Clash of the Titans: Aerosmith’s ‘Toys in the Attic’ vs. ‘Pump’
Aerosmith rocketed to superstardom with 1975's Toys in the Attic album, and cemented their surprising late '80s comeback with 1989's Pump. Now, we're pitting the two albums against each other in our latest Clash of the Titans.
Toys in the Attic struck first, arriving a year after the band's breakthrough Get Your Wings LP and soaring to No. 11 on the chart behind the classic singles "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way." At eight times platinum and counting, it's Aerosmith's bestselling record in the US — but it has some close competition.
Some of the closest comes from Pump, which has been certified for seven million copies sold, and spun off a few terrific singles in its own right, including "Love in an Elevator," "Janie's Got a Gun," "What It Takes" and "The Other Side." A bit slicker and mellower than the group's gleefully nasty earlier sides, it still managed a fairly even blend of their rock roots with the more radio-friendly sound they'd pursue wholeheartedly on subsequent efforts.
So which Aerosmith album deserves to leave this Clash of the Titans with victory in hand? It's all up to you, but if you're having a hard time making your pick, don't worry: You can keep coming back and casting your ballot once an hour between now and March 15 at 11:59PM ET. Listen to Toys in the Attic and Pump below.
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