AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

8.4 | 297 votes |
Release date: 23 June 1977
Style: Hard rock, Blues rock


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01. Go Down
02. Dog Eat Dog
03. Let There Be Rock
04. Bad Boy Boogie
05. Problem Child
06. Overdose
07. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
08. Whole Lotta Rosie

Top 20 albums of 1977: 5

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omne metallum
Two (international) albums in and already blazing a trail across the rock genre, AC/DC offer up their most savage album yet in Let There Be Rock, turning up the power and going into full-on attack mode.

The band crafted this album to be their answer to the then-emerging punk rock scene; Let There Be Rock is more garage rock than punk rock, turning the guitars up to the max and allowing the volume to distort the sound. If the band felt threatened by punk, then they reply by wielding their guitars like clubs and smashing the listener over the head with them. If you are a fan of clean and precise music, then Let There Be Rock isn't for you; it revels in its primal sound that serves to drive much of the songs.

published 30.05.2020 | Comments (4)

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02.03.2012 - 19:41
Rating: 5
Overdose of AC/DC
03.03.2012 - 18:33
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Written by Pelagial on 02.03.2012 at 19:41

Overdose of AC/DC

what's wrong with this album that you rate it a "5"? 5 means you think it's not good, below average. Please do explain.
29.04.2012 - 02:40
Rating: 8
Quite a fun album to listen to, even though the two weakest tracks here (in my opinion) are the opening two,which seem to be repetitive and boring. Nonetheless, the title track and whole lotta rosie more than make up for this.
06.09.2015 - 23:20
Rating: 9
I personally feel there is no bad Bon Scott material. He was one of the all-time great frontmen. Let There be Rock is another classic but gets kind of lost in the shuffle when Highway to Hell and/or Back in Black were so huge.
21.10.2015 - 23:31
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Typical early AC/DC album, good but not exceptional.
15.02.2016 - 17:46
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Tage Westerlund
Damn greta album whit greta drumming in perfect rhythm, just insane, Dave Lomnardo and others fromn today can learn how do it in the rhythm and I herad Ac/Dc records old way, all instruments same time, not as today and even then one by one and then vocals, this band do all in one time, dunno if its true or not
Surprise, it was long since last time I walk trought this band disco and song 1,5,6 ausie version was unknown to me so far
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02.05.2020 - 22:32
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
I kind of skipped this album in the early years, because I had the If You Want Blood You've Got It -live and when it comes to listening to IYWBYGI and LTBR I most often have gone with the former option. The album isn't bad per se, it's just pretty generic AC/DC, too familiar sounding and doesn't have much variety in songs. The title song is very good, and I find Dog Eat Dog and Whole Lotta Rosie as other strong tracks here. I can't but feel little bit of letdown by this album, I think it's overrated too when I see the ratings and some people even say that this the best from the Bon era. I'd say it's probably the weakest, but still it's alright and can be enjoyed but not too often IMO.

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