good You can’t always get what you want: excellent 7.5/10

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4

This has to be one of the best albums to exist, the lyrics are so dark and menacing with the insturmental being upbeat, almost as a distraction. The whole album though has a very real, dark vibe from it.

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4

Pretty solid album from start to finish. I liked most of the songs. I was pleasantly surprised as I'm not much of a Rolling Stones fan.

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4

Two classic songs, “Gimme Shelter” & “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Great blues and gospel feels

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4

Has some good songs on there a few weak songs just by the first listen entirely but overall enjoyable

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4

Solid album. Gimme shelter obviously one of the greatest classic rock songs of all time. Midnight rambler another fav

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4

A classic album that shows The Rolling Stones passion & American blues & country influences. There is a disconnect that comes from Mick's vocals & the twanginess of the music, making it feel like Mick is flat or out of time. Overall it is a fine album, but the vocals on the more country/blues songs could have been cleaner.

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4

Liked it generally. Rolling Stones is pretty hit or miss with me. They have some stand out songs but a lot of their stuff sounds the same to me.

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4

Very nice album. A good mix between classic rock and maybe even country.

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4

Good. It's the Stones, innit

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4

About what I expected. Some good ones I hadn't heard before

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4

Really enjoyable for the youthful energy, swagger and playfulness. You can feel the enjoyment in the band playing together. Ambitious, provocative, shocking and vigorous, but doesn't seem to take itself too seriously. Don't like the mix on the vocals on the first few tracks, especially Gimme Shelter - it sounds like Mick Jagger is at the far side of the room.

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4

Great album.

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Another frenetic and rugged album , featuring Gimme Shelter, a quintessential jam that featured post-psychedelic guitar counterpoint. (8/10) Favourite Songs: Gimme Shelter, You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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4

Great stuff! So many classic here. Arguably the best Stones song ever in Gimme Shelter

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4

good, and their drummer has just died this week. RIP

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4

Great

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4

Some classic tracks, and the others are good. Never really listened to a whole rolling stones album before

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4

Very solid album, featuring some great hits. There was some great music in the late 60s and this is one of the best albums

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4

Wow I didn't know they made a more country / honkey tonk version of Honkey Tonk Women. I dig it. Probably my favorite collection of Rolling Stones songs? 4

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4

It's one of the core Stones albums, some absolute classics on here. What more is there to say? Might not be *my* first choice for entry-level Stones, but if you pick it, I can't say you picked wrongly per se.

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4

one of the best from the stones. this was in the midst of their great time. I lie the drunken swaggering bar band sounds.

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4

Niet echt een uitzonderlijk album, maar wel oké

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I mean - an album that STARTS with Gimme Shelter and ENDS with You Can't Always Get What You Want? I'm not the world's biggest Stones fan, but this is undeniably just a masterpiece of chewy hard-driving rock.

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4

Just a solid rock album. Elements of country and blues interspersed throughout. More than a little horn. Favorite tracks: "Country Honk", "Live With Me", "Midnight Rambler"

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I see why this is a classic. First RS listened to in it’s entirety. Very bluesy which is what I’ve heard before, as to Beatles being more pop than rock. Honky Tonk woman first draft?

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its really really good, but I know it too well now and can't enjoy it as much!

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4

Their bestest album!

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4

Starts nicely with an absolute banger. Lots of bluesy stuff that doesn't jump out but makes for some chill listening. 3.5 for me

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I don't have any disdain for The Rolling Stones, like some people, ahem. I will even venture to say that I like them. Will I spend hundreds of dollars to go to one of their shows? Probably not. I think this album shows the breadth of their music - some songs are clearly rock, others are more jazz, some are acoustic and others a bit country/honky tonk. Their impact to the music that came after them is far reaching. And yes, the whole druggie rockstar thing is played out now. Many will try to emulate their music and their lifestyle and few will be successful.

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Muy buenas canciones, melodías, acompañamientos y orquestación. Como siempre de esta gente, un muy buen disco

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inches rolones trae ese disco.

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4

Esta medio trabado en medio campo, pero no deja de ser alineación legendaria.

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4

Two of the finest tracks of all time, plus some others that are a little less memorable.

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4

Yes, was good

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4

great album - gimmie shelter obviously the star (and one of the all time great songs to lead off an album). the rest of the album is just okay by me, but still a solid stones album.

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4

Fun album. Part of a great run in the 70s. 70s Stones s by far my favorite Stones.

