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Aerosmith

1989

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Why are they so horny?

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Maybe I have shitty taste... No, it's the album list that is wrong.

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I kind of hate this Hard Rock Cafe shit. It just always seems to lack authenticity. I know that this was sort of a second coming for Aerosmith and they were rock n roll in the 70s🤘🤘🤘🤘, and well done from them for coming back from the abyss, but it on the surface it all seems very cliché. Like someone has thrown up a cocktail of leather, big hair, motorcycles, Jack Daniels and guitar solos. About as cool as the Hell's Angels with all the edges polished. Having said that, this was actually alright musically. Energetic and pulsating at times, but whimsical and tongue in cheek in moments. Maybe they are completely aware that they're this caricature, uber glam rock behemoth and are happy to live up to it, without believing it themselves....but then again, maybe they aren't and believe they are bodafide rock gods here to save us all from a grey, lifeless world. I haven't quite decided.

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This is an impressive piece of work by the standards I have for Aerosmith. It might be a memory blip, but I don't think I had heard any of these songs before; Yet almost all of them had great pop potential. The exceptions are most obviously the instrumental interludes, but I enjoyed those as exhibits of as much of a concept as the album has. The integration of American folk stylings was great, if a bit inconsistent. As always, I'm a sucker for strings. And, when it comes to glam, unapologetic sleaze.

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Even the ballard is decent. Its got its hit that you all know, but most of the songs are energetic, musically interesting and Steven Tylers lyrics are either really funny or horrifying. Only reason it couldnt get 5/5 is I cant really see how this album had an impact on music in general or influenced/changed anything. I did read this was the only album that every member of Aerosmith was sober for, and I could definitely see that. Prolly one of their top 2 albums

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En plena segona época daurada de la banda es treuen de la màniga un dels seus millors discos, amb algunes de les seves millors cançons, com 'Love in an Elevator' (al seu moment pensàvem que era un clàssic dels '70 d'ells!), 'Janie's Got a Gun', 'What It Takes'... se'ls nota amb un plus d'energia i savoir faire que els situava un cap per sobre de la nova generació de bandes metaleres del moment

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I adore Aerosmith, they are probably my favorite classic rock band. Steven Tyler is such a G. This albums got a few hits. My favorite has to be Going Down/ Love In An Elevator.

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So many gems in that album. Loved the re-listen. Definitely from my youth.

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Classic Aerosmith!

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love it

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toll

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I enjoy Aerosmith <3

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Great fun

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Stone cold classic - had me grinning ear to ear as hadn’t listened right through in years and won’t leave it as long in the future

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80s rock executed to perfection , brilliant songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous in terms of subject but leaves me grinning ear to ear and singing along without fail and hey isn’t that what it’s supposed to do

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Best Aerosmith Album

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I couldn’t help but love this album! It’s like Aerosmith was challenged to write the greatest 80s inspired rock album and they said “hold my beer”. They take all of the best parts of 80s rock and incorporate it with their own vibe to make an incredibly varied and enjoyable album.

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Aerosmith is one of the best. Don't think they have a song I won't listen to.

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Great rockanroll album. Too much energy

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Great rock album with massive radio songs, but not without some criticism for their loss of some credibility for turning to pop to resurrect their career.

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2021.11.25

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Some good classics in there

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Great album, takes me back to the 90s

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Aerosmith was my first favorite rock band and the nostalgia here is overwhelming. Did not know what FINE stood for until I read this article but makes more sense now as an adult. Love so many of these songs.

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Brilliant

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Fun listen

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I knew and really liked several songs off this album. “F.I.N.E.” and “The Other Side” came to my attention several years ago on the Aerosmith Rockin’ Roller Coaster at Disney World. I love both - how unexpectedly cool is “The Dulcimer Stomp”?! - but “F.I.N.E” instantly became one of my favorites and is maybe my favorite on the album. “Going Down/Love In An Elevator” was a song you couldn’t miss from my college days. It still sounds as good as ever. And “Water Song/Janie’s Got a Gun” is such a classic! Really love this song. “What it Takes” rounds out the songs that I went in knowing. It’s great as well. As for the tracks that were new to me, “Young Lust” is really great Aerosmith. What an album opener! “Monkey On My Back” features some incredible groaning and screaming from Steven Tyler. I love this song. “My Girl” is a ton of fun. I love that after dulcimers they pulled out the didgeridoos for “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even”. Really appreciate these unique touches. “Hoodoo/Voodoo” keep the quality high on this album. This is such a great Aerosmith album. Filled with double-entendre (or single entendre) shenanigans that Aerosmith can do and still be totally endearing. Even though I’m 30 years late to this party it’s still rockin’ hard!

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I had this on cassette, I think. It was super fun to listen again after so many years and hear timeless lyrics like, "Even the Tipper thinks I'm all right." Super. Fun.

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This Aerosmith of the late 80s is the Aerosmith that I became a fan of (in the late 80s). So, for me, this is Aerosmith...and I love it!

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1/12 Great Rock album. Standout Tracks: F.I.N.E., Going Down / Love In An Elevator, Water Song / Jamie’s Got A Gun, My Girl

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Great album

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Better than expected - good record.

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ROCK AND ROLL BAYBBEEE

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Another prominent player in the late 80s Friday Night Videos era. Pulls off the "wall of anthem" of the Bon Jovi but with more wit and whimsy.

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Good album, possibly the last good before Aerosmith starting making songs that all sound the same (1990's). I remember listening to this as a teen and digging the sound a great deal. Good album, start to finish.

