Doom, Gloom, and Just a Little Zoom

The Rolling Stones’ newly-released “Doom and Gloom” does not break musical ground, and, frankly, that’s a good thing. The song plays to the group’s strengths – dominating drumbeats, straightforward production values, and a catchy, ringtone-worthy opening riff – while simultaneously repackaging lyrics for a Millenial audience. The result is a somewhat unexceptional, but nonetheless catchy and enjoyable track that ranks among the Stones’s A- work.