You speak of the Rock n Roll lifestyle–these guys lived it, survived it, and have come out as true ambassadors of rock! They are one of the last active Rock n’ Roll greats. Therefore, it is with much excitement that I will get to review the latest offering from the legendary Boston quintet, Aerosmith.
Here is my review of the BEST TRACKS of “Music From Another Dimension”.
Track.2 – ‘LUV XXX’- As soon as you get past the “Twlight Zone” style intro, indeed, you are taken for a ride and thrown back to another dimesnion or more appropriately, to another decade. The 90′s. ‘LUV XXX’ sounds more like a song from the band’s album “Get A Grip”. Its gritty and raunchy with its drum style, Joe Perry’s guitar riff , and a bass line that is audible to the ear. The lyrics are somewhat lacking but the instrumentation does make up for them. An attenton-grabbing, strong opener!
Track.3 – ‘Beautiful’- The unique singing/rapping style highlights the vocals of Steven Tyler, combined with the agressive guitar riff of Joe Perry. A relatable stand-out track if you were familiar with their albums in the 90′s. Speaking of that decade–and this is worth mentioning–the band has covered four decades with this album when it comes their music style. It is just a matter of choosing which track best suits your taste.
Track.5 – ‘Out Go The Lights’- As I first was listening to this track, I realized that this doesn’t sound at all like any of the albums I have of them in the 90′s. This was way earlier stuff, that required a lot of digging through, and a bit of research to find songs in their lengthy catalog of work which would match up to this. This is a meaty, bluesy, and a sure-fire hit with their most loyal of fans. In my opinion, this is the quintesssential classic 70′s Aerosmith.
Track.6 – ‘Legendary Child’- This was the first single released as a teaser when the album wasn’t available yet in stores. The bluesy guitar riff By Joe Perry, and the simple yet effective lyrics by Steven Tyler, remind me why they are one of the best rock duos in the history of Rock n Roll music. More than its sense of nostalgia, the craftsmanship displayed here, elevates it to a “must-listen-to”. Although it would have been perfect to have had more songs in the album sound this way and approached in this manner, at least they got this song in there. There is still a lot left in the tanks of Aerosmith and ’Legendary Child’ is proof of that. This is my choice to be the best track in the entire album.
Track.7 – ‘What Could Have Been Love’- A ballad that is layered with electric and acoustic guitars. Steven Tyler’s choice of lyrics here is one of the best in the entire album. Even his verse–and not only the chorus section–is fantastic. But this track is so reminiscent of their first Number 1 hit ever–that is, ‘I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing’. If you hated that song, this track, then, is not for you. But if you want to hear the sentimental side of Steven Tyler once more, take a listen.
Track.9 – ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’- The country style vocals of Steven Tyler with guest artist Carrie Underwood combine well. A syrupy ballad that doesn’t take the edge off the album. It merely diversifies it. The slick production makes this a perfect choice to become a single. American Idol audiences would be pleased with this track, especially if you are a fan of country-pop superstar Carrie Underwood. Steven Tyler did make some valuable friends during his stint at American Idol. If there are fans who insist that Aerosmith doesn’t experiment with their sound or try other genres, aside from hard-rock, this is the track for you.
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