Tuesday, January 20, 2009


AC/DC did it again with Black Ice. Ignored trends, came up with great riffs and fun songs. In years past, this resulted in decent selling albums. In 2008, it resulted in one of the biggest success stories of the year: they had a #1 album which sold 2 million copies, and almost unheard of number for a band of their age. I think that people have never placed more value on ignoring trends than they do now.

Of course, that was partially due to their partnership with WalMart, which I'm not mad at. AC/DC has never been a remotely political band, and they know where their fans are. This album holds up well to the rest of the non-Back In Black Brian Johnson-era albums, and the single, "Rock and Roll Train," was one of the best of the year (the same was true for 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip").

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