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MHR:

 

1. ROCKARMA - Bring it

2. H.E.A.T - s/t

3. MARCELLO/VESTRY - s/t

4. 7TH HEAVEN - USA-UK

5. SILENCE - Open Road

6. HAREM SCAREM - Hope

7. MYLAND - No man's land

8. WORK OF ART - Artwork

9. BROTHER FIRETRIBE - Heart full of fire

10. HOUSE OF LORDS - Come to my Kingdom

 

11. PRETTY BOY - Metro sessions

12. ECLIPSE - Are you ready to rock

13. KHYMERA - The Greatest Wonder

14. JONES STREET - Dancin' with the devil

15. RICK SPRINGFIELD - Venus in Overdrive

16. ELEVENER - When Kaleidoscopes collide

17. LOVEX - Pretend of Surrender

18. MOTLEY CRUE - Saints of los angeles

19. JOURNEY - Revelation

20. STONE GODS - Silver spoons and broken bones

 

Not bad, my friend ! Not bad at all !! :drink: I am with you for about 80% of these releases.

It should stay pretty stable now, except for Lovex. I haven't heard it for a while as I have an original coming to me in the mail and I'll wait till then to spin it again... but if I recall correctly I won't be surprised if it jumps up to about the 12th spot ahead of that batch from 12-16.

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I just realised I've forgotten Tesla and Carmen Gray... both of which I am also expecting in the mail hence their absence. :( But both would probably just squeeze in the end of the top 20.

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So many good things are still flying through the door this year, that I am going to have a hell of a time compiling my top 20 this year. Contenders in no order as of yet are:

 

Work Of Art - Artwork

Journey - Revelation

Khymera - The Greatest Wonder

Elevener - When Kaleidoscopes Collide

Pendragon - Pure

Trust - 13 À Table

Myland - No Mans Land

Honeymoon Suite - Clifton Hill

Marillion - Happiness Is The Road

Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times

Lovex - Pretend Or Surrender

It Bites - The Tall Ships

Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe

Presto Ballet - The Lost Art Of Time Travel

Marcello/Vestry - S/T

H.E.A.T - S/T

Rick Springfield - Venus In Overdrive

Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

Silence - The Open Road

Martin Orford - The Old Road

Jimi Jamison - Crossroads Moment

Tesla - Forever More..+2

Kiss - Jigoku Retsuden: New Recording Best Of..

JaR - Scene 29

House Of Lords - Come To My Kingdom

Rockarma - Bring It!

Shadowman - Ghost In The Mirror

AC/DC - Black Ice

Asia - Phoenix

Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

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In no order, my top releases so far:

 

Marcello/Vestry - s/t

Paul Alan - drive it home

7th Heaven - usa uk

Journey - revelation

Avantasia - the scarecrow

Khymera - the greatest wonder

Def Leppard - songs from the sparkle lounge

Rockarma - Bring it!

Saint Deamon - In shadows lost from the brave

Kissin' Dynamite - Steel Of Swabia

Lovex - pretend or surrender

Rev Theory - light it up

 

Still needing to hear:

Fires of Babylon, Harem Scarem, Jorn Lande, Revolution Renaissance, White Lion, Stone Gods, Starbreaker, Bob Catley, Carmen Gray, Driver, Edens Curse, Harmony, Kutless, John Schlitt, Michael Sweet, Theocracy, Tesla, Queen + Paul Rogers, Edguy, Farcry, Poley/Riviera, Hinder...

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I haven't put a list together as of yet, but Shinedown still is on top for me. New Tesla is also coming on strong. I'm also hoping that Poley/Rivera will contend.

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I`ve only heard 2 from this year and they are in order of preference......

 

1. Metallica - Death Magnetic

 

2. Journey - Revelation

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I`ve only heard 2 from this year and they are in order of preference......

 

1. Metallica - Death Magnetic

 

2. Journey - Revelation

 

I have to say I'm a little suprised that you're putting the Metallica ahead of Journey knowing how much you like Journey.

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Dokken 'Lightning Strikes Again' above all for me and that ain't gonna change in the next month.Great f'n record..go ahead and give Levin' the best guitar performance of the year as well-his fretwork and lynch-like sound is ridiculous.--

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Dokken 'Lightning Strikes Again' above all for me and that ain't gonna change in the next month.Great f'n record..go ahead and give Levin' the best guitar performance of the year as well-his fretwork and lynch-like sound is ridiculous.--

 

Best guitar work Ive heard is on Whitesnake ( :bowdown: ) and Edens Curse (every solo on that smokes!).

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I`ve only heard 2 from this year and they are in order of preference......

 

1. Metallica - Death Magnetic

 

2. Journey - Revelation

 

I have to say I'm a little suprised that you're putting the Metallica ahead of Journey knowing how much you like Journey.

