The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street (1972)
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25 Of The Most Game-Changing And Influential Albums
8. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street (1972)
The mid 1960s saw the Stones face legal issues, the death of founder member Brian Jones and all kinds of personal problems. But their 1972 double album saw them complete the artistic renaissance that had begun with 1968's Beggar's Banquet. Recorded in (tax) exile in the South of France, this was the Stones at their most decadent, embracing the music of America with touches of gospel, blues and rock 'n' roll. The elegantly wasted Keith Richards inspired a generation of wannabe frontmen.