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Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

1971

Sticky Fingers

Album Summary

Sticky Fingers is the 9th British and 11th American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. The Stones released it on 23 April 1971 on their new, and own label Rolling Stones Records. They had been contracted by Decca Records and London Records in the UK and the US since 1963. On this album Mick Taylor made his second full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album (after the live album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!). It was the first studio album without Brian Jones who died two years earlier. The original cover artwork, conceived by Andy Warhol and photographed and designed by members of his art collective, The Factory, showed a picture of a man in tight jeans, and had a working zipper that opened to reveal underwear fabric. The cover was expensive to produce and damaged the vinyl record, so later re-issues featured just the outer photograph of the jeans. The album featured a return to basics for the Rolling Stones. The unusual instrumentation introduced several albums prior was absent; most songs featuring drums, guitar, bass, and percussion as provided by the key members: Mick Jagger (lead vocal, various percussion and rhythm guitar), Keith Richards (guitar and backing vocal), Mick Taylor (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass guitar), and Charlie Watts (drums). Additional contributions were made by long-time Stones collaborators including saxophonist Bobby Keys and keyboardists Billy Preston, Jack Nitzsche, Ian Stewart, and Nicky Hopkins. As with the other albums of the Rolling Stones classic late 1960s/early 1970s period, it was produced by Jimmy Miller. Sticky Fingers is considered one of the Rolling Stones' best albums. It was the band's first album to reach number one on both the UK albums and US albums charts, and has since achieved triple platinum certification in the US. "Brown Sugar” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Sticky Fingers was voted the second best album of the year in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll for 1971, based on American critics' votes. The album is inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame and included in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

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3.92

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5619

Genres

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

“Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones (1971) Since this is one of the greatest albums of all time, I’ll take a different approach here. This album is one with which I’m very familiar. I know it by heart. My older sister bought it for me when it first came out in 1971, and, since my record collection was quite limited at the time, I listened to it thousands of times. It became a very important part of my musical, cultural, and spiritual formation, although I didn’t realize it at the time. For those who have never listened to this music as an album, it might only be familiar through the tracks that became hits, such as “Brown Sugar” and “Bitch”. Or those who are keenly attentive to music may be familiar with other songs such as “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, or “Sister Morphine “, which have entered the cultural consciousness of the 21st century. But as an indicator of the influence of this album, one should observe that every song on the album has a separate Wikipedia article of its own. That’s saying something. This album qua album should be listened to from start to finish. Rock ‘n Roll. Decadent and dirty. Crystallized toxic masculinity with only a hint of redemption. Now, to understand this album, let me take you back in history (1970): Meredith Hunter was dead. An 18 year old African American, he was killed by Hells Angels member Alan Passaro on December 6, 1969 in front of the stage at the “Altamont Free Concert”, featuring The Rolling Stones. Hunter had pulled a gun, and Passaro stabbed him five times in the back (later acquitted of murder on the grounds of self-defense). The Stones were performing the misogynistic “Under My Thumb” at the time. How would The Rolling Stones respond to this terrible event in their next studio album? Artistic humility and lamentation or supercharged indifference? You be the judge. Brian Jones was dead. The quirky, talented, inventive, and unstable founder and multi-instrumentalist for The Rolling Stones had died in July 1969 (at the age of 27). Lead guitarist Mick Taylor took his place. That is the number one reason why this album is great. Lead singer Mick Jagger, drummer Charlie Watts, and bassist Bill Wyman knew that the replacement of Jones would make or break the band, so they were highly motivated to excel on this first studio album with the new lineup. How to integrate Mick Taylor to a well-established rock ‘n roll band? It was an artistic and existential challenge, and the Stones were up to it. Now Keith Richards, rhythm guitarist, worked with Taylor to ‘roll’ him into The Rolling Stones’ unique sound of ‘weaving’ lead and rhythm. The chemistry between these two became magical. I probably listened to this album several hundred times before I began to get an inkling of this. Listen closely and you’ll hear it. Richards/Taylor. Rhythm/Lead. That’s the music of this album. The rhythm section (Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass) provides quintessentially steady, if inelaborate tempos and grounding throughout. Keith Richards provides suitable chord structure and underpinning of the melodies in his execution of rhythm guitar. Vocally, Mick Jagger is a mess. But that’s the point. His deliberately exaggerated flaws in his vocal stylings, chaotic diction and tone, loose approach to pitch, and sometimes random exclamations are all calculated to produce the intended effect—adolescent male angst (however far out of touch he is with his own). In “Brown Sugar”, misogyny and racism are wrapped into one hard driven musical wallow with a rollicking beat. In the lyrics, the Anglo narrator reflects on the cultural roots of his present day sexual infatuation with a young Black woman, connecting it back to the sexual liberties of white male slave owners, and further back to the violent sexual domination by white slave traders over their helpless victims. It was the musical answer to the question, “Why is sex with black women so appealing to white men?” (Answer: the screams). It was recorded December 2-4, 1969. Then the Stones were ‘off to Altamont’ where they performed this song live, musically presiding (not incidentally) over the scene where a white man killed a gun-toting black man in front of the black man’s white girlfriend. Now put all that together, bro. The message of “Sway” is that evil, even demonic attacks of depression can only be conquered by love. Set in a bluesy environment, the music is accentuated by the weaving of two guitar lines: bottleneck slide (Taylor) and electric rhythm (this time by Jagger instead of Richards). The song ends with a masterful slide guitar solo by Mick Taylor and an effective string background as it fades. A beautiful and under-appreciated anthem. On “Wild Horses” a serious listener (with headphones) can get a sense of Taylor and Richards ‘weaving’, especially in the first verse, with Richards on twelve string acoustic in the right channel, while Taylor provides blended lead and licks on slide acoustic in the center of the stereo mix, adding overdubbed color (with the lower four strings tuned an octave higher) in the right channel. It becomes a tender setting for the message of devotion a man to his woman in the midst of her suffering. Notice the emotional progression from the insensitively nasty in “Brown Sugar” to hopefulness in “Sway”, and then on to deep compassion in “Wild Horses”. On “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, we hear more ‘weaving’. Listen for Richards on the right channel and Taylor on the left channel. At 2:42, Taylor drops out for Richards to set up the remarkable Bobby Keys tenor sax solo. Taylor and Richards both provide underlying colorings to the sax, followed (at 4:40) by an iconic Taylor guitar solo, with Richards providing rhythm support, until Keys rejoins (at 6:00) for a fine jazz romp to the final splash cymbal by Watts. (If you wanted background music to a collage of scenes of mob violence, this would do nicely. And that is exactly what Martin Scorsese did with it in “Casino”. Chilling.) The last two minutes of the track, it is reported, were unplanned. The musicians were unaware the tape was still rolling. God exists. With “Bitch”, we have uninhibited nasty rock, enriched by a sassy horn section over more ‘weaving’ by Richards and Taylor. The musical setting and lustful lyric provide a suitable vehicle for Jagger’s raw vocals. These words depict a driving passion for the beloved that is reduced to autonomic reflex (“like a Pavlov dog”). For God’s sake, woman, throw the dog a bone. “I Got the Blues” is a dirge-like blues ballad, guaranteed to lower your blood pressure after “Bitch”. Again, with beautiful horns, and some exquisite Hammond organ soloing by Billy Preston. And speaking of blood pressure, “Sister Morphine” is a track that could send you to the hospital. A haunting minor key lament of a drug addict’s agonizing withdrawal, addressed to his longed-for but absent Sister Morphine. Mournful tone on the Richards’ strummed acoustic, with accompanying electric slide, this time by the incomparable Ry Cooder. In his delirium, the song’s protagonist is possessed of a sudden terror (“What am I doing in this place? / Why does the doctor have no face?”). If this song doesn’t produce a shudder, you’re already dead. And speaking of dead, the next track, “Dead Flowers” is a piece of lazy passive aggression, presented in a funked up country mood. Jagger’s narrator can’t contain a mocking disdain for his former girl who has apparently moved up the better life, leaving him in some basement “with needle and a spoon”. Vocals with an exaggerated affected southern accent highlight the mockery. The only hint of redemption here is his (vain) hope to someday put roses on her grave. Why am I skeptical? The final song on “Sticky Fingers” is “Moonlight Mile”. Painfully slow, a man living “on the road” longs to be home with his beloved. Fine acoustic and electric guitar work by Taylor. The expansive string arrangement over a gut wrenching piano brings his hope to an almost victorious conclusion, punctuating the powerful bridge before softening at the very end, bringing this song, and this album, to a melancholy conclusion. In its creative conception, the lyrics (as well as the cover art, dangling tongue logo, and other marketing strategies) are unabashedly lascivious and drug-centered. But they are tempered by reflections of darker and even dangerous moods—a perfect concoction for exciting the libido of most every 16-year old American male (like me at the time), who imagined that it was his own picture on the cover. “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones is, of course, a classic. 5/5

