13 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES


The Rolling Stones' studio albums take a great deal of planning. Each effort is an attempt at tapping into their eternal riffs and then adjusting the balance towards modern production concerns. Voodoo Lounge was tight and concise (for a 15-track album). Bridges to Babylon is their attempt to update their sound. The core, however, remains strong. “Anybody Seen My Baby?” is structured around a flawless hook (subliminally pinched from K.D. Lang’s “Constant Craving”) and features an unusual, strategic rhythmic breakdown leading to its breathless conclusion with Mick Jagger at his dramatic best. “Flip the Switch,” ‘Low Down” and “Gunface” represent primal Stones, quick with the riff and a shuttling rhythm section that always sounds as if it’s about to come apart, but never does. Keith Richards takes over for three cuts, including the reggae-rocker, “You Don’t Have to Mean It” and the smoky closing ballad “How Can I Stop.” The Rolling Stones’ best days may be behind them, but they’re still working at great capacity and capable of glory.

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EDITORS’ NOTES


The Rolling Stones' studio albums take a great deal of planning. Each effort is an attempt at tapping into their eternal riffs and then adjusting the balance towards modern production concerns. Voodoo Lounge was tight and concise (for a 15-track album). Bridges to Babylon is their attempt to update their sound. The core, however, remains strong. “Anybody Seen My Baby?” is structured around a flawless hook (subliminally pinched from K.D. Lang’s “Constant Craving”) and features an unusual, strategic rhythmic breakdown leading to its breathless conclusion with Mick Jagger at his dramatic best. “Flip the Switch,” ‘Low Down” and “Gunface” represent primal Stones, quick with the riff and a shuttling rhythm section that always sounds as if it’s about to come apart, but never does. Keith Richards takes over for three cuts, including the reggae-rocker, “You Don’t Have to Mean It” and the smoky closing ballad “How Can I Stop.” The Rolling Stones’ best days may be behind them, but they’re still working at great capacity and capable of glory.

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Ratings and Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Capitalism and Freedom ,

Bridges to Babylon

This is one of my personal favorite The Rolling Stones albums. This album has a great flow, track after track. Also, this album has great vocals, great drum solos, and great guitar solos as well. Finally, the instruments wrap around the vocals like no other, and intertwine perfectly. Definitely looking forward to the next limited play album, and extended play album from The Rolling Stones.

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