By the time of Voodoo Lounge's release, the Stones were recording artists for over thirty years, and inarguably the biggest rock band in the world, and had been so easily since the early 70s. Their albums of the 70s all showed that they were still acquainted with Black musical styles, from the Blues that always has been their main inspirational wellspring, through to Southern Soul, Motown, reggae, funk and even a bit of disco. By the 90s, though, they simply rework what they're good at - taut, riffy rock songs, the odd genre exercise (a bit of Country here and there, which they've always done very well), the odd ballad, but if this reads like I'm knocking them, guess again, because the Rolling Stones doing what they do well is plenty good enough for me, mate. It's odd how your favourite tracks change over repeated listenings (always the sign of a good record, to me); tracks like 'Moon Is Up', which sounds slight on first listening, has a certain indefinable appeal, with it's treated, rubbery guitar sound, and even somewhat cliched lyrical outings like 'Brand New Car' are delivered well, courtesy of a lubricious vocal from a refreshed and energised Jagger. 'Blinded By Rainbows' has something of their 60's 'Satanic Majesties' era, and their token Country effort, 'Sweethearts Together', is a sweet confection. It's not all good, but it follows on well from 'Steel Wheels', wherein Jagger and Richards had seemingly reconciled their differences, and Jagger especially sounds committed and glad to be performing with his muckers. It's also a good album for Charlie Watts (as ever), and the Richards / Wood guitar interplay is great. An enjoyable album, and sounding good in its newly-remastered form.