AC/DC Finally Comes to iTunes: What You Should Listen to First


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Powerage (1978)"Sin City" and "Gone Shootin'" will make even the puniest child into a man within five minutes. Most rock fans will sing the praises of AC/DC for Angus Young alone, but the scummy drumming of Phil Rudd made the band shine.


Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
And then there are times when nothing will do but "Big Balls" to brighten your day. Sometimes you need "Ride On" to remember that even he-men like Scott had rough days.


For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (1981)
With the death of Scott -- party hard in heaven brother -- came new lead singer Brian Johnson, who is still the "new guy" for a big portion of AC/DC fans young and old. This was their follow-up to Back In Black. This one isn't as flashy as that behemoth, but it's a great effort nonetheless.


Live (1992)
This 1992 live album helped solidify the band's legend for their newest crop of fans, those of us weaned on Beavis & Butt-head on MTV. AC/DC wasn't just a name on a cartoon character's shirt, but a real, live, fire-breathing animal.


AND YES OK FINE I'LL ADMIT IT...

The Razors Edge (1990)
Don't hate. The first three cuts -- "Thunderstruck," "Fire Your Guns," "Moneytalks" -- make for a decadent and hooky triple threat. Yes, all very hammy, but "Thunderstruck" reminds me of the Houston Texans and then I have to bro out for a few minutes watching game footage on YouTube.


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hprocksoff
hprocksoff

@stephensurefire Thanks! Undeniable.

NathanSmith
NathanSmith

"Big Gun" is a totally legitimate choice as "Best AC/DC Song." 

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

As one who was rocking to AC/DC when you were in diapers, I'm going to correct this list for you.  Thank me later.

 

After Back in Black, you go with Highway to Hell.  Then you go with Dirty deeds, Who made Who (soundtrack to Maximum Overdrive) followed by If you want blood, you got it (their live album with the best version of "Whole lotta Rosie.")  T.N.T., For those about to Rock, The Razor's Edge, Fly on The Wall and Blow up your video  (Heatseeker is right up there with Thunderstruck as a get you up in the morning kind of thing.)  As for Powerage and the others I left off?  Not enough good songs to warrant a purchase unless you want their entire discography.

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