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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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5565

Genres

  • Rock
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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

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

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Sat Jul 17 2021
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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Mon Apr 26 2021
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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Wed Dec 23 2020
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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Wed Apr 07 2021
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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Sat Mar 20 2021
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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Mon Apr 26 2021
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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Fri May 28 2021
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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Wed Nov 10 2021
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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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Fri Apr 16 2021
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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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

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

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Mon Apr 26 2021
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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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

Absolute gem. Among best album openers of all time.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
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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Tue Nov 23 2021
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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Wed Jan 13 2021
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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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

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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Thu Feb 10 2022
3

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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Wed May 05 2021
5

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

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Fri Sep 04 2020
5

Outstanding, magnificent, fabulous, amaz-

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Wed May 12 2021
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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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

Bluesy and full of great songs from start to finish

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Mon Mar 29 2021
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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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Great Album!

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Classic.

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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

Yup.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

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

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

Great

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

Great!

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Sun Jan 17 2021
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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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Fabtastic

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

literally forgot how good it was

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

It is a five

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

Excellent album

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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

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

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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

👅 love the stones cuz I love Laura

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Greath

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Mon Mar 15 2021
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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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

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Sat Feb 20 2021
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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Tue Apr 06 2021
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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Thu Jan 28 2021
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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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

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

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Tue Jan 19 2021
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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Mon Mar 15 2021
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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Mon May 03 2021
5

Brilliant stuff. An album absolutely packed with great songs.

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Mon May 03 2021
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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Sun Jan 31 2021
5

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

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

De lo mejorcito en su momento

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

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

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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

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

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

entertaining

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

undeniably amazing

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Already listened to it Very good

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Classic, one of my faves

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Thu Jul 01 2021
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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Fri May 07 2021
5

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

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Thu May 13 2021
5

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

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Sun Jun 20 2021
5

Love everything about this.

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

Classic and timeless

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

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

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

nothing bad to say. very good

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

one of their best album

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

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

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Mon Aug 02 2021
5

Very nice! 2 mega hits. What more to expect

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

Another classic

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Tue Aug 24 2021
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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Thu Sep 09 2021
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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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

Det här var fedd

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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

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Fri Oct 08 2021
5

10

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Fri Oct 15 2021
5

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

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Mon Oct 25 2021
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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Tue Nov 02 2021
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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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Classic rock is classic.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

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

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Has to be a 5 everytime

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Mon Nov 22 2021
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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Mon Dec 20 2021
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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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Incredible album, great songs, lyrics, and production.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 06 2022
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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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

hit

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Sun Jan 23 2022
5

Не фанат, но это очень хороший альбом

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Sat Jan 29 2022
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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Fri Feb 04 2022
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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Fri Feb 04 2022
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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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

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

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Amazing álbum!

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Хот

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Wed Feb 09 2022
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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Tue Feb 15 2022
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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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Classic album. A great listen

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Wed Feb 23 2022
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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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

Oh yeah

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

This sound wasn’t for me.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
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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Fri Mar 18 2022
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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Fri Mar 18 2022
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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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

Good. Amazing in fact.

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Mon Mar 21 2022
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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Mon Mar 21 2022
5

Beginning of a stellar fun

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Tue Mar 22 2022
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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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

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

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Tue Apr 12 2022
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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Tue Apr 12 2022
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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Wed Apr 13 2022
5

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

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Tue Apr 19 2022
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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Tue Apr 19 2022
5

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

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Tue May 03 2022
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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Mon May 23 2022
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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Tue May 24 2022
5

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

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Mon May 30 2022
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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Mon Jun 06 2022
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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Fri Jun 10 2022
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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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Classic Rolling Stones. They were so good early on.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
5

Disco blusero de los inicios de los Stones. Vinilo.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
5

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

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

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

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

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

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

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

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

A classic, in my collection

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Classic banger

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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

Top notch!

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Mon Aug 01 2022
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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Wed Aug 03 2022
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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Wed Aug 10 2022
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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Fri Aug 12 2022
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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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

escuchado

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

One of the stones’ best

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Another one of those records that shifted the 60s into the 70s and was a good thing

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Best country album ever

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

A classic. Have listened to this one a million times. Still love it.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Gimme Shelter. One of the most recognizable rock songs ever. So unique and powerful. Carries the whole album.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

a classic and still loved even 53 years later

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

This is already my favorite Rolling Stones album. 10/10

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Fireeeee bruhhhhh

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Grew up with this music. Didn’t know all these songs were on the same album

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

No misses on this one. Some good twang sprinkled in. This is fucking great, favourite tracks are Midnight Rambler and You Got the Silver. Easy 5

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

Gimme Shelter is one of the greatest songs of all time. That is an amazing, emotional start to this album. Though it isn't until the last song that you get another complete banger, the rest of the album has plenty of familiar and solid blues-fueled rock. Really really enjoyable.

