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Artist: AC/DC

Title: The Razors Edge

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AC/DC The Razors Edge Album Cover


Category: Metal

Year: 1990

Label: ATCO

Catalog Number: D 133379 (CH)


Angus Young lead guitar
Malcolm Young rhythm guitar
Brian Johnson vocals
Cliff Williams bass
Chris Slade drums


1.  Thunderstruck  4:52
2.  Fire Your Guns  2:53
3.  Moneytalks  3:45
4.  The Razors Edge  4:22
5.  Mistress for Christmas  3:58
6.  Rock Your Heart Out  4:06
7.  Are You Ready  4:10
8.  Got You By the Balls  4:29
9.  Shot of Love  3:57
10.  Lets Make It  3:32
11.  Goodbye and Good Riddance to Bad Luck  3:14
12.  If You Dare  3:11
Total Running Time:  46:29

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From: M. Allen Date: January 1, 2002 at 21:50
While many AC/DC fans may want to electrocute me for saying this, I feel 'Razor's Edge' is the band's best CD, superior even to 'Back in Black.' This album deliberately sought a more commercial sound and it works flawlessly, adding some melodic polish without sacrificing any of the band's hard rockin' attitude. This album sports some of their catchiest songs as well as the best production of any AC/DC release. An absolute must-own in my book.

From: mojo Date: January 12, 2002 at 18:18
I agree with M. Allen this is the best AC/DC album.Every track is killer! Even though this CD is a little commercial it still has their trademark sound.

From: dokken6008 Date: March 17, 2002 at 3:59
I am so happy to see TWO gentlemen such as myself actually AGREE that AC/DC's 'Razor's Edge' is fantastic. I would never go as far to say it is their BEST album nor would I dare to say that 'Back In Black' or 'Highway to Hell' are either. But I will say that Bruce Fairbairn contributed to AC/DC's best produced album of all-time--without question. I hope to see AC/DC try something a bit out of the norm--push the envelope a bit further this next time around like they did with the Razor's Edge.

From: jason Date: May 5, 2002 at 21:00
This is a very good album, but I don't need to tell you that. Let the facts speek for them selves. This album sold over 1 million copies and that makes it one of there top sellers. Not to bad for a band that has been around over 20 years, don't you think?

From: Desslar Date: May 6, 2002 at 2:28
Actually, this album went 4 times platinum and is incredible! Doesn't quite match the flawlessness of Back in Black, but it gets close. People say they sold out on this one, but I think it's the same hard driving rock they've always delivered, and songs like the title cut and Are You Ready are among their heaviest. Gotta love Mistress for Christmas. How come the quality falls off so much after this album?

From: jason Date: May 6, 2002 at 18:52
Hey Desslar, I think the reason why the quality falls off is because Brian Johnson didn't get to write any lyrics for any albums after Blow Up Your Video. Angus & Malcolm need to let him help out with the songs. Oh, Yeah, and I almost forgot....Rick Rubin SUCKS!

From: Mike Date: May 14, 2002 at 21:30
Although I'm a huge AC/DC fan, I won't say this is their best album ('Back In Black', 'Highway To Hell', 'Let There Be Rock' are by far superior), BUT it features my absolute favourite song of all time: 'Thunderstruck'!

From: dokken6008 Date: May 25, 2002 at 22:58
I always loved AC/DC's 1993 single, 'Big Gun', which is exclusive to the 'Last Action Hero' soundtrack. I can listen to that song way more times than 'Thunderstruck'. Besides, 'The Razor's Edge' has way more good tunes on it than that one song. Try 'Shot Of Love', 'Rock Your Heart Out', the title-track--hell, the whole album kicks ass. I would rather listen to this album over 'Let There Be Rock' anyday.

From: Knuckles Date: July 12, 2002 at 19:08
You know when this came out I listened to it for a while and I guess I was just spoiled by ac/dc for spitting out one after another great cds;this one just was good. I listened to it today,and I didnt give the credit it desevered this is better than a good cd.I really like track 6

From: mats Date: July 18, 2002 at 21:14
This is without question their best album of the 90's and one of thier best ever.

From: dokken6008 Date: August 9, 2002 at 4:37
Well, AC/DC only released to TWO studio albums in the 90's during the course of ten years, so that isn't really saying much. Rubin added nothing to the band's sound on 'Ballbreaker' while 'The Razor's Edge' had showcased AC/DC's best production in their career after years of creating music. It would be wise of the band to go out and hire an exception production staff for upcoming studio releases.

