Here we have four very different rock albums from the same year and one release from a group of musical jesters to mix things up a bit. This pretty much includes all eligible releases from 1989 that I own. Easy choices, though as such I can't say the process brought too many passionate feelings to the surface.
Aerosmith - Pump
I'm more a fan of 70's Aerosmith but they were still putting out quality rock'n'roll in the 80's, just not as timeless sounding. The first few songs feel really dated but the album gets better as it progresses. Of the single cuts, "Janie's Got a Gun" and "The Other Side" have held up the best.
Negativland - Helter Stupid
Another gem from SST Records. For those unfamiliar with Negativland, they are an experimental band specializing in sound collages. …