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

Now we're getting to some albums that deservedly need to be listened to. Really strong and memorable.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

Those opening notes to Gimme Shelter...

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

Only second to Exile On Main Street IMO, Let It Bleed is a fantastic album. Take out Gimme Shelter which is still mind-blowing, the entire album remains timeless.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

Gimme Shelter is such a masterpiece that the whole album definitely deserves 5 stares!

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Thu Nov 03 2022
5

Just overall excellent

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Really good stuff, some classic Rolling Stones, love the very stripped back simple sound.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

A great album! It gets me quite hyped, there is such great variety with twists and turns in the sound. Gimme Shelter is such a cracking opener and a really nostalgic sound to me, it makes me think something epic is about to happen. I feel like it has been often used at those moments in films when something is about to kick off haha. Country Honk/Honky Tonk Women is such a tune. Peak 60s rock combined with country/gospel vibes, right up my street. Not a boring moment in the album.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
5

A solid, obvious 5. Best song Gimme Shelter. What a boring review

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Sun Nov 20 2022
5

Another album I already love! My favourite songs are Gimme Shelter — just a classic in my opinion; Live With Me — I love the intro and the bass throughout the song; Monkey Man — I love the melody and the 'Bond-esque' intro, also, I live for the little hints of piano in the music break; and You Can't Always Get What You Want — a good sing-along song with a very catchy tune, love the choir in the intro, another classic.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

I have always enjoyed their famous singles, but it took me a loooooooong time to appreciate the classic Stones albums for what they are (from *Beggars Banquet* to *Exile On Main Street*) Things finally clicked when I stopped looking for obvious hit melodies and paid a little attention to all the wonderful sleazy details. Things like Richard's almost off-hand sense of rhythm putting its own perverse twist of the already perverse blues cuts infesting this this record. Jagger's many lurid inflexions and endearing little flaws adding their own sense of perversion. The meticulously crafted build-ups the more fleshed out tracks often go to. There are great moody, moody stuff like this everywhere in *Let It Bleed*. A few years before, I could only hear a bunch of British guys trying to mimick their own American blues and country idols. What I didn't get is that this partial travesty is what actually makes this record (and the one before, *Beggar's Banquet*) so enticing. And it's all conveyed through those sort of artful and yet very *human* key details. So yeah, of course, there are fantastic opener and closer "Gimme Shelter" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (the irony of that fake angelic choir on that one gets me every time). If only for those two songs, you could give this record a 4/5 or 5/5 grade. But then you also have slow scorchers "Midnight Rambler", "Let It Bleed" and "Monkey Man". And boy do they scorch, if someone gets my obfuscated meaning here--the latter, especially, with its terrific combination of Bill Wyman's groovy bassline and vibraphones flourishes--phasing in and out of major and minor chords as if an ominous veil were covering the full moon... If I had to be picky, I could say that I would have preffered the original single version of "Honky Tonk Women" to have appeared in the tracklisting, instead of the country parody of it here taking its place on the first side. But that barebones version is still a lot of fun, I have to admit... And maybe including its later "rock" version so soon would have messed up the sense of gradual build-up this LP is actually built on... To put it in a nutshell, this is a legendary album made by a legendary band--both fun and aptly thought-out. What more can you ask for, really? Number of albums left to review: 728 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 134 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 65 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 74

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Sun Nov 27 2022
5

I enjoyed this listen. Several big time classics and even the B-sides were awesome. I listened to this album twice while stringing outside Christmas lights.

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Tue Nov 24 2020
4

Solid prime era Stones

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Fri May 14 2021
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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Mon Jan 04 2021
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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Wed Sep 23 2020
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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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Classic

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Wed Oct 07 2020
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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Fri Nov 20 2020
4

Pretty decent loved the title track!!

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Great.

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Tue Jan 05 2021
4

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

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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

great collection of rolling stones songs. would listen again.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
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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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

blaaaaaa

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Pretty good, but not my favorite Rolling Stones

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

A fine album, some familiar songs

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

good, some songs were weak

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

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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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

!!!!

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

Pretty good Stones record.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Definitely enjoyable. Feels very loose

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

The best Rolling Stones album for sure

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

this was p great

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

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

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

4 ist halt nice

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Tue May 25 2021
4

My second favorite Stones album. So good.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

classic stones love it

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Classic

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Good rock and roll!

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Thu Jul 22 2021
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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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

7/10 uwu

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Mon Mar 15 2021
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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Mon May 17 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

The standard for rock, but nothing flashy until the end

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Würde gern 4,5 geben.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
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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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Äußerst solide.

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

8. had some good songs

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Wed Jul 21 2021
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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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Pretty good! It’s an 8 from me.

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Mon May 03 2021
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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Mon May 03 2021
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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Tue May 25 2021
4

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

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Thu Feb 11 2021
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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Tue Feb 09 2021
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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Mon Apr 26 2021
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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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

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

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

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

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