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I really wanna hear that New Device CD. You dropped Hotspur 'cause it wasn't rock enough? Not sure about that one, mate. I put stuff like Forever the Sickest Kids, Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For etc. in these lists all the time. If it's good, you should leave it there, mate. :) Definitely no less rock than a lot of the stuff we put in these lists. ;)

 

Must listen to Pound again. There was some great stuff on that one early on... dropped off a bit in the second half. This weekend saw a banquet of great new stuff too which I can't wait to hear. Most notably, I see Saosin have a new disc! Very excited about that one. I heard the first song and it looks to have taken off where the last one left off. :)

 

Yeah but the Hotspur is quirky and difficult to compare to the rest of the list, hence why ive dropped it.

 

The second half of Pound does drop a little bit, but those songs are growers on the second half and take a few spins to get into. 'Phantom Killer' and 'Evil Eye' are just great, 2 of my fav songs of 2009. There's a really good b-side single as well which i downloaded off itunes called 'I Hate You Too'....I slipped it in just after 'Back In A Coffin' on my ipod and it fits in just nice. Worth tracking down.

 

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Sorry, the NEW DEVICE is crap....

 

So all my fave discs have come out in the last couple of months, with none of them being in the AOR/MHR genre at all. Am still waiting on the SLAYER and W.E.T which both should be awesome, but current faves are:-

 

AUGUST BURNS RED - Constellations

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - Deflorate

MEGADETH - Endgame

THE USED - Artwork

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:lol: @ New Device. Still interested to hear it, though. Spun that The Used disc yesterday too and that still has spaces to climb for me. I think... in fact, I will go on the record as saying it's the most consistent album I've heard this year, well, at least in modern rock.

 

A lot of albums with simply stunning songs on them, numbering 3-4 or so, but the rest falls short. The Used doesn't really have an outright stunner, but every single song (bar the average closer) is of very high quality.

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:lol: @ New Device. Still interested to hear it, though. Spun that The Used disc yesterday too and that still has spaces to climb for me. I think... in fact, I will go on the record as saying it's the most consistent album I've heard this year, well, at least in modern rock.

 

A lot of albums with simply stunning songs on them, numbering 3-4 or so, but the rest falls short. The Used doesn't really have an outright stunner, but every single song (bar the average closer) is of very high quality.

 

Yeah completely agree mate. Am surprised how melodic songs like "Born To Quit" and "Watered Down" are - basically just pop/rock. The last track is a bit aimless but the rest is great...

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Sorry, the NEW DEVICE is crap....

 

Whatever mate........i love it and it certainly kills most other modern releases this year.

 

As I said its got more of a classic rock vibe........takes a few listens to really click, but now it kicks my arse each and every time I listen to it.

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:lol: @ New Device. Still interested to hear it, though. Spun that The Used disc yesterday too and that still has spaces to climb for me. I think... in fact, I will go on the record as saying it's the most consistent album I've heard this year, well, at least in modern rock.

 

A lot of albums with simply stunning songs on them, numbering 3-4 or so, but the rest falls short. The Used doesn't really have an outright stunner, but every single song (bar the average closer) is of very high quality.

 

Yeah completely agree mate. Am surprised how melodic songs like "Born To Quit" and "Watered Down" are - basically just pop/rock. The last track is a bit aimless but the rest is great...

Yeah, I too was really surprised at how melodic the whole album was, especially after those early comments that the CD was going to be heavy, a jumble and all over the place. It's arguably their most melodic and commercial yet, which goes against a lot of the pre-release comments. :)

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a rough sorta order....

 

hardcore superstar - beg for it

bai bang - are you ready

steevi jaimz - my private hell

diamond sins - welcome to the freakshow

innocent rosie - bad habbit romance

white widdow - s/t EP

johnny lima - livin out loud

chris laney - pure

peppermint creeps - in hell

 

... with the new babylon bombs and bon jovi still to come.

 

ALthough I must say Nasty Idols - Boystown is the biggest disappointment so far.

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a rough sorta order....

 

hardcore superstar - beg for it

bai bang - are you ready

steevi jaimz - my private hell

diamond sins - welcome to the freakshow

innocent rosie - bad habbit romance

white widdow - s/t EP

johnny lima - livin out loud

chris laney - pure

peppermint creeps - in hell

 

... with the new babylon bombs and bon jovi still to come.

