AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip (2000) [The AC/DC Remasters 2004]
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Stiff Upper Lip is the 14th Australian & 13th international studio album by Australian hard rock b& AC/DC; it was released in February 2000. The album was recorded at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia & mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City. The album was produced by George Young, older brother of Malcolm & Angus Young. The three singles to be released from it were the title track, "Safe in New York City", & "Satellite Blues". These three songs plus "Meltdown" were played live on the subsequent world tour.
Stiff Upper Lip, AC/DC's 15th studio album, may not reach the heights of Back in Black or Highway to Hell, but it delivers strongly & satisfyingly. It's the record that the highly touted, Rick Rubin-produced Ballbreaker should have been: a simple, addictive, hard album, bursting with bold riffs & bolstered by a crunching, thrillingly visceral sound. Sure, there are absolutely no new ideas, but that's the point. AC/DC know their strengths & they embrace them. & why shouldn't they? Nobody writes a better riff than Malcolm & Angus Young; each song has a riff so catchy, it feels like you've heard it for years. Is there anything earth-shaking? Hardly, but it's largely terrific nonetheless, just because AC/DC are so good at what they do. It's simple music, to be sure, but it's unassumingly musical &, in a way rather smart. If making music like this was really that easy, why can't anybody else do it this well? Some b&s are capable of knocking out one record like this -- one, maybe two. AC/DC do it nearly every time out. They've never really stretched, yet that's why they have one of the most reliable catalogs in rock & roll. When you put on one of their records, you know what you're in for, & they always deliver. With Stiff Upper Lip, they're not at classic status, but they're still top-notch. This may not be the first AC/DC record for a collection, but once you're into their scene, it's a fine place to be. Reviewed by Stephen Thomas Erlewine allmusic.com