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So my kids asked me what my top 10 albums were, and I listed a few, to find that they hadn't heard probably half of them.

So I sat down to make a top 20 which quickly turned into a top 100.

Thought it was worthwhile so they have a guide to choose 'new' music when they are in the mood.

I restricted this list to the heavier side.

Meat Loaf just scraped in to that genre (rightly or wrongly)

So here is what I came up with.

 

Feel free to rip it apart, comment positive and negative - I won't be offended because it's simply what I like, but am always interested in what others think I've over-rated or what has been glaringly omitted in their opinions :)

No doubt I've left a few out that will be added when I think of them, but this is pretty much what I consider the best 100 hard rock albums...

 

1. Bad City – Welcome To The Wasteland

2. Hot Action Cop – Hot Action Cop

3. Dangerous Toys – Pissed

4. Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood

5. Van Halen – 5150

6. Loud & Clear – Disc Connected

7. Def Leppard – Hysteria

8. Andy Taylor – Thunder

9. Twisted Sister – You Can’t Stop Rock’ N’ Roll

10. Joey Tempest – A Place To Call Home

11. Pop Evil – War Of Angels

12. Kiss – Revenge

13. Michael Sweet – Michael Sweet

14. Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry

15. Harem Scarem – Harem Scarem

16. White Lion – Pride

17. Bon Jovi – New Jersey

18. Nelson – After The Rain

19. Pseudo Echo – Race

20. Roxus – Night Street

21. Rick Springfield – Rock Of Life

22. Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet

23. Cinderella – Heartbreak Station

24. Great White – Sail Away

25. Warrant - Cherry Pie

26. Iron Maiden – Piece Of Mind

27. Slaughter – Stick It To Ya

28. Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast

29. Harem Scarem – Mood Swings

30. Skid Row – Skid Row

31. Poison – Open Up And Say… Ahh!

32. Danger Danger – Screw It!

33. Quiet Riot – QRIII

34. Sixx A.M. – The Heroin Diaries

35. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II

36. WASP – WASP

37. Slaughter – The Wild Life

38. Warrant - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich

39. Europe – The Final Countdown

40. Bon Jovi – Keep The Faith

41. Iron Maiden – Powerslave

42. Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls

43. Kiss – Unmasked

44. Electrik – Love Buzz Harmony

45. Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I

46. LA Guns – Vicious Circle

47. Van Halen – For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

48. Twisted Sister – Under The Blade

49. Tuff – What Comes Around Goes Around

50. Warrant – Belly To Belly

51. Buckcherry - Confessions

52. Pop Evil – Lipstick On The Mirror

53. WASP – Inside The Electric Circus

54. Quiet Riot – Metal Health

55. Krokus – The Blitz

56. Europe – Prisoners In Paradise

57. LA Guns – Hollywood Vampires

58. Saliva – Every Six Seconds

59. The Angels – Howling

60. Kiss – Hot In The Shade

61. Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory

62. Great White – Psycho City

63. Pop Evil – Onxy

64. Love Cream – First Taste

65. Twisted Sister – Love Is For Suckers

66. Buckcherry - Buckcherry

67. Trixter – Hear!

68. Enuff Z’Nuff – Strength

69. Autograph – Sign In Please

70. Kiss – Dynasty

71. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways

72. Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction

73. Extreme – Pornografitti

74. Quiet Riot – Condition Critical

75. Paul Stanley – Solo Album

76. Saliva – Back Into Your System

77. Whitesnake – 1987

78. Warrant – Ultraphobic

79. Skid Row – Slave To The Grind

80. Krokus – Change Of Address

81. Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

82. White Lion – Big Game

83. Hot Action Cop - Listen Up!

84. Steel Panther – Feel The Steel

85. Sixx A.M. – This Is Gonna Hurt

86. Pop Evil – Up

87. Kiss – Destroyer

88. Trixter – Trixter

89. Warrant – Dog Eat Dog

90. Bai Bang – All Around The World

91. Hardcore Superstar – C’mon Take Me On

92. Bobaflex – Charlatan’s Web

93. The Fuzz Drivers – The Fuzz Drivers

94. AC/DC – Back In Black

95. Alice Cooper – Trash

96. Def Leppard – High ‘N’ Dry

97. Live – Birds Of Pray

98. Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time

99. Cinderella – Long Cold Winter

100. Firehouse - Firehouse

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Have u heard the new Sixx AM ? I think its possibly their best

 

I've only heard it a couple of times while driving.

