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Rocks

Aerosmith

1976

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Rocks

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3.75/5. This album rocks. It's some solid rock, I liked it.

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White boys rarely get this funky, so respect these horny greasers, whose sole purpose is to rivatalise your ass cheeks with the meanest boogie oogie woogie this side of the Stones. Just 35 minutes, but they're so tight--and every lick, riff, break and bridge so lean--that these songs feel like they last forever.

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Always have a soft spot for Aerosmith. Easy to forget the amazing guitar work that's overshadowed by the charismatic vocals, but this is a solid classic rock album that hits all the right buttons for me. Might be my favorite of there's, too.

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Robert Demery aimant jouer le hipster et fin connaisseur de la musique, ce petit malin s'est contenté de selectionner trois albums d'Aerosmith dans sa liste, dont deux qu'absolument personne ne connait. Néammoins, les chats ne faisant pas des chiens, l'album est evidemment excellent. Le vrai problème vient d'une information qui m'a été succurée a l'oreille par mon camarade l'humble robbouder: cet album n'aura reçu qu'une note de 3.15 de la part des fans, qui ont préféré sauver Quentin Mosimann en appelant au 3640. Une preuve de plus que vous qui me lisez ne connaissez rien à la musique, retournez sacraliser l'orgue inaudible de Manzarev et autres albums moyens qui vous donnent l'impression d'avoir une culture musicale.

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Classic mid-70s rock. Don't like it, but cant deny its effectiveness at being what it is

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Similar feelings to my thoughts about the Aerosmith album that I had to listen to the other day. Mostly meh guitar rock with a few standouts.

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Aerosmith invented Screamo, change my mind. Lots of big yelling, lots of testosterone, and lots of rock. I was taken to an Aerosmith concert when I was younger fully expecting to hate it because it was a dad band, but just like this album I was pleasantly surprised. It isn't necessarily my jam but I can see how in the 70s that this was some serious hard rock. Very entertaining but not really inspiring.

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Really enjoyed this album. Can definitely see their appeal.

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Never been much of a fan of Aerosmith but this is great

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70's Aerosmith always slays.

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This is just a really great rock and roll album. So good.

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This album rocks

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They’re BACK in the saddle againnnnn

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Awesome album. Most of the older Aerosmith stuff I know were the Greatest Hits, so the first two tracks were expectedly great (love the whinnying and clip clops in the opening of “Back in the Saddle”). The rest of the album I wasn’t so familiar with, but I loved it all! The four times I listened to it today had me digging all the songs. It’s Aerosmith. I should have been listening to this album for most of life.

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Aerosmith! Yay! I don't know this album. (Is it just me or does the cover look cheap?) I love the build at the beginning of Back in the Saddle and there are some horse noises I've never noticed before...and some yodeling! Last Child is one of the songs that defines Aerosmith for me --- an edgy, hard-rocking blues sound where Steven Tyler gets to sing and screech. The rest of the songs are totally new to me. I do love Combination --- the lyrics have some clever rhymes and the chorus is hella catchy. When Nobody's Fault started, I had to check to see if I was still listening to Aerosmith. It's more heavy metal than blues-rock. Get the Lead Out is fun. (But why are you showing me your fist? is it to show off your new finger tattoos?) I love me a song with some na, na, na's, like Lick and a Promise. Home Tonight is a nice piano-heavy power ballad whose melody made me think of Chicago's Saturday in the Park. This was great fun!

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Obožavan!!

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Discazo.

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A classic. Their first five albums rank up there with any of the other great bands. They should have stopped recording after Draw The Line. Everything after that fifth album was either passable or recorded just so they could cash the checks.

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The best hard rock album of all time. AC who? Guns n what? A

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Lidt mere klassisk Aerosmith, dog uden hits. Men god album og masser af power

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Back in the Saddle is a jam. I've never listened to a full Aerosmith album, and this was enjoyable for sure. It did feel like a stereotypical 'rock' album, for better or for worse. It did feel sort of like I've heard some of these songs before even though I haven't. Overall fun and would listen to again. Would probably give a 3.5, but rounded up.

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I was expecting to dislike this a lot more than I did. I have some premeditated distaste for Aerosmith, as cheesy bad rock. But I think that must come from distillations of late success band, Steven Tyler being weird, etc. this album rocked hard I loved the clear bluesy licks and rhythms. Still not a fave, but a clear step towards hard rock of the later 70s and 80s that I am more fond of. Way to prove me wrong, Aerosmith!

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Great album, though I would put Toys In The Attic well ahead of this one.

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Aerosmith at their best!

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Many of these songs were staples of my HS years - especially “Back in the Saddle” which was mandatory pre-game fire-up music for our SW conference football games. “Last Child” was another mixtape favorite. The rest of the album is pretty solid 70s rock n roll: “Nobody’s Fault” - great tune - although “Combination” and “Get the Lead Out”are pretty forgettable tracks. Gotta love the guitars and the plaintive wail of Steven Tyler’s voice on Home Tonight (which was probably the inspiration for “Home Sweet Home” by MogleyvCrue. Anyone else contemplate how “Rats in the Cellar” seems to reference Splinter from the TMNTs?

