Re: Recommend me Three Stones albums
Date: May 24, 2012 19:53
IF you are only going to get 3 Stones albums for your collection, and want to have a broad, wide-ranging scope of their work, then I would go with this:
1. The London Years - the singles collection. This 3 cd set is all of their big hits and B-Sides from the start thru Brown Sugar and Wild Horses.
2. Jump Back. This is a greatest hits set of pretty much all of their hits since The London Years.
3. Voodoo Lounge. This is the quintessential Stones album that represents all that they are about, released some 30+ years after they had formed. It's dirty, bluesy, rock at its finest, with a vast array of songs and instrumentation. An immediate classic from the first note allll the way thru to the end.
...After all that, if you feel so inclined to continue to branch out, let your ears wander wherever you want. They do have some truly great albums - Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Let It Bleed, Tattoo You, Goats Head Soup, Beggars Banquet, Stripped, Black and Blue, Flashpoint, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out, Aftermath (US version), A Bigger Bang, but some of their early albums are hardly ever played by me....I would definitely reiterate what others here have said, and not start with Exile on Main Street. While one of their best albums, it is not the place to start. If this is the first album that you heard by the Stones, I'm not overly confident that you'd be swayed toward thinking so highly of them. It is something that one must approach after absorbing much of their other output.
Whatever you decide, best of luck to you, and enjoy!!