A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones
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  • Summary: Don Was co-produced the band's first new studio album in eight years. Keith Richards sings on two tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    There are some outstanding songs here, and Jagger turns in a series of performances that are their match, full of much defiant flouncing, strutting bitchiness, preening arrogance, snarling haughtiness and a typically provocative misogyny. [Album of the Month, Oct 2005, p.92]
  2. 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.
  3. 80
    Without playing "best since" games, just say it ranks near the top of the eight [albums] they've manufactured since 1980. [Oct 2005, p.142]
  4. Some of their best work in nearly two decades.
  5. Instead of playing it slick, they've made their dirtiest, most homemade-sounding album since Some Girls.
  6. It blows hot and cold. [Oct 2005, p.110]
  7. 16 songs of stalwart Stones riffs that almost compensate for generally embarrassing lyrics. [10 Sep 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 57
  2. Negative: 7 out of 57
  1. MikeH
    Sep 9, 2005
    The Rolling Stones are the best band of all time and this just proves it again
  2. CarlosM
    Oct 4, 2005
    Their Best Album since "Exile". It´s strong, smood, country. blues. They are The Rolling Stones.
  3. StéphanieV
    Apr 11, 2007
    Great album! Definately 1000% STONES, blows your mind! They've done it again the Rolling Stones made a abso-fucking-lutely magnificent album once more ! The lyrics sound great - good old Jagger/Richards teamwork :) - and the RIFFS & MUSIC what can I say bold as ever. Every single 21th century band can wrap up, go home and change their nappies 'cos the Rolling Stones are in town again; LEAN & Mean as ever... Collapse
  4. ErikP
    Sep 7, 2005
    Good album, No really awesome songs on it but over all the music is good.
  5. EricZ
    Sep 6, 2005
    A pretty good CD. While there are no "WOW that was amazing" hits there are a number of strong efforts. I love "Let Me Down Slow" and "Laugh, I Nearly Died." "Biggest Mistake" is pretty good too. And you've gotta love the Bush-bashing "Sweet Neo Con." Expand
  6. BKracke
    Sep 9, 2005
    Sounds more like Tattoo You and Black and Blue than it does Some Girls. Entertaining, great guitar licks as always but the lyrics are not up to the Stones best work. Also, too much variety in terms of song styles on this CD make it inconsistent and uneven. Expand
  7. mechalln
    Oct 2, 2005
    crap! all crap! god i h8 these guys! if our country and our leaders suck so much, go live somewhere else! totally overrated artists.

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