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Acclaimed Albums – Aftermath by The Rolling Stones

List item: Listen to the 250 greatest albums
Progress: 68/250Title: Aftermath
Artist: The Rolling Stones
Year: 1966
Position: #152

With this I have finally made a start on the final group that have a whole lot of entries on the albums list. I don’t know why it took this long to do this, especially since there are four more in my future, but here we are now.

Before Aftermath my only exposure to The Rolling Stones was their debut album (which I listened to as part of an attempt to get through the 1001 albums book some years ago) and whatever songs had been licensed for use in TV or films. In fact, upon listening to this album all the way through the only song that actually rang any sort of bells was the sitar line of ‘Paint it Black’.

To be honest, for the first time in a long time, this album left me completely cold. So far I have had albums that I loved, been confused by, taken naps to and even had a panic attack to, but one that left me with little to no impression is rare.

I mean I actually quite liked their first album. Aftermath just felt a bit blah. Guess that makes me a musical philistine.