What? Yet another Rolling Stones’ “best of” album? Wait, I know! Maybe the Stones signed a pact with their sympathetic friend that requires them to put out an album every year even if Mick and Keith don’t have any songs. That might explain why The Stones have about six greatest hits albums and four live albums in their 20 years. But for a hardcore Stones fan like myself, none of these records are really essential, and the latest album, Rewind, continues in that tradition.
So what I am going to do here is give you a retrospective of the Rolling Stones’ history, mentioning the 11 or so albums that are essential.