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Enjoyed this way more than I expected. Aerosmith usually has hits and shits on their albums. This was pretty solid all the way thru.

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Enjoyed this. Good fun. Back in the Saddle and Sick as a Dog standout tracks.

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So many good songs on this album

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Very classic rock sound but doesn't really feel like Aerosmith until the last few songs. Overall enjoyable with a strong first half.

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Really enjoyed this. Could tell how they've influenced a hole genre since. 4/5

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Of course I've heard their well-known hits plenty of times, but I never listened to an Aerosmith song outside of their hits before today. Turns out it's a lot better than I would have expected! Easy 4

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Buen album de rock. A pesar de no ser gran fan de Aerosmtih, es un álbum bien balanceado.

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i’m a big old fan of classic rock

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all the songs were good lol

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nice

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Great rock and roll album! Much better than the pop-rock they produced in the 90s.

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Aerosmith has an unmistakable sound and this album show cases it very well. Each song stands alone but contributes to the whole seamlessly. There were more than a handful of times during this album listen that made me perk up and got my attention.

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Liked it. Last child fav

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Aerosmith in the 70s sounds a lot like Aerosmith in the 90s :)

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Another classic rock classic.

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This one really does rock! Good hard punches without overdoing it and some great solos. Rats in the Cellar and Nobody's Fault stand out.

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Not my favorite Aerosmith album, but still solid.

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Classic Aerosmith. So much good here.

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Wow, I've never considered myself an Aerosmith fan, but I've got to hand it to them here. This is a solid album, full of fun, bluesy, dirty little rockers. It's the stuff the that made Aerosmith famous and is still totally playable today. Perry's licks are perfection and you can feel Tyler's charisma coming right through your speakers. There's a reason these guys have lasted so long. "Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child" rock, full stop, a perfect pair to start this album with. "Nobody's Fault" is surprisingly heavy (both musically and lyrically), love it. "Home Tonight" is a sweet way to close it out, and hints at those juggernaut pop hits we would get from the band in the 80s and 90s. Fave songs: Back in the Saddle, Last Child, Nobody's Fault, Home Tonight

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More fun and funky than I was expecting. Sounds late 80s so well ahead of it’s time

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The same guy that named the Tesla’s S, 3, X and Y must’ve named this album. I get it, Aerosmith Rocks, you are so clever. Unlike the Tesla models, the album name is accurate. Say what you want about Stephen Tyler’s lips, but they breath some great sound into this album that’s otherwise filled to the rim with smash-it-all, balls-to-the-wall rock and roll guitar. It’s hard to identify another mid 70’s alblum filled with so much losely tied cacophony in one spot. In fact, I think this was the last great rock album before the music industry fell in love with glam rock, poodle-heads and power ballads. Though this isn’t a daily listen album, I truly enjoyed the truth in advertising.

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good

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Great album but not Aerosmith’s best work

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Good album, didn't know many tracks.

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I hadn’t heard any of the tracks before but it was classic Aerosmith and thoroughly enjoyable !

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Didn’t even know this album existed. Very good!

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Awesome

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Cool. Far more consistent quality than Pump

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Just a solid rock record. I enjoyed this one more than "Toys in The Attic". I feel like you can trace the lineage from Led Zepplin to Guns 'n' Roses through this record. Favorite tracks: "Back In The Saddle", "Last Child", "Rats In The Cellar", "Home Tonight"

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More twangy from the guitarist than I remember

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So this is how they rocked before I was born eh? Well, went into this with all kind of biases (blame Love in an Elevator for that) but this is a great album, full of actual rock music rather than screaming anthems. Top stuff.

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This album definitely rocks and a lot better than I expected. Not a favourite as the middle of the album dips in quality, especially Nobody's Fault. But the bookends of this (first three, last three songs) were fantastic. Back in the Saddle and Home Tonight were my favourites.

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Fuck me! Aerosmith are a lot older than i realized. Although it seems time hasn't improved their sound. This is actually really decent classic rock. Like the Bluesy rock guitar licks a lot. Less cliched then their later stuff and Tyler's vocal doesn't dominate as much. A surprisingly high 4/5

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Nostalgic. Prefer greatest hits albums for Aerosmith. Back in the Saddle is a good opener with a high-tempo glammish sound. Last Child has a really kicking bass rhythm and the vocals, whilst not as impressive as some songs, give it that typical Aerosmith. Rats in the Cellar could be a Guilty Gear BGM. Goods: Back in the Saddle, Rats in the Cellaer Bads:

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Like the Aerosmith album… I really like this. My impression has been stained by those awful ballads. This is good straight up rock with tunes!

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Better than expected. Early Aerosmith is solid

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I am familiar with Aerosmith, but not this album. I don't believe that I had heard any tune on the album previously. It did sound like Aerosmith...no surprises... Although I don't find myself seeking out an Aerosmith album for a listen all that often, there are a some songs that caught my ear and I am likely to revisit the album in the future.

