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Aftermath

The Rolling Stones

1966

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Aftermath

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3.44

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The sheer brilliance of Paint it Black brought this up to a 3, and the deeply rapey energy of Under My Thumb pushed it right back down.

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5

Not a fan of the beatles but fine

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5

Love this album. Hadn’t listened to it in awhile.

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5

The beginning of something special

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Between the feeling that this is the best Stones album I've listened to so far and my recent turnaround on Steely Dan, I've a suspicion that I'm simply getting back into a rock mood. But a couple songs into the B side (of the UK release, Paint It Black is a great song but not worth shortening the tracklist for marketing [I listened to it after finishing the UK version]) I was nodding my head to Out of Time. This one doesn't blend in the same way I complained Beggars did, and seems more interesting than Sticky Fingers in every category.

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i mean it’s the rolling stones so of course they’re influential but not their best work. the songs were just incredibly repetitive to a very obnoxious point. nothing much to say other than that.

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5

loved it

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5

really good album. It aged very well!

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5

very fun and popular

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5

good

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5

Best Stones' record and one of best rock albums of all time. Just perfect, from start to finish

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5

Can't go wrong with the stones!

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5

Classic Stones

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5

The classic Brian Jones era Stones release. Gorgeous mid 60’s classic

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5

Pure Stones. Breakthrough album. THank you.

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5

5/5 - Classic stones

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5

Excellent. Love the stones.

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5

Amazing that this album came out around the time of Rubber Soul. It shows a similar experimental style and has such breadth while staying distinctly Stones. Jagger and Richards wrote all these songs (no covers) and this album shows how good they were.

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5

love several songs on it, it's not boring, pretty good album

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5

Paint It Black and Under My Thumb you say? Yes, of course I am giving it a 5. Bet Charlie Watt hated it though, absolutely hated the Stone that fella, absolutely loved the jazz.

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5

I would love to suck on the vinegar tits of Mick Jagger. All that leathery goodness. Ooooh mama. Pour a bottle of Head and Shoulders shampoo on my thighs and slap me silly. Yee haw!

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5

So good! Great early Stones!

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5

A classic

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5

Great listen, happy this one came appeared.

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5

godt !!

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5

I really liked the album. Chill but upbeat music, cool music!

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5

Its probably top6 Stones albumes 4 m3

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5

Vinilo, sin duda.

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5

Love it…60’s music at it’s finest, and it only gets better

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5

6th May 2022 Listened while working in the front room before going camping for the weekend with sav and sally in tonbridge. Classic, blues roots on their shoulders with Jagger yelping and squealing at his best.

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5

This is where the Stones really start to step it up and creatively branch out in the recording studio. Undoubtedly inspired by The Beatles "Rubber Soul" doing the very same thing the year before. I mean, The Stones started recording this album 3 days after "Rubber Soul" was released. I don't think that was a coincidence. They were in a sort of musical "space race" with The Beatles at the time. Beatles comparisons aside, this is a great album, and where they really start to come into their own as songwriters. They certainly have a distinctly darker perspective - which can sometimes come across as overbearing and sometimes as refreshing, depending on my mood. Although "Mother's Little Helper" was one of the first Stones songs I really fell in love with, I think I prefer the US version for its inclusion of "Paint It, Black." What a way to open an album.

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1966. Key Songs: Under My Thumb, Paint It Black

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7/10

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4

Not my favorite stones, but man did it set a tone

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4

2nd guy in looks like Mark Hamill Paint It, Black: hey i know this one, good start. added to my old music and borderlands playlist

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Pretty goods. Very versatile sound. They feel genre-fluid within just this album

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Thought "Mother's Little Helper" might be feminist-adjacent, then "Stupid Girl" came on and dismissed the notion. And Under My Thumb. Jfc. The rest of the album was good though. I love British rockers and the Rolling Stones are fun.

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4

Going home's a bit long isn't it? Stormer, but every now and again I thought of Jagger and felt a bit sick.

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4

Classic 60s/70s rock, nice bunch of well-known Stones' songs. Overall good.

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4

Some real stinkers on this one lads. 3.75

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4

Not really many notes. They sound like the beatles, and i thought it was strange that the UK release had 4 more songs and took off Paint it black, which was the biggest hit they've ever had.

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4

Very enjoyable. Always liked Paint it black but never listened to the rest of the album. I should listen to more Rolling Stones.

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4

They are good

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4

I’m a Stones fan, but admittedly have not listened to this album in its entirety. Under My Thumb has always been a favorite of mine, it other stand out tracks include Mother’s Little Helper, Doncha Bother Me, and Out of Time. Not their strongest album, but still an entertaining listen and I love how the instruments are panned to either the left or right in these older recordings.

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4

It’s really good music. Well made. Just a little slow overall for my liking. It’s music I’d listen to again though if I were in the right mood.

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Necesitaría que Paco Navarrete me ayude a entender algunas cosas pero es sin duda un gran disco. 4.01 apenas pero vale. La que menos entiendo es la de 11 minutos que seguramente fue todo un gesto de valentía de los vatos pero ... No sé

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4

Fun stuff. Cool perspective.

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4

Was just reading on Wikipedia that A) this came out right around the same time as the Beatles’ Revolver and B) the UK track listing is crazy different from the US. No “Paint it Black” in the UK! What’s up with that?? Anyway, “Under My Thumb” and “I am Waiting” are songs I still enjoy on the 8,000th listen so they had to be doing something right on this thang. But that last track… why is it the last track of all these albums is a let down?

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4

Time unas de más de 5 pero no todas

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4

Good album, but there are probably 10 better Stones albums than this one.

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4

sounded familiar, enjoyed it more than i thought!

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elles ne sont pas toutes bonnes mais on sentait qu'il y avait de l'avenir

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4

US version — Solid. Obviously Paint It Black and Under my Thumb as standouts, personally I enjoyed “Think”.

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4

Quite good and some songs are very original

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8/10 Under my thumb Folk

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4

Excelente disco de una de las mejores bandas. Rítmico, con voz, enérgico.

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☆☆☆☆

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Az dziwne, ze dopiero teraz turlajace kamienie sie pojawily na listowiu, a z tego co pamietam to byla pierwsza kamieniowa plyta jaka maialem okazje przesluchac w calosci zapoznajac sie z kamieniowa dyskografia i chociaz jest to jeden z najbardziej popowych krazkow jakie skrecili, to jednak byl to przelom w dziejach karierowych bandy, a co ciekawe po tym wygraniu publiki popowym rokiem lub rokowym popowaniem na modle bitelsowa po trochu, postanowali jednac odejsc od tego brzmienia w strone odwazniejszych eksperymentow, ale przechodzac do samej plyty, hamerykanska wersja ktorej tym razem sluchalem to 42 minuty przy 11 trakach, ktore troche gina wsrod pozniejszej dyskografi stonesow, bo zazwyczaj kojarzy sie dwa traki z tej plyty, otwierajacy paint it, black, czyli dosc niezbyt popowy material traktujacy o grzebaniu ukochanej, wiec juz sama tematyka lirczna niezbyt popowa, ale jeszcze mniej popowe brzmienie ma sam kawalek poprzez swoje zmiany tempa na melodii, ktora jest robiona na sitarze i prawdopodobnie czyms organowym, wlasnie dlatego stonesy sa klasa sama w sobie, ze nawet na swoim najbardziej popowym mateirale potrafia przemycic taka egzotyke, kolejnym mainstreamowym hajlajtem jest oczywiscie under my thumb, kawalek pisany przez jagera, ktory ponoc opowiada historie z zycia wziete mikowe, gdzie byl pod kniuckiem lub jak po polacku sie mowi pod pantoflem, czyli zycie w tyksycznym zwiazkowaniu, razem z stupid grilem tworza bardzo antyfeministyczny, albo raczej po prostu seksistowski vibe, ktory stonesy utrzymywaly przez cala kariere, ciekawego gema mozna sie takze doszukac na saym koncu plyty, ponad 10 minutowego bluesowego jama, czyli going home, jeden z pierwszych tak dlugich trakow na rokowej plycie, chyba ze dylan zrobil cos dluzszego szybciej, ale raczej nie przed 66, z ciekawostek, to wlasnie z tej plyty neil young pozyczyl sobie traka do swojego broowoed tuna z tonights the night, chodzi o utwor lady jane, ktory na tej spotifjajowej wersji jest wyjatkowo grany w mono, szkoda ze calej plyty tak nagranej nie mozna dostac, pozostaje soulseekowanie, jesli temu albumowi dam cztery gwiazdoje, to na nastepnych kamieniarzach poleca chyba same piatki, ale jednak mam do tego materialu zbyt duzy sentyment i wspomnien, zeby nizej go ocenic

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4

nice music, no outstanders for good or bad but the last song is too long. good album overall

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4

Liked this much better than Exile, an enjoyable creative rock album

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4

I’m a fan of the Rolling Stones, so it surprised me that I wasn’t familiar with this album title. Always good to learn something new! I think that “Paint it Black” is maybe the quintessential early period Stones song - adding “Under my Thumb” and “Lady Jane” solidify this as more than a one song wonder LP. The rest is good. Jangly 60s era guitars can be a bit grating at times, but Brian Jones makes it all OK. I think this is a solid 3.5. So that makes it a 4.

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It’s mad good. Very catchy riffs

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4

Mother's little helper was a great start to the album. Lotta Jagger's grunts. I love the sound of the time period, but not my favorite

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4

US and UK versions are wildly different. I am confusion. Either way, I would definitely have been #teamStones. Great album. Out of Time is a forgotten gem.

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I was listening to this with my kids, 12 & 15, and they were making fun of it for sounding like “cowboy music”. I don’t understand.

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4.5 a fun listen

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Wasn't sure which version I was supposed to listen to, the U.S. or U.K. listened to both and actually like the U.S. better. One thing I noticed is every band at the time really loved the sitar and the Stones were no different it makes its presence known on this album!

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4

Great album. Lots of Stones classics

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Sempre achei difícil relacionar Stones com Beatles, contudo esse álbum aproxima as duas bandas para mim. Algumas músicas poderiam facilmente ser dos Beatles com pequenos ajustes, como a primeira do álbum (Mother's Little Helper) e Flight 505.

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I like how ethereal parts of this album sound and how it seems like they’re doing whatever they want and stretching themselves

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good

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I was surprised how much of this album sounds like early rock and roll. "Out of Time" is a good example of the older sound. "Goin' Home" gives a taste of the Stones' experimentation with the blues that I believe was part of the origin of the band. The more well known singles ("Mother's Little Helper", and "Under My Thumb") contrast with the rest of the album, having a more advanced sound of Rock and Roll that I most often think of when it comes to the Rolling Stones. This album is at the edge of being "okay", but I think I would listen to it again.

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Yes I know this album. It’s a classic.

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So there’s two versions of this album. Uk and US. US has paint it black which is a classic but it also has the high hat going constantly on high and dry. UK is a little long and ordered differently. Overall it’s a good early stones album where they still have the blues influences but not their best. I’d say both versions are a 7.7/10

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Amazing and probably their darkest album.

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This sounds like they have some more musical maturing to experience. It has good tunes but doesn’t hold a candle to sticky fingers or exile. I think the US release (with paint it black and without take it or leave it, out of time, etc) is probably better

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These guys are going places.

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Good stuff !!!

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This is something of a transitory album for The Rolling Stones, as they haven’t completely abandoned being the largely blues influenced band that they were for their early records, but they also aren’t the straightforward rock band we’ve known for decades at this point. Sort of their “Rubber Soul”, since they’re so frequently compared to their contemporaries the Beatles. Dug everything I knew from this album - “Mother’s Little Helper”, “Stupid Girl”, “Under My Thumb”, “I Am Waiting” - and most of the tunes that I was unfamiliar with, save for “Going Home” which goes on for far too long at nearly eleven minutes and arriving in the middle of this record (I listened to the UK version) is an albatross around its neck that prevents me from giving this a full 5 stars rating.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Mother's little helper, Stupid girl, Under my thumb

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Favorite band ever. Don’t listen to this era of their music as much but it holds up

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Good breakthrough album for Stones….. liked it…..

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Flere fede snce og generelt et godt album. Lyden er måske lige lovlig 60er og nogle af numrene for lange og kedelige 3,5

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Como si estuviera en Trémolo. Me gusta

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4

Not their strongest outing but still fun and some classics

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I love this album! But I think you have to give it a 4 because there are better Stones albums that are a definite 5

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4

Early Stones is always a little weird to me. The band sounds big and live here but the production is very much a product of his time. It all sounds great but it also sounds extremely 60s. Lots of good tracks here, and the band is definitely getting a little experimental. And there’s always that little country twang to the early stuff. Rock solid all the way through.

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4

Number 2! Never listened before and again lots of songs I don’t know. Great start with Mother’s Little Helper which I first heard the Tesla cover of. Under my thumb, what a great song and beat.

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4

A very strong start, though drags a bit by the end i feel like they were just solid blues/rock songs, though not much at the end stands out. Still enjoyable.

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Siempre he tenido un problema con los Stones: sus rolas, por más buenas que sean, de agarran de una línea y la repiten infinidad de veces. En este disco, aunque me gustaron varias partes, no es la excepción. Desde Mother’s Little Helper y Out of Time, pero sobre todo en a Going Home. Y sí, quizá eso es la influencia del Blues, pero también pasa en canciones menos blueseras. De cualquier manera, no quita que el disco sea muy bueno, especialmente en la enorme adición de nuevos sonidos al repertorio de las bandas de rock de la época. Una lástima que no venga Paint It Black en esta versión del disco, es de mis top de ellos. Ya por último ¿qué diablos con las letras de Stupid Girl y Under My Thumb?

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En general creí que iba a suceder algo muy similar a Queen, que el disco entero no iba a ser por completo de mi agrado y que me quedaría con los sencillos. Fue bastante refrescante verme equivocado en mi idea. Excelente disco directo y sencillo de blues y rock and roll; la instrumentación siempre vívida pero sin sobrecomplicar las canciones. El único gran problema que puede tener es esa diferencia entre versiones. Me es impensable que hay una versión sin Paint it Black, que puede ser mi canción favorita del grupo, mientras que a la otra le quitaron 3 canciones... Terminando con 4 canciones de diferencia, ninguna versión que realmente sea por completo la correcta, una corta con el mejor sencillo otra con unas canciones adicionales (aunque Goin Home es un poco sobreindulgente y creo sobra). Fuera de la logística terrible para poder escuchar el disco como un album completo, la música es excelente, los Rolling nunca fueron tan complicados o innovadores pero tampoco les hizo falta en mi opinión.

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4

An amazing early Rolling Stones album. It is interesting that the UK version has "Mother's Little Helper" and the US release has "Paint It Black." Both killer songs.

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4

Great record with bonafide all-time great singles.

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A curious beast, with emphasis on the word "beast". The most popular songs associated with it (Paint It Black, Under My Thumb, Mother's Little Helper), are all in my Rolling Stones top 10, and I adore Out of Time, even though I prefer the Gary Filmore version (seriously, I completely adore Gary Filmore's take on it). And yes, I appreciate the dark paths the Stones explored here: all the snottier to sound, an admirable trait. Prosaically, I just think there's a touch too much filler for this to be a full 5-starrer. I'm practically nitpicking, there's obviously excellent stuff here, but if you go dirty, you'll have fun but you'll probably end up with nits.

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I like this new direction that they take in this album, some really good classic 60s music here with Out of time, Sweet lady Jane and my fav, Under my thumb. Interesting that the UK version that I listened to on Youtube didn't have Paint it Black. I'll assume that song is on this LP which would elevate this to a 4 star record.

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4th British / 6th American album of Rolling Stones, 1966. This one was a breakthrough for the band. They became famous as much as The Beatles. "Aftermath" consist entirely of original compositions written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Sound of this album is more experimental than previous.

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4

4/5

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4

Not their best album but still good.

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rolling!

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4

Early Stones is a great time warp back to their rudimentary roots, on the bridge from early 60s Rock and roll towards 70s psychedelia.

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4

I liked this. It's classic. I don't really have much else to say. If I saw this at my record store I would pick it up

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Good coworking music. Quite classic

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Growing up, I was very anti-Stones. Being a huge Beatles fanatic, I felt like the Stones were inferior in every way. I've softened that stance as I've gotten older. I can appreciate the Stones, although I still believe they were overrated and sellouts in many ways. I like this album though, it feels like they were finding their identity as they made it. Some songs sound like they are trying to imitate elements of the Beatles, but others are the Stones finding their own sound. I like the bluesiness of some songs, and impressed that they included an 11 minute song - definitely innovative. Out of Time is a great song. 4 stars.

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4

Some good stuff on here like Mother's Little Helper, Lady Jane, Under My Thumb, I Am Waiting, High and Dry, Flight 505. There's a bit of dross as well mind, especially the long boring jam Going Home. I prefer their two 1967 albums 'Between The Buttons' and 'Their Satanic Majesty's Request', which are similar but better.

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4

pretty cool, 8/10 kinda wild that people consider this a competitor to Sgt Peppers, when The Beatles were so far ahead of The Rolling stones granted the rolling stones later stuff is also legendary

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Tiene grandes canciones pero acá los Stones como que tratan de salir de su zona de confort (rock y blues) y son más experimentales. Y no, a los Stones no les va muy bien que digamos siendo experimentales. Ojo, escuchar la versión inglesa que tiene 14 canciones, la de USA solo 11.

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4

It's so good to deep dive into the tracks that you don't know. This is the 'dive into commerciality' album - more pop-rock than blues-rock, but it's awesome. Loses 1 star for 'Paint it Black' being on the US release - NOT this UK one. Tune

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4

Brilliant dirty blues rock from the other invading Brits, the dark undertones of this recording make the Stones feel like the anti -Beatles; but here they are ploughing their own furrough, upsetting the neighbours, upsetting women and causing all kinds of chaos. Under my Thumb is the highlight - Sinister and unsettling. The experimentation with a variety of instruments adds flavour and the drumming of Charlie Watts (RIP) is exemplary.

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4

It's a pretty good album, you could hear the Stones come onto their own here. It could do without the poorly aged songs like Stupid Girl and Under My Thumb but the fact that they sound great is what makes them Stones classics. The boldest thing for them to do is to add an 11 minute track in the middle of the album and it pays off. Pretty good all around. Favorites: Going Home and Out of Time.

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4

Good old rock and roll of the swinging sixties. Couterculture to the counterculture sprinkled with some misogyny, and it rocks.

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4

It’s ok…

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4

Thankfully Spotify had both the UK and US versions of the album. After listening to the UK version, initially, I thought it was a perfectly good album by the Rolling Stones, but there was something lacking from it to elevate it to the next level. Then I decided to listen to the US version, and instantly found what was missing - "Paint it Black" along with the arrangement and placement of songs throughout the album. It really is amazing what changing around, adding and cutting a few songs does to an overall album sound and flow. I found the US release much tighter and flowed so much better than the UK version. Where the songs had more cohesion as a whole and sonically seemed to make better sense. Best: Paint It Black Worst: What To Do

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4

The UK version leads off with Mother's Little Helper and doesn't have Paint It Black. The US version leads off with Paint It Black, but omits Mother's Little Helper. The Spotify link here goes to the UK version, which means you miss one of the all time great Stones songs. That's a pretty big swing. Both versions give you the overlong Going Home, which is probably the song that makes McCartney think the Stones were just a great blues cover band, even if they did write all of the songs on both the UK and US versions of this album.

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4

4? Maybe a 3.5, but I'm going to err on the side of 4 since it's the Stones and all. i feel like I disregard the Stones a lot as I'm sick of their biggest hits. I forget about their earlier ones that have that old raw rock n roll sound like this one.

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I think I get it now. I understand why The Stones were so big in their day. This album, while feeling very middle-of-the-road today, was stand-out-from-the crowd in '66. Sure, there were other British acts reaching across the pond to make a splash in the US but they were either The Beatles or riding the coattails of The Beatles. The Stones took a different direction - real, old-school blues - and then went further by not pulling punches with the lyrical content. "Mother's Little Helper" and "Stupid Girl" while being almost painfully misogynistic, were certainly not playing around lyrically. I can see why this appealed to the disaffected youth of the time the same way that Sex Pistols, Ice T, or Tool did in later years. Musically, the album is solid. Lyrically, it's solid if a bit dated. The performances, however, are stand out and pull the whole thing up from a middling grade to a solid 4 stars.

