‘Hackney Diamonds’ Review: A Classic Band’s New Luster

The group’s first album of original material in nearly two decades feels genuinely fresh, and features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and guests Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney in fine form.

The Rolling Stones: Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.<br>PHOTO: MARK SELIGER

In the past 18 years, the Rolling Stones have done most of the things legendary rock bands are expected to do—gross huge amounts of money playing their classics on tour and put out archival releases that expand on their legacy.

Living in a Ghost Town

It doesn’t get any better than this. Perfect song for 2020. Mick is spot on with the harmonica, and some incredible baritone sax. Mick & Keith had started it before COVID lock downs, Jagger says it was originally about zombies but rewrote the lyrics, like he does!!

The Rolling Stones – Angry

Stones crushin’ it again. Love the billboards with all the nods to their past, including past members. And with new technology, if you look close, you can see Jagger’s mouth on the billboards is actually singing the new song’s words. Well done, lads.