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A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: December 20, 2005 07:12

Kayne West finished first in the Rolling Stone Top 50 Records of 2005, and the White Stripes finished third. But in between them is A Bigger Bang. The capsule review begins: "The greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world made its best studio album in more than two decades as a band: no celebrity guests or excess sessionmen, just the basic gang of four (wuth bassist Daryl Jones) on most tracks and 'no @#$%& about,' as Mick Jagger put it, on any of the songs."

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 20, 2005 07:36

Yeah should be No1 but at least up where it belongs....better than those tool jerkers over at Mojo who didn't even acknowledge it.



ROCKMAN

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 20, 2005 08:45

Rocman, I was just reading the toplists in either Mojo or Uncut and they had ABB up there at maybe #8. It was the list that had the Arcade Fire at #1 (Well deserved I might add)

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 20, 2005 09:02

Chelsea, must have been Uncut. Mojo had Antony and the Johnsons at #1.



ROCKMAN

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 20, 2005 09:36

Also a good album

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: phd ()
Date: December 20, 2005 09:38

Who is Kayne West ?

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: December 20, 2005 11:02

"Funeral" by The Arcade Fire, is a phenomenal piece of work.
Live they're great, too.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Stones89 ()
Date: December 20, 2005 11:12

Jeez, the boys can't get a break! Losing out to Kanye West - OUCH!!

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Meise ()
Date: December 20, 2005 11:54

The German music magazine "Musikexpress" has listed its best 50 albums in 2005 - ABB was not among them. Now, after more than 10 years I decided to cancel my abo of that magazine and switch over to German Rolling Stones mag.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: December 20, 2005 12:00

Meise, what albums were listed in ME?

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: andy js ()
Date: December 20, 2005 12:40


as much as i 'enjoy' ABB, it wouldn't be in my top ten either

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: farawayeyes2 ()
Date: December 20, 2005 12:44

i've seen arcade fire at Fashion Rocks with Bowie, they're great! I love that song Wake Up!

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: December 20, 2005 13:45

In the U.S., Funeral was a 2004 release, and it dominated the year-end lists one year ago. It was released in the U.K. in early 2005, so it has been showing up in this year's rankings. Phenomenal album, incredible band. It would be interesting to hear them in 42 years.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Meise ()
Date: December 20, 2005 14:16

I don't have the magazine available right now, and nothing can be found online. But I think #1 was Kasabian, followed by Maximo Park and Franz Ferdinand. But I'm not sure ...

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: rocks off ()
Date: December 20, 2005 16:02

I was hoping the Stones would have one more hit before they're done.
Maybe the reviews of ABB will spur them on to do another in a couple of years.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Glimmer Twin ()
Date: December 20, 2005 18:37

Adrian-L Wrote:
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> "Funeral" by The Arcade Fire, is a phenomenal
> piece of work.
> Live they're great, too.

They are fantastic live. I saw them a few weeks ago here in Montreal (their home town as well) opening for U2. They blew me away, what a great performance, while U2 didn't impress me at all.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Rev. Robert W. ()
Date: December 20, 2005 18:40

You know what the first Stones record to win a Grammy Award is?

"Voodoo Lounge" In 199freakingfour...

I don't like it when the Stones are treated with condecension or as sacred cows.

"ABB" has some very, very fine moments on it, but let's not be fooled. Calling it "the best since '78" or whatever is nonsense and slights a lot of really excellent work that the Stones have been doing for the last twenty-odd years.

The truth is that they're still an incredible band, but that they don't work steadily enough or closely enough to come up with an album of consistently excellent material. Even mentioning "ABB" in the same breath as "Tattoo You" (or "Bridges," I believe) does a disservice to those records.

"Rolling Stone" is the child of one of the world's great sycophants, Jann Wenner. As enjoyable as their coverage of the Stones sometimes is, they have absolutely no critical credibility with regard to the band.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Rik ()
Date: December 20, 2005 18:49

and let;s not forget RS mag gave Goddes a 4 star review and jann wenner is a good friend of mick

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: December 20, 2005 19:02

Rev. Robert W. Wrote:
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> You know what the first Stones record to win a
> Grammy Award is?
>
> "Voodoo Lounge" In 199freakingfour...
>
> I don't like it when the Stones are treated with
> condecension or as sacred cows.
>
> "ABB" has some very, very fine moments on it, but
> let's not be fooled. Calling it "the best since
> '78" or whatever is nonsense and slights a lot of
> really excellent work that the Stones have been
> doing for the last twenty-odd years.
>
> The truth is that they're still an incredible
> band, but that they don't work steadily enough or
> closely enough to come up with an album of
> consistently excellent material. Even mentioning
> "ABB" in the same breath as "Tattoo You" (or
> "Bridges," I believe) does a disservice to those
> records.
>
> "Rolling Stone" is the child of one of the world's
> great sycophants, Jann Wenner. As enjoyable as
> their coverage of the Stones sometimes is, they
> have absolutely no critical credibility with
> regard to the band.


as far as I'm aware, the Grammys didnt have a "rock" category from around the mid 60's until 1979, thereby missing the Stones' 'golden era' as well as many others (even Dylan didnt win a Grammy until 1980 - for 'Gotta Serve somebody'!)

Whilst its always nice to see a good Stones album getting plaudits, Rolling Stone magazine is so far off the cutting edge these days and too far up the band's ass as to make any good reviews meaningless. Even Live Licks made their top 10 last year (!!!) and 'Goddess in the doorway' #3 in 2001.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: capsula ()
Date: December 20, 2005 20:00

Great for that, although I don't know if they are good news for music lovers (ABB is good, but not as good as to be number 2). What's happening with music?. Think about who would you give a grammy in 1972: it would be impossible to be sure!

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: mickboy33 ()
Date: December 20, 2005 20:41

Rolling Stone gave Goddess a FIVE STAR review (not four). I never understood why.

Re: A Bigger Bang named the No. 2 album of 2005 by Rolling Stone
Posted by: Rev. Robert W. ()
Date: December 21, 2005 00:33

mickboy33 Wrote:
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> Rolling Stone gave Goddess a FIVE STAR review (not
> four). I never understood why.


Haven't touched that record in some time, but I always loved "Hide Away." Would have been excellent to have that track done by the Stones.

Your larger point certainly stands, though--five stars? Just a wee bit of grade inflation.

And did you read Alan Light's original review of "ABB?" It's so sad because it's so defensive. The opening:

"Let's just get this out of the way: A Bigger Bang isn't a good Rolling Stones album considering their age. It isn't a good Rolling Stones album compared to their recent work. No, A Bigger Bang is just a straight-up, damn fine Rolling Stones album, with no qualifiers or apologies necessary for the first time in a few decades."

Since they haven't qualified or apologized in any review they've done of the band's last four or five albums, they seem a little silly making this claim now...




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