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|7. Out Of Tears|
|8. I Go Wild|
|9. Brand New Car|
|10. Sweethearts Together|
|11. Suck On The Jugular|
|12. Blinded By Rainbows|
|13. Baby Break It Down|
|14. Thru And Thru|
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Japanese only SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing* SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc* allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players. 2009.
Sous la houlette de Don Was, les Stones renouent avec la veine d'Exile On Main Street. Ils ne se contentent pas de multiplier des rocks pourtant exceptionnellement inspirés comme "Love Is Strong" ou "You Got Me Rocking". Ils s'aventurent du côté de la country aux effluves latino en compagnie de Flaco Jimenez, à l'accordéon sur "Sweethearts Together". Ils font cohabiter le trémolo des Staple Singers avec un refrain folk sur "Blinded By Rainbows" ; ils convoquent un clavecin sur "New Faces", fille naturelle de "Lady Jane". Même l'inévitable ballade susurrée par Jagger, "Out Of Tears", échappe à la routine : elle rappelle plus "Loving Cup" ou "Memory Motel" que "Fool To Cry". Personne ne s'en plaindra. --Hubert Deshouse
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Essentially, the songs on Voodoo Lounge that are meant to rock out in a sort of vintage Stones way (such as Love is Strong, Sparks Will Fly, I Go Wild), come across as rather flat and a little bit silly. If you can forget about the Stones' past accomplishments in rock (accomplishments such as "re-defining rock"), perhaps these songs could be enjoyable. However, compared with what they've done in the past, it's disappointing. I'm not a listener who longs for some "Golden Age" of a band and who therefore hates all new material. These tunes simply aren't that good.
However, the album's ballad work is generally quite good. Out of Tears, the famous ballad from this album is good, but carries on a bit too long to truly have an impact. However, New Faces, The Worst, and Thru and Thru are all devastatingly beautiful tunes. Okay, I'll admit that Out of Tears DOES tug on my heartstrings...at least for the first 3 1/2 minutes of the tune.
I don't recommend buying this album at full price; however, you can find plenty of cheap used copies. If you enjoy Stones' ballads, then you should buy a copy (used) for the three (or four) truly good tunes here.
As Darryl replaced Bill Wyman on bass, he really brought a whole new energy to the Stones. Darryl's energy is one of the reasons why Voodoo Lounge is such a good album. Just listen to the bass lines in Suck on the Jugular, Brand New Car, and Baby break it down.
In fairness though, one should admit that the whole band was very energetic and very inspired. All the fast songs have a lot of kick (love is strong, you got me rocking, sparks will fly, I go wild, and so on), while the slow songs (New Faces, Out of Tears) are in the Stones' best tradition.
A final note. Keith Richards sings two songs in this album: The Worst and Thru and Thru. These songs mark the beginning of a new phase in Keith Richards' songwriting. It's more intimate, more jazzy. These new songs sound much deeper. And it's not because Keith's voice has become a little bit darker. This new style, in years following Voodoo Lounge, produced several beautiful songs such as How can I stop and Thief in the night (Bridges to Babylon) and Losing My Touch (Forty Licks).
So is it a better record than its predecessor?
Well, perhaps not..."Steel Wheels" was actually pretty good.
But "Voodoo Lounge" could have been better, it is just too long. In the "old days" it would have been a double LP, and it seems that many artists feel that with the longer playing time of the compact disc, they have to come up with more material.
If the Stones had cut five songs and put out a lean, mean ten-track CD instead, "Voodoo Lounge" would have felt like a much stronger album, but forgettable mediocrities like "Baby Break It Down" and "Suck On The Jugular" drag it down a little.
That's not to say that it doesn't have its share of excellent songs, however. "You Got Me Rocking" is one of the best, toughest rockers the Stones have done for many long years, all raw electric guitars and thundering drums, and a great lead vocal from Mick Jagger.
The opening song, the grinding "Love Is Strong", is great as well; Jagger plays some excellent, bluesy harmonica, and new bassist Darryl Jones contributes a deep, rumbling bass line.
Other highlights include the lean, up-tempo hard rock of the sleazy "Sparks Will Fly", the slow, acoustic "The Worst" (sung in a hoarse whisper by Keith Richards), the lovely ballads "Out Of Tears" and "Sweethearts Together", and the funky, swaggering blues-rocker "Brand New Car".
And fans of the "Sopranos" TV series will probably recognize Keith Richards' quietly menacing "Thru And Thru" as well.Read more ›
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i've listened to this album about 5 times in the past week. i bought it in 1994 and i've played it every so often since. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2004 by David G. Wood
This was the Stones 1994 comeback. It is overall an uneven listen but nonetheless enjoyable. The goods, the lovely country ballad "The Worst", which it is not, the six... Read morePublished on June 30 2004
VOODOO LOUNGE was the Stone's first album in probably 20 years to really usher in a new era in their career. Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by Victor
The song titled 'Love is Strong', is the main reason why I bought the Rolling Stone's Voodoo Lounge album. After I listened to the rest of the album, I was quite dissapointed. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by Joe Fo
Sometimes I hate this CD. It sounds like a Rolling Stones tribute band.
Then sometimes I love it, because it's the Stones doing what they do best. Read more
This represented a temporary return to form for the Stones in the '90s. It rocks like the old days and it has quite a few songs, some of which are memorable. Read morePublished on May 27 2003
Curious thing about Voodoo Lounge: the gap between 1986's DIRTY WORK, and 1989's STEEL WHEELS - the period the band was broken up, is actually shorter than the 5 year wwait fans... Read morePublished on April 9 2003 by adam david
Strong return by the Stones. Here's what stands out on this album, at least for me.
1) Great instrumentation - Keith and Ronnie have never complemented each other so well. Read more