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4

Didn't really like Monkey Man

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Bold move thrusting at max force erection right outta the gate. You gotta tease 'em a bit before obliterating

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I think they did themselves a disservice by leading with Gimme Shelter, it’s such a banger, a 6 in the world of 5s, the sound is so big. But after that they seem to revert back to the stripped down blues and Appalachia vibes that are exemplified by in Exile on Main Street. The whole middle chunk of this album just feels like a let down compared to the first song. Not bad, lots of good white blues. I think the big stones fans prefer the stripped down raw things they do, but I prefer the more polished songs with the bigger sound. The last two songs almost reach the Gimme Shelter heights again, in my mind they should’ve transitioned from these and finished with shelter—perhaps this was an A-Side/B-Side thing that I’m unaware of. Good album, but only a 4.

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High school AER remembers checking Let it Bleed out from the public library (to burn onto CDR) and loving every song. Looking back, I probably played Gimme Shelter, skipped all the way to Monkey Man and YCAGWYW, then put on some DMB. The middle tracks are still solid. Bluesy boozy Jagger/Richards. Midnight Rambler drags it's own carcass into a fun jam. There's just so much magic in the bookend tracks that the middle feels a bit normal. Imagine a Stones vending machine and for $1.50 it'll drop You Got the Silver down the chute. Unwarranted hateraide aside, it's still an all time classic "essential" 60s rock record that we all must listen to before we die, or before Mick and Keith are turned into holograms. A-

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Up there with the best Stones offering. Two iconic tracks (the opener a contender for their finest moment?) and lots of great bluesy stuff.

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An album that cements The Rolling Stones in rock history. Favorites: Gimme Shelter, Midnight Rambler, You Can't Always Get What You Want

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The two bookends on this album are arguably the Stones' best songs ever so 'nuff said about them. Then there's a few solid Tier 2 songs on the album, Monkey Man, Let it Bleed and Midnight Rambler which are pretty damned good. Unfortunately the rest of the album is essentially filler. Also I'm not sure how I feel about some blokes from London appropriating Blues that was originally done by Blacks in the American south. I have mixed feelings about this as they certainly gave this genre a huge worldwide audience, but they also sold a shit-ton more records than the OGs. Oh well, I guess that's show biz. I think overall this is a 3.5 star album but the sheer weight of the book-ends elevates this to a 4.

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What I noticed about this LP, similar to the last 1001 offering, Aftermath, is that the hits sound very different than the rest of the album. “Gimme Shelter” is maybe my favorite Stones song (especially the vocals of Merry Clayton) but they jump to a twangy country blues vibe immediately afterward and stay there until the last song on the album when they bring in the London Bach Choir (!) If you were to compare this to other albums from around the same time by The Who, Led Zeppelin or Deep Purple, their hit songs at least resembled the rest of the album. So, the Stones were either very diverse or inconsistent. Anyway, there are a handful of stellar tracks, the session musicians are great (Brian Jones contributions are chuckle-worthy) & I’m rounding up for the electric version of Honky Tonk that never made to the LP.

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Fantastic rock/blues album. A lot more easier to digest for the casual listener compared to some of their other records. Fav tracks: Gimmie Shelter, Let It Bleed, You Can't Always Get What You Want

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A titan of an album from start to finish, and quite literally from the first song to the last. Highly recommend.

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A good listen. Older and wiser, the "contrivances" (i.e. this didn't emerge whole from a jam session) are clearer (actually, would it be fair to say the the craft, as opposed to a natural predisposition for aesthetics, is more obvious now?) but still a jolly good listen

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Didn't realize the country cover on here.

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I liked it a lot. "Gimme Shelter" is one of my RS favorites. Not a perfect album, but damn near.

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4

This is the third Rolling Stones album we got and probably the best one. Their blend of blues and classic hard rock just works out really well on this one. As always, the difference between their best and worst songs is huge. You Can't Always Get What You Want is fantastic. All of the rest of the album is in a lower league, but still absolutely decent.

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Easy to listen too, nothing too complicated and good fun. Liked the American roots influences......

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Legendarisch album met zoveel hits, echt de pinnacle van rock&roll

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The air of dread and menace captured on Gimmee Shelter is spine tinglingly atmospheric and the album closer You Can’t Always Get What You Want is a brilliant epic record to float away on. Has their ever been a more momentous album opener/closer? In between, some brilliant musicians play some catchy, engaging tunes of music they enjoy.

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Incredible beginning and ending tracks to to a great album overall. A couple of tracks I could do without but, but even those are good. Overall a classic album

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Absolutely iconic album with some of the most memorable songs ever written. It’s impact is seen everywhere and riffs will ring out until the end of time itself.

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8/10

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Dosta dobro, jako kul vajb, najbolji instrumentali dosad!! Love in vain zvuci ko tamburica i bas mi se svida (??)

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Volim ih, ali mi ovo nije njihov najbolji. Al su nastale legendarne pisme kao let it bleed i you can't always get what you want

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Listen. It has the biggest hits, and my personal fav, "Country Honk". I may not be a Stones fan, I'm also not an idiot.

