Jesse Marco's 30 Favorite Albums

The Rollings Stones, Beggars Banquet (1968)

Label: London, Decca

Jesse Marco: "This record, also one of the scenarios where I think my cousin or one of my good friends gave me this record and was like, 'Listen to this. It'll expand your taste.' It's my favorite Rolling Stones record is probably because of 'Sympathy for the Devil.'

"A lot of the songs from that record are dipping into different genres. A lot of people like to talk about that Muddy Waters created rock-and-roll, and the Rolling Stones kind of took their whole blues approach and formed more of it into rock.

"I'm not going to be that critical. I'm not going to be like Pitchfork.com and like give you all the facts as to why it's one of the greatest. It just is, and the songs are great, and 'Sympathy for the Devil' is my favorite song. It was one of my favorite albums-it had a lot of songs on it, like 'Street Fighting Man' I really like.

"It's also interesting, because when you're a DJ, you're also so accustomed to time signature, and beat every second. They really are kind of funky. They do things on the up-beat, and they make you listen. They're making you listen and they're making sure you're paying attention with your mind for the musicians. I think they did a good combination of all that stuff, and making music that is mesmerizing for women. As a musician, I listen to it, and I'm like, 'This shit is really smart.'"

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