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Again, I'm learning how much more I seem to enjoy classic hard rock than I thought. "Back in the Saddle" is an awesome triumphant anthem. I love the teasing intro, the growly bass line, and Steven Tyler's yodeling. "Last Child" gets bluesy and funky, and rhymes "south Tallahassee" with "sweet sassafrassy." You know we got "Rats in the Cellar"? This one is rockin' and chaotic. I like the duet of voices in "Combination." And the rest, as the title says, Rocks. It feels like rock 'n' roll oughta.

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80. Rocks - Aerosmith 9 tracks. Considering this goes back to 1976 it's no surprise that it's quite raw, (in a good way). It's punchy as you would expect, but you still see glimpses of Tyler's slowed down vocals/hook that they used to great effect later on. Very good. 👍 4/5

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A genuinely high quality rock album throughout. I can see why many artists were influenced by this album. Favorites: "Last Child", "Rats In The Cellar", "Nobody's Fault"

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не ну норм кокчик

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All of their songs have the same upbeat vibe. Not a complaint.

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Classic rock

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Back in the saddle is fun enough. Aerosmith have a better ear for funk and soul type rhythm than most heavy rock bands. Rats in the Cellar is a fun Thin Lizzy style stomper. After these two though, it's not the most exciting album. I feel like Aerosmith are another singles band. The rest of the album is far from bad, but not that exciting.

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So many great guitar licks, iconic baselines, Tyler's patented wail, double entendres... 70's rock at its finest. A welcome break from the last few very intellectual albums I was served up. You don't have to think about Aerosmith, it just grabs you and drags you out to have a good time.

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Way better than better than my small mind imagined

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Back in the Saddle - Classic. Last Child - Absolutely slaps. Solid drum groove, amazing intro, allman brother style guitarmony, amazing vocals (obviously). Rats In the Cellar - Really driving beat. Killer guitar. New York City blues. Combination - Love the ride cymbal and fuzz guitar. Sick As a Dog - Nobody's Fault - Not super into it, big ol guitar solo fade out. Get the Lead Out - Syncopation to rock the nation.

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Some good songs on here. Opens with a banger and steadily chugs away. 1 or 2 shitters but what can you do. Not amazing as it’s a bit cheesy for me but it’s still not bad

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Obožavan šta rade s gitarom! Ovaj mi nije najdraži njihov, al ne mogu se zasitit tog rock-a 70-ih

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Hearing full albums & not just the singles has really added to this 1001 journey. Not every Aerosmith song is a classic, but they're pretty consistent. Lyrically, always great.

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As with their other work, it is pretty good.

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Great album…. Big high school hit…played at many of our school dances

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Already listened to it

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Classic. My best friends mom had this album and I remember being introduced to this, toys in the attic, and Lucky Lager.

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It's been a long time since I really listened to this band, and I'm very glad I gave this album a complete and thorough listen. I was already familiar with most of these songs, but hearing each track without distraction I am reminded what a great rock band Aerosmith is, and this album is fantastic. Such rockin' energy and creativity and each musician is superb. 70s rock, classic rock, blues rock, and all that, sure, it's a super-crowded space and it was almost all I heard for years growing up in the 70s and 80s -- plus, these days I listen to a much wider variety of music -- but this album still stands out. Very impressive.

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Solid album, really love the last track.

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Well, wasn't that a surprise. Aerosmith does indeed Rocks. I'll be honest, I only really knew the band from their 'MTV-years' and never really had taken the time to listen to their back catalog because of it. Something I wished I knew before I was in my 40's

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Nothing revolutionary and album lacks real highlights but If you break it down it still remains a well done rock album

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I enjoy the mellow production especially given its a hard rock album. Guitar parts are awesome. Lacks big songs, but enjoyable for a fan of rock music.

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Solid album

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5/4/2022 - ALBUM #98 Today's Album: "Rocks" by Aerosmith - Yet another surprising album from the generator, I thought this album would just be what I've grown to expect from Aerosmith, which is masturbatory hair rock with obnoxious vocals and boring instrumentation, but this album is a ton of fun. Coming out in 1976, the hair rock aesthetic of this project feels much more progressive and innovative than many of the late 80s outfits that played this cliché out to death. This is the best the genre has sounded to my ears and it makes it feel intentional that this is pretty much the first album of it's genre that the generator has given me. The solo's are killer, the beats are fantastic, the production is great, and although I don't really care about the lyrics too much, the song writing here is really impressive. A lot of these tracks are full out jam sessions and I love how loose some of the song structures feel. I think Stephen Tyler's vocals here are taking way more of a backseat compared to a lot of their later work and it just makes it feel way more like a band and not just Stephen Tyler and the whatevers. I enjoy when these tracks transition into each other and although the hard rock vibe of this album never really calms down for a ballad, the songs feel pretty diverse still and most of them have a major redeeming quality about them if I begin not liking them. Overall, this album is fantastic and blew my expectations out of the water. Come for the guitar solos and stay for the killer vocals, guitar work, drum beats, basslines, and production. Listen to this one if you can handle some ROCK and if you feel like you never understood why Aerosmith is as beloved as they are. Highlights: Back In the Saddle, Last Child, Rats In The Cellar, Combination, Sick As A Dog, Nobody's Fault, Get The Lead Out, Lick And A Promise, Home Tonight Score: 8/10 The reason they're legends

