This two-LP/two-CD set is both a lot more and a bit less than what it seems. It is seven years' worth of mostly very high-charting -- and all influential and important -- songs, leaving out some singles in favor of well-known album tracks, and in the process, giving an overview not just of the Rolling Stones' hits but of their evolving image. One hears them change from loud R&B-inspired rockers covering others' songs ("Time Is on My Side") into originators in their own right ("Satisfaction"); then into tastemakers and style-setters with a particularly decadent air ("Get Off of My Cloud," "19th Nervous Breakdown"); and finally into self-actualized rebel-poets ("Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Midnight Rambler") and Shaman-like symbols of chaos. ~ Bruce Eder
Rolling Stone - "...They are the most creative and self-sustaining rock & roll band in history, and, despite what some observers say, not tired at all yet..." -Lester Bangs
NME - 9 (out of 10) - "...[HOT ROCKS and MORE HOT ROCKS] pile together the cream of the Stones' first eight years..."
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