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Last one for today...........this is my shortlist, again only ones I own or have heard. A year to challenge 1989 me thinks, with some mighty fine albums. I think Boulevard would be my fav from that year but picking a top 10 or even top 20 would be tough -

 

  1. 21 Guns 21 Guns
  2. Alias Alias
  3. Baton Rouge Shake Your Soul
  4. Beggars and Thieves Beggars and Thieves
  5. The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker
  6. Blue Tears Blue Tears
  7. Jon Bon Jovi Blaze Of Glory
  8. Boulevard Into the Street
  9. Burning Tree Burning Tree
  10. Cinderella Heartbreak Station
  11. Cold Sweat Break Out
  12. Jude Cole A View From 3rd Street
  13. Company of Wolves Company of Wolves
  14. Cry Wolf Crunch
  15. Damn Yankees Damn Yankees
  16. Bruce Dickinson Tattooed Millionaire
  17. Dio Lock Up The Wolves
  18. Don Dokken Up From the Ashes
  19. Electric Angels Electric Angels
  20. Electric Boys Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride
  21. Extreme Pornograffitti
  22. Eyes Eyes
  23. Fate Scratch 'N Sniff
  24. Tim Feehan Full Contact
  25. Firehouse Firehouse
  26. Fish - Vigil
  27. Friction Baby Talk
  28. Harlow – s/t
  29. Haywire Nuthouse
  30. Heart - Brigade
  31. Heaven's Edge Heaven's Edge
  32. House of Lords Sahara
  33. Hurricane Slave to the Thrill
  34. Joker Joker
  35. Kill for Thrills Dynamite From Nightmareland
  36. Paul Laine Stick It In Your Ear
  37. Little Caesar Little Caesar
  38. Lock Up Something Bitchin This Way Comes
  39. Love/Hate Black Out in the Red Room
  40. Lynch Mob Wicked Sensation
  41. Magnum Goodnight L.A.
  42. Nelson After the Rain
  43. No Sweat No Sweat
  44. Michael O’Brien – s/t
  45. Poison Flesh and Blood
  46. Pretty Maids Lethal Heroes/Jump the Gun
  47. Queensryche Empire
  48. Quireboys A Bit of What You Fancy
  49. Ratt Detonator
  50. Roxxi Drive It to Ya Hard
  51. Stevie Salas Stevie Salas Colorcode
  52. Slaughter Stick It To Ya
  53. Sons of Angels Sons of Angels
  54. Stryper Against the Law
  55. Sweet F.A. Stick to Your Guns
  56. Talisman Talisman
  57. Thunder Backstreet Symphony
  58. Trixter Trixter
  59. Valentine Valentine
  60. Vixen Rev it Up
  61. Warrant Cherry Pie
  62. Warrior Soul Last Decade Dead Century
  63. Winger In the Heart of the Young
  64. Y and T Ten

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"My years" would be 1989 to 1992 - not that everything from 1984 to 2015 won't be great... but they'd be the years I'd single out. I look forward to getting this under control, but for now all I've rated is:

 

1. Fate - Scratch N' Sniff - 89

2. Alias - Alias - 87
3. Boystown - Angels With Dirty Faces - 87
4. Bang Gang - Love Sells - 86
5. Warrant - Cherry Pie - 85
6. Alien - Shiftin' Gear - 84
7. Baton Rouge - Shake Your Soul - 82
8. Firehouse - Firehouse - 82
9. Lipstik - First Kiss EP - 81
10. Halo - Halo - 77
11. Tim Feehan - Full Contact - 77
12. Angelica - Walkin' In Faith - 75
13. Company Of Wolves - Company Of Wolves - 74
14. Lita Ford - Stiletto - 74
15. Asia - Then And Now - 73
16. Circus - Coming For You - 73
17. Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees - 73
18. Mistress - Mistress - 72
19. 48 Crash - Some Like It Hot - 71
20. Bronx - Down & Dirty - 71
21. Crystavox - Crystavox - 70
22. Cinderella - Heartbreak Station - 70
23. Catalyst - Paradise - 69
24. Riff Raff - P.S. Fuck You - 68
25. 1927 - The Other Side - 67
26. Bittersweet - Loaded Up - 67
27. Landslide - Say Hello To The Night - 66
28. Thunder - Backstreet Symphony - 64
29. 9.0. - Too Far Gone - 64
30. Among Thieves - Among Thieves - 63
31. Fire Dept - Things Are Tough All Over - 58

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Here's a year I feel a bit more comfortable listing. Once I'm home and have time, that is.