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On a basic level, you can’t go wrong with the Stones. They’re an exceedingly talented band and they’re really the gift that keeps in giving. They have a deep catalog full of little gems to discover, many of which aren’t widely heard by casual listeners. The early albums are a bit of a mixed bag, a little overly fixated on mastering American blues. But Aftermath is probably the first album where the Stones really begin to stretch their musical legs. And oooh, Charlie Watts with that first beat crashing in on Brian Jones’ sitar in "Paint It Black," what a way to kick it off. That's one of the best openings to a song you will ever hear and a brilliant way to start an album. The exotic, middle eastern vibe gives this song such a rich sound. It’s one of the few earlier Stones songs that retains its musical power to this day. The rest of the album, although musically ambitious, is kind of all over the place. It comes off like this is a band in search of a sound. You have the dark numbers like "Paint It, Black" and “Under My Thumb,” mixed in with typical Stones bluesy fare like "Doncha Bother Me" and the affected, baroque sounding "Lady Jane." The Stones haven't figured out yet what kind of band they want to be, and it shows. That said, the album is absolutely a solid listen. The songs are crisp and concise, most of them barely clearing the 3-minute mark. The songwriting is dark, insouciant, full of attitude. And musically, the band is really tight. This is the best of the early albums, without a doubt. Fave Songs (U.S. version): Paint It Black, Under My Thumb, Doncha Bother Me, I Am Waiting; Lady Jane

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The first Rolling Stones album I have listened to from start to finish which I think surprise most people I know. I've always been a huge Beatles fan so I would hear constant debates on which band was the better of the two. This led me to directly compare both throughout most of my life, and I definitely felt that the Beatles were the more talented, unique, and fun band (and still do). Although I have never considered myself a huge fan of the Stones, I enjoy their style and can think of quite a few songs that I think are fantastic which made me excited to give this one a go. Overall, I felt Aftermath was a really good set of songs and exactly what I would expect from a Rolling Stones' album featured on this list (mostly solid blues rock with some experimental elements). I thought that the album started off super strong, and while there were some songs that I could have done without towards the middle, it ended up being a great and fun listen. My immediate favorites were Under My Thumb, Flight 505, and I Am Waiting which were all pretty upbeat. I found the album to be at its weakest when it slowed down which thankfully didn't happen too often. I did think that the last track was a VERY underwhelming closer as I was surprised once the album ended since it didn't give that impression at all. In short, I enjoyed this one enough to be excited for other RS albums that are on this list. While I'm sure this isn't their best work, it was rather enjoyable for what it was. 3.5/5. NOTE: I ended up listening to the UK version since, as a Beatles fan, I know that the US versions don't really count. That being said, I was disappointed that the UK release did not feature Paint It Black as that has always been one of my favorite Rolling Stones tracks since it first appeared on Guitar Hero 3. There is a chance that I would have given this a 4 if it was included as I feel it would have been an amazing opener.

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I like this era Stones. Hadn't listened to this in a while if ever. Nice mix of their sounds

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Nice variety of sounds on this album. Would love to have a mono version. These stereo recordings from the 60s are hard to enjoy.

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I love the classic 60s pop vibes mixed with blues on a lot of these songs, sounds like Led Zeppelin must have listened to this album a lot, definitely hear things on here that they would do later on.

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Good album, very beatles-eque with a blues touch. Not a real bad song but also not a lot of song standing out very positively

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There are awesome famous songs on this albums, but a lot of them are not the classic Stones sound we come to know in the 70s. The rest is blues that is good but nothing exceptional. Good 60s album, but not quite a Stones album just yet.

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Probably worth it to mention that I've never been much of a Stones fan. So there's nothing outside of maybe "Gimme Shelter" that ever gives me chills or demands listening. Having said that, it's pretty clear this is an important historical rock document - the album where the Stones became The Stones™ in a lot of ways; first one consisting of all originals, first one recorded in stereo; more usage of different instruments (largely due to Brian Jones' influence). There are some all-time hits on this album [depending on which version: the UK version doesn't have "Paint It Black" while the US version is missing "Mother's Little Helper" - both classics] which makes it worthwhile. And even though they're not really my favourites, I feel like this is too important to not give a 4 star rating to - inarguably one of the 2 or 3 most recognizable and influential rock bands in history with their first proper original album. Even if some of it sounds incredibly dated, it's certainly worth a few listens at least. 7/10 4 stars

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decent stones sounding stones

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Muy bueno

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Great album! A bit heavy on the honkey tonk feel, but a strong Stones album nonetheless.

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Some excellent tracks on this. Faded away towards the end.

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La photo indique la version UK, mais pour moi, c'est la version US la meilleure à cause de l'inclusion de ce qui est selon moi la meilleure pièce des Stones, Paint It Black. C'est la première pièce qui m'a vraiment fait accrocher au groupe et qui m'a poussé à explorer les autres albums. La face A est vraiment excellente. Il y a Going Home où on aurait pu se passer du défi de faire une chanson vraiment trop longue, mais bon, c'est la dernière alors on peut y survivre.

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So good.

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8/10. Pretty good, would listen again. Paint it Black is a great way to start an album, and while it gets a bit weaker towards the B-side, it's still pretty pleasant.

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very good one

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What a drag it is getting old, indeed. Stupid Girl didn't age well; we can agree with that. This has all the sounds of Stones. Rock, blues, baroque, rockabilly, and great riffs. But this is not peak Stones. This is also not their most listenable album. As far as one of the more mainstream albums on this list, it's not a home run at all. I do love how Tarantino used Out of Time in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood though. I am Waiting is another clever song that is buried deep on this album. This is a 3.5, and I will round up because while it's not top Stones, it would be for almost every other band.

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classic

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Love the stones- this album I kinda zoned out on- maybe not their best

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At times you can really hear the green shoots of what was to come. Some classic stones tracks on this.

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In a parallel universe of beards and eye patches this would have been The White Album. Misogyny aside it’s a near miss. Ironically misogyny included and it’s a miss.

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I went with the UK version, since that’s the cover reflected here. But I know the US version is still in print and prefered by plenty. Anyway, I understand why this album is considered important for the Stones. It’s around this point that the Jaggers and Richard songwriting team really started to take off, and they started to cut back on their R&B covers. But there’s still plenty of those as well, and they’re all mostly fine, although I’d consider little of this to be essential. Their best stuff here are all-timers, but a lot of it is fluff meant to fill up an LP. I do give them credit for ending side A with Goin’ Home. Most artists would save that for the very end, and I believe they did in the US version. B-

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I enjoyed this, but not a ton. I like the Stones, but they can be pretty same-y. Overall, I'd say it's a 3.75/5, so I'll round up.