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Back in the saddle, Sick as a dog

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This is great stuff, never listened to this and it felt fresh

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Unapologetically screamin'

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This is a rock album, and it doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not. I found myself a little annoyed by Tyler's voice, and none of the songs gave me anything to write home about. However, I have a soft spot for this era of music and can understand its appeal. I did appreciate the tasteful use of piano in the closing track. I wish touches like that were more common: They are reminders that there's no need to separate pop appeal from musical attention. Of course, respect for tradition is not an inherent virtue in my account; But Aerosmith is far from avant-garde and I'm rambling now.

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I liked the guitars but the songwriting itself was just okay for me.

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Never been a huge Aerosmith fan. Some decent tracks, a lot of bluesy stuff, but just not totally up my alley.

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Hård rock, elguitar riffs, svingende, flamboyant

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Good

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meh

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Definitely a snapshot of the state of pop rock in that era.

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3.5 | Tuve mi época de oír mucho Aerosmith y todavía hoy me echo el disco de éxitos con gusto, pero creo que este disco en particular nunca lo había oído con atención. No me parece el mejor de ellos pero al menos no está lleno de sus canciones más quemadas en los 90 que todas son refritos unas de otras. Buen rock setentero en toda su extensión: guitarras distorsionadas, solos, coros pegajosos, etc. pero hasta ahí.

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No es el mejor disco pero tiene un gran plus, desde el título sabes de que va, bastante bueno.

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Often satisfying guitar parts, but overall hit or miss.

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Pretty gewd

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Good rock

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Totally fine Aerosmith record.

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Not a big Aerosmith fan but this has some hits.

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A classic rock album you can't go wrong with

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Radio is cool

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much better than i thought it would be. first 2 songs are great.

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Intro to Back in the Saddle is a great hype for the album, everything else was solid but nothing spectacular

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Heavier than I was expecting, which is good obviously. It's quite sleazy too, can imagine it playing in an American dive bar. I liked it as a whole album although there weren't really any standout tracks or megahits. Not surprised in the slightest that it influenced Guns n Roses and Motley Crue. 7/10

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Great vibe, consistent, enjoyed it, can't believe it was made in 1976 - appetite for destruction came out in 1987? Loads of GnR influence in there!

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You can't not like Aerosmith. This is rather good, doesn't sound at all aged. These guys are fun, always, and this album is fun.

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Desatados riffs que se alejan bastante de la imagen de heavys baladeros que ha perdurado. Sin ninguna canción memorable pero con grandes desarrollos de guitarras.

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The shadow of "Toys in the Attic" still loomed large, but Aerosmith found a good sound with their blend of blues and honky tonk as instrumentals too over even more of this album.

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Me sorprende el sonido que tienen para ser los 70, más que nada porque yo lo asociaba a los años 80, aunque en realidad no se si sea un sonido original o no para esos tiempos.

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It was fine. Typical Aerosmith

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okay album. Of course I'm nostalgic whenever I hear back in the saddle. 3

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Just a mediocre rock album. 7.0/10

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This music is driven by the instruments rather than the vocals. Nothing really clever there; dream on and don't want to miss a thing were more pleasing

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Eh, it's Aerosmith. they are just okay to me

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It happened

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Good, I like old Aerosmith

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Good classic rock album. Nice blend of hard rock and softer ballads.

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Meh

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Not Aerosmith’s most complete album. Between Steven Tyler’s howling and the whammy bar this album left a bit on the table after the first song which was solid. 6.0/10

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Good to go back and remember when Aerosmith were a proper hard rock band. Having said that I do think this is a bit overrated although I'm sure it would have been great to hear live (if they were sober enough!)

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Too relentlessly "rockin'" for my tastes. I'm not an Aerosmith fan, but I do have respect for their earlier material. But of their early album I think this is my least favorite. 3 🌟

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This will be a tough putt, since I absolutely despise Aerosmith's late 80's/early '90's output so much that it compels me to take a pass on their entire catalog. The first 2 songs here are classics, especially Back In The Saddle. That song alone takes this from a 2.5 to a 3. Hey, I like this A LOT more than Bon Jovi!

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3. Good quality Aerosmith when it was still more raw rock n roll.

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3.5/5 i'll have to relisten to judge it.

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It was ok. 2.5

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It was ok. Not very memorable tbh.

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A couple of classics, the rest are fairly new to me. Old Aerosmith is always the best. 3/5 for now. I am sure this will be 4/5 when I get to know it better.

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It's just such dad rock... Not bad, though.

