first, this gets a strong 3.5 stars from me. i am by no means a big aerosmith fan. in fact, of all the songs on this album, i only knew "let the music do the talking" prior to picking it up. after the first spin, i really couldn't believe how good this album was! simply put, it is just a really great slab of raw and bluesy, no-frills rock 'n roll. the majority of the tunes are quite solid, my favourites being: "let the music do the talking", "my fist your face", "gypsy boots" and "she's on fire". to be honest, the album kind of hits a lull here and there, but there are no absolute stinkers on this by any stretch. overall, my cd collection is better for it's inclusion!! for anyone who is a fan of straight-ahead hard rock, pick it up, you will not regret it!