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mt bom

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Très entraînant. Je savais pas trop à quoi m'attendre mais j'ai bien aimé. Les vocals sont écoeurant. Hit: Hoodoo/voodoo medicine man

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Het is best wel leuk maar ik besteed er verder niet veel aandacht aan

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El mejor de Aerosmith sin ninguna duda.

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Better than I remember!

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4.5/5 pretty good album! Kudos Aerosmith

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I was so determined after my listening to give it a 5. But several hours later I can't feel it. There are some great songs, however I don't think it deserves a 5.

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Great album. Really enjoyed it

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Excellent. Proper rock.

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This is the second time this has come up on one of my groups. First time I thought it was just okay. I now think this is a vinyl pickup. Superb tunes.

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An unashamedly, swaggering bluesy hard rock album. Steven Tyler’s staggering vocals and Joe Perry’s beautiful tones and licks combine brilliantly (making a strong case as the new Jagger and Richards) but it’s also an album of simply brilliant rock songs. Bruce Fairbairn’s production manages to make everything sounds amazing and every instrument (including Steve’s voice) shine at once. There is nothing new on here, it’s just executed perfectly.

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Super cool album. Has real identity. Unbridled masculine rock and roll, but presented in a fun way. Surprisingly listenable

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Actually massively enjoyed this, recognised that they've influenced more modern bands, but also really liked that you can hear the real American Blues-ey and rock n roll influences, and the other instruments like piano and harmonica. 4/5

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Да ниче, в общем-то, круто. В Манки он май бэк спиздили риффак у Лед Зеппелин только (но вроде видоизменили). И концовочный трек не слишком зашёл, особенно какая-то кантри хуйня. Но в остальном даже балдеж, интересные решения во многих треках есть. Подумывал даже о пятере время от времени, но кринжатура в текстах вкупе с последней песней как-то убили настрой, 8/10

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Nice

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i feel like this is as classic as classic rock gets. def a good time, easy listening. makes me want to be at an outdoor concert. not my favorite thing in the world to listen to but i definitely appreciate it's place in history.

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I love Aerosmith. I don't recall if I've listened to this entire album, but I'm looking forward to it. I at least know a few of the songs. Yeah, good album. Both recognizable songs and some I haven't heard. Giving a 4 cuz I didn't like some of the lyrics.

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Typically not an Aerosmith fan, but this was a pretty good album

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Not a masterpiece, but was a lot of fun listening to.

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I definitely thought I was going to hate this album but it was surprisingly enjoyable. Good late 80s/early 90s rock. Steven Tyler is ok....in small doses.

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Great album, lots of classics. Definitely acts its age.

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Good, but not my cup of tea.

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Gonna be honest. I saw this cover and thought I was in for a rough time. Now I think have a new favorite Aerosmith album. The runner up being Toys In the Attic. Gave me a lot of Damn Yankees vibes and I loved it because of that. I actually enjoyed Aerosmith for once. The album carried great energy and the songs were good as well .Definitely gonna give this another listen. Jamies got a gun is actually a lot of fun to listen to within the context of the album. I used to hate the song when it came on the radio. Favorite track: Hard to tell they were all pretty good.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Young lust, Going down/Love in an elevator

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Fire! 2 heaters in Love in an Elevator and Janie’s Got a Gun. Real deal blues rock. The Other Side also has some replay value. I’ll be back to this record.

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A few well known tracks on this album. Ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would.

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Man pretty much all of these tracks were super catchy. Very listenable, complete with dulcimer. And now I finally understand that they were saying "Love in an Elevator" all this time. Makes a lot more sense than "Lovin' it in La Vida"

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Classic Aerosmith sound! Hardly a weak track on the whole album - like it!

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I enjoyed it, it's definitely good at what it does, wasn't expecting to give it a high rating. Some of the lyrics are a little much though..

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Well I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I might. Will have to listen to some more Aerosmith

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Great album but I do find his voice can jar a little bit at times

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In the begging it sounded slightly common or basic, but then, after approximately the 4th song, it become something interesting. 4 stay because of boring beggining

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Did liked this album, didn't like Aerosmith. Hard to explain

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Pump contains a trio of legitimately classic jams in “Love in an Elevator”, “Janie’s Got a Gun”, and “The Other Side”. The rest of the LP is pretty tight, too. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: See above

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Dit vond ik verrassend tof!

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Just a nice and solid rock album that is no groundbreaker by any means but instead is a catchy album that is very easy listening

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I know the hits but not an album I am going to put on high rotation

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Pretty solid album, liked most songs but there were a couple I didn't really care for.

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Hard rock, hard cock. Well sort of, I'd say it gives me a semi at best.

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Good album

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Not a huge fan of Aerosmith and their brand of classic rock, but this album is a great example of it. Very listenable and list worthy.

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This is not the late era Aerosmith I would have chosen for the list. Try “Permanent Vacation” album sometime. Overall good Rock and I’m debating 3 vs 4 stars. Rounding up.

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really fun album

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It may not be the most influential album, or even my favourite Aerosmith album, but really enjoyed my whole time listening

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What I consider to be classic Aerosmith. Songs of my childhood. 4

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Prize for most double entendre, puns, and sex jokes per song! Still funny and rocks hard today. After listening to a bunch of other hair metal bands on this list, it's hard to overstate just how much better Aerosmith is in every way to Def Lepard, Motley Crue, etc. Arrangements, musicianship, song-writing are all a cut above.

