Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.106) - Ranked #32 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...[The album] rattles and burns with apocalyptic cohesion..."
Rolling Stone (p.147) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's a howling force of nature....This is the sound of the world coming to an end. LET IT BLEED offers sympathy, in that slutty, decadent way that was the Stones' specialty."
Entertainment Weekly (9/20/02, p.104) - "...Impeccable..." - Rating: A
Q (6/00, p.74) - Ranked #28 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...A watershed album...one that brought the curtain crashing down on the '60s....[They] played badboy blues-rock better than any white band alive, on either side of the Atlantic."
NME (Magazine) (7/8/95, p.46) - 9 (out of 10) - "...it tugs and teases in all directions, from the gospel-tinged lament `You Can't Always Get What You Want' to the voodoo wail of `Midnight Rambler' and `Gimme Shelter' to the redneck farce of `Country Honk'. A classic..."