 

ALthough I must say Nasty Idols - Boystown is the biggest disappointment so far.

Why do you hate Chris Laney so much?

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a rough sorta order....

 

hardcore superstar - beg for it

bai bang - are you ready

steevi jaimz - my private hell

diamond sins - welcome to the freakshow

innocent rosie - bad habbit romance

white widdow - s/t EP

johnny lima - livin out loud

chris laney - pure

peppermint creeps - in hell

 

... with the new babylon bombs and bon jovi still to come.

 

ALthough I must say Nasty Idols - Boystown is the biggest disappointment so far.

Why do you hate Chris Laney so much?

 

not hate at all.

 

it's a great album, but is just missing the 1-or-2 songs to rasie the roof off a stadium. Bai bnag has tracks like "Bad Boys" and "We Come Alive" (i think i'ts that one). Johnny Lima has "Gimme Some Rock". Laney just seems to lack on of those monster chorus type tracks.

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a rough sorta order....

 

hardcore superstar - beg for it

bai bang - are you ready

steevi jaimz - my private hell

diamond sins - welcome to the freakshow

innocent rosie - bad habbit romance

white widdow - s/t EP

johnny lima - livin out loud

chris laney - pure

peppermint creeps - in hell

 

... with the new babylon bombs and bon jovi still to come.

 

ALthough I must say Nasty Idols - Boystown is the biggest disappointment so far.

Why do you hate Chris Laney so much?

 

not hate at all.

 

it's a great album, but is just missing the 1-or-2 songs to rasie the roof off a stadium. Bai bnag has tracks like "Bad Boys" and "We Come Alive" (i think i'ts that one). Johnny Lima has "Gimme Some Rock". Laney just seems to lack on of those monster chorus type tracks.

Wow, how funny. I think the complete opposite. I like all the others we mentioned but apart from the title track on the Bai Bang CD and to a much smaller degree, 'Caught In The Middle' off the Lima CD... I just think all CDs are missing a real killer tune (I much prefer hardcore Superstar to both of those, despite a real stand-out track).

 

Laney, however. Take your motherfriggin' pick - 'Fire & Ice', 'I hate yer guts', 'Get u down' and 'Pissed and what u missed'. Four instant classics and any of those four blows the roof off my ballsack everytime I spin this disc.

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MHR -

 

1. Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Kiss - Sonic Boom

4. Gotthard - Need To Believe

5. Farcry - High Gear

6. Crash The System - The Crowning

7. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements

9. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams

10. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

 

 

 

Modern

 

1. Skillet - Awake

2. Daughtry - Feels Like Home (inc bonus tracks)

3. New Device - Takin Over

4. Adelitas Way - s/t

5. Nural - Entitlement

6. The Veer Union - Against The Grain

7. Pound - Stardust, Lies & Holy Water

8. Halestorm - s/t

9. Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days

10. No Love Lost - s/t

 

 

[the new Monty Are I is definitely going to feature in the modern top 10, but only listened twice so far]

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1. Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Kiss - Sonic Boom

4. Gotthard - Need To Believe

5. Farcry - High Gear

6. Crash The System - The Crowning

7. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements

9. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams

10. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

 

 

 

Modern

 

1. Skillet - Awake

2. Daughtry - Feels Like Home (inc bonus tracks)

3. New Device - Takin Over

4. Adelitas Way - s/t

5. Nural - Entitlement

6. The Veer Union - Against The Grain

7. Pound - Stardust, Lies & Holy Water

8. Halestorm - s/t

9. Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days

10. No Love Lost - s/t

 

 

[the new Monty Are I is definitely going to feature in the modern top 10, but only listened twice so far]

:woot: Holding onto #5!

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MHR -

 

1. Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Kiss - Sonic Boom

4. Gotthard - Need To Believe

5. Farcry - High Gear

6. Crash The System - The Crowning

7. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements

9. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams

10. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

 

 

 

Modern

 

1. Skillet - Awake

2. Daughtry - Feels Like Home (inc bonus tracks)

3. New Device - Takin Over

4. Adelitas Way - s/t

5. Nural - Entitlement

6. The Veer Union - Against The Grain

7. Pound - Stardust, Lies & Holy Water

8. Halestorm - s/t

9. Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days

10. No Love Lost - s/t

 

 

[the new Monty Are I is definitely going to feature in the modern top 10, but only listened twice so far]

:woot: Holding onto #5!

