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The mother of them all (till the end of the month):

The Rolling Stones

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Exile on Main St. (1972) 47
Sticky Fingers (1971) 28
Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) 17
Aftermath (1966) 13
Let It Bleed (1969) 12
Goats Head Soup (1973) 12
Beggars Banquet (1968) 11
Between the Buttons [UK] (1967) 6
Dirty Work (1986) 6
Some Girls (1978) 5
The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965) 3
Black and Blue (1976) 2
Between the Buttons [US] (1967) 2
December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965) 2
Bridges to Babylon (1997) 1
A Bigger Bang (2005)1
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970) 1
Flowers (1967) 1
Out of Our Heads (1965) 1
12 X 5 (1964) 0
Voodoo Lounge (1994) 0
Steel Wheels (1989) 0
Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965) 0
Undercover (1983) 0
Tattoo You (1981) 0
Emotional Rescue (1980) 0
Got Live If You Want It! (1966) 0
It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974) 0
The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers) (1964) 0


Bee OK, Saturday, 21 April 2007 07:33 (twelve years ago) link

Aftermath (the Brit version). Cause it won't come close to winning, but is as good (or better) than any of the others.

JN$OT, Saturday, 21 April 2007 07:36 (twelve years ago) link

Disclaimer: If there is a poll already, than I am sorry as I couldn't find it...delete thread...but if not then please vote.

Used "favorite" to mix it up a little bit.

Bee OK, Saturday, 21 April 2007 08:21 (twelve years ago) link

The hardest decision of them all--would be happy with five or six different picks (all but one of them from the '60s). Went with Aftermath because it's a perfect bridge between their early '60s and later '60s stuff and also because I don't think there's a single song on it I dislike (but is there really a different British version?).

sw00ds, Saturday, 21 April 2007 12:10 (twelve years ago) link

14 track Brit version as opposed to the 11 track American one. The US version also adds "Paint it Black", which is missing from the Brit version. Different covers, too.

JN$OT, Saturday, 21 April 2007 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

Uh, ok, just checked the tracklisting. I do prefer the US version, mostly because it's what I'm familiar with, of course, but I don't really like the idea of ending the album with "what to do," which I always assumed was a much earlier song (I think I only know it from the second Hot Rocks collection), and doesn't sound to me like it would fit in at all, but maybe I'm wrong. "Going Home" makes much more sense as an album closer--I like it, but I also like having the option of not bothering with it, given that it's 11 minutes. Also prefer the US cover.

sw00ds, Saturday, 21 April 2007 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, the US cover is better.

JN$OT, Saturday, 21 April 2007 13:50 (twelve years ago) link

About time we get to vote for all of them. My vote for "Their Satanic Majesties...." is kind of original, although I know I have several ILM'ers with me in my pick. :)

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 21 April 2007 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

I vote for Around and Around, which is an incredible German import compilation from '65 or thereabouts.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 22 April 2007 00:58 (twelve years ago) link

xpost

Geir, I always thought Satanic Majesties was regarded as a failed attempt at psych?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

That was like the big consensus perspective on it in the '70s, wasn't it? It's interesting - seems to allude to the idea that the Stones were faking it (though it's actually quite a serious album) and/or that they had lost their true selves.

Tim Ellison, Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:25 (twelve years ago) link

I'd probably vote for it, too - not that it's their best compositionally or that their playing is best on it, but I just like it best.

Tim Ellison, Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:30 (twelve years ago) link

Maybe my speakers are mussed, but the highs in the first tune were always too shrill for me to get past it.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

Exile, natch. Fatigue is THE great rock and roll subject.

Kevin John Bozelka, Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:38 (twelve years ago) link

However flawed TSMR may be, it's a plenty honorable choice. They were hard to beat back then.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Sunday, 22 April 2007 02:21 (twelve years ago) link

Oh these threads keep disappearing!

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2007 01:48 (twelve years ago) link

The Rolling Stones have TOO MANY ALBUMS

I know, right?, Monday, 23 April 2007 01:54 (twelve years ago) link

Geir, I always thought Satanic Majesties was regarded as a failed attempt at psych?