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Thu Nov 25 2021
1

Did not enjoy any of it. I actually looked at the other reviews and there is a guy who wrote a freakin soliloquy about how amazing it is and I just dont see it, crazy how different two people view the same thing. He does say his sister bought him the album in 1971 so a bit older and definitely the time of life that this stuff makes an impression, but still, cannot believe this is held up as some kind of amazing rock album. Led Zepplin eats their lunch in every conceivable way.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
5

I tried my best to maintain my America-does-it-better/UK-hating 1001 persona. I tried telling myself "they also made Exile and Let it Bleed, and you can't give out 5 stars to 3 Rolling Stones records, that's too generous." I failed on both fronts. Some of the prettiest songs they've ever written (Moonligh Mile). Some of the most problemmatic (Brown Sugar). Some of the best jams (Can't You Hear). Some of the dirtiest blues besides Exile (You Gotta Move). All wrapped up in cover art from Andy Warhol with a functioning zipper and tighty whities inside. A+

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

Is that a banana in your pocket or is that Keith Richard's guitar? This album stands erect over many flaccid albums of the day. Super-bluesy and tons of great guitar riffs. Everyone talks about Jagger, but KR is the real engine behind this band. There's no doubt it's his schlong on the cover.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

I was once an avid listener, and am still a big fan of, classic rock. Surprisingly, I have never been a fan of The Rolling Stones who are commonly considered one of the top 2 or 3 classic rock acts. It’s not that I didn’t like them, but I tried an album or two of their’s a couple times and they just never clicked with me. In recent years, I’ve been on an electronic and alternative kick. So it’s refreshing to get some classic, classic rock today and give the Stones another shot. Side note: I am fully expecting the Pretentious-Ass to comment on the bulge in Jagger’s pants on the album cover, including an in-depth analysis of what statement is being made and why the words “sticky fingers” lead you right to it. The saxophone solo in Can’t You Hear Me Knocking is right on. And the sound of the guitar in the solo just after the saxophone is sublime. And how about the bluesy, slide guitar on You Gotta Move? Mmmm hmmm, I’ll take a side order of that to go. I’m also loving Bitch, especially the brass section. The whole song feels like I’m cruising down the highway, which means we’re going somewhere. I have good things to say about pretty much every song on this album. I’ve seen The Big Lebowski maaaaaannnnyyy times, and thus, I am an ardent fan of the soundtrack. So I was quite familiar with Dead Flowers, which I love. I did not realize however, that Dead Flowers is a Rolling Stones song. So I was quite pleased when it showed up on this album. I must say that having heard the Townes Van Zandt version so many times prior, I prefer it. So I listened to the Stones version then the Van Zandt version … then the Stones version … then the Van Zandt version again. On the Stones version, Jagger is putting on some kind of American country accent that is, well awkward. From Van Zandt, the accent sounds authentic. Then I busted out the GuitarTab app and found the chords. Within 30 minutes I was playing along with the Stones belting out “dead flowerssssss”. I used to “play” (more like fuck around with) guitar often a while back, and I don’t think I ever played a song along with the artist, let alone in 30 minutes. It was a 5 star experience for sure.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
5

