I really only remember the hits from Dayligh Again, but that's the last CSN album anyone liked or remembers, right?
I don't know Mob Rules that well, but I think it's okay. Voodoo is a decent mid-tempo rocker, and it's the real Voodoo, not that shitty Godsmack song that was used as the themesong for an MTV show about crybabies who can't stand in the dark in a haunted nursery for an hour in exchange for $50,000.
It's the first Sabbath album without one of the original instrumentalists. Also, you didn't mention whether you prefer the Sabbath version of the title track, or this version:
I'm even less familiar with Born Again, but yeah, it's an awkward fit. "Trashed" is a good example of the album's awkwardness that you didn't mention.
Zero the Hero has a great riff though.
Btw, Iommi insists Seventh Star isn't a Sabbath album, since he thought it would be released as a solo album when he was recording it. Hats of to him for being willing to take full ownership for that bag of garbage.
I remember being dissapointed with the non-hits on Brothers in Arms, but maybe I owe it another listen. I like Dire Straights but don't know the albums well.
I didn't realize until re-reading the reviews that you don't actually HEAR it anymore because of the word "f*ggot," which nowadays would...well, you know.
is surprising, since there was always a shorter radio edit of that song that didn't have that verse. It also has a shorter intro. I've heard both versions on the radio.
Draw the Line is '70s Aerosmith, so of course I like it. I don't think it's weaker than the first two either. I think it's been accepted by fans for a long time, but it initially had a more mixed reputation because it didn't contain enough singles appropriate to be played in between Taylore Swift hits at your local grocery store.
It also lacks muscular riffs like they kind you'd find on Toys In the Attic/Sweet emotion ect, it's alot of slide guitar and skittery funk, but that gives the album its own identity.
Aside from Kings and Queens, the song I'd point to as different and kind of weird is Critical Mass, which substitutes clouds of feedback for real guitar riffs.
Kings and Queens is a good song with dumb lyrics. Marauding Vikings and guillotine don't belong to the same historical time period, but at least Tyler knows how to pronounce "guillotine," not like my dumb 5th grade teacher who got mad when I corrected her.
Aerosmith are trying to polish off what really seems like it's their last-tour-for-real-this-time, but they had to delay a month of shows because Tyler's throat started bleeding. So yeah, probably time to hang it up.
The setlists look pretty great if you can forgive the need to play their biggest hit ever even if it sucks. Example:
"Back in the Saddle"
"Love in an Elevator"
"Janie's Got a Gun"
"Livin' on the Edge"
"No More No More"
"Seasons of Wither"
"Stop Messin' Round" (Fleetwood Mac cover)
"Rats in the Cellar"
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
"Toys in the Attic"
"Walk This Way"
I haven't seen any of those movies, but if you're promising Vanshing Point is as good as Night Moves then I'm watching it. Memories Of Murder also sounds worthwhile. TBH, I don't know if I care about seeing Oppenheimer.