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Pump

Aerosmith

1989

Pump

Album Summary

Pump is the tenth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith. It was released on September 12, 1989, by Geffen Records. The album peaked at No. 5 on the US charts, and was certified septuple platinum by the RIAA in 1995.The album contains the hit singles "Love in an Elevator", "The Other Side", "What It Takes", "Janie's Got a Gun", which all entered the Top 40 of the Hot 100. It also has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. to date, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith's second best-selling studio album in the U.S. (Toys in the Attic leads with nine million). It produced a variety of successes and "firsts" for the band including their first Grammy Award ("Janie's Got a Gun"). "Love in an Elevator" became the first Aerosmith song to hit number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album was the fourth best-selling album of the year 1990.In the UK, it was the second Aerosmith album to be certified Silver (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in September 1989. Pump was the second of three sequentially recorded Aerosmith albums to feature producer Bruce Fairbairn and engineers Mike Fraser and Ken Lomas at Little Mountain Sound Studios. A video documentary on the recording, The Making of Pump, was released in 1990.

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Rating

3.19

Votes

5291

Genres

  • Hard Rock
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Sat Feb 06 2021
2

Why are they so horny?

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Tue Nov 30 2021
2

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

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Wed Oct 20 2021
2

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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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

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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Fri Oct 16 2020
1

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

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

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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Mon Mar 01 2021
4

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

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

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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Tue Feb 16 2021
1

Dump by Aerosmith

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Mon Jun 13 2022
1

Gross

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

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

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Classic Aerosmith!

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

love it

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

toll

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Fri Feb 12 2021
5

I enjoy Aerosmith <3

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

Great fun

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Thu Apr 29 2021
5

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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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

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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Sun Jun 27 2021
5

Best Aerosmith Album

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

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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Wed May 26 2021
5

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

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Great rockanroll album. Too much energy

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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

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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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

2021.11.25

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Some good classics in there

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

Great album, takes me back to the 90s

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

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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Sat Mar 19 2022
5

Brilliant

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Thu Apr 07 2022
5

Fun listen

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Mon May 02 2022
5

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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Mon May 02 2022
5

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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Mon May 02 2022
5

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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Sat Jun 25 2022
5

El mejor de Aerosmith, bastante energético.

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Sat Aug 06 2022
5

The album cuts are almost as good as the hits.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Listening to this album after listening to and reviewing several other rock albums through this site has given me new appreciation for Aerosmith. I never really noticed how polished their sound is; it feels like every riff and backup vocal is done with purposeful precision. I also find the amount of layered vocals and almost rock opera-like key changes pleasantly surprising for the type of rock band Aerosmith is. Sure, a couple tracks aren't as great as the rest, but overall, this is a beautiful collection.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Todo un discazo de rock desde el inicio hasta el final. Con temas muy reconocidos y con gran pegada

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

cómete al rico

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Dude - finally! I was just saying that we needed some Aerosmith on this list! So I came late to the Aerosmith party - back in the late 80s when this album came out, Aerosmith was "hood" music - you know, the kids with the jean jackets full of patches with long hair who frequented the school's smoking section during lunch. Basically Eddie from Stranger Things. The rest of us "preppy" kids (maybe??) were all about the C&C, some Cathy Dennis (I think this is the second time I've referenced her in a review), or whatever the latest Michael W. Smith "Saddam Hussein" remix was (remember those? Super patriotic Gulf War remixes that filled local radio? There was even a Bette Midler "From a Distance" version)...I knew some of their stuff, of course, but would never have considered myself a fan. But here's the thing - other than some weird sexist themes that were par for the course for music from this time - this stuff doesn't age! It's its own genre. Unlike most genres, where it's relatively easy to pin down a time frame (REM could ONLY be late 80s/early 90s; Boston could ONLY be mid-late 70s; Cathy Dennis (again!) could only be 1990/1991), but not Aerosmith. No siree. Early 80s? Late 80's? I don't want to miss a thing? Just Aerosmith. I loved this whole album - some tunes more than others, of course - but it's all 100% pure Aerosmith. Makes me want to go to Hollywood Studios and get launched into some Rockin' Rollercoaster awesomeness...

