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Please post your top 10 or top 20 from this year

 

this is the reference from the HH main site

 

2 A.M. When Every Second Counts
220 Volt Young And Wild
38 Special Flashback
44 Magnum Love or Money
8084 Eight Oh Eight Four
AB/CD Victim Of Rock
Lee Aaron Lee Aaron
Action Movin' And Rockin'
The Action Louder Than Words
Bryan Adams Into The Fire
Aerosmith Classics Live II
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
Agentz Stick To Your Guns
The Alarm Eye of the Hurricane
Allies Shoulder to Shoulder
Alpha Alpha
Altar Boys Against the Grain
Amazone Rough, Tough
Angels From Angel City Liveline
Anthem Bound to Break
April Wine All The Rockers
Autograph Loud and Clear
Bad News Bad News
Baghdad Baghdad
Balanx One
Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart
Baron Rojo Tierra De Nadie
Beau Coup Born and Raised on Rock and Roll
Beneath the Surface Beneath the Surface
Bitch The Bitch Is Back
Black Rose Walk It How You Talk It
Blackfoot Rick Medlocke and Blackfoot
Bloodgood Detonation
Blue Oyster Cult Career of Evil: The Metal Years
Body Electric Walking Through Walls
Bogart Co New Games
Michael Bolton The Hunger
Bonfire Fire Works
Boulevard What's Up
Bourgeois Tagg Yoyo
Boycott Boycott
Michael Breen Michael Breen
Brian McDonald Group Desperate Business
Broadcast Step On It
Glen Burtnick Heroes and Zeroes
Jon Butcher Wishes
Bystander Not So Innocent
Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony
The Cauze The Cauze
Chapter Open The Book
David T. Chastain Instrumental Variations
Chastain The 7th of Never
The Cherry Bombz Coming Down Slow
Cher Cher
Chykle Nave Acuario
Jude Cole Jude Cole
Colosseum II Strange New Flesh
Compilations Pure Rock
Compilations Rock the Night Volume 1
Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist and Yell
Cristal y Acero Solo y Sin Amor
Cruzados After Dark
Crying Steel On The Prowl
The Cult Electric
Cutting Crew Broadcast
D.A.D. Draws A Circle
Da Vinci Da Vinci
Dalton The Race Is On
Roger Daltrey Can't Wait to See the Movie
Dave Kusworth and the Bounty Hunters Wives, Weddings and Roses
DeGarmo and Key D and K
Deep Purple House of Blue Light
Def Leppard Hysteria
Demon Breakout
Dio Dream Evil
Dokken Back for the Attack
EZO EZO
Earthshaker Aftershock
Eastern Bloc Eastern Bloc
Eddie and The Tide Looking For Adventure
Envy Ain't It a Sin
FM Tonight
Faith No More Introduce Yourself
Farrenheit Farrenheit
Faster Pussycat Faster Pussycat
Tim Feehan Tim Feehan
Fisc Too Hot For Love
Forcefield Forcefield
Foreigner Inside Information
Frehley's Comet Frehley's Comet
Freiheit Romancing In The Dark
Frenchee Lipstick Ammunition
Frozen Ghost Frozen Ghost
Michael Furlong Breakaway
Geisha Midnight To Dawn
Jim Gillette Proud To Be Loud
Giraffe The Power Of Suggestion
Glasgow Zero Four One
Glastetter Glastetter
The Godz Mongolians
Gowan Great Dirty World
Lou Gramm Ready Or Not
Great White Once Bitten
Great White Recovery: Live!/On Your Knees
Grim Reaper Rock You to Hell
Grimm Jack Go For Your Guns
Gringos Locos Gringos Locos
Guardian Angels Guardian Angels
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Guns N' Roses EP
Gypsy Queen Gypsy Queen
Sammy Hagar I Never Said Goodbye
Sammy Hagar Rematch And More
Hammer Head Rock Forever
Havana Black Faceless Days
Haywire Don't Just Stand There
The Headpins Anthology
Heart Bad Animals
Helix Wild in the Streets
Hellion Screams in the Night
High Tension High Tension
High Tension Masters Of Madness
Dan Hill Dan Hill
Hunter Dreams of Ordinary Men
Hybrid Ice No Rules
IQ Nomzamo
Icon An Even More Perfect Union
Illustrator Illustrator
Impellitteri Impellitteri
In Vitro In Vitro
Ironcross Too Hot to Rock
Isom Isom
Ivory Tower Heart of the City
Melvin James The Passenger
Paul Janz Electricity
Jato Jato
Jimmy Davis and Junction Kick the Wall
The Jitters The Jitters
Joe Bruce and 2nd Avenue Joe Bruce and 2nd Avenue
John Kay and Steppenwolf Rock and Roll Rebels
Steve Jones Mercy
Marc Jordan Talking In Pictures
Jump The Wall Jump The Wall
KISS Crazy Nights
Keel Keel
Kick Axe Rock the World
The Kick Heartland
Killer Dwarfs Stand Tall
Tom Kimmel 5 To 1
Kirka The Spell
La Torre En Vivo
Leatherwolf Leatherwolf (1987)
Leviticus Setting Fire to the Earth
Tony Liddle Heart's Desire
Lions and Ghosts Velvet Kiss, Lick Of The Lime
Lion Dangerous Attraction
Litterer Rock This City
