Re: Let's all help Keno see the light

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Posted by Joey--1999 on June 08, 1999 at 09:40:49:

In Reply to: Let's all help Keno see the light posted by Mr. Ventilator on June 07, 1999 at 13:54:22:

: In a previous post, Keno asked anguishedly (is that a word?) why he couldn't "see the light" on why Exile on Main Street is one of the great albums ever made.

: In the spirit of joyful giving which permeates this board, I suggest we all help Keno. He's given so much to us, I say it's time we give something back! Let's Shine A Light and help Keno "see the light" on Exile..

: As a start, I offer my top 10 reasons, in no particular order, why Exile is the greatest Rock/R&B album ever made:

: 1. Consistency of sound and quality. Every song sounds like it belongs.

: 2. Many great songs: Dice, Cup, Loose, Line, and of course Ventilator..

: 3. No weak songs at all.

: 4. Great lyrics, made better by the fact that they cannot be understood. The art is in the ambiguity..

: 5. Length. 18 songs on 1 disc. The advent of the CD has made listening to Exile a whole new experience. More than any other Stones record - actually any other record period - you can "get into" Exile.

: 6. Arrangemets. Flawless feel for the nuance of the music. Nothing is forced.

: 7. Great album cover.

: 8. Density. Every time I listen to this disc, I hear something new "buried" in the mix.

: 9. Feel. The sound is like you're sitting in a smoky blues bar. I used to think the sound quality on the album was poor, but now I think the murky sound enhances the ambiance of the music.

: 10. Art. Exile walks the razor's edge between energy and dissipation, creation and decay like no other record. It's like capturing a picture of a drop of water coming up from a fountain right at it's apex, just as it's losing the energy of its upward trajectory and succumbing to the power of gravity.

: There - that was easy enough. C'mon folks, give till it hurts!

Ten Reasons Why "Exile" is the Greatest Rock and Roll Album of all Time:

1. Tumbling Dice
2. Tumbling Dice
3. Tumbling Dice
4. Tumbling Dice
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Tumbling Dice
7. Tumbling Dice
8. Tumbling Dice
9. Tumbling Dice
10.Tumbling Dice

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