The Rolling Stones Release New Single ‘Doom and Gloom.’

Posted 11 Oct 2012 in Albums of 2012, Albums of the 10s


The Rolling Stones have released their first new single in over six years. The song is titled “Doom and Gloom” and will be included in their upcoming greatest hits package titled GRRR! The album will see the streets on Nov. 12th. It’s one of two new songs that will be found their.

Reviews so far have been mixed.

“Received music industry wisdom has it that new Rolling Stones material exists purely to flog compilation albums or tour tickets,” wrote Dan Silver in The Mirror tabloid.

The Daily Telegraphs Neil McCormick awarded  “Doom and Gloom”, saying it was “business as usual” for the band and drawing comparisons between the song and the “basement rock” of their acclaimed 1972 album “Exile on Main Street.”

One review even said “If there’s a weak link here then it’s actually Jagger, who honks and caterwauls over the track like one of his own tribute artists. His extended enunciation is excruciating – almost to the point of parody in places. “The best bit is when he stops singing and starts blowing,” said McCormick of the harmonica interlude.”

Music magazine NME called Doom and Gloom a “‘Gimme Shelter’ for Generation Wii. “The … new Stones song … is a revitalizing reminder of what made them great in the first place, a tune that will sit seamlessly amongst their classics. Are you listening, Macca?”

Give it a listen below.


Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Marcello (11 Oct 2012, 17:05)

    “the “basement rock” of their acclaimed 1972 album “Exile on Main Street.””???

    If Neil McCormick has no better understanding of music than to call one of the Stone’s greatest and most progressive albums “basement rock:, he should go back to writing about Brittney Spears and the depth and insightfulness of her songs!

    • Larry Carta (11 Oct 2012, 22:48)

      I took that as referring to a “raw, rockin'” type of sound.

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