Among Stones purists, this is a controversial album. Some love it and, well.....some don't. I happen to belong to the former category. There are no ballads(a rarity for any Stones album), just straight ahead hard rock songs.This album was strangely out of step with the times as the 80's had a happy-go-lucky vibe and this album is quite dark and violent. Just look at the song titles-"Pretty Beat Up", "Too Much Blood","Too Tough", "Must Be Hell", and you can start to feel the sense of dread that pervades throughout.The band rocks ferociosly and Charlie Watts pounds the skins like a man possessed and conjures up a hip hop like urban jungle sound that really suits the material. They do lighten up a little on "She Was Hot", Mick's humorous blow by blow account of a one night stand and Keith's light hearted "Wanna Hold You", but this is like the sun coming out momentarily on a cloudy day. Truthfully, there isn't one particular classic cut on this album, but taken song for song as a complete album it is compelling listening from beginning to end.