Similar to the latter song, "What to Do" connects modern society to feelings of unhappiness. The darker themes led Margotin and Guesdon to call Aftermath "a somber album in which desolation, paranoia, despair, and frustration are echoed as track succeeds track". Perone identified numerous musical and lyrical features that lend Aftermath a conceptual unity, although not sufficient for it to be considered a concept album. He said that this unity allows for the record to be "read as a psychodrama around the theme of love, desire, and obsession that never quite turns out right".
However, the band uses musical connections between songs as well as the subtheme of travel, the use of feline metaphors for women, and other lyrical connections to suggest that the characters whom lead singer Mick Jagger portrays throughout the album are really one and perhaps stem from the deep recesses of his psyche.
Ian MacDonald said that like Between the Buttons , " Aftermath revealed the Stones taking on the role of chroniclers of Swinging London and creating a subversive sort of pop paralleled only by The Kinks. It was ultimately rejected by Decca, and according to Davis, "in the bitterness over lack of control of their work that followed, the album was called Aftermath for want of another concept.
Aftermath was first released in the United Kingdom on 15 April by Decca. In the UK, Aftermath topped the albums chart for eight consecutive weeks, replacing the soundtrack album for The Sound of Music at number 1.
It stayed on the chart for 28 weeks. Aftermath received highly favourable reviews in the music press. The reason — they attempt to sing. The Beatles arc a collective entity.
The Rolling Stones are one person — Mick Jagger, a singer whose power, subtlety, and wit are unparalleled in contemporary popular music, who is also with fellow Stone Keith Richard the second-best rock composer in the world. But for anyone willing to discard his preconceptions, Aftermath is a great experience, a distillation of everything that rock and blues are about. I consider it quite simply the best.
However, he added that with the August release of Revolver , Aftermath appeared "limp, tame, dated". Aftermath has frequently appeared on rankings of the greatest albums of all-time; according to Acclaimed Music , it is the th most highly rated record on all-time lists. All tracks written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Rolling Stones.
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