Just Push Play - Aerosmith
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The band’s most energetic record since 1993’s Get A Grip.
  2. 80
    An expert balance of vintage Aerosmith and more contemporary stylings.
  3. Granted, not everything here is top drawer scarf-worthy.... Still, it's worth noting that the album works to a middle-of-the-set peak -- which means that Aerosmith understands the dynamics of CD construction better than bands half its age.
  4. Sure, there's the occasional melodramatic interlude (despite its lyrical cliches, "Luv Lies" has the potency to be another "Angel"-size smash). But there's also more white-knuckled hard-rock intensity here than on the band's most recent efforts.
  5. Much of the 'Smith's music is reassuringly familiar, barely changed over their previous 12 albums, a mix of loose-jointed Stones raunch and vast power ballads impressive enough to bring out the 40-something in all of us.
  6. Yet while the sound of these songs is often great, the bad news is that most of the songs themselves leave little lasting impression.
  7. Along the way, though, Aerosmith slips into the stylized studio excesses of a professional producer (it might also be their only album to have strings on half the songs), and the ballads the band does deliver are as corny as anything it's ever done.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. JohnA.
    Oct 3, 2001
    Title track is the best song. Album is full of vintage guitars cranked to 11.
  2. kartikk
    May 13, 2005
    Definitely one of the best collection of Aerosmith i've ever heard to.
  3. stevec
    Sep 28, 2006
    loads of fun
  4. ElinaB.
    Apr 29, 2001
    Very original (except for Fly away from here). I love the beat, the solos and the overall feel of the album. Great mix of harder rock sounding songs (Outta Your Head, Just Push Play, Trip Hoppin'), and strong ballads (Luv Lies, Sunshine). It has a very fresh sound while staying true to the "Aerosmith formula". Awsome!! Expand
  5. TaylorS.
    Nov 5, 2001
    I love Areosmith and I love Jadded and this was a good album but not one off the all time greats to get and 9 or 10
  6. malcolmitm
    Jan 20, 2004
    i was rather repelled by the first look of the laverish pink cover at the hmv store. but upon puting on the headphones, the sound of aerosmith carried me to the cashier and it was an unexpected purchase (i had no prior knowledge of the band) songs like jaded and avant garden filled the air for many weeks to come, and the overall sellpoint i think is their care-free style with some slick licks on the guitars Collapse
  7. youthis
    May 6, 2003
    it sucked it sucked it really really sucked.

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