Toys was released after "Aerosmith" and "Get Your Wings" and before "Rocks." If you are an early Aerosmith fan (ie-the first four albums), this has to go into your collection, but I wouldn't necessarily put it there first.
The really great songs include "Walk This Way" which all us white guys picked up on back when it was released, although the RUN-DMC video was a scream. After "Dream On" from the first album, this probably defines Aerosmith for most people. A great fun song it is. Everyone in the band is at their best.
Next up is "Big Ten Inch Record." Sorry teenie boppers, but Aerosmith has always had a blues side to them. This one just has a few funny lyrics. It was quite disturbing to my parents when I was a teenager. Nevertheless, well done, and a little tongue in cheek for Steven Tyler.
Right up next is probably the best produced song on the CD: "Sweet Emotion." This one happened to never really get my attention, but it all my friends' attention. Looking back, while I think it is a little over-produced song, Tom Hamilton lays down a very nice groove on the song, which turns out to be the basis for the whole song.
There aren't any BAD songs on this album, but only three really sound special to me, but hey, the first four Aerosmith albums are simply an Aerosmith fan's must have. This one sounds a little over-produced, but this is the real Aerosmith.
I recommend the other three first albums "Aerosmith," "Get Your Wings" and "Rocks" to go with this. Then you will understand their latest "Honkin' on Bobo." Until then, you will know Aerosmith as just a pretty good rock and roll band.