"Exile on Main St." is a studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones. It was first released as a double album on 12 May 1972 by Rolling Stones Records and was the band's tenth studio album released in the United Kingdom. "Exile on Main St.". was originally met with mixed reviews before a positive critical reassessment during the 1970s. It has since been viewed by critics as the Rolling Stones' best work and has been ranked highly on various lists of the greatest albums.