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Thread started 06/13/17 5:54am

heathilly

Exile on Main street Why do you like this album? Whats your favorite songs?

Exile on Main street by the rolling stones

Why do you like this album?

Whats your favorite songs?

Do You think its better than Let it Bleed?

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Reply #1 posted 06/13/17 7:28am

ThePanther

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1. Sticky Fingers

2. Let It Bleed

3. Beggar's Banquet

4. Exile on Main Street

5. Aftermath (?) [not sure what #5 is...]

I like Exile a lot, but it does have two or three really forgettable tracks. Sticky Fingers is all killer, no filler.

On Exile, my favorites are 'Shake Your Hops' (a Slim Harpo song), 'Tumbling Dice', and 'Sweet Virginia'.

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Reply #2 posted 06/13/17 10:28am

bobzilla77

Yeah it's great. One of those albums that carries a strong vibe. Even the weaker songs feel like an essential part of the whole work.

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But I'm OK with cherry picking the high points and there are a lot of them... Rocks Off, All Down The Line, Tumblin Dice, Sweet Virginia, Shake Your Hips, Soul Survivor, Loving Cup, Happy... some of the best stuff they ever did.

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Reply #3 posted 06/13/17 11:34am

NorthC

Mick Jagger once said that Exile shouldn't be played all at once, that it was designed as twenty minute bursts. Looking at it from that perspective, it works perfectly with sides 2 and 4 as my favourites.
I do agree with Panther's top 5, although Some Girls could also be a good # 5, if only for Before They Make Me Run and Beast of Burfen.
Don't ever lose your dreams.
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Reply #4 posted 06/13/17 12:47pm

heathilly

NorthC said:

Mick Jagger once said that Exile shouldn't be played all at once, that it was designed as twenty minute bursts. Looking at it from that perspective, it works perfectly with sides 2 and 4 as my favourites. I do agree with Panther's top 5, although Some Girls could also be a good # 5, if only for Before They Make Me Run and Beast of Burfen.

I agree with that because its very dense.

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Reply #5 posted 06/13/17 2:21pm

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It's been a grower for me over the years. I knew the hype about it and was pretty underwhelmed first time I heard it. It doesn't have an epically awesome track like Beggars Banquet or Let it Bleed or Sticky Fingers but it has an unusual vibe.
Favourite songs shrug maybe I Just Wanna See His Face, Ventilator Blues, Soul Survivor but they really dont stand head and shoulders above everything else.
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Reply #6 posted 06/13/17 3:45pm

runningbear

Album flows so well, Enjoy Tumbling Dice, Rocks Off, the fantastic lyricism of side 2s countyish songs, but will say the gospel flourishes of Let it Loose, Shine A Light are the highlights of this album.

Definately among their best, would put above Let it Bleed, more on par with Beggar's Banquet, but agree Sticky Fingers is their best. Goats Head Soup is not that far from the standard set by these Stones classics, quite underated, love Winter.

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Reply #7 posted 06/13/17 7:30pm

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This is my favorite Stones album, and I'm a huge fan. Probably "Stop Breaking Down", their version of an old blues song by Robert Johnson, might be my favorite track, but they're all great in their own way

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Reply #8 posted 06/15/17 7:23pm

luvsexy4all

one of the classic double albums...

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Reply #9 posted 06/15/17 7:49pm

mynameisnotsus
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Anyone seen the doco about the making of this album released a few years back?
I assume it's great just haven't got around to watching.

Been playing it the last few days, as well as Exile in Guyville, which is also super awesome worship
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Reply #10 posted 06/16/17 1:56am

NorthC

mynameisnotsusan said:

Anyone seen the doco about the making of this album released a few years back?
I assume it's great just haven't got around to watching.

Been playing it the last few days, as well as Exile in Guyville, which is also super awesome worship

Yes, I have. It tells the story of how they were hanging around in this big house in the south of France, getting high and doing some recording. Seemed like one big vacation to me!
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Reply #11 posted 06/16/17 3:44am

Laydown

The album has a natural flow through out. The first double album by the stones and they made it sound as best as they could,its raw and organic as Rock Blues could be.

My favs Tumbling Dice,Sweet Virginia,Happy,Stop Breaking Down(Robert Johnson song) and Rocks Off.

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Reply #12 posted 06/16/17 9:20am

peedub

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kinda makes me wanna go on a 6 week cocaine binge....

'67 to '81? can't touch the stones, man. that's rock n roll.

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Reply #13 posted 06/16/17 9:45am

rdhull

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I love it. It has rock, soul, gospel. My fav is Let It loose. Better than Bleed. At certain times during the week, yes. The lore of the recording sessions in France mansion adds to the listening pleasure. So does the muddied production values. For a good time call Exile.

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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