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Im only about 20 discs in so a way to go yet, but most of what ive (re)listened to is pretty great.

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Hm ... having gone back to my 1990 discs, I'm struggling ...

People like you suck!! ;)

 

Just a small handful to get you started...

 

Blue Tears - Blue Tears
Fate - Scratch N' Sniff
Don Dokken - Up From The Ashes
Gypsy Rose - Prey
Eyes - Eyes
Heart - Brigade
Alias - Alias
Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces
Bang Gang - Love Sells
Heavens Edge - Heavens Edge
Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Alien - Shiftin' Gear
Dominoe - The Key
Heartless - Heartless
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Baton Rouge - Shake Your Soul
Firehouse - Firehouse
Friction - Baby Talk
Dream Police - Dream Police
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Hotshot - Hotshot
Cry Wolf - Crunch
Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory
Guardian - Fire And Love
Blonz - Blonz
Cheap Trick - Busted
Boulevard - Into The Street
Hit The Ground Runnin' - Control Yourself
Halo - Halo
Tim Feehan - Full Contact
D'Priest - Playa Del Rock
Cold Sweat - Break Out
Child's Play - Rat Race
Angelica - Walkin' In Faith
Crash Alley - Crash Alley
Fastway - Bad Bad Girls
D'Molls - Warped
Boysvoice - Boysvoice
Brass Kitten - E-Z N' Pretty
Company Of Wolves - Company Of Wolves
Lita Ford - Stiletto

 

 

Yeah, there are about five or six albums in that list that I still play ... ;)

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Anthrax: Persistence Of Time

Baton Rouge: Shake Your Soul

The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker

Black Sabbath: Tyr

Cinderella: Heartbreak Station

Cold Sweat: Break Out

Damn Yankees: Damn Yankees

Death: Spiritual Healing

Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’: Fly Me Courageous

Fields Of The Nephilim: Elizium

Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors

Lita Ford: Stiletto

Johnny Crash: Neighbourhood Threat

Judas Priest: Painkiller

Loud: D Generation

Love/Hate: Blackout In The Red Room

Megadeth: Rust In Peace

No Sweat: No Sweat

Rhino Bucket: Rhino Bucket

Skin ‘n’ Bones: Not A Pretty Sight!

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

Spread Eagle: Spread Eagle

Warrant: Cherry Pie

Warrior Soul: Last Decade, Dead Century

Winter: Into Darkness

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Anthrax: Persistence Of Time

Baton Rouge: Shake Your Soul

The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker

Black Sabbath: Tyr

Cinderella: Heartbreak Station

Cold Sweat: Break Out

Damn Yankees: Damn Yankees

Death: Spiritual Healing

Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’: Fly Me Courageous

Fields Of The Nephilim: Elizium

Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors

Lita Ford: Stiletto

Johnny Crash: Neighbourhood Threat

Judas Priest: Painkiller

Loud: D Generation

Love/Hate: Blackout In The Red Room

Megadeth: Rust In Peace

No Sweat: No Sweat

Rhino Bucket: Rhino Bucket

Skin ‘n’ Bones: Not A Pretty Sight!

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

Spread Eagle: Spread Eagle

Warrant: Cherry Pie

Warrior Soul: Last Decade, Dead Century

Winter: Into Darkness

 

No wonder you hate the year... I would too if they were my favourite from it. ;) You should reference my list for some albums that were actually good (minus those few exceptions that do rate a mention on both lists. ;):lol:

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Hm ... having gone back to my 1990 discs, I'm struggling ...

People like you suck!! ;)

 

Just a small handful to get you started...

 

Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces
Bang Gang - Love Sells
Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Dominoe - The Key
Heartless - Heartless
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Hotshot - Hotshot
Guardian - Fire And Love
Blonz - Blonz
Cheap Trick - Busted
Hit The Ground Runnin' - Control Yourself
Halo - Halo
D'Priest - Playa Del Rock
Crash Alley - Crash Alley
Fastway - Bad Bad Girls
D'Molls - Warped
Boysvoice - Boysvoice
Brass Kitten - E-Z N' Pretty
Lita Ford - Stiletto

 

 

In fairness to Gibbo. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this lot too.

