Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Ten Best Albums of 1966

Number 8

Aftermath – The Rolling Stones

Released on April 15, 1966

Side One:

1. Mother’s Little Helper
2. Stupid Girl
3. Lady Jane
4. Under My Thumb
5. Doncha Bother Me
6. Goin’ Home

Side Two:

1. Flight 505
2. High and Dry
3. Out of Time
4. It’s Not Easy
5. I Am Waiting
6. Take It or Leave It
7. Think
8. What to Do

This was the first Stones album where Mick and Keith wrote all the songs. It was steeped in that great blues sound that originally inspired them, but they really open things up for experimentation. Brian Jones plays the sitar, Appalachian dulcimer, and marimbas over the course of the album and the results were tremendous. Mother’s Little Helper and Under My Thumb are the standouts. Lady Jane, Out of Time, & I Am Waiting are also top picks.

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