🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Rolling Stones

That creepy iggy pop collab is probably worth a 1/5 alone

I’d have thought she would, I reckon she’s at least as widely listened to as Joni Mitchell, for example.

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I once chose Brown Sugar as a karaoke track without knowing anything other than the chorus. Just stood there agog like. (Haven’t done it since)

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copy and paste this into pretty much every one of these threads that we’ll do

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It’s not either of their best work, but not sure it merits disregarding their entire back catalogue?

Need to check that out - sounds potentially fantastic

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have never been interested in their albums but they have some great singles. gave them a 3. also andrew loog oldham was brilliant.

Think I’ve got to a point where I have less tolerance for ‘classic rock’ than any other genre but feels like this is very much on me - it’s just boredom with the canonisation. Realistically they have some catchy songs that I think you’d be doing well not to be utterly bored of and lots that are probably great if you are into that stuff.

Really it’s a 1 but being honest I think they probably do what they do better than just about anyone else don’t they? So can understand if it is a 5 for some people.

Grudging 2 I think.

Oh that includes an extra half point for Wild Horses 'cause I like Gram but Burrito Brothers version is better anyway.

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So much better!

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Easy 2/5. Gotta decide if they deserve a 1/5, but I do like a couple of their tracks. Probably a 2/5 on reflection

I’ve not listened to a lot because there’s so much and…I don’t like them.

Satanic majesties and between the buttons are better than all the others cause they’re weird but everyone else did that better than them so what’s the point.

Then those early albums with all the covers aren’t worth listening to either cause everyone else did that better too.

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Boring dad rock 1/5

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I wonder if she’s a rainbow is their only ok song. I’d not choose to listen to it or anything though.

the football lads over on the football365 forum have been doing this thread for years

here’s their rankings

  1. ARETHA FRANKLIN 4.72 (173)
  2. MICHAEL JACKSON 4.69 (251)
  3. BOB DYLAN 4.69 (272)
  4. OTIS REDDING 4.68 (90)
  5. JIMI HENDRIX 4.66 (185)
  6. THE KINKS 4.65 (33)
  7. THE BEE GEES 4.65 (256)
  8. DAVID BOWIE 4.63 (136)
  9. JOHNNY CASH 4.62 (208)
  10. PRINCE 4.60 (300)
  11. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 4.59 (167)
  12. THE ROLLING STONES 4.59 (215)
  13. MARVIN GAYE 4.57 (131)
  14. FLEETWOOD MAC 4.57 (157)
  15. STEVIE WONDER 4.57 (154)
  16. LED ZEPPELIN 4.54 (177)
  17. SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 4.53 (144)
  18. KRAFTWERK 4.52 (36)
  19. R.E.M. 4.52 (236)
  20. THE BEACH BOYS 4.51 (125)
    21.BUDDY HOLLY 4.50 (299)
  21. ELVIS AARON PRESLEY 4.47 (38)
  22. B.B. KING 4.47 (221)
  23. RADIOHEAD 4.46 (203)
  24. ABBA 4.45 (31)
  25. KATE BUSH 4.44 (52)
  26. MADONNA 4.43 (105)
  27. MILES DAVIS 4.40 (71)
  28. ELTON JOHN 4.39 (224)
  29. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS 4.36 (5)
  30. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND 4.36 (76)
  31. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD 4.36 (186)
  32. TALKING HEADS 4.35 (61)
  33. CREENECE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 4.35 (95)
  34. JAMES BROWN 4.33 (110)
  35. NIRVANA 4.33 (217)
  36. NEIL YOUNG 4.32 (216)
  37. THE CURE 4.32 (20)
  38. PIXIES 4.32 (40)
  39. DIANA ROSSA AND THE SUPREMES 4.31 (214)
  40. NINA SIMONE 4.31 (237)
  41. SMOKEY ROBINSON 4.31 (244)
  42. FRANK SINATRA 4.28 (127)
  43. BEASTIE BOYS 4.27 (12)
  44. BLONDIE 4.26 (82)
  45. PULP 4.26 (265)
  46. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4.26 (137)
  47. GUNS’N’ROSES 4.26 (195)
  48. MASSIVE ATTACK 4.25 (80)
  49. GEORGE MICHAEL 4.23 (88)
  50. PAVEMENT 4.22 (8)
  51. AL GREEN 4.22 (291)
  52. THE FALL 4.21 (7)
  53. WILCO 4.21 (1)
  54. GUISEPPE VERDI 4.21 (72)
  55. THE CLASH 4.19 (45)
  56. LEONARD COHEN 4.19 (249)
  57. DEPECHE MODE 4.19 (56)
  58. LITTLE RICHARD 4.19 (143)
  59. QUEEN 4.18 (169)
  60. GRANDADDY 4.18 (2)
  61. BOB MARLEY 4.17 (126)
  62. PAUL MCCARTNEY (NON-BEATLE OUTPUT) 4.16 (200)
  63. PUBLIC ENEMY 4.14 (49)
  64. BLACK SABBATH 4.14 (92)
  65. FUNKADELIC / PARLIAMENT 4.12 (78)
  66. STONE ROSES 4.08 (24)
  67. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS 4.08 (26)
  68. THE JAM 4.07 (28)
  69. THE SMITHS 4.07 (218)
  70. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG 4.04 (290)
  71. DAFT PUNK 4.03 (166)
  72. NEW ORDER 4.03 (223)
  73. STEREOLAB 4.02 (3)
  74. PORTISHEAD 4.02 (25)
  75. ROXY MUSIC 4.02 (59)
  76. JOHN COLTRANE 4.01 (124)
  77. BLUR 4.01 (174)
  78. SIGUR ROS 3.99 (23)
  79. OASIS 3.99 (222)
  80. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 3.98 (68)
  81. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST 3.98 (148)
  82. AC /DC 3.97 (219)
  83. VAN MORRISSON 3.96 (170)
  84. THE PRODIGY 3.96 (240)
  85. EMINEM 3.96 (298)
  86. ELLIOTT SMITH 3.95 (15)
  87. THE WHO 3.94 (122)
  88. WU TANG CLAN 3.94 (84)
  89. SLY AND THE FAMLY STONE 3.92 (164)
  90. BILLIE HOLIDAY 3.91 (159)
  91. GRAM PARSONS 3.91 (294)**
    91.NEIL DIAMOND 3.90 (275)
  92. TOM WAITS 3.89 (117)
  93. IRON MAIDEN 3.89 (145)
  94. IGGY AND THE STOOGES 3.88 (161)
  95. ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN 3.87 (4)
  96. TOM PETTY 3.86 (70)
  97. P.J. HARVEY 3.86 (69)
  98. ELVIS COSTELLO 3.86 (57)
  99. METALLICA 3.85 (180)
  100. SCOTT WALKER 3.84 (160)
  101. EELS 3.84 (43)