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Here it is: An album that 100% belongs on this list, but that I don't particularly adore. It's a very, very good album, highlighting the versatility (and, yes, utter weirdness) of the Stones, but I have to take one star off for the fact that Gimme Shelter--my fave track--s a total monster of a song, and everything after that feels like a shadow of that greatness. Don't get me wrong. Every track is worth a listen. Is the entire album worth a listen? Hell yeah. Would I say that any track on here is nearly as good as Gimme Shelter? No. I have a special love for this song because of the strange story behind it: a pregnant lady was pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, still in her curlers, to record the background vocals for this track. No wonder she sounds so damn intense.

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Very bluesy, nice overall. Can't always get what you want is a banger

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Rock blues

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An absolute amazing Rolling Stones album that has some of their best songs on. "Midnight Rambler" is my favourite Stones song, and classics like "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Monkey Man," "Gimme Shelter," make this album a pure feast for the ears. An album well worth a listen on headphones as well, there is just so much happening. Only 4* from me though, because as an album, there are songs I already started skipping on second listen, like "Love In Vain" and are not up to the high standard of some of the previous mentioned songs.

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okay this shit in the late 60s had to fucking hit. fucking banger of an album

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The Stones best album of the 60’s

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Good

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4

Muito Bom.

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4

Melhor música: Gimme Shelter

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Bloody good

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4

Brilliant - found a couple of new songs I hadn’t heard before but will definitely listen to again.

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Good music

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Classic.

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Not my favorite stones album but four stars just the same. Not wildly creative writing but still absolute, all time classics that you can hear over and over without getting bored with them. Was never a fan till I saw them live. Two of the greatest shows I've ever seen.

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4

Great album.

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Great album, really enjoyed

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Con los Stones me sucede que conozco muchas rolas sueltas pero no los discos y este no era la excepción. Muy buena y de mis favoritas la de "You Can't Always Get" y de hecho todo el disco es un ejemplo muy bueno de un blues contryson muy agradable. Mi único pero es que, qué falta les hacía un productor que les dijera "buena rola, ahora hazla que dure 2/3 de lo que tienes".

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I like to take a tiered approach when summarising the songs on "Let it Bleed", much like the cake/bizarre sculpture on the cover. The icing (and little Stones-alike figurines): Merry Clayton's searing performance in "Gimme Shelter" (what a great decision to include her) and the fantastic choir in "You Can't Always Get What You Want", their rising vocals at the end sending the coda into sheer euphoria. The top tier (Delia Smith's cake): The unbelievable songs that bookend the album, both referenced above: thoroughly deserving of their renown as two of the band's best songs. "Gimme Shelter" is a dark, menacing, apocalyptic opening and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" surpasses "Hey Jude" as a late 60's anthem, a perfect blend of earnest and cynical. It will always be my all-time favourite Rolling Stones song. Second tier (bicycle tyre): "Midnight Rambler", coming straight in with a cracking riff from Richards and a classic Stones-y shuffling swagger. "Monkey Man" is a masterclass in sleaze by Jagger and holds a wonderful slide instrumental (does anyone else see a helicopter?) "Let It Bleed" is one of the more country flavoured songs on here, but it's pulled off with aplomb and has an irresistible sing-along refrain. Third tier (pizza): "Live With Me" is pretty basic but gives some much needed straight-rock to proceedings in the first half (the Bill Wyman bassline steals it). "You Got The Silver" is Keith Richards' first vocal performance- he turns in a fine performance if obviously not as spirited as Jagger. It's light, but fun. Bottom tier (clock, film canister and whatever the hell else): "Country Honk". For me it's just pushing over into a "let's go country" gimmick with incessant fiddle running all the way through, and I much prefer the single version. "Love in Vain" is a very sparse ballad that feels a bit uninspired to me, up against the rest of the material. So it's uneven, sure, and there are at least three Rolling Stones albums I'd put above this one (all included in the 1001 list) but hey, sometimes if you want to enjoy an iced cake masterpiece you've got to chew through the face of a clock.

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It's iconic, of course. Unfortunately the rest of the song don't hit the emotional highs of the first and last track. I feel like everyone has said anything that needs to be said here, but I could take or leave half the album in a personal listening session. Still, when it rocks it rocks hard.

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Really like this, I enjoy the way country influence creeps in. Mick Jagger's singing is sometimes really distracting, but the majority of the time it works. I was driving along the Mississippi listening to this, and it was perfect for the drive and the scenery.

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really great album, some of the hits but also some songs i had never heard and thought were really great.

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4.6 - Part of an incredible run of albums around '67-72. Two songs have justifiably become part of the rock canon ("Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get..."). I actually prefer "Country Honk" to "Honky Tonk Women." Jagger's unbridled enthusiasm is often magnetic but can sometimes end up sounding goofy. I hear that goofiness on "Love in Vain" and "Let it Bleed" - the weaker tracks on the album -though they are fine blues recordings. "Midnight Rambler" meanders into an interesting extended breakdown in the middle. "Monkey Man" is another deeper cut worth revisiting - some gorgeous piano arpeggiation that melds with some terrific guitar work. Overall, very full and satisfying.