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Steven Tyler might be a sell out but damn if he doesn’t make good music

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Not their absolute best but still some great tunes

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Great if you're in the mood. The Stones with a sense of humour

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Rock de Aerosmith. Ningún megahit.

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7/10

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Discazo,👌

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I really liked this

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I was surprised by how many of aerosmiths hits were on this album. Every other song I’ve heard on the radio a bunch of times at some point in my life. All those hits make it a pretty solid album overall. Young lust, going down, and what it takes are all great

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first listen it's refreshing to listen to guitar-based 80s music

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Good stuff. Janie's song kinda drags otherwise good rock and roll

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Muy bueno!

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Quite enjoyable as Aerosmith albums go.

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I've always found Aerosmith to occupy an odd spot in the hair rock genre. The wailing of guitars and voices is certainly there, but in many ways it's a very musical band. Their songs have infiltrated my life, and I was reminded of this at a concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days a few years back. I didn't realize just how many Aerosmith songs I knew intimately. Pop40 radio sweethearts for sure. This album has a few of the classic songs we know and love from Aerosmith (Love in an Elevator?!). It doesn't get annoying and is a good listen from front to back - something that cannot be said of all hair metal bands from the 80s. Well above average and verging on 5 stars.

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pretty good hard rock, Aerosmith has a great discography but this definitely isn't their best album, I’d say this is an 8/10

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Rather surprised by this one. I was expecting just some crude, tasteless rock, but there’s actually some good stuff here. A nice variation of quick-paced tracks and slow-burners. Steven Tyler brings some fun and catchy vocals that really make the songs pretty special. 8/10

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Awesome stuff. This album has my all-time fave power ballad What It Takes. So so good.

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Great band, Like to liten their songs.

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Nothing technically brilliant but good old fun. Even though I never registed the song by its title, it appeared Love In An Elevator was engrained in my brain as I immediately sang along to the backing vocals. Probably the best track was Janie's Got A Gun as it's got a great verse/chorus structure plus some intriguing and disturbing lyrics. Guess the only downside was musically it gets tiring here and didn't like Don't Get Mad, Get Even at all.

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Perkele kyllä Aerosmith vaan osaa rokkaa. Ilman loppulevyn ehkä jopa sekoiluksi kutsuttua musisointia/musiikillisen identiteettikriisin iskiessä olis ollu femma, mut mun taiteellisuuden tulkintaan ei natsannu, nii vähän putoo arvosana

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Just a good rock n roll album.

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Fantastic

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I flip-flop on my opinion of Aerosmith, I think they have some amazing songs and then some serious duds. This album hits that sweet spot where they're rocking but not too cheesy. Definitely a strong showing from the band. The Riff in Monkey on my Back reminds me of Giving a Dog a Bone by AC/DC.

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hard rock com potência e condução certa da sequencia.

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Goeie Glam metal, maar niet persé een super album

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Just how exactly a rock band that got their start in the 70s, manages to come back decade over decade and be relevant and fresh, is beyond me! Pump, is packed with hits which have remained in constant rotation on both Pop and Rock radio stations ever since. It's a testament to how when a group finds just the right blended musical sensibility, they can transcend audiences and cultural phases, and tap into a vein with music that people can't kick, like a bad habit. The riffs and melodies are undeniably catchy, even if you're like me and you're not into the band all that much. With that in mind, I've got to give credit where credit is due. For my tastes, I'd say 'The Other Side' is the real gem on this album. The layered vocal tracks on the hook are unshakable, the brass/wind section is jubilant, and the core of the band is just pounding along with a blues-rock vibe that even the staunchest prude can't help but tap their foot to.

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A really good album, full of classic 90s Aerosmith songs in including Love in an Elevator, Janie's Got a Gun, The Other Side, and What it Takes. 4/5

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even though "janie's got a gun" sounds like the most 1989 song ever i still enjoyed it. the voodoo song was cool too and probably my favorite on the album.

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Not bad but not their best.

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I really don't understand genuinely liking Water Song/Janie's Got a Gun. Album's fine apart from that.

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Good album. Loved Janie's Got a Gun when it came out.

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Lost me towards the end.

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good if you need a bit of rock

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A few undeniable fat riffs but nothing special overall. Steven Tyler gives me the creeps and I've also never been able to look at glam rock the same since watching the Decline of Western Civilization

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Some of the songs were great, but others were just generic american rock.

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Gewoon prima classic rock album, niks mis mee

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Classic album- I’m only happy when it rains and stupid girl reminded me of being a preteen again. However they have a dreariness that the rest of the album drags. Not my favourite style of music unless I’m in the mood.

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Typical Aerosmith. Some good hits.

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Liked a couple songs

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Got some nostalgia for this one from my teen years. It wasn't quite metal enough for my tastes, but this was pre-internet, and beggars can't be choosers! Fave track - "Janie's Got a Gun" - gotta love that glass harmonica intro!

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Worth a revisit

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good, not great

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Nunca había escuchado este álbum entero pero si sus canciones más famosas, y la verdad es que son bastante recomendables y van las tres en fila «"Going Down" / "Love in an Elevator"», «"Monkey on My Back"» y «"Water Song" / "Janie's Got a Gun"».

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aumoins 4 bonnes tounes

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Just trucks fuckin trucks. Sounds alright and some of the songs are fun but I can't see myself listening to this very often. Also sometimes sex jokes get old, which is an opinion Aerosmith apparently disagrees with.

