I don't get it...Exile on main Street-Blue

I love to listen to great podcast/interviews with great musicians. Last night i listened to Rick Beato interview Maynard from the great band Tool. Besides being a fantastic conversation, Maynard told Rick the two most influential albums for his music inspiration are Joni Mitchell Blue, and Black Sabbath's first self titled record.

I understand and love Black Sabbaths first record, but I have listened to JM Blue countless times and just don't understand what the hype is. Full disclosure I love female vocalists, and I also love Joni's  Court and a Spark. With that said I have heard many musicians rave about Blue. Please enlighten me-what am I missing ?

The other head scratcher for me is Exile on Main Street by the Stones. Again I have heard many musicians rave about this double album. I don't get it... Beggars Banquet-Let it Bleed-Sticky Fingers are so much better in my opinion, but just like Blue, It seems like musicians much prefer Exile on Main Street.

I know its all subjective...but these are two records I have never learned to appreciate. Thoughts ?


I remember first hearing Blue at when it was originally released and being stunned. I'm a cynical professional musician (was then also) and was surprised...the dulcimer...too cool. I still listen to that album. Who cares if somebody doesn't get it? My fave Stones album is Beggar's Banquet, and one of my best friends who has pretty similar tastes doesn't get that album at all...ya never know...

@thecarpathian  ...*sigh*

 "You know, as much as they can for being women..."  

Wow....a new spin on 'social suicide' 😏 and just when I thought '..here's a stable one....'  

( ...let's see....*body armor*E*.......*blit* "Jezuz!"...

,,,like modern Samurai...if that's your budget...;)   )

Survivor errr....*L*



Are you serious with the sexism comment? So, I have to like all "basketball" but not just the NBA? I personally like male vocals better than female vocals, it's just what I prefer to listen to. I also like dating women and not dating men. I don't just like "dating."