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Now, the album, Keith Richards said is underrated. Keith Richards admitted that it is difficult for him to choose favorites when the guitarist was asked to name his favorite Rolling Stones album in an interview with GQ in 2020. That’s when he mentioned ‘Bridges To Babylon‘ is an underrated record.
He claimed that the record forced the band to push some boundaries once more in an interview with Much Music from 1997. He added that he didn’t try to create massive successes, only decent albums. He said, “This one is the first one since maybe the early 80s, late 70s where it’s taken another step. (That) is actually pushing some boundaries again for better or worst. I knew from the songs that we had a good album.”
He added, “I never had a problem (with the band) they are expert musicians, you know what I mean. I am (always) looking to make good records, I don’t want major hits. If one happens, great. But I’m just trying to put (a good album out). (Also) make the best out of my friends. Even if they don’t like it at the time.”
“The best music comes when it seems to flow out of your fingers , when you’re not really thinking too much. You’re just doing it and after you think about it. When you’re doing it, it’s flowing. That’s what counts.”