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It's entertaining, not as many bops as 'pump' though

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I got a lot of guns and roses and even some nirvana vibes from this album. It’s not the most memorable rock album I’ve ever heard and it has a couple stand out songs. Always hated back in the saddle though. Fav song: sick as a dog

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Dad rock defined.

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I don't know if it's just a bad day, but I believe that I prefer much more the first albums of Aerosmith. This one is fine, but just it.

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Good album, but doesn't sound different than other big hard rock bands of the time tbh

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Classic from high school

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Bueno a secas

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Geen overtuigend album. Weinig uitschieters, maar wel oké

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Ok. Quite samey...

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Much better than I expected and flows well together

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Classic greasy 'n' sleazy tracks from Aerosmith. These guys are like the original blueprint for Guns 'n' Roses

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Great to hear their sound emerging

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2nd Listen. Pretty damn classic. 3/5

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Låter väldigt mycket 70tal, enklare rakare musik. En bättre tid än det överproducerade skräpet som släpps idag

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Swaaaaaaaaag! Det svänger och det räcker för att jag inte ska avfärda det rakt av som föråldrad gubbrock. Ända sättet jag skulle uppskatta skivan/gruppen rakt av är nog live. Och då inte en tillrättalagd arena-spelning utan mer spelning du av slump stöter på i en skitig källarlokal i NY och inte kan lämna för gruppens energi, närvaro och swag. Ska jag lyssna på den här genren föredrar jag nog ändå Rolling stones

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Classic Aerosmith, not their best album but I'd guarantee this album is on the list solely because of 'Back in the Saddle' which is one of their best songs. 3.5

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Not my thing glamrock

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Enjoyed 80s rock

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Fairly timeless boogie rock with a hard edge, but not heavy like Deep Purple, Sabbath, etc.

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I'm more familiar with 80s/90s Aerosmith, less familiar with this album. It was alright, digging the guitars!

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Enjoyable 70s rock guitar, but the strongest songs are all on the original Greatest Hits album

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Enjoyable enough

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A real 70s hard rock classic. The Back in the Saddle to Last Child opening is a throwback to the sleazy bluesy hard rock of that era.

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Not my vibe

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It’s okay. Better on the second listen, but they have better albums.

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Some bedrock classic rock in this one. Deeper cuts don't add a lot though.

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Solid Rock and Roll. No stand out songs.

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Solid rock album. Have always enjoyed Aerosmith's more famous songs, but the filler works decently well. 3.5/5

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Solid riffs but don’t think I’d keep coming back to it.

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Malo prežestoko for me ali dobri su

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rocks music

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I haven't listened to any Aerosmith from this early in their career before, I don't think. Eh, it was ok. I didn't find anything objectionable, but then my attention also seemed to completely slide off it. Took three listens to pick out a fave track, and even then my impressions remain indistinct... Fave track - "Nobody's Fault", I guess...

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It's got that classic Aerosmith sound, but I preferred Toys in the Attic better. This one ran together a little bit on first listen unfortunately.

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Solid rock and blues. Didn't know how funky Aerosmith could get though also

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Not my favorite from Aerosmith, but still a really good album. I enjoy their music in general so this is a good time. A couple recognizable hits and some solid deep cuts. Can't wait for Toys in the Attic to pop up on here. Favorite tracks: Sick as a Dog, Last Child, Rats in the Cellar. Album art: I've always liked this one. Simple and effective. I got a ton of them diamonds too. 3.5/5

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After going to Disney, this is a great album to listen to. They have their own rock and roller coaster ride that we did twice and it was great. This album isn't one of my favorites, but has some classics on there like back in the saddle. Forever, Aerosmith will remind me of their guitar hero game.

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Some relatively generic Rocks

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Wasn't that excited.

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I quite Aerosmith, but this wasn't very inspiring

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dad rock again

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Wel prima, maar is wel erg uitgekauwd

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Aerosmith‘a 4th and influential album. Classic 70s rock. Bit before my time, not really my thing but ok…

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Rock'n'roll décent Prefs: Back in the Saddle, Rats in the Cellar, Sick as a Dog, Nobody's fault, Lick and a Promise Moins pref: Last Child

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Fine while I was listening but not a lot of staying power. Perhaps one of those "you had to be there" albums.

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Enjoyable

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Seeeeeeeeeeeh, el old school Aerosmith que le gusta al pueblo rockeroooooo

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Perfectly average

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Not the Aerosmith album I would have first thought about, honestly. Doesn't really have any standout singles but it has some good deeper cuts. Rats in the Cellar and Nobody's Fault are standout songs.

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Wasn't bad as I was expecting. Some songs were even maybe good? The faster-paced songs were pretty good, like Rats in the Cellar. Get the Lead Out was also decent. Lick and a Promise was also decent. Overall, I'd rather be listening to another band like Led Zeppelin though. 3/5

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Not bad. I think some of there other albums are better

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At their best when they add a bit of funk, blues and swing to their hard rock template and ‘Rocks’ delivers this in spades with songs like opener ‘Back In The Saddle’, ‘Last Child’ and ‘Get The Lead Out’. There are a couple of missteps though: ‘Nobody’s Fault’ and ‘Combination’ come across as filler, but overall ‘Rocks’ is generally a good time full of cocksure swagger and hard rocking licks.

