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Old 03-18-2006, 02:14 AM   #1
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Exile on main street- What so good about it??

I am not a huge fan of the stones, in fact I think that they are way overrated. Anyway, a couple of mates of mine who are both huge stones fans accused me of being narrow-minded and challenged me to listen to Exile. After three listens, I really think that it's a piece of crap, and I don't know for the life of me why people rate this album so highly!! The songs on a whole seem to lack melody , and the album itself isn't pushing boundaries the way the beatles' albums used to.

Honestly, I feel that u2 would be ripped apart if they released a record of this quality, but the stones seem to get away with it.

Am I missing something here?? Do I need to give it more time and let it grow on me?? I would be interested in knowing what other people think of it...
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I liked it just fine...
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Re: Exile on main street- What so good about it??

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I am not a huge fan of the stones, in fact I think that they are way overrated. Anyway, a couple of mates of mine who are both huge stones fans accused me of being narrow-minded and challenged me to listen to Exile. After three listens, I really think that it's a piece of crap, and I don't know for the life of me why people rate this album so highly!! The songs on a whole seem to lack melody , and the album itself isn't pushing boundaries the way the beatles' albums used to.

Honestly, I feel that u2 would be ripped apart if they released a record of this quality, but the stones seem to get away with it.

Am I missing something here?? Do I need to give it more time and let it grow on me?? I would be interested in knowing what other people think of it...
if you don't like it, then you don't like it.
for me, it's THE reason that every stones album after it didn't seem as vital and great.
it's one of the best records i've ever heard.

are you missing something? i don't know.
but i know that without it, I would certainly be missing something.
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Great rock for its era and it is so raw.
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Re: Exile on main street- What so good about it??

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I am not a huge fan of the stones, in fact I think that they are way overrated. Anyway, a couple of mates of mine who are both huge stones fans accused me of being narrow-minded and challenged me to listen to Exile. After three listens, I really think that it's a piece of crap, and I don't know for the life of me why people rate this album so highly!! The songs on a whole seem to lack melody , and the album itself isn't pushing boundaries the way the beatles' albums used to.

Honestly, I feel that u2 would be ripped apart if they released a record of this quality, but the stones seem to get away with it.

Am I missing something here?? Do I need to give it more time and let it grow on me?? I would be interested in knowing what other people think of it...
I think exactly the same way. I really can't "get" the stones too
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I think exactly the same way. I really can't "get" the stones too
Agreed, just listened to it another time and am still not getting it.
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All of you who don't "get" The Stones, have you listened to their "40 Licks" compilation, because that's really a nice....nah bloody awesome bunch of classics .
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All of you who don't "get" The Stones, have you listened to their "40 Licks" compilation, because that's really a nice....nah bloody awesome bunch of classics .
I will download it of Bearshare right now...
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All of you who don't "get" The Stones, have you listened to their "40 Licks" compilation, because that's really a nice....nah bloody awesome bunch of classics .
I agree with that 100%.
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I prefer Sticky Fingers myself...

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Ahem...

What's NOT to love about Exile...? It's so raw, has a ton of great bluesy stuff on it, a decent Keef song (), and Shine A Light, one of my favorite Stones songs ever.

I also am fascinated with the entire time period in which it was recorded. There was a book of photographs taken that was out a few years ago, but it was something ridiculous like $300 and a limited edition, so sadly I never got my hands on it, but how cool would that have been?
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the name of the album. That's it
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What's NOT to love about Exile...? It's so raw, has a ton of great bluesy stuff on it, a decent Keef song (), and Shine A Light, one of my favorite Stones songs ever.

I also am fascinated with the entire time period in which it was recorded. There was a book of photographs taken that was out a few years ago, but it was something ridiculous like $300 and a limited edition, so sadly I never got my hands on it, but how cool would that have been?
The stretch from Beggar's Banquet to Exile is one of the best run of albums by any group ever. Absolute brilliance...
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The stretch from Beggar's Banquet to Exile is one of the best run of albums by any group ever. Absolute brilliance...




Most definitely... My dad is a major Stones fan, and had em all. I cut my teeth on those records, when I first got into rock and roll.
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