Just because I felt like it, today I thought I would sort out my perennial dilemma over what Stones album is better – Beggars Banquet or Let it Bleed? To be honest, I prefer Exile and Sticky Fingers, and I am much more likely to listen to either of them all the way through. There are individual tracks on Beggars Banquet and Let it Bleed that are the best the Stones ever got, but I get mixed up which tracks are on which, so I’m never sure which of the two is the better album.
So, for no reason at all other than that we all secretly love listing and rating music, here is the result of my track-by-track listen through… Hopefully my scoring system is self-explanatory….
(* = the Good Tracks. Basically, the tracks I would listen to outside the context of the album)
Beggars Banquet (1968) ———————- A1 – * Sympathy for the Devil – Unbeatable 10/10 A2 – * No Expectations – Solid 8/10 A3 – Dear Doctor – Poor, comedy song 2/10 A4 – Parachute Woman – Unremarkable light-hearted blues 3/10 A5 – * Jigsaw Puzzle – Brooding, effortlessly evil and deliciously on the verge of » Continue Reading.