I’m tempted to bring this down a star because the lyrics to “Brown Sugar” are so fucking cringe-y. It’s comforting to know that Jagger has since said he doesn’t really know why he wrote those lyrics like that and would censor himself now. The rest of this album is tight as all fuck though. The drums on “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” are perfect.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Familiar with the album, but haven't listed to it in a sitting for a long time. I gain more respect for Keith Richards as I get older. Always thought he was a little overrated, but I appreciate him the more I listen. Brown Sugar brought back memories of riding in my father's truck when I was a little boy. Can't You Hear Me Knocking is my favorite track. It stood out amongst the rest. I appreciate the bluesy rock of a lot of the tracks. This period of Let It Bleed and Exile On Main Street is about the only Stones I've delved into and enjoyed.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

well, this was a surprise, for sure. when i was a kid, i was definitely a beatles guy, rather than a stones guy. i - at the ripe old age of like 7 - had decided mick was just kinda sleazy - and that stayed with me for a loooong time. anyway, that impression helped me to never really love their music. but there are definitely songs of theirs i do love, and i've found some new ones for that list on this album. moonlight mile, bitch, and you gotta move - all tracks i'd never heard, even though brown sugar had been played into oblivion (and did little to change my picture of mick). once again, the tracks that i love get the least play on the album, which makes me think i'm probably not a huge fan of their overall sound. but speaking of sound, holy shit keith richards, man. it's not just that he can play that thing, the sound he gets out of it is amazing. i'm re-committing myself to leaving a better world behind when i go, for him and willie nelson to inherit.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Hey you guys ever heard of The Rolling Stones?

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Not a huge fans, a couple of decent tracks the rest was hard going.

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

The Rolling Stones come back again to knock one firmly in the middle of the park.

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Mon May 31 2021
3

Not their best.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

The first time they sounded like impressions of themselves. Licks and riffs made to measure and in all the expected places. At times, it's downright flat. 'Wild Horses' is a sentimental drag. Their 'Hey Jude'. 'Brown Sugar' is great music but not a great song. The subject is fine, it's the treatment--which has none of the mischievous, nuanced irony of 'Sweet Little Angel' or 'Downhome Girl'--that makes it offensive. Just a straightforward song about enjoying raping slaves. Ick. 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' and 'Moonlight Miles are phenomenal--the former a gauntlet for anyone who thinks they can do this thing half as well as the Stones, the latter perfect in its slippery, uneasy beauty. 'Dead Flowers' comes close to those two--maybe the only song that recaptures the grotesque role-playing of Beggars Banquet. An album overrated for interfering the world-beating run from that one to Exile, but not even close to their level.

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Thu May 20 2021
2

I don't see what people see here, it's alright I guess? I've tried before with they're greatest hits and some songs like Beast of Burden are great. But mostly it's bland. This album has wild horses and brown sugar - which are playing, rest are forgettable

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Sat Sep 04 2021
2

Leans too hard into the blues portion of blues rock, way too much gratuitous noodling over what would otherwise be nice, concise rock tracks.

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Thu Oct 15 2020
5

Didn’t care much for Brown Sugar, but really enjoyed everything else, especially the country cuts off the album.

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Thu Dec 10 2020
5

Many people have this as the best Stones album, but to me, it feels incomplete somehow. I think that in 1971, they were trying to answer the question, "Are the Stones more than the sum of their parts?" I'm not sure we need the answer to this question today as much as we did 50 years ago. This may be their most well-rounded album, but I'm not sure it's their best. Best track: Moonlight Mile

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Tue Dec 01 2020
5

Top to bottom this might be one of their best. Starts off super strong, some solid deep cuts, not the most mind blowing thing in the world, but a lot of fun, some cool bluesy sounds packed through it

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Tue Dec 08 2020
5

A Rolling Stones ( and music in general) grail

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Excellent, was not new to me though

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

Really enjoyed it, didn't expect some of trumpet and piano riffs

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

A little blues, a little country, and a little rocknroll. A great classic album by the stones.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
5

Love it.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Great rock album.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

interesting

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Really vibey. Loved it

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

an album that inevitably i keep coming back to

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

Classic. Already own, already love.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

+ Brown Sugar + Wild Horses + Can't You Hear Me Knocking

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great soundstage, acoustic rhythm and classic feel!

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Rock,Country,R&B, and the Blues.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Loved it

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Excellent album! Listened last night and I forgot how clear the guitar sounds. Can't you hear me Knocking is a great example and is a must listen on some headphones.

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Sat Jun 19 2021
5

My favorite Stones album. Nothing but great tracks, and my favorite songs of theirs to boot.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

I'm apparently handing out 5s this week. But c'mon, this album has so many great songs, and that album cover.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

great start to this listening list - simple, uncomplicated, not overly produced. Brings back memories of jamming to these on my kazoo.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

I know just the most famous songs from Rolling Stones and this album is surprisingly awesome for me. All blues and rock were amazing here. Included in my favorites

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Tue Jun 08 2021
5

The Stones at their best. This was in the middle of 4 of their best albums, and it’s up there as one of the best of those. Just perfect in every way.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

Tätä levyä on tullut fiilisteltyä syystalvella ennen 1001-projektin alkamista. Monta hyvää biisiä on saatu levylle mahtumaan, kovaa menoa jo heti aloitusbiisin introsta lähtien. Brown Sugar, Bitch, Dead Flowers, huikeita biisejä!

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

love this album. wild horses is my fav

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Excellent!

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Wild horses is one of my favorites! Enjoyed listening to this

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

I´m not a Rolling Stone but I like it, I like it just can I say....

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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

A top 3 Stones album. Every song is a classic

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

My favourite Stones album. This is a Swaggering, bluesy rock and roll. And a staggeringly good one at that. A special album.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
5

<3 A great album. Great vibe. Bluesy, free flowing sounds and guitar riffs. Great songs. Incredible last two songs, brings forward a happy nostalgia, as well as bittersweet sadness.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

This is a great introduction into the Rolling Stones I thoroughly enjoyed this album.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

It is a tough tie between this and Exile on Main St. as to which is the best Stones album, but both are certainly two of the greatest albums of all time. 10/10 Best Tracks: "Brown Sugar" "Sway" "Wild Horses" "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" "Bitch" "I Got the Blues" "Dead Flowers" "Moonlight Mile"

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

A classic

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Very very very Great, i never heard an album from the Stones and this is a great introduction to his music

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Muy bueno

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

Such a great album, running the full range from swagger to introspection.