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normalillo... aerosmith al pricipi

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Bon album rock qui ratisse large. Musique entraînante avec guitare présente mais à la limite tu peux danser avec ta tante dans le salon en écoutant l’album. Je l’évite monkey on my back, un peu quétaine Je lévite les deux première qui mettent le ton à l’album

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How come the album art is two trucks having sex? A couple songs were sort of fun, but I was always disappointed when a song would have a 30 second intro that sounded kinda wacky and different and then the song itself just sounded like everything else in the album.

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Aerosmith. Seemed fine in the first whiz through.

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Aerosmith are like vampires. Released their first album in 1973 and look more or less the same today. always thought of them as more of singles band but this is great. Guitar led rock music with one of the great front men. There is a bit of filler on here and most of the album tracks sound exactly the same but enjoyable none the less and the big songs are sublime . 3/5

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cool

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Jenny's Got a Gun was quite good

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Pretty dumb but kinda compelling and decent to listen to. The cheap Casio keyboard effects on janie’s Got a gun almost ruin the song for me. There are some cool musical moments here and there throughout, but overall not that special.

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Je m’étais dit ah non pas Aerosmith. Après 2 tounes je tapais des mains en chantant.

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OK, but not really into Aerosmith.

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Good Album - some classics and some gumph

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Liked it but not enough to give it 4 star.

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A fun pop/rock album that make me smile with nostalgia.

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Впервые на памяти услышал об Aerosmith в ситкоме Лиззи Магуайер по СТС в середине нулевых. Сейчас даже загуглил, да, не брешу, там сам Стив Тайлер заглядывал. По итогу стали одними из первых, с кем знакомиться начал при роцк-самообразовании. Даже на руке написаны были на аве!!1 В общем, в целом симпатию к коллективу имею. И про альбом слыхал, в документалках про митол кто-то этот альбом нарёк любимым и сказал "Пускай в этом альбоме нет хитов, но сам альбом - это хит". Или типа того. Но нет, альбом - проходняк. Прослушал раз 5, большинство треков и хуков просто раздражают. Возможно, это в целом из-за моей нелюбви к позднему глэму. Но в том году вышел Trash от Alice Cooper, который охуенен просто. А тут одиозность какая-то. Самый показательный в этом отношении трек Going Down/Love In An Elevator с его примитивными партиями, ленивыми напевами и вездесущими "оу е-е!". Да и хиты тут есть. Один. Water Song/Janie's Got A Gun. За него Aerosmith первую Грэмми получили как бэ. Ну типа реально годный трек, невольно напеваю "РА-АН ЭВЭ-Э-ЭЙ, РА-А-А-АН ЭВЭ-Э-Э-ЭЙ...". Будь весь альбом таким, была бы пятёра. А без этого трека - параша. Ладно, трёху наскребу по сусекам уж, так и быть.

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Very good. 3 Iconic songs on this album.

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Decent rock. Surprised it's not better ngl

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only heard one of the songs before, not a real fan, but I know they have been around a long time.

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The 80s were weird, but this is a pretty good album.

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Fun, sounds nice, but not top tier Aerosmith, in my opinion

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meh a bit boring

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It's got some bops on it. I also feel like this music fits a specific time and place, but unfortunately it's not my time or place.

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Esta muy bueno el ambiente heavy que se carga el disco, la voz de Steven Tyler es super reconocible y muy buena, el sonido de bateria es de lo mejor, aunque tiene pocas canciones memorables esta padre, canciones favoritas : Young Lust, F.I.N.E, Love In An Elevator

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Not bad

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If spinal tap was a real band. Not bad though

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Not the biggest Aerosmith guy. A few classics by steve tyler is not my type of lead singer

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Bråkete men nice

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not bad

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Fav Tracks: Going Down/ Love In An Elevator; Water Song/ Janie's Got a Gun Catchy songs for the most part, cool riffs and solos, this album is fun and doesn't take itself serious. Very strong 3/5

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Pure cheese bangers

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A stronger party rock album from Aerosmith. The chorus’ are strong and there’s more variety in the songs. Better than “Rocks”. This had several songs that are worth going back to. 6.7/10

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There are some well known songs and it was a good listen.

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There are a handful of Aerosmith songs from their early days that I really do love. I'm not sure why, and not exactly sure when (maybe early 80s?), but for me, the albums they released later on never did it for me. I don't dislike this album, but I am just not that interested.

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Solid, similar to other rock albums from the era.

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Music I expect to hear in a bar scene in a movie. Some recognizable hits. Not an album I would ever choose to listen to by myself.

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Good

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Eh

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Pretty much exactly what you’d except here. Enjoyable enough I suppose!

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Packed with Single Entendres, great guitar sounds, decent drum sounds, rooted in the Yardbirds. Some rocking good fun as we start out. Love In An Elevator has sounds that are more modern-tweaked - weird radio-friendly snare and odd synths near the end. Starts well. Gets lumpy by track 4. Not much in the way of songs, really, and the guitar riffing becomes pedestrian at this point. By Janie's Got A Gun (track 5) it is falling away. Track 6 is by-the-numbers with no redeeming qualities Track 7 has some Beatles At The Cavern stylings - but no actual song, sadly. Started well. Faded badly, and the last track is Aerosmith Ballad By The Numbers.

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Ik kan dit wel hebben, die over the top rock van Steven en z'n makkers. Goooooinngggg doooooooowwwnnn.....

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Sin más. Un 3.

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A fun but forgettable mix of classic rock, country vibes, and a hint of "please hold" music. Vaguely reminds me of a '90s truck commercial.

