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From the swaggering frustration in the first song ("I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping," Mick Jagger sings in the hyper "Rocks Off"), the Stones speed through familiar neighborhoods of country, blues, and R&B onExile. They never even bother to stop when they've crashed into something. They don't leap into new worlds so much as master the old ones, turningSlim Harpo's blues obscurity "Hip Shake" into a harp-and-piano steamroller and setting spines a-cracking in "Ventilator Blues." Both "Tumbling Dice" and Keith Richards's "Happy" have become hits, but the 1972 album is most notable for its overall murky adrenaline.--Steve Knopper
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Label:  Virgin Records Us
ArtistThe Rolling Stones
Release Date:  July 26, 1994
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review by . October 14, 1998
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Definitely an album that you want to be stranded with on a desert island. Not as commercial as some of the Stones other releases except maybe for Tumbling Dice. The Stones explore new styles and perform them very well. Rocks Off is a great song with gritty guitars, piano, and vocals. Shine A Light is an especially great tune with its gospel setting and the neat underwater effect on the guitar solos by Mick Taylor. Even some of the weaker numbers have strong moments like the saxaphone solo by Bobbie …
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