Aerosmith are one of the most legendary bands in American rock ‘n’ roll history, and they’ve released 15 studio albums throughout their career. Which of them, though, is the best? That’s what we want to hear from you in this week’s Loudwire Nights Album of the Week poll.
You’ll have until Friday at 12N ET to cast your votes. We’ll then play the three tracks from the album with the most votes during Loudwire Nights‘ Album of the Week block to start the following Monday’s show!
Aerosmith formed in Boston in 1970 and released their eponymous self-titled album three years later. Despite containing the singles “Dream On” and “Mama Kin,” which are two massive songs in their catalog today, the album wasn’t commercially successful, nor was its follow-up Get Your Wings. Their third record, 1975’s Toys in the Attic, was their breakthrough, especially due to the tracks “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion.”
Rocks, which came out in 1976, was a success as well, and has been cited as highly-influential by many later rockers including Slash of Guns N’ Roses. The band released a few more albums until their addictions got in the way. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were literally nicknamed the “Toxic Twins” as a result of their behaviors, so the band took a break while the members went to rehab. Their first post-rehab release was 1985’s Done With Mirrors — but 1987’s Permanent Vacation is typically considered their true comeback, as the former didn’t live up to commercial expectations. The latter, however, was produced by Bob Rock, and set the band up for a series of very successful albums.
Get a Grip and Nine Lives were the rockers’ only two albums to go No. 1, but there are plenty of others in their discography that their fans hold very dear to their hearts. Head below to vote for your favorite Aerosmith album, then tune into Loudwire Nights next Monday at 7PM ET to find out which record prevailed. During tonight’s show, you’ll get to find out which Stone Temple Pilots album was voted the best, and hear three songs from the winner.
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