I'm really enjoying these new threads. They're opening my eyes to all the albums I need to check out, and have encouraged me to revisit my own collection. Lately I've been listening to a bunch of Hip Hop, but right now I just wanna dive into these gems.

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Warrant's Cherry Pie is my pick, with Extreme's Ponrnografitti in second (although this one did not age well) with Love|Hate's Blackout in third.

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a 73% for Damn Yankees? That's a bit low.

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Extreme's Ponrnografitti in second (although this one did not age well)

Whaaaaat?? You're killing me, Smalls...

 

But I think I know what you're talking about. I admit, I probably spin III Sides more.

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a 73% for Damn Yankees? That's a bit low.

77% for Tim Feehan as well? I love that album.

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I'll try to narrow it down to ten. I think it should go without saying that Electric Boy's Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride is my favourite.

 

Alias - Alias

Petra - Beyond Belief

Jillson - Deadly Girl

Killer Dwarfs - Dirty Weapons

Queensryche - Empire

Firehouse - Firehouse

Tesla - Five Man Acousitical Jam

Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Extreme - Pornograffitti

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The Bang Gang: Love Sells

Beggars and Thieves: Beggars and Thieves

The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker

Child's Play: Rat Race

Cinderella: Heartbreak Station

Company of Wolves: Company of Wolves

Electric Boys: Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride

The Grip: Be Yourself

Hericane Alice: Tear the House Down

Gerry Laffy: Money and the Magic

Little Caesar: Little Caesar

Love/Hate: Black Out in the Red Room

Mother Love Bone: Apple

No Sweat: No Sweat

Robert Plant: Manic Nirvana

Queensryche: Empire

Quireboys: A Bit of What You Fancy

Stevie Salas: Stevie Salas Colorcode

Salty Dog: Every Dog Has Its Day

Slaughter: Stick It To Ya

Spread Eagle: Spread Eagle

Tesla: Five Man Acoustical Jam

Thunder: Backstreet Symphony

Tigertailz: Bezerk

Warrior Soul: Last Decade Dead Century


I used to love Extreme but can't even listen to it these days.

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The 90's kicked off with a pretty poor year compared to the all the huge releases from the 80's. The top releases were excellent, but were few and far between.

 

 

 

Boulevard - Into The Street

Heart - Brigade

Cheap Trick - Busted

Steve Vai - Passion And Warfare

Paul Janz - Renegade Romantic

Toy Matinee - S/T

Bajm - Biala Armia

Valentine - Valentine

Marc Jordan - C.O.W

Mastedon - LOFCAUDIO

 

 

Petra - Beyond Belief

Johnny Van Zant - Brickyard Road

Vixen - Rev It Up

Legs Diamond - Town Bad Girl

Tim Feehan - Full Contact

Saxon - Solid Ball Of Rock

REO Speedwagon- The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog & A Chicken

Alias - S/T

Talisman - S/T

The Angels - Beyond Salvation

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That list really surprised me.....some huge albums overlooked.

 

baton Rouge, Beggars & thieves, damn yankees, paul laine, warrant, jude Cole, Paul Laine, Nelson, pretty maids best album Jump The Gun....

 

seriously none of those make yr top 20??

 

Hell even that Fish album is brilliant imo.

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Paul laine twice lol.

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That list really surprised me.....some huge albums overlooked.

 

baton Rouge, Beggars & thieves, damn yankees, paul laine, warrant, jude Cole, Paul Laine, Nelson, pretty maids best album Jump The Gun....

 

seriously none of those make yr top 20??

 

 

 

 

..errrrr Nope!! ;)

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That list really surprised me.....some huge albums overlooked.

baton Rouge, Beggars & thieves, damn yankees, paul laine, warrant, jude Cole, Paul Laine, Nelson, pretty maids best album Jump The Gun....

seriously none of those make yr top 20??

 

 

..errrrr Nope!! ;)

Fair enough mate.

 

Just thought the likes of Jude Cole & Nelson would appeal to you.

 

I love those 2.

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Gawd, great year. I still listen to everything from the list.