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Aerosmith is a solid hard/blues rock band. Their music is tight and clear. However the lyrics are really not the best and they don’t really bring anything to the table in terms of innovation. They are just simply ok. They seem perfectly content with cruising in the shadow of better hard rock bands.

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The first three songs not only rock, but draw from different styles. If you were to compare these guys to the mid seventies competition, ACDC, Van Halen, Kiss, Aerosmith is more creative and less commercial. Steven Tyler is annoying but he delivers the goods, especially on a song like Back in the Saddle and Joe Perry is the kind of guitar you want in a band like this. These songs sounded more familiar than I thought they would. Hmmmm.....

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average rock album

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Not a terrible album, but there are SO many better ones when it comes to the pantheon of 70's rock.

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Pretty forgettable honestly. Don’t know why this is on the list, guess they were really stretching for 1001

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Definitivamente es Aerosmith, pero no es el Aerosmith al que estoy acostumbrado. Este disco se escucha más 'metálico' o punk, lo que me pareció interesante, pero en lo personal no me gustó mucho.

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Surprising because I'm a fan of the later pop selections from Aerosmith, but this album was not enjoyable

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2.5 | No soy gran fan de Aerosmith... pero les tengo el debido respeto por los años y lo que les conozco. En realidad solo conozco los discos de Toys in the Attic y Pump que me gustan bastante y supongo vendrán en la lista (ah y el disco de la portada de Marilyn Monroe robot que salió por ahí del 2000 que se me hacía una basura). Leí un poco y la gente alaba mucho este trabajo y yo... no entiendo. De verdad siento que cualquiera de los otros dos discos que mencioné (que asumo de menos esos dos estarán en la lista) se llevan de calle a este tanto en calidad como en relevancia histórica, no le veo necesidad de estar en la lista ni de que hubiera tantos discos de Aerosmith en ella. La sensación que me da el álbum es que saben cómo hacer que una canción de tres y medio minutos parezca que dura ocho minutos. Casi todas las canciones tienen un break o un final instrumental innecesario que simplemente alarga todo innecesariamente. Cuando tomamos que el álbum es de solo 35 minutos , me pregunto si lo estaban usando como relleno por sacar cualquier cosa. Hay otro detalle en la producción y es que todo (incluida la voz) se oye al mismo nivel y todo se medio mezcla y pierde en mi tan odiado wall of sound (aunque no a niveles tan malos como los que mencioné en otros discos). Es un album... cumplidor que no suena terrible pero no veo qué hace aquí como trabajo conjunto. Last Child me gusta bastante.

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It’s cool... but when I hear the word Aerosmith I want classics! I reckon if I was alive at the time I’dve loved it, but now it feels like also-rans of that generation. Sick guitars and drums. But overall it can walk that way 👉🗑

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Felt pretty generic and average. Most tracks past me by. Can't even be bothered to comment on song length.

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Standard Aerosmith sounding songs that didn’t really differ from one to the next. Inoffensive and pretty forgettable.

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Not really done it for me at all, but it’s obviously listenable

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I'm on a string of albums making me think maybe 1001 is too many in terms of a review of canon. This is a fine Aerosmith album, but I'd bet it's not even their best one. Maybe others would disagree. I'm ok with this one, but not in love.

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not the biggest aerosmith fan

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Never really vibes with Aerosmith. Some of the intros to these tracks are good but then I just lose interest like 30 seconds in. It’s just not hitting for me.

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2.5

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Better than I thought it would be. Not as good as I hoped it would be from the other reviews. I never really understood the appeal of this kind of stuff.

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Started strong. Initially excited to hear some non-radio hits, but lost interest quick. I like Aerosmith, but I doubt I’ll return to this one. 2.5.

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Some good riffs. 2.5

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An up tempo rock album that sounds distinctively Aerosmith. Thought I'd hate it after the first track, but it improved after that and, despite predictable vocal melodies, it's fine, if a little samey and uninteresting. For some reason it evokes a feeling of being chased through a city in a film, including sneaking a bit and looking back around a corner at the pursuer before running again. Basically it's TV chase music. 2.5/5

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Aerosmith represent a total lack of new ideas or willingness to push boundaries

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Didn't enjoy this. Some good guitar but otherwise nah.

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This album is full of thoroughly mediocre rock music. It’s fine as the background music in a main street Nashville club. There is some good guitar work on here, but I expected more from early Aerosmith.

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I like Aerosmith fine, in a "Greatest Hits" kind of way. None of those on this album (yes, I know "Back in the Saddle" was big for them, but it's certainly not one of their greatest.) I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of funk on Last Child and wish more of the album would have gone there. I don't think that if I didn't know this was Aerosmith, I would have taken any notice or thought the band would have amounted to much.

