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RS: 3of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4.5of 5 Stars

2000

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A ballad-laden song cycle of delicate political tone poems -- just checking to see if you were paying attention. Stiff Upper Lip -- an album that comes twenty years after AC/DC were written off following the death of frontman Bon Scott -- is everything we've come to expect from the band and absolutely nothing more. A wonderfully juvenile set of leering rawk, Lip is the first new album in five years from these middle-aged purists. The album has two factors in its favor: It's even louder than normal, and it was produced by George Young (the older brother of guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young), which means Lip is old-school all the way; this is the classic Back in Black lineup bashing out minimalist arena rock. Inspirational (if currently questionable) song title: "Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll." Let it be said: These guys still know how to crank it to eleven.

DAVID WILD

(Posted: Mar 30, 2000)

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TSLover writes:

2of 5 Stars


All I can say is its just not that good. AC/DC has not had a really great album since Back In Black and Highway to Hell. But I guess anything that does not have something to do with Bon is doomed to fail, I guess its just a curse. Or the fact that Bon Scott was just much better at writing lyrics than Brian.

Nov 24, 2007 18:57:41

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Angusyoung writes:

5of 5 Stars


Stiff upper lip is one of the best ones rock alben that I have ever belonged and it is the best one, it bound since bake in black has brought.
I can only recommend this album! If it hears and rocks loose!

Dec 15, 2006 13:30:14

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