Rolling Stones are quite simply one of the most famous and influential bands ever, up there with The Beatles, Pink Floyd etc. If, like me, you are interested in them, then get this. It spans their entire career (well, up to 2002) from their '60s heyday when they churned out such classics as 'Satisfaction' and 'Sympathy For The Devil' to the '00s when they churned out such classics as 'Don't Stop'. If you get just one Rolling Stones album, then get this. All the songs here are brilliant, and I mean that.
Of course, there are rock 'n' roll classics such as 'Satisfaction', 'Jumpin' Jack Flash, 'Honky Tonk Woman' and 'Brown Sugar', but their softer songs, such as 'Gimme Shelter' and 'Wild Horses' are beautiful; they are two of my favourite songs. Keith Richards writes, along with Jimmy Page, the best riffs ever, his range is great, and complemented perfectly by Mick Jagger's swaggering vocal performances. Charlie Watts isn't exactly a virtuoso drummer, but holds the beat brilliantly. Those who have come and gone over the years - Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman, Ron Wood - they can all be heard here.
This is the definitive Rolling Stones compilation. Don't hesitate,don't read on - buy it and love it.