Little America Little America
Lizzy Borden Terror Rising
Lizzy Borden Visual Lies
Loudness Hurricane Eyes - Japanese Version
Loudness Hurricane Eyes
Loverboy Wildside
Lynyrd Skynyrd Legend
Tony Macalpine Maximum Security
Mad Max Night Of Passion
Malachia Red Sunrise
Mama's Boys Growing Up the Hard Way
Marillion Clutching At Straws
Marillion Live From Loreley
John Marshall Is This Heaven
Mars Metaldrone
Eric Martin I'm Only Fooling Myself
Richard Marx Richard Marx
Masi Fire in the Rain
The McAuley Schenker Group Perfect Timing
Meat Loaf Live
Meghan Meghan
Michael White and The White Michael White and The White
Mindstorm Mindstorm
Money In The Red
Michael Monroe Nights Are So Long
Monro Monro
Montreal Montreal
Montrose Mean
Gary Moore Wild Frontier
Vinnie Moore Mind´s Eye
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
Mr. Mister Go On
Munich You Never Know
New Monkees New Monkees
New Regime The Race
Newcity Rockers Newcity Rockers
Night Ranger Big Life
Noiseworks Noiseworks
Norden Light Shadows From The Wilderness
John Norum Total Control
Off Course As Close as Possible
Off Course Back Streets of Tokyo
Okey Aventura
Ole This Ole Town
One First One
Ozzy Osbourne Tribute
The Outfield Bangin
Outside Edge More Edge
Paganini It's a Long Way to the Top
Jeff Paris Wired Up
Peer Günt Good Girls Don't ...
Petra This Means War!
Phenomena Dream Runner
Pretty Maids Future World
REO Speedwagon Life as We Know It
Racer X Second Heat
Rankelson Bastards of Rock'N'Roll
Rated X Demos
Razormaid First Cutt
Reckless No Frills
Red 7 When The Sun Goes Down
Refugee Burning From The Inside Out
Return To The Top
James Reyne James Reyne
Riff Riff 'n Roll
Kane Roberts Kane Roberts
Rock Candy Sucker for a Pretty Face
Rock Goddess Young And Free
Gregg Rolie Gringo
Mats Ronander Reality
Royal Court of China Royal Court Of China
The Runaways The Best of the Runaways
Rush Hold Your Fire
Sacred Child Sacred Child
Saga In Transit
Saga Wildest Dreams
Sangre Azul Obsesion
Joe Satriani Surfing With the Alien
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King
Scarlet Bride Scarlet Bride
Scarlett and Black Scarlett and Black
Scott Stewart and the Other Side Scott Stewart and the Other Side
Shark Island S'Cool Bus
Tommy Shaw Ambition
Shogun 31 Days
Shok Paris Steel and Starlight
Show Ya Immigration
Show Ya Trade Last
Shy Excess All Areas
Sidewalk Tiden Ar Har
Silent Rage Shattered Hearts
Sinner Dangerous Charm
Slade You Boyz Make Big Noize
Sleeze Beez Look Like Hell
Patty Smyth Never Enough
Soundtracks Dudes
Soundtracks Hearts of Fire
Soundtracks Less Than Zero
Soundtracks Over the Top
Soundtracks The Lost Boys
Soundtracks The Secret of My Success
Soundtracks Trick or Treat
Squealer D.F.R.
Stan Bush and Barrage Stan Bush and Barrage
Starship No Protection
Strangeways Native Sons
Styx Boat on the River
Styx Classics Volume 15
Supertramp Classics, Vol. 9
Supertramp Free as a Bird
Suspicion Hollywood Nites
The Sweet Hard Centres - The Rock Years
TNT Tell No Tales
TSOL Hit and Run
Joey Tafolla Out of the Sun
Tami Show Tami Show
Andy Taylor Thunder
Terraplane Moving Target
Johnny Thunders Panic on Sunset Strip
Tigertailz Young and Crazy
Tobruk Pleasure and Pain
Tokyo Blade Ain't Misbehavin'
Torme Die Pretty, Die Young
Trans Am Born To Boogie
Treat Dreamhunter
Triumph Surveillance
Trouble Run To The Light
Robin Trower Passion
The Truth Weapons Of Love
Tuff Luck Rarities
Tuff Luck Tuff Luck
Twisted Sister Love Is for Suckers
Tygers Of Pan Tang Burning in the Shade
Uncle Sam Heaven Or Hollywood
Urgent Thinking Out Loud
Urghpolice Urgh!
Vengeance Take It Or Leave It
Vice Hot... Just Lookin' At You
Victory Don't Get Mad-Get Even
Victory Hungry Hearts
Virginia Wolf Push
Chris Von Rohr Hammer and Tongue
Vow Wow V
W.A.S.P. Live...In the Raw
Jack Wagner Don't Give Up Your Day Job
John Waite Rover's Return
Warlock Triumph And Agony
Watchmen Fear No Evil
John Wetton King's Road 1972-1980
What If What If
Bob Wheeler Bob Wheeler
White Heart Emergency Broadcast
White Heart Greatest Hits
White Lie Tellin' Secrets
White Lion Pride
Whitecross Whitecross
Whitesnake 1987
Whitesnake Whitesnake
Wild Dogs Reign Of Terror
Wild Force Wild Force
The Windows Runnin' Alone
Winters Reign The Beginning
X-Hero X-Hero
Y and T Contagious
Y and T Forever
Yo Yo Rocking Through the Night
ZZ Top The ZZ Top Sixpack
Zappacosta Over 60 Minutes With...

