Some Girls [Deluxe Edition]

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2011
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Nov 23, 2011
    100
    Cagey as ever, the Stones hide which of these are full-fledged outtakes and which are recent refurbishments very well, but ultimately it doesn't matter: this is a tremendous expansion of a classic album by every measure.
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    90
    This set feels like two complete albums-Some Girls One and Some Girls Two-and the sequel nearly manages to match the original's vital power.
  3. Uncut
    Dec 12, 2011
    100
    The proof is in the music; it sounds juts great. [Jan 2012, p.98]
  4. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    A second disc continues the upbeat mood of the main album. [Jan 2012, p.135]
  5. Dec 8, 2011
    100
    This edition has 12 outtakes, most of which have been hoarded on bootlegs by Stones fanatics for years. Some of the bonus tracks are nearly as hot as the originals.
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    The tracks themselves--tidied up from demos with the help of producers Chris Kimsey and Don Was--are no disgrace.
  7. Nov 29, 2011
    100
    Some Girls showed that the Stones could pull off the old magic using some flashy new tricks.
  8. 100
    It shows that the Some Girls era was, and remains, one of the most productive of the Stones' career.
  9. 67
    The dozen unearthed tracks here [are] the outtakes of the outtakes. [2 Dec 2011, p.77]
  10. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Though the additions don't enhance the original album's legend, nor do they diminish it any more than the fact that the band sagged once again into artistic complacency after its release.
  11. Nov 29, 2011
    68
    Sure, the original album may still tickle your testes and get you off, but this boxed set is nothing more than a handjob without a happy ending.
  12. 100
    It all adds up to probably the best Stones album since... well, since Some Girls, actually.
  13. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    The remastered discs sound great.
  14. Nov 23, 2011
    75
    The Stones mined its [sessions] results for years to come, creating little else of value otherwise and entering the nostalgia-act phase of their career, effectively making Some Girls the last gasp of credible new music by the self-proclaimed World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.
  15. Interesting to see that a few of the unused songs from the period (1978) push the released material for quality.
  16. Where the regular album is musically quirky and lyrically either risky ("Some Girls," "Far Away Eyes") or generalized ("Respectable," "Beast of Burden," damn right "When the Whip Comes Down"), the bonus disc is musically classic-Stones and lyrically small-scale.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    Easily their best album since Exile On Main Street, and remains in their Top 5 records, and does not hold back on their typical rock and rollEasily their best album since Exile On Main Street, and remains in their Top 5 records, and does not hold back on their typical rock and roll sound. Simply perfection. Full Review »