“Toys in the Attic” and “Rocks” are both 4 star albums. They are pure rock n roll at its greatest and raw form, with a classic feel. For simplicity, I have combined both reviews in this one review.
There is not a bad song on either disc, although I would not call these albums masterpieces in the true sense of the word, hence four stars. I would argue it is the only albums of theirs that you need. Frankly, I would give all their other albums two stars, although I realize that might make a lot of people gasp. In my book, nothing else Aerosmith has done compares. Other earlier works are not as solid and later works sound like an entirely different band. Even the greatest hits albums fall short, to me.
You want the greatest hits? It is a double disc set, sold in seperate parts – Part 1: “Toys in the Attic” Part 2: “Rocks”.