Rolling Stones, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ – Albums That Almost Killed a Band’s Career
OK, here's where we stretch the boundaries of this list's title right up to the breaking point. After all, it's not likely that any one album could kill the Rolling Stones' career, even one as odd, out of character and poorly received as 1967's 'Their Satanic Majesties Request.'
But it definitely sent them back to the drawing board. Clearly influenced by the psychedelic music of the era -- and some would say, overly focused on keeping up with the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' -- the Stones delivered an ambitious but ultimately unfocused effort that made them look like followers instead of leaders -- at least, until they kicked off perhaps rock's most impressive four-album run ever with 'Beggars Banquet' the next year.
Hear the Rolling Stones Perform 'Sing This All Together (See What Happens)'