7. The Rolling Stones, 'Blue & Lonesome'
The Rolling Stones began their career as a bunch of British teenagers obsessed with American blues music recorded when they were kids. Now it seems like they're going to end their career as a bunch of British septuagenarians obsessed with American blues music recorded when they were kids. Their new album, Blue & Lonesome, was recorded over just three days last December and features nothing but blues standards like "I Can't Quit You Baby," "Commit a Crime" and "I Gotta Go." "The thing about the blues," Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone, "is it changes in very small increments. People reinterpret what they know – Elmore James reinterpreted Robert Johnson licks, as did Muddy Waters. So I'm not saying we're making the jumps that they made, but we can't help but reinterpret these songs."