℗ 2020 Leidseplein Presse, B.V.
POWER UP Tracklist:
The iTunes review is right on target and reveals how the magic came together to produce this album. Bottom line - Anyone who listened to and enjoyed anything by AC/DC in the past 50 years will like these songs. They are tight, cohesive, skillfully crafted, and feature some of the best guitar work of Angus Young's long career. Brian Johnson's vocals at age 73, after severe hearing loss, are beyond unexpected. As Angus said, "AC/DC is a guitar band", and the masters of this hard rock genre have once again schooled all the rest. An essential album to own for lots of reasons.
Where are the songs like Let There Be Rock, Night Prowler, Beating Around the Bush, Little Lover,Riff Raff,Down Payment Blues,Whole Lotta Rosie,For Those About to Rock....Love to hear what this band would sound like now with Bonn. Their new stuff just doesn't cut it for me anymore no balls or angst!
I am a retired person...haven't really listened to AC/DC in 30 years...but this album was EXACTLY WHAT REAL ROCK AND ROLL NEEDED THIS YEAR! Personal favorite tracks...Through The Mists Of Time / Demon Fire / Code Red...but the whole thing just feels like the rock and roll shot (in the dark) I have been needing!! Thank you AC/DC!! 8D
Rock fans expect A LOT from AC/DC because we’ve been spoiled rotten by their consistently stellar musical output. Most bands can’t even make ONE great album. AC/DC struck gold, song after song, year after year for DECADES. That’s why they are legends. This new release isn’t their best by a long shot; it’s not their worst either. What’s inspiring is that these guys...despite death, health crisis, and the creeping hands of time trying to hold them back, they REFUSE to back down or give up on the glorious power of rock n roll. I’m cranking “Wild Reputation” and “No Man’s Land” loudly as I do other AC/DC classics. Why? Cause there are moments on this album that are UNDENIABLE: Moments where I instantly roll the windows down and step on the gas because the boys are DELIVERING: hypnotizing guitar riffs, a bulldozing, relentless beat, and clever, cheeky lyrics. The best thing about 2020 for America? Some new killer AC/DC songs worth blasting to kickstart the party. ‘Nuff said....
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalisedrating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the release received an averagescore of 79, based on 18 reviews, indicating "Generally favourable reviews".
This is another instant classic, at 70+ years old these guy are still doing it better than anyone about there. This is just pure, real deal, bang your head, scream your lungs out hard rock!!!! Woooooooooooo!!!!!!
For me evry song is AC/DC excellent... after so much bad formula driven contemporary popular music... if I'm going to go with a formula, it's when a classic band gives me excellent music. AC/DC delivered here for me. I am so pleased... playing this nonstop... My soul is rock and roll.
The last 5 albums all sound the same. I mean the good stuff like Highway to Hell, Flick of the Switch, Powerage, Back in Black, High Voltage had songs that were all different sounding, not predictable. They had energy to them, aggressive energy. This sounds like Thunderstruck for 2 hours or the “Well let’s just stick to what we’ve been doing guys” syndrome. After all, we’re AC/DC, they’ll buy it and we’ll keep rolling in the money. Honestly it sounds like the Black Ice album, oh wait it sounds like Rock or Bust! Nah, I love the band, but I just can’t bring myself to buy it. Nothing iconic and new here to listen to that I’ll wanna keep playing day after day. It’s all the same same formula from the album before the album before etc.. you get my point. Yeah times change, but at this point, just retire. Don’t be a movie with 10 sequels.
Huge, down-to-earth fan here. Back in Black is a five star album, so Power Up would be a 2 star album, at best. AC/DC has been stuck repeating the title of the song over and over again within a lot of songs since Flick of the Switch. Power Up songs have a lot of that going on in them. It would be great if they had a producer to hop in there and show them the light since this formula is worn out. Shot in the Dark and Code Red are my standouts.