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Tremendo. Gimme Shelter es una de mis favoritas y Can't Always Get What you Want es épica

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Obviously familiar with the Rolling Stones, but I've never listened to a whole album of theirs before. 1. Gimme Shelter - Already had this saved. Amazing. 10/10 2. Love In Vain - Nice and blues-y. Like it a lot. Saved. 8/10. 3. Country Honk - Well-constructed country song. Just not really my style. 7/10 4. Live With Me - Liked it, but nothing special. 6/10 5. Let It Bleed - Enjoyable rock song. Saved. 7.5/10. 6. Midnight Rambler - Fun song, didn't love it. 7/10 7. You Got The Silver - Weakest song so far. 5/10 8. Monkey Man - Nice tune. Loved the guitars. 7/10 9. You Can't Always Get What You Want - Obviously an iconic song. I really dislike the choir at the beginning, but the rest is obviously great. 9/10 Overall my initial instinct is to rate it 4/5. Solid album.

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Gimme Shelter is a perfect opening track, and You Can't Always Get What You Want is a perfect closing track. Everything else in the middle is really solid but just kind of falls by the wayside in comparison Can I give an album a 5/5 based off just two songs? I'm incredibly tempted but I think a 4 is more accurate for the entire album experience. They're two very very good songs though

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I think my favourite stones so far. A low four, still not lighting my world on fire but definitely enjoyable and a couple of songs that will still sound good a hundred years from now.

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I would definitely be Beatles rather than Stones - this hasn't changed that.

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Classic gospel inspired late Rolling Stones end of the 60s blues rock

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4.5

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Parit viiden tähden biisit eikä huonoja ollut ollenkaan. Rollarit…

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Olipahan mukava levy. Tullut aika vähän perehdyttyä rollareiden musaan ja tämä oli kyllä viihdyttävä kokonaisuus. Gimme Shelter ja YCAGWYW ihan helmiä.

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A good album by one of the originals. Some classics on this one.

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This is hard to rate. "Gimme Shelter" and "Get What you Want" are so a part of my life I don't even know when i first heard them. They're in movies, tv, and on the radio. The rest of the album was fine but with out those two songs, I don't think this album would be on the list.

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On Gimme Shelter Merry Clayton is by far the star. And Keith Richard’s guitars are the star for the rest of the show. Jaggers vocals are hokey and clownish on Country Honk, and I know it’s intentional, but it’s silly and unnecessary. The rest of the album makes up for that in a big way though. I’m not a Stones fan, but this record is undeniably pretty fantastic.

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I really enjoyed this. It's got some of their best songs on it. I wasn't sure about the monkey man one, and I've never been convinced by the choir bit at the start of You Can't Always Get What You Want, but yeah, great album.

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Þeirra besta plata. Ekki mikið pretentiousness á ferðinni. Bara hrár veruleikinn. Merry Clayton bjargar þeim fyrir mér.

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Some classic songs here, and a nod to all time great blues man Robert Johnson with "Love in Vain". Gospel influenced Gimme Shelter is a fantastic opening track and more political lyrics than I'd ever realised. Very heavily blues influenced throughout. I really liked You Got the Silver, a sweet song with great instrumentation build.

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I grew up in a household with a brother 7 years older so The Stones and the Beatles were my first soundtrack, even though i was only half way through primary school when Let It Bleed was released. Mick's drawl and elastic mouth, the distorted lyrics, they bring back a lot of memories. I loved some of their stuff and the closing track, You Can't Always Get What You Want was an awesome anthem to close out the 60s, (genius to have a classical choir as your backing vocals!) The influence of early black American blues artists is all over the Stones' tracks and this album is a case in point.

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Went down well. Very strong opening and closing. Good. Bill - 3.5 Conor - 3.75 Shannah - 4 (3.75/5)

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Especially satisfying to bookend this album with two absolute classics. Definitely an album with lots of replay power. There are a couple puzzling tracks here but that's mild criticism.

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I didn’t give this one the attention it deserves. I loved hearing it as background music to grading papers and cleaning house. I will come back to it happily, which is evidence for me that it’s a 4 minimum.

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I’d listen again. :)

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Very blues album. Enjoyed it.

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Nice clean early Stones. Good licks along the way

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4/5

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Really enjoyed it the standout is gimme shelter

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Very good, would recommand.

