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2. It aint worth 100%..........but then again, what is??

 

Harem Scarem's debut, Dream Theater 'Images & Words' & Bill Champlin 'Runaway'.

 

10/10 in my books :)

 

Ha ha only just seen this.

 

Harem Scarem is definitely a 90%+ but again still not 100%.......that would mean every song, every note being perfect, which it isnt.

 

As for Dream Theater.....LOL, nowhere near. Havent listened to it for ages, but would struggle past 80%.......just??

 

To these ears Images And Words might be the greatest release ever, it is simply flawless, my personal fav with Operation: Mindcrime in 2nd. The Harem Scarem debut isn't far behind, Love Reaction might be it's weak link, albeit it's a great track non the less.

 

 

I 'd give it 80%. The only DT i have,on 2 vinyl versions. Not in my best 200 albums.

I must admit, I don't really rate the DT album at all either. Granted I'm not a prog fan so that wouldn't help, but it is one of two Dream Theatre CDs I do actually own and have spent time with... but yeah, does nothing for me. Wouldn't even rate in my top 3000 or so albums of all time, I guess. :(

 

As for Harem Scarem, I agree that it's a brilliant disc but not quite 100% either. I agree that 'Love reaction' would be the weakest link, great song as it still is anyway. :)

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A few 2010 discs I keep going back to lately:

 

Kamelot - Great Pandemonium(can't stop playing "Hunters Season")

Accept - Blood of the Nations

Keel - Streets of Rock N Roll(very underrated IMO)

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Okay, for the first time since about March this year I have had a comprehensive look at everything that's been released this year. I put them into some sort of order, more often than not based on 1 or 2 spins. This year, more than any other, I have bought so many CDs that I have not actually had as much time for new releases. Therefore, there is no legitimate order to these CDs, but here's a rough idea of what's going to make up my top 40's at the top of the year, not including still-to-be-released discs:

 

Melodic HR:

 

1 . Treat - Coup de grace

2 . Crazy Lixx - New religion

3 . Crashdiet - Generation wild

4 . HEAT - Freedom rock

5 . White Widdow - s/t

6 . Issa - Sign of angels

7 . Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

8 . Reckless Love - s/t

9 . First Signal - s/t

10 . Terry Brock - Diamond Blue

 

11 . Ratt - Infestation

12 . Loveblast - s/t

13 . Skull Daze - s/t

14 . Chris Laney - Only come out at night

15 . Taking Dawn - Time to burn

16 . Negative - Neon

 

 

Tell me mate, how the fuck did this pass me by??

 

Seriously that is one great album.

 

Anyone who's not heard this, needs to - hardly a filler on it!

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Okay, for the first time since about March this year I have had a comprehensive look at everything that's been released this year. I put them into some sort of order, more often than not based on 1 or 2 spins. This year, more than any other, I have bought so many CDs that I have not actually had as much time for new releases. Therefore, there is no legitimate order to these CDs, but here's a rough idea of what's going to make up my top 40's at the top of the year, not including still-to-be-released discs:

 

Melodic HR:

 

1 . Treat - Coup de grace

2 . Crazy Lixx - New religion

3 . Crashdiet - Generation wild

4 . HEAT - Freedom rock

5 . White Widdow - s/t

6 . Issa - Sign of angels

7 . Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

8 . Reckless Love - s/t

9 . First Signal - s/t

10 . Terry Brock - Diamond Blue

 

11 . Ratt - Infestation

12 . Loveblast - s/t

13 . Skull Daze - s/t

14 . Chris Laney - Only come out at night

15 . Taking Dawn - Time to burn

16 . Negative - Neon

 

 

Tell me mate, how the fuck did this pass me by??

 

Seriously that is one great album.

 

Anyone who's not heard this, needs to - hardly a filler on it!

 

That came in my top 5 of 2010 - great album..and still is!!

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Agree, a very good album !

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Yeah cheers guys.........it is indeed a goodie. Just dont remember reading too much about it at the time.

 

Good to find an excellent release like this - a nice surprise!

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Okay, for the first time since about March this year I have had a comprehensive look at everything that's been released this year. I put them into some sort of order, more often than not based on 1 or 2 spins. This year, more than any other, I have bought so many CDs that I have not actually had as much time for new releases. Therefore, there is no legitimate order to these CDs, but here's a rough idea of what's going to make up my top 40's at the top of the year, not including still-to-be-released discs:

 

Melodic HR:

 

1 . Treat - Coup de grace

2 . Crazy Lixx - New religion

3 . Crashdiet - Generation wild

4 . HEAT - Freedom rock

5 . White Widdow - s/t

6 . Issa - Sign of angels

7 . Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

8 . Reckless Love - s/t

9 . First Signal - s/t

10 . Terry Brock - Diamond Blue

 

11 . Ratt - Infestation

12 . Loveblast - s/t

13 . Skull Daze - s/t

14 . Chris Laney - Only come out at night

15 . Taking Dawn - Time to burn

16 . Negative - Neon

 

 

Tell me mate, how the fuck did this pass me by??

 

Seriously that is one great album.

