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: 26 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. AshleyK.
    Aug 16, 2002
    the boys from boston have done it again. although different from the vintage rock, it is a breath of fresh air. sunshine is a cant get enough of it song. i love the album. Expand
  2. BM
    Oct 6, 2005
    totally bitchin!!!
  3. stevec
    Sep 28, 2006
    loads of fun
  4. NorvilleR
    Jun 26, 2004
    This CD Rocks!!! If you like Aerosmith you will love it!
  5. EddieC
    Apr 3, 2006
    This isn't their best album, but its great for a tiny change from their usual more rocking sound, though this can be considered a more "pop-ish" album, with all the balads, its still a great album.. Expand
  6. Polocek
    Oct 31, 2001
    I am jamming to this album as we speak. It is typical Aerosmith, but that's why I like it...
  7. youthis
    May 6, 2003
    it sucked it sucked it really really sucked.

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