Despite the super-hip title, "Music From Another Dimension! Instead, they reach for the bread and the butter and they sink a lot of duckets into another big-league, saucy rock 'n roll joint, the same one they've been recording since "Permanent Vacation". If you're a diehard or merely in tune with kickback blues rock to down some suds to, then "Music From Another Dimension! While nearly no one these days bothers to throw five years' worth of budget money into their production anymore, AEROSMITH spares no expense to hammer down this album with every glossy fill and gucci trick they can. Even the choruses slink with a near-alt sway. Add to the mix the familiar hump-along beat and cowbell cracks from Joey Kramer, plus the soul sista and brass backups. You may or may not consider that a renovation of their product.
Music From Another Dimension!
Create your account
Want Toys? The comic-strip cover art reinforces the caricatures of the human beings Aerosmith have been living up to lately. Joe Perry actually walked out on that one — whoops. Tyler returned to his piano seat for guidance and gravitas. These last 10 years have been marred with new kinds of loss for Tyler, like his kids moving out and the collapse of his longest marriage.
There's a lot of good stuff happening on the new Aerosmith album, 'Music from Another Dimension! If you're one of the tragically few loyal fans who bought the group's initial and highly underrated comeback album, the properly gritty and hook-filled 'Done With Mirrors,' then you can excuse yourself from this lecture. If there were more of us, 'Music from Another Dimension! However, if you held out, and forced Steven Tyler , Joe Perry and company to partner up with outside songwriters and dance with the devil known as modern production values in order to regain their rightful place in the rock hierarchy with 's ' Permanent Vacation ,' what can we tell you? Maybe you deserve to have their new album's most calculated and saccharine song, the Carrie Underwood duet 'Can't Stop Lovin' You,' attacking you on the radio and at the local grocery store over and over for the next two years. Not that 'Vacation' and 's 'Pump' didn't each have a whole lot of high points; they're damn fine records. But in retrospect their massive, pop-audience success left Aerosmith somewhat lost and chasing after fool's gold through much of the '90s and '00s. The result was a handful of excellent singles 'Cryin',' 'Jaded,' arguably 'Pink' lost in a sea of over-processed rock or cloying, adult-contemporary ballads, culminating with their last original studio album, 's 'Just Push Play,' which the band has personally derided in several interviews. As we've been hearing for seemingly years now, 'Music from Another Dimension! The 'roided-up production style is apparently never going all the way back into the genie's bottle, even with 'Toys in the Attic' and 'Rocks' veteran Jack Douglas in the producer's chair.
Music from Another Dimension! The album was released in a single CD edition, along with a deluxe version. It is also their longest studio album with total track time of nearly 68 minutes. Music From Another Dimension debuted at number five on the Billboard selling 63, copies its first week, a sharp contrast to previous debuts. The album's release on November 6, , marks six years since the band's last release of original material, the two tracks " Devil's Got a New Disguise " and "Sedona Sunrise", which were released as part of the band's compilation album Devil's Got a New Disguise in October In addition, it marked eight years since the band's last studio album, the mostly blues cover album Honkin' on Bobo which also included the lone original song "The Grind" , released in March , and eleven years since the band's last all-original studio album, Just Push Play , released in March Reports suggest that the band has possibly been working on this album since at least , and has had many recording sessions. However, it remains unknown how many recording sessions actually took place and how productive they were. Shortly after lead singer Steven Tyler recovered from throat surgery after the band had completed two legs on their " Rockin' the Joint Tour " in support of the namesake live album Rockin' the Joint , the band entered the studio to begin work on a new album in May