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THE ROLLING STONES A Bigger Bang (2005) (VIRGIN RECORDS) (16 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

THE ROLLING STONES A Bigger Bang (2005) (VIRGIN RECORDS) (16 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00679
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A Bigger Bang is the 22nd British and 24th American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released on Virgin Records in September 2005. Released as a double album on vinyl and a single CD, it was produced by Don Was and the Glimmer Twins.

History

The album used a stripped-down style reminiscent of Some Girls (1978), but with a harder, more contemporary edge. Although initial reports stated that the Stones had "returned to their roots" with the record, the minimal instrumentation, rough mix, tough blues and "garage" rock hybrid bear certain similarities to the style of contemporary artists like the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Many songs were recorded with just the core band of Jagger, Richards and Watts. Ronnie Wood was absent from many sessions, playing on only ten of the sixteen tracks, with only occasional contributions from outside musicians comprising the recording of the album. This is also the first album where Jagger plays bass guitar on some tracks. The Stones said in a statement that the album's title reflects "their fascination with the scientific theory about the origin of the universe.

Release and reception

The first single, "Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice", reached No. 15 in the UK singles chart, while A Bigger Bang peaked at No. 2 on the UK charts. Another song from the album was "Sweet Neo Con", which was critical of the conservative Christian movement in American politics. In August 2005, the Rolling Stones embarked on the 90-show A Bigger Bang Tour in support of the album. It was met with sold-out tickets at every destination, usually within minutes of going on sale. The tour was extended into 2007 because Richards got hurt falling out of a tree in Fiji and required surgery in New Zealand. It concluded on August 2007 at the O2 Arena in London.

Critical reaction was mostly positive. The aggregate score of the album by Metacritic was rated 73 out of 100, categorizing the reviews as "generally favorable." A Bigger Bang was touted as the best Rolling Stones album in years. Nevertheless, all of the Stones albums since 1989's Steel Wheels had been similarly lauded, and many critics and fans felt that the Stones had yet to record a late-period album truly up to their high standards. It was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005, and ranked the second-best album of the year by Rolling Stone magazine, behind rapper Kanye West's Late Registration.

A Bigger Bang went platinum in the US and Germany, and gold in Japan. According to Nielsen SoundScan it sold 546,000 copies in the US, and as of 31 2006, 2.4 million copies worldwide according to EMI.

Track Listing:

1. Rough Justice - 3:11
2. Let Me Down Slow - 4:16
3. It Won't Take Long - 3:54
4. Rain Fall Down - 4:54
5. Streets of Love - 5:10
6. Back of My Hand - 3:32
7. She Saw Me Coming - 3:12
8. Biggest Mistake - 4:06
9. This Place Is Empty - 3:12
10. Oh No, Not You Again - 3:46
11. Dangerous Beauty - 3:48
12. Laugh, I Nearly Died - 4:54
13. Sweet Neo Con - 4:33
14. Look What the Cat Dragged In - 3:57
15. Driving Too Fast - 3:56
16. Infamy - 3:47

Certifications:

United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 100,000
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000
Europe (IFPI) Platinum 1,000,000

The Rolling Stones:

Mick Jagger – bass (6, 7, 11, 13, 14), guitars (1–5, 8, 10–16), harmonica (6, 13), keyboard (4, 12, 13, 16), percussion (6, 7, 12, 15, 16), production (all tracks), slide guitar (6, 9), vibraphone (4), vocals (all tracks)
Keith Richards – bass (9, 10, 16), guitars (all tracks), keyboard (16), piano (9), production (all tracks), vocals (2, 3, 7–9, 16)
Charlie Watts – drums (all tracks)
Ronnie Wood – guitars (3–5, 7, 12, 14, 15), slide guitar (1, 2)

A Bigger Bang is the 22nd British and 24th American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released on Virgin Records in September 2005. Released as a double album on vinyl and a single CD, it was produced by Don Was and the Glimmer Twins. History The
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