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Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

1971

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Sat Jan 28 2023
4

En tant que directeur officiel du club des détraqueurs des Rolling Stones, je me retrouve bien embêté devant cet album de plutôt bonne facture. Je décide donc d'accorder la note de 4/5 dans l'anonymat je l'espère le plus total.

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Sat Jan 28 2023
4

Un très bel hommage des Rolling Stones envers le roi de la couillasse, j'ai nommé Bruce Springsteen. Je pense que je n'apprends rien à personne en disant que le lundi est un jour particulier dans mon entreprise puisque c'est le jour où nous nous faisons livrer des panières de fruits frais. Et justement, en ce lundi matin, n'ayant pas beaucoup de travail, je décidai de manger une poignée d'entre eux en écoutant les Rolling Stones. Laissez-moi maintenant vous partager une difficulté à laquelle je suis confronté pour que vous compreniez là où mène cette anecdote. Étant astreint à recevoir des appels téléphoniques de clients, seules quelques options s'offrent à moi pour justifier le fait de m'absenter un instant de mon bureau. Sachant que le statut "va se chercher un café" ne figure pas dans le menu déroulant, je choisis systématiquement "restroom break", ce qui fait que le logiciel m'affiche comme étant aux toilettes environ trois heures par jour en cumulé. Ce qui m'amène à la mésaventure dont je voulais vous parler. En revenant de la cuisine après avoir jeté mes trognons de pomme et peaux de clémentine, je fus interpellé par mon patron devant tout l'open space: "Alors ça va la chiasse, espèce d'énorme porc ?" Croyez-le ou non, mais je fus extrêmement gêné par cette réflexion.

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Tue Jan 23 2024
4

I don’t know what it is about the Stones, but there’s something missing from their music that keeps me from loving them. Like, the songs here aren’t bad, the musicianship is very good, but there’s some intangible quality missing from it all that keeps their songs from really capturing me. Maybe it’s that, for a band who has often been called “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”, a lot of their songs kind of meander and don’t really have the energy level or edge that you’d expect out of a band with that moniker.

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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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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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Sat Mar 09 2024
2

Cocksucker Blues. That's not me talking, it's a documentary about them.

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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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