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My Top 15 best of 1994 (in alphabetical order)

The Black Crowes - Amorica
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation
Dream Theater - Awake

Fates Warning - Inside Out
Freak Of Nature - Gathering Of Freaks

Fu Manchu - No One Rides For Free
Live - Throwing Copper
Manic Eden - Manic Eden
Marillion - Brave
Axel Rudi Pell - Between The Walls
Megadeth - Youthanasia
Savatage - Handful Of Rain
Roine Stolt - The Flower King
Tesla - Bust A Nut

I'd probably consider Marillion's stunning concept album "Brave" to be the best release this year, as most of the others from the established bands are good but not their best.

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Nice lil year with probably my favorite Fates Warning album, 2nd favorite Helloween, 2nd

+3rd favorite Black Sabbath tracks, a couple of prog monsters, my avatar, great Yngwie (as always) and first time to catch him live (screw the army for 30 months of my life)...

 

 

 

Apocalypse- S/t
Atlantic-Power
Axel Rudi Pell- Between the Walls
Black Sabbath-Cross Purposes
Eloy- The Tides Return Forever
Embargo-Children of a Lesser God
Fates Warning-Inside Out
Frontline-The State of Rock
Harem Scarem-Live And Acoustic
Helloween-Master of the Rings
Impellitteri-Answer to the Master
Lord Bane-Age of Elegance
Jaded Heart-Inside Out
Rage-10 Years in Rage
Saviour Machine-II
Skyclad-Prince of the Poverty Line
Solitude Aeturnus-Through the Darkest Hour
Soul Cages-S/t
Stratovarius-Dreamspace
Timo Tolkki-Classical Variations and Themes
Vauxdvihl-To Dimension Logic
Veni Domine-Material Sanctuary
Virgin Steele-The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part One
Wicked Rich-The Science of Reasoning
Yngwie-The Seventh Sign
Worth Mentioning
Accept-Death Row
Avalanche-Here Comes the King
Black Jester- Welcome to the Moonlight Circus
Mike Romeo-The Dark Chapter
Solstice-Lamentations
Symphony X-S/t
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Same story; only rated up to K so far with a couple of random exceptions, but here's the list at the moment:


1 . Atlantic - Power - 91

2 . Lea Hart - Ready To Rumble - 90

3 . Intuition - Turn It On - 88

4 . Jaded Heart - Inside Out - 83

5 . Frontline - The State Of Rock - 82

6 . Big Bang Babies - Black Market - 82

7 . Fury - Fury - 81

8 . Doctor Rock & The Wild Bunch - Stark Raving Mad - 80

9 . Foreigner - Mr Moonlight - 79

10 . Crown Of Thorns - Raw Thorns - 78


11 . Big Guns - On Dangerous Ground - 78

12 . Crush - This - 78

13 . Freddy Curci - Dreamer's Road - 78

14 . Barely Legal - Dirtier Than You EP - 78

15 . Erotic Suicide - Abusement Park - 78

16 . Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish - 78

17 . Farrcry - Can't Bargain With God - 77

18 . Gun Shy - After Dark - 77

19 . Allison - One - 77

20 . Cinderella - Still Climbing - 77


21 . Gun - Swagger - 76

22 . 1st Avenue - Daily Battle - 76

23 . Aces High - Ten N' Out - 76

24 . Arrival - Point Of Origin - 76

25 . Eyes - Full Moon - 75

26 . Crush - Crush EP - 75

27 . Dangerous Toys - Pissed - 75

28 . Britton - Until The Day We Die - 75

29 . Charlemagne - Charlemagne - 73

30 . Dr Grind - Speechless - 73


31 . Great White - Sail Away - 73

32 . Edane - Jabrik - 73

33 . Steevi Jaimz - Glam Damnation - 72

34 . Empire - Empire - 72

35 . Dirty Looks - One Bag Leg - 72

36 . Jackyl - Push Comes To Shove - 71

37 . Contageous - Rolling With The Punches - 71

38 . Crystal Blue - Caught In The Game - 70

39 . Dirty Looks - Chewing On The Bit - 70

40 . Angel Heart - Give Me Five - 69


41 . Frontrunner - Up-N'-Cummin' - 69

42 . Andy Kelli - The Big Bang - 69

43 . Dead Bang - Dancin' On The Edge - 69

44 . Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home - 69

45 . Fashion Police - A New Minority - 69

46 . Gotthard - Dial Hard - 69

47 . Dirty Cowboys - Rode Hard And Put Up Wet - 69

48 . Bewarp - Funk'd Rapt'n Trash'd - 68

49 . Damned Nation - Just What The Doctor Ordered - 68

50 . Early Warning - Early Warning - 67


51 . Bone Machine - Dogs - 66

52 . Lady Blush - Lady Blush - 66

53 . Harder! Faster! - Harder! Faster! - 66

54 . Slik Toxik - Irrelevant - 66

55 . Sammy Hagar - Unhooked - 66

56 . Idle Cure - Eclipse - 65

57 . Dianno - Prisoner - 65

58 . Enuff Z' Nuff - 1985 - 65

59 . Freight Train Jane - Hallucination - 64

60 . Den Of Thieves - Den Of Thieves - 63


61 . Morning Wood - Morning Wood - 63

62 . Double D - Double D - 62

63 . Chain Gang - Chain Gang - 61

64 . Eddie Maxx - Hot Paint - 60

65 . Freak Kitchen - Appetizer - 58

66 . Blackboard Jungle - Welcome To The Blackboard Jungle - 57

67 . Lita Ford - Black - 54

68 . D Generation - D Generation - 53

69 . Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation - 49

70 . Innocent Look - Innocent Look - 48


71 . Arazmo - Notice To Appear - 48

72 . Grafite - Grafite - 44

73 . Grand Slam - Breakin' Thru - 35

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  • My Little Pony

Electric boys take number one spot. I have yet to find a Stoner Rock album as good as that, and therefore believe they've recorded the only example of said genre worth listening to. Transit also released a fucking monster of an album, as did Cinderella, and Tesla dropped my favourite of theirs this year.