 

Anyone who's not heard this, needs to - hardly a filler on it!

 

That came in my top 5 of 2010 - great album..and still is!!

 

yeah just examining my top list for 2010 I think it wouldnt be far off my top 10 which is quite a feat in an excellent year for melodic rock!

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OK, here are my top 30 albums of 2010 in all their glory - each & everyone is an essential purchase (% score in brackets).

 

 

 

1. First Signal - s/t (91.82%)

 

2. HEAT - Freedom Rock. (91.79%)

 

3. Terry Brock - Diamond Blue (90.68%)

 

4. Vega - Kiss of Life. ( 90.42%)

 

5. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion. (90.21%)

 

6. Crashdiet - Generation Wild. (89.77%)

 

7. Hardcore S/Star - Split Your Lip. (89.09%)

 

8. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium (89.00%)

 

9. Degreed - Life Love Loss. (88.13%)

 

10. All I Know - Vanity Kills. (88.04%)

 

11. Treat - Coup De Grace. (87.68%)

 

12. Alter Bridge - ABIII. (87.67%)

 

13. Distorted Wonderland - Raised. (87.27%)

 

14. Taking Dawn - Time To Burn. (87.00%)

 

15. White Widdow - s/t. (86.50%)

 

16. Story Of The Year - Constant. (86.36%)

 

17. Ratt - Infestation. (85.68%)

 

18. Nelson - Lightning Strikes (85.42%)

 

19. Erik Gronwall - Between... (85.21%)

 

20. Stan Bush - Dream The Dream (85%)

 

21. Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy. (85%)

 

22. Unruly Child - Worlds Collide. (84.38%)

 

23. Loveblast - s/t. (84.32%)

 

24. Giant - Promised Land. (84.23%)

 

25. Reckless Love - s/t. (84.09%)

 

26. Furyon - Gravitas. (84%)

 

27. Bangalore Choir - Cadence. (82.88%)

 

28. Chris Laney - Only Come Out. (82.50%)

 

29. Allen/Lande - The Showdown. (81.67%)

 

30. Bad City - Welcome. (80%)

 

 

Cheers all & a great new year!!

 

 

Glen

 

Some Excellent albums in 2010, but based purely on spins / replay value here's how it would change -

 

1. Crashdiet - Generation Wild

2. Vega - Kiss of Life

3. Degreed - Life Loss Love

4. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion

5. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

6. First Signal - s/t

7. Treat - Coup De Grace

8. Steve Lukather - Alls Well......... [didn't even make my list!!]

9. Reckless Love - s/t

10. Hardcore Superstar - Split You Lip

 

 

Obvious omissions there are Terry Brock (never play it) and HEAT - since the advent of Erik I hardly ever play the first 2 albums!!!

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Again, amazed at the high rating of the Brock album? All the ratings are pretty high, to be honest, imo, but yeah, the Brock one is a surprise... which you evidently realised, soon enough. ;)

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Again, amazed at the high rating of the Brock album? All the ratings are pretty high, to be honest, imo, but yeah, the Brock one is a surprise... which you evidently realised, soon enough. ;)

 

Yeah, that album never did anything for me. And I remember that being a difficult pill to swallow. I tried many times to listen to it.

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Again, amazed at the high rating of the Brock album? All the ratings are pretty high, to be honest, imo, but yeah, the Brock one is a surprise... which you evidently realised, soon enough. ;)

 

Yeah, that album never did anything for me. And I remember that being a difficult pill to swallow. I tried many times to listen to it.

 

 

It was actually a lot better than I remembered when I heard it again recently, and it even earned a handsome 83% from me... but unfortunately it's not exactly demanding replays repeatedly. Not like Steelhouse Lane.

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Im sure the HEAT and Brock albums are just fine.....mid 80s is prob right. ....but i never reach for them to play.

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Early H.e.a.t gets played way more often than Erik era. Though, I probably haven't listened to them in a year. I think I listen to a greater variety of music than most of you, so I'll go a long while without listening to an album/artist. Even if it's one of my favourites.

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OK, here are my top 30 albums of 2010 in all their glory - each & everyone is an essential purchase (% score in brackets).

 

 

 

1. First Signal - s/t (91.82%)

 

2. HEAT - Freedom Rock. (91.79%)

 

3. Terry Brock - Diamond Blue (90.68%)

 

4. Vega - Kiss of Life. ( 90.42%)

 

5. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion. (90.21%)

 

6. Crashdiet - Generation Wild. (89.77%)

 

7. Hardcore S/Star - Split Your Lip. (89.09%)

 

8. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium (89.00%)

 

9. Degreed - Life Love Loss. (88.13%)

 

10. All I Know - Vanity Kills. (88.04%)

 

11. Treat - Coup De Grace. (87.68%)

 

12. Alter Bridge - ABIII. (87.67%)

 

13. Distorted Wonderland - Raised. (87.27%)

 

14. Taking Dawn - Time To Burn. (87.00%)

 

15. White Widdow - s/t. (86.50%)

 

16. Story Of The Year - Constant. (86.36%)

 