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Evidence of Stones expanding their palette in interesting ways – some credible, others less so. “LadyJane” Is most intriguing case in point. I took it seriously and probably found it beautiful upon first hearing it in late 70s, early 80s, but now it sounds contrived (probably because Stones abandoned such artiness in favor of … well, so many other alternatives.. Mick’s yelping, growling and whooping now sound more like a valid interpretation of the blues, and there are many cool guitar licks and accents. “Goin’ Home” is great and points the way forward to “Love in Vain” and the longer-form jams to come. Solid from top to bottom and one feels the gathering storm, even if this remains sub-masterpiece. Note the UK and US versions have different tracks -- the former opens with “Mother’s Little Helper” (latter with “Paint It Black”) and has more songs.

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This is the third Rolling Stones album that I've had so far and was the one I enjoyed the most (vs Beggars Banquet and Let it Bleed)

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Fun to hear the transition. Like still some of that poppy stuff they did in early 60s but you can hear the transition to more bluesy stuff and Jone's influence with different instruments.

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Classic music.

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tis good not great, Paint it Black is a masterpiece though. 3.5/5

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1/26 Standout Tracks: Paint It Black, Mother’s Little Helper, Lady Jane, Going Home

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A bit monotonous

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Tasasen hyvää ja aika moni ennen kuulemattomia biisejä. Näkisin, et tätä varten tää koko homma on

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Sorry to be Americentric, but the US version, which includes Paint it Black and ditches some of the less creative tracks of this album, is way better and more mature sounding than the UK version. As it is, it feels like they're on the verge of breaking out, but not quite there. Best track: Doncha Bother Me

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A couple classics, the rest were done well enough, just not interesting to me.

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Ihan ok rallattelua. Ei vituta muttei myöskään koveta.

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3 rock albums in a row...The album is fine

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Mother's Little Helper is a solid opener, very catchy. Album is pretty samey throughout though. Liked the acoustic tone in Lady Jane a lot. I was surprised at how much of a old-school country vibe some of these tracks have, with harmonica and acoustic guitar only. And at just how "light" early rock was, with a distinct lack of real lead solos. And how short the tracks are!

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This was a really tough one for me to rate. This album has some songs that I really like on it, but it also has some that I found pretty boring. The attitude towards women in the album is definitely not great, but I've tried to set that aside when rating other albums. I also feel like this album would sound a lot better if it was recorded today. As it is, it doesn't sound great, but there are later Stones albums that have a lot of similar sounds in them that pop a lot more on the recording. This whole recording sounds flat and muffled, and I don't know how to account for that in my grade. 3/5

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The album was ok. It has my favorite stomea song, Under My Thumb. I can imagine how divergent it was during its time but it still didn't speak to me.

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Det er bare 60'er rock

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Favourites: under my thumb, out of time.

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classic classic rock - 1/2 meh 1/2 not bad

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Best song was I am waiting. 5/10 everything else

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not bad, classic paint it black but not much else

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Pretty good. This is definitely early-on in their career, but it was still enjoyable.

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Eerst nummer heel goed maar de rest van het album wel lekker wegluisterbaar maar niet bijzonder

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Decent Rock and roll

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This may be unpopular but this album is far too long. Overindulgent with some solid tracks.

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Sólo dos rolonones son las que levantan ese album la neta.

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It was fine, I like the Stones, but in my old age have heard enough of them. I did like hearing some songs I have never heard before.

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under my thumb is fantastic, and always will be...but i just don't love the stones. i think it's mick. he's just always felt kinda sleazy to me, ever since i was a kid. i'd probably like them better if i'd been older when i first heard them.

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Yep, fine. Fave track - "Paint it Black", by a mile. "Under My Thumb" is a tune too, though...

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not bad. some good songs

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All my stones knowledge comes from greatest hits. Frankly I always thought they were overrated. This album was solid! Paint it black and under my thumb are two favorites. Aside from those two, the only new songs I really liked were stupid girl and I am Waiting. The rest of the album did a great job showing the stones blues roots, and I got a kick out of the slide guitar, but nothing else struck me the same way. This feels like a 3.5 that I’m struggling to round up or down on.

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Lever listened to this. Wow!

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- a very folky Rolling Stones album - lyrics feel kind of scumy and misogynistic - overall decent album, something to put on in the background

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I'm not a big rolling stones fan, and this album reinforced that. I like Under my Thumb and Paint it Black, and I appreciate the song writing, but it still just sounds like a garage band that is never quite in sync.

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Not a bad album, you really hear their blues influence on “Doncha Bother Me”. Also had some of their hits like “Mother’s Little Helper” and the the feminist disliked “Under My Thumb”. Fun fact “Under My Thumb” was the song The Rolling Stones finished up when Meredith Hunter was stabbed by a member of Hell’s Angels acting as security after Hunter pulled a gun during the free Altamont Concert that left him dead in 1969.

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Never listened to a whole Rolling Stones album before. I liked it.

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The first five tracks are some of the most misogynistic around (Lady Jane aside), but at least one of them - Under My Thumb - is a stone cold classic. Bit of a funny album, it feels quite transitional, with a fair bit of filler. However, the edge that Jagger brings means it's superior filler!

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Paint It, Black brings this up to the 3, but otherwise lackluster album.

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“Going Home” is my favorite track on the album. I’ve never been a big Stones fan but I see why people like them.

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Pretty solid early Stones showing here. Of course "Paint it Black," and "Under My Thumb," are huge hits, but the rest wasn't just filler. I found myself drifting quite a bit during this album though just because a lot of the Stones blues rock does get a bit samey after awhile.

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Wow, some solid sexism across the board here, but Stupid Girl is incredibly bad haha. I enjoyed Out of Time, which is the only song I really knew here, but I didn’t like the pop sound of this album as much as their harder rock songs.

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Under My Thumb + a bunch of other songs that I won't remember. Kind of a medium-low energy. Sometimes folksy, a bit nostalgic.

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Some pretty classic tunes, most of it seemed just OK to me.

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Good but miles away from great. 3 or 4 really good songs and then a lot of songs that make me wish I was listening to Motown or The Doors instead

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Some really good songs on this

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Under my thumb!

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Some classic stuff on this.

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Escuchando de nuevo el disco, siento que envejeció mal. A pesar de tener un par de temas clásicos, lo encontré (muy) simple,

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🤷🏻‍♂️

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The Stones are a mega group I’ve just never been able to get into. This album helps. Nothing on here I really love, and I really don’t like the last track. This will help me like the Stones a bit better. A bit.

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That album has interesting tracks, but some are very specific.

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Bad

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Under my thumb is the best jam on this piece.

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Not the biggest Rolling Stones fan, and I still haven't been swayed. This album in my opinion was pretty average. Nothing really stood out. 3/5 stars.

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Solid Stones album.

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Not the best Stones album

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Return to this one

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Couple of classics on there

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good

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Good jams. Lyrics did not age well.

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UK or US release? If the two were combined in to one album including all the songs it would be a strong 4 or higher. Because the UK version is without "Paint it Black" and the US version is missing a few from the UK version, including "Mother's Little Helper". These are the two standout songs to me. Losing one on each version is killer. The rest of the albums contain many well-known Stones classics. But, because of all the different versions I'm giving it a strong 3/5. It would be a 4/5 with all songs included. I HATE when record companies do this!