From: slashh Date: March 2, 2003 at 19:05

From: rising power Date: March 24, 2003 at 1:09
This album gives me a very special feeling. It's the first album I heard of AC/DC and therefore has a nostalgic feeling to it. If I hear the chanting of Thunderstruck, the jolly ringing notes of Money talks, the spitfire-riffing of Fire your guns or the majestic arpeggio's of Are you ready I go way back in time.

From: keebler Date: October 4, 2003 at 13:50
i thought this was a pretty good record it was a come back of sorts for them.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: October 19, 2003 at 1:01
Falls in behind 'Back in Black' and 'Highway to Hell' as my 3rd favorite AC/DC release.'Thunderstruck' 'Moneytalks' 'Are You Ready' & 'The Razor's Edge' are the standouts,with the entire disc being solid from start to finish.

From: K.K. Date: October 21, 2003 at 2:23
Great album !

From: steve Date: October 21, 2003 at 9:23
have this album, and it is one of the best

From: Caspirus Date: November 28, 2003 at 13:13
I think this was the point when the band decided to re-visit the days of Back in Black / For Those About to Rock, after what can only be described as a succession of weaker albums imbetween times. They certainly managed to re-capture the sound and the style of those early 80's masterpieces. Note as well that they re-adopted a similar style of cover art on the sleeve (i.e. no Angus). I remember walking into HMV on its release date and they had a whole wall full of these LP sleeves, it looked ace.

From: robert Date: December 29, 2003 at 13:18
Este discazo es un Trueno, un Ca'on!!! Maravilloso, esto es 1990!!! 8 sobre 10!!

From: AlexFrom Spain Date: March 21, 2004 at 12:07
If compared to greater acts like Rush or Led Zeppelin, I think AC/DC is a band devoid of much musical, lyrical accuracy beyond the label of 'basic'. But I can't care less. It's pure fun, it makes you watch your boss screaming at you and paying him back with the most cynical smile, provided you have your headphones on. In this CD, I think only 'Shot Of Love' stands out besides 'Thunderstruck' and the like... just watched Jack Black's School of Rock... maybe that's why I'm telling ya all this crap

From: Elton Braga Date: April 28, 2004 at 16:56
Always the same! But these guys have no need to change! They were good before, in this album, and they'll always be!

From: jack Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:05
Great hard rock band/metal bands have come and go but this band is the real deal-over 25 years of success and history selling countless copies and producing more than 15 metallic and classic album. This album is just one example of how real hard rock/metal should be played. AC/DC IS DE ULTIMATE BAND!

From: Rockhead Date: May 28, 2004 at 6:34
jack-Are Ac/Dc the ultimate band, or are GNR the ultimate band? or are Dokken the ultimate band? or are Cinderella the ultimate band? or are Motley Crue the ultimate band? or any of the countless others you frequently mention as the ultimate band?

From: jack Date: May 31, 2004 at 4:10
I think i might have oversaid a lot of thing but i think all of them are the name you mention above are the ultimate band.

From: Dave Date: June 10, 2004 at 0:45
I must admit I aswell like this album. Most of the songs are wicked. Also the fact that it was quite popular in the 90's is amazing seeing how their other big hit albums were in the 70's and early 80's. I have always loved ACDC and urge anyone who doesn't have this album to go out and buy it!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 19, 2004 at 1:19
The big comeback album. Sure 'Moneytalks' and 'Thunderstruck' are awesome, but may of the other tracks on this album are just as good. The band sound re-energized on this one. 8/10

From: illimey Date: August 24, 2004 at 11:02
Was never my 'thing' but a few years back I decided to see what all the fuss was about and borrowed this album from the library. Still not my 'thing', but yeah they have plenty of energy! I simply don't find the whole experience enjoyable. Memorable - yes, enjoyable - no! Oh well. Back I trundle to my boring, old fart melodic rock.

From: Wotty Date: August 24, 2004 at 11:13
Hey illimey.You nearly got through a review without any reference to the mighty Magnum.But I thought the old fart melodic rockers reference was a bit unkind.Ho Ho Ho...

From: illimey Date: August 24, 2004 at 11:29
Yeah yeah Wotty. It does get a teensy bit difficult to defend a band that - over a decade ago - groovily chugged along to a song with lyrics that politely suggest the writer isn't in need of a rocking chair.... Magnum! Love them or loathe them - doesn't really matter. Just be gentle with their old bones, eh?