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and this is from brutalmetal

 

The Accused More Fun Than an Open Casket Funeral!
Accuser The Conviction
Agent Steel Unstoppable Force
Alias Alias
Anthrax Among the Living
Anthrax I'm the Man
Anvil Strength Of Steel
Apocrypha The Forgotten Scroll
Armored Saint Raising Fear
Artillery Terror Squad
Black Rose Walk It How You Talk It
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Bohse Onkelz Onkelz Wie Wir...
Breaker Get Tough!
Bulldozer IX
Candlemass Nightfall
Carnivore Retaliation
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
Compilations California Metal
Coroner R.I.P.
Crossfire Live Attack
Cryptic Slaughter Money Talks
D.R.I. Crossover
DBC Dead Brain Cells
Darkness Death Squad
Death Angel The Ultra Violence
Deathrow Raging Steel
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Demon Breakout
Destruction Mad Butcher EP
Destruction Release from Agony
Diamond Head Am I Evil
Digger Stronger Than Ever
Dio Dream Evil
Exodus Pleasures Of The Flesh
Exumer Rising from the Sea
Fields of the Nephilim Dawnrazor
The Great Kat Worship Me or Die!
Grim Reaper Rock You To Hell
Heathen Breaking The Silence
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
High Tension Leather Beauty
Intruder Live To Die
Judas Priest Priest...Live!
King Diamond Abigail
Korzus Sonho Maniaco
Laaz Rockit Know Your Enemy
Living Death Protected From Reality
Lizzy Borden Terror Rising
Lizzy Borden Visual Lies
Malice License To Kill
Mama's Boys Growing Up the Hard Way
Manowar Fighting the World
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Mercyful Fate The Beginning
Messiah Extreme Cold Weather
Metal Church The Dark
Metallica The 9.98 Cd - Garage Days Re-Revisited
Motorhead Rock 'n' Roll
Nasty Savage Indulgence
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Obsession Methods of Madness
Omen Battle Cry
Overkill Taking Over
Prong Primitive Origins
Rage Execution Guaranteed
Raven Life's a Bitch
Razor Custom Killing
Running Wild Under Jolly Roger
Sacred Oath A Crystal Vision
Sacred Reich Ignorance
Sarcofago INRI
Satan Suspended Sentence
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Sinner Dangerous Charm
Sodom Expurse of Sodomy
Sodom Persecution Mania
Stormwitch The Beauty And The Beast
Tankard Chemical Invasion
Tank Tank
Testament The Legacy
Tokyo Blade Ain't Misbehavin'
Toxik World Circus
Tygers Of Pan Tang Burning in the Shade
Tyton Mind Over Metal
UDO Animal House
Vendetta Go And Live...
Venom Calm Before The Storm
Vicious Rumors Digital Dictator
Viper Soldiers of Sunrise
Voivod Killing Technology
Wehrmacht Shark Attack
Whiplash Ticket to Mayhem
White Zombie Soul Crusher
Wrath Nothing To Fear

