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Never...Under Any Circumstances: 'Dirty Work'
Most often: BB and Aftermath.
No 2 and ABB are the only ones I rarely play. The former mainly because the best tunes are on EPs and compilations.
A great opener, FancyBluesFan!
But I must admit that since taking The Digital Turn I don't listen very much albums any longer, similarly like Stoneage put it. Just singular songs from here and there. Many times I pick up some song discussed here at IORR, and then go on from there, as I feel like. (The last one was "No Use In Crying" after which I ended up listening the whole TATTOO YOU album). Surely some new releases are the ones I tend up listen more closely, the last one was Dylan's latest that I listen for many weeks from the start to the end. However, as the online business nowadays allows, I might listen stuff that I wouldn't have earlier (when I needed to buy the record to hear the stuff) just out of curiosity and lack of anything else to do. I listened Macca's new album, and I think I have ever listened any of his albums completely ever before. Waste of time, if you ask me... (gladly no one does).
Anyway, I have a big exception to a rule: summer. I happen to have a vinyl player set (a damn good one) at my summer house, and there I listen my old vinyl collection and albums as wholesome deals. It is like listening those old albums fresh again. Living through them again. The place - an old farm belonging to my ancestors - is in the middle of nowhere (literally) and since my closest neighbor lives about one kilometer away, I many times put the speakers outside and listen damn loud (well, my family might sometimes have an opinion about that though...). That's simply wonderful to listen Watts and Wyman groove while drinking a few beers and heating up a sauna in a beautiful, lightful summer night (the latter is a typical Finnish ritual). After a few summers experience, for some reason the albums that give me most pleasure seems to be the early ones: the first, the second, and OUT OF OUR HEADS (I hate myself for selling my copy of AROUND AND AROUND back in the day). Extra kudos to the early EPs as well: THE ROLLING STONES, 5X5 and GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT! It is incredible how much pure energy and vitality those early records have, and how damn powerful they sonically sound (to really get that one needs to have the original mono copies).
But music is always a pretty contextual thing: different things work differently in different circumstances (depends on the place and medium, people, own mindset, etc.). As far as my summer experience and digging the early Stones goes, I guess primitive music works in a primitive place for a primitive mind...
I am glad to see I am not the only one who doesn't listen to entire albums as much as I used to do.
Finally got it Fancy Blues Man!
1. Most Often: Emotional Rescue
2. Almost as Often: Exile
3. Never...Under Any Circumstances: TSMR
4. When Seeking a Guilty Pleasure: Undercover
5. That You'd Never Admit To: On this website I guess it's Dirty Work
6. If You Need a Shot of Adrenaline: Dirty Work
7. When You Want to Appreciate Pure Genius: Sticky Fingers
8. When You're Itching to Turn Back the Clock: A Bigger Bang
9. When Life Has Got You Down: Beggars Banquet
10. When People Tell You the Stones Don't Matter Anymore: Blue And Lonesome