From: Wotty Date: August 24, 2004 at 12:22
Hey illimey.Classy response,But have The Lights Burned Out on their Sacred Hour.Not yet.....

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 14:10

From: ThunDER Date: January 17, 2005 at 20:40
Rockin' album! What's interesting is that Brian Johnson's voice really pulled through with this one. The first four tracks are simply awesome, and so is 'Are You Ready'. Some of the tracks I don't listen to, but hey. There are some people who said this was an improvement over For Those About To Rock. I think that if the Back In Black follow-up featured this album's best tracks plus those of For Those About To Rock, then it would've made an album possibly better than Back In Black.

From: poproxx2007 Date: November 28, 2006 at 11:51
Adside from FIRE YOUR GUNS and LET'S MAKE IT not one of their finest efforts although it brought back their popularity in the US. Its a shame THUNDERSTRUCK and MONEY TALKS were played to death. Mr. Johnson's hoarse raspy tones are about as forgiving as braces getting caught on the foreskin.

From: roisin dubh Date: February 7, 2007 at 14:30
Other than a couple of tracks I personally feel that this album signalled the start of their slide into mediocrity. Thunderstruck is and always will be a classic. Moneytalks is one of my favourite ACDC tracks. Other than those two I feel the rest are pretty much anonymous. If you put this one side by side with a proper classic album like Back in Black the difference in quality is only too patently obvious. Too many fillers and half finished tracks, too few anthemic classics. Sorry, not impressed

From: pie75 Date: March 15, 2009 at 8:27
man this is 1 hell of an album what about the production that bruce fairbain gets on this album he gave them polish without losing there hard edge the mighty thunderstruck gets airplay today and sounds great better than anything out there now aside from that pleenty of great songs on here as well the dirty fire your guns,moneytalks, the title trackmistress,are you ready,got you by the balls and shot of love people you have to like this album otherwise you don't like rock and roll

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 15, 2015 at 10:01
Saw them live on the Tour of this album with Dokken as a support act,that was at The Wembley Stadium in England ...a good rocking effort being the song "Thunderstruck" the highlight of it...tracks 2,3,6,7,9 & 10 also very appealing ones...87/100

From: CC Date: July 21, 2016 at 15:47
For me this was the last truly great AC/DC album. Everything since then has been treading water. Not a bad song on this, and for me probably has more great songs on it than any AC/DC album to date.

From: Doug Date: July 21, 2016 at 19:09
I agree with "CC," with each subsequent albums there are 1-2 really good songs, but the rest are just blah.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 21, 2016 at 22:19
I agree to an extent with CD and Doug in tha tAC/DC's output has been increasingly bland for the last thirty years. Not sure this is a "great" album," as twelve great songs is about three more than the band has ever been able to assemble, even at the height of their powers. (Yes, even their best albums had a "Love Hungry Man" or "Let Me Put My Love Into You.") I do think "Thunderstruck" is the band's last truly great song, although "Moneytalks" is a very good, surprisingly melodic track, and "Shot o' Love" could've been a hit, a better single than "Are You Ready." "If You Dare" is a late, sleazy surprise too. In the end, I think AC/DC is a band who has been coasting for a very, very long time, but their classic work is just so monumental that we all give them plenty of slack. Because it's AC/DC, goddammit! Definitely a better release than Blow Up Your Video wasbef it, or anything after it, but middle of the pack overall.

From: Auslander Date: May 2, 2021 at 22:27
Great album by ACDC. So huge when it came out. It was a definite crossover record. It was played on regular and hard rock radio and was inescapable. Thunderstruck is of course one of the greatest hard rock songs of all time, led by a killer riff. Moneytalks, the title track, Are You Ready, and Shot of Love are also top tier. The best album by ACDC since Back In Black and essential for a hard rock collection. Graded A.

From: Auslander Date: May 2, 2021 at 22:27
Great album by ACDC. So huge when it came out. It was a definite crossover record. It was played on regular and hard rock radio and was inescapable. Thunderstruck is of course one of the greatest hard rock songs of all time, led by a killer riff. Moneytalks, the title track, Are You Ready, and Shot of Love are also top tier. The best album by ACDC since Back In Black and essential for a hard rock collection. Graded A.

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