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My shortlist for 1987....again in no order and asterix denotes a possible top 5

 

  1. 8084 Eight Oh Eight Four
  2. Bryan Adams Into The Fire
  3. Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
  4. Autograph Loud and Clear
  5. Jimmy Barnes Freight Train Heart
  6. Beau Coup Born and Raised on Rock and Roll
  7. Michael Bolton The Hunger
  8. Bonfire Fire Works
  9. Cher Cher
  10. Jude Cole Jude Cole
  11. Da Vinci Da Vinci
  12. Dalton The Race Is On
  13. Def Leppard Hysteria *
  14. Dio Dream Evil
  15. Dokken Back for the Attack *
  16. Lou Gramm Ready Or Not
  17. Great White Once Bitten
  18. Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction *
  19. Foreigner – Inside Information
  20. Heart – Bad Animals
  21. Icon An Even More Perfect Union
  22. KISS Crazy Nights
  23. Marillion Clutching At Straws
  24. Motley Crue – Girls Girls Girls
  25. Night Ranger Big Life *
  26. John Norum – Total Control
  27. Jeff Paris Wired Up
  28. Pretty Maids Future World
  29. Refugee – Burning From The Inside Out
  30. REO Speedwagon Life as We Know It
  31. Kane Roberts Kane Roberts
  32. Saga In Transit
  33. Tommy Shaw - Ambition
  34. Shy Excess All Areas
  35. Silent Rage Shattered Hearts
  36. Stan Bush and Barrage Stan Bush and Barrage
  37. Strangeways – Native Sons
  38. TNT Tell No Tales
  39. Terraplane Moving Target
  40. Treat Dreamhunter
  41. Triumph Surveillance
  42. Urgent – Thinking Outloud
  43. White Lion Pride
  44. Whitesnake 1987 *
  45. Y and T Contagious

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Great year!

 

My pick is probably Hysteria from Def Leppard

 

Other good ones are GNR - Appetite, Joe Satriani - Surfing, White Lion - Pride, Whitesnake - s/t and Triumph - Surveillance

 

Between 1987 to 1992 were MY years in music. From 2002 to today is the second coming of great music in my life.

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I'm hoping to have a definitive answer to this thread by about June 2016... if I can keep doing what I'm doing.

 

The ones I have rated so far (which is minimal from this year) are:

 

1. Baby Blu - Can't Stop Rock N' Roll EP - 1987 - 87
2. TNT - Tell No Tales - 1987 - 86
3. Great White - Once Bitten… - 1987 - 86
4. Autograph - Loud & Clear - 1987 - 81
5. Tokio Rose - Tokio Rose - 1987 - 78
6. Bystander - Not So Innocent - 1987 - 77
7. Agentz - Stick To Your Guns - 1987 - 76
8. Lee Aaron - Lee Aaron - 1987 - 75
9. Dirty Looks - I Want More - 1987 - 74
10. Ana Black - She's A Tease - 1987 - 72
11. Bryan Adams - Into The Fire - 1987 - 71
12. Michael Furlong - Breakaway - 1987 - 70
13. Tim Feehan - Tim Feehan - 1987 - 69
14. Shout - It Won't Be Long - 1987 - 69
15. Alpha - Alpha - 1987 - 67
16. Ace Frehley - Frehley's Comet - 1987 - 66
17. Baghdad - Baghdad - 1987 - 65
18. Sammy Hagar - Sammy Hagar - 1987 - 64
19. Bradford Youth Gang - Bradford Youth Gang - 1987 - 63
20. Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation - 1987 - 61

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My top 10, with 'another 10 in no particular order' to make my top 20 for 1987:

 

Def Leppard: Hysteria

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

The Outfield: Bangin’

Andy Taylor: Thunder

Megadeth: So Far, So Good... So What!

