Few comebacks in rock and roll history have been as amazing as that of Aerosmith. Their triumphant return to the charts in the '80s not only rekindled the band's earlier success, but also significantly surpassed it. With their top 20 hits "Dude … see full wiki
First and foremost, "Big Ones" is not a definitive Aerosmith collection. What it is, however, is a great collection of tunes culled from their second successful run that started in the mid-80's and ran its course through the early 90's. There are bigger, better, and more complete collections of their hits out there, but for a quick roadtrip, this is the perfect album. It includes "Dude (Look Like A Lady)," "Janie's Got A Gun," and "Amazing." It also has the wonderful "Rag Doll" and one of the best hard rock ballads, "Angel." A couple of new tunes are also thrown in, but they can't even begin to overshadow the rest of this album.
Naturally hardcore fans will want a more extensive collection of Aerosmith's hits. In most cases, if you're that much of a fan you've probably got most of their albums anyway. For people who just want a decent helping of the band's hits though, this album is perfect.