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Fri May 21 2021
5

Can't say bad things to this band. One of my favourite.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
5

I haven't listened to a lot of Stones, but have always liked what I've heard. In larger doses, I'm even more impressed. I was already impressed by their longevity - for guys that go as hard as they do, to continue doing it through six decades is kind of ridiculous. And my goodness, the late 60s/early 70s were an incredibly prolific time for them, releasing an album every year. "Sticky Fingers" delivers with some bluesy brilliance throughout. With the number of songs the Stones were churning out, you'd think that there would be some clunkers best left for the eventual rarities collection. However, with the exception of "Dead Flowers" and it's weird accent, everything on "Sticky Fingers" is great. Why are your fingers so sticky, though, Mick?

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Classic

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Tue May 25 2021
5

Love the Rolling stones :)

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Wed May 12 2021
5

The Stones doing the Stones better than anyone else can do the Stones. Absolutely kick ass aside with a B side that drives and rocks to match. I remember when I first pulled this album out on vinyl. Magnificent cover had a working zipper and it didn't even match the quality of the album.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

Real good

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Sun Jul 25 2021
5

My favorite Stones album, with great tracks from beginning to end. Brown Sugar is one of the best guitar riffs of all time, Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ is an amazing jam, and Dead Flowers is just COOL. Album is damn near perfect.

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

Classic that never gets old

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

Doesn’t get much better than this.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
5

A (rolling) stone cold classic. Every song here has some flair to it. I can’t really explain why it’s so good overall, but it’s damn amazing and worth a listen

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Thu Jul 29 2021
5

Perfectly emblematic of why the Stones have had the longevity they've had. I want to own this album.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
5

perfecto.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
5

Excellent

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

This is probably one of the Stones' best and most coherent albums. The Stones' successfully weave rock, latin jazz, country, and delta blues together. Furthermore, this album is more lyrically mature than their earlier work, with meditations on drug use, love, and even a questionable take on slave owning.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
5

Classic Album. Great great album. RIP Charlie Watts.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
5

Still one of the best.

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Sat Sep 04 2021
5

I'll confess that I had never heard this full album before, even though I was well acquainted with the hits and show staples that came from it. I never considered The Rolling Stones to be a band that had full album masterpieces like The Beatles, but this record certainly changed my mind. It just kicks ass song after song, and there is so much going on with the brass and sax in some of these tracks. Of course it's a great guitar album, but you can tell from the writing that the band wanted it to be more than that. There is so much influence from American country music, folk, jazz and blues, and The Stone really used those genres to help diversify their life show. From beginning to end, it's an album with style and swagger. Songs I Already Knew: Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Bitch Best Song: Wild Horses Favorite Discovery: I Got The Blues Least Favorite: You Gotta Move

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

I like this album! The best: Brown sugar, Wild horses and Bitch.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Classic Stones

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

A great album. Wild Horses has always been a favourite of mine.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

Sådan. Det er sgu et fedt album. Short and to the point Gode rocknumre Wild horses har dog stadigvæk uudnyttet potentiale

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Raw, Real, and Awesome. Stones at their best.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
5

fremragende

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

What an album. Peak Stones.

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

A stone cold classic - recorded on the run while touring, Mick Taylor meshes beautifully with Keith Richards to make glorious soulful rock and roll

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Stone cold classic.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

5.0 + Right up there among RS's greatest albums. Every song is good - from deep cuts like "Moonlight Mile" and "I Got the Blues" to arguably their best ever songs like "Wild Horses."

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Man I love Rolling Stones' quieter more jammy songs. This album rules and I will be listening to it more. Moonlight Mile is the best!

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Un dels grans clàssics del rock, merescudament. Del rock pantanós de 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking', un tema a redescobrir cada vegada que s'escolta o 'Brown Sugar', al country rock atemporal de 'Dead Flowers' o 'Moonlight Mile' passant per alguna de les millors balades del rock, com 'Wild Horses' o 'I Got the Blues' o el guiny al passat blues de 'You Gotta Move'... i apart de tot això, com si res, es presenten tres temes tan particulars i màgics com 'Sway', 'Bitch' i la particularíssima 'Sister Morphine'... poques altres recopilacions de cançons es poden apropar a tanta perfecció

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

All over the place and everything is perfect

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Just banging

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

My favourite Stones album, from when they were great

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Sun Dec 05 2021
5

Sticky Fingers is a perfect, total package of an album. In my mind when I think about classic albums, this is one of the first ones that comes to mind. It’s everything an album is supposed to be. It was built for long haul listening, for hours and hours of listens and re-listens, and arguments with your friends over the best tracks, and figuring out the lyrics, while you contemplate that cover. Right, that cover. It’s got to be one of the most daring album covers of all time. It’s alluring in its way, but entirely too much. It’s the Rolling Stones of album covers. But that’s just the cover. Dare to look inside, and it’s a real gift. From track one, this album is on fire. That moment the needle drop takes you into that first riff on “Brown Sugar” is one of the most consequential of all time. I can’t think of a more appropriate song to kick off an album, except maybe “Hells Bells” on Back in Black. It’s a strutting, unrepentant masterpiece of a rocker that doesn’t lose a bit of its power, even as our perceptions of the song might change over time. To be clear, I think our perceptions should change of it over time. You can appreciate a song and still critique it. The album has plenty of that sultry, dirty blues, the badass sound that the Stones more or less invented, exemplified in "Bitch" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." But then there’s the other stuff, the deeeep Stones of “Sister Morphine,” “Moonlight Mile” and “Dead Flowers.” They aren’t afraid to go dark when they need to, or to hint that there’s some vulnerability hiding under all that bravado. Most of these songs are straight up classics and a joy to listen to. There are a couple of weak ones, but this was an easy 5. Fave Songs (all songs from most to least favorite): Moonlight Mile, Brown Sugar, Dead Flowers, Sway, Bitch, Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Sister Morphine, I Got the Blues, You Gotta Move

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

Several all time classic songs. This is arguably their peak.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Classic

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Wild Horses is incredible as always

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

One of the best Stones albums and perhaps my favourite and that's saying a lot. Not a bad song on here but, other than sister Morphine, it does lack a killer track like Let it Bleed and Exile, And Beggars Banquet have. But for consistency Sticky Fingers is tough to beat. The loise bluesy feel throughout the album makes it accessible and gun. 5 🌟