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A fantastic album by the stones. This album has arguably two of their best songs on it. One starts it and the other finishes it. In between that I’d a bluesy rock middle that picks up with let it bleed. It’s not the other songs aren’t good it’s just the good ones on this album are way above the rest. It’s still a really good album. 8.5/10

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Classic stones album

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An album that epitomizes the Stones. It was a relatively short album but a lot happens in these 40 minutes. Give Me Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want are the mega hits and book end the entire album. These songs by themselves warrant a high rating. The songs in the middle are good for the most part. Love in Vain is ok. Country Honk is the worst song on the album and shouldn't exist. Live with Me is good and a nice pick up after the previous two songs. Let It Bleed is alright carries on a little too long. Midnight Rambler was really good, it is the second longest song on the album, and carries on a little too long too. The blues was fun though. You Got The Silver was alright and is just kind of there. Monkey Man is good and nice song after the previous one. I am not sure I would listen to the entire album from start to finish again, but I definitely will listen to some of the songs again.

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Almost got a 5 star just for Gimme Shelter alone. Not in love with all the country-ish influences (just not my thing), but this is undeniably a great album

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Great start and end and solid middle. Would agree with Tom's 4.5 on average so getting a 4 to get the combo score

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Gimme shelter..

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1969. Key Songs: Gimme Shelter, Live With Me

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Klassisker, rock, lidt blues/gospel-vibes

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More honky tonk than I would have thought. Some interesting stuff but not my cup of tea.

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false

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It’s good but for certain moods for me

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First and last songs rule

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Gimme gimme gimme those honky tonk bluuuues

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Was ok, some decent songs however the stones are not really my thing

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Good album. Great? meh. 3 stars. While it contains some of their classics, Rolling Stones is pretty "cookie cutter."

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Not a huge fan of the stones but this wasn't bad.

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A decent fusion of blues, country, and rock - I do think 'Gimme Shelter' promises a wholly different album than the one that follows, but the following tracks are enjoyable for the most part.

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We're so poor omg

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Much more bluesy than I was anticipating. Interesting instrumentation throughout. Gimmie Shelter may be my favorite Stones song of all time.

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I hate to say it, but the Stones are slowly growing on me. 3 stars.

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Not my favorite stones album, but it made for an interesting day of rock

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Good stuff but nothing that really struck me besides the hits.

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More ñee than I expected. Too much boring rock and roll harmonies

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He escuchado muy muy poco de The Rolling Stones y aun así no me esperaba tanto folk aquí. Canción favorita: Midnight Rambler por los cambios de moods escalonados y por veces repentinos. Mood: bailando rock en la granja con sueños de la fama urbana

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Better.

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7/10

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false

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De nummers die ik nog niet kende vond ik niet zo spannend. Wel een leuke mondharmonica.

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Ken weinig van the rolling stones, maar dit was best een leuk album

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Giving the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones a 2.5 average feels wrong, but I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. Might be a little too country for me, but it was still a good listen Saved: Gimme Shelter, You Got The Silver

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- great slide guitar & harmonica - nice delta blues type sound that I never imagined the Rolling Stones to sound like - ashamed I’ve never heard these before

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It's alright, although I do not like it that much. It's got too much Rock for me.

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Josh, bin jetzt nicht der große Fan der Stones, aber irgendwo sind die schon okay. Hier sind keine großen Hits drauf, aber mit Gimme shelter ein Stück, dass gerne und gut gecovert wurde!

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Cool, and different. Some famous songs on there so cool to hear the other tracks.

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A couple good songs, not my fave

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pretty cool, not at all what i expected

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Arrogant music.

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Not for me

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Look, Gimme Shelter is an excellent song, as are some others on this album (Live with me, You can't always...). However, some are just ok and some are actually shit (looking at you, Country Honk). So ultimately, I'd rather pick out the songs I like and not listen to the whole album. 3.5 stars really.

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okeinnn

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Decent album, I am a fan of can't always get what you want, I think I'm not much of a Rolling Stones fan in general though, it turns out

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I was looking forward to this then just a bit disappointed.

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Not a huge Stones fan, but Gimme Shelter is amazing... At least until Mick starts to sing.

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A classic, I have it on vinyl. More bluesy/country than other albums (violin/piano). Quite a mix of serious and goofy songs. Rating 3 since it's mostly carried by two songs.

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The Rolling Stones are annoying, because they have a lot of individual songs that I think are amazing, but I dont really like any of their albums that much. I find that their albums tend to have a lot of filler, and not very good flow. This one is no different. Its bookended by amazing tracks, but I dont really like most of the tracks in between.

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For a band on their 10th album in 6 years, this is a solid effort with at least 3 classics tunes. Not every song works, sometimes it sounds like they're just jamming and making stuff up on the spot, but overall still a solid effort.

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Classic rolling stones. Gimme Shelter the star.

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I firmly believe that this record has no place on the list of 1001 albums anyone needs to listen to. If you are of a mind to be a part of this project, you have heard every track that is worth listening to from this record dozens of times and the rest are are forgettable filler. This was also true of the last Rolling Stones album we had to review and I am fairly confident it will be the case for the other dozen I am afraid are going to come up over the next three years. Christ all mighty, please space out the rest better.

