Rolling Stones Album Guide: The Good, the Great and the 'Angie'

A bluffer’s guide to the world’s greatest rock & roll Band

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'Let It Bleed' (1969)

'Let It Bleed' (1969)

The Stones luxuriate in darkness and dread, as if they always knew flower power was a scam. If you're taking just one Stones album to that moon colony, let it be this.

Key Track: "Gimme Shelter," a portrait of Sixties turmoil that Keith wrote in 20 minutes.

Best Mick Moment: His crazed whoops on "Let It Bleed," dripping bodily fluids all over Charlie Watts' drums.

Honky Tonk Man: "You Got the Silver" was Keith's first lead vocal on a Stones LP.

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