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There were some really good tracks on here, but a lot of it felt pretty derivative too

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Call me ignorant but I didn’t realise Aerosmith were this heavy. Recognised a lot of the songs and it was cool to see the context. Is it just me or do Aerosmith just write sick choruses and put no effort into the verses?

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I found it pretty boring at the start but a few songs in it got better. Still, it doesn't seem like something that I would be in the mood for often.

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Quite liked this album at the time: Love in the Elevator, Janie's Got a Gun, The Other Side, Don't Get Mad, all strong Aerosmith songs, but the album as whole is nowhere near their string of classical albums from the 70s. I am hesitating between 3 or 4 but go for 3 - same argument as before: this is just one of the many solid albums out there and not an album that should be in a 1001-list.

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“The album received a mostly positive reception, and has since been called a high-water mark of the glam metal era.”

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A whole album of Steven Tyler's voice gets a bit grating. My favorite track, as it was before I listened all the way through, is Love in an Elevator. 2.75.

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Puerile, cheesy, and raucous. Love in an Elevator is fantastic though.

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Quote good, intros are interesting at first but then distract from the real songs. It rocks well enough, just or all that special .

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Wish I could give 3.5. Love the two hits but the rest seem repetitive

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I'm really not an Aerosmith fan, and this era of the band in particular was a time when I wanted nothing to do with them. And they were everywhere in 1989, God help me. So, in my reconsideration of Aerosmith-version-1989, this is a pretty good album, with a few standout songs. Considering the dire state of hard rock and metal that year, this was actually a great offering from the band. They are in really solid musical form here. Aerosmith has always been a real workhorse of a band, with excellent chemistry and real musical chops. Joe Perry's riffs as always are stellar and worth the price of admission of any Aerosmith album. Steven Tyler also sounds great, his charisma in full force. Joey Kramer on drums is also excellent and noteworthy. I always see Aerosmith as being Steven and Joe, but Kramer’s energy is palpable and keeps the whole album moving rather effortlessly. Let’s talk about the lyrics, shall we? Yeah, that horndog shtick was warmed over in 1989 and it has not aged well at all. Now I remember what I didn’t like about this band. It’s just so sophomoric and frankly, dumb. You can do this kind of lyric and be clever about it, and this ain’t it. But if you can look past the lyrics, musically the songs are pretty tight. Despite the jailbait theme, "Young Lust" is actually a solid rocker, and a great way to kick off the album. I also really liked "Monkey On My Back," which is a mighty fine showcase for Joe Perry. It’s also a surprisingly dark turn, compared to the general hedonistic tone of the album. I was prepared not to like "Voodoo Medicine Man," but it's pretty great. Brad Whitford's guitar burns beautifully through this song with strong support on rhythm from Kramer and Tom Hamilton. "The Other Side" is a legitimately good song, probably the only single I much liked on this album. As for the rest, I never liked "Love in an Elevator" and that hasn't changed today. How that song was so big will eternally be a mystery to me. "Janie's Got a Gun" is just okay, but it’s got an understandably catchy hook. The subject matter was perplexing at weird at the time, but somehow, they were all over the radio with a hit about a girl killing her abusive father. Only in 1989 folks! "What It Takes" is a pretty solid power ballad by the band, just as listenable as ever. Fave Songs: The Other Side, Monkey on My Back, Voodoo Medicine Man, What It Takes

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Don't do drugs mmmkay? This album is an example of what you can do if you're clear-headed. Sonically, PUMP is dated but Aerosmith put out one heck of an album with this. What It Takes is still in frequent rotation for me. 3.5/5

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Sin más. Un 3.

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Rockin

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Quintessential classic rock. Easy to listen to and a pretty fun ride. 3/5 It was alright, probably won’t listen again though.

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raunchy at times, but on brand

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Just okay. No strong feelings about Aerosmith.

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I can almost hear Steven Tyler's lips

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Pump

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Alright, doesn't live up to "Toys in the Attic" in my opinion though. However, still a fun energetic, hard rock album but to me nothing truly special on this one.

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Easy listen but not my cuppa tea

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Not what I was expecting. Was very meh. Quite enjoyed the start but was all a bit too much of the same note

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I like Aerosmith... I thought I liked Aerosmith more...

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Pump is your average late 80's Aerosmith. It has a handful of good songs. The social commentary of Janie's Got a Gun is strong and somewhat a new ay to approach family assaults. It ends up being the most memorable song on the album along with Love In an Elevator. The latter song is kinda of corny and has not aged as well in my opinion. This album is just ok in my book and doesn't necessary deserve a spot in this book.

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3-, not bad album but it's getting boring at some point

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Aerosmith is sort of their own caricature, and stadium rock isn’t my preferred flavour. That said there were some new to me tracks here that pleasantly surprised.

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3.4 - solid rock album with a harder Aerosmith edge than their 70s rock and later 90s hits. Goin Down, Janie’s Got a Gun and Goin’ Down are all solid listens.

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Pretty standard cock-rock. Good fun I guess, not taking itself too seriously but other than Love in an Elevator not much to sing into your hair bush about.

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nije lose al ko da mi nešto fali

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Helppoa rockia. Ei mitään tajunnan räjäyttävää, mutta kuuntelee helposti pitkiäkin aikoja.

