Aerosmith fans had been waiting for a new album for a decade. Yet, in 2001–2012 the band released a blues covers album, a live album, a compilation of the greatest hits. The band was twice ready to fall apart, but they did it: “Music From Another Dimension” saw the daylight on November 6.
The times were hard for Aerosmith: Joe Perry somehow managed to break his knee implant (!), and Steve Tyler mulled over the offer to move to Led Zeppelin.
The new album must have appeared earlier, but the band changed the track list for several times, added the voices of Julian Lennon and Johnny Depp. Then Rolling Stone accidentally leaked the album to the WWW...
The album turned out to be not the band’s best. Sometimes it seems that the band “rips off” their own songs, while album’s best tracks were released as singles before the album itself — as it happened to Legendary Child. Furthermore, “Smiths” at the last moment removed song Shakey Ground (a cover on The Temptations’ song).
But Aerosmith isn’t the kind of a band predisposed to experiments — they’ve been sounding similarly for 40 years already. So if you like the sound, you’ll appreciate the album.