On this day in 1972, the Rolling Stones album Exile on Main Street began a four-week run at the top of the U.S. charts. Here’s my favorite cut from that album, “Torn & Frayed.”

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.