Aerosmith: Get a Grip (1993)

aerosmith get a gripBy Scott Goldfine

Hard-rock veterans Aerosmith aim to return to guitar-driven basics on their first effort since 1989’s multiplatinum “Pump.” The Boston-based quintet succeeds to a large extent, brandishing plenty of firepower on eight of the album’s 12 songs. The grooves don’t match their classics, but the composite is satisfying.

It’s a shame concessions were made to unremarkable pop balladry on the rest of the LP.

GRADE: B-

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