Burnes Turns: March 2-11, 2017

I’ve diversified the music I’ve listened to since running through Aerosmith’s discography, but my playlist this week is dominated by Alvvays, who delivered what has become one of my favorite albums of all time in 2014. Three of the LP’s nine songs are featured in Burnes’ Turns this week, and they are accompanied by a…

Music From Another Dimension – Aerosmith (2012)

**** Truth be told, I had pretty low expectations going into Music From Another Dimension. It was probably the least successful Aerosmith album ever peaking at the No. 5 position on the Billboard chart upon release, and it got lukewarm-at-best reviews from critics. Not to mention, it was released over a full decade removed from…

Honkin on Bobo – Aerosmith (2004)

**** When Aerosmith announced that they would be releasing an album of Blues covers, most probably thought they’d just run out of ideas. In truth, it was their best idea in 15 years. Honkin on Bobo delivers 11 Blues standbys (and one Aerosmith original) in a modern image that the majority of these songs’ originators…

Just Push Play – Aerosmith (2001)

***1/2 Just Push Play is the perfect follow-up to Nine Lives in that it offers a unique direction with occasional greatness, but more often than not results in passable but uninspired songs that bring nothing new or exciting to the table. Even so, I’ve always pulled for Just Push Play over Nine LivesĀ for some reason.…

Burnes Turns: Feb. 23-March 1, 2017

Aerosmith has dominated my life over the course of the last week, but they aren’t the only artist I’ve been listening to. This week’s playlist highlights my two favorite Aerosmith songs ever written, but also a protest anthem for the ages, a Folk crooner I’d never heard before, and one of the most famous songs…

Nine Lives – Aerosmith (1997)

***1/2 For some reason, Nine Lives just seems cooler than Get a Grip. A part of it may be because it doesn’t have a freakin pierced cow udder on the case, but I think it has more to do with the effort that Aerosmith was putting in to make their album sound different. Utilizing strange…