I guess all the negative comments are objectively true - Ron Wood certainly isn't Tommy Emmanuel; the songs are mostly 1 - 4 vamps; Mick affecting a country singer persona is cartoonish, but these boys ain't phoning it in. Every time I hear this record my pulse rate quickens. I want to throw my fist into the air. I want to dance around the room. That never happens when I listen to Satriani or Eric Johnson or...well...Tommy Emmanuel. Ever. Under oath I guess I would have to say Exile is my favorite Stones album, but I couldn't love this any more than I do. For the record, I should probably state that this is my opinion.