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  1. Celina
    May 6, 2016 @ 9:24 pm

    A rolling stone is worth two in the bush, thanks to this arltice.


    • hans altena
      November 8, 2016 @ 6:53 am

      If you look at the US incarnation the album has a perfect flow, punches harder, sounds darker, and still has a the whole gamut of styles (Under my Thumb is in the same vein as Out of Time, and stronger in my opinion, though the latter would find a nice place on the strange but delightful Flowers, just as Take it or Leave it, which with its poppy flavor fits better there as well). The US album also does not suffer from the overlong side B, where the songs drown themselves out on the UK version, especially after the 11 minute onslaught of Goin’Home, you just get lost, can’t bring up the attention anymore, which is a pity, even if some of the songs are a bit filler. The long jam with which Aftermath ends in the US makes more sense too in this context, it no longer interrupts the flow, it is a climax, surely after I am Wating which gets the pivotal position it deserves as second to last. Concerning the start, well, both versions have a great opener, yet Mother’s little Helper is coupled beautifully with Have You Seen Your Mother Baby (standing in the shadows) on Flowers, so my choice is made. Just miss What To Do a bit, even if it recycles the drum riff of Congratulations.


  2. Macca
    September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

    “Filler”? Songs like Think and Going Home sre classics – how many bands from the Beatles to the Doors followed the Stones into extending and expermenting with song length? This is exceptional stuff!


  3. Tom Rich
    July 3, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

    It’s not easy to understand how Its Not Easy could be written off as filler. Shame on the author for his or her negligence.


  4. Rick
    August 20, 2019 @ 12:42 am

    Doncha Bother Me is filler? That statement alone renders this review lacking in credibility.

    I have always felt (and to this day still do) that Aftermath (US) was the Stones’ best album. The only improvement that could have been made to the US version would have been including the UK version of Out Of Time.


    August 5, 2021 @ 3:40 pm

    Aftermath (UK Version) a good album that could have been great if it had included the lost gem recorded at the sessions “Sitting On A Fence” as well as the singles Paint It Black & 19th Nervous Breakdown.


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    November 13, 2022 @ 5:28 pm

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    October 26, 2023 @ 10:36 am

    […] band’s first number-one album was Aftermath in 1966, which featured songs such as “Under My Thumb” and “Lady Jane”. Some of their other […]


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