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Old 01-12-2014, 19:14
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Needs to have its own thread!

Any takers to offer opinions? I heard it one and half times so far and think its pretty damned good! Maybe a couple of *ok* tracks in the middle but plenty of good riffs and some good tunes too, especially on tracks such as Rock & Roll Thunder.

OK...living up to their hey day classics is almost impossible but for a band this old and who have been around for this long, its much better than it should be. And I suspect they will be one of THE gigs to see in 2015.

7/10 as it stands....could be an 8 soon!
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Old 01-12-2014, 19:39
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34 minutes long? Very, very stingy by the guys there. Taking the piss a bit to be honest if you ask me.
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Old 02-12-2014, 00:39
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This is subjective of course but it's just an echo of former glories, it did nothing at all for me but make me want to listen to a better AC/DC record.

I'm a big fan (I actually think some of their less fashionable albums like Blow Up Your Video or The Razors Edge are underrated) and I bought a copy of Rock Or Bust, but it's their weakest ever album, I'm sad to say.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:24
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I'm a big fan (I actually think some of their less fashionable albums like Blow Up Your Video or The Razors Edge are underrated) and I bought a copy of Rock Or Bust, but it's their weakest ever album, I'm sad to say.
I haven't got round to getting it yet but is it really worse than Fly on the Wall and Ballbreaker?
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Old 02-12-2014, 14:45
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Roll on 5.30 til I get home and give it a listen.
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Old 02-12-2014, 18:47
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To say its their weakest ever album is very harsh! Yes, its a little bit shorter than we would have liked....and there are a couple of medium rated tunes in the middle....but it sounds fantastic....there are still some killer riffs on there....and put on loud, its still great fun. It's no good just thinking back to all those brilliant classics....just enjoy it for what it is now
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Old 02-12-2014, 20:24
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I like it it's good..i have it on now with Black Ice thrown in it as well
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:56
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To say its their weakest ever album is very harsh! Yes, its a little bit shorter than we would have liked....and there are a couple of medium rated tunes in the middle....but it sounds fantastic....there are still some killer riffs on there....and put on loud, its still great fun. It's no good just thinking back to all those brilliant classics....just enjoy it for what it is now
Which has always been and will always be the point of ACDC.

My copy didn't arrive in the post yesterday Here's hoping it arrives today.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:46
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My copy didn't arrive in the post yesterday Here's hoping it arrives today.
Same here, so much for the guaranteed next day delivery via Amazon Prime!
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Old 04-12-2014, 13:28
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Classic Rock magazine has given it a glowing 8/10 review today and placed it as the 4th best album of 2014.....while I think that placing is a little generous, I do think 8/10 isn't far off!
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Old 04-12-2014, 13:34
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Same here, so much for the guaranteed next day delivery via Amazon Prime!
Feckin still never came yesterday
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Old 04-12-2014, 18:44
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To me it's blindingly obvious that this album has been thrown together using mostly unused material from Black Ice in 2009. I'm not impressed at all with Rock or Bust, and as I've said already I think a 34 minute album in 2014 is an absolute piss take.
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Old 14-12-2014, 12:32
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To me it's blindingly obvious that this album has been thrown together using mostly unused material from Black Ice in 2009. I'm not impressed at all with Rock or Bust, and as I've said already I think a 34 minute album in 2014 is an absolute piss take.
even so, it's still a good album, some good un's on it..i re done a play list and thrown old hits in ..even better

hope there is another one next year
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Old 14-12-2014, 13:03
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And I suspect they will be one of THE gigs to see in 2015.
28th June Hampden Park
1st July Aviva Stadium Dublin
4th July Wembley Stadium

tickets on sale Dec 17th.
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Old 15-12-2014, 01:38
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Saw them on first Brian Johnson Tour (after being a fan before Bon's death)...
Never bought a single record since he joined.
Not to say they haven't made some great records since Bon, but to me, it's not AC/DC, just a parody of them
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Old 17-12-2014, 09:11
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28th June Hampden Park
1st July Aviva Stadium Dublin
4th July Wembley Stadium

tickets on sale Dec 17th.
I got mine ordered this morning
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Old 17-12-2014, 09:37
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Right, I'm in for Wembley........anyone else going?
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Old 17-12-2014, 09:38
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I got mine ordered this morning
Same here, Wembley on July 4th.
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Old 17-12-2014, 16:58
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I managed to get tickets this morning. Sat at computer in front of ticketmaster looking at the count down clock . Then as soon as 9.30 came, the page refreshed and a "Sorry, due to high volume of traffic please stand by" message appear .

This page kept refreshing for about 5 minutes and then it let me order.. The best seats available at my turn were high up in level 5. I don't really like heights but I'll make do if it means me getting to see ACDC LIVE.

The next page put me in another queuing system for 10 minutes..... I was glad when I finally paid.... 73,000 tickets sold in under a hour...
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