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"Rocks" is one of three Aerosmith albums on the list. There is one other from their very productive 70s, and "Pump" from 1989. In that, they stand out from other classic rock bands in the career revitalization they experienced in the 1990s. And that's without even including "Get a Grip" (1993) on the list, and it is their best-selling album. In fact, why is "Get a Grip" left out? Half the album were hits, and their Liv Tyler/Alicia Silverstone-fueled videos created a whole new generation of Aerosmith fans. "Rocks" opens with the track I knew best - "Back in the Saddle" - with great arena-ready classic rock energy. "Last Child" sounds familiar, and delivers some blues stylings before a break to a great Joe Perry guitar solo. The rest was unfamiliar, and mostly just ok. Not great. No hidden gems really stand out from the pack. "Nobody's Fault" was kinda bad. Overall "Rocks" was a surprise, and not in a good way - I expected more.

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This is the second album that I have reviewed for Aerosmith as part of this list, even though it was suggested first. I've heard plenty of Aerosmith, including 3 or 4 whole albums, but none of the tracks on this album were familiar. I think I have developed an opinion about Aerosmith over time. In the past, there are albums that I would listen to, but I think I'm done. I did not like the album.

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This wasn't as bad as I anticipated. Some of the songs remind me of Spinal Tap, but some are okay. 2.5 stars, rounding to 2.

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boring dad rock

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A lot of the album sounds very samey to me. Might have to listen again but not that impressed on first listen

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Mycket av det här albumet lutar åt det lite tyngre hållet av rock, vilket är en genre jag aldrig kommit särskilt nära. Det är ett väldigt kort album på bara en dryg halvtimme och det ligger på i bakgrunden under en tågresa, medan jag gör något annat. För mig är det ingen låt som riktigt sticker ut utan det hela flyter ihop lite grann och känns också som att det tar slut väldigt fort. Det lämnar mig lite svarslös på hur bedömning ska gå till, egentligen skulle jag nog behöva lyssna igenom det en gång till men känner ingen större dragningskraft till att göra det. Faktumet att det i mitt huvud flyter ihop lite grann tänker jag klassa som en positiv faktor. Man är ju ändå ett stort fan av konceptalbum. Men överlag inte något som lämnar några stora avtryck. Bäst: Vet inte

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not their best work

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9th November 2021 Listened on my headphones while working on the sofa. Day that I pitched the CC Community which went well, saw Spencer then went to 384 which was really nice. Very middle of the road, few stand out tracks but not too bad.

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För mycket testosterondrypande brösbehåringsrock för min smak. Dagen jag parkerar en Camaro Iroc i garaget (jag påstår inte att det inte kommer hända!) så kanske den ligger som kasettband i handsfacket. Annars, nä.

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There's way better Aerosmith albums than this one.

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Better on second listen but still a bit meh. It’s a good rock album and see where Aerosmith got it’s cred as a band.

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Listened to emilys album instead. Don’t care for Aerosmith much

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Actually not as good as I was hoping it to be. Rated a classic, but...meh

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Don’t really like Aerosmith’s sound. They all blend into one for me.

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I likes it just a bit more than I thought I would. The first two tracks really aren't that terrible, not all that good either. There's some admirable guitar playing on this album but the vocals annoyed the shit out of me. Somehow better than expected, but as highly doubt that I will ever listen to this again.

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Preskočio sam sve i jednu pjesmu. Kužim, not for me tho.

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Aerosmith je bend koji nije za mene. Baš takav žanr nije za mene overall. Zaboravan album. Nije da je nekvalitetno, loše, mutavo, neg et. But hey! I listened to it, I pulled through!

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A few karmic soothers, but overall too sloppy on guitar especially

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Vor dem hören: Boah nee, muss das sein? Nach dem hören: dafür, dass während der Aufnahmen nachweislich hart gefeiert wurde, rockt diese Platte so überhaupt gar nicht. Ist mir zu schwach auf der Brust.

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hate Aerosmith but surprisingly didn't hate this as much as I thought I would. nothing else to say

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Solid through and through. *The hits, of course.

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It’s fine. Totally forgettable… Apparently a big influence on Nirvana - I don’t hear it.

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Not for me

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Not as awful as I thought it would be. Still not a keeper though.

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Better than I feared, but fairly standard stuff, not sure I’d listen again

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Rolling Stones with a Bawstawn accent.

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A bit raw, not as polished as some of their later music but still worth a listen as not heard the album before.

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Nothing came out to me. First song was the best

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Liked a couple of tracks but struggling to see why this album made the list. Mostly pretty standard rock; not as interesting as Toys In The Attic.

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What if Led Zeppelin Was utter shit and hailed from The United States

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It's an okay rock album but not high on my list.

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Short and sweet(ish). Just squeaks over half an hour, but nothing particularly memorable. Like Tim said above, I knew a fair few Aerosmith songs before listening, but none of these. Won't listen to many again, but I did like the last one (I do have a weakness for schmaltzy cheesy rock ballads though). 2/5.