 

Impellitteri - Answer to the Master
Telsa - Bust A Nut
Transit - Catchfire
Electric Boys - Freewheelin'
Glenn Hughes - From Now On
Savatage - Handful of Rain
Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
Slik Toxik - Irrelevant
Motley Crue - Motley Crue
Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home
Brett Walker - Nevertheless
Sly - Sly
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Tyketto - Strength In Numbers
Intuition - Turn It On
Whitecross - Unveiled
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Los Lobotomys/Steve Lukather - Candyman

Asia - Aria

Boston - Walk On

Cheap Trick - Woke Up With a Monster

Pendragon - Fallen Dreams And Angels EP

Atlantic - Power

Marillion - Brave

John Wetton - Battle Lines

Valensia - Kosmos

Saga - Steel Umbrellas

Glenn Hughes - From Now On

Valensia - The White Album

Elektradrive - S/T

Bobby Kimball - Rise Up

Sing Sing - S/T

Marathon - The First Run

Dream Theater - Awake

Timelock - The Dawn

Steve Perry - For The Love Of Strange Medicine

Jadis - Across the Water

King Of Hearts - S/T

Blackfoot - After The Reign

Nouveaux - Beginnings

Jump - ...And All The Kings Men

Yes - Talk

Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation

Martin Page - In The House Of Stone And Light

Motley Crue - S/T

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Endangered Species

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Amorphis: Tales From The Thousand Lakes

Bang Tango: Love After Death

Black Sabbath: Cross Purposes

Bolt Thrower: … For Victory

Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation

Cradle Of Filth: The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh

Deadline: Medicine EP

Demolition 23: Demolition 23

Bruce Dickinson: Balls To Picasso

Gun: Swagger

Iron Maiden: Maiden England

Live: Throwing Copper

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Endangered Species

Marillion: Brave

Megadeth: Youthanasia

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: No Quarter

David Lee Roth: Your Filthy Little Mouth

Terrorvision: How To Make Friends And Influence People

Tuff: Fist First

Warrior Soul: Space Age Playboys

 

Slim pickings for this year ...

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Not a great year but some very good releases all the same...maybe more in the metal area though...Atlantic and Shy are the best AOR and Savatage and Overkill the top metal releases IMO

 

Atlantic - Power

The Brave - trust

Stan Bush - Dial 818-888-8638

James Christian - Rude Awakening

Cinderella - Still Climbing

Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance

Electric Boys - Free Wheelin

Freight Train Jane - Hallucination

Frontline - The State Of Rock

Marilyn Manson - Portrait of an American Family

Overkill - W.F.O

Pantera - Far Beyond driven

Roko - Think About Tomorrow

Savatage - Handful of Rain

Shy - Welcome To The Madhouse

Subway - Taste The Difference

Michael Sweet - S/T

Tyketto - Strength In Numbers

Vandamme - Night crimes

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  • 2 weeks later...

1. April Wine - Frigate

 

2. Great White - Sail Away

 

3. Blackhawk - Blackhawk (Country)

 

4. Eagles - Hell Freezes Over

 

5. Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View

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Bolt Thrower: … For Victory

 

 

There's the number one right there. Awesome. Struggling with any of your other picks though, with the exception of the rather lovely Youthanasia.

 

Testament - Low was another goodie, but it was a pretty average year.

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Electric boys take number one spot. I have yet to find a Stoner Rock album as good as that, and therefore believe they've recorded the only example of said genre worth listening to. Transit also released a fucking monster of an album, as did Cinderella, and Tesla dropped my favourite of theirs this year.

 

Impellitteri - Answer to the Master
Telsa - Bust A Nut
Transit - Catchfire
Electric Boys - Freewheelin'
Glenn Hughes - From Now On
Savatage - Handful of Rain
Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
Slik Toxik - Irrelevant
Motley Crue - Motley Crue
Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home
Brett Walker - Nevertheless
Sly - Sly
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Tyketto - Strength In Numbers
Intuition - Turn It On
Whitecross - Unveiled

 

 

 

Nice one, looking for a copy of it.

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Electric boys take number one spot. I have yet to find a Stoner Rock album as good as that, and therefore believe they've recorded the only example of said genre worth listening to. Transit also released a fucking monster of an album, as did Cinderella, and Tesla dropped my favourite of theirs this year.

 

Impellitteri - Answer to the Master
Telsa - Bust A Nut
Transit - Catchfire
Electric Boys - Freewheelin'
Glenn Hughes - From Now On
Savatage - Handful of Rain
Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
Slik Toxik - Irrelevant
Motley Crue - Motley Crue
Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home
Brett Walker - Nevertheless
Sly - Sly
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Tyketto - Strength In Numbers
Intuition - Turn It On
Whitecross - Unveiled

 

 

 

Nice one, looking for a copy of it.

 

 

I assume Sam at Retrospect got a heap of copies of it as he's had this for sale for ages here (in the $15 section):

 

http://www.retrospectrecords.com/used_cds.html

 

I actually forget where I got my copy now, but I think it was here and it's basically mint condition. If that's where I got it, lol. Killer disc. Excellent price too.

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