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Forty Licks

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Forty Licks

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
The Rolling Stones
Producers:
Virgin
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

It’d be easy to whine about what isn’t on Forty Licks: ”Let It Bleed,” ”No Expectations,” ”Midnight Rambler,” and many other Rolling Stones classics. And you could certainly complain about some of what is: later-period lowlights like ”Love Is Strong” and ”Anybody Seen My Baby?” plus four inconsequential (but unobtrusive) new tunes. These quibbles aside, this is a nicely sequenced, relatively comprehensive two-disc collection. But then again, you already have all the albums. Don’t you?

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