'Tattoo You' is a Rolling Stones album I had been toying with getting for a while, but had put off. I finally bought the record yesterday (at the time of writing) and the first thing I have to stress is that this is a great little record.
Secondly, I also want to point out that I would not class myself as a big Stones fan - not at all. So, to be frank, I would actually class 'Tattoo You' as my starting point to their music, bar some of their staple tunes I have on my iPod.
Anyway, enough of me ranting, onto the album. Basically, having listened to the album last night, I can tell you that it has a bit of everything to keep everybody happy - a little bit of rock, a bit of blues and some ballads. The record also features two tracks that everyone would know in 'Start Me Up' and 'Waiting On a Friend', the latter being quite possibly the best song you will ever listen to about the topic of friendship. Just my view there.
However, aswell as the above mentioned two songs, I feel that the record contains some more instant classics like 'Slave', 'Little T&A', 'Neighbours' and 'Tops'. All of these tracks ensure that you, the customer, are buying a great little record indeed here.
Lastly, I am reviewing the 2009 Remasters release of this album, so the sound (for the most part) is top quality. Everything is fresh, crisp and clear. The only problem with this area would be that, at times, Jagger's vocals can be a bit quiet, to use the expression. Overall, it wasn't a big issue.
So, to conclude, 'Tattoo You' is an album that I had put off buying for a long time and, all things considered, I cannot help but ask myself 'why?'. It is a great little record, one that I was very happy with in the end and one that I will definitely listen to again. Overall, I highly recommend the purchase.
Thanks for reading my review.