Back in Black review by AC/DC

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  • Released: Jul 25, 1980
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.2 (319 votes)
AC/DC: Back in Black

Sound — 10
AC/DC is a hard rock band. This is their most famous album released in 1981 after the tragic death of their previous frontman Bon Scott. This is an awesome album containing some of AC/DC's biggest hits of their career including: "You Shook Me All Night Long", "Back In Black", and "Hells Bells".

Lyrics — 10
AC/DC presents this album with a set of unique songs. Their lyrics are representative of life as hard rockers. "Back In Black" is a tribute to the late Bon Scott but was not intended as a sad song and has not been viewed as one. "You Shook Me All Night Long" is a raunchy tale of a good time with a woman. AC/DC's replacement for Bon is Brian Johnson who's singing is more like screaming. His demon wails make him seem like he gargles in the morning with boiling oil.

Overall Impression — 10
Back In Black is the 5th top selling album of all time. If you listen to it you'll see why. It is a great album with some great songs. After you hear it you'll want to hear it again and again. My personal favorite songs off the album are "Hells Bells" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". If you have any taste in music you should already have this album (or at least like it) but if you don't I'd recommend buying it. A great buy from a great band.

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    actually, Black sabbath, everyone in AC/DC says they think of the band as a whole, not as Angus young=front man and Brian Johnson=singer, they work together to make their music great and that is the exact reason why this album was so good, because they band worked together as a unit.
    Perhaps the most successful album of the fathers of metal, AC/DC
    black sabbath, that was a stupid comment that ac/dc were the fathers of metal, that belongs to black sabbath. ac/dc is what made tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of guitars end up in the hands of followers.