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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

213

The Rolling Stones, 'Tattoo You'


The Rolling Stones, 'Tattoo You'
213/500

Virgin, 1981

Tattoo You was lean, tough and bluesy – the Stones relying on their strengths, as if they'd matured into the kind of surefire bluesmen they'd idolized as kids. It spent nine weeks at Number One on the strength of "Start Me Up," in which Mick Jagger snuck the line "You make a dead man come" onto the radio.


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