Marillion: Clutching At Straws
Rush: Hold Your Fire

Bryan Adams: Into The Fire

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation

Fields of the Nephilim: Dawnrazor

 

Alice Cooper: Raise Your Fist and Yell
The Cult: Electric
Faster Pussycat: Faster Pussycat
IQ: Nomzamo
Torme: Die Pretty, Die Young
Warlock: Triumph And Agony
Anthrax: Among the Living
Black Sabbath: The Eternal Idol
Celtic Frost: Into the Pandemonium
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

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No order and not 20 but these are the albums of that lot I still keep going back to.

 

Bryan Adams Into The Fire
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
The Cult Electric

Deep Purple House of Blue Light

Def Leppard Hysteria
Dio Dream Evil
Faster Pussycat Faster Pussycat
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Havana Black Faceless Days
Heart Bad Animals
Mama's Boys Growing Up the Hard Way
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
Royal Court of China Royal Court Of China
Shark Island S'Cool Bus
Shy Excess All Areas
Soundtracks Trick or Treat
Tuff Luck Tuff Luck
John Waite Rover's Return
Y and T Contagious

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Here are my top 10.....there are a few releases that I have not yet heard that could crack the top 10....

 

Bonfire - Fire Works

Brian McDonald Group - Desperate Business

Dalton - The Race Is On

Def Leppard - Hysteria

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Ivory Tower - Heart of the City

Jeff Paris - Wired Up

Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King

Treat - Dreamhunter

White Lion - Pride

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More really cool stuff in 1987

 

Here's mine

 

Marc Jordan - Talking In Pictures

Frozen Ghost - Frozen Ghost

Strangeways - Native Sons

Lee Aaron - Lee Aaron

Michael White and The White - Michael White and The White

Heart - Bad Animals

Rush - Hold Your Fire

Night Ranger - Big Life

Jeff Paris - Wired Up

Tommy Shaw - Ambition

 

 

Michael Bolton - The Hunger

Jimmy Davis and Junction - Kick the Wall

Treat - Dreamhunter

Autograph - Loud and Clear

Loverboy - Wildside

Def Leppard - Hysteria

Cher - Cher

Marillion - Clutching At Straws

Saga - Wildest Dreams

IQ - Nomzamo

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So, I decided to chime in on the conversation. My list is severely lacking, and I know there are glaring omissions, but I simply have not had the luxury of growing up in this era. I've been trying to get caught up since I started listening to this music in 2005. My collection is centred more around '89-'94. I feel quite embarrassed sharing this list, but I'm excited to see what everyone else lists, and begin to discover the essentials. These are the albums from 1987 I have listened to enough times to feel comfortable listing as my favourites. Listed in alphabetic order (album title) as I cannot be bothered to rank them, with the exception of Lion's Dangerous Attraction. That's easily my favourite of the bunch.

 

Michael Jackson - Bad

Lion - Dangerous Attraction

Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King

Def Leppard - Hysteria

Strangeways - Native Sons

White Lion - Pride

Triumph - Surveillance

Petra - This Means War

 

On to 1988. We should do this for every year.

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I can't bring myself to rate CDs, especially ones I've lived with for so long. I've broken them up into 2 groups - Essential & Awesome. Listed in no particular order....

 

ESSENTIAL:

Def Leppard - Hysteria - Huge, awesome…probably too huge and awesome as there were times I couldn't listen to this as it was played everywhere. Credit where credit is due this is a great album but I do prefer Pyromania a little more.

Dokken - Back for the Attack - Dokken have a great discog in the 80s. I both love and loathe this CD as it's very samey. I even got rid of it a few times but never again. Massive riffage throughout and one of those CDs that blurs the lines of hard rock and metal.

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - Brother bought it coz of Sweet Child but threw it my way a week later. Two years later it was his favourite CD. A real grower that took a long time to take off. Classic.

Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King - The band at their metal best. Massive riffage, soaring vocals and a production that sounds like it was recorded in an old hall. Suites the music perfectly!

White Lion - Pride - Let down a little by the production but what a fkn album. Heavy, lots of guitars, melodic. Some crazy great stuff on here and quite varied too!

Whitesnake - 1987 - Pure class. Sykes and Coverdale make an amazing team. Both at their peak with something to prove. Probably seeing a pattern here….i like my hard rock on the heavier side. I think this is what turned me into a collector of music after having owned it for years on tape and LP I grabbed the CD when I saw it cheap and heard two additional songs. Absolutely classic!

 

Awesome:

Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation - A bit generic but there's no denying some awesome grooves on this e.g. Dude, Ragdoll etc. Don't play it much these days.

Bonfire - Fire Works - Start hitting their straps and the precursor to their best album Point Blank.

Dio - Dream Evil - Some classic tracks, big riffs and one of the best metal vocalists.

Great White - Once Bitten - Worth it for the title track alone. Not overly bluesy like Twice Shy but also not heavy as the earlier stuff.

Grim Reaper - Rock You to Hell - Love this band, big vocals and riffs. All a little bit silly but it's fun.

High Tension - Masters Of Madness - I like me some German metal but not with the crappy German singers like Udo. Good band!

Icon - An Even More Perfect Union - Not as good as the previous 2 and a band in transition after being dropped and some lineup changes. Fkn awesome for an indie!

Leatherwolf - Leatherwolf (1987) - Love this band. Would hit their peak with the next album Street Ready!

Loudness - Hurricane Eyes - Enjoy Japanese bands. Love the speed, energy and melody. Very good album with Soldier of Fortune being better IMO.

John Norum - Total Control - Avoided this album for a long time until Europe stopped making good music. What a solo CD!!! Check it out as it's not your ordinary guitarists solo CD!

Razormaid - First Cutt - One of those hard to find releases that's actually worthwhile. Blurs the line between hard rock and metal. Guitars are George Lynch inspired.

Shok Paris - Steel and Starlight - Savatage like band. When US Power Metal is good it can be great! Better than the very good follow up Concrete Killers.

Treat - Dreamhunter - Get everything by this band is you like catchy hard rock. Swedes do it best!

Warlock - Triumph And Agony - Blistering guitars, catchy songs and melodies. Completely over the top as only the Germans can do it but this time it works.

Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I - There's no denying the class that's all over this. I came to love it during the 90s as I was stuck in the hard rock in the 80s.

Malice - License To Kill - Top notch for those that enjoy Vicious Rumours etc.

Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator - This is my favourite style of US power metal and a great time for these type of releases. Next album S/T was excellent also. Not sure if this is a 87 or 88 release.

ESP - The Future Is Now - US styled power metal with twin leads. Recently reissued on CD (last year I think) - prior to that was only available on very limited vinyl.

 

My joint top 3 would be Whitesnake, White Lion and Savatage.

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Gawd, another great year, one of my favorites ever, I think I have it in vinyl!

 

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After taking the pics I've found out that I've forgotten the following great ones from that holy year:

 

Pentagram-S/t

Anthem-Bound to Break

Wild Dogs- Reign of Terror

Breaker- Get Tough!

Coroner- RIP

 

 

Also I didn't bother to take a photo from 2 great 1987 albums which I only have on cd:

 

Stan Bush and Barrage -S/t

Tony Macalpine- Maximum Security

 

 

Still missing the following great ones (Help! Any Aussie here? :whistle: )

 

1. Subterraneo (SP) - Toledo

2. Alvacast (URU) - Al Borde Del Abismo

3. S.A.S. (AUS) - Warriors

 

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Hey Kouros, some great releases there that just didn't make it into my list;

Obsession

Stormwitch

Agent Steel

Sword

Cacophony

Talon

 

Never heard of S.A.S but will check them out.

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Def Leppard is the clear winner for me. I could talk about the awesomeness of this one all day, especially if I'm discussing it as though it was still 1987 and I was still 18 years old. Summer of '87 was one of the best three month stretches of my life (not just the Leppard disc).

 

But I'll be damned if that Leatherwolf album isn't about as great a hard rock recording as ever laid to tape. Effing brilliant.

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I'm an idiot... once again I left out one of the most important:

 

WASP - Live In The Raw.