A nice enough attempt for my taste, although "Sgt. Pepper" was of course better. But even a failed psych album is better than a great rock'n'roll album, hence my vote.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 23 April 2007 08:11 (twelve years ago) link

i'm pretty sure from memory that i voted for beggars banquet. at least i hope so. i just tried to vote, only to be informed that i'd already voted. if you'd caught me in a particular frame of mind i could have very well gone with sticky fingers

Charlie Howard, Monday, 23 April 2007 08:14 (twelve years ago) link

Between The Buttons (UK version) (just beats Aftermath and Exile)

Dr.C, Monday, 23 April 2007 08:51 (twelve years ago) link

. My vote for "Their Satanic Majesties...." is kind of original, although I know I have several ILM'ers with me in my pick. :)

-- Geir Hongro, Saturday, 21 April 2007 23:08 (Yesterday)


^^^ i agree with this racist...again(!)

600, Monday, 23 April 2007 08:54 (twelve years ago) link

So, a week to go with this one?

Mark G, Monday, 23 April 2007 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

Let It Bleed by a country mile, although I'm starting to really appreciate Flowers and Between the Buttons.

darin, Monday, 23 April 2007 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.nndb.com/people/765/000044633/promoshot85.jpg

(but not by much)

M@tt He1ges0n, Monday, 23 April 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

ha, i voted for satanic majesties. sentimental favorite.

get bent, Monday, 23 April 2007 19:55 (twelve years ago) link

Man, I just do not get the Satanic Majesties love at all. It just sounds to me like an interesting curio with a few good song ideas scattered about. Definitely at the very bottom of the '60s Stones album for me (the only one I would say I don't care much for).

sw00ds, Monday, 23 April 2007 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

i agree w/swoods. love 10,000 light years though

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Beggars has "Dear Doctor" and Let It Bleed has "Country Honk" - too close to call.

milo z, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 00:43 (twelve years ago) link

b

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 09:08 (twelve years ago) link

Regarding "Their Majesties..." I guess it's a bit like "The Elder", "The White Album"/"Let It Be" and some other in that it isn't a typical choice that actual fans of the band would pick, as it is kind of stylistically "atypical".

But here, there are non-fans voting too.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 09:10 (twelve years ago) link

Mmm, like the PFloyd poll then.

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

"Piper" was a very typical Pink Floyd album in 1967. :)

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 09:12 (twelve years ago) link

I fully expect to be the only person to vote for Black and Blue - but it's one of my favourite albums of all time, and I'm not even a massive Stones fan.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:08 (twelve years ago) link

Regarding "Their Majesties..." I guess it's a bit like "The Elder", "The White Album"/"Let It Be" and some other in that it isn't a typical choice that actual fans of the band would pick, as it is kind of stylistically "atypical".

Right - thanks for letting me know I'm not an "actual fan" of my all-time favourite band. "The White Album"/"Let It Be" is such a dumb way-off comparison.

sw00ds, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:35 (twelve years ago) link

But then, your love of Satanic Majesties makes sense (not speaking to other people here, only Geir) given that they more or less excised that terrible r&b noise for that album.

sw00ds, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:38 (twelve years ago) link

Well, I love "Their Satanic Majesties..." for the fact that it sounds more like Beatles than Stones. :)

(Then, part of "Let It Be" and "The White Album" sound more like Stones than Beatles)

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:39 (twelve years ago) link

[i]:)[/]

Whatever.

sw00ds, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:40 (twelve years ago) link

:)

Er, WHATEVER.

sw00ds, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:41 (twelve years ago) link

I never liked their "ah let's crank up the blooze one more time" style, so OK I'm a "SatMaj" fan.

I'm on a bit of a Stones trawl at the moment, getting some jolly nice orig albums and/or the jap LP facsimiles.

Let It Bleed is a bit rub, but a bit fine too.

Mark G, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 10:55 (twelve years ago) link

First, sorry as I made this poll due date way too long.

Since I do have time, however, I'm going to pull out three that I think deserve it and give them a spin. Exile on Main Street, unbelievably, didn't make that cut.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 April 2007 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

last day to vote

Bee OK, Monday, 30 April 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

i voted for exile then logged in under a different name and voted for sticky fingers

ghost rider, Monday, 30 April 2007 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

Is that what I need to do in order to vote for Dirty Work multiple times?q

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

not sure what time zone this thing is on but results will happen sometime today.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

Not sure what time zone you're on but here, it says "Poll ends June 01"

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

it should read "May 1"

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

But it doesn't!

Satanic has some of my all time favorite Stones songs on it, but is too uneven... Between Beggars, Bleed and Exile for me... I'll probably just pick one at random.

I eat cannibals, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:18 (twelve years ago) link

damn can we fix that and close this poll today?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:33 (twelve years ago) link

can we please close this poll? June 1 was a mistake and I want to know what wins, please!

Bee OK, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 03:14 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...
Let's revive this one on odd occasions. Until June 1.

