Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CD Review: Aerosmith Rejoin To Make Sweet "Music From Another Dimension"

Legendary rockers Aerosmith recently released their fifteenth studio album, “Music From Another Dimension!” on November 6th. It is the band’s first album of new material in over eleven years. In those past eleven years, the band has seen some highs and a lot of lows, many of them seem to involve lead singer Steven Tyler. He’s had to get a hold his addictive personality, which almost cost him his position in the band, but on the flipside, Tyler introduced Aerosmith to a whole new generation through his stint on American Idol. But now the band is back together as one huge monster of classic rock and blues.

The new fifteen song album contains all the ingredients that have made Aerosmith the powerhouse they are today. Beginning with the straight-up rock of “Luv XXX,” you instantly remember how great this band sounds together. They try to combine the bluesy rock of “Out Go The Lights” and “Closer” with the pop sounds of “What Could Have Been Love” and “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” as the album fluctuates with the up and down tempos. The songs that save this album from being another throwaway Aerosmith album is the fast-paced heaviness of “Street Jesus” and the classic Aerosmith sound of “Lover A lot.” Guitarist Joe Perry gets his turn on the lead vocals in “Freedom Fighter,” but it’s the combination of drummer Joey Kramer, bassist Tom Hamilton and guitarist Brad Whitford that makes the songs all work as a complete album. They finish this release with the piano ballad “Another Last Goodbye,” which shows us why Steven Tyler is the one and only true front man of this truly exceptional band.

Aerosmith are currently on the road, promoting the new album. Dates run until mid-December, but look for more dates to be announced soon. For more information, please be sure to visit

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