The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue

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ImageThis sounds more like a polished reworking of past efforts than an attempt at anything really new; and while the album evidences an admirable amount of attention to form, there isn’t a whole lot here in the way of meaningful lyrical content. Still, the LP is worth buying. After nearly 20 years, the Stones continue to pack a punch; and even when they lapse into formulas, they’re more fun than most of the competition put together.

Best cuts include “She’s So Cold” and “Where the Boys Are,” a pair of frenetic rockers; the title track, a sparklingly produced, falsetto-dominated nod to Bee Gees-styled disco; the laid-back “Indian Girl”; and the lyrically biting (and curious) “All About You.”

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