20 October 2023
NME: Rejoice! The rock legends’ first album of original material in almost two decades is an absolute barnstormer. If ‘Hackney Diamonds’ does round off the most successful career in rock music ever, it wouldn’t be a bad place to leave it. A natural end, but definitely not a normal one.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.
TUTV: After more than 6 decades the immortal Stones still are hungry, still motivated and still confident to prove that they still can come up with aflame fireworks. Enter Hackney Diamonds. A record that mixes vintage Stones stuff. Riff-loaded rippers and blues ballads.
Nothing new, no masterpiece whatsoever, but still heated entertainment with ‘start me up’ thrills and impassioned musings. At 80 Mick Jagger’s voice is outstanding and tandem Ron Wood/Keith Richards take care, as usual, about rad riffs, hot hooks, and lively licks. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but they still like it and still do it. Score: 3.5/5.
Singles/clips: Angry / Sweet Sounds Of Heaven
– ANGRY –
– SWEET SOUNDS OF HEAVEN –
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