Have you ever listened to your favorite rock band, but wondered why they keep throwing in those pesky ballads?  Do you find yourself rocking out to Def Lep, Poison or Twisted Sister pondering the question, “What happened to straight up rock and roll with a side of long, flowing hair?”  Me too.  Until I came across Airbourne.

These fist-pumping, adrenaline-induced aussie rockers first came on the scene with their aptly named album Runnin’ Wild. The entire thing is like a best-of rock set list sprinkled with extra awesome and sweat.  Yeah, it’s that good.  From the kick-off track “Stand Up for Rock and Roll,” you realize these guys (and their sweet do’s) mean business.  The driving force through the entire album is enough to make you want to race the first little old lady you see at a stop light… and win this time.

The first song I ever heard of Airbourne’s was “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast,” and I instantly felt the urge to do something awesome, like smash a guitar or watch a Steven Seagal movie.  Seriously, I’m fairly certain that these guys wrote the book on Rock and Roll.  Well, maybe that’ s not completely true, but I’m 70% sure that they wrote the Wikipedia entry, so that’s something.  I mean, the video pretty much speaks for itself.  These guys are the definition of rock:

The whole album is a non-stop, rock-driven roller coaster that is one of the best rides I’ve taken in a while.  Very much recommended for working out or if you’re a racecar driver.  Or if you need something in the background for some light reading.  Like Harry Potter.

“One of the best albums I’ve heard in a while.  Simply magical.”
- Harry Potter

Rock-induced, Harry recommended.

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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