By the time you’ve toured the world over, sold millions of albums whose discography spans 3 decades and cuts a pretty wide swath of rock and roll between the 20th and 21st centuries, there are many fans who think there is not much more you can do without truly being mocked as a band living off past accolades with no future vision or direction musically.
With “Just push Play”, Aerosmith defied the odds and critics, producing the album themselves for the first time in the bands history. The rock songs like “Just push play” take us back to their gritty roots, bypassing some of the more orchestral feel of their late 80’s and early 90’s stuff. While at the same time, the songwriting and production is strong and soothing in softer, slower tracks like “Fly away from here” and “Beyond Beautiful”. At first listen many fans seem to completely abandon this record, but I feel it isn’t so much an acquired taste this time around as a fully expected one. Just Push Play shows that they still can write, record, produce, and play some innovative and fun rock. The album cover is also one of the better rock album covers I’ve seen in a while, and I wouldn’t expect anything less than some fun music to go with it than our very own Aerosmith.