“If Rock or Bust does indeed wind up as the final AC/DC record — they did indeed weather many setbacks during its creation — it will stand as a suitable career-capper. It may be no different than what came before, but Rock or Bust is by many measures stronger than most latter-day AC/DC albums, serving [...]
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“All of Billy Squier’s big hits… are featured on this 11-track budget-line comp. Hardcore fans may notice a few smaller hits and deep cuts missing, but this should satisfy most listeners and fans as it delivers a lot of bang for not much buck.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Def Leppard dove into the classic-albums-in-their-entirety trend via an 11-date residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, performing 1987′s Hysteria from start to finish, adding other classic hits to round out the set….Def Leppard show their glam rock heart, which is one reason their music has aged so well and why it still sounds [...]
“As Jon Bon Jovi ponders the state of the union in 2013 (he raises the question ‘What About Now,’ then proceeds to answer it throughout the album), he repeats images — faith intermingles with the military, although rarely in a way that suggests his politics lean to the right; rather, they’re just underscoring the troubles [...]
“Both the rockers and ballads are big, big, big… Simply put, nobody makes albums like this any more.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“[W]hile this reunion is so unexpectedly, impossibly good that you’d want to experience this in the flesh, it also underscores the wisdom of leaving this as a one-time thing. This is so good that this is how you want to remember them: older, perhaps wiser, and still majestic.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“As Kiss approach 40 years of ridiculously dumb rock & roll fun, it makes sense that their 20th studio album, Monster, is more self-referential than anything. …[F]or the innumerable fans of multiple generations who grew up with and lived their glory days listening to Kiss, the familiarity is what will make the record a keeper. [...]