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

One of the best Stones albums and perhaps my favourite and that's saying a lot. Not a bad song on here but, other than sister Morphine, it does lack a killer track like Let it Bleed and Exile, And Beggars Banquet have. But for consistency Sticky Fingers is tough to beat. The loose bluesy feel throughout the album makes it accessible and fun. 5 🌟

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

Awesome album

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

What a perfect set of songs… and gets better with every listen

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Wat Rock, wat blues, goed gitaarwerk. Top album

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

1971 sure was a good year for music. So much really, really good early hard rock and prog rock. This isn't anywhere close to my favorite record of the year, but it's still great. The more I listen to, the more I'm convinced that the Brits are astronomically better at making rock music than Americans. Seriously, most of the greatest rock bands, I had assumed were American, only to find out they were British. The Rolling Stones especially have a lot of music that feels like homegrown American rock but ain't.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

bem animadinho. lembrou meu pai e as viagens para martinópolis

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

Listened to Sticky Fingers a lot at uni. It makes you feel dirty just by listening — and it's all the better for it. The remastered edition on Spotify is a bit unnecessary, I prefer the heroin-fuelled rawness of the original recording.

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

What a masterpiece. Not a single bad songs, great variety in styles, great guitar play, big hits.... What's not to like

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Sat Jan 22 2022
5

Masterpiece collection of rock music, that should not be doubted. So many different sounds that come together as the quintessential Stones sound that followed them since this album. Great from beginning to end with their best songs. Mick Taylor is the secret weapon here, with Jagger’s vocals at their peak.

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Mon Jan 31 2022
5

Brown Sugar Sway Wild Horses Can't you hear me knocking Bitch I got the blues Sister morphine Moonlight Mile putain de chef d'oeuvre

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

The best release of the band, in my opinion.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

This album gets better every time, unlike other vaunted Stones albums where the highs remain high and the not-so-highs flatten out (BB, LIB). This is just a miracle of songwriting and tight playing from start to finish.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
5

I had zero expectations coming into this album. At first I enjoyed it. It seemed to be a funky, classic rock album, with some nice sax. I lost interest a bit on the 7 minuter, but it was back strong with Bitch. Then the Stones came in with Sister Morphine. It seemed so different from the rest of th album, I instantly loved it Great band, great album.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

Un album classique probablement le meilleur des stones avec let it bleed. 5*

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

You should never look this album's cover too close, it may poke your eye out.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Banger after banger, so many classic riffs and songs.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
5

Great

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Mon Feb 21 2022
5

A bit of a classic really

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

I know I’ve heard some of this before… maybe all of it… but it wasn’t ever a staple of my musical diet. I have no explanation for why that was the case but correcting that was long overdue. Sticky Fingers is an incredible album that lives up to its formidable reputation. The variety on this surprised me, what with some really amazing ballads, a great country song, and all The Rolling Stones rock and roll bravado I had expected.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

The Stones! Rock and Roll!

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

After the Beatles proved they could rock n’ roll on their first several albums, they began to expand their musical repertoire with a more eclectic array of sounds and lyrics. By 'Rubber Soul,' the ‘four headed monster,’ as Mick Jagger often called them, were more than just a rock n’ roll band, much more. The Rolling Stones, however, seldom ventured into other lands (like 'Their Royal Satanic Majesties Request,' or 'Black and Blue'), but instead remained true to the spirit of the pioneer blues and rock n’ roll artists they loved and grew up listening to. So, while the Beatles, I believe, are the greatest band of all time, the Rolling Stones are the greatest 'rock' band of all time. And 'Sticky Fingers,' I will further argue, is the greatest rock LP of all time. This is pure Filet mignon. No fat. Unless of course, you like fat (as I very much do), and in that event then let’s go with a lovely Ribeye. And we’ll just let the fat be the final track on side one, ‘You Gotta Move,’ which is my way of saying that even that little number is still super tasty following all that luscious beef you’ve already consumed in the four songs prior. Save plenty of room for the rest of the meal, though, side two. You’re going to want to dip a fresh buttered roll or two into all that juice dripping off of ‘Bitch,’ and dig into those other three side dishes before finishing with desert, ‘Moonlight Mile,’ the Crème brulee of album closers. While my first musical memory was of the early Beatles- ‘Please, Please Me,’ ‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ ‘Help,’ and the like- the very first riff I recall that literally struck me down like Saul blinded on the road to Damascus was not from John and Paul, but Keith Richards’ opening guitar chords on ‘Brown Sugar.’ I later discovered that utterly unique chord sound he got was due to a variant string tuning. Simple as that. This explains why no one nor their brother could ever duplicate it entirely using traditional tuning. Anyway, Keith’s opening riff clutched my heart and the fingers stuck. And they never got unstuck. God help me, I still love that damn song- the sound of it, I mean- in spite of the troublesome lyrics. While the Stones contend it is merely a description (and not a glorification) of the horrors of slavery, still… the general musical composition of the song, and especially the rousing ‘I said yeah, yeah, yeah… woo!’ part at the end, isn’t exactly a lament. And then there is the racist stereotype that all black girls ‘dance so good.’ And other stupid shit. We know it. They know it. But that riff, man. That’s righteous, at least. As is the other straight ahead, flat out rocker, ‘Bitch.’ Flavor it up a little with some jazzy ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’ or some swampy ‘Sway.’ Or, maybe you prefer the more traditional blues, down & dirty, ‘I Got the Blues,’ (go figure!) ‘You Gotta Move.’ Country fried rock? ‘Dead Flowers.’ Perhaps you’d like it unplugged, acoustic. You have your choice of the light ‘Wild Horses’ or the dark ‘Sister Morphine.’ And finally, how about that drive down the ‘Moonlight Mile’- rock symphony? Doesn’t hurt, either, to have Bobby Keys blowing his big ol’ raunchy Texas sax, or the roots master Ry Cooder on slide guitar. And three, count ‘em three- Nicky Hopkins, Jack Nitzsche and, of course, the 6th Stone, Ian Stewart- tinkling the ivories. And, of course, the Stones themselves. I’ve only a couple of things to add to all we already know: 1) While diehard fans bewail the death of founding member Brian Jones, claiming his lineup to be the only authentic Rolling Stones, most of the rest of us would agree that the Mick Taylor lead guitar years are the best Stones. And it hard to argue the facts, the sustained body of work beginning with 'Let It Bleed,' and continuing through 'Sticky Fingers,' 'Exile on Main Street,' and finishing with 'Goat’s Head Soup' (which, while not equal to the other three is still a pretty darn good LP, too, better than the best of loads of other good bands.) 2) If you forget the giant personalities of Jones, and then Jagger and Richards, and just listen to the music for its own sake, there was always a sense in the Stones’ musical performances that the train was close to coming off the tracks at any moment. Few bands sounded as loose, relaxed as the Stones without then falling apart at the seams in the process. And whereas lots of other, maybe most bands strive to sound tight, perfect, like Steely Dan, for example. But the Stones had that rare feel for sounding gloriously sloppy, while actually being quite proficient. Musical scholars have suggested that the reason for this is that bassist Bill Wyman played just a hair before the beat, while jazz loving drummer Charlie Watts, always played a tad behind the beat, characteristic of jazz tempo. ‘Course, Keith Richards would say they’re just making sure the roll was also in the rock. You listen, you decide. I’ve had sticky fingers from ice cream on a cone dripping down my hand on a hot summer day, sticky fingers from changing the oily chain on my bicycle, sticky fingers from the resin I put on my hands to grip a baseball bat; and, even sticky fingers from a pack of cigarettes I once liberated from a neighborhood convenience store in the very year this LP was released. I was 12 years old. And that very same year I also got sticky fingers from the sweat on my hand when I was invited to go to second base with a girl named Stacy, an early developer. The sticky fingers I suspect the Stones are mostly referencing, and none too subtly. I mean it is right there on the cover, out in the open, so this should not be a boner of contention.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Awesome album. Can you hear me knocking is a 10/5

