What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

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Best UK album?

Aftermath
3
14%
Between the Buttons
1
5%
Beggar's Banquet
3
14%
Let It Bleed
3
14%
Sticky Fingers
7
33%
Exile on Main Street
4
19%
 
Total votes: 21

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby OUTPLAY » 07 Sep 2021, 23:53

Well Sticky Fingers is certainly not their best - half of it is shit!
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Rorschach » 08 Sep 2021, 09:34

OUTPLAY wrote:Well Sticky Fingers is certainly not their best - half of it is shit!


The voice of reason!

I hate the damn album, it has so many songs I detest. Wild fucking Horses for a start.
Bugger off.

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby robertff » 08 Sep 2021, 10:52

der Freiherr wrote:
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I see what you did there !


I did too, for the record.


The more Keith sings,* the better they sound!


* with and without Mick



Really? You honestly think that? Without Mick the Stones would never have got off first base, let alone in a position to challenge the Beatles' superiority in the 60s. Really can't imagine Keith singing Satisfaction, JJ Flash, Honky Tonk, Brown Sugar etc. with anything like the effectiveness, swagger and power of Mick. Keith had a thin weedy voice, no power in it and now it just croaks.

No wait, this is just a wind-up isn't it no-one would believe that Keith was the better singer for the Stones would they? Okay, you got me.


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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Purgatory Brite » 08 Sep 2021, 10:54

Sticky Fingers

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Sep 2021, 12:56

robertff wrote:
der Freiherr wrote:The more Keith sings,* the better they sound!


* with and without Mick



Really? You honestly think that? Without Mick the Stones would never have got off first base, let alone in a position to challenge the Beatles' superiority in the 60s. Really can't imagine Keith singing Satisfaction, JJ Flash, Honky Tonk, Brown Sugar etc. with anything like the effectiveness, swagger and power of Mick. Keith had a thin weedy voice, no power in it and now it just croaks.


Of course I honestly think that. I've been saying stuff like this for years! I agree that Mick Jagger is crucial to their success, he's just my least favorite part of the band. I like them as a band, and I especially like it when more than one person is singing. I love Keith's harmony vocals. Happily, I don't dislike Mick Jagger so much that he preempts any pleasure I might find in Brown Sugar or Jumping Jack Flash or what have you.
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby OUTPLAY » 08 Sep 2021, 14:34

Rorschach wrote:
OUTPLAY wrote:Well Sticky Fingers is certainly not their best - half of it is shit!


The voice of reason!

I hate the damn album, it has so many songs I detest. Wild fucking Horses for a start.


Dreadful song with a horribly overwrought vocal.

'Moonlight Mile' is on that one, isn't it? that's a beauty
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Rorschach » 08 Sep 2021, 14:45

OUTPLAY wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
OUTPLAY wrote:Well Sticky Fingers is certainly not their best - half of it is shit!


The voice of reason!

I hate the damn album, it has so many songs I detest. Wild fucking Horses for a start.


Dreadful song with a horribly overwrought vocal.

'Moonlight Mile' is on that one, isn't it? that's a beauty


I hate that one as well. BORING!
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Sep 2021, 15:15

Rorschach wrote:
OUTPLAY wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
The voice of reason!

I hate the damn album, it has so many songs I detest. Wild fucking Horses for a start.


Dreadful song with a horribly overwrought vocal.

'Moonlight Mile' is on that one, isn't it? that's a beauty


I hate that one as well. BORING!


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The only one not that good is the knocking one.

But it is not their best album.

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby robertff » 08 Sep 2021, 15:33

Rorschach wrote:
OUTPLAY wrote:Well Sticky Fingers is certainly not their best - half of it is shit!


The voice of reason!

I hate the damn album, it has so many songs I detest. Wild fucking Horses for a start.





Why not just put us all out of our misery and just say that you don't like the Rolling Stones - end of.



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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Sep 2021, 16:04

Can't believe Sticky Fingers is running away with this.
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Sep 2021, 16:17

GoogaMooga wrote:Can't believe Sticky Fingers is running away with this.


Why? There's filler on every Stones album. Sticky Fingers doesn't have any more than the other albums in your poll.

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Sep 2021, 16:22

Matt Wilson wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Can't believe Sticky Fingers is running away with this.


Why? There's filler on every Stones album. Sticky Fingers doesn't have any more than the other albums in your poll.


I like it well enough, it's just that it is the one I like a little less than the others. It is coarse, raucous. When your big hit is "Brown Sugar", it's very "rawk".
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Sep 2021, 16:24

No Brian Jones, either.
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Sep 2021, 16:31

GoogaMooga wrote:No Brian Jones, either.


He's barely on Let it Bleed and Beggars as well.

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Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Sep 2021, 16:56

Matt Wilson wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:No Brian Jones, either.


He's barely on Let it Bleed and Beggars as well.


... which leads us to Aftermath. All roads lead to Aftermath. :)
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Sep 2021, 16:57

GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:No Brian Jones, either.


He's barely on Let it Bleed and Beggars as well.


... which leads us to Aftermath. All roads lead to Aftermath. :)


Great album, but plenty of filler on side two. Not to mention "Going Home."

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Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Sep 2021, 17:02

Matt Wilson wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
He's barely on Let it Bleed and Beggars as well.


... which leads us to Aftermath. All roads lead to Aftermath. :)


Great album, but plenty of filler on side two. Not to mention "Going Home."


Doesn't matter when the high points are so high. This is Brian Jones' grand statement - Brian Jones, the founder and embodiment of Rolling Stones.
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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Sep 2021, 17:04

GoogaMooga wrote:
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... which leads us to Aftermath. All roads lead to Aftermath. :)


Great album, but plenty of filler on side two. Not to mention "Going Home."


Doesn't matter when the high points are so high. This is Brian Jones' grand statement - Brian Jones, the founder and embodiment of Rolling Stones.


LOL, yeah, but you can say that about any Stones album with filler: "Doesn't matter when the high points are so high."

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Postby Positive Passion » 08 Sep 2021, 17:51

Matt Wilson wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
Great album, but plenty of filler on side two. Not to mention "Going Home."


Doesn't matter when the high points are so high. This is Brian Jones' grand statement - Brian Jones, the founder and embodiment of Rolling Stones.


LOL, yeah, but you can say that about any Stones album with filler: "Doesn't matter when the high points are so high."


Well indeed!

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Re: What is the Rolling Stones' greatest UK album?

Postby Six String » 08 Sep 2021, 19:59

Who listens to the Stones for imaginative? Exile is a return to their love for pure rock and roll. There isn’t one album of theirs that doesn’t have songs they could have left off and that is true with most artists/bands so pretty par for the course.
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