 

Post-production futzing? Sure, but it's jus plain awesome anyway!

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1. Noiseworks NOISEWORKS

2. Whitesnake 1987

3. The Cult ELECTRIC

4. Midnight Oil DIESEL AND DUST

5. Bryan Adams INTO THE FIRE

 

Was lots to like about 87...

Def Leppard HYSTERIA

U2 THE JOSHUA TREE

Icehouse MAN OF COLOURS

Jimmy Barnes FREIGHT TRAIN HEART

INXS KICK

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Def Leppard: Hysteria

 

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

 

The Outfield: Bangin’

 

Andy Taylor: Thunder

 

Megadeth: So Far, So Good... So What!

 

Marillion: Clutching At Straws
Rush: Hold Your Fire

 

Bryan Adams: Into The Fire

 

Metallica: The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited

 

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation

 

Fields of the Nephilim: Dawnrazor

 

Alice Cooper: Raise Your Fist and Yell
The Cult: Electric

 

Motorhead: Rock ‘n’ Roll
Faster Pussycat: Faster Pussycat
IQ: Nomzamo
Torme: Die Pretty, Die Young
Warlock: Triumph And Agony
Anthrax: Among the Living
Black Sabbath: The Eternal Idol
Celtic Frost: Into the Pandemonium
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

 

Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

 

Roger Waters: Radio K.A.O.S.

 

White Lion: Pride

 

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Def Leppard: Hysteria

 

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

 

The Outfield: Bangin’

 

Andy Taylor: Thunder

 

Megadeth: So Far, So Good... So What!

 

Marillion: Clutching At Straws

Rush: Hold Your Fire

 

Bryan Adams: Into The Fire

 

Metallica: The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited

 

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation

 

Fields of the Nephilim: Dawnrazor

 

Alice Cooper: Raise Your Fist and Yell

The Cult: Electric

 

Motorhead: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Faster Pussycat: Faster Pussycat

IQ: Nomzamo

Torme: Die Pretty, Die Young

Warlock: Triumph And Agony

Anthrax: Among the Living

Black Sabbath: The Eternal Idol

Celtic Frost: Into the Pandemonium

Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

 

Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

 

Roger Waters: Radio K.A.O.S.

 

White Lion: Pride

 

 

is that in order?

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Def Leppard: Hysteria

 

Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction

 

The Outfield: Bangin’

 

Andy Taylor: Thunder

 

Megadeth: So Far, So Good... So What!

 

Marillion: Clutching At Straws

Rush: Hold Your Fire

 

Bryan Adams: Into The Fire

 

Metallica: The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited

 

Aerosmith: Permanent Vacation

 

Fields of the Nephilim: Dawnrazor

 

Alice Cooper: Raise Your Fist and Yell

The Cult: Electric

 

Motorhead: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Faster Pussycat: Faster Pussycat

IQ: Nomzamo

Torme: Die Pretty, Die Young

Warlock: Triumph And Agony

Anthrax: Among the Living

Black Sabbath: The Eternal Idol

Celtic Frost: Into the Pandemonium

Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I

 

Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

 

Roger Waters: Radio K.A.O.S.

 

White Lion: Pride

 

 

is that in order?

 

 

Hell, no! I haven't got THAT far!

 

Having said that, there are a few likely candidates for the 'top ten' - Leppard, Guns n' Roses, The Outfield, Marillion, Andy Taylor, Rush, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd ...

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My Top 20 best of 1987 (in alphabetical order)

Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
The Alarm - Eye Of The Hurricane
Jimmy Barnes - Freight Train Heart
Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol
Bonfire - Fireworks
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Dokken - Back For The Attack
Great White - Once Bitten
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Sammy Hagar - I Never Said Goodbye
Kiss - Crazy Nights
Lion - Dangerous Attraction
Marillion - Clutching At Straws
Rush - Hold Your Fire
Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland
U2 - The Joshua Tree
W.A.S.P. - Live... In The Raw
White Lion - Pride
Whitesnake - 1987

Plenty of great stuff to choose from, including stunning albums from U2 and Def Leppard, and more top-notch stuff by Marillion, Bonfire, Dokken, G'n'R, Whitesnake, Rush, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Sisters Of Mercy... erm, I think this might actually be my favourite year for rock music, as this was when all those "hair" bands seemed to be getting hit singles and appearing on mainstream TV.

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