Friday, December 7th, 2012

The Rolling Stones, In Order

23. Dirty Work

22. Bridges to Babylon

21. Steel Wheels

20. A Bigger Bang

19. Their Satanic Majesties Request

18. Voodoo Lounge

17. Emotional Rescue

16. Undercover

15. Goats Head Soup

14. It's Only Rock 'n Roll

13. The Rolling Stones, Now!

12. 12 x 5

11. The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hit Makers)

10. Between the Buttons

9. Out of Our Heads

8. Aftermath

7. Some Girls

6. Black and Blue

5. Beggars Banquet

4. Tattoo You

3. Let It Bleed

2. Sticky Fingers

1. Exile On Main Street

Related: Exile On Main Street, In Order

17 Comments / Post A Comment

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

this list is pure received stones wisdom except "6. Black and Blue"

Dave Bry (#422)

@Brad Nelson 1) That's okay with me. I'm just being honest, not trying to intentionally subvert any set of received wisdom. Sometimes people agree on things because they're right. 2) There are some "Some Girls" fans who are quite upset over the fact that "Tattoo You" is ranked above it. I was wondering how people would feel about that one in particular. It is my opinion that "Tattoo You" is vastly under-rated. But I have maybe not been reading the same sources of received wisdom that you have? Has "Tattoo You" been so upwardly revised in the conventional rankings? (Is there some official authority I don't know about?) If so, GOOD! It rules! Especially side 2!

Brad Nelson (#2,115)

@Dave Bry it's okay i'm just mad that satanic majesties and some girls aren't 1 & 2 respectively

Dave Bry (#422)

Hahaha. I'm going to have some of what you're having…

dado (#102)

On Between the Buttons, there is a song called "Something Happened to Me Yesterday". Does anyone know what happened?

@dado it's about dropping acid for the first time

Jay Casey@facebook (#239,149)

*puffs on pipe* *turns pipe around and points while stroking chin with other hand* *clears throat* Rolling Stones sound like a bunch of black boys singing without feeling

Rolling Stones Now is some hot hot R&B considering it's a buncha white boys. Better than half the albums ranked above it.

lexalexander (#2,960)

"Let It Bleed" = #1.

ComradePsmith (#4,477)

People who rank "Satanic Majesties" at 19 are the same sort of people who don't want the Monkees in the rock and roll hall of fame.

ComradePsmith (#4,477)

@ComradePsmith Although "December's Children" isn't really a proper album, it should be ranked because it's the only one with "Blue Turns to Grey" on it.

Bryan Keller (#3,804)

Pretty much spot on, except Goats Head Soup should be bumped up a few positions.

mattcornell (#3,429)

Let it Bleed should be at number one. Satanic Majesties should be higher than anything post-70s. That is all.

Studio Albums. Pffft. I'm gonna go get some Ya Ya's.

musicmope (#428)

The reputation of Satanic Majesties has been utterly revised since the mid-Eighties and it's now generally thought of as one of the Stones' strongest. Not their best album, but arguably their most influential on bands that matter from that period onwards.

And Black and Blue is super-lazy sounding; "Fool to Cry" is terrible. Why they didn't stick "Slave" on it, I have no idea.

Dave Bry (#422)

@musicmope God, if Black and Blue is lazy sounding, then that's just my kind of lazy. I love "Fool to Cry." And I love "Slave," too. So it makes sense that is was written back then.

I love "2000 Light Years," and the horns arrangement on "She's a Rainbow." But most of Satanic Majesties sounds like a Monty Python skit.

Charles Bogle (#8,706)

Between The Buttons is one of their most underrated albums if you ask me (what's that? no one did? got it!):

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