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
  1. stevec
    Apr 5, 2004
    A stunning comeback.
  2. DrewJ
    Jan 31, 2007
    One of the greatest blues albums of all time....and I am not even an Aerosmith fan
  3. genev
    Apr 9, 2004
    This is not an accurate account of how the critics feel about this cd. Its a shame, since so many of us have viewed this site on its credibility to accurately portray the opinion of our nation. After searching reviews on the internet by numerous newspapers. i cannot find another negative or even lukewarm review. On the other hand the exceedingly postive ones are in the dozens, yet are left out and thus lowering metacritic score to a 69. A very misleading rating. Expand
  4. sam
    May 2, 2004
    Best album of the year.
  5. DougF
    Sep 28, 2005
    Incredible music, lyrics and variation of tunes. Steven Tyler was made to sing these bluesy type songs. Every track on the CD was a pleasant diversity. I love this CD Collapse
  6. RataB
    May 24, 2004
    Es una de las mejores interpretaciones de la banda pero sin dudas, no la mejor.
  7. Mark
    Apr 21, 2004
    Will they ever realize it's long past the original time they should have given up? One of the greatest bands in rock history... but stuff like this just hurts them. Their time is past. Expand

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