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Sat Mar 05 2022
5

The third of four spectacularly great Rolling Stones studio albums in a row. I don't know what else there is to say here. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," "Bitch," "Wild Horses," "Moonlight Mile" and "Dead Flowers" (and even the recently disavowed "Brown Sugar" could be one side of a Stones best of collection. I can't imagine giving this fewer than five stars.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Always a toss up between this and Exile on Main Street for my favourite Stones album. I think sticky fingers just edges it, fewer songs make it more impactful as every song is great. Can’t you hear me knocking is one of my all time favourite stones songs. This is one of the all time great rock and roll albums a five star masterpiece.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

17th March 2022 Listened in the morning. Went to Seb and Justo’s for dinner and canasta in the evening. Funny this is the choice when the Stones have just announced a European tour. Iconic in sound and design but was forgot the whiplash pace change going from Brown Sugar to Sway then Wild Horses.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

Excellent album, one of my favorites. Brown sugar, wild horses, can't you hear me knocking. All good

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Thu Apr 21 2022
5

Classic

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Tue Apr 26 2022
5

Do the Stones have an album better than this one?

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Sat Apr 30 2022
5

04/29/2022 Impossible to not appreciate how big of an impression this album has had in so many artists and entire generations.

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Sun May 01 2022
5

I give it like a 4.6. Probably my favorite Stones album with its deep blues roots.

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Thu May 05 2022
5

I bounced back and forth between a 4 and a 5 for this album. It was alright, then it was great (man, "Wild Horses" is just so good), then there was an extended saxophone solo, then it was really good again... I don't know, man. I think it's a 5-star album but it's just.... not quite there. It wanders a bit too much. So here's a 4. But it's a really REALLY strong 4. "Sister Morphine" is such a killer deep cut, though. So is "Moonlight Mile." Dang it. Okay, here's a 5. But it's a soft 5.

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Thu May 12 2022
5

brabo. bem diferente do Exile On Main Street. tem tudo o que os Stones fazem de melhor. Wild Horses e Sugar Brown são hinos absolutos.

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Sat May 21 2022
5

The Jimmy Miller era was The Stones at their absolute best. The epitome of Rock 'n' Roll, with all its roots and influences unraveled and laid bare. Though there are many timeless anthems on this album, my favorite track is probably "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." I feel like that track is fairly unique in their catalog, in that they start with an absolutely infectious chorus, but curiously choose to put it aside, in favor of going into one of the most exploratory instrumental jams of their career.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

Favourite stones album

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

Really great, timeless album. The hits are there, and I found myself enjoying the non-hits just as much, like "I Got the Blues" (with a great organ solo!), and the finishers "Dead Flowers" and "Moonlight Mile".

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

One of the Stones’ best albums. They’re at the height of their power here, taking blues, country and soul, making those genres their own, writing great songs and then jamming on them. “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” is probably my favorite song of theirs. That jazzy breakdown that ends up taking over the song… incredible stuff. I could jam to that forever.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Lotta hits

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

This album had a lot of songs that I have heard somewhere else before but I never really knew where it came from. Overall it was a good album and I can see myself listening to it again

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

Prior to listening, I was expecting less than what I got. This album just reeks of pure rock'n'roll. The album starts off with the fantastic opening known as "Brown Sugar", later leading into classics such as "I Got the Blues" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" With a wide variety of instruments such as the keyboards (used prior?) and even some jazz instruments. I am satisfied with getting more than I expected, and will admit the Stones are better than what I thought.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

Best tracks: Brown Sugar, Wild Horses Sleeper: Moonlight Mile

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

Es ridículo lo bueno que es este disco. Aguante el rock clásico.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Great album the whole way through!

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Cant You Hear Me Knocking, while being on the best songs ever, is easy shorthanded in movies to communicate sleazy business goings-on.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

This album has my favorite Stones song - Wild Horses; but has other great songs in Brown Sugar, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Moonlight Mile. 8/10

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Excelente disco con muy buenas melodías, muchas de ellas muy reconocidas, con acordes simples y efectivos. Buena combinación de guitarras y batería

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

The high energy songs are just that... High energy, mixing your traditional rock and roll with wind, brass, and percussion, creating an almost orchestral feeling... And don't even get me started on that organ solo in I got the blues.... Good lord that was good.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
5

I was born in 1971 and this album is arguably the best from that year. With the exception of Brown Sugar being cringe to listen to, this is a fantastic album. Imagine if Exile on Main Street, Let It Bleed, and Beggars Banquet didn't exist—Sticky Fingers would be considered a masterpiece. It's a fabulous album with no less than 6 tracks being Classic Rock radio stalwarts but somehow don't feel tired when listened to in its entirety. With Charlie Watts recent passing I paid particular attention to the percussion on the album which is, of course, amazing. Great listen.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
5

This is a well-integrated album. Every song sounds like it belongs vs. some of the late sixties offerings, where the hits sound like they belong on another album. They move effortlessly from rock to blues to R&B and country twang and the production isn't quite as greasy as the Exile LP. Bobby Keys sax playing is standout especially in "Can't you Hear Me Knocking" where he leads off a very un-Stones like instrumental passage that ends with a Mick Taylor solo to fade out. For some reason (maybe the addition of Taylor) the guitar playing caught my attention more on this LP, but it's funny that the guitar work I was most impressed with was Ry Cooder in Sister Morphine. I'm tempted to deduct a point for the slaver whipping his women around midnight, but I'll pass seeing they pulled the song from live shows.

