AC/DC
Rock or Bust


3.0
good

Review

by Arcade STAFF
November 27th, 2014 | 91 replies


Release Date: 12/02/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is AC/DC. This is their 15th studio album.

I could sit here right now and detail to you the dynamics and intricacies of Rock or Bust that truly don't exist. I could describe how Malcolm Young's deteriorating mental health and Phill Rudd's legal troubles have influenced Angus Young's songwriting process. I could construct a whole epic narrative of said songwriting process and its results until you scream bloody hyperbole. But I won't, because literally, I can't. Rock or Bust sounds exactly like every other AC/DC album released up until this point, and it's just as good/bad as those albums were. That's true of all the regular calling cards; gratuitous references to the word 'rock', distorted blues riffs and screeched double entendres. Just watch that "Play Ball" video, and try to tell me it isn't the exact same fucking one they've made eight-thousand times before. Point is, AC/DC succeeded with High Voltage and decided not to fix what wasn't broken. That's why they never feathered their hair in the '80s or wore plaid flannels in the '90s; frankly, I'd be worried if Flo Rida decided to stop by and drop some lines for the sake of relevance or popularity. No doubt it's that fear of change that makes AC/DC so reliable. This is AC/DC and this is their 15th studio album. You've already heard it before, so make up your mind accordingly.



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Arcade
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


8494 Comments


Stream: www.itunesradio.com/ACDC

"Play Ball": www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIE8F_OL_Ds

feedback appreciated.

Digging: Godflesh - Post Self

BMDrummer
November 27th 2014


14075 Comments


lol perfect summary

rockandmetaljunkie
November 27th 2014


6934 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Good review Arc, but you should elaborate on the music a little bit more, lol

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
November 27th 2014


4408 Comments


I could describe how Malcolm Young's deteriorating mental health and Phill Rudd's legal troubles have informed Angus Young's songwriting process

"Informed"? That usually implies that they told him or gave him some sort of information. Idk, maybe this is just me being dumb, but try to check how that verb fits into that context.

Other than that, review is GOAT.

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


8494 Comments


@rockandmetaljunkie: it's decent Airbournecore

@VolatileMandarins: i tend to interchange 'inform' and 'influence' but yeah might change it to 'influence' cos inform is a bit
retarded in this context

Supercoolguy64
November 27th 2014


8061 Comments


this is arcade. this is his 66th review
but yeah good rev man

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


8494 Comments


Rock or Smell the Glove

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


16929 Comments


Fun read, ghost pos

Digging: Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Finding Shore

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
November 27th 2014


15754 Comments


nice soundoff

Digging: T. Rex - The Slider

Green Baron
November 27th 2014


24130 Comments


Also Arcade, I swear that opening is identical to the one I hsve for my next.

tommygun
November 27th 2014


26713 Comments


shite band review is too long if anything

luv u jordy

someguest
November 27th 2014


29069 Comments


Rock Or Busted

Digging: Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


8494 Comments


luv u 2 tommy

i'm gonna wear my bintang top later and jam this so hard in memory of Phil Hughes

tommygun
November 27th 2014


26713 Comments


hardest rip, so fucked up :[

Arcade
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2014


8494 Comments


it's weird that of all sports somebody would die of cricket injuries, shit's fucked

trackbytrackreviews
November 27th 2014


3339 Comments


nice soundoff

BMDrummer
November 27th 2014


14075 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ghv7UUQj8I

lol

Supercoolguy64
November 27th 2014


8061 Comments


dan laplant's comment lolwtf

BMDrummer
November 27th 2014


14075 Comments


wtf did i just read

Supercoolguy64
November 27th 2014


8061 Comments


i never knew ac/dc was a slang for bi



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