Mark G, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:00 (twelve years ago) link

GHS?? srsly?

will, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

Goats Head Soup is great.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

i'm surprised beggars finished below goat's head soup

M@tt He1ges0n, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers) (1964) 0
12 X 5 (1964) 0
Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965) 0
Out of Our Heads (1965) 1
The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965) 3
December's Children (And Everybody's) (1965) 2
Aftermath (1966) 13
Got Live If You Want It! (1966) 0
Between the Buttons UK (1967) 6
Between the Buttons US (1967) 2
Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) 17
Flowers (1967) 1
Beggars Banquet (1968) 11
Let It Bleed (1969) 12
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (1970) 1
Sticky Fingers (1971) 28
Exile on Main St. (1972) 47
Goats Head Soup (1973) 12
It's Only Rock 'N Roll (1974) 0
Black and Blue (1976) 2
Some Girls (1978) 5
Emotional Rescue (1980) 0
Tattoo You (1981) 0
Undercover (1983) 0
Dirty Work (1986) 6
Steel Wheels (1989) 0
Voodoo Lounge (1994) 0
Bridges to Babylon (1997) 1
A Bigger Bang (2005) 1

One big crashdown in 1974!

Mark G, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

I'm mean, it's ok and all, but for my money it's tied with B&B (I KNOW I KNOW ILM <3 B&B) for their worst of the 70's. I'll Take IORAR over either...

i'm surprised beggars finished below goat's head soup
for real

will, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:22 (twelve years ago) link

Emotional Rescue is totally under-valued. I take it xhuxk didn't vote in this one?

will, Thursday, 31 May 2007 23:24 (twelve years ago) link

These are pretty unpredictable results and really awful as well.

sw00ds, Friday, 1 June 2007 00:09 (twelve years ago) link

I love "Satanic", but I doubt you'll find a lot of Stones fans who'd rank it as their third best album :)

Geir Hongro, Friday, 1 June 2007 01:25 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah this is annoying, I like these polls and there's no way that TSMR beat Let It Bleed without cheaters...shame, shame, shame!

iago g., Friday, 1 June 2007 02:16 (twelve years ago) link

Why not? Let It Bleed is good, but I wouldn't say it's hands-down better than TSMR.

Richard Wood Johnson, Friday, 1 June 2007 02:40 (twelve years ago) link

man, u ppl stoopid

Dr Morbius, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:11 (twelve years ago) link

diebold'd

rogermexico., Friday, 1 June 2007 03:51 (twelve years ago) link

2 (or 3--I can't remember) of the Aftermath votes were from me. Something should really be done to make multiple voting from the same IP address more difficult, at the very least.

XP

Fess up, Alfred, all those Dirty Work votes were from you, no?

JN$OT, Friday, 1 June 2007 06:11 (twelve years ago) link

I think Stan maj is better than Let it bleed.

I could say it's because SMR is less cynical, more psyche and less crummy blues, but then it's MY FAVOURITE not necessarily about which one's the best.

Do a "best" poll, everyone'd vote "exile" probably.

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 06:37 (twelve years ago) link

I don't find "Let It Bleed" particularly good, but it's way better than "Exile". If there is one album in the traditional canon that is underrated in this poll, then I would say "Beggar's Banquet" is the one. I mean, it contains "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man" and "No Expectations". Nuff said.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 1 June 2007 07:52 (twelve years ago) link

BB is seventh, that's hardly 'under-rated' considering how many there are here.

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 08:27 (twelve years ago) link

BB is obviously a lot better than "Goat's Head Soup". Plus I would say it is better than all of their "classic" 1969-72 albums too.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 1 June 2007 09:36 (twelve years ago) link

isn't flowers technically a comp?

davedestroybox, Friday, 1 June 2007 21:57 (twelve years ago) link

Fess up, Alfred, all those Dirty Work votes were from you, no?

Two, actually, and was quite prepared to accept bribes to vote some more.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 1 June 2007 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

xp: so what, it rules

sexyDancer, Friday, 1 June 2007 22:22 (twelve years ago) link

There's contrarian votes all over ILX, so why all the fuss on this thread?

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 1 June 2007 22:26 (twelve years ago) link

i want people to explain why they voted Goats Head Soup. grated i love this album but it not even remotely close to their best. these poll results are strange even for ILM. how the hell does Bridges to Babylon or A Bigger Bang even get one vote? but than i love the fact that Some Girls got five votes.

Bee OK, Saturday, 2 June 2007 05:05 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, the Goats Head Soup fiends should out/explain themselves.