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

-"Young Lust" is homonymous with "Young Lust" by Pink Floyd. Also is is a super catchy, upbeat song to kick off the album -Intro to "F.I.N.E." almost sounds like heavy metal -I appreciate the dumb pun of "Going Down/Love In An Elevator -"My Girl" is another high-intensity track -The intro to "Don't Get Mad, Get Even" is a great thumping rhythm -Low voice jam at the end of "Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man" is very cool -A lot of songs with slashes in the titles -Great album with solid, catchy tracks, only two songs I didn't like super enjoy ("Water Song/Jamie's Got A Gun" and "What It Takes"). Probably a lower 5 but it is certainly way stronger than lots of 4's so I will give it the 5 stars

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

A juggernaut of an album with some of my all-time favorites.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

Classic album, classic cover. Right up there with my other favorite Aerosmith album, "Get a Grip." "Love in an Elevator," "Janie's Got a Gun," "The Other Side," and "What It Takes" are all greatest hits material—which is why they're all on "Big Ones."

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

Took me back to kid hood!

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

This album has tons of energy right from the first second of the first track. Lots of known hits, including "What it Takes", "Love in an Elevator", and "Janie's Got a Gun". "Young Lust" and "F.I.N.E." were nice surprises; love Aerosmith. 9/10.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

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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Sun Nov 29 2020
4

Great album

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

Better than expected - good record.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

ROCK AND ROLL BAYBBEEE

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Sat Feb 06 2021
4

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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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

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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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

mt bom

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

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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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

El mejor de Aerosmith sin ninguna duda.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

Better than I remember!

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

4.5/5 pretty good album! Kudos Aerosmith

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Sat Feb 20 2021
4

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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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Great album. Really enjoyed it

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Excellent. Proper rock.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

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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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

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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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

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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Tue May 25 2021
4

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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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

Nice

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

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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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

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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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

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

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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

Really liked this. Listened to a lot of Aerosmith in our house growing up and this is the era I know best (although I've never listened to the album all the way through before). I think this album shows Aerosmith really are versatile. There was only really one song I didn't like (Monkey On My Back). I do think songs like Love In An Elevator really play to the strengths of the band and that song really is a classic imo.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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

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Thu May 06 2021
4

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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Thu Jul 08 2021
4

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

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Good, but not my cup of tea.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

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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Thu May 20 2021
4

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

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Tue May 18 2021
4

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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Tue Jul 20 2021
4

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

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

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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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

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

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

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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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

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

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

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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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

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

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Dit vond ik verrassend tof!

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

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

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

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

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

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

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Good album

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Tue Oct 26 2021
4

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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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

really fun album

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

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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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

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

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

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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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

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

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Not their absolute best but still some great tunes

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

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

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

Rock de Aerosmith. Ningún megahit.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

7/10

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Wed Jan 26 2022
4

Discazo,👌

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Mon Jan 31 2022
4

I really liked this

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

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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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

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

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

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

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Muy bueno!

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

Quite enjoyable as Aerosmith albums go.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

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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Sat Feb 26 2022
4

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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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

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

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Great band, Like to liten their songs.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Just a good rock n roll album.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Fantastic

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

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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Sun Apr 03 2022
4

hard rock com potência e condução certa da sequencia.

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

Goeie Glam metal, maar niet persé een super album

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Thu Apr 28 2022
4

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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Mon May 23 2022
4

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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Tue May 24 2022
4

Bra drag!

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Tue May 24 2022
4

5/22/2022 - ALBUM #115 Today's Album: "Pump" by Aerosmith - This album is another great set of tracks from Aerosmith with a lot of new sonic ideas and interesting experimentation. If you want to hear my opinion for most Aerosmith songs, you can read my last review where I had a bit of a revelation and realized I enjoyed their music way more than I thought I would just hearing the hits. However, I think this album is interesting more for how it differs from the last project. Both are fantastic albums with many similarities like the amazing songwriting, insane guitar solos, interesting mixing choices, and really masterful choices in terms of the album's flow. This song centers on a common theme of young love, lust, and breakup and there are a lot of really cool moments where other song titles pop up in the lyrics in interesting ways and adds to the cohesion of the message. The guitar solos feel noticeably better than they were on Rocks, sometimes bordering on sounding like Led Zeppelin 1 (in a good way), and I really enjoy some of the departures they took from their usual style. The beginning of Dulcimer Stomp and the end of What It Takes are really cool musical interludes that sound like old Scottish folk tunes and they both took me so off guard given the usual style of Aerosmith. I also like the track Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man because it sounds like a fusion of Zeppelin and Hendrix and really comes out as this loud and energetic psyche-rock tribute. There are some incredible highs on this record and for me, no song really falls under a 7 due to just how great Tyler's lyricism and songwriting is and just how many sounds the band goes for on each and every track. Harmonica is a welcome addition for sure on this album and the whole project just makes me want to hear what else the band has put together. Yes, a lot of that generic hair rock sound is present, but it is really spaced out well throughout the project and I never found myself getting fatigued. Overall, this is a great way to follow up Aerosmith's Rocks and has gotten me more and more excited to listen to more of their work. Check this one out if you liked Rocks or if you just enjoy some kick-ass hard rock. Highlights: Young Lust, Going Down/Love In An Elevator, Water Song/Janie's Got A Gun, Dulcimer Stomp/The Other Side, Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man, What It Takes Score: 8/10 They did it again goddammit

