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Top Twenty Best Albums of the 70's-The Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers

Updated on June 4, 2012

Top twenty albums

The 1970's was a golden decade for music, there was a great variety, and many  of the great albums of that era remain timeless and still sell  even today.

Such was the popularity of the 70's, many of the bands are still recording and touring, even so such classics will always be remembered.

Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers

Released in 1971,such was the raw energy of Sticky Fingers, that many considered it to be the highpoint of their careers.It topped the album charts in the US and UK, and was the first to be released on their own Rolling Stones label.

Brown Sugar, a Number 1 hit in the US and Number 2 hit in the UK is the opening blast,a typically strong Stones effort relating the effects of drug taking.Contrasting with the gritty ballad Can't You Hear Me Knocking, where Mick Taylor and Keith Richards combining on some superb guitar work.

This was Mick Taylor's first album(replacing Brian Jones ,who died two years earlier in a swimming pool accident ),but along with other regulars Bill Wyman and  ace drummer Charlie Watts the whole band continue their love affair with the blues with two great tracks: You Gotta Move and I got The Blues penned by Mick Jagger and Richards.

The original album sleeve designed by Andy Warhol and featuring a male crotch and working zipper was banned in Spain.


This is an album where you can listen to the songs, and find it a bit different every time you play it.Sister Morphine, is a dark song , both provocative and haunting.It gives us an honest and trembling account of drug addiction.

Brown Sugar stands out on this powerful album, and epitomises the Stones and everything they stand for in music


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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Brown Sugar one of their classic singles too - still sounds fresh.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Classic album -have to agree - one of the classic covers also - will check out other favorite albums.