LOVE Aerosmith! Have been a fan since 1977. So it pains me to say that what i have heard so far is underwhelming.Definitely dosen't seem that it's gonna be worth the wait but i sure hope it gets better than the four tracks i've heard thus far.
JMB987 you are wrong, the new Aerosmith album is pretty good! Never thought I'd be saying that! Their last two albums sucked. Songs like Luv XXX, Street Jesus, Oh Yea, and Legendary Child are the BEST work they have done since Get A Grip. There are too many ballads on the new CD (too generic) but overall there is actually good material on this forthcoming CD!
SteveMor I totally agree with you. Unfortunately ballads help a lot to sell records so the record company wants them. However, "Another Last Goodbye" is something different, it´s a masterpiece, and "Luv xxx", "Street Jesus", "Lover Alot", "Freedom fighter", "Something", "Legendary child" and "Out go the Lights" all of them Rock!!. This album is much better than Just Push Play and although there won´t be anymore a new "Toys" or "Rocks", this album is in some way an approach to them with a 2012 sound.
Another Last Goodbye is different, it has a lot of instrumentation and different style. It's about the only ballad that doesn't have the formula Aerosmith generic ballad sound to it. They've just too done too many of these long before this album came out. I was not able to hear Out Go The Lights. I heard all but two songs yesterday on Grooveshark, and it would appear they have disabled the album the links no longer work. But it has given me some enthusiasm for the new CD! :)
7 ballads on an album is not a good thing. They told us us this was Aerosmith Toys/Rocks-not even close.The album was streaming for a while, so many bad reviews, it was taken down. With Toys being my favorite Smith album ,I had high hopes once they said Douglas was back producing and they were going for that old feel. This is that Tyler solo album he was working on with the Boys as the backing band.
Self produced & mastered ...and it shows. Way too much compression. I guess they forgot to play it using various formats and systems. Bummer. The songs are pretty good and typical Aerosmith but listening to them is the challenge that doesn't quite allow you to enter the muse without a constant reminder of how lousy the mastering is.
Heard the new album. I really enjoy Lover Alot, Out Go The Lights, LUV XXX, Legendary Child, and Beautiful the most. My top 5 so far right there. I agree about the ballads. It's fine to have a couple of ballads on an album but not be overloaded with them. What Could Have Been Love is decent but it's definitely nowhere on the same level as What It Takes, Amazing, or Hole In My Soul that's for sure. I'll definitely pick this album up though. While Just Push Play had a few decent tunes, I will say that this is definitely their best since Nine Lives.