The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones Records CUN 39111 (1980)
Like Black and Blue, this is one of those Stones albums that lacks any certifiable “hits” but is nonetheless pretty decent all the way through, for the most part. It’s rather light fare, vaguely bluesy rock with little undercurrents of disco, ska/reggae, and punk circulating throughout. Probably not the first Stones album that comes to mind and yet this has to be near the top of the second tier in their catalog. I do rather like “Let Me Go” and “Dance (Part 1).” This one has grown on me through the years and it is one of the better later period Stones albums. Oh, why not say it, “Let Me Go” deserves to be considered up their with the band’s best songs too.