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Just Push Play
Just Push Play
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, July 18 2004
This review is from: Just Push Play (Audio CD)
After hearing Jaded, perhaps I expected too much from Just Push Play. Unfortunately there were only two songs that really stand out (in a good way) to me.
Jaded is a great song. The title track is also an outstanding rocker that really gets you ready to enjoy this album. Unfortunately the good ends there.
Ok, I understand that the RUN DMC Aerosmith collaboration on Walk the Way in 1986 set the stage for the rap-rock of today, but that is no excuse for Outta My Head. A horrid rap-rock hybrid that is one of the few Aerosmith songs that I actually skip when listening to any of their albums.
If you are an Aerosmith completist, you'll want this. If you like pop music only, you might enjoy this one. If you are looking for a great Aerosmith album, you will not find it with Just Push Play.

Nine Lives
Nine Lives
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album, but not great, July 18 2004
This review is from: Nine Lives (Audio CD)
Nine Lives was the much anticipated follow up to Get A Grip. Aerosmith has never been content to release the same album over and over under a differnet name, but has been successful in adding new life to their sound while still maintiaining the Aerosmith sound. Nine lives is no exception.
Unfortunatley, when compared to 'classic' Aerosmith like Toys in The Attic or more recent efforts like Get A Grip, Permanent Vacation, or Pump, Nine Lives falls short.
It is not a bad album, containing great songs like Nine Lives and Pink, but it is not a great album either.
If your Aerosmith dollar is limited, choose one of the other albums I already mentioned. If you have those already and are looking to sate your Aerosmith fix...Nine Lives is a good place to look for it.

Get A Grip [Remastered]
Get A Grip [Remastered]
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4.0 out of 5 stars The true return of Aerosmith, July 18 2004
This review is from: Get A Grip [Remastered] (Audio CD)
When Aerosmith released Permanent Vacation it was hailed as their comeback album, and it may well have been. Their follow up, Pump was also a fine effort.
By the time Get A Grip was released the reformed original line up was firing on all cylinders. This album had several hits (unfortunately many of them also sound alike) but the real gems are the songs like Eat the Rich that didn't get airplay.
With Get A Grip Aerosmith successfully fused their dirty rock and blues sound with a pop-metal vibe that was virtually perfect.
While not as great as the classics like Toys in the Attic, Get A Grip is a worthy addition to your collection.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great live album, but..., July 17 2004
This review is from: Live (Audio CD)
If you want a sampling of AC/DC live this is a great album. I would, however, recommend the 23 track 2 disc version that is also available.
This live album has a great selection of tracks (Back in Black, You SHook Me All Night Long, Highway to Hell, Dirty Deeds, For Those Aobut to Rock, among them) but the 2 disc version is more complete.
Including all of the songs on this version and also Sin City, Fire Your Guns, Jailbreak, Razor's Edge, Are you Ready, High Voltage, Let There be Rock, and Bonny.
For Jailbreak, High Voltage, and Let There be Rock alone the 2 disc set is the better buy.

For Those About to Rock We Salute You
For Those About to Rock We Salute You
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stand up and be counted..., July 17 2004
For Those About to Rock gets a bad rap. People expected Back in Black 2 and that just wasn't going to happen. What they got, however, was an outstanding follow up to one of the greatest metal albums ever.
This album is much edgier than back in Black, harkening back to the Highway to Hell days. The songs are heavier than Back in Black on the whole and have a much darker feel.
The title track is a staple of AC/DC live shows to this day, unfortunately, because the overwhelming consensus is that this is a 'weaker' album, they don't do as many of the other tracks as they should. The lesser known tracks that are standouts from For Those About to Rock are Evil Walks, C.O.D., and Let's Get it Up.
If you buy this with expectations, you may be disappointed. If you buy it and just take it at face value you will have discovered a gem that is often overlooked.

Back In Black
Back In Black
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their masterpiece, July 17 2004
This review is from: Back In Black (Audio CD)
Where to start with Back in Black? This is easily AC/DC's best work and is certainly one of the greatest hard rock/metal albums ever made.
A tribute to former signer Bon Scott, Back in Black opens with the tolling of bells in the intro of the haunting Hells Bells. It only gets better from there. Each of the 10 tracks on Back in Black are outstanding. Of course the 'hits' Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long have helped this album maintain it's popularity. But there are a lot of albums with two 'hits' that don't have the staying power of Back in Black.
24 years after it's initial release Back in Black still delivers. If you are a fan of hard rock or heavy metal you will love Back in Black.

Highway to Hell
Highway to Hell
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best with Bon, July 17 2004
This review is from: Highway to Hell (Audio CD)
Highway to Hell is considered by many to be AC/DC's best work. I agree that it is their best with Bon Scott but not their best overall.
AC/DC again explored some bluesey riffs on Walk All Over You and Night Prowler but they had honed the skill since 1976's Dirty Deeds. Don't get me wrong this is a heavy album. One of their heaviest. The songwriting is excellent the Young brothers' guitar work is crisp and clean and Scott's vocals are delivered with his trademark snarl.
This is an outstanding album and should be a staple in any hard rock/metal fans collection.

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album, but not great., July 17 2004
Let me start by saying that I am a big AC/DC fan, and I really like Dirty Deeds. That said, it is a good album. It is not great. There are flashes of brilliance (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Problem Child, Rocker). There are also some mediocre songs. For instance, Big Balls is a funny song, but really not a good song. Squealer is ok at best, and There's Gonna Be SOme Rockin' is forgettable.
This album is much more bluesey than their later work (Highway to Hell, Back in Black, etc) and also more lyrically provacative.
If you are an AC/DC fan you will like this album. If you are looking for a more representative album of AC/DC pick of Highway to Hell of Back in Black.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Overkill's best....and that is saying something, July 17 2004
This review is from: Horrorscope (Audio CD)
Horrorscope is the crowning achievement from Overkill. They have consistently put out quality album after quality album and you rarely, if ever, hear an Overkill fan that feels like any Overkill album ripped him off (try saying that about many other 80's metal bands with a straight face).
Horrorscope seemed to put it all together correctly. Every song is a classic and today, 13 years later, this album still doesn't sound dated. It is a true classic and is a must have for any metal fan.

South Of Heaven
South Of Heaven
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Horse Favorite, July 15 2004
This review is from: South Of Heaven (Audio CD)
Put 10 Slayer fans in a room and ask them what they think the best Slayer album is and 9 of them will say Reign in Blood.
I am number 10. In my opinion South of Heaven is the best Slayer album to date. From the opening riff of the title track through the last scream on Spill the Blood, South of Heaven delivers.
Unlike it's predecessor, South of Heaven does not lend itself to breakneck speed from start to finish. The songs take a more methodical approach to their brutality. I find the lyrics to be their best. Silent Scream is the masterpiece of this record with one of the finest double bass drum pieces I have ever heard.
Even though many Slayer fans consider this to have been a letdown after Reign in Blood, you will not be disappointed if you lay your money down for South of Heaven.

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