BUBBLING UNDER

APHEX TWIN 3.83 (65)
DIRE STRAITS 3.82 (115)
HOWLIN WOLF 3.82 (75)
THE CARPENTERS 3.82 (50)
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS 3.80 (87)
BILLY JOEL 3.79 (197)
ARCTIC MONKEYS 3.79 (263)
RAMONES 3.78 (132)
YO LA TENGO 3.77 (271)
THE SPECIALS 3.76 (156)
PET SHOP BOYS 3.74 (182)
THE NATIONAL 3.73 (292)
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 3.72 (16)
THE WHITE STRIPES 3,72 (114)
GEORGE HARRISON 3.72 (100)
SONIC YOUTH 3.71(6)
FUGAZI 3.71 (233)
LCD SOUNDYSTEM 3.69 (63)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3.68 (21)
U2 3.68 (205)
MOGWAI 3.68 (41)
PEARL JAM 3.68 (153)
THE KLF 3.68 (262)
JONI MITCHELL 3.67 (14)
WIRE 3.67 (11)
THIN LIZZY 3.66 (51)
BJORK 3.66 (64)
NICK DRAKE 3.65 (139)
THE SMALL FACES 3.63 (140)
MANIC STREET PREACHERS 3.62 (189)
BOOKER T AND THE MGs 3.60 (266)
CAN 3.57 (186)
(THE) NINE INCH NAILS 3.57 (46)
AIR (FRENCH BAND) (149)
SUEDE 3.56 (32)
DE LA SOUL 3.56 (30)
THE POGUES 3.55 (73)
THE REPLACEMENTS 3.54 (231)
CARLOS SANTANA 3.54 (282)
DEEP PURPLE 3.52 (172)
HOUSEMARTINS 3.52 (18)
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 3.52 (163)
TALK TALK 3.52 (152)
ERIC CLAPTON 3.52 (151)
HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT 3.51 (27)
AMY WINEHOUSE 3.51 (107)
SOUNDGARDEN 3.50 (64)
BUZZCOCKS 3.50 (229)
THE BYRDS 3.48 (150)
MERCURY REV 3.48 (277)
JAMES 3.48 (47)
THE POLICE 3.46 (135)
EAGLES 3.46 (204)
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE 3.44 (238)
MADNESS 3.44 (62)
THE DOORS 3.43 (120)
SEX PISTOLS 3.42
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN 3.41 (48)
WEEZER 3.41 (60)
DURAN DURAN 3.39 (44)
JANIS JOPLIN 3.38 (230)
PRIMAL SCREAM 3.37 (112)
UNDERWORLD 3.37 (141)
THE FLAMING LIPS 3.36 (29)
WARREN ZEVON 3.35 (102)
SQUEEZE 3.35 (242)
SPIRITUALIZED 3.34 (142)
ERASURE 3.34 (93)
HÜSKER DÜ 3.33 (58)
MAGAZINE 3.33 (286)**
SAINT ETIENNE 3.32 (10)
GENESIS 3.31 (112)
SUPERGRASS 3.31 (184)
MOTöRHEAD 3.31 (192)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE 3.30 (234)
TEENAGE FANCLUB 3.28 (37)
GREEN DAY 3.27 (280)
MOBY 3.26 (279)
THE STREETS 3.26 (94)
BUILT TO SPILL 3.25 (17)
PORCUPINE TREE 3.25 (270)
THE STROKES 3.25 (138)
JEFF BUCKLEY 3.24 (176)
VAN HALEN 3.24 (268)
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES 3.23 (259)
SIMPLE MINDS 3.22 (128)
THE PRETENDERS 3.21 (274)
THE THE 3.20
SUPERTRAMP 3.20 (247)
THE CRAMPS 3.20 (289)
SERGE GAINSBOURG 3.18 (39)
XTC 3.18 (133)
LYNYRD SKYNYRD 3.17 (134)
TUPAC SHAKUR 3.17 (255)
JANE’S ADDICTION 3.15 (243)
GEORGE JONES 3.13 (155)
KILLING JOKE 3.13 (258)
BEN FOLDS 3.12 (254)
BILLY BRAGG 3.11 (181)
THE HOLD STEADY 3.10 (283)
SLADE 3.09 (175)
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS 3.09 (190)
ASH 3.08 (42)
HAPPY MONDAYS 3.08 (81)
MODEST MOUSE 3.07 (227)
KANYE WEST 3.07 (191)
THE CHAMELEONS 3.06 (13)
KING CRIMSON 3.06 (252)
THE BETA BAND 3.03 (19)
CARTER USM 3.03 (171)
SISTERS OF MERCY 3.03 (53)
GARY NUMAN 3.02 (91)