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Sun Aug 21 2022
5

I kinda get why they were pressured to drop Brown Sugar from their live setlist. Yeah Keith says it's anti-slavery but is it? Is it proslavery? Is it about Bowie's Lady Grinning Soul? Is it about brown heroin? Smart money says Keith doesn't remember so yeah stop playing it live. Great song though - assuming it's not pro-slavery Apparently Keith was MIA from both Sway and Moonlight Mile - just the two Micks on guitar. The jam at the end of Sway has Mick Taylor's best solo. Little known fact: Pete Townshend sang backup vocals on Sway. Wild Horses is a crazy good song. One of the Stones best acoustic songs. When I listen to most of the songs from this era with long jams tagged on I think the jam should have been left on the cutting room floor. Can You Hear Me Knocking isn't a good song until the jam starts and Bobby Keyes enters. He still can’t save the song. You Gotta Move, is excellent. I like how the Stones threw in the odd cover during this era and also like how they mixes unrecorded covers into their live shows After Bitch the album really gets good. I Got The Blues is another excellent ballad with lots of depth and breadth including an insane hammond organ solo that I assume is Billy Preston. This is at least tied for best song on the LP. The haunting Sister Morphine is a beauty. Nothing like an anti drug song written by drug addicts. It just doesn't get any better than this. Dead Flowers is one of my top 10 Stones Songs. Fuck their hits. Moonlight Mile is a sleeper. I like it more each time I hear it.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Very good, no bad songs. Favourite so far

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

Can't You Hear Me Knocking is one of the Stones most under-appreciated song, at least measured by popular radio playback.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

S obzirom da se otvara s brown sugar koja ne da je problematična nego hiperproblematična, ovaj album je i dalje bezobrazno dobar. Meni vjerojatno najbolja ploča stonesa

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Discazo. Un tema mejor que el otro. Lo adoro

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

Listen.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

certified classic rock n roll album

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

I really enjoy this album. Might have surpassed Exile as my favorite Stones album with this listen. Can’t go wrong w these guys. The long ass outro on Can’t Hear me Knocking that I just learned was improvised WOWZERS. I Got the Blues is such a beautiful song that I’d really never given a chance. Sister Morphine too. The acoustic rhythm and electric riffing overplay and then the drums hit like halfway through it FUCK. Mick jagger is also a poet. Sweet cousin Cocaine lay your cool hand on my head. Some fucking rockstars. The blending of styles on here is something else- they could do everything. Dead Flowers’s saloon cowboy thumpy cigarette smoking vibe into the beautiful orchestral doing-shrooms-in-the-woods with your girl and being satisfied with your life Moonlight Mile. That’s one of my favorite songs ever. I remember driving riley home from pittsburgh and listening to Moonlight Mile with her asleep on my shoulder and feeling at peace with the universe. Such a calmingly serene piece of art. Sticky Fingers is so good. There’s not one bad song on it.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

9/10

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

Incredible listen. Iconic record. That is all.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

Hey, finally a Stones album and a great one at that. "Sticky Fingers" is the 9th British and 11th American studio album for the Rolling Stones. It is the first album on their Rolling Stone label and the first usage of their tongue and cheek logo. The iconic cover is a photo from Andy Warhol's art collective, The Fancy, and featured an actual working zipper. Later pressings had to remove the actual zipper due to it damaging the vinyl. It is considered one of the all-time best album covers. Musically, the Stones went back to a more blues, R&B and country focus from previous albums which had pyschedelic elements. One of the reasons is that Mick Taylor replaced Brian Jones on guitar. And Mick Taylor brings a lot to the table on this. Songs were recorded at both Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama and in Stargroves in the UK. The lyrics are basically about girls and drugs. The music has just a dirty and nasty feel and vibe. The second album side is a highlight for me where they write and record pretty much the best songs about drugs ever...ever. One of the most recognizable rock and roll guitar riffs opens up "Brown Sugar." The swagger. The groove. Booby Keys on tenor sax. I've always like Mick Jagger on the maracas. Lyrically, this song would not get recorded today..about girls, drugs and other things. One of my favorite deep album cuts from anyone is "Sway" with the incredible bottleneck slide guitar and ending guitar solo from Mick Taylor. Charlie Watts. Keith Richard's backing vocals. "It's just that demon life has got me in its sway." And speaking of great lyrics, "Wild Horses" has some the Stones' best and is about staying with someone who's done you wrong. A country song ( yes and not the last one) written with Gram Parsons. Both Mick Taylor and Keith Richards on acoustic guitar. Let's keep talking about Keif as he just delivers one of the best and most bad-ass guitar openings ever in "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and continues throughout the song. Jagger on the lady prowl. The main song is only about 2:43 but the tape machine was left on after the band ended the song where they proceeded to just jam. To me, Prince seems to pay homage to this jam on his album version of "I Can Never Take the Place of Your Man." The second druggy side kicks in with their straight-forward rocker "Bitch." Great horns. Another nasty bad-ass guitar solo. Can we say heroin. "Ya, when you call my name, I salivate like Pavlov's dog." Speaking of heroin, "Sister Morphine" was written with Marianne Faithfull. Great slide guitar by Ry Cooler and piano/organ by Jim Nitzche. The darkest song on a pretty dark album. Continuing the heroin theme, "Dead Flowers" was a song inspired by Gram Parsons. Their second country-based song. Jagger with a southern US accent. Mick Taylor and Keith Richard's on the honkey-tonk guitars. "Moonlight Mile" ends the album and is another one of the Stones' deep album gems and a ballad at that. Jagger and Taylor on the guitars. The songs ends majestically with strings. Most likely about loneliness/alienation on the road. It does mention cocaine to keep the drug focus going. It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite Stones' album but as you can see, which actually surprised me after I finished, this album contains a lot of personal musical highlights and great songs...not only in the Stones catalog but in rock and roll and any music style in general.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