 

You're #1 on my list, that is if I ever get around to making a list.

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MHR -

 

1. Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Kiss - Sonic Boom

4. Gotthard - Need To Believe

5. Farcry - High Gear

6. Crash The System - The Crowning

7. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements

9. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams

10. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

 

 

 

Modern

 

1. Skillet - Awake

2. Daughtry - Feels Like Home (inc bonus tracks)

3. New Device - Takin Over

4. Adelitas Way - s/t

5. Nural - Entitlement

6. The Veer Union - Against The Grain

7. Pound - Stardust, Lies & Holy Water

8. Halestorm - s/t

9. Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days

10. No Love Lost - s/t

 

 

[the new Monty Are I is definitely going to feature in the modern top 10, but only listened twice so far]

:woot: Holding onto #5!

 

Not holding on Pete........easily No 5 and very close to the albums above as well.

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MHR -

 

1. Steel Panther - Feel The Steel

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Kiss - Sonic Boom

4. Gotthard - Need To Believe

5. Farcry - High Gear

6. Crash The System - The Crowning

7. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements

9. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams

10. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

 

 

 

Modern

 

1. Skillet - Awake

2. Daughtry - Feels Like Home (inc bonus tracks)

3. New Device - Takin Over

4. Adelitas Way - s/t

5. Nural - Entitlement

6. The Veer Union - Against The Grain

7. Pound - Stardust, Lies & Holy Water

8. Halestorm - s/t

9. Cavo - Bright Nights Dark Days

10. No Love Lost - s/t

 

 

[the new Monty Are I is definitely going to feature in the modern top 10, but only listened twice so far]

:woot: Holding onto #5!

 

Not holding on Pete........easily No 5 and very close to the albums above as well.

Awesome! I think the D2 might be topping my list...

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Renegade five

Bad Habit

FarCry

Sahara Rain

CHRIS LANEY - Pure

Halestorm

Bai bang

Killing Touch

Firenote

Steevie Jaimz

Crash The System

Revolution Renaissance

Hardline

Places of power

Praying Mantis

Koritni

Galvatrons

Hot Leg

Free Spirit

Lou Gramm

 

 

YEH SOMETHING LIKE THAT!

This is too hard.

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Latest update:

 

MHR:

 

1 . Danger Danger - Revolve

2 . Steel Panther - Feel the steel

3 . Place Vendome - Streets of fire

4 . Crash the System - The crowning

5 . Voices of Rock II - High and mighty

6 . Farcry - High gear

7 . Chris Laney - Pure

8 . Sunstorm - House of dreams

9 . Gotthard - Need to believe

10 . House of Lords - Cartisan dreams

11 . Wildstreet - s/t

12 . Dynazty - Bring the thunder

13 . Tango Down - Damage control

14 . Hardcore Superstar - Beg for it

15 . The Poodles - Clash of the elements

16 . Pistol Dawn - Conversation peice

17 . Firenote - s/t

18 . Bad Habit - Above and beyond

19 . Solna - Eurameric

20 . Stateline - s/t

 

Modern HR:

 

1 . No Love Lost - s/t & Monty Are I - Break through the silence

2 . Fallbrooke - s/t

3 . Skillet - Awake

4 . Boys Like Girls - Love drunk

5 . Pillar - Confessions

6 . Papa Roach - Metamorphosis

7 . Daughtry - Leave this town

8 . The Used - Artwork

9 . The Friday Night Boys - Off the deep end

10 . All Time Low - Nothing personal

11 . Vaeda - Unsafe at any speed

12 . Cavo - Bright nights dark days

13 . Nural - Entitlement

14 . Saosin - In search of solid ground

15 . The Veer Union- Against the grain

16 . Burn Halo -s/t

17 . Halestorm- s/t

18 . Ghosts of Gloria - Voices from the redroom

19 . Exit This Side - Just in case the world ends

20 . Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome to the masquerade

 

Yeah, I know it's soft not being able to split the number one spot, but every time I lean towards on I prefer the other and I seriously cannot separate them at the moment. By year's end I'll have a clear winner but I am totally loving both those albums at the moment. Monty Are I is pure bliss, but I can't get the No Love Lost tunes out my head. In all honesty, I've been a bit harsh on this year but there is some killer material there.