DINOSAUR JR 3.01 (123)
THE WATERBOYS) 3.01 (209)
MUSE 2.99 (183)
THE DAMNED 2.98 (253)
KYLIE MINOGUE 2.97 (278)
THE MONKEES 2.97 (293)
MANSUN 2.97 (257)
THE DECEMBERISTS 2.95 (101)
TAKE THAT 2.95 (194)
RUSH 2.93 (202)
BIG STAR 2.92 (85)
FRANK ZAPPA 2.92 (119)
THE DIVINE COMEDY 2.92 (196)
THE CHARLATANS 2.92 (220)
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING 2.92 (206)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD 2.91 (55)
THE KILLERS 2.91 (284)
ST. VINCENT 2.90 (108)
BRITISH SEA POWER 2.90 (268)
STEREOPHONICS 2.89 (297)
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 2.89 (292)
PLACEBO 2.87 (89)
KRYUSS 2.87 (211)
THE LIBERTINES 2.87 (269)
DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS 2.86 (232)
THE LEMONHEADS 2.82 (207)
COLDPLAY 2.82 (226)
MARILLION 2.81 (288)
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS 2.81 (287)
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE 2.81 (35)
THE WONDER STUFF 2.80 (276)
REGINA SPEKTOR 2.79 (248)
GARBAGE 2.78 (244)
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE 2.76 (239)
THE CULT 2.71 (198)
GUIDED BY VOICES 2.69 (168)
SPARKLEHORSE 2.66 (103)
THE WEDDING PRESENT 2.67 (77)
DEACON BLUE 2.67 (273)
MORRISSEY (NON-SMITHS OUTPUT) 2.67 (121)
THE GRATEFUL DEAD 2.63 (147)
INSPIRAL CARPETS 2.62 (118)
PSYCHEDLIC FURS 2.61 (178)
BAUHAUS 2.61 (86)
BEYONCÉ 2.61 (109)
OMD 2.58 (129)
NEW MODEL ARMY 2.57 (228)
STYLE COUNCIL 2.54 (235)
HAWKWIND 2.54 (241)
THE LA’S 2.52 (201)
FRANK TURNER 2.50 (281)
RIDE 2.49 (158)
POP WILL EAT ITSELF 2.47 (146)
BADLY DRAWN BOY 2.45 (54)
BADFINGER 2.45 (285)
KINGS OF LEON 2.41 (116)
KISS 2.27 (187)
WISHBONE ASH 2.24 (165)
FELT 2.24 (162)
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT 2.19 (179)
ED SHEERAN 2.11 (295)
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN 1.83 (246)
TURIN BRAKES 1.82 (67)
HEFNER 1.81 (66)
MICHAEL BUBLÉ 1.72 (213)

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A lot of the canon is music I grew up with via my Dad. I understand what you mean though - the canon bands he wasn’t fussed with (the Who, for example) do nothing for me, so I appreciate there is probably an element of nostalgia clouding my view.

I expect that the Stones got in at the right time - if I listened for the first time now they would probably do nothing for me. I feel the same about the majority of guitar music these days though.

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I’ve got 4 days off after today, I’m sure we can catch them up.

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Still don’t trust that football fans can understand music

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Ok I’ll bite. That’s ridiculous, even by your standards.

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Here we go!!!

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Who had 85 posts in the sweepstake?

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