Often claimed as the bands attempt at the Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, this album is un-like anything the Stones have ever did. Mind altering drugs seemed to motivate the band into creating this underappreciated psychedelic masterpiece.
The album starts off with Sing This All Together, a cool little introduction to this drug influenced album. This song offers great vocals by Mick Jagger with the edition of background vocals from Keith Richards. A great way to start off the album. 4/5
Citadel is the closest thing to punk rock as the Stones have ever done. This 3 chord rocker is a really fun song to jam to and is very different from anything else at that time. Along with neat little touches like a xylophone and the sound of Bill Wyman's loud bass buzzing away makes this song a trip to remember. 5/5
In Another Land was both written and sung by bassist Bill Wyman. This is a strange and unique song that has Wyman's voice distorted and warped in a way that sounds like he is singing underwater. This tends to get a bit annoying, but nevertheless, there is great backing vocals by Mick Jagger and a wonderful chorus. 3/5
2000 Man is one of the Rolling Stones best tunes. It starts off with a great acoustic guitar intro and bursts into a loud and lively chorus. The organ in this song makes this one of the Stones most memorable and shining moments. 5/5
Sing This All Together (See What Happens) is just one big acid trip accompanied by a large array of strange noises and sounds. It clocks in at about 7 and a half minutes and gets really boring, really fast. The last minute is rather cool when you hear Mick Jagger's quite voice singing the chorus of Sing This All Together. 2/5
She's a Rainbow is probably the best song on the album. This is a very beautiful song that has great piano and even horns. This is a very fun song and is great to sing along to. The Rolling Stones at their best! 5/5
The Lantern starts with a flute intro which is shortly followed by guitar and spooky vocals by Mick. This is a very interesting song with cool little guitar fills and bass lines. This song should have been a hit. 4/5
The Gomper is without a doubt the worst song on the album. The song really doesn�t have any redeeming qualities to it. The organ at the beginning is rather nice though. 2/5
2000 Light Years from Home was really the only hit of this album. This is a great song with a very eerie intro and great rhythm guitar. There are also strange noises in the background that make that song even spookier. 5/5
Finally, the album comes to a halt with On With The Show. This song is the most perfect way to end the album. Mick is singing as if he was the master of ceremonies and Keith�s little guitar fill always makes me smile. It then ends with a little ditty on the piano. Very fun track! 5/5
After all these years, this album still never gets the recognition it deserves. Only a few radio stations play the occasional 2000 Light Years from Home or (if you�re lucky) She�s A Rainbow. This album truly is strange and unique and, like I said, unlike anything the Rolling Stones have ever done. It is a diamond in the ruff that all rock fans should uncover.