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Pretty raw and from the heart. Always surprises me when I'm reminded how similar The Stones are in parts to The Beatles.

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Despite the differences between the US and UK version, I got very excited by the tracklist of this album. I listened to the UK version, plus “Paint It, Black” at the beginning. That and “Under My Thumb” are classics. Hilariously, the only other songs that stuck out to me were two featured only on the UK tracklist, so I can’t say definitely which version is better. But this album without Paint It, Black would lose at least half a star. Still consistent Stones sound, though less bluesy than the other albums we’ve heard. I liked this, but didn’t love it. Still waiting for an amazing Stones album to roll me over. Favorite tracks: Paint It Black, Under My Thumb, Out of Time, What to Do. Album art: Both versions are just a band photo, with Keith Richards seemingly wearing the same shirt. I’d give a slight artistic edge to the UK version, since US is just a little distorted and that’s it. But neither is very memorable. 3.5/5

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A bit ... sexist, and but good proto-stones.

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A really really good album but I'm partially torn with the cliched lyrics of "Stupid Girl". "clothes she wears, the way she comes her hair."... Then Jagger uses the clothes lyrics again in "Under my Thumb". Stylistically, it seems to jump all over the place as well. "Doncha Bother Me" seems to come out of nowhere.

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I like the Stones, but not sure I’d ever listened to this album. It’s fun to hear them experiment with some new sounds and instruments - especially in the context of 1966 when this would have seemed a little more “out there” compared to what other bands were doing. Still, it makes the album, as a whole, seem a little disjointed.

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It took me a long time to get into the Stones. Because I'm a Beatles fan and I assumed their peak was at the same time (mid-late 60s). But that's not correct. In fact, if you go year-for-year comparing the two bands, the beatles win all the years. Ha. But that's missing the point (and the peak) of the Stones. I realize that now. When the Beatles were largely floundering as solo project in the early 70s, the Stones were renting French Chateaus and shooting smack while making their best records. Aftermath isn't one of those records. It's one that still features Brian Jones (who cares about that guy?). Which means they're still trying to fit a square peg (blues rock) into a round hole (the desire/market to be psychedelic). All that being said, there are some incredible moments here that rank among the Stones best songs. "Under My Thumb" is so great.

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Stuck this on and settled down to read the Pandora Papers. Top morning. If this album was a politician using an offshore account to buy a property, it'd be Tony Blair. If only it had Paint it Black in it, which Scott thinks it did.

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much better than beggars banquet. couple of bangers, then some fairly decent filler. barring the massive hits if you were to play me this album again i would think i'd never heard it before, but it wasn't unpleasant. i quite liked the track at the end where Mick did a shit impression of Jim Morrison. would have been a standout track if mick wasn't waffling repetetive generic sex related stuff over the top.

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Great band. Must of been hard always being in the Beatles shadow but at least mick wasn’t corrupted by a wailing Japanese psychotic noise box. He sure knows how to point a finger. Probably the best in the finger pointing game and that makes up for being the second best band of the 60’s.

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This certainly has a twangy 60s feel to it. I like the instrumentation on the hits, Mother's Little Helper and Under My Thumb. Brian Jones added a lot to those, even though he wasn’t around for long after. Many of the other songs, IMO, are not strong compositions. They have a standard country or blues feel like they’re trying to find another hit and the choruses they arrive at don’t deliver. After the second time they hit the chorus on “Going Home” I was ready to skip to the next song and saw that there was still 9 minutes left!

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Side 1 Under My Thumb and Mother's Little Helper are fine songs. Technically MLH is an anti-drug song but not on purpose. The Glimmer Twins were writing a song to insult middle aged women and ridicule the older generation's view that pool hall drugs were bad while equally or more addictive drug store drugs were fine. The anti-drug message was completely unintended. I'm sure Stupid Girl would be guaranteed lots of air play if released today lol. Goin Home reflects a desire to make a really long song. They succeeded! Unfortunately, the song is boring. A great thing about seeing bands in concert is that they can elongate a song so their fans hear something "new" when they see the band live. The last 8 minutes should have been saved for their concerts. Side 2 starts solid with lesser known rockers (Flight 505, High and Dry and Out of Time) that display what the Stones do best. When asked to comment on the similarity between the cover of Sgt Peps and Her Majesties Satanic Request, John Lennon said: Yeah whenever we do something new the Stones always do similar things 6 months later. Take it or Leave It is an excellent example of this as it moves away from what the Stones did best (the first 3 songs on the side) to gentler melodies the Beatles were doing. The band seems awkward doing this. The song also incorporates an exotic instrument from the Far East (Brian plays Koto). Hmmm, what other band was incorporating exotic instruments in the six months preceding Aftermath? Hint: The band's name would be an insect's name if you replaced the A with an E. A similar comment could be made about Lady Jane.

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Much better than I'd expected.

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Easy listening and couple of proper classics.

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Ok music, bad lyrics.

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The beginning of the Stones really sounding like the Stones. Recording is still a little rough, although Brian Jones' use of whatever instruments were around lifts the sound into something fresher than most of their contemporaries. Going home is waaaaay too long, just a noodly blues jam. It shows the beginning of their dynamic playing style and playing off each other, but I'm not sure we needed 11 minutes of a under baked idea. I think I prefer either their earlier less polished and more bluesy records, or their later material where they are more confident in their own thing. And the misogyny is staggering. Women are either berated and belittled, subjugated, or raised onto pedestals (setting them up for failure?) I'm really not sure I could listen to this frequently.

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It was a-ok. There were a few songs to enjoy but mostly filler to me. 3/5

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Some solid singles. Definitely not the best Rolling Stones album

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A revelation that the stones were this god, but I can't get past the production quality.

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Some big name classics on this, as well as some unfamiliar (to me, being not VERY deeply into the Stones) gems. Also a fair bit of not that inspiring blues/rock retread typical of the times' English rock scene.

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This exceeded my expectations. Bluesy and melodic. Apparently The Stones' 'Rubber Soul'. Preferred it to that. Maybe I'll settle the age-old debate through this process. So far: Stones 1-0 Beatles. 3.5/5.

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As an album opener, it's pretty hard to top Paint it Black. I'm not sure the rest of the album keeps up that level of awesomeness but as an early stones album, you can hear their transition in progress to globe shagging rock icons

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Wasn't familiar with their earlier stuff. Interesting to hear how it evolved. 3.5/5

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Some absolute bangers if you are 9 year old me and don't understand the misogynistic lyrics

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Brian Jones is goated.

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The Rolling Stones' fourth UK & sixth US rock album is considered an artistic breakthrough for the band because it's composed of all new compositions and new interesting instruments. The album was immediately popular and is now considered a classic, as well as has been certified platinum. I loved this album of classic rock and will enjoy listening to more music from The Rolling Stones.

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Other than paint it black I'm not a big fan of this album.

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Still not really doing anything for me. Songs like Under My Thumb are OK on the other hand, Lady Jane.... Middling rating.

