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Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

  • Summary: The three-disc box set with two new songs is released as the rock band celebrates its 50th anniversary. A four-disc deluxe box set includes an additional 30 songs from the group's back catalogue.
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  • Record Label: ABKCO Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic/Garage, British Psychedelia, Dance-Rock, British Blues, British Invasion
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 21, 2012
    For the umpteenth time, hats off, gents. [Dec 2012, p.122]
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    As a 50th-anniversary souvenir, the Stones have assembled a three-disc, 50-track compilation that is the best and most comprehensive collection of the band's high points available.
  3. Nov 14, 2012
    Again, it's easy to name great songs that are missing, but what's here is sublime, some of the best rock & roll ever made, and the best overall Stones comp to date.
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    While the Stones may not have struck oil with these songs, their energy remains undimmed, their back catalogue endlessly renewable.
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    The whopping 50 tracks are judiciously enough chosen to demonstrate why the band is legendary.
  6. Nov 14, 2012
    Despite the silly title and gorilla sleeve, this 3CD compilation proves a respectable primer.
  7. Magnet
    Jan 4, 2013
    GRRR! is a total cash grab. [No. 94, p.59]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2019
    Even with the silly title and the awful cover, GRRR! remains the best compilation the Stones have put out. The standard 50 track editionEven with the silly title and the awful cover, GRRR! remains the best compilation the Stones have put out. The standard 50 track edition offers few surprises, most of the tracks are from the 70's, leaving some room for the early singles and the not-so-bright 80's and 90's eras, thanks to that it manages to maintain a perfect balance and showcases all the styles the Stones have gotten into. Unfortunately there are some weak choices like "Highwire" or "Anybody Seen My Baby?" that make the last part of the compilation pale in comparation to everything else.
    If you want a more in-dept listening you can pick the deluxe edition, with fills most of the missing tracks and gives you some obscure gems. It's true that you can't cover the majestic career of the Stones even with an 80 tracks compilation, but GRRR! does the best job there can be.
    Rating: 9.7/10