Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Should we start using the 2014 album poll for picking the next album?

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Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:38 pm

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be The Smiths' The Queen is Dead, unless the board votes yes on the poll, then we will do whatever ends up highest on the album poll that we haven't done if it's finished (i.e. Radiohead's OK Computer).

Also, if you missed an album that you want to rank, you can do so in this thread. Please keep it to 1 old album per week. I will update the results. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

Results topic:
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2012

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Exile on Main St. track listing:
1. Rocks Off
2. Rip This Joint
3. Shake Your Hips
4. Casino Boogie
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn and Frayed
8. Sweet Black Angel
9. Loving Cup
10. Happy
11. Turd on the Run
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face
14. Let It Loose
15. All Down the Line
16. Stop Breaking Down
17. Shine a Light
18. Soul Survivor

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Pierre » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:02 pm

A very hard one to rank, mostly because it's long and I really love about two thirds of it.

10. Happy
1. Rocks Off
2. Rip This Joint
13. I Just Want to See His Face
5. Tumbling Dice
15. All Down the Line
9. Loving Cup
18. Soul Survivor
17. Shine a Light
14. Let It Loose
11. Turd on the Run
12. Ventilator Blues
7. Torn and Frayed
6. Sweet Virginia
4. Casino Boogie
3. Shake Your Hips
8. Sweet Black Angel
16. Stop Breaking Down

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Live in Phoenix » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:07 pm

1. Rocks Off
2. Tumbling Dice
3. Happy
4. Torn and Frayed
5. Soul Survivor
6. Loving Cup
7. All Down the Line
8. Ventilator Blues
9. Shine a Light
10. Sweet Virginia
11. Shake Your Hips
12. I Just Want to See His Face
13. Sweet Black Angel
14. Rip This Joint
15. Stop Breaking Down
16. Let It Loose
17. Turd on the Run
18. Casino Boogie

The last time I listened to this, I voted it as the band's top album in a website poll that Rolling Stone magazine had going at the time. But now I think I'm back to the more concise Let It Bleed.

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Postby jimmyj » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:46 pm

12. Ventilator Blues
17. Shine a Light
9. Loving Cup
15. All Down the Line
14. Let It Loose
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
1. Rocks Off
16. Stop Breaking Down
18. Soul Survivor
4. Casino Boogie
10. Happy
7. Torn and Frayed
2. Rip This Joint
11. Turd on the Run
3. Shake Your Hips
8. Sweet Black Angel
13. I Just Want to See His Face

Great album, very TOUGH to rank. So, here ya go.
Most of the songs were very close in the rankings. Very solid album overall and one of my favorites.

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Postby Honorio » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:16 pm

17. Shine a Light
5. Tumbling Dice
8. Sweet Black Angel
1. Rocks Off
16. Stop Breaking Down
9. Loving Cup
10. Happy
7. Torn and Frayed
6. Sweet Virginia
2. Rip This Joint
14. Let It Loose
15. All Down the Line
13. I Just Want to See His Face
3. Shake Your Hips
12. Ventilator Blues
11. Turd on the Run
4. Casino Boogie
18. Soul Survivor

I recently read the excellent book by Bill Janovitz about this Stones album that undoubtedly enhanced the listening experience. This book is part of the 33 1/3 collection that recently is beginning to be released translated to Spanish.
By the way, I can see that these book series are included in the critics list for the Acclaimed Music albums list. Henrik, probably you can also include a Spanish book collection about Spanish albums in future updates. The name of the collection is "Colección Cara B" (B-side Collection) and the publisher is "Lengua de Trapo" (Rag Tongue). The albums selected so far were:
1. Morente & Lagartija Nick - Omega (1996)
2. Los Planetas - Una semana en el motor de un autobús (1998)
3. Nacho Vegas - Cajas de música difíciles de parar (2003)
4. Mecano - Mecano (1982)
5. Kortatu - El estado de las cosas (1986)
6. Alaska y Los Pegamoides - Grandes éxitos (1982)
7. Bunbury - Pequeño (1999)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Listyguy » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:25 pm

So many songs
10. Happy
5. Tumbling Dice
1. Rocks Off
13. I Just Want to See His Face
2. Rip This Joint
16. Stop Breaking Down
3. Shake Your Hips
17. Shine a Light
14. Let It Loose
18. Soul Survivor
4. Casino Boogie
15. All Down the Line
9. Loving Cup
12. Ventilator Blues
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn and Frayed
8. Sweet Black Angel
11. Turd on the Run

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby jimmyj » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:25 pm

6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
2. What's Happening Brother
7. Right On
1. What's Going On
4. Save the Children
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
3. Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)
5. God is Love
8. Wholy Holy

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Luke JR68 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:06 am

It's a little belated but:

*Kind of Blue* by Miles Davis

4. All Blues
1. So What
***6. Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take)*** For comparisons sake :music-listening:
3. Blue in Green
5. Flamenco Sketches
2. Freddie Freeloader

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Romain » Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:32 am

The hardest album to rank. No real hit but not really bad songs. Almost all the album can be put in the same level.

