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Rocks

Aerosmith

1976

Rocks

Album Summary

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released in 3 May 1976. AllMusic described Rocks as having "captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking." Rocks was ranked number 366 on the updated Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2020. It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 ("Back in the Saddle" and "Last Child"). The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple platinum.

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Rating

3.14

Votes

5250

Genres

  • Hard Rock
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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

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Sat Aug 21 2021
5

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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Fri May 14 2021
4

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

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

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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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

They’re BACK in the saddle againnnnn

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

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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Mon Sep 14 2020
3

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

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

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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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

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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Mon Oct 05 2020
5

Really enjoyed this album. Can definitely see their appeal.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

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

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Sun May 09 2021
5

70's Aerosmith always slays.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

This album rocks

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

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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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

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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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

Obožavan!!

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Wed Feb 16 2022
5

Discazo.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

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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Thu May 12 2022
5

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

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Sun Aug 14 2022
5

Очень драйвовый, крутой альбом. Нескучный, местами мелодичный и кайфовый.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

This is an all time fave

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Fri Sep 09 2022
5

Alright I love this album and have listened to it heaps of times. Will listen again tonight and rate. Great

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

This has been one of the more surprising listens so far. I apparently judged Aerosmith too harshly based on their later pop rock popularity, so I’ve slept on these early rock albums. After one listen, this is one of my favorite rock albums.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

5/5

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Fri Oct 14 2022
5

Top to bottom a fantastic record. For me, it's just behind Toys in the Attic.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

Had expected either Toys in the Attic or Rocks or perhaps even both. The former album might be a bit stronger overall, but of course both are proper Aerosmith classics. Compare this to Pump (also in the 1001 list but just a solid rock album) and hear the difference!

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Thu Dec 08 2022
5

Right up my alley with great production quality

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

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

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

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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Sun Mar 07 2021
4

8

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

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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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Aerosmith at their best!

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

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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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

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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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

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

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

So many good songs on this album

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

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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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

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

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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

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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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

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

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Sun Apr 11 2021
4

i’m a big old fan of classic rock

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

all the songs were good lol

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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

nice

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

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

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Fri May 21 2021
4

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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Tue May 11 2021
4

Liked it. Last child fav

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

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

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Tue Jul 27 2021
4

Another classic rock classic.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

Not my favorite Aerosmith album, but still solid.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

Classic Aerosmith. So much good here.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

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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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

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

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Fri Sep 10 2021
4

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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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

good

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

Great album but not Aerosmith’s best work

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Good album, didn't know many tracks.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

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

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

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

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Awesome

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Sat Nov 06 2021
4

Cool. Far more consistent quality than Pump

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

More twangy from the guitarist than I remember

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

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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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Better than expected. Early Aerosmith is solid

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

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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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

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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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

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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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

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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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

не ну норм кокчик

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

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

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Classic rock

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

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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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

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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Sat Jan 08 2022
4

Way better than better than my small mind imagined

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 25 2022
4

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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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

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

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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

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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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

As with their other work, it is pretty good.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

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

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Already listened to it

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

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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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

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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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Solid album, really love the last track.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

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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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

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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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

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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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Solid album

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Sat May 07 2022
4

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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Thu May 12 2022
4

There's some RIFFS on this and Tyler's vocals are ridiculous (in a good way of course). Enjoyed this a surprising amount.

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Thu May 19 2022
4

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

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Fri May 20 2022
4

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

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Tue May 24 2022
4

Unapologetically screamin'

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Sat Jun 04 2022
4

Clasaic rock, great riffs great guitar. Some forgettable tracks but overall solid

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Mon Jun 13 2022
4

Kinda easy to forget these guys kicked ass once upon a time

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

Doesn't get much more American than this. Today America is a shattered land of sissy babies but back in the day Americans were strong and unafraid, and this music captures that cool 70s American energy well, I'd say.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

Great album!

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

A white-hot slab of blistering rock music with little hint of the embarassingly poppy band your mom liked in the late '90s. Essential.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

There’s no denying this is Aerosmith. Each song, you can hear and know exactly who it is, but not in a Nickelback way. This album is, simply put, fantastic rock.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

Hard rock

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Solid rock n roll album!

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Sun Jul 17 2022
4

Back before Steven Tyler became a caricature of himself Aerosmith could deliver some solid music.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Rock de Aerosmith. Ningún megahit. Un 4.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

I kinda liked this more than when they became romantic af

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Wed Aug 10 2022
4

classic aerosmith sound, perhaps not their best album but solid

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Aerosmith are a great band - the Rolling Stones plus a sense of humour. They have some brilliant songs in their repertoire - but their albums are not great. This is solid rock, very good but not special - why is it on this list?