 

I'll check them out, but I'd be amazed if many eventually stand a chance at actually breaking my own personal top 20 for 1990 as I pretty much extensively listened to most stuff from that year (discarding and not buying what I thought was weak) as it was released.......

 

We'll see.

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Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces

Bang Gang - Love Sells
Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Dominoe - The Key
Heartless - Heartless

In fairness to Gibbo. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this lot too.

 

I'll check them out, but I'd be amazed if many eventually stand a chance at actually breaking my own personal top 20 for 1990 as I pretty much extensively listened to most stuff from that year (discarding and not buying what I thought was weak) as it was released.......

 

We'll see.

 

 

Those top 6 are utterly essential.

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I'll check out. Cheers

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BANG GANG is the one that didn't work out well for me. My rating is around 73.7% which is way below the chart and consider them a second rate of PBF with weaker vocal and musicianship.

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Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces

Bang Gang - Love Sells
Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Dominoe - The Key
Heartless - Heartless

In fairness to Gibbo. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this lot too.

 

I'll check them out, but I'd be amazed if many eventually stand a chance at actually breaking my own personal top 20 for 1990 as I pretty much extensively listened to most stuff from that year (discarding and not buying what I thought was weak) as it was released.......

 

We'll see.

 

 

Those top 6 are utterly essential.

 

 

Nope - haven't heard one of those ... I may have to look them up (if only to keep Geoff quiet!)

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Hm ... having gone back to my 1990 discs, I'm struggling ...

People like you suck!! ;)

 

Just a small handful to get you started...

 

Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces
Bang Gang - Love Sells
Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Dominoe - The Key
Heartless - Heartless
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Lipstik - First Kiss EP
Hotshot - Hotshot
Guardian - Fire And Love
Blonz - Blonz
Cheap Trick - Busted
Hit The Ground Runnin' - Control Yourself
Halo - Halo
D'Priest - Playa Del Rock
Crash Alley - Crash Alley
Fastway - Bad Bad Girls
D'Molls - Warped
Boysvoice - Boysvoice
Brass Kitten - E-Z N' Pretty
Lita Ford - Stiletto

 

 

In fairness to Gibbo. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this lot too.

 

I'll check them out, but I'd be amazed if many eventually stand a chance at actually breaking my own personal top 20 for 1990 as I pretty much extensively listened to most stuff from that year (discarding and not buying what I thought was weak) as it was released.......

 

We'll see.

 

 

From Geoff's list (ignoring the very small number of albums we agree on):

 

Don Dokken - Up From The Ashes - this one didn't do anything for me when it was released, I doubt it will do anything for me now :)

 

Heart - Brigade - I was put off Heart after 'Bad Animals' came out, and this album has got 'All I Wanna Do ...' on it, which I can't stand

 

Alias - Alias - I've got this album. It's okay, but I don't play it often enough for it to be an absolute favourite

 

Heavens Edge - Heavens Edge - fair point, I ought to revisit this one

 

Firehouse - Firehouse - as with Heaven's Edge, I may have been a bit hasty when it comes to Firehouse

 

Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory - I like the title track. That's it

 

Cheap Trick - Busted - never much liked latter-day Cheap Trick

 

Fastway - Bad Bad Girls - never bothered with Fastway, too many other bands to listen to

 

D'Molls - Warped - another good shout. I don't have this album any more, and had forgotten all about it (sorry!)

 

Company Of Wolves - Company Of Wolves - I've always heard that this is a good album. Perhaps I should give it a listen?

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BANG GANG is the one that didn't work out well for me. My rating is around 73.7% which is way below the chart and consider them a second rate of PBF with weaker vocal and musicianship.

 

Definitely disagree with that. I prefer PBF considerably, but I'd say Bang Gang were better song writers (technically, especially lyrically) and better musicians. I love both bands, but defo prefer PBF.

 

And yeah dudes, be sure to check out the list of at least the top ones. Boystown, I think, was only released in about 2005 for the first time (I think???), but it is from 1990. Excellent album you guys will dig. Pure class:

 

 

Heartless in only an EP - hard to find, but re-issued on Retrospect and a very good EP.