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Fri May 27 2022
4

I think I have to give this 4 just because some of these tracks are classic. I don't know that I will listen to it again, but I respect it.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
4

Aerosmith is one of those bands that I feel like most people, when pressed, will admit that they don't mind them. It's fun, somewhat generic rock and roll that feels like it could've come out from any point after Led Zepplin took the stage. I went into this fully expecting to give it a middle-of-the-road score, but came away realizing I knew (and enjoyed) more songs on it, from the whooping "Love in an Elevator" to the weird ... keyboards? ... of "Janie's Got a Gun". Even recorded, Steven Tyler is an electric performer. Favorite tracks: "Love in an Elevator", "What It Takes", "The Other Side"

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Good classic rock sound, many of the songs were a little same-y though. Janeys got a gun stood out though, that one's a classic. Would listen to again for a tailgate or a drive

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

very enjoyable rock, even liked the slower songs

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Sat Jul 30 2022
4

Aerosmith 😊

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

solid rock album, very surprised about the low stream count on spotify. its an alround great album only lacking a real sing along hit

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Tue Aug 02 2022
4

Good album, catchy songs, amazing riffs, drumming and vocals.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Quintessential Aerosmith. Never been a huge Aerosmith fan, but this is a damn fine metal album from a F.I.N.E. bunch of musicians.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
4

"Pump" is the 10th studio album from Aerosmith which included (in the US) four top-40 hits. Aerosmith wanted a more raw sound than their previous album "Permanent Vacation" and also, producer Bruce Fairbaim wanted to get in as many hooks as possible on the songs. I think they accomplished both. A critic called this "the high-water mark of the glam metal era." Is that like being the world's tallest....oh forget it. Glam metal was a huge musical genre in the late 80's and this is probably one of the better ones. I liked how they kind of sound like "Rocks"-era Aerosmith combined with some of the glam metal choruses and hooks. They brought in experimental instrumentalist Randy Raine-Reusch which adds a unique sound to some of their bigger songs. Most of these songs have sexual themes. No surprises there. Although, there are a few deeper lyrical songs about abuse, guns, the environment and drug abuse. The album starts out rockin' with "Young Lust" and "F.I.N.E" and reminiscent of early to mid-70's Aerosmith. Great Joe Perry guitar. Lyrics about lust, sex, etc. "Going Down/Love in an Elevator" kicked off the successful string of singles. Funky start. Horns. Great production. The glam metal chorus. "Water Song/Janie's Got a Gun" ends side one. One of the cooler things about this song is the musical intro by Randy Raine-Reusch using a glass harmonica. A deeper song about abuse, molestation and even gun control. The video was pretty deep if I remember correctly. Side two begins with another hit "Dulcimer/The Other Side." Another Randy Raine-Reusch intro with the dulcimer. Horns and big start. Nice chorus. Aerosmith had to include Holland-Dozier-Holland in the writing credits for the similarities to "Standing in the Shadows of Love." The albums ends with "What It Takes," a ballad of sorts I would say. Sometimes Stephen Tyler's voice can irritate me but he actually shines in this song. Pretty good lyrics too..breaking up with someone and realizing the relationship meant nothing to them. I admit to not being the biggest Aerosmith, or even glam metal fan. And, this is the first time listening to this, probably since half these songs were played pretty much throughout 1989. However, this is a really good album accomplishing probably everything they wanted to do. It did not sound dated and has an old school Aerosmith harder edge taking it over the top for me.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
4

Excellent, exciting music. Must listen again.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Pretty cool, has that 80s Aerosmith sound but deviates into new and interesting areas to keep it fresh for the whole album. Nicely constructed!

