500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Rolling Stones, 'Tattoo You'

213. The Rolling Stones, 'Tattoo You'

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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