- Album name: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll
- Group name: the Rolling Stones
- Year: 1974
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Rolling Stones Records
- Collection: Selman
- Buy it on Amazon: $28.33
Level of familiarity before listening
I’m not familiar with It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, but I’ve reviewed these Rolling Stones records in the past few months:
- Beggars Banquet (1968): 4/5
- Exile on Main St. (1972): 5/5
- Made in the Shade (1975): 4/5
- Some Girls (1978): 4/5
What I expected
What it was actually like
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg is an awesome song and I love that the Stones covered it and made it into a rock song. Did it actually need to be a rock song? I’m not sure, but it’s great as a rock song. I also loved It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It), a hard rock song that’s hard rock in the perfect way, which is true to the blues roots of rock and hard rock; Time Waits for No One was also very strong.
Luxury was kind of interesting, with a reggae style rhythm.
Short and Curlies was the bluesiest song on the record.
Fingerprint File is more funk influenced and I thought they did an ok job with it, but it wasn’t actually a very interesting or enjoyable song.
Till the Next Goodbye was boring and slow.
4/5: would listen again