 

Also, be warned that Holy Soldier are silly christians, but a little less obvious than others and an extremely good band, even if only for their first two albums. A lot of the time it's not even massively obvious they are singing about Jesus and equally stupid nonsense.

 

Hericane Alice - surprise you guys don't know this one as guys in this band went on to form Bangalore Choir. It's a ball-tearer for the most part, though I fear the vocals might put some new listeners off, but stick with it. In fact, if you don't absolutely love this song, perhaps just don't bother with it. It's s slightly thin sound, but I live for shit like this:

 

 

And I'm surprised you guys don't know the Dominoe album... a rather popular AOR band, I thought.

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Have always loved that Hericane Alice disc,brilliant,my fav from it being Too Late,excellent stuff :)

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Have always loved that Hericane Alice disc,brilliant,my fav from it being Too Late,excellent stuff :)

 

Yeah, my favourite song too. The album holds a special place for me as it is one of probably only two albums that I originally owned as an LP which I could just not stop playing, even though I never played LPs. But this and Treat's 'Dreamhunter' were by far the most played LPs that ever stepped through my door. Getting each on CD were the best days of my early life. It's a killer disc.

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I just found out about DOMINOE too and I think the album is very good, probably worth between 84%-88%, but that's my first spin, will see how it fares after 3-4 spins later but I reckon won't be much further from that.

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I just found out about DOMINOE too and I think the album is very good, probably worth between 84%-88%, but that's my first spin, will see how it fares after 3-4 spins later but I reckon won't be much further from that.

 

Yeah, I rated it 84%, which I think is an excellent score.

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Fantastic and underrated album from 1990 Apocrypha - Area 54. Probably not of interest to too many on here though...

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Fantastic and underrated album from 1990 Apocrypha - Area 54. Probably not of interest to too many on here though...

 

 

Because it's not as great as forgotten scroll :whistle:

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Fantastic and underrated album from 1990 Apocrypha - Area 54. Probably not of interest to too many on here though...

 

 

Because it's not as great as forgotten scroll :whistle:

 

 

Have to agree to disagree on that one! :D

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

 

When it comes to 'Empire', I'm sure you meant to write 'ONE cracking song, a bunch of filler and some utter shite'? No?

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

 

Some very good albums in that list, BGF ... some odd choices, too ... Bad Company? I wouldn't have thought their particular 'ouevre' was your thing at all!

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

 

When it comes to 'Empire', I'm sure you meant to write 'ONE cracking song, a bunch of filler and some utter shite'? No?

 

 

 

I hear you and I raise the total number of Q'ryche tracks I like to 2 :yikes:

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

 

 

Mate, I'm crying...

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

 

Some very good albums in that list, BGF ... some odd choices, too ... Bad Company? I wouldn't have thought their particular 'ouevre' was your thing at all!

 

 

Any album with a song as good as "Stranger Stranger" deserves recognition. Just a wonderful, wonderful tune!

 

Same for Empire, really - pretty poor album overall, but with two fantastic songs (the title track and "Jet City Woman") that elevate it above the majority.

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Another great year. Full verdict (although bound to have forgotten some); each list starting with the best album.

 

Some out and out classics, including these 10/10 masterpieces, as close to perfection as it gets:

 

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Warrior Soul - Last Decade Dead Century

Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

Trouble - Trouble

 

These are pretty close and would be 9-9.5/10:

 

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room

Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

Apocrypha - Area 54

Ratt - Detonator

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Death - Spiritual Healing

Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse

Obituary - Cause of Death

Pretty Maids - Jump The Gun

 

And these are worth an honorary mention - some great tracks, but some filler too:

 

Deicide - Deicide

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Bad Company - Holy Water

Queensryche - Empire

Some very good albums in that list, BGF ... some odd choices, too ... Bad Company? I wouldn't have thought their particular 'ouevre' was your thing at all!

Any album with a song as good as "Stranger Stranger" deserves recognition. Just a wonderful, wonderful tune!

 

Same for Empire, really - pretty poor album overall, but with two fantastic songs (the title track and "Jet City Woman") that elevate it above the majority.

What? Then why would it even get a mention? Was it that bad of a year for you?

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