This album is just full of classics and might be their best. I'm listening to it again now just because I liked it so much. It rocks, has great hooks, and features a fully-committed Jagger belting out the no-nonsense, often-edgy lyrics.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

CD

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

Let's just address the elephant in the room right away. Yes, "Brown Sugar" is icky as hell lyrically. But musically it's as strong an opener as the Rolling Stones ever delivers. After the disbandment of the Beatles the previous the year, Sticky Fingers feels like the Stones proving, that those hyper popular 60's bands would continue to have a voice leading into the next decade as well; with the Stones later proving that they would still have a voice even some 50 years later. This also finds the band venturing further into both jazz and country which really suits the frantic sound the Stones is equally capable of delivering. Also a review of Sticky Fingers without a mention of the absolute pinnacle of this record: "Wild Horses". So here goes. "Wild Horses"? Wow.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

For sure a milestone in the ever-expanding career of the Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers contains some of Jagger and Richards' best songwriting. Mixed with a band that sound so incredibly in sync and the product is bound to be extraordinary. While 'Can't Hear Me Knocking' and 'Dead Flowers' showcase the band at their grooviest best, the biggest highlight is without a doubt 'Wild Horses' which is as beautiful as 'Brown Sugar' is creepy. The use of 'Wild Horses' in the Gimme Shelter documentary - with the camera panning over the faces of the then-young group contemplating their own lives and the stark contrast to the tragedy at Altamont Free Concert - is one of the greatest moments of rock and roll ever caught on film.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

This is what I think about when I think Rolling Stones

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Sun Sep 25 2022
5

Music doesn’t get much better, a fine album from one history’s most important groups.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Pretty much banging from start to finish, few tracks that were a tad slow for my taste but still great

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Just a classic, with every kind of rock and roll you need. From jazz and blues, to acoustic ballads, to excellent riffs. Probably the most consistent stones album.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

After enduring a Smashing Pumpkins double album this record was a glorious relief. Everything you want from a Stones album with some copper bottomed classics. Best song, with some rivals, Wild Horses.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

Love this album. Their best, in my opinion. I have no more words.

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

Un clásico con todas las letras, que nunca me había tomado el tiempo de disfrutar y debería haberlo hecho

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

Hells yeah buddy boys.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

Awesome!

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Wed Oct 19 2022
5

Great album. Brown Sugar and Can't You Hear Me Knocking are my favorites, but Wild Horses, Dead Flowers and Sway are all killer tracks. Legendary band for good reason and I was lucky enough to see their full lineup in Denver in 2019. They live up to the hype of 50+ years, which you just can't say about many other bands ever.

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Sat Oct 22 2022
5

Oh baby - five stars all the way

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Great album! Never listened to the Stones apart from best of, but this was really good.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Fuck yes. Love this album.

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

Best Rolling Stones album

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Cannot believe that this superb album currently has an average review score under 4! Looking at the low score reviews makes me think that there is something seriously wrong with some of the people using this website >:[ I've loved this album for more than 30 years, and it was a pleasure to have an excuse to listen to it again. It's the third in a hot streak of four albums that will all get 5 stars from me, and probably the most varied. The remastered edition released in 2015 is well worth buying, even if you have an earlier version.

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Sat Nov 26 2022
5

Near-flawless

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Tue Sep 29 2020
4

actually a 7

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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

Better than expected yet somehow still a bit disappointing. 4 stars, though.

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

I feel bad not giving this a 5 or anything, but it's a good, solid, blues rock record. A little slower in spots, and a few songs feel kind of formulaic for the Stones. Also, the less said about the lyrics to "Brown Sugar", the better. Still a killer song. Favorite tracks: "Brown Sugar", "Bitch", "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"

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Thu Oct 29 2020
4

Great

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Wed Nov 11 2020
4

Classic

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Tue Dec 22 2020
4

cool

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Wed Nov 04 2020
4

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Tue Jan 12 2021
4

Superb. Not quite a 5 star experience but there isn’t anything to crumble about.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Amazing album art, amazing music. I don't know if I'd call it their prime, but definitely genre defining and ceiling breaking for them

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

This is that classic rock dad rock straight to the veins with the nostalgia type of vibe. I feel like I've heard this record lifetimes before my own.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

4/5. The back half gets a little plodding (I Got The Blues especially feels useless) but the high energy tracks are spectacular blues jams and the ballads are the most iconic and well put together of their catalogue

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Great album, classic rock and roll, lots of great tracks

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

The rolling stones are the rolling stones yup nothing crazy

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

It's the Rolling Stones! A classic entry of theirs. A bluesy funk infuses the album.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

Pretty good. From the time before they became arena rock stuff.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Classic Rolling Stones, as classic as classic rock can get.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Quality Stones album, add it to the faves.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

I really love the guitar on Moonlight Mile

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

If you like their thing you can't really fault this run of Stones albums.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Audi hat mit doch zugesagt. Ich werde wohl absagen.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Album Side one starts off with a flourish with Brown Sugar. Wild Horses and Can't You Hear Me Knocking are great. Bitch sounds like it should be on Side one, as it sounds like two albums. One that is fast and rhythmic. The second seems thrown together. The great songs are historic, the rest is forgettable. 3.5

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

Classic rock and roll. Great stuff.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

classic stones

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Vibey! Not my fav, but a nice calm moment.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Good straight blues.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Really BLUESY - You gotta move Love the vibes on this album. At one point there was sad? The sound they are creating is so unique and bluesy! Lots of unexpected instruments - violin on the last song? Saxophone?

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

Very good. 8-9/10 1. Can't You Hear Me Knocking 2. Wild Horses 3. Moonlight Mile

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Sprøde melodier

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

good one, very rocksy, never heard it full before

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

Bueno

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

I love The Rolling Stones even if I cannot look at Mick Jagger :).

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Good rock album.

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