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You are a mad mad man still having Fallbrooke at no 2 (no 3 in essence).

 

& as good as D2 is, there's still nothing to touch the totally awesome Steel Panther.

 

PS anyone see on Nov 9th there's a new Wigwam cd due????! Some confusion over the release date as this could be the Jap version. Still great news!

 

Hope to get a first listen to the WET album this weekend too. High hopes for this disc!

 

Cheers

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You are a mad mad man still having Fallbrooke at no 2 (no 3 in essence).

 

& as good as D2 is, there's still nothing to touch the totally awesome Steel Panther.

 

PS anyone see on Nov 9th there's a new Wigwam cd due????! Some confusion over the release date as this could be the Jap version. Still great news!

 

Hope to get a first listen to the WET album this weekend too. High hopes for this disc!

 

Cheers

 

Great news about the Wig Wam as I was wondering what was taking so long. :headbanger:

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You are a mad mad man still having Fallbrooke at no 2 (no 3 in essence).

 

& as good as D2 is, there's still nothing to touch the totally awesome Steel Panther.

 

PS anyone see on Nov 9th there's a new Wigwam cd due????! Some confusion over the release date as this could be the Jap version. Still great news!

 

Hope to get a first listen to the WET album this weekend too. High hopes for this disc!

 

Cheers

 

Great news about the Wig Wam as I was wondering what was taking so long. :headbanger:

 

Shit, yeah. I've been thinking the same thing all week, and my investigation went as far as wikipedia, which didn't tell me anything--too lazy.

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The best albums are easy for me....

 

Blindside Blues Band - Smokehouse Sessions

Blindside Blues Band - Keepers Of The Flame

Onesko Bogert Ceo - Big Electric Cream Jam

 

The only hope of any of these being knocked off their perch will be from the new Blindside Blues Band CD that will be out later this year and after hearing one of the tracks that is going to be on it....that could happen !!!!!!

 

I've now been able to hear a few tracks off the upcoming album "WORLD ON FIRE" - BLINDSIDE BLUES BAND and just going on from those few, this album will be a contender for album of the year....no doubt !!!!!

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd God & Guns will probably sit behind the above four mentioned :tumbsup:

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No.1 album of 2009:

 

1. W.E.T. - S/T

 

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Outloud - S/T

4. The Psychics - S/T

5. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

6. KISS - Sonic Boom

7. Keith Urban - Defying Gravity

 

I really doubt that anything is going to move W.E.T. out of the number one spot. An incredibly awesome album from start to finish.

 

Still haven't heard or not yet released:

 

Voices Of Rock 2

Salute

AOR

Winger

Jaded Heart

Foreigner

Vertical Horizon

Bon Jovi

Grand Design

Dare

Blanc Faces

On The Rise

Stage Dolls

Terry Brock

Burning Rain

Stan Bush

101 South

Treat

Keel

FM

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No.1 album of 2009:

 

1. W.E.T. - S/T

 

2. Danger Danger - Revolve

3. Outloud - S/T

4. The Psychics - S/T

5. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

6. KISS - Sonic Boom

7. Keith Urban - Defying Gravity

 

I really doubt that anything is going to move W.E.T. out of the number one spot. An incredibly awesome album from start to finish.

 

Still haven't heard or not yet released:

 

Voices Of Rock 2

Salute

AOR

Winger

Jaded Heart

Foreigner

Vertical Horizon

Bon Jovi

Grand Design

Dare

Blanc Faces

On The Rise

Stage Dolls

Terry Brock

Burning Rain

Stan Bush

101 South

Treat

Keel

FM

 

Is there a new Stan Bush album?

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I guess I'm not feelin' the same love for W.E.T. that everyone else is. It's a very good album, but it's not blowing me away. There's nothing on it that goes "over the top" for me. It's too similar to all the other generic JSS projects he's done. I need to play it some more and see if it grows on me, but thus far it gets a resounding "ok" from me.

 

Mastedon, on the other hand, is kicking my ass six ways to Sunday.

 

-Dan

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