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For an Aerosmith album, this is actually really decent. This is their second album following their 80s revival, and they don't disappoint. It's remarkably consistent, with tracks moving smoothly among each other. There's some repetition, and for sure "My Girl" to "Hoodoo" are complete duds. The songs are marketable and listenable, you can bear through them alright, but I wouldn't exactly call them good. I'm also unfortunately biased to like them cause I grew up on a rock station that played nearly half this album on repeat even 20 years after its release. Despite that, I truly believe "Janie's Got a Gun" is a great song, and "Love In An Elevator" is a nostalgic, anthemic ode to their 70s work, characterized by an outstanding bridge that rivals GnR. Meanwhile, "What It Takes" has a catchy chorus, but it's way too long and I don't like three quarters of the song.

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Pump, Aerosmith, 1989: -strong bombastic opening -pretty empty lyrics to start but the driving drums and guitars are energizing and very "of their time" -energy is maintained through the second song, the inimitable force of stephen tyler's rapey-romance rasp floating over repetitive classic rock noise like oil on water but not in a bad way -by song 3 I am bored, but they bring in the cliche chorus of "whoas" between hooks and it's catchy. The song evolves into a very dynamic albeit delayed overture for the album - thank goodness, because I would have turned it off if not. good soup. - we're back on stephen tyler's/aerosmith's bullshit for song 4 but I'm strapped in because I know the next song is an absolute banger and I'm looking forward to it. -I'm not going to let aerosmith off the hook for having the same vice as many of their contemporaries, and that's: ending a song by fading out instead of writing an actual ending for it. fuck you. -Water Song/Jamie's Got a Gun: I have no problem enjoying a song that is popular because it's good. They were laying down the groundwork for some of the best rock jams to come in the 90s IMO. -Really enjoyed the sprinkly interlude "dulcimer stomp" and subsequent easy rolling beat of "the other side" provided much needed balance. Definitely feeling like the second half of this album will be better. -Nevermind, the next two songs were boring as shit -Voodoo Hoodoo is great if you love stephen tyler wailing in his yagagagaaaiaowww way. Cool to hear them continue to dabble in grunge influence. Other than that, meh. -Nice to end on a chill ballad, good way to win me over again - I like a good old-fashioned emotional rockboy. I prefer Aerosmith in the 90s, bye.

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I used to love this album, but there's so much about it I just don't connect to anymore. It's not them; it's me. Maybe it's a little bit them. Their music is just so damn horny. Best track: Going Down/Love in an Elevator

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Better than bon Jovi, still shitty 3

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A load a great songs. 3.5/5

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The hard rock album Pump is the tenth from rock band Aerosmith. It was certified 7 times platinum in the US, back in 1995. This is also Aerosmith's second best-selling album and it's considered the peak of the glam metal/rock era. Popular songs are "Janie's Got a Gun" and "Love in an Elevator". I've heard a couple of songs from this album before, but this was the first time I listened to all of it. I have to say that it was great rock music and it sounded kind of nostalgic. However, it might not be my favorite hard rock album. I'll have to listen to a few more first.

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Drove around in the Riviera with this playing more than a few times. An album from a bygone era.

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Pump was almost a surprise to listen to - whilst I've heard a bit about Aerosmith, I didn't realise how much their lyrics really leant into the 'sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll' stereotype pretty hard - guess that's why its a stereotype, it needed to be somewhat true! Aerosmith come out with all guns blazing on this record with exactly what you'd expect from a hard metal/glam rock band. Most surprising of the record for me was Janie's got a Gun and the themes surrounding it, not a topic I had pictured Aerosmith singing about. Best: The Other Side Worst: Monkey On My Back

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Aerosmith wasn't my sort of thing back when this album came out. However, in this project I have rediscovered and liked so much music I had once passed over, so I had high hopes for this. Perhaps too high. It was F.I.N.E.

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s ok

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If we continue at the current rate, 18 of the 1001 must-hear albums will be by Aerosmith. Seems excessive. This has got just enough about it to make me understand their continued appeal, even though I still think they're a bit meh. I actually think the best bits are when they go fully OTT (i.e. Love In An Elevator).

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Well, it's Aerosmith, you know exactly what you're going to get. When my brain thinks of default rock band, this is the sound it hears. It's comfortable and reassuring, and long may it last.

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I love the music on this album, it's what I consider classic rock but the lyrics, not so much. Holy cow could they not vary the subject? Anyway, I think I walked around most of the day singing Janie's got a gun and love in an elevator. It's amazing how I can't remember a phone number or why I came into a room but I can remember the lyrics to these two songs even though I haven't heard them in forever.

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This is the first Aerosmith album I remember and one of the first albums I bought with my own money. You would think that at the very least I would have liked this for nostalgia reasons.

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Enjoyed more than I thought I would. Some fun songs, good guitars.

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Jag är ju verkligen svag för sån här klassisk rock. Även om jag aldrig skulle kunna skilja detta på say kiss eller vad som helst.

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Mycket trist som en del bra inte väger upp för

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Mediocre, the band

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Listened on shuffle. Don’t think it really mattered though, pretty much all of it sounds the same

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Didn't love it or hate it. Get why some people enjoy this music but it's not my taste. A bit too hyper masculine. Although the tone of tyler's voice does provide some feminine balance.

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Yep, this is definitely 80s Aerosmith. Eesh. Love in an Elevator and Janies Got a Gun were the big hits on this record. Of all the Aerosmith records to choose for this list, this is a strange choice. This record is pretty meh. Favorite song: Love in an Elevator(?) I guess Least favorite song: F.I.N.E.