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I've never had a particularly strong opinion about the Rolling Stones. For the most part, their classic radio hits are songs that I enjoy, but they've never driven me to check out their back catalog. I don't know how this album compares to their others (and still need to go back to review Exile on Main Street), but Let It Bleed felt quite bluesy throughout. In the past, that may have led me to give it a higher ranking because I enjoy the blues sound. But in 2021 it's hard not to read it as gross appropriation that is not done as well as the originators of the style. The lead track, Gimme Shelter, is a great song that starts out the album strong, but it arguably continues to decline from there until the album itself reminds us that we can't always get what we want, even if all we want is a consistently solid album. As the goose says, country honque.

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The Rolling Stones' eighth UK & tenth US album continued their return to a more "blues-based" rock music and winded up going double platinum. The album's songs were described as heavy, haunting, and erotic. The most popular songs were "Gimme Shelter" & "You Can't Always Get What You Want," which I liked the most as well. In a way, this album was able to musically capture and project the sense of dread that the world was experiencing at the time. This album still stands out today as one of The Rolling Stones best.

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5/10

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Solid outing, but more repetitive than other albums and I don't connect with the songs as much other than Gimme Shelter

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You definitely know it's the Rolling Stones when you're listening, and you never forget it. What else can be said, you know? When it comes to all the monster huge bands of the 60s and 70s, I've always liked basically every other band more than the Stones. They're totally fine, and this is one of the most middle of the road albums of theirs I've ever heard.

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Like all Rolling Stones albums - A fine Rolling Stones album

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Fine, couple of classics but not mind blowing

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Great start and finish. Weaker filler songs.

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Starts strongly - I think Gimme Shelter is probably the Stones' best track. Then it goes kinda country for quite a while before Monkey Man ushers in a strong ending. I enjoyed it, but not sure what sets it apart as an all-time classic. Maybe the album art? 3.5

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Rolling Stones usually have one bi hit on each album but it seems they managed to find 2 on this one. I feel like the relentless churning out of albums, one a year or more led to this pattern and meant there was a lot of filler a lot of the time

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More honkeytonkey than I would've expected, not very revolutionary, but pretty good nontheless. 3/5 "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is very good.

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One major hit right at the beginning with decently strong supporting songs to follow. Just solid throughout.

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Starts with Shelter and ends with Get What You Want which are both magnificent. Unfortunately it makes the rest of the album weak in comparison.

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Hit or miss - the title track is stellar and ageless, but I don’t like the bluesy stuff as much. And the country could have been avoided all together.

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6/10

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In 2021 it can be said that the music brought by the British Invasion has become rather ubiquitous. Inevitable comparisons to the rock & roll rivalries of the 60s are made on "Let It Bleed" but make no mistake, these are The Rolling Stones. Tracks like "Gimme Shelter" the song has transcended into pop culture lexicon, where nearly everyone will hear that song either in advertisements, soundtracks, etc... Overall the album demonstrates TRS's growth as a band, adding more and more funk to their sound, as well as embracing America's jazz influences. "Monkey Man" reaffirms the eccentricity of Mick Jagger, and then finally, the other song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" that everyone will have heard some variation of unless they live in a box.

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Pretty standard fare from the Stones. Gimme Shelter an obvious classic and there are some pretty nice country flourishes throughout the album but the rock and roll formula is constant.

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Yet another album from 1969. Although this was a transition album from Jones to Taylor, it just sounds like the Stones to me. Which is fine, of course Gimme Shelter, Country Honk, and You Can't Always Get What You Want, and to a lesser extent the eponymous Let It Bleed, are solid rock tunes and part of rock cannon. But none of the songs are a revelation. Honestly the whole album seems a little restrained, from the bpm point of view. Solid, certainly listenable, very bluesy, much more honky tonk then pop.

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Very much honky tonk

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Bon album, son classique qu'on connait des Rolling Stone. S'écoute bien du début à la fin, mais rien d'extravagant.

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Classic

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January 19th 2022. The best of this album IMO: - Love In Vain - Let It Bleed I know they're a classic but I'm unfortunately not familiar with The Rolling Stones. This was pleasant. Ça s'écoute très bien. Didn't expect country music. Great energy. 3.4/5

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all round great stones album

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Genre: Blues Rock 3/5 Another album on this list where the singles certainly outweigh the remainder of the content here. Gimme Shelter, a song that still receives airtime all year round, is one of the best in the entire Rolling Stones’ catalogue, and will continue to stand the test of time. However, a bit of sag towards the end, and the disappointment that is You Can’t Always Get What You Want, which is dragged out to near 8-minutes on the album, brought the experience down for me. Country Honk is good, Live with Me is outstanding, Side B is certainly the weakest link here. Overall, decent album, though.

