Honkin' On Bobo - Aerosmith
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  • Summary: The latest LP from Steven Tyler & co. includes just one original ("The Grind") with the remainder of the tracks occupied by covers of blues standards.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. There hasn't been this entertaining or hard-rocking an Aerosmith album since who-knows-when.
  2. 80
    [Aerosmith's] affection for and facility with the material in hand [is] as plain as the nose on Gerard Depardieu's face. [May 2004, p.106]
  3. Honkin’ On Bobo is a big bruiser of an album, with heart, soul, and fury to spare.
  4. If only the Stones would make a record like this. [Jun 2004, p.94]
  5. Aerosmith go full bore in upturning the music's minimalist roots, building a wall of rock so monstrous that no air gets in. [2 Apr 2004, p.65]
  6. This isn't necessarily the best place to hear the definitive versions of Bo Diddley's "Road Runner" or Big Joe Williams' "Baby, Please Don't Go," but it's definitely the place to hear Aerosmith having the time of its life.
  7. This suspicious move into another moribund genre resembles the frustrated strivings of a band uncertain of how to exist After Rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 4 out of 19