October 18, 1974
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

It's uneven, but at times It's Only Rock 'n Roll catches fire. The songs and performances are stronger than those on Goats Head Soup; the tossed-off numbers sound effortless, not careless. Throughout, the Stones wear their title as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" with a defiant smirk, which makes the bitter cynicism of "If You Can't Rock Me" and the title track all the more striking, and the reggae experimentation of "Luxury," the aching beauty of "Time Waits for No One," and the agreeable filler of "Dance Little Sister" and "Short and Curlies" all the more enjoyable.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. If You Can't Rock Me
  2. Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  3. It's Only Rock 'N Roll (But I Like It)
  4. Till the Next Goodbye
  5. Time Waits for No One
  6. Luxury
  7. Dance Little Sister
  8. If You Really Want to Be My Friend
  9. Short and Curlies
  10. Fingerprint File
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