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Not a big fan of Aerosmith... A friend introduced them to me in 1991 with their Pandora's Box 3xCD compilation (featuring tracks from 1966-1982). Top track: What It Takes

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Some decent music, but the lyrics are kind of juvenile and none of it really stood out to me as particularly fun to listen to.

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I cannot believe Aerosmith gets TWO albums on this list. They’re good musicians and capable of great harmonies, but their lyrics are so stupid. I like the dulcimer stomp and the outtro to what it takes the best. This isn’t as good as toys in the attic, but it’s not a 1 star. So it’ll get a 2 from me as well.

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Monkey on my back and What it takes best for me. Jumps around like a moist hare...trying to be too extreme

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‘Meh’ to ‘very good’ songs, good harmonies... but that sound production is killing me.

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It's hard for me to judge this album, because I never liked Aerosmith (to correct that, I liked a few of their songs, but I didn't like the people who liked them) and I accidently watched 30 seconds of American Idol with Steve Tyler once. That said, this is better than I was expecting. It's like their "exile on main street", with a raw sound and some interesting starts to songs (that don't stay interesting for too long ). "Young Lust" is a great start. Still the lyrics are cliches and that's a theme throughout, for example, "Don't get Mad, get Even", and I can just see Steve getting the crowd to sing along! A solid 5 on the 10-point scale, rounded down for the Steve Tyler@70 images that are now stuck in my brain for the foreseeable future.

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It’s a bit dull , no bangers

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*only listened to 2 mins

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Se tem alguma musica especial nesse album eu perdi. Good ol' Aerosmith soh.

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I find it amazing how uninspiring this music is.

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Oh man... I used to think Aerosmith was the shit. In hindsight this is pretty bad. Steven Tyler's voice is extremely grating 99% of the time, and the songs are musically pretty boring. Not giving it a 1 because there are a few classic on here amidst the monotony.

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The best thing about grunge was that it put the final nail into the coffin of hair metal shit like this. A few good tracks - mostly the singles but lots of filler and the lyrics are cringing - even when they try to be deep like in Janies got a gun.

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A natural evolution of 80s glam rock, but still just as empty and vacuous.

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Generic 80s rock

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Aerosmith at the height of their 80's/90's come back when they embraced a pop / hair metal style. Everything is way over-produced and "big" sounding. In some songs there is so much going on it's a bit hard to follow. Too many instruments, too slick. Listened to a little 70's Aerosmith (Rocks) after this to compare... such a better album. It's like a different band. Way less fluff, distraction, and gimmick.

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Generic 80s rock

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monstrously silly

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Is ok from a rock standpoint and you cant argue with their longevity. Their one unique attribute, however, may be their longevity. Not part of my regular rotation, but I can appreciate their success.

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já abre com uma porrada bridge da segunda música surpreendentemente melódica até a quarta são todas similares, bem upbeat frase/resposta love in an elevator tem um solo nice jamie’s got a gun começa diferenciada, bem mais lenta não acho que curti, a progressão dos acordes e da melodia é muito previsível e similar em todas as músicas, fica meio boring

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Вообще не зашло. Аэросмит шлак

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Blijft voor mij toch dezelfde schreeuwerd die ik hoor.

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One of my first cassette tapes when I was a kid. Loved it then but have grown to loathe Aerosmith. 2.4

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very disappointed that this wasn't a concept album about farts. its just a generic aerosmith album, there is no distinction between songs the whole thing is just one long track and its a bit guff. come to think of it, maybe it was a concept album about farts.

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Wasn't able to get into this.

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v classic. v rocky. maybe too much? also maybe v overplayed

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Mainstream rock. Boring.

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tyler´s rock, some good songs, mostly it´s annoying

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Yeah I don't think was for me but Steven Tyler has a hell of a voice.

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I'm not a fan of Aerosmith at their best, and I'm certainly not a fan of this. This album is well executed and well mixed, but it's just not very good. I don't want to hear aging rock stars sing about their sexual exploits before going into pure cheese with the closing track. The music is just ok. If you want good hard rock, there are so many better and more genre defining options. The energy is there, the musicianship is fine, but there's just nothing memorable or groundbreaking about this. But I also like ambient noise so what the hell do I know.

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It’s actually fine. I don’t know why they’re so famous, but it’s fine. Reminds me of my first girlfriend, who LOVED Aerosmith (in the late 90s!)

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Meh

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Pump by Aerosmith (1989) Why is it that when I review the love lyrics of Aerosmith’s Pump I have this famous snapshot in my brain of the Duke of York with his royal arm wrapped around the bare midriff of an underage Virginia Giuffre, with Ghislaine Maxwell grinning in the background? The sexual innuendo and dopey double entendre on this record (tracks 1-3, 7) are a cross between vulgar sailor ditties and lame Dad jokes. Even the cover art is a groaner. I mean, lead singer Steve Tyler was in his forties. Where’s the subtlety? Plus, the ‘power ballads’ and shallow treatment of socially conscious themes (“Janie’s Got a Gun”, “Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man”) are even more plastic. These guys were incapable of embarrassment, but apparently not repentance and redemption, given Tyler’s philanthropic initiative with “Janie’s House” twenty-five years later. If Aerosmith didn’t have so much musical talent, this album would be simply wretched. But the talent carries the day in this glam rock extravaganza. Steve Tyler’s voice is a happy freak of nature, harnessed to solid rock rhythms and blazing electric guitar riffs and solos. Joey Kramer’s drumming is simply outstanding. And the arrangements and technical aspects are all top-notch, especially for 1989. There are quality touches of prog innovation in “Dulcimer Stomp” and “Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man”, but after a few bars, it’s back to money-making hard rock. There’s nothing here that speaks to the soul, but I suppose it sufficed to make the teenagers go crazy in the arena. 2/5

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Some catchy songs but I mostly found this album derivative. It's mostly fluff.

