Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt - After being dumped by her previous label, blues rocker Raitt exacted revenge with this multi-platinum Grammy-award winner. Producer Don Was helped her sharpen the songs without sacrificing any of her slide-guitar fire. And as Raitt herself pointed out, her tenth try was "my first sober album." Read more: www.rollingstone....
On No. 500: OutKast, 'Aquemini' Though I am not a Rap / Hip hop afficianado, this is indeed a really good album. (3 stars)
The Rolling Stones, 'Some Girls' - "Keith fuckin' gets busted every year," Mick Jagger fumed. Keith Richards was in drug hell, and the Stones were verging on destruction, but they bounced back with "Miss You," the sleazy "Shattered" and "When the Whip Comes Down." Richards does his best song, "Before They Make Me Run."
Tattoo You, The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You spent nine weeks at Number One, on the strength of "Start Me Up" and "Waiting on a Friend." Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins adds to the Stones' bluesy swagger, and they remain in fine form on the reggae-tinged "Slave" and "Little T," which finds Keith Richards barking like a mellower Johnny Rotten.
Rolling Stones. Saw them at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal in 1989 and at the Bell Centre Montreal in 2013