 

 

Alias- S/t

Black Sabbath-Tyr

Blind Guardian-Tales from the Twilight World

Deep Purple- Slaves And Masters

Dofka- Toxic Wasteland

Excalibur- One Strange Night

Excess- The Fatal Touch

Fate - Scratch N' Sniff

Hexenhaus-The Edge of Eternity

Holy Soldier-S/t

Guardian- Fire And Love

James Byrd- Atlantis Rising

Kreyson- Angel On The Run

Lethal-Programmed

Manilla Road- The Courts of Chaos

Mystic Force- Shipwrecked with the Wicked

Pretty Maids- Jump The Gun

Psychotic Waltz - A Social Grace

Puño de Hierro - Ten Fe en Dios (Overtura de Metal)

Rage- Reflections of a Shadow

Rata Blanca - Magos espadas y rosas

Reaper- Beyond All Time

Riot- The Privilege of Power

Roxus- Live

Sacred Warrior- Wicked Generation

Seventh Seal- Messengers of Love

Talisman - S/T

Victory-Temples of Gold

Witchhammer- 1487

Wolf- Some Aspects of the Moment

Yngwie- Eclipse

 

 

 

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That list really surprised me.....some huge albums overlooked.

baton Rouge, Beggars & thieves, damn yankees, paul laine, warrant, jude Cole, Paul Laine, Nelson, pretty maids best album Jump The Gun....

seriously none of those make yr top 20??

 

..errrrr Nope!! ;)

Fair enough mate.

 

Just thought the likes of Jude Cole & Nelson would appeal to you.

 

I love those 2.

 

Yes both good ,but quite a few others went by the wayside too. If I added another 10 they'd probably be there

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a 73% for Damn Yankees? That's a bit low.

77% for Tim Feehan as well? I love that album.

 

 

I'm surprised Damn Yankees cracked the 70% mark, personally. 'High enough' must have really carried that score. As for Tim Feehan, that score must have also been elevated by the brilliance of... uh... oh, excuse me. I'm at a loss for words, as there were no stand outs on that disc. ;) Haha, nah, I'm being harsh. 'Somebody else's moment' is a great tune.

 

In all honesty, 77% is a very good score and I did not really expect more than around the 70% mark for the Feehan disc, as it's never ever stood out in my memory at all. It's good, but it was just never really one of my favoured CDs.

 

Sorry dudes, but I think those two scores are very well deserved. What I find far more amazing is that Alias and Fate both managed to fall just shy of 90%. I definitely thought they'd be two 90%+ albums for sure.

 

As for Jez thinking the year wasn't that great... let's just say I disagree heavily. Amazing year of music.

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What a co-inky-dink... I recently posted a blog about my fave rock/metal albums of 1990. Hard to believe they're all turning 25 (gulp) this year:

 

http://fatfreddyscat.hubpages.com/hub/Happy-Metal-Anniversary-These-heavy-metal-Albums-turn-25-in-2015

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Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors

Warrior Soul: Last Decade Dead Century

Warrant: Cherry Pie

Megadeth: Rust In Peace

Damn Yankees: Damn Yankees

Judas Priest: Painkiller

Anthrax: Persistence Of Time

Love/Hate: Black Out in the Red Room

Quireboys: A Bit of What You Fancy

Bruce Dickinson: Tattooed Millionaire

Death: Spiritual Healing

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

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Another very good year where I could add many more releases...

 

 

Alias - S/T

Bad Company - Holy Water

Baton Rouge - Shake Your Soul

Blue Tears - S/T

Cinderella - Heartbreak Station

Cold Sweat - Break Out

Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride

Fate - Scratch N Sniff

Firehouse - S/T

Guardian - Fire and Love

Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down

House of Lords - Sahara

Johnny Crash - Neighborhood Threat

Paul Laine - Stick It In Your Ear

Laos - We Want It

Love/Hate - Black Out In The Red Room

Petra - Beyond Belief

Roxxi - Drive It To Ya Hard

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Trixter - S/T

Trouble - S/T

Vixen - Rev It Up

Warrant - Cherry Pie

Winger - In The Heart Of The Young

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That Roxxi album is sooooo good.

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That Roxxi album is sooooo good.

Another one I'll have to check out. See, these threads are already paying off for me.

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That Roxxi album is sooooo good.

 

I do certainly agree.

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Nightrain, how do you rate Spread Eagle. Considering you obviously have a love for the gunners and gave skid row debut 100 this should surely be one of your favourites? Playing it today and as usual it blew me away!

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Nightrain, how do you rate Spread Eagle. Considering you obviously have a love for the gunners and gave skid row debut 100 this should surely be one of your favourites? Playing it today and as usual it blew me away!

 

'Back on the bitch' and 'Through these eyes' are two all-time classics. :wub:

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