Yesterday I posed a question on Twitter that had people hopping to respond, so I thought I'd share it here, too: Has any band had a more awesome period than The Rolling Stones from 1969-1972?
You can take it back to 1968 to include Sympathy for the Devil and Street Fighting Man, but those three years included Gimme Shelter, Let It Bleed, Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, You Can't Always Get What You Want... and that's just 2 out of the 3 albums released in that timeframe. The third, Exile on Main Street, is one of their best and most influential albums.
There was a flood of alternative suggestions for periods of the careers of U2, Metallica, Zeppelin, Creedence, The Talking Heads... and here are some rationales for them. what would you suggest?