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I was never a big fan of Mick Jagger's voice, but there are some great rock tunes on here.

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Rock by the stones. Not very special to me, only a few songs stand out. Overall sounds ok. Btw ...... i have no versions of songs done by others that i like better...

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3/5 good by not quite enough

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As with every Stones album (even those from the 'classic' period) "Let It Bleed" is almost wilfully uneven. The stand out tracks are sublime - the greatest ever intro kicks the album off into "Gimme Shelter". But then you get a sorry mish mash of faux country and tossed off blues, plus uninspired 'rawk' until you get to "Midnight Rambler" which, whilst overlong, as least has some oomph about it. And you cap it all off (after the dire "You Got The Silver") with the closing brilliance of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" preceded by the mighty, magical "Monkey Man". So how does one rate a great pile of uninspired, insipid doodling interjected by three of the greatest tunes the Stones ever made? With caution, I'd say - and with a finger at the ready to skip the rest to get to the very best.

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Stones are markedly better than I'd always thought.

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Some great songs but a fairly standard blues album tbh. Typical stones

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2/21/22

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Starts and ends in amazing songs, the 7 songs in between are mostly filler in comparison. Given its reputation it's a bit disappointing. When The Rolling Stones try to be The Rolling Stones they're incredible, not so much when they try to be from 1940's Mississippi.

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Good

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First and last track are awesome kinda meaders in the middle with american blues from a decade prior and adds nothing.

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Rolling Stones. Classic. Not all great songs but some very memorable ones.

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Couple of bangers for bookends, nothing striking in-between. Album goes from 100 to 0 pretty quick moving into track 2. I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t on shuffle.

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3.5/5. Great bookend songs

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Ок

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All downhill after the opener

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Better than I expected

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Standard stuff here from the Stones

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It's pretty good. The opener and closer are classics. In between there's some solid tunes and then stuff I don't like much like Monkey Man and Midnight Rambler. You Can't Always Get What You Want should be at least 2 minutes shorter. It's solid enough I guess. It's not unpleasant but I'd rather listen to some of their other albums.

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It was fine

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This album is like a sandwich with two of the Stones' best songs as bread and a load of filler in between. Great tracks, just a meh sandwich overall. Definitely my favourite stones album so far tho.

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Oh GOD I remember listening to this album when Cav and I first moved into our flat, happy memories of bopping to Gimme Shelter in our brand new kitchen With that said, apart from the first and last songs, the rest is just...eh. I knew I'd listened to this full album before, and coming back to it, all I could remember was "when the traaaaaaaaaaaain left the staaaaaaaatioooooooon" I really like the instrumental on Monkey Man though

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Får rock band-abstinensa av Gimme shelter

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heilt ok huske ikkje nåke av da idag så satte ikkje djupe spor

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British guys doing blues and twang, huh?

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Always had them down as a great singles band, this reaffirms that thought.

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Realmente me aburren los rolling stone. Tiene temas buenos, pero fuera del hit no los destaco demasiado. Lo siento como rock para Yankees hecho por ingleses.

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I really wanted to like this more than I did. It’s bookended by absolute stellar songs, but the middle is forgettable blues rock. Not bad, by any means, but not great either. Just ho-hum for me.

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good album, country, last song is the best

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J'ai une drôle de relation avec les Stones. Il n'y a pas un album que j'aime au complet. Ils ont des supers hits qui sont vraiment géniaux, mais tu peux retrouver sur les albums des fillers qui sont assez moyen. Cet album tombe dans cette catégorie. Il contient deux des plus grands hits du groupe avec Gimme Shelter et You Can't Always Get What You Want en plus d'avoir l'embryon de Honky Tonk Woman dans Country Honk. Il y a Monkey Man que je connaissais moins et que j'ai vraiment aimé à la première écoute. Elle a une bonne groove. Pour le reste, il y a des bons moments, mais souvent j'ai l'impression que les chansons ne sont pas terminées. La pochette est ma préférée du groupe. C'est donc un album qu'il faut avoir écouté, auquel je reviens à l'occasion, mais je préfère Beggars Banquet ou Aftermath.

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Assez solide comme album de rock. Je connais la majorité des chansons, sans avoir jamais écouté l’album en entier. Monkey Man est une belle surprise. Ça a de la gueule. C’est aussi un album plutôt diversifié. Ce n’est pas monotone.

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Gimme Shelter is great. While the rest of the album probably does have some merit as an exercise in blues, it doesn't really appeal beyond the opening track. Gimme Shelter is worth 5 on its own. In the context of the album, I'm gonna have to drop that a touch.

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The most overrated band in the universe.

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dont usually like blues rock, but its the rolling stones so it was ok

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Dident listen to full thing. Bit hillbily

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not my style but still a good listen. opener was fantastic but the rest were a bit similar i suppose.