JN$OT, Saturday, 2 June 2007 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

"A Bigger Bang" was considered sort of a "return to form", but granted I'd expect those who named it so to still vote for something from the late 60s or early 70s.

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 2 June 2007 18:02 (twelve years ago) link

I can see with some of the 60s psych fans on this board that Their Satanic Majesties Request would get some votes, but not that many and Beggars Banquet being that low is really surprising. I think "No Expectations" is the best song that Jagger and Richards ever wrote.

earlnash, Saturday, 2 June 2007 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...

holy 1965

Brio, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 01:22 (nine years ago) link

Classic ILXOR poll - just the right mix of contrarianism and trendiness.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 14:33 (nine years ago) link

just the right mix of contrarianism and trendiness

Should be the new board description for ILM

The whine that winks back at you (KMS), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:14 (nine years ago) link

Yep.

ILX = "I love Pet Sounds AND 'Kokomo!' Too bad 'Good Vibrations' and 'Help me Rhonda' were such pieces of shit."

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:48 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

setlist from London 2012 show

I Wanna Be Your Man
Get Off of My Cloud
It's All Over Now
Paint It Black
Gimme Shelter
(with Mary J. Blige)
Wild Horses
All Down the Line
I'm Going Down
(with Jeff Beck) (Live Debut)
Out of Control
One More Shot
Doom and Gloom
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
(with Bill Wyman)
Honky Tonk Women
(with Grrregory)
Before They Make Me Run
Happy
Midnight Rambler
(with Mick Taylor)
Miss You
Start Me Up
Tumbling Dice
Brown Sugar
Sympathy for the Devil
Encore:
You Can't Always Get What You Want
(With choir)
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Cherry oh Baby

Iago Galdston, Monday, 26 November 2012 00:34 (six years ago) link

Kind of an odd choice for Wyman to join them on; he didn't even play on the studio recording.

and I scream Fieri Eiffel Tower High (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 26 November 2012 01:23 (six years ago) link

Bridges to Babylon and A Bigger Bang got a vote

!

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Monday, 26 November 2012 01:35 (six years ago) link

Yeah, can't believe those two got votes and Tattoo You got none.

Nate Carson, Monday, 26 November 2012 03:58 (six years ago) link

would've voted for 'the rolling stones' (which isn't the same album as 'england's newest hitmakers'), which is the one i listen to most these days.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 26 November 2012 04:50 (six years ago) link

Dirty Work getting more votes than Some Girls or Flowers is one of those "only on ILM" things.

Room 227 (cryptosicko), Monday, 26 November 2012 05:15 (six years ago) link

soto got socks

buzza, Monday, 26 November 2012 05:22 (six years ago) link

Just noticing how many "BB" album titles they had: BB, BtheB, B&B, BtoB and aBB.

Too bad they were beaten to Blonde on Blonde, Back in Black or Beaucoups of Blues.

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:06 (six years ago) link

lol buzza

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:10 (six years ago) link

Would have voted for Sticky Fingers

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 26 November 2012 17:35 (six years ago) link

They ended their concert with Cherry Oh Baby? What an odd choice

Panaïs Pnin (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 26 November 2012 21:46 (six years ago) link

that was my mistake, Yellow Kid. That was playing on the PA as people filed out!

Iago Galdston, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:47 (six years ago) link

I guess Street Fighting Man is a little too risky to play these days, lol

Iago Galdston, Monday, 26 November 2012 21:48 (six years ago) link

I dunno if this is the thread for it but I finally saw Crossfire Hurricane and while the interview content isn't necessarily anything new, goddamn I loved some of that footage (no not just naked mick bending over in front of the camera O_O). also cool to get more horse's mouth stuff from Taylor, even if it's stuff I already knew.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 November 2012 21:56 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

How I'd rank their discography.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:20 (two weeks ago) link

Well done. Interesting that Goat’s Head Soup escaped Meh status. I like it but I understand it has its share of detractors.

Three Borads and the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:26 (two weeks ago) link

Ha!

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:37 (two weeks ago) link

Just noticed that the title, like that of Finnegans Wake, contains no apostrophe, sorry.

Three Borads and the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:39 (two weeks ago) link

I disliked Goats Head Soupp for years thanks to that pustule called "Angie," but I saved it for the sake of "Winter," "Coming Round Again," and "100 Years Ago."

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:43 (two weeks ago) link

Fair enough

Three Borads and the HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 October 2019 12:45 (two weeks ago) link


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