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Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension! (2012/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension! (2012/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:07:59 minutes | 831 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

“How can we miss you when you won’t go away?” It’s a question that sounds as if it could be the title of an Aerosmith power ballad co-written by Diane Warren, but it’s a sentiment that also applies to the Boston quintet themselves. 2012’s Music from Another Dimension! may be their first album in eight years — and their first record of original material in over a decade! — but the band has never been far from the headlines during those missing years, and not just because Steven Tyler screeched his way into America’s homes as Simon Cowell’s replacement on American Idol. Joe Perry, the Keith Richards to Tyler’s Mick Jagger, never was happy about Tyler’s leap to the small screen but it was just one of many interpersonal squabbles that bled their way into the public. That schism can be heard on Music from Another Dimension!, particularly toward its conclusion when Perry muscles his way to the mike for a pair of bracing rockers reminiscent of the band at full flight, but more than anything, this big-budget blockbuster telegraphs that Aerosmith is indeed broadcasting from another dimension, a dimension where splashy kitchen-sink albums from rock bands could sell millions of copies on sheer momentum alone. Carrie Underwood may pop up for a duet on “Can’t Stop Loving You,” but that’s the only nod to the present on an album that’s living every day like it’s 1997. Both the rockers and ballads are big, big, big, dressed in countless overdubs, so much clatter that it can be hard to hear hooks initially. This bright blare conveniently camouflages the raggedness of Tyler’s voice as well, but Aerosmith truly show their age by the very nature of the album itself. Simply put, nobody makes albums like this any more. Nobody breaks the bank attempting to make a rock album that’s everything to everyone, and Aerosmith sound entirely oblivious to this state of affairs, carrying on like it was 1997. And, in a sense, as an overall piece of product, Music from Another Dimension! is no worse than Nine Lives. It may lack a single as immediate as “Fallin’ in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)” — or the subsequent “Jaded” from 2001’s Just Push Play — but it faithfully follows Aerosmith’s ’90s blueprint, getting nothing wrong but never quite feeling right. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Aerosmith – Just Push Play (2001/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Just Push Play (2001/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 50:45 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Give Aerosmith credit for not only realizing something was wrong after Nine Lives relatively flat-lined, but deciding to do something about it. Ditching the outside producers who initially liberated but eventually straitjacketed them, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry seized control of the boards, working with the assistance of Mark Hudson and Marti Frederiksen. (Forever the Stones fanatics, Tyler and Perry dubbed this crew the Boneyard Boys, just like how Mick-n-Keef are the Glimmer Twins.) So, this isn’t really a full-fledged band affair and Hudson and Frederiksen’s fingerprints are all over the place, but that doesn’t matter since the end result is tighter, savvier, and better than anything since Pump. It’s still far from perfect, however, since it suffers from a dearth of memorable material, and the group members’ steadfast refusal to act their age results in a couple of embarrassing slips into stodginess (the “f*ckin’ A” chorus on the title track, a song improbably titled “Trip Hoppin’,” or the ludicrous “Avant Garden”). These mean that the record doesn’t come close to matching the twin comebacks of Permanent Vacation and Pump, but it’s a sleek, classicist hard rock record that sounds good — better than Aerosmith has sounded in nearly a decade, as a matter of fact, particularly when the group gets a hook as tuneful as that of “Jaded.” Aerosmith sounds good enough on Just Push Play that it almost makes you forgive the Heavy Metal refugee on the front cover, a sexy robot illustration that looks far more out of date than the music sounds. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Aerosmith – Honkin’ On Bobo (2004/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Honkin’ On Bobo (2004/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:56 minutes | 976 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

With „Honkin’ On Bobo“, Aerosmith takes a break from radio-ready fare to record an album that pays tribute to the blues influences that have always been close at hand for the group. Further enhancing the sound of this project is the presence of storied pianist Johnnie Johnson (on two tracks) and Jack Douglas, the producer for many of Aerosmith’s classic 1970s albums.

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Aerosmith – Get A Grip (1993/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aerosmith – Get A Grip (1993/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:02:11 minutes | 2,62 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen Records

The eleventh studio album by Aerosmith. ‘Get A Grip’ became Aerosmith’s best-selling studio album worldwide, achieving sales of over 20 million copies, and is tied with ‘Pump’ for their second best-selling album in the United States, selling over 7 million copies as of 1995. This also made it their third consecutive album with US sales of at least five million. ‘Get A Grip’ won the band two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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Aerosmith – Gems (1988/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Gems (1988/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:46 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

During Aerosmith’s first tour of duty at Columbia Records, the group established a reputation as America’s premiere hard rock band. The group has influenced bands ranging from Guns N’ Roses to R.E. M., who covered “Toys in the Attic.” „Gems“ can be looked at as the follow-up to GREATEST HITS, the band’s prior compilation. Unlike GREATEST HITS, which focused on chart hits and radio-familiar tracks, this collection leans more toward the band’s harder-rocking material.

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Aerosmith – Done With Mirrors (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aerosmith – Done With Mirrors (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:45 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Geffen Records

Done With Mirrors is the eighth studio masterpiece by American rock legends Aerosmith. The album is deemed the band’s “comeback” album and saw the return of Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. One of the band’s finest releases, Done With Mirrors, features their powerful lyrics and stellar guitar work. Done With Mirrors includes the standouts “Let The Music Do The Talking” and “Shela.”

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Aerosmith – Classics Live! II (1986/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Classics Live! II (1986/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:51 minutes | 887 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Classics Live! II is the follow up to Aerosmith’s 1986 Classics Live! I release. This compilation primarily features tracks recorded at a live New Year’s Eve show in 1984, along with a couple other tracks from various albums.

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Aerosmith – Classic Live! (1986/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Classic Live! (1986/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:55 minutes | 868 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Aerosmith’s Classics Live! is a compilation of recordings from the Boston band’s live performances spanning 1978 and 1984. The album features multiple guitarists, including Jimmy Crespo, Rick Dufay, along with Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.

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Aerosmith – Rocks (Remastered) (1976/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Rocks (Remastered) (1976/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:33 minutes | 793 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Rocks is the fourth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released May 14, 1976. AllMusic described Rocks as having “captured Aerosmith at their most raw and rocking.” Rocks was ranked No. 176 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It has greatly influenced many hard rock and heavy metal artists, including Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Nirvana. The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Billboard Hot 100, two of which reached the Top 40 (“Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child”). The album was one of the first to ship platinum when it was released, and has since gone quadruple platinum.

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Aerosmith – Get Your Wings (Remastered) (1974/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aerosmith – Get Your Wings (Remastered) (1974/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:08 minutes | 857 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Get Your Wings is the second studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 15, 1974. The album is the first to feature production from Jack Douglas, who produced the band’s next four albums. Three singles were released from the album, but none of them made the pop charts…

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