AC/DC
Back in Black


5.0
classic

Review

by Gamble USER (3 Reviews)
April 11th, 2005 | 15 replies | 5,420 views


Release Date: 1980 | Tracklist


1 of 2 thought this review was well written

'Back in Black' has an excellently amazingly awesomely beautiful sound. The band knows how to make recorded music sound not recorded. When you listen to any AC/DC album, especially 'Back in Black', you're not just listening to it, you can feel it. It fills up the room as well as your body, and it makes you want to do everything you've never been able to do. It is one of the most inspirational albums outside the catagory of inspirational music. If you don't like this album you do not fully appreciate good music, because there isn't a musician alive who doesn't at least respect AC/DC for their great sense of music. Malcolm Young has a gift for writing on the guitar, and his brother Angus tears the hell out of anything they write. From the drums and bass to the guitar and vocals this album has EVRYTHING you want, whether you're into lyrics or music. Trust me, you'll love it.

The lyrics on this album are exactly what you want from AC/DC: They are completely shallow, they don't put you in touch with your deepest feelings or anything like that. The shallow vocals sung by the voice of a blatant heavy smoker over the most kick-ass riffs in hard rock make you want to go crazy (in the best way). And there are no deep lyrics to distract you from listening to the great guitar of Angus and Malcolm.

I really can't say much about AC/DC's legendary 'Back in Black' album that anyone who has heard any song from it doesn't already feel. However, if you've never heard this album, let me tell you why you're missing out! Now first off, the sound: When Bon Scott was with AC/DC the band had a very trebly overall sound, with high-pitched, long solos, a few songs with meaningful lyrics (mostly just downright dirty though), and a sound that stood out from the rest, but not quite enough. While enjoying great success with 'Highway to Hell', tragedy struck the band when Bon Scott died early in 1980.

However, 'Highway to Hell' had well established the band's sound, coming away from the trebly, messy early songs and getting more melodic. The stage was now set for something great: Something to sustain the great music of 'Highway to Hell', to pay tribute to the late Bon Scott, and something to show the world of music that the 80's weren't doomed to be invaded by hair, techno, punk, and other shallow bands. Something called 'Back in Black'. Everyone everywhere was blown away by this album. Every song, namely the haunting 'Hells Bells', the great anthem 'Shoot to Thrill', the all-time incredibly composed 'Back in Black' (THE tribute to Bon Scott; the name itself comes from the band being back in the game after a tragedy, and 'dressed' in black to mourn Bon's death), the very well-known, dirty 'You Shook Me All Night Long', and a tribute to anyone who's ever been told to 'turn down that noise,' 'Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution'. Anyone who likes music can appreciate the beatifully written riffs and the meaningless lyrics (just how we like it in rock 'n' roll) of 'Back in Black'. Buy it, listen to it, be inspired, just love it forever.


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Rudd13
April 11th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Decent.This Message Edited On 08.30.05

razorsedge
April 11th 2005



41 Comments


nice review and rudd13 also review blow up your video its really an under rated acdc cd.

uncleremus
April 11th 2005



1 Comments


Sorry , the band just milked it after Highway to Hell . I mean seriosly listen to Bon Scott on those early albums , what a loss !

ReturnToRock
April 12th 2005



3448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

i'm on a highhhhhhway ta hell...*ta da* hiiiiiighwaaaay ta hell *ta da*....
while BIB is an excellent album, its predecessor still pretty much kicks the snot out of it.

listen to them and respect them - AC/DC in the zone.

acdc91something
April 13th 2005



26 Comments


dude

DJ Ducksauce
April 13th 2005



21 Comments


Hey, can u review and rate the songs and the entire album?

Thanks

razorsedge
April 13th 2005



41 Comments


AC/DC didnt milk it after highway to hell they had many great albums and songs with brian johnsen aswell. Bon Scott and Brian Johnsen are equal singers in my opinion brian has alot of charactor in his voice. So whoever says acdc never had a great album after highway to hell is wrong. IMO

ReturnToRock
April 14th 2005



3448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

depends on what songs they're singing. for example, johnson absolutely murders «highway to hell». i think bon's voice was better because he could do a lot of different registers, whereas brian is more monochordic. but hey - i'm not one to slag off any of them!

ModernMessiah
April 14th 2005



3 Comments


1/5 garbage :D

Metallica23
April 16th 2005



12 Comments


If you dont have anything nice to say dont say it at all!

haha yeah acdc rock in all there albums and they were still kicking it in stiff upper lip

Rudd13
April 17th 2005



952 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[quote=unlceremus]Sorry , the band just milked it after Highway to Hell . I mean seriosly listen to Bon Scott on those early albums , what a loss ![/quote]

Nice opinion and everything, but holy sh[/b]it, you are wrong, friend. For everybody that says AC/DC went downhill after Highway To Hell, you dont realize that its just a stupid little opinion, and not worth running someone over for. Plus, youre fuc[b]ki[b][/b]ng wrong anyways. :lol:This Message Edited On 08.30.05

DesolationRow
August 30th 2005



833 Comments


Apparently, I haven't gotten through to you. :rolleyes:

Spamue1G
September 4th 2008



1292 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, I used to think the band just milked after Highway To Hell too until I actually listened to the albums. I couldn't stand Johnson's voice for a while, but it's really grown on me. This is a fantastic album, as is the Razor's Edge, but I don't actually own any other Johnson-era albums apart from those, so there could be a few more.

Funeralopolis
April 12th 2012



11219 Comments


garbage review, I really want to write a 1 review for a AC/DC album.

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