With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
The Rolling Stones: Rarities 1971-2003
‘Brown Sugar’ with your Skinny Latte, sir?
Of course, this being the best rock’n’roll band ever, there are moments of quality. ‘Miss You’ reminds us that, in the late ’70s, the Stones were masters at lounge lizard disco, while, even in a live version from 1997, ‘Wild Horses’ still tugs at the heartstrings. But really, unless you own everything else the Stones have ever even thought about releasing, there are far, far better ways of spending your cash. And much more ethical ones, too.
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