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Classic Stones. I enjoyed listening to the album. 3*

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Classic stones, songs like paint it black. Etc. Not quite my favorite music, but has its place

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listened to this with steven! good times. fun album. don't remember too much, but remember enjoying it but not loving it.

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Mother's Little Helper - 5/5 Stupid Girl - 1/5 Very whiplash opening tracks But the rest of the album was too calm for me

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British version is alright. American version is shorter and has Paint It Black, one of the greatest Stones songs. 6/10

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Track 01 - 4.25/5 Track 02 - 2.5/5 Track 03 - 2.25/5 Track 04 - 4/5 Track 05 - 3.75/5 Track 06 - 2.75/5 Track 07 - 3.25/5 Track 08 - 3.5/5 Track 09 - 3/5 Track 10 - 2.75/5 Track 11 - 2.5/5 Track 12 - 2.25/5 Track 13 - 3/5 Track 14 - 2.25/5 Overall: 3/5 Album Art: 2.5/5

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Muh stereo mix

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3 1/2

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3.5

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The replacement of Mother's Little Helper with Paint It Black (and removal of a few other tracks) for the US edition raises questions for me about "what is an album?" A bunch of songs thrown together, or a creative work? Do the track listing amendments make it a different album? Anyway, enjoyed listening to the UK edition, but missed Paint It Black.

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It was alright, I just can't get too excited about the stones. Don't know why?

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Not their best album. At this stage in their career you can see that the Stones don’t have the songwriting level of the Beatles but there is some good tunes on this one.

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The start of something special. Not my favorite stones album

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I got the importance of this album for the music industry and, reading the Wikipedia, I also understood the importance of it in Stones' history. Even noting these things, I didn't enjoy too much this album. I like this "blues" side of the band, but a whole album of blues is not what I was expecting from Rolling Stones. For me, it was a very good opportunity to discover some new songs of this great band, even without like the whole album.

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Interesting but not amazing. Surprised to hear the original “out of time” on here, didn’t realise it was the Rolling Stones.

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Some absolutely killer tracks but still some filler here and there. The band is growing and starting to write truly timeless tunes but it's not quite there yet.

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Klassisk bluesrock, 60’er, fængende, Mick Jagger

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The sound is very open and reflects the four track equipment they were using at the time. It's rawness and energy is very appealing. The lyrics on Mothers Little Helper are very apposite.

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I combined the US and UK versions because the UK version somehow left off Paint It Black which was leaps and bounds ahead of their other writing at this point. The rest of the album, "meh."

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It was okay, but I wasn't really into it. Under My Thumb is a pretty song but the lyrics are so misogynistic. Paint It Black was probably my favorite. 2.5

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At this time, the Rolling Stones were almost as big as the Beatles, but whereas the Beatles were hitting strides with outstanding albums one after the other, the Stones only had hit singles, while their albums were clearly lacking. That was until this album came out. Although I don't think it could compete with the masterpiece of Rubber Soul, it did establish the Stones as chief songwriters who could come up with more than two good songs at a time. This album definitely marks a shift from their pure blues rock of previous efforts, this time focusing more on a softer pop sound reminiscent of other British Invasion acts at the time. Some show signs of psychedelic pop ("Mother's Little Helper" and "Lady Jane") clearly pressured by the success of Rubber Soul, and would point to where they would take their next two albums. Still, they're heavily rooted in blues and not afraid to show it in these songs. This is one of the most heated debates over whether the US version or UK version is better. The US version has "Paint it Black," one of the best songs in their discography. It also cuts some of the softer tracks, putting more emphasis on the blues-rock elements. It also reorders the tracks, most notably the 11 minute "Going Away" pushed to the back. Honestly I like the UK version better just because I like the softer tracks. But regardless of what version you pick, both has "Under My Thumb," one of my favorite pre-Beggars song. Amazing use of fuzz bass and marimba, I love the solo bridge. Their strongest effort at that point, but still lots of things I'm not a fan of. "Going Home" is a bit boring at times. Not a fan of "Fight 505" or "High and Dry." I complimented the songwriting, but sometimes they repeat a hook in the chorus a hundred times in a song and it's just so annoying, just listen to "Out of Time" or "It's Not Easy." It's most annoying in "Stupid Girl" with the hook but at least there's a lot more to the verses. Also, their production is a bit dated, but I believe they catch up in the next album. Favorite songs: Mother's Little Helper, Lady Jane, Under my Thumb, Out of Time, I am Waiting

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É um álbum legal de se ouvir, bem agradável, me remete muito a viagens de carro, roadtrip style e eu amo quando os álbuns me passam essa vibe (tenho uma playlist só com músicas que me passam esse sentimento), confesso que não é um álbum memorável pra mim e acredito que a própria banda tem álbuns melhores, logo, eu devo não lembrar de ouvir ele, mas enquanto ouço, tenho gostado. Músicas favoritas: Paint it, black; Under my thumb; flight 505

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Not a big Rolling Stones fan. Paint it Black is great, the rest smacks of songs they've heard and are badly ripping off.

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I would say this is the first classic Stones record, and there's a lot of good stuff on here (especially on the US version with the iconic Paint It Black) Unfortunately things are a bit samey and uninspired in places and the band still feel like they're finding their voice, but it's so nearly there at this stage

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Paint it black was the best song and was only on the US version. Overall was decent?

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Lest tounes connues sont très bonnes, mais le reste est juste dun bon rock bien simple.

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5/10 some bangers but a lot of really boring, grating, and uncomfortable moments. I like the Stones sometimes but as an album this has aged incredibly poorly.

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No where near as good as Exile on Main St. Also left my phone in an uber while listening to this album which may have contributed to my ill feelings.

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US version with Paint it Black, but I'd probably give the same rating to the UK version. Hard to rate because there's some truly great garage rock and bluesy songs on here with some genuinely interesting instrumentation, and also some of the nastiest misogyny I've encountered on this journey. It probably deserves a strong 4 on musical merit and a 1 for Mick being (at best) a pissy little emotional abuser who was mad that his girlfriend wasn't choking him the way Brian Jones' girlfriend was.

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aftermeh

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Some classics, pretty misogynistic in places!

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A classic Stones album. Paint it Black and Under My Thumb are great tunes and hold up well. Stupid Girl is really bad though.

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Classic rock is classic, but this seemed a bit less evolved than most. Downrating it by one star because the UK version inexplicably left off Paint It Black.

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I love the stones but this is a bit jangly… also not a fan of the hillbilly faux American accent on jagger. The singles are fantastic though!

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Detta var bättre än jag förväntade mig. även om det kändes som ett oändligt långt album till slut.

