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Aroundtable's Essentials: The Rolling Stones

The Aroundtable brings you some more essential listening from the bad boys of rock n' roll, to get you in the mood for Blues and Lonesome, their first new album in over a decade.

Sticky Fingers (1971) - Drugs may be one of the major themes of this album, but there is also sense of loss, frustration and world weariness, making Sticky Fingers an interesting listen. The ups and downs of the last ten years had taken its toll on the band and it’s reflected on this release. Standout Tracks: Brown Sugar, Bitch, Wild Horses, Sway, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking & Sister Morphine.

Exile On Main St (1972) - Although it was greeted with mixed reviews upon its initial release, the album has become regarded as one of their finest. This is a very bleak and weary sounding album, but this is one of the few double albums that grab you from the very first listen as well as revealing something new with every subsequent listen.

Standout Tracks: Rocks Off, Tumbling Dice, Shine A Light, Happy, Let it loose, All Down the line.

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