It's a testament to what the Rolling Stones have accomplished in the past 35 years when an album of this quality can only achieve 3 or 4 stars when compared their best. However, if you've been turned off by reviews that dismiss it as merely an "80's Stones album that should be avoided", please reconsider. If it doesn't match up to late 60's, early 70's Stones albums, then so be it. Not much does. You want some basic hard rocking music? Buy this album.