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Don't member

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Still listening, will come back to write the review

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I lost my review for this one! I’ve always wanted to listen to this album, admittedly, because I like the front cover. “Gimme Shelter” is one of my favorite songs of all time — I kinda wish the rest of the album sounded like this. I’m not a huge Stones fan, so I thought listening to this album would help me understand their appeal. I liked a few songs but apart from “Gimme Shelter” and the classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” I only liked some songs, didn’t love. I understand that the appeal of this record (and of the band in general) is the fusion of different styles of music, such as gospel, blues, and country. I think I’m struck by this feeling that I’d rather go to other bands for blues — the Stones have a great sound, but I often feel like I’m being dragged along by the songs that seem to go on for too long. I’ll have to relisten to these songs and confront what I like and don’t like about them. For now, I will give this album a 3.

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I saw Love in Vain on the tracklist and prayed to the gods above that it was not yet another shitty Robert Johnson cover (see Eric Clapton's cover of They Are Red Hot if you want another example), but of course I was disappointed. Leave the man to his eternal sleep and stop robbing his grave for christssakes. Overall, I would describe this album as a fairly forgettable collection of blues rock songs that are bookended by the stellar songs Gimme Shelter and You Can't Always Get What You Want. It's sort of a pain in the ass that I have to get through the entire album to hear the only two songs that I care about, but that's the way it goes sometimes 3/5

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Not my favorite Stones album.

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Good first and last song. All songs in the middle sound country/blues, unlike the first and last

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Country Honk, Gimme Shelter

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Meh Rolling Stones album Favorites: Gimme Shelter Country Honk You can’t always get what you want

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Heavy on the acoustic guitar throughout. First and last songs are classics but didn't really like anything in between.

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Als Beatles fan hoor ik de Stones natuurlijk sowieso ruk te vinden (wat overigens niet het geval is!), maar dit album is toch wel enigszins bevestiging in die richting. Los van het openingsnummer (Gimme Shelter - fantastisch!), en het sluitstuk is hier echt niet veel meer te halen dan gepruttel en bluesy getokkel in de marge.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Gimme Shelter, Monkey Man, You Can't Always Get What You Want Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Is it blasphemous to call this album meh? I don't really like blues and that's probably why I don't like it all that much. This just wasn't my thing. I really like You Can't Always Get What You Want though, and Gimme Shelter is good if a little overrated.

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No es mi estilo, y de Rolling cogería quizás otro, pero tiene al menos un par de hits.

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If you're like me and like the rolling stones but not their albums this one is not going to change that. One or 2 tracks are truly the best the stones have to offer but as for the rest, well meh is how they make me feel. 2 stars for 2 good tracks

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alright

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"We all want someone we can cream on." Yeahhhh fuck the Rolling Stones and their misogyny. Songs lack structure, just 4-ish minute jams that don't go anywhere with dumb lyrics that repeat over and over. This is probably my favorite release from them because it's kind of short.

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I didn't realise they were American. 2 good songs (we all know which they are) and some generic bluesy American stuff in the middle. Mostly underwhelming, was primed for more consistent quality.

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2 good songs

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Those guys dont catch me that much, at least yet. However, Gimme shelter is a nice song.

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2 overplayed tracks with a bunch of filler. 2/5

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Surprisingly dull.

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p167. 1969. 2 stars Got to be honest, I've never been a fan of the Stones - booze soaked, drug raddled white boy blues rip-offs with a fucking annoying fat lipped gobshite who thinks he is God's gift to women for a front man. The faux blues-country whine he uses on most of this album is really annoying, especially when everyone knows he comes from Dartford. On the plus side they know how to knock out a good tune (Gimme Shelter, Midnight Rambler, though You Can't Always Get What You Want outstays its welcome), and the band is tight - Keith Richards is on form, and Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart stand out on every track they are on. At the end of the day it comes over as the so-so efforts of an average white band in it for the chicks.

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Ok album, bluesy

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I just don’t get it, why all the fuss? The music is sloppy.

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I don't really like the Stones. Gimmie Shelter is like all of the backing parts of a song just got fully fleshed out but no song in the middle of it. Country Honk makes me want to die. I am really not in the mood for these clowns this morning. You Can't Always Get What You Want is a great tune. and that is what keeps this album from being a 1 imho.

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Enough with The Rolling Stones! The hits are good, the rest bores me.

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Inderdaad, You can't always get what you want, 't is nait aalle doang kovvie mit kouk.

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Tired of Stones, overrated

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What a disappointing album. Expected a lot more with all the hype the Stones get, but I can’t help but think of the other rock giants at the time and how many miles ahead they were. 3/10.

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Flop

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Nope, listened to this way to much

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this sounds like something my grandma would listen to.

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