The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request


4.5
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Review

by Nick Abraham USER (1 Reviews)
June 26th, 2006 | 31 replies


Release Date: 1967 | Tracklist


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.


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Aumgn
June 26th 2006


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Citadel is the closest thing to punk rock as the Stones have ever done", Respectable or Lies are more punk rock oriented.
I really love this album, very strange, very dark and psychedelic.

skatersonic2002
June 27th 2006


48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea I really like this album too. Why dont you elim jr?

Iai
Emeritus
June 27th 2006


3553 Comments


I'm surprised the average rating for this is so high. This is one of the most famously bad albums in history.

Waiting For The Sun
June 29th 2006


15 Comments


Well, I usually get mad when people put down great albums. But then again, its probally the taste in music. I loved this album and i give it a 4.5 I think all of the songs are fucking awesome and I dont care what anyone thinks.

skatersonic2002
June 29th 2006


48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yup. Thats what I think. I really think the people who make fun of this probably never listened to this album more than once. The songs are really catchy and fun.

Rocksta71
December 3rd 2006


1023 Comments


"Sing this all together" is weird as hell even for a psychadelic track, I'm quite interested in getting a psychdelic era stones album, maybe Hot rocks 66-71?

ZaratustraTate
January 21st 2007


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ohhhh! I love this albuuum! It's bizarre, however lovely!

joshuatree
Emeritus
August 20th 2007


3742 Comments


imagine your favorite metal band made a emo album. that's what rolling stones basically did with this album: they took the hottest trend and copied it

SylentEcho
September 25th 2008


1575 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

/\ not quite. Neither The Beatles nor the Stones sold out.This Message Edited On 09.25.08

Bsharp95
May 6th 2010


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

extremly underated

aresx
July 27th 2010


307 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i have the 3d album art cover of this on vinyl :D i love this album

skatersonic2002
December 13th 2010


48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I wrote this when I was 15 (now 20)... haha, kinda embarrassing. Still love the album tho.

dannyboy89
February 12th 2012


13063 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Pos. I'm thinking seriously about getting into this record.

*heard it*

Rules hard.

Ire
October 2nd 2012


41829 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

not huge on the stones but this rules

tylerdurdenpt
November 28th 2012


96 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Rather uninsteresting musically, at least by Stones standards, but definitely a very funny album.

GiaNXGX
February 7th 2013


4867 Comments


great album when you're on acid

coatescd
February 28th 2013


4 Comments


I agree this album is quite good and under-appreciated, but I'm really surprised to see that this has
a higher score than Exile, Sticky Fingers, and Let it Bleed. Obviously, you're a different reviewer
than those reviewers, but it's just interest to see that on the same reviewing website.

gfdhicool
July 12th 2013


96 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I like this album better than aftermath,because it's consistent,unlike the middle part of Aftermath

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 16th 2013


20154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

never cared about the rolling stones before but this, between the buttons, and aftermath are all awesome.

Digging: Angels and Airwaves - The Dream Walker

manosg
September 16th 2013


6692 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Agreed. Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers are also excellent.

Digging: Witchfynde - Give 'em Hell



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