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it's the stones - what more can i say? vocals go from playful to calming, incredibly solid guitar played in interesting ways. lots of awesome harmonica! great song structures and writing in general. very warm sounds, obviously a sense of nostalgia stemming from how timeless and iconic this band's sound is. "lady jane" is beautiful and i love the harpsichord. "under my thumb" has a great lead melody and a driving rhythm that immediately causes foot-tapping. "out of time" is great. the vocals are great and the harmonies make me smile. cute bell sound and great bassline. fun rolling drums and off-beat guitar, a really nice song. really consistent and easy to listen to - to the point where some songs blur together, although perhaps with repeated listens they might start to stand apart. first impressions led to no immediate stand-out songs.

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nä jag har svårt att digga det faktikst

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I hate Jagger's voice

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Pretty good. A lot of people describe this album as the first real rolling stones album, and I would agree. I'm personally not super into this album but there are a few pretty solid songs on the album

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The album started very strong with Paint it Black and Under my Thumb, and then it started to get more bluesy near the end of it? Not a big fan of the latter tracks, nothing made a huge impression on me. Torn on whether to give it a higher score due to Paint It Black, but I feel like the Stones really sorta meandered about. That's my favorite word for talking about these tracks, isn't it? Meander

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Rolling Stones were always a bit meh for me.

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I liked 2 or 3 of the more recognisable songs but I wasn’t crazy about the rest of the album 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Cack

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A couple of really great well known songs, generally good.

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Ok

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Emt. Första två låtarna har lite questionable lyrics, men bra instrumental

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While I've heard a few of these songs a few thousand times, I've never listed to an entire RS album this old. There's nothing wrong with it, but I don't find it memorable-I'd rather listen to a different Stones album.

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Broadly dull

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Buen disco, mostrando la progresión de los Stones, aunque para mí es inevitable compararlo con los discos posteriores, y también con los anteriores, que me gustan bastante más.

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Couldn't even finish it lads. Besides 'Paint it Black', 'Stupid Girl' and 'Under My Thumb', this album is so fucking boring. And here 'Paint it Black' isn't even on the UK version.

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Listened to the UK version (because that was the Album art on this thing) and it was disappointing to not have their biggest song on the list. Was overall fairly mediocre. I can see how this leads to some of their and other artists works, but this was just not one I enjoyed much

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Seems I am not a fan of early stones.

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The Rolling Stones are hack frauds. They write well-over an album's worth of songs and basically land on one or two good songs that sell it as singles. The rest are boring or just outright bad. Under My Thumb is a good song! I like it as a single. The rest is just whatever. This is the genesis of "pop" albums where you get a couple of songs to sell the whole album and it makes everyone a bunch of money. I know people like to complain about contemporary pop music but honestly it's not bad for the reasons they complain about. It's bad because they make a handful of boring album-filler and promote the hell out of the singles. It sucks the life out of me. Thanks, Rolling Stones.

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You're gonna lose points for 'Stupid Girl'. Preeetty douche-y song. Generally got the same vibe from a bunch of the album. Subpar work.

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Kind of feel about early Stones like I feel about early Beatles. Some good stuff, some great, some crap. Good album. Not their best.

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Boring but paint it black is a banger

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mga misojinists, i slept

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Yeah I can really get into their early stuff. Some nice tracks - Paint it Black is a classic. But so much of it just sounds really twee - it makes me think of the Spinal Tap 60s spoof stuff.

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I might be biased, because I favor the Beatles by a wide wide margin over the Stones, but I have never been very impressed by Aftermath or any Stones record for that matter. Fair enough, "Paint It, Black" is an absolute classic and it deserves its reputation, but I find Jaggers' vocals unengaging, the instrumentals too soft and the recording quality to be very sub-average. A 2/5 is a fair score.

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Paint it Black! And 10 other songs.

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Great first track but fades after

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Another miss for me from the Stones, it’s lacking something. Coincidentally listened to this the day Charlie Watts passed. RIP

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The album is not as good as expected to be honest. At least the US version of the album had Paint it Black which isn't on this one and takes away from it TBH. 5/10.

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The album cover here says UK version, which doesn’t even have paint it black. Another reason to just be sick and tired of these Rolling Stones. Honestly. After a few albums I can see so much moss growing it’s not even funny. I didn’t even bother with the UK version and did the US. Paint it black is a classic. All the others felt like the same ol Beatles rock that I don’t care for. I don’t get how people liked these guys.

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Never was a Stones fan either... 2.5 stars.

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I know it's sacrilege, but I don't really like the Stones. It's old-timey rock-and-roll and just not...something I dig all that much.

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Not my fave...felt meh

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This may be because of the state of mind I was in while I listened to this album, but I found it to be pretty boring. Nothing differentiated it from other British Invasion albums and it was pretty lame by Rolling Stones standards. I can appreciate the attempt at psychedelic vibes from the stones though.

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This is like the 4th or 5th Brit rock album We’ve gotten in 7 days lmao. It sucks it was the UK version, I wanted to listen to paint it black. It was pretty boring at times, no tracks really stuck out to me.

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wow, more rolling stones... are we fucking kidding? this book is pretty much just the same few groups over and over and over again. getting really bored of this time period and these bands. 2/5.

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meh

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Shame that some of the more exciting instrumentals from the Stones have to be paired with their most alarmingly misogynistic lyrics

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Got hopeful from the glimpse of Kinks inspiration at the start, but mostly just blue-eyed blues and stuff the 60s had already left behind by that point.

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Not really my thing

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Probably one of the first full Rolling Stones albums I ever listened to, got into them a little back in 2019. UPDATE: I don't think I like the Rolling Stones lol I can respect that they were popular and talented but that 11 minute song kind of illustrates what my problem is: they just jam on songs and gets repetitive and boring. Every song on this album could have been 11 minutes long if they hadn't just stopped playing at 4 minutes. That's how meandering and formless these tracks are.

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Starts with classic Paint It, Black Under My Thumb is a bop Didn't really love the rest of it.

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Definitely still finding their stride.

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I did not like this. It lacked the energy of the Stones best works.

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first song is good then boring

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Okay so I tried listening to this album and I just couldn't get into it. I have nothing against The Stones, but I wouldn't listen to it again.

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Eh

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Musikalisches Gelaber. Mother's Little Helper und Under My Thumb sind ganz ok.

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No thanks.

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I quickly lost interest after Paint It Black.

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Gubbigt

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Found it just ok. Much preferred Let It Bleed (which I only scored 3?). Stupid Girl and Under My Thumb are weird. UK version doesn't have Paint It Black?

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-beatles were better -production feels sloppier than Rubber Soul/Revolver which were the same years -"going home" would probably be fun live but not sitting at a desk for 11 minutes

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I do not like the rolling stones...

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Meh? Soooo not my kind of music. Nothing to write home about at all.

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Blah blah thumb blah

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I enjoy the Rolling Stones, but this album was not good.

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Besides the 2-3 classics, it sucks

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This album ranged from cheesy and repetitive to downright painful to listen to. The vocals really grate on some tracks and in quite a few cases the lyrics are bloody awful. Paint it black was a highlight, but nothing special and it was downhill from there.

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Sixties Stones, Great

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i havent heard of this band yet but their songs are so dopeee why did i not know this band before lol

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