From 1968-1972, The Rolling Stones released four albums. These albums are not only considered the best work of their career but some of the best albums in rock history. With the release of Exile On Main St., the final album (a double album, no less) helped close out that truly epic tetralogy in the grandest of fashion that only the Stones could accomplish.
While we all know the origin story of the band fleeing to Keith Richards’ rented villa in the South of France as a result of Britain’s tax laws on high earners, the album’s lush mix of blues, soul, country and rock provides for a sound that’s anything but European.
A rarity in the realm of double album lore, its 18 tracks of all killer, no filler. Here’s a breakdown of each track.