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Reviewed by Margaret Moser, December 27, 2002, Music

Rolling Stones

Forty Licks (Virgin) Forty Licks warns that the Rolling Stones are still capable of sticking that tongue down your throat, baby. Three dozen gas-gas-gas songs that defined the face of rock & roll: "Satisfaction," "Honky Tonk Women," and four new tunes: "Stealing My Heart," "Don't Stop," "Keys to Your Heart," and Keith's fabulous, boozy "Losing My Touch." Electric, ecstatic, and elegiac, Forty Licks is 40 reasons the Stones really are the world's greatest rock & roll band.

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