Sunday, September 02, 2007

360. Aerosmith - Rocks (1976)
















Track Listing

1. Back in the Saddle
2. Last Child
3. Rats in the Cellar
4. Combination
5. Sick as a Dog
6. Nobody's Fault
7. Get the Lead Out
8. Lick and a Promise
9. Home Tonight

Review

Actually this album, even tough it is Aerosmith and actually quite uninteresting like all Aerosmith albums can't really be put into the same category of shit as the albums we were having last week. It is even better than Toys In The Attic, the previous Aerosmith album.

Yes, it does not have an instantly recognisable hit like Walk This Way in the previous release, but it is overall a better affair. It is nowhere near as painful to listen to as their last effort.

So do Aerosmith redeem themselves with this album? Not really, it is still quite dull, there is not much innovation but that is its overall problem, the fact that it is quite dull. There are some good riffs here, mainly in Last Child for example. So it is probably one of the best Aerosmith albums, but that isn't saying much.

Track Highlights

1. Last Child
2. Back In The Saddle
3. Get The Lead Out
4. Home Tonight

Final Grade

7/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

# Slash says that Rocks was the album that changed his life.

# Rocks was one of Kurt Cobain's favorite albums, as he listed in his Journals.

# In 2003, the album was ranked number 176 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Last Child:

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Yet another craptacular album on this "greatest" list from Aerosmith, but not a single one from Little Feat ... even the godawful and talentless Kiss made the list ... 500 albums and no Feat ... what the hell, man, what the hell?

I bet even Tara would agree.

Anonymous said...

Good god it's not 500 albums, it's 1001!!! This is even worse than I thought.

Francisco Silva said...

Let me tell you that Tara is a bitch! She never calls back.

Yeah Little Feat should be here, anything but more Aerosmith, but you gonna have more. Oh yes.

I just had half a bottle of Famous Grouse and two beers and about a chunk of white wine. Mayhbe I'll be more coherent tomorrow.

Woophity doo!