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Tål inte hård sten...

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It’s very cool that Aerosmith regained popularity going into the 90s, Robert, but that doesn’t mean we have to listen to it. The hidden track is the best one also

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Not that great.

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This continues the trend of hard rock being... not really my vibe at all. I still like Steve Vai if that means anything

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Didn’t mind it that much. Found my foot tapping a bit from time to time. Forgettable apart from love in an elevator though, which does go on 2 mins too long.

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It’s catchy but the lyrics are terrible.

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Functional

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a melhor faixa é a última.. not my cup of tea

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Schmieriger Rock-Pop. "Toys in the Attic" war besser.

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Mostly bollocks

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Boring

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I thought I'd like this a lot more than I did, turns out maybe I like the Aerosmith songs that I like but the rest maybe not so much? Could be that this isn't their best

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I'm not sure why Aerosmith were such a hit back in the day. Their sound does not hold up. Is this a country album? A blues album? A rock album? Elements of all of the above, but none are done well unfortunately. Steven Tyler's shrill voice ringing true on this album, and I can't look past it.

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First part is cock rock (the album is called Pump and has car's humping each other on the cover ffs), the second half is more varied but ultimately it has some sound, maybe predominantly blues influenced?, that I don't care much for; I will say that the second part is more interesting to me. Also, not Steven Tyler's biggest fan.

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Not offensive but not really adding anything to my life

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Steven Tyler is very horny. It bums me out to think about how horny Steven Tyler is. He'd love to have sex in an elevator. And then there's a song about sexual abuse that also kind of feels like a party? Real weird. The hits from this album were annoying to me when they came out and they still are. I'll give it two stars because you could listen to this and feel like a kid with a teen mustache in 89 driving a trans am. That's a fun place to be for a few minutes, but no one should want to live there.

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Awful lyrics, completely dated sound, no place on any greatest albums of all time list

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Dump by Aerosmith

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false

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"Water song / Janie's got a gun" isn't bad, but overall not a fan

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Ugh

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Should have been left in the 80s. The cheesiest rock album i've ever heard

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I thought  heavy metal had outstayed its welcome by the mid to late 70s. This was painful to listen to. I expect all of us have said out loud "if it weren't for the 1001 App I would have never heard this LP" It's most often a positive comment. This time - not so much. I had to force myself to keep listening after Side 1 but wanted to hear the song  "The Other Side"  so I would have perspective if Michael jumps all over their sorry asses for melody  pinching.

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This album from one of the worst bands in rock n' roll history sucks harder than even their earliest shit, which is just absolute trash.

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Garbage

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Do people actually listen to this weird ultra-cheesy strain of rock music? I lost braincells whilst listening to this.

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This era of rock really hasn't aged well. Mostly sounds like a parody of itself, and isn't nearly fun enough to make up for its lack of quality.

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I can think of 1001 other albums that are better than this

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Not listening to this. I despise aerosmith.

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man, I hate Aerosmith

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Sie ziehen den Spandex Rock durch. Autobahn (thx Käpt’n) ist durchaus gnädiger Abnehmer, aber bis auf eine nostalgische Note bei „Water Song/Janie‘s Got A Gun“ regt sich außer Kötzerchen wenig. Ich bleibe aber beim ersten Satz: sie ziehen‘s gut durch! 1.4

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Ugh I hate Aerosmith.

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too many BAD sex and drug references

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Yuck, I fucking hate this band.

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not my genre at all. I normally wouldn't go listen to this type of music but it's a change.

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Holy shit. This is worse than I imagined. Is this some kind of parody? I can't imagine anyone involved in the production of this turd went in with a straight face. I guess they laughed all the way to the bank. I mean, white trash money is still legal tender, right? The only people who listen to this album are people who literally have nothing better to do. Oh fuck, that's me.

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I just don't like it :(

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Boh, che noia.

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Over polished, derivative, boring. Work-shopped and honed within an inch of its life. Cliche ridden. I've seen this described as one of the high points of 80s hair metal. And that is damning with very faint praise. I never want o hear this corporate rock drivel again as long as I live.

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The purest definition of Cock Rock you will ever find.

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Lol

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"Not my kind of trash"

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80's Hair Rock, not my era not my style so first time of listening to this album. Really can't see the reason this is on the list, clearly good musicians sad that they have spent so much time on mediocre material. I suppose "Dulcimer Stomp/The Other Side" has some merit but "My Girl" is a straight rip off of "Bad Moon Rising" I would've been embarrassed to put it out! Not a clear reason for this being on the list in my honest opinion.

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forgetable uninspiring classical rock. Don't remember a single thing about the album one day after listening.

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Pure cock rock teamed up with over the top production.

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these lyrics are so corny, that fuckin cow bell, i can just see steven tyler hosting american idol. i dont like it at all. the janies got a gun song is on here. please tell me someones seen the elmos got a gun video on youtube. 0/100 hated it

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an album made for men who think they get girls. all the lyrics are stupid. i don’t understand why they can’t pick a single name for a song like it really can’t be that hard. the music itself was okay but made me feel like i was working at joey bs and for that it’s a no from me. also steven tyler creeps me out to begin with so idk. could be worse ig but could be a lot better. i’ll avoid listening to it in the future

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