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The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main St.

Barney Hoskyns, The Observer, June 2004

STICKY FINGERS has always been taken for granted. Fans and critics alike have drooled for decades over Let It Bleed and Exile on Main St., but Fingers is surely the Rolling Stones’ greatest single long-player. It captures the group at the absolute top of their game – imperiously sexy, decadently jet-setting, above all passionate. (If Mick Jagger has never moved you, listen again to the line You know I can’t let you slide thru’ my hands on ‘Wild Horses’.) All this and a brilliantly homoerotic Andy Warhol sleeve – complete with real zip – too.

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