 

I really like the Journey album but there`s something missing for me that I can`t quite put my finger on! :unsure:

 

Quite a good return to form for them but nothing like the classic stuff IMO :tumbsup:

 

The Metallica album is very appealing to me at the moment but in 12 months I might dislike it :tumbsup:

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Dokken 'Lightning Strikes Again' above all for me and that ain't gonna change in the next month.Great f'n record..go ahead and give Levin' the best guitar performance of the year as well-his fretwork and lynch-like sound is ridiculous.--

 

Best guitar work Ive heard is on Whitesnake ( :bowdown: ) and Edens Curse (every solo on that smokes!).

 

Yup Doug Aldrich just smokes on that Snake disc as does Levin on the Dokken. :bowdown:

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Right, Ive had a right good think about this now and am pretty happy with this list (limited to 10 for HH artists and modern).

 

HH Artists

 

1. Journey - Revelation

2. Work Of Art - Artwork

3. Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess

4. H.E.A.T. - s/t

5. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

6. Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

7. Marcello/Vestry - s/t

8. Harem Scarem - Hope

9. Tesla - Forevermore

10. Khymera - Greatest Wonder

 

Modern

 

1. Story Of The Year - The Black Swan (inc bonus tracks)

2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (inc bonus tracks)

3. Disciple - Southern Hospitality

4. Simple Plan - s/t

5. Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness (inc bonus tracks)

6. Anberlin - New Surrender

7. Kesslar - I Know Your Voice

8. Safety Suit - Life Left To Go

9. Quietdrive - Deliverance

10. Stanfour - Wild Life

 

 

There are loads of great albums which havent made the list...in particular, Eclipse, HOL, Edguy, Eden's Curse, Lovex, Valentine, David Cook (although this might make the list as it is seriously growing on me with each listen), TOAD, Slipknot, Throw The Fight, Scars On Broadway etc etc.

 

Not long to go now, but I can see Jimi Jamison and Bulletproof Messenger possibly making the list when I get round to hearing them. Also still not heard AC/DC & Rockarma.

 

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Right, Ive had a right good think about this now and am pretty happy with this list (limited to 10 for HH artists and modern).

 

HH Artists

 

1. Journey - Revelation

2. Work Of Art - Artwork

3. Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess

4. H.E.A.T. - s/t

5. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

6. Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

7. Marcello/Vestry - s/t

8. Harem Scarem - Hope

9. Tesla - Forevermore

10. Khymera - Greatest Wonder

 

Modern

 

1. Story Of The Year - The Black Swan (inc bonus tracks)

2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (inc bonus tracks)

3. Disciple - Southern Hospitality

4. Simple Plan - s/t

5. Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness (inc bonus tracks)

6. Anberlin - New Surrender

7. Kesslar - I Know Your Voice

8. Safety Suit - Life Left To Go

9. Quietdrive - Deliverance

10. Stanfour - Wild Life

 

 

There are loads of great albums which havent made the list...in particular, Eclipse, HOL, Edguy, Eden's Curse, Lovex, Valentine, David Cook (although this might make the list as it is seriously growing on me with each listen), TOAD, Slipknot, Throw The Fight, Scars On Broadway etc etc.

 

Not long to go now, but I can see Jimi Jamison and Bulletproof Messenger possibly making the list when I get round to hearing them. Also still not heard AC/DC & Rockarma.

 

:drink:

 

Nice list there mate. Your Modern list is very similar to mine, though I don't think Anberlin would make my Top 10. Who is David Cook?

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Right, Ive had a right good think about this now and am pretty happy with this list (limited to 10 for HH artists and modern).

 

HH Artists

 

1. Journey - Revelation

2. Work Of Art - Artwork

3. Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess

4. H.E.A.T. - s/t

5. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

6. Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

7. Marcello/Vestry - s/t

8. Harem Scarem - Hope

9. Tesla - Forevermore

10. Khymera - Greatest Wonder

 

Modern

 

1. Story Of The Year - The Black Swan (inc bonus tracks)

2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (inc bonus tracks)

3. Disciple - Southern Hospitality

4. Simple Plan - s/t

5. Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness (inc bonus tracks)

6. Anberlin - New Surrender

7. Kesslar - I Know Your Voice

8. Safety Suit - Life Left To Go

9. Quietdrive - Deliverance

10. Stanfour - Wild Life

 

 

There are loads of great albums which havent made the list...in particular, Eclipse, HOL, Edguy, Eden's Curse, Lovex, Valentine, David Cook (although this might make the list as it is seriously growing on me with each listen), TOAD, Slipknot, Throw The Fight, Scars On Broadway etc etc.

 

Not long to go now, but I can see Jimi Jamison and Bulletproof Messenger possibly making the list when I get round to hearing them. Also still not heard AC/DC & Rockarma.

 

:drink:

 

Nice list there mate. Your Modern list is very similar to mine, though I don't think Anberlin would make my Top 10. Who is David Cook?

 

American Idol winner.

 

Nice album....not stunning. Bit like Daughtry, but not quite as strong IMO.

 

The guy sure can sing tho.

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Right, Ive had a right good think about this now and am pretty happy with this list (limited to 10 for HH artists and modern).