17. Ratt - Infestation. (85.68%)

 

18. Nelson - Lightning Strikes (85.42%)

 

19. Erik Gronwall - Between... (85.21%)

 

20. Stan Bush - Dream The Dream (85%)

 

21. Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy. (85%)

 

22. Unruly Child - Worlds Collide. (84.38%)

 

23. Loveblast - s/t. (84.32%)

 

24. Giant - Promised Land. (84.23%)

 

25. Reckless Love - s/t. (84.09%)

 

26. Furyon - Gravitas. (84%)

 

27. Bangalore Choir - Cadence. (82.88%)

 

28. Chris Laney - Only Come Out. (82.50%)

 

29. Allen/Lande - The Showdown. (81.67%)

 

30. Bad City - Welcome. (80%)

 

 

Cheers all & a great new year!!

 

 

Glen

 

Some Excellent albums in 2010, but based purely on spins / replay value here's how it would change -

 

1. Crashdiet - Generation Wild

2. Vega - Kiss of Life

3. Degreed - Life Loss Love

4. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion

5. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

6. First Signal - s/t

7. Treat - Coup De Grace

8. Steve Lukather - Alls Well......... [didn't even make my list!!]

9. Reckless Love - s/t

10. Hardcore Superstar - Split You Lip

 

 

Obvious omissions there are Terry Brock (never play it) and HEAT - since the advent of Erik I hardly ever play the first 2 albums!!!

 

It's "New Religion"

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Early H.e.a.t gets played way more often than Erik era. Though, I probably haven't listened to them in a year. I think I listen to a greater variety of music than most of you, so I'll go a long while without listening to an album/artist. Even if it's one of my favourites.

For me the 2 Erik Kill the first 2, and I play them all the time!

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OK, here are my top 30 albums of 2010 in all their glory - each & everyone is an essential purchase (% score in brackets).

 

 

 

1. First Signal - s/t (91.82%)

 

2. HEAT - Freedom Rock. (91.79%)

 

3. Terry Brock - Diamond Blue (90.68%)

 

4. Vega - Kiss of Life. ( 90.42%)

 

5. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion. (90.21%)

 

6. Crashdiet - Generation Wild. (89.77%)

 

7. Hardcore S/Star - Split Your Lip. (89.09%)

 

8. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium (89.00%)

 

9. Degreed - Life Love Loss. (88.13%)

 

10. All I Know - Vanity Kills. (88.04%)

 

11. Treat - Coup De Grace. (87.68%)

 

12. Alter Bridge - ABIII. (87.67%)

 

13. Distorted Wonderland - Raised. (87.27%)

 

14. Taking Dawn - Time To Burn. (87.00%)

 

15. White Widdow - s/t. (86.50%)

 

16. Story Of The Year - Constant. (86.36%)

 

17. Ratt - Infestation. (85.68%)

 

18. Nelson - Lightning Strikes (85.42%)

 

19. Erik Gronwall - Between... (85.21%)

 

20. Stan Bush - Dream The Dream (85%)

 

21. Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy. (85%)

 

22. Unruly Child - Worlds Collide. (84.38%)

 

23. Loveblast - s/t. (84.32%)

 

24. Giant - Promised Land. (84.23%)

 

25. Reckless Love - s/t. (84.09%)

 

26. Furyon - Gravitas. (84%)

 

27. Bangalore Choir - Cadence. (82.88%)

 

28. Chris Laney - Only Come Out. (82.50%)

 

29. Allen/Lande - The Showdown. (81.67%)

 

30. Bad City - Welcome. (80%)

 

 

Cheers all & a great new year!!

 

 

Glen

 

Some Excellent albums in 2010, but based purely on spins / replay value here's how it would change -

 

1. Crashdiet - Generation Wild

2. Vega - Kiss of Life

3. Degreed - Life Loss Love

4. Crazy Lixx - Bad Religion

5. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

6. First Signal - s/t

7. Treat - Coup De Grace

8. Steve Lukather - Alls Well......... [didn't even make my list!!]

9. Reckless Love - s/t

10. Hardcore Superstar - Split You Lip

 

 

Obvious omissions there are Terry Brock (never play it) and HEAT - since the advent of Erik I hardly ever play the first 2 albums!!!

 

 

 

Plenty of free time I guess, buddy. Great for ya! :tumbsup:

 

Because I didn't spin, for example, any manowar in my casa the last 10+ years, this doesn't mean anything for the value of their music. Thanks to my brain neurons and synapses it lives eternally in my mind.

 

I've thought about this argument, I even thought of a logarithmic formula to grant each repeat listening, but then I realized that this is not fair for recent releases. It's not the case that somebody just uploaded in my brain teragigamegabytes of music to evaluate it.

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Ha ha we are not talking hundreds of spins here - just what ive spun the most or more importantly what i would now reach for first (given the time) from that given year.

 

Its interesting to look back.

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Looking back I didn't remember the Brock cd. Once I took it from the shelf (it was actually very close to me) and turn it back to read the titles next to the glossy OBI, here came the brain neurons and their synapses. 5 great tracks!

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