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

4/5. A pretty enjoyable album with amazing vocals from Steven Tyler. Some of the songs are cliche but the transitions between songs really makes this album stand out.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Man, I was dreading listening to this. Janie's Got a Gun has to be one of the alltime worst songs in my head, it was just so ubiquitous, it was everywhere, I mean, completely inescapable. Plus, I thought that Armageddon song was on here. And Janie's Got a Gun was not the only big hit from this album, this album dominated MTV and local radio. This was peak Hair Metal era, and Aerosmith was dominating. But here's the thing, Aerosmith is not typical hair metal. This was an OG late seventies hard rock band, seamlessly inserting themselves into the pop landscape while somehow pretty much being true to themselves. At least at this point! Because they would even get Bigger after this. It's fascinating to me, because when I found out Whitesnake was formed by the guy from Deep Purple, and Damn Yankees was some supergroup formed from ted nugent and dudes from styx and night ranger (!), I was shocked. Those guys, that was the prototypical Hair Metal sound - loud rockin' power chords + droning groaning annoying power ballads. So, What It Takes is about as close as it gets to a power ballad here - this album is pretty much Aerosmith picking up from and improving upon Permanent Vacation's pop success of Rag Doll, Dude Looks Like a Lady, and the god-awful power ballad Angel (to be fair, I find all power ballads to be god-awful) with the sound that made them unique among the rock landscape at the time. By unique, one could argue, actually good. But I couldn't appreciate that back then, because I was so blindly determined to hate the band that relentlessly imposed Janie Janie Janie on me. And let's not forget how much MTV loved these expensive videos, and would continue to. Love in an Elevator, What It Takes, Other Side, I mean, this album was just saturating America! And yet, these guys threw horns onto metal riffs, accordions into country-infused rock ballads, and were still slapping funky blues licks over top of snappy rock beats across all their music. It was definitely a cut above Poison, Warrant, and White Lion. And so, listening to the OTHER SONGS on this album, it's all good. It's just good f'ing rock music man, and I'm sorry I hated it back then, but you gotta understand, sometimes some of us need music that is a little "deeper" than Love in an Elevator. But generally, the world doesn't. The world needs songs about sex, and I now understand that that is a-ok.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Un bon album de hard rock avec de bin classique 4

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Good stuff

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

I enjoyed this one more than expected. In general, I'm not much of a fan of what I'd call pop metal. But Aerosmith are just on top of their game on this album. They know exactly what they're doing and do it really well! Also some heavier bits on here than expected. Unfortunately, there are a few stinkers on here as well such as Water Song/Janie's Got A Gun. But still a very nice album on the whole.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

Never been a big Aerosmith fan. Their music always annoyed me along with their personalities that seemed obnoxious. Maybe it’s decline of the popularity of rock music, but I’ve softened to these guys and I enjoyed this album so far (3 songs to go, so hope it doesn’t let down suddenly).

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

thought Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was a fairly comprehensive catalog… boy was I wrong

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Heavy, precise, and often loud in its approach. Several songs segued into the next, which was a nice touch. I could've done without several of the interludes that start songs, but overall, a solid effort. Favorite track: Love in an Elevator

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Sun Nov 06 2022
4

Who wants to make love in an elevator? Quite a few people apparently. Fun furious mullet banging

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Screw it, this was fun.

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Sat Nov 19 2022
4

Very good

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

i guess aerosmith never misses. expect in choosing a decent man as their lead singer. kudos.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

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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Tue Apr 13 2021
3

Not bad but not their best.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

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

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

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

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Lost me towards the end.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

good if you need a bit of rock

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Sun May 02 2021
3

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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Sat Feb 20 2021
3

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

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Gewoon prima classic rock album, niks mis mee

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Sun Feb 21 2021
3

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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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Typical Aerosmith. Some good hits.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Liked a couple songs

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Mon May 17 2021
3

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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Sun Jan 31 2021
3

Worth a revisit

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

good, not great

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

aumoins 4 bonnes tounes

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

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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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

normalillo... aerosmith al pricipi

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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

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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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

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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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Aerosmith. Seemed fine in the first whiz through.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
3

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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Mon Feb 08 2021
3

cool

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Jenny's Got a Gun was quite good

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
3

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

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Fri Apr 02 2021
3

OK, but not really into Aerosmith.

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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

Good Album - some classics and some gumph

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Mon Feb 22 2021
3

Liked it but not enough to give it 4 star.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

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

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Tue May 25 2021
3

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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Mon May 10 2021
3

Very good. 3 Iconic songs on this album.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Decent rock. Surprised it's not better ngl

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

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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Thu Jul 08 2021
3

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

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

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

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Sun Apr 04 2021
3

meh a bit boring

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

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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Wed May 12 2021
3

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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Sat May 15 2021
3

Not bad

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Fri May 21 2021
3

If spinal tap was a real band. Not bad though

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Wed May 26 2021
3

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

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Mon May 10 2021
3

Bråkete men nice

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Thu Jun 17 2021
3

not bad

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Wed Aug 04 2021
3

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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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Pure cheese bangers

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

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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Fri Sep 03 2021
3

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

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Mon Sep 06 2021
3

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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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

Solid, similar to other rock albums from the era.

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Tue Sep 14 2021
3

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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Tue Sep 14 2021
3

Good

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