Like :
10. Happy
1. Rocks Off
9. Loving Cup
14. Let It Loose
3. Shake Your Hips
2. Rip This Joint
12. Ventilator Blues
16. Stop Breaking Down
8. Sweet Black Angel
15. All Down the Line
11. Turd on the Run
18. Soul Survivor
5. Tumbling Dice
4. Casino Boogie
17. Shine a Light

Listenable :
7. Torn and Frayed
6. Sweet Virginia
13. I Just Want to See His Face

Dislike :

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Postby Ulysses » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:27 am

Atop 3 album of all time (London Calling and Daydream Nation being the other two):

1. All Down The Line
2. Tumbling Dice
3. Shine A Light
4. Torn & Frayed
5. Rocks Off
6. Happy
7. Ventilator Blues
8. Loving Cup
9. Soul Survivor
10. Sweet Virginia
11. Stop Breaking Down
12. Let It Loose
13. Rip This Joint
14. Casino Boogie
15. Sweet Black Angel
16. I Just Want To See His Face
17. Turd On The Run
18. Shake Your Hips

ALSO:

What's Going On

1. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
3. What'd Going On
4. What's Happening Brother
5. Save The Children
6. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
7. Wholly Holy
8. Right On
9. God Is Love

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:18 am

5. Tumbling Dice
2. Rip This Joint
1. Rocks Off
9. Loving Cup
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn and Frayed
17. Shine a Light
4. Casino Boogie
14. Let It Loose
8. Sweet Black Angel
18. Soul Survivor
15. All Down the Line
11. Turd on the Run
16. Stop Breaking Down
10. Happy
3. Shake Your Hips
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face

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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby whuntva » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:27 am

I put this album at #130. I guess this is an album I respect more than I actually like. Beggar's Banquet is my favorite Stones album.

Stop Breaking Down
Tumbling Dice
Happy
Shake your Hips
Turd on the Run
Torn and Frayed
Shine a Light
All Down the Line
Sweet Black Angel
Soul Survivor
Sweet Virginia
Rip this Joint
Rocks Off
Casino Boogie
Ventilator Blues
I Just Wanna see His Face
Let it Loose
Loving Cup
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Postby Henry » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:48 am

5. Tumbling Dice
10. Happy
7. Torn and Frayed
18. Soul Survivor
14. Let It Loose
17. Shine a Light
15. All Down the Line
1. Rocks Off
6. Sweet Virginia
2. Rip This Joint
3. Shake Your Hips
16. Stop Breaking Down
8. Sweet Black Angel
9. Loving Cup
4. Casino Boogie
11. Turd on the Run
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face

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Postby chevisan » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:21 pm

Vey hard one, no doubt:

14. Let It Loose
17. Shine a Light
5. Tumbling Dice
16. Stop Breaking Down
10. Happy
7. Torn and Frayed
1. Rocks Off
9. Loving Cup
15. All Down the Line
2. Rip This Joint
13. I Just Want to See His Face
6. Sweet Virginia
3. Shake Your Hips
8. Sweet Black Angel
4. Casino Boogie
18. Soul Survivor
11. Turd on the Run
12. Ventilator Blues


Also:
Revovler

14. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Eleanor Rigby
10. For No One
3. I'm Only Sleeping
4. Love You To
1. Taxman
13. Got to Get You into My Life
5. Here, There and Everywhere
9. And Your Bird Can Sing
7. She Said She Said
12. I Want to Tell You
8. Good Day Sunshine
11. Doctor Robert
6. Yellow Submarine

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Postby jamieW » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:38 am

I’m certainly not as big a fan of the Stones’ albums as most in the forum, which makes this my least favorite of the albums we’ve ranked so far. Still, I enjoy it every time I hear it as a consistent, cohesive blues rock epic. The problem for me is that there aren’t really any standout, stand-alone tracks. (But then I’m one of the few far more into songs than albums, so this probably wouldn’t bother most as much.)

12. Ventilator Blues
1. Rocks Off
5. Tumbling Dice
3. Shake Your Hips
2. Rip This Joint
9. Loving Cup
10. Happy
17. Shine a Light
6. Sweet Virginia
4. Casino Boogie
15. All Down the Line
8. Sweet Black Angel
13. I Just Want to See His Face
7. Torn and Frayed
16. Stop Breaking Down
14. Let It Loose
18. Soul Survivor
11. Turd on the Run

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Postby stone37 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:44 am

01- Let It Loose
02- Tumbling Dice
03- Rocks Off
04- All Down the Line
05- Rip This Joint
06- Loving Cup
07- Happy
08- Torn and Frayed
09- Soul Survivor
10- Sweet Virginia
11- Shine a Light
12- Sweet Black Angel
13- Ventilator Blues
14- Stop Breaking Down
15- Shake Your Hips
16- Turd on the Run
17- I Just Want to See His Face
18- Casino Boogie

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Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:58 am

This revisit really made me regret not placing this album a bit higher on my all time poll. It's so fantastic and, with 18 tracks, manages to be quite consistent. "Turd on the Run" shouldn't feel ashamed finishing at the bottom of this incredible record. Also, is it just me or should "Shine a Light" have closed the album out instead of "Soul Survivor"?