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Note sure when the album ended because aerosmith kept playing and I didn't stop it. Favorite track is "Last Child". Rest of the album was pretty good. All their music has funky edge to it.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Amazing Joe Perry guitar and Steve Perry’s vocals are iconic. This isn’t my favorite from Aerosmith but I still enjoy this record.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

2 nd fave by aero

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Thu Sep 08 2022
4

At least one song on this album was perfect for my corporate friendly playlist.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

It bangs along quite nicely

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

underrated band maybe. funky cool. still kinda mid better than I thought

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

JAMS, actually more fun than what I previously thought of Aerosmith!

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Back in the saddle, Last Child - on the verge of being prog, but continue their rhythm throughout, classics Combination - great layering, beautiful melody Rats in The Cellar, Sick As a Dog - Great lyrics, almost spoken poetry Home Tonight - beautiful, melodic outro Loved the melodies/harmonies, simple, but well constructed classic rock, cool vocals

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

I own this album already, I think it's the bee's knees. You can hear this as the transition from the looser, Stonesier rock of formative Aerosmith to a harder, sleazier sound. There's an unmistakable swagger to some of these tracks - 'Sick As a Dog', 'Back in the Saddle' and 'Nobody's Fault' standout here. Meanwhile, 'Rats in the Cellar' is a hard-driving rocker and 'Home Tonight' points towards a mastery of power-balladry to come. Neat neat neat.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

More southern rock and metal influence to this Vs other Aerosmith albums. A quick fun listen.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Like it says on the cover, this album rocks! And very consistently, which wasn't my previous impression of Aerosmith. Every now and then I'm in the mood for this sort of thing, and I'd definitely come back to this album if I was.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Good, straight to the point rock album.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Does what it says

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

Music your parent's banged to.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

It really is an outstanding start with Back in the Saddle and Last Child. Sounds original and a is a great straight rock sound. The rest of the album isn't quite as strong, but is still an exceptional rock & blue sound. Enjoyed.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

It's got energy. It's got spunk. What more could you ask for?

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Aerosmith has always been the crème de la crème of generic classic rock, and this is no exception.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Solid outing

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Fri Nov 11 2022
4

Solid as a rock.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

The first Aerosmith album I've listened to. I've heard a lot of their songs before but never a whole album experience. It got tight guitar riffs and you can feel that it almost touches on heavy metal at times. Sometimes it even gets a bit funky but it always falls back to it's 70s rock foundation. 4/5 as I don't think it quite reaches a 5. It lacks a certain something that makes it stand above the rest.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

a classic

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Sat Nov 26 2022
4

3.5

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Mon Nov 28 2022
4

Surprisingly strong. A great record

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

Classic Aerosmith. I think we take Steven Tyler's voice for granted at this point, but can you imagine hearing it for the first time, back in the 70s? A controlled, disciplined, musical scream? Rating: 4/5 Favorite Track: Last Child. Rock and Funk had a baby

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

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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Tue May 04 2021
3

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

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Tue Sep 22 2020
3

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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Fri Apr 30 2021
3

Hård rock, elguitar riffs, svingende, flamboyant

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Thu Jun 10 2021
3

Good

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

meh

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

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

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

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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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

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

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Sun Feb 28 2021
3

false

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Often satisfying guitar parts, but overall hit or miss.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Pretty gewd

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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Good rock

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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

Totally fine Aerosmith record.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Not a big Aerosmith fan but this has some hits.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

A classic rock album you can't go wrong with

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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

Radio is cool

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

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

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Sun Feb 07 2021
3

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

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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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

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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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

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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Mon May 03 2021
3

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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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

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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Tue Mar 23 2021
3

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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Wed May 12 2021
3

It was fine. Typical Aerosmith

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Tue May 25 2021
3

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

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Sat Jun 05 2021
3

Just a mediocre rock album. 7.0/10

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

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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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

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

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Mon May 10 2021
3

It happened

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Fri Jul 09 2021
3

Good, I like old Aerosmith

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

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

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Tue May 11 2021
3

Meh

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Tue Jul 13 2021
3

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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Fri May 14 2021
3

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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Tue May 18 2021
3

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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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

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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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

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

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Sat Aug 07 2021
3

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

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Sat Aug 14 2021
3

It was ok. 2.5

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Mon Aug 16 2021
3

It was ok. Not very memorable tbh.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

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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Tue Sep 21 2021
3

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

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Tue Sep 28 2021
3

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

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Sun Oct 03 2021
3

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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Sun Oct 03 2021
3

Dad rock defined.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

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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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

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

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Classic from high school

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Bueno a secas

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

Geen overtuigend album. Weinig uitschieters, maar wel oké

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Tue Oct 19 2021
3

Ok. Quite samey...

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

Much better than I expected and flows well together

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Sun Oct 31 2021
3

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

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

Great to hear their sound emerging

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Sat Nov 06 2021
3

2nd Listen. Pretty damn classic. 3/5

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

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

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

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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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

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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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

Not my thing glamrock

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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

Enjoyed 80s rock

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Tue Nov 16 2021
3

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

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