According to “Classic Rock” magazine from Loudersound.com, “Power Up” from AC/DC is the best classic rock album of 2020. The writers and staff voted it the best, beating out great albums from Fish, Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, and Bruce Springsteen.
Their review of “Power Up” proclaimed the album “basks in the glory of the early Brian Johnson era.”.
The editor of “Classic Rock”, Siân Llewellyn, says, “If there was one gleaming bright spot of 2020, then it was the announcement that all the rumours were true and AC/DC’s classic Back In Black line-up had reunited to record a new studio album (sadly bereft of the late, great Malcolm, although his presence was deeply felt in the album’s signature ‘DC songwriting)…“that it was everything we wanted, no, needed it to be. Brian back at the mic, Angus tearing out the riffs like only he can, the powerhouse rhythm section of Phil and Cliff all combined to deliver an absolute triumph.”
— Doug O’Brien