AftermathThe Rolling Stones
Heard before: not in its entirety An Album that confirms my suspicions that the Stones are overrated. The only redeeming features of this album are some interesting moments of instrumentation - e.g. marimba on Under My Thumb, which also features a lovely guitar tone. But that track is ruined by Jagger’s awful singing and distasteful lyrics, which also colour the rest of the album. They’re not Brown Sugar-bad, but still left me feeling a little queasy. When the lyrics aren’t bad, they’re boring, and when the band are playing blues tunes I’d rather listen to Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters etc.