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It's alright, I don't think it's representative of mainstream Aerosmith, but it's fine listening. Just not very memorable.

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Not much of an Aerosmith fan.. didn't knock my socks off

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I haven’t ever found the appeal of Aerosmith from an album perspective. The singles always bang, but I haven’t come across too many deep cuts worth a damn. Unfortunately, Rocks doesn’t really make the case that I should revisit those other early records to change my perspective. “Nobody’s Fault” is pretty fuckin cool and heavy, but shit like “Get the Lead Out” had me reaching for the stop button. These more blues rock standard-type forays are just boring to me, despite Perry’s chops. 2

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Nah too shouty

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This was one of the albums on constant rotation at the house parties Shirley hosted at her folks' house in Sudbury every weekend during high school. When I went back home last weekend I was saddened to see that her house was gone. I don't mean it's not recognizable due to an addition or renovation. It's gone and there's nothing in its place. Her parties were so legendary perhaps the house was lifted and brought to the Smithsonian. Anyway, I expected to completely hate this album but I kinda liked Last Child. It has a neat melody. The rest of the album is putrid.

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awful

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GUBBROCK

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I refuse to listen to this refuse.

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File under: Worth a listen for historical considerations. I'm not a complete Aerosmith hater. I still remember back in my second year of college, one of my roommates and I decided to buy new cassettes for the 4 hour drive home. We weren't allowed to own or listen to any rock tapes at our college, so we embraced the opportunity to rock out on our way home. He bought Def Leppard; I bought an Aerosmith compilation heavy on the 90s hits. I still listen to those once in a while. I can enjoy a brief list of 70s and early 80s 'smith hits. For a record as a whole, though, this one wears thin pretty quickly for me, especially compared to so many other fantastic mid-70s records.

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No me apetese wey.

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didn't listen

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I couldn't listen to this, not because of any technical problem, or from a lack of time, but more because I dislike Aerosmith a great deal.

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Awful.

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I just really hate Aerosmi

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Big fat smelly turd, hurt my ears and my feelings.

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Not my favorite.. sounds sorta generic? Nothing really stood out for me as an album

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No

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i refuse to listen to this

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This LP is mercifully brief, as will be this review. Things started off well enough, musically, with two of Aerosmith’s big hits from the first half of their career: ‘Back In The Saddle,’ and ‘Last Child.’ If only the lyrics could have matched the music. The first song featured rock’s tired-est, saddest stereotype involving the lonely, thirsty, horny traveler whose issues are solved in a saloon and a one night stand; and the second, a dream involving the remembrance of younger days, when the band was lonely, and thirsty, and horny. And these were two of the more erudite lyrical offerings the boys offered. Things went downhill fast from here on out. I’m certain that Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry must have had some childhood trauma that went unattended and, exacerbated by their prodigious drug abuse, it stunted their emotional maturity. Thus, lyrics like, ‘… hot tail poon tang sweetheart…’ I loathe this LP for two reasons: Firstly, it’s trite. And secondly, the final cut, “Home Tonight,’ gave us a glimpse into the future direction Aerosmith was headed, with all those sappy rock ballad numbers that have dominated the second half of their career. The sober half. Proving that Aerosmith on drugs is actually better than Aerosmith off drugs. But both Aerosmiths still suck. Curiously, Kurt Cobain, James Hetfield, and Slash are among many who cite 'Rocks' as one of their favorite and seminally influential LPs (in Slash’s case inspiring him to learn guitar.) So, something good came of it. Aerosmith lead guitarist, Joe Perry, calls it the ultimate garage band record. I find that an insult to the entire garage band genre, of which I happened to be quite fond. You could take a rock and chunk it at a pile of discount dollar bin LPs at your local record store and hit any number of garage bands that rock better and cleverer and, frankly, with more fun, than Aerosmith: Count Five, ? and the Mysterians, the Sonics, the Troggs, to name a few. Then retrieve that same rock and smash any copy of this LP you come across from here on out. Even with a generous share of teenage ignorance at the tender age of 17, I had already moved on from Aerosmith’s debut LP (their only good one) to other bands by the time 'Rocks,' their fourth was released. You should too, unless the only thing you’ve got rumbling around in that noggin of yours are a bunch of rocks.

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Very boring

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Hair metal is one of my least favorite genres and this album continues to confirm that trend

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Didn't feel like prime Aerosmith. Apart from Last Child, I found it a bit tedious tbh. Like they just slapped together an album in a few weeks, decided, "Yeah, that's good enough," and got back on the partying. A lot of this some of rock also hasn't aged well imo. Feels almost like a parody.

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Slightly noisy nonsense. Downhill after the first track.

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For the life of me I can't understand why Aerosmith is on this list, surely there are more worthy bands. I particularly hate this brand of screamo pop rock and Steven Tyler's vocals. Nothing redeeming here folks, keep moving.

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Some good riffs, but I don't enjoy this.

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