 

HH Artists

 

1. Journey - Revelation

2. Work Of Art - Artwork

3. Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess

4. H.E.A.T. - s/t

5. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

6. Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

7. Marcello/Vestry - s/t

8. Harem Scarem - Hope

9. Tesla - Forevermore

10. Khymera - Greatest Wonder

 

Modern

 

1. Story Of The Year - The Black Swan (inc bonus tracks)

2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (inc bonus tracks)

3. Disciple - Southern Hospitality

4. Simple Plan - s/t

5. Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness (inc bonus tracks)

6. Anberlin - New Surrender

7. Kesslar - I Know Your Voice

8. Safety Suit - Life Left To Go

9. Quietdrive - Deliverance

10. Stanfour - Wild Life

 

 

There are loads of great albums which havent made the list...in particular, Eclipse, HOL, Edguy, Eden's Curse, Lovex, Valentine, David Cook (although this might make the list as it is seriously growing on me with each listen), TOAD, Slipknot, Throw The Fight, Scars On Broadway etc etc.

 

Not long to go now, but I can see Jimi Jamison and Bulletproof Messenger possibly making the list when I get round to hearing them. Also still not heard AC/DC & Rockarma.

 

:drink:

 

Nice list there mate. Your Modern list is very similar to mine, though I don't think Anberlin would make my Top 10. Who is David Cook?

 

American Idol winner.

 

Nice album....not stunning. Bit like Daughtry, but not quite as strong IMO.

 

The guy sure can sing tho.

 

I thought the same about Daughtry, good vocs but slightly patchy songwriting. Will check it out, cheers....

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I've been meaning to check out that David Cook disc too after seeing something on the net... on melodic.net.

 

Cool lists, Glen. Quite a few similarities to mine. The only major difference being that Jeff Scott Soto disc has already done it's dash with me. Wouldn't put it anywhere near my top 20 personally. :)

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I've been meaning to check out that David Cook disc too after seeing something on the net... on melodic.net.

 

Cool lists, Glen. Quite a few similarities to mine. The only major difference being that Jeff Scott Soto disc has already done it's dash with me. Wouldn't put it anywhere near my top 20 personally. :)

 

Man, I just love that JSS disc (er digital music file). Ive probably played that album more than any other this year. Brilliant from beginning to end.

 

David Cook is good. Ive only listened through twice now and its a real grower. The first 3 tracks in particular are spot on.

 

Can see this possibly breaking my top 10 with repeated spins.

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

 

Helpful.

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

 

Helpful.

 

Yes I am. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. :tumbsup:

 

 

I guess this is the band you're talking about:

http://www.myspace.com/sixty8band

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

 

Helpful.

 

Yes I am. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. :tumbsup:

 

 

I guess this is the band you're talking about:

http://www.myspace.com/sixty8band

Where'd you come up with this one, Matt? They sound awful. Just really bad nu-metal... can't see you liking this one at all!

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

 

Helpful.

 

Yes I am. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. :tumbsup:

 

 

I guess this is the band you're talking about:

http://www.myspace.com/sixty8band

Where'd you come up with this one, Matt? They sound awful. Just really bad nu-metal... can't see you liking this one at all!

melodic.net said theyre aor...?

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Ive had another tinker with my modern list following some listening this week -

 

HH Artists

 

1. Journey - Revelation

2. Work Of Art - Artwork

3. Jeff Scott Soto - Beautiful Mess

4. H.E.A.T. - s/t

5. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

6. Brother Firetribe - Heart Full Of Fire

7. Marcello/Vestry - s/t

8. Harem Scarem - Hope

9. Tesla - Forevermore

10. Khymera - Greatest Wonder

 

Modern

 

1. Story Of The Year - The Black Swan (inc bonus tracks)

2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (inc bonus tracks)

3. Simple Plan - s/t

4. Disciple - Southern Hospitality

5. Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness (inc bonus tracks)

6. Safety Suit - Life Left To Go

7. Anberlin - New Surrender

8. Kesslar - I Know Your Voice

9. Quietdrive - Deliverance

10. Stanfour - Wild Life

 

(I think Cook will miss out - it's good but not so that it should displace any of the current top 10 modern).

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Has anyone heard Sixty 8 - before the fall? Whats it like?

 

It sounds like an album I've never heard before. :tumbsup:

 

Helpful.

 

Yes I am. If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask. :tumbsup:

 

 

I guess this is the band you're talking about:

http://www.myspace.com/sixty8band

Where'd you come up with this one, Matt? They sound awful. Just really bad nu-metal... can't see you liking this one at all!

melodic.net said theyre aor...?

 

 

They definitley don't sound like a 'Nu Metal' band to my ears, more of the typical 80's metal sound to be honest. I hear quite alot of Maiden influence in some of the tracks, 'Shadow' especially has that definite Maiden feel to it. Saying that, it ain't that great either and there is much better stuff similar to this to spend your time on.

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