Nine Lives

Release date
18 Mar 1997
Running length
15 tracks
Running time


    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Nine Lives 4:02 55,110
2 Falling In Love (Is Hard on the Knees) 3:26 0
3 Hole in My Soul 6:10 143,562
4 Taste of India 5:52 49,820
5 Full Circle 4:59 64,214
6 Something's Gotta Give 3:35 0
7 Ain't That a Bitch 5:24 47,668
8 The Farm 4:26 37,658
9 Crash 4:24 38,251
10 Kiss Your Past Good-Bye 4:30 40,629
11 Pink 3:54 260,100
12 Attitude Adjustment 3:43 38,170
13 Fallen Angels 8:14 39,721

About this album

Nine Lives is the 12th studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 18, 1997. The album was produced by Aerosmith and Kevin Shirley, and was the band’s first studio album released by Columbia Records since 1982’s Rock in a Hard Place. It peaked at #1 at the Billboard Charts. One of the album’s singles, “Pink”, won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

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  • ossum

    holy shit. i haven't listened to this album since i was like 10. its still fucking really surprised. theres only maybe 2 or 3 songs i don't like.

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
  • dxvolt

    JPP > NL

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BLSociety

    The best !

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Novik_rusikov

    The best album in my mind!

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • kim_moi03

    this album has the best ballads than any of their albums.

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Does JamesHetfield13 spout this kind of blandly congratulatory crap on *every* bad Aerosmith album page? This album should be put in the dictionary next to "TRYING TOO HARD".

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Yskewin

    Best album!

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • celoporto

    Most Underrater Album Ever! Just Perfect.

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • neangel72

    Really the best album.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • caramordsith

    My favourite album :)

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • frankimahri

    Aint that a bitch !

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • AlmerindoJunior


    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JaviErknot

    Just the best album...

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JamesHetfield13

    Marking Aerosmith’s return to Columbia after a phenomenal three-album run for Geffen, Nine Lives again proves the band’s taste for reinvention. David Shirley assumes the producer’s chair formerly occupied by Bruce Fairbairn, and he, along with songwriters Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrissette, Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt) and Marti Frederiksen (Sheryl Crow, P!nk), helps guide the album towards the hard and heavy sounds of modern alternative rock. “Nine Lives,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “The Farm,” and “Crash” bear the influence of Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots more than the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds, Aerosmith’s old standbys. The album was originally titled Vindaloo and featured Hindu-derived cover art, but the Indian theme survives mostly in the form of the hard rock raga of “Taste of India.” Despite the band’s newfound alt-rock riff mongering, “Ain’t That a Bitch,” “Hole In My Soul” and “Kiss Your Past Good-bye” are three of the band’s gutsiest ballads to date.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • xandreh

    The original cd cover '-'

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • GNR27

    I'm always surprised again how good this album is, when i pick it from the shelf and play it. Had it since it was released, and listened to it a lot back in the day. [2]

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • TheReelDuke

    I'm always surprised again how good this album is, when i pick it from the shelf and play it. Had it since it was released, and listened to it a lot back in the day.

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • onthewall2983

    To me, their last triumph. They jumped the shark with that "Armageddon" song. It came out of a really tough period in their lives, and this is an example of how great art can be made better by less-than-enjoyable circumstances.

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • gsm007g

    Owned it since the Release party....1997 was there.....Only Nine Lives.....Ain't That A Bitch!

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • tonystuff

    Nine Lives is a bad ass album.....i would have too say one the most underrated Aerosmits albums

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
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