Quick Review (LP): Their Satanic Majesties’ Request by The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties’ Request
Decca; 1967

My Rating: D (35/100)

Best Tracks: "2000 Man", "She’s a Rainbow"

Listen to what the flower people say…


  • "Sing This All Together" is almost completely ludicrous, except for the part that’s actually a song.
  • I dig the plinky little piano line on "She’s a Rainbow." It’s sort of a neat tune, one of the better ones on this album.
  • There are most definitely a few "MAKE IT STOP!!!" moments on this record. ("Gomper")
  • “2000 Man” is a pretty cool tune. Not amazing or anything, but decent.
  • Coming as it does right in the middle of one of the greatest run of albums in rock and roll history, there is just so much to despise about this record.
  • I’ve always been a naysayer when it comes to Sgt. Pepper’s, so you can probably imagine that I thought this record was awful. It really does remind me of something from the annals of Spinal Tap. The band seems to agree, since they never went down this road again. I guess it’s best to let The Beatles be The Beatles.
  • AMG offers the counterpoint here, but if the band don’t like it, then why should I?

Cohesion (4.5/5)
Concept (3/5)
Consequence (2/5)
Consistency (2/5)
Songs (3/5)

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