returned to the fold in 1985, and Aerosmith
turned out their finest record since Rocks
. Unlike the records that preceded it, Done with Mirrors
is powered by the same smart-assed lyrics and filthy guitars that formed the core of Aerosmith
's best songs. It didn't receive the commercial or critical attention that Permanent Vacation
did two years later, but Done With Mirrors
is the better album; it marks the beginning of their remarkable comeback.