The Rolling Stones Singles Collection: The London Years
Over the course of their 50-year existence, The Rolling Stones have gone from blues-worshipping bad boys to arguably the world's most popular band, routinely selling out stadiums around the planet despite being old men who haven't had a big new hit since the '80s. Their discography is about as deep as it gets, and their output from the '60s and '70s alone includes countless standards that dominate classic rock radio. There are dozens of Stones greatest-hits collections on the market today, but this one is different. It includes every single—including B sides—that they ever released on London Records, their home for the first six years, before establishing their own label. It includes a great mix of early-era cover songs ("Come On," "Not Fade Away"), chart-topping smash hits ("Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash"), plus more unpredictable experiments ("2000 Light Years from Home") and inside jokes ("The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man"). At 59 tracks, there's a lot to take in, but the songs all still hold up, and the more obscure, little-heard tracks are especially compelling.