Also as far as song post Exile I have some really strong love for "Girl With The Faraway Eyes" off of Some Girls. Such a fun song.
Except for one hot minute, around '68 or'69, when he briefly came into his own, Mick has always been the weak link in the Stones. He's such a poncy poseur; especially embarrassing in the early Blues purists phase or during stabs at punk.
Part of the reason the Exile On Main Street mix is so great, is because it buries and distorts the vocals, giving them an edge to match the fierce playing of the rest of the band.
Had Some Girls in my player as i was driving around this morning. "Before They Make Me Run" is such a great outlaw anthem. Maybe their last convincing one.