Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 by The Rolling Stones
If faced with the absurd dilemma of picking one album to represent the meaning of rock music, the Rolling Stones compilation HOT... Read More
If faced with the absurd dilemma of picking one album to represent the meaning of rock music, the Rolling Stones compilation HOT ROCKS--which collects most of their commercially and artistically successful songs from 1964 to 1971--would certainly be in the running. A two-CD set (originally released as a double LP), HOT ROCKS' 22 tracks each have the ring of historical inevitability about them; more importantly, of course, they are great tunes. From the soulful wailing of "Time Is On My Side" (the only non-Jagger/Richards original here) to the nervous pop shuffle of "Mother's Little Helper" through the Indian-influenced psychedelia of "Paint It Black" and the gospel-inflected strains of "You Can't Always Get What You Want," it is hard to argue with the power of this music. Many of these songs have been tattooed on the cultural psyche--the amped-up rock nirvana of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Satisfaction" (with their indelible guitar riffs), for example--but everything here sparkles and thrills: the mod clat... Minimize
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May 22, 2002
Hot Rocks for complete satisfaction.
Pros: It's The Stones.
Cons: None. It's The Stones.
The ultimate collection of The Stones. It captures their essence. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 1, 2007
An Early And GREATEST Stage Of A Continuing Phenomenon
Pros: The Stones. The best. The tops. The musical pride of my generation!
Cons: Absolutely without flaw.
Many albums and hundreds of songs later - the very best of the best. The first of several Golden Eras of Stones work. That from which all else has sprung. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 1, 2001
Pretty Good Stones Sampler
Pros: Has some great music.
Cons: Is missing some great music.
Hot Rocks, while not a definitive collection, is an excellent introduction to one of the best rock bands ever. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 17, 2000
The best from the best
Pros: Some of the best rock n roll of the 60s, great songs, great musical talent, great variance in styles
Cons: second Cd isn't quite as good as the first one Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 28, 1999
Rolling Stones' Greatest Hit?
Pros: Greatest of the Stones Albums...
Cons: Why don't they make 'em like they used to... Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 16, 1999
The best cd's I have
Pros: Amazing songs, good for any person, any age above 10
Cons: I can't think of any Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 13, 2000
The best at their best
Pros: The Stones at their very best
Cons: None Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 6, 2000
Pros: Great songs, double cd, fun to listen to.
Cons: didn't have all the songs i would like to be considered a "hot rock". Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 2, 1999
The Hottest Hot Rocks
Pros: Great songs from a great band.
Cons: Do we need to hear "Satisfaction" again? Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 15, 1999
GREATEST BAND EVER!
Pros: Great tracks, some of the best Rolling Stone's songs.
Cons: NONE!!!!! Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 16, 2002
Pros: Great songs; obligatory special mention of "Gimme Shelter."
Cons: Not definitive. But what is?
It's not close to definitive, but Stones virgins are going to want to start out with this one. Read More at Epinions.com