Rolling Stones Release New Song "Doom and Gloom"
After a drought of six years, the Rolling Stones have unveiled some fresh music for their fans. The legendary rock band released a song titled "Doom and Gloom" on Thursday, and while their loyal supporters are happy with what they've got, some critics have identified a few weak points in it.
The song has been released to coincide with the group's 50th anniversary celebrations and experts say that they have been quite successful in packing their original fast-paced blues rocks style into the tune.
"Doom and Gloom" and another yet-to-be-released single "One More Shot" will be a part of Stones' upcoming triple-disc compilation titled "GRRR!" that is set for a worldwide release on November 12.
The Daily Mirror's Dan Silver gave "Doom and Gloom" a rating of 3/5 and wrote: "Received music industry wisdom has it that new Rolling Stones material exists purely to flog compilation albums or tour tickets. It's with some relief that we report it's actually rather good."
The Daily Telegraph's writer Neil McCormick also gave the song a three-star rating and found favourable similarities in it and the band's 12th studio album "Exile on Main Street," which came out in 1972.
The critics are content with the new song's theme and original feel but they are not pleased with the vocals provided by frontman Mick Jagger.
"If there's a weak link here then it's actually Jagger, who honks and caterwauls over the track like one of his own tribute artists. His extended enunciation is excruciating - almost to the point of parody in places," Silver stated.
McCormick was equally critical of Jagger, and he highlighted the quality of the 69-year-old's harmonica sequence to mock his singing. "The best bit is when he stops singing and starts blowing," he wrote.
You can hear Rolling Stones' 'Doom and Gloom' down below: