Over the years AC/DC has released 15 albums, Rock or Bust being their sixteenth. Rock or Bust is the group’s newest album to be released since Live at River Plate in 2012; since 1975 AC/DC has rocked the world with their lyrics and overpowering guitar solos, and four decades in the business hasn’t diminished their ability to rock ‘n’ roll their fans all night long.
With only 11 songs, Rock or Bust is the shortest album to be released by the rock gods, totaling only about half an hour’s worth of music. But they hold strong throughout it all: starting off hard with “Rock or Bust” and ending heroically with “Emission Control.” With all the turmoil the group has recently endured, it came as a surprise to fans everywhere that the rock legends were coming out with yet another album. After listening to it, I’d say it was a very pleasant surprise.
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Most songs having been completed from old riff tapes Angus Young demoed with his brother Malcolm, Rock or Bust has the same rock feel as their earlier albums, the opening chords of “Play Ball” and “Rock the Blues Away” reminiscent of previous songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
AC/DC’s newest album was released on Nov. 28, 2014. Some other songs include: “Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder”, “Baptism by Fire”, “Sweet Candy”, and “Dogs of War”. I give it four out of five stars.