1. Rocks Off
5. Tumbling Dice
10. Happy
7. Torn and Frayed
17. Shine a Light
6. Sweet Virginia
9. Loving Cup
14. Let It Loose
2. Rip This Joint
15. All Down the Line
3. Shake Your Hips
4. Casino Boogie
8. Sweet Black Angel
18. Soul Survivor
16. Stop Breaking Down
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face
11. Turd on the Run

My ranking of Kind of Blue is forthcoming.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:59 am

Exile:
1. Tumbling Dice
2. Rocks Off
3. Happy
4. Sweet Virginia
5. Shine a Light
6. Torn and Frayed
7. Rip This Joint
8. Loving Cup
9. All Down the Line
10. Stop Breaking Down
11. Let It Loose
12. Soul Survivor
13. Shake Your Hips
14. Sweet Black Angel
15. Casino Boogie
16. Turd on the Run
17. Ventilator Blues
18. I Just Want to See His Face

Pet Sounds:
1. God Only Knows
2. Wouldn't It Be Nice
3. Caroline, No
4. Sloop John B
5. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
6. You Still Believe in Me
7. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
8. I Know There's an Answer
9. Here Today
10. That's Not Me
11. I'm Waiting for the Day
12. Let's Go Away for Awhile
13. Pet Sounds

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Postby EmilienDelRey » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:16 pm

14. Let It Loose
5. Tumbling Dice
1. Rocks Off
15. All Down the Line
8. Sweet Black Angel
3. Shake Your Hips
2. Rip This Joint
16. Stop Breaking Down
18. Soul Survivor
9. Loving Cup
17. Shine a Light
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face
10. Happy
6. Sweet Virginia
11. Turd on the Run
7. Torn and Frayed
4. Casino Boogie

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Postby andyd1010 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:10 pm

1 | Tumbling Dice
2 | Rocks Off
3 | Sweet Virginia
4 | Shine a Light
5 | Happy
6 | Torn and Frayed
7 | Loving Cup
8 | All Down the Line
9 | Sweet Black Angel
10 | Stop Breaking Down
11 | Soul Survivor
12 | Let It Loose
13 | Ventilator Blues
14 | Rip This Joint
15 | Shake Your Hips
16 | I Just Want to See His Face
17 | Casino Boogie
18 | Turd on the Run

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Postby krendler » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:38 am

14 | Let It Loose
17 | Shine a Light
05 | Tumbling Dice
01 | Rocks Off
07 | Torn and Frayed
06 | Sweet Virginia
10 | Happy
08 | Sweet Black Angel
02 | Rip This Joint
09 | Loving Cup
12 | Ventilator Blues
15 | All Down the Line
03 | Shake Your Hips
04 | Casino Boogie
13 | I Just Want to See His Face
18 | Soul Survivor
16 | Stop Breaking Down
11 | Turd on the Run

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Postby maverick470 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:08 pm

1. Rocks Off
5. Tumbling Dice
10. Happy
9. Loving Cup
14. Let It Loose
17. Shine a Light
15. All Down the Line
2. Rip This Joint
18. Soul Survivor
16. Stop Breaking Down
8. Sweet Black Angel
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn and Frayed
4. Casino Boogie
12. Ventilator Blues
3. Shake Your Hips
13. I Just Want to See His Face
11. Turd on the Run

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Postby ordinaryperson » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:31 am

"I hear you talking when I'm on the street. Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak."

01 | Tumbling Dice
02 | Rocks Off
03 | Shake Your Hips
04 | Happy
05 | Rip This Joint
06 | Sweet Black Angel
07 | Shine a Light
08 | Stop Breaking Down
09 | All Down the Line
10 | Turd on the Run
11 | Soul Survivor
12 | Loving Cup
13 | Sweet Virginia
14 | Ventilator Blues
15 | I Just Want to See His Face
16 | Torn and Frayed
17 | Let It Loose
18 | Casino Boogie
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby bonnielaurel » Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 am

5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
2. Rip This Joint
12. Ventilator Blues
4. Casino Boogie
1. Rocks Off
7. Torn and Frayed
9. Loving Cup
17. Shine a Light
18. Soul Survivor
16. Stop Breaking Down
15. All Down the Line
8. Sweet Black Angel
3. Shake Your Hips
14. Let It Loose
11. Turd on the Run
10. Happy
13. I Just Want to See His Face
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Re: Rank the Tracks: The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Postby SJner » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:17 am

1. Loving cup
2. Tumbling dice
3. Let it loose
4. Rip this joint
5. Shine a light
6. Torn and frayed
7. Rocks off
8. Sweet black angel
9. Shake your hips
10. Casino boogie
11. Soul survivor
12. Sweet Virginia
13. Happy
14. Turd on the run
15. Stop breaking down
16. All down the line
17. I just want to see His face
18. Ventilator blues


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