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  • Audio CD (September 6, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B000A7Q27I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
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1. Rough Justice
2. Let Me Down Slow
3. It Won't Take Long
4. Rain Fall Down
5. Streets Of Love
6. Back Of My Hand
7. She Saw Me Coming
8. Biggest Mistake
9. This Place Is Empty
10. Oh No, Not You Again
11. Dangerous Beauty
12. Laugh, I Nearly Died
13. Sweet Neo Con
14. Look What The Cat Dragged In
15. Driving Too Fast
16. Infamy

Editorial Reviews

It should come as no surprise that it took sex, disease and death to shake the Rolling Stones out of their latest creative dry spell. Leading up to the making of A Bigger Bang, produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger endured a very public break-up with Jerry Hall, Charlie Watts battled throat cancer, and Ron Wood was devastated by the news of his ex-wife's suicide. Out of their collective struggles, the members of the venerable British rock band managed to piece together some of their best work in nearly two decades. It's a slick, slightly uneven affair bounding from raunchy blues to MOR rock songs that sound suspiciously like they were left over from the Alfie soundtrack, yes, but it also sounds vital at every turn. Even though they don't really need to, the jet-set vagabond rockers plunge into hot-button politics ("Sweet Neo Con"), rummage through their dirty laundry ("Oh No, Not You Again") and dip cautious toes back into ridicule-tempting "Miss You"-style funk ("Rain Fall Down"), without making any major missteps unless you count the ewwwww-factor of a 61-year-old Keith Richards singing "Come on honey, bare your breasts and make me feel at home" on "This Place Is Empty." --Aidin Vaziri

Product Description

A Bigger Bang is an ambitious, wide-ranging collection of hard-hitting, high-powered rock and blues songs. Running a full sixteen tracks, it is the band's longest new album since 1972's Exile on Main Street. Key cuts include 'Streets Of Love', 'Rough Justice' and 'Back Of My Hand', a raw, rough-edged new song in the classic Rolling Stones blues style. A Bigger Bang was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. Virgin. 2005.

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A really good blues song that should have had more songs like this on the album.
Maybe the grimy, bluesy and grim "Back of My Hand" or the sweet Stones ballad "Streets of Love"... Hard to say.
G. Vernon
I think that part of the problem with cds now is the insistence that more means better.

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123 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Brandon J. Smith VINE VOICE on September 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is nothing short of a godsend for Stones fans. On first spin, it is clear that the band is in fine form: energized, inspired, and in control. I suspect that after a week or two, some of the "this is a new classic," "five-stars" fervor will settle down for most people and turn into a clearer view that this is a rock solid, four-star, excellent outing.

The production is outstanding. You can hear everything clearly: the grit of what's left of Keith's voice; Mick's sneers; Charlie's unstoppable rhythms - and, best of all, the absolute best harmonica playing Mick has ever recorded.

This is what rock and roll can be in this day and age. It doesn't have to be the Next Big Thing, or even innovative necessarily. Rock and roll is the intangible thing that lives somewhere between a guitar and a voice and a drum beat that makes it all but impossible not to tap your foot and to feel a stirring in your gut. "Sweet Neo-con" has been getting most of the press, but right after that comes "Look What the Cat Dragged In," an all-out raver that just makes your jaw drop. The feeling you get when that song comes crashing in - when that whip comes down - that's rock and roll.

This is the Stones sound that we crossed our fingers and hoped for when we heard they had a new album coming out. My next wish: that they realize that a new cd doesn't have to mean a world tour and they go ahead and make some more real soon.
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323 of 395 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Bushman VINE VOICE on September 6, 2005
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Since the mid-80's, every time the Rolling Stones release a new studio album, a horde of yahoos publish reviews claiming the new disc is the best the band has done since Exile On Main Street. This is patently absurd and those reviewers need to be spanked.

A Bigger Bang is no Exile, it is not even in the league of Tattoo You but it is pretty darn good. I will go out on a limb and call it their best since Undercover.

Bigger Bang is a stylistically diverse set crowded with 16 tracks but other than one super-lame power ballad and a political rant thinly disguised as a song, none of the filler is really unwelcome and there are plenty of bright spots. How did they pull this off? It certainly is not due to any production magic by Don Was unless he was responsible for keeping it simple. This is the Glimmer Twins show 2005-style displaying enough confidence to bang out a record without an army of session guys and a mountain of overdubs.

The fun begins with the title and the "Fascination with the origin of the universe" press release. You can't call these guys snickering schoolboys anymore but a dirty joke from randy old goats is just as funny. More importantly, the music:

1) Rough Justice- An energetic rocker miles better than recent tripe like "You Got Me Rocking". Really good guitars. Although some of the verse-lyrics are stupid and despite the fact that Mick almost falls into his latter day habit of over-singing, the boys keep this one together marvelously. A good portent of things to come.

2) Let Me Down Slow- A well constructed mid-tempo pop rocker featuring good singing and reflective lyrics from an old dog still doing his thing. Features a lyric that could sum up this surprisingly good record: "Are you coloring your hair with some new kind of dye?
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Scott Failla on September 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Lots of people dismiss the band's recent studio work as; "Weak...their just going through the motions". While recent albums like "Bridges to Babylon" and "Voodoo Lounge" are not the band's best, they certainly aren't the worst either. Now, before I go any further, I have to make something clear. It's pointless to compare this current incarnation of the band to the band that recorded "Exile On Main Street". Yes, it IS the same people (well, sans Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor) but the band has changed over the years like anything else. One thing has remained over all of this time, however. They are still the Rolling Stones and they still know how to write some of the best rock and roll songs you'll ever hear. And, it's not JUST rock and roll. They have proven to us over the years that they also know how to write country, blues, funk (among other thing) and here they prove it once again.

1. Rough Justice - This song comes right out of the same stable as classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Start Me Up". It's an in your face rocker and after Keith starts that scratchy distorted riff and Charlie comes in with that drum roll, you can't help but move a little...or maybe even alot. 10/10

2. Let Me Down Slow - Alright, we're off with a bang now (A Bigger Bang, if you will) and this song is as infectious as anything the band has ever done. Pop rock with a country tinge and an infectious chorus in the same vein as something like 1966's "Out Of Time". 7/10

3. It Won't Take Long - Another song that starts off with that scratchy, distorted type riff that we all love to hear. Nice mid-tempo rocker with yet again another catchy chorus. This one has also got a nice guitar solo by Ronnie Wood. 8/10

4. Rain Fall Down - This one has got Mick written all over it.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Johnny One Gun on September 10, 2005
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Being a true blue Stones fan, I went out and bought A Bigger Bang the day it came out, just as I've done with every studio album since Undercover, and expected another good but unmemorable collection of Jagger/Richards songs packaged largely for true fans. Another excuse to go on tour and release another live album. But when I got home and put it in the CD player, I was shocked. This is The Rolling Stones! You can almost hear Mick's wry grin in the double entendre of Rough Justice. The "don't let the door hit ya" attitude of It Won't Take Long. The funky, almost disco feel of Rain Fall Down. The full blown blues of Back of My Hand, those boys always could play the blues. The searing political comment of Sweet Neo Con. Keith's sad lament in This Place is Empty and Infamy. Who would believe The Stones put out a real album of hits? I hope it gets airtime, because this better than most on the radio today.
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