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AC/DC – Back in Black Reviews

Back in Black

essential recording
Most critics complain Back in Black, the album AC/DC recorded after the death of their original lead screamer Bon Scott, is ridiculously juvenile, obvious, snickering, bludgeoning, derivative, single-minded about sex and booze, a big cartoon. All true, of course, and–on rock ‘n’ ragers like “What Do You Do For Money Honey,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and the title track–all great. As Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson reminds us, loud and crunchy, no-holds- (more…)

13 responses to “AC/DC – Back in Black Reviews”

  1. Zephyra says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    They wish they were as legendary as Nickleback or Kid Rock.
    I was at the mall the other day in Hot Topic and as I walked out kids with ‘AcDc’ shirts were laughing at me and pointing because I had a Kid Rock shirt.

  2. Fiducia says:

    Published in 1980, “Back In Black” Featured new lead singer Brian Johnson replaced former singer Bonn Scott died months earlier. With the death of Scott, there were skeptics who thought this was the end of the hard-rocking band Aussy. But to their surprise, “Back In Black” was a great success with absolutely no filler tracks. The album produced a series of hits with the title “Back In Black”, “Hells Bells” and “You Shook Me All Night Long”. I believe some of the best songs on the album does not hits like “Shoot To Thrill,” “What Do You Do for Money Honey” and “Shake A Leg”. With the addition of Johnson to the line, the band seemed to be stronger than ever, and Angus Young guitar licks are absolutely amazing. Only the lead guitar in “Shake A Leg” and I'm sure you agree. Many tracks have AC / DC songs from this album, notably the Steven King film “Maximum Overdrive”, the Featured “Hells Bells” and “You Shook Me All Night Long”. This newley Remastered version of “Back In Black” is now on the Epic label exceeds the earlier 1994 Remastered version that the volume is pumped up higher, there is definitely more bottom end and mid-range. I have both versions of the CD and the new shock of the other away. The digipack that the transactions of the new Remastered version is attractive and there is an excellent booklet inclosed with color photos, etc. of the band. If you want to hear, hard rock, as it was to choose this excellent CD and enjoy.

  3. Damla says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ac dc cd
    The cd’s great came in just in time no scratches of any kind nothing more or less.

  4. Jennaya says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    AC/DC SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    well they were good when Bon Scott was with them but know they suck. come on guys any one can do spastic hops onstage while playing simple power chords.

  5. Xenos says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The greatest album of all time is a magnificent failure. 100/100
    Most people will select a certain album as being the greatest of all time. This is my selection. Why do I call it a magnificent failure then?

  6. Jafari says:

    At this point I really do not need to tell you the story behind “Back in Black”. You already know that it is the first AC / DC album since founding member of Bon Scott's death and the first place with singer Brian Johnson. You already know that it is one of the best selling albums in the world. And you already know that the Aussie is the best group on the album. What you do not know is that the repackaged and Remastered Edition is a must, even if you already have older versions on LP, cassette or CD. Re-release by the time the band received Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, “Back in Black” will be released in a digipak with cool photos of the band, and a nice booklet with photos and a well-written comment by Rolling Stone Editor Veteran David Fricke. And the sound quality? Personally, I have the previous CD version of this issue and back to back, and not just hear the difference, but also feel the difference. The new version with more force and clarity. The previous CD was fine as it was, but Sony is really on a whole new level. You get to hear tracks such as “Hells Bells”, “Back to Back” and “Shoot to thrill,” as it never before. So that this review should be any speculation on whether you buy, “Back in Black” again. You can never own too many copies of an album like this, and Sony has plenty of the upgrade it deserves.

  7. Ide says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Still a classic!
    Bought this for my 11 & 8 year old boys and they love it. Brings me back to the late 70’s or early 80’s when I was starting to listen to Rock.

  8. Odele says:

    In February 2003, the American distribution rights to AC / DC 's back catalog over to Epic, their new label. Epic then again the band catalog Remastered digipack with a lavish, expanded booklets with many rare photos, mementos and notes. Although the digipack May take a little too easy, the sound is great, clean and muscular, enhancing the raw qualities of the original record. And “Back In Black” deserves this kind of treatment to love, it's AC / DC 's best and most popular album by far, having sold well over forty million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the ten best selling albums of all time, regardless of the genre. (AC / DC remains the best selling hard rock or heavy metal band in the world, shortly before the 150,000,000 mark, outselling bands like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and even the mighty Led Zeppelin .) “Back In Black” is one of rock's all-time classics are. Not a single weak track is included, even the lesser known album tracks are strong, and it is filled with powerful riffs, big hooks and tough, bluesy grooves. The lyrics are a joke, of course, all the alcohol and sex and rock n 'roll, and Brian Johnson screams than sings, but AC / DC at the top of their game, wrote the best, catchiest hard rock songs that you can imagine how big, anthemic “Hell's Bells” or the beautiful title track. and AC / DC not just thrash away, or plod along, as the average value of the Heavy Metal band, they literally swing “Have A Drink On Me”, and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young churn, a stable reef after another. Only to the incredible groove he lays down on songs like “Given the dog a bone,” “Back In Black”, “You Shook Me All Night Long” and the slow, bluesy (and deliciously sleazy) “Let You my Love Into You “. Hard Rock is not better than this. In fact, it is hardly ever this good.

  9. Michal says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Back In Black
    The CD side is a big improvement over other releases. The DVD side will make you wonder why all albums aren’t released this way, the sound is great and with video material as well.

  10. Zuri says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best AC/DC Album Ever!!
    Back in Black was the first AC/DC album that I ever bought, and it instantly made me a fan of AC/DC for life.

  11. Anonymous says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Mello AC
    Rumored to stand for “Away from Christ/Devil’s Children” or “both ways,” this is a mellower offering with some hits from the MTV video period.

  12. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AC/DC Back In Black
    One of the greatest rock and roll albums ever! A must have for everyone! If you do not have this one yet, what are you waiting for?

  13. Viva says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best AC/DC Album
    I know some would argue Highway To Hell is the best(which I also like) but Back In Black has more hits.

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