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Power Up

AC/DC

Power Up

Album number seventeen from the Australian rock veterans and first since the death of guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
BMGS4
UK Release date
13/11/2020
US Release date
13/11/2020
  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A jolt of joy in an otherwise oppressive year
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Roaring back from the brink of extinction
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The best individual songs are well worthy of the AC/DC marque. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    They don't dwell upon the past, they barrel forward with a set of turbocharged blues and high-octane rock that doesn't merely sound good, it feels nourishing
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    AC/DC do their thing, and it works
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  6. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Having survived a confluence of circumstances that made it seem like AC/DC’s studio career was over, the rockers make a welcome return with a rowdy new record
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  7. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    The world needs AC/DC and they’ve once again provided rock ‘n’ roll for everyone in their time of need
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  8. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    As they sang themselves on Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, ‘Rock’n’roll ain’t gonna die.’ In the darkest of times, that’s important to know, and even better to hear. Here’s to you, Malc. Let the good times roll
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    After 50 years in the game, the band don't reinvent the wheel – when they basically created it, why would they? – but their timely comeback is a hell of a ride
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  10. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Brian Johnson still yowls like a bear wearing very tight jeans
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The hard-rock heroes remain unapologetically themselves on their best album in 30 years
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    A force of nature, ‘Power Up’ finds AC/DC growing old disgracefully – we’re sure that, wherever he is, Malcolm Young is proud of what he helped create
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The fact that AC/DC came together to create something as satisfying as POWER UP when the cards were down is a complete miracle upon itself, and AC/DC seem more than ready to celebrate
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  14. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    Brian Johnson’s voice is still as potent as ever and from start to finish Power Up is a treat of endless, energy, spirit and attitude
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  15. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Power Up is not just about the music, it’s about perseverance and determination
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  16. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Even at their blandest, and truthfully their dumbest, AC/DC make a compelling case why they're so good at this rock n' roll business. As it turns out, the secret is to stick to the formula until their dying day
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  17. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Same sound, same songs, but what rock songs they are
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  18. 4.0 |   The FT

    A few years after they seemed to face the end, the titans of hard rock reprise their old sound
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