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The best party record / going out album / predrinks soundtrack of all time?
I've heard it's kinda taken the teeth out of the thing. Listening on spotify now.
even from the dinosaur-friendly press
I dunno, I could get to like this I suppose. Never realised just how much Shake Your Hips sounds like La Grange. Well, it's probably the other way round, but you get the point.
'clean' is the last adjective you want to see attached to Exile...the whole charm of it was the murky production..it was like their 'Raw Power'
But I certainly prefer the reissue to the horrific CD version I had. It was quite tinny, the drums on this reissue are truly done justice if you ask me.
tracks are basically old instrumentals with new lyrics and vocals added circa 2009.
Having said that Plunder My Soul is fantastic.
pretty crazy. i'm not sure that review manages to state why this is, effectively, given the score, a perfect album.
maybe they are just reviewing it in the context of being a reissue, and their point is...'a re-issue don't get much better than this'....but still.
i dunno....EOMS has always left me completely cold for some reason...
i think i would probably fall in love with it if i was driving around america with it on repeat.
Interestingly Pitchfork also gave perfect 10 scores to the re-issues of REM's Murmur and Reckoning. Again I don't disagree with that as they are brilliant, important albums.
Fables of the Reconstruction is also getting the re-issue treatment so it will be interesting to see what score that gets from Pitchfork.
i've just listened to it three times straight....with the sun out and bbq in the air, it feels pretty invincible.
but that's not really the point when reviewing re-issues though. Traditionally, if a record was being re-issued, it meant that it was, by consensus, pretty fucking great... in a review of the re-issue, I'd expect the reviewer to a) put the record into context b) tell us how great it is, and c) evaluate the necessity for releasing a re-issue, and tell me why i should / souldn't part with my hard earned again...
I was surprised by the Pitchfork score too...
I've succumbed and ordered it anyway, cos I'm a sucker...already got it on the old cd, and it's great for that kind of thing, despite it providing the blueprint for lots of pseudo-Stonesy cack - including most of the rest of their own career...
Just watched the doc on BBC1. Not sure it told me anything I couldn't have guessed from listening to the album on repeat through the night. Hey, that sounds like an idea...