TBH I tired of the vocals a bit - he really is a bit 'one trick'.

The first one I thought was great, the second one also great, after that I found it hard to commit.

But what I've heard from the latest so far has been interesting and I think may be a winner.

My son swears by it, and he considers them his favorite band.

I was surprised overall at how many older albums got in.

Never expected to re-hash all the Bon Jovi albums, but really when you look at them, they contain amazing stuff, with little filler.

I'm sure I'll be ripped a bit with the Kiss albums I put in.And the ones I didn't.

I'd say that 9/10 people would rate Ace's solo over Paul's

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Nice list, good to see something other than the average (obvious or predictable) ''best of'' lists...

 

I still think the Sixx AM debut stands as their best album, new one is good but has a few more weak tracks than Heroin Diaries

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Surprised to see Bad City as your number one, but also not surprised. Such a shame what happened to that band.

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Appreciate the effort that went into the list....Seems like more weight is being given to "older" albums and not much to "newer" bands like Eclipse or H.e.a.t who have both provided some fantastic melodic hard rock over the past few years.

 

I'll admit though....I've never even heard of Bad City, Hot Action Cop or Loud & Clear....For a million dollars right now I couldn't name you one song by any of them...Maybe I need to check them out :)

 

Sometime I'll have to sit down and try to make a list like this...I don't think I'd have the patience to do 100. I'd be lucky if I could make it to 25.

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Appreciate the effort that went into the list....Seems like more weight is being given to "older" albums and not much to "newer" bands like Eclipse or H.e.a.t who have both provided some fantastic melodic hard rock over the past few years.

 

I'll admit though....I've never even heard of Bad City, Hot Action Cop or Loud & Clear....For a million dollars right now I couldn't name you one song by any of them...Maybe I need to check them out :)

 

Sometime I'll have to sit down and try to make a list like this...I don't think I'd have the patience to do 100. I'd be lucky if I could make it to 25.

You really should listen to bad city , it's a brilliant album
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Appreciate the effort that went into the list....Seems like more weight is being given to "older" albums and not much to "newer" bands like Eclipse or H.e.a.t who have both provided some fantastic melodic hard rock over the past few years.

 

I'll admit though....I've never even heard of Bad City, Hot Action Cop or Loud & Clear....For a million dollars right now I couldn't name you one song by any of them...Maybe I need to check them out :)

 

Sometime I'll have to sit down and try to make a list like this...I don't think I'd have the patience to do 100. I'd be lucky if I could make it to 25.

You really should listen to bad city , it's a brilliant album

Holy shit. Yes!!

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Appreciate the effort that went into the list....Seems like more weight is being given to "older" albums and not much to "newer" bands like Eclipse or H.e.a.t who have both provided some fantastic melodic hard rock over the past few years.

 

I'll admit though....I've never even heard of Bad City, Hot Action Cop or Loud & Clear....For a million dollars right now I couldn't name you one song by any of them...Maybe I need to check them out :)

 

Sometime I'll have to sit down and try to make a list like this...I don't think I'd have the patience to do 100. I'd be lucky if I could make it to 25.

 

Like I said, I wouldn't have been arsed doing this list unless I have a reason (exposure of some great music to my kids)

 

Bad City is amazing hard rock full of hooks and probably the best vocalist I've heard. Their first song "Call Paul Stanley" was brought to Paul Stanley's attention who then heard the album and declared it one of the best albums he'd heard in years. They also toured with kiss after that. Album is only a 6 years old, so fairly recent.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJhdGf584I

 

Loud & Clear was a bit of a weird one that popped up to me for some reason and was full of killer songs, again, all with great hooks etc. 2002

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wrxRKJwlME

 

Hot Action Cop did a song you probably would have heard - Fever For The Flava. Pretty big radio hit. Most won't like them, as they're not straight up metal, but with a bit of rappiness to some of the vocals on some songs, but I checked out the album on a whim and there's only one song that I don't totally love. 2003

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__hyU5rUrdY&list=RD-J8bSJThAoA&index=5

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAURo0rwt6g

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I thinks it a pretty good list. I like most of what you have on there. I don't care for bands like Nelson or Pop Evil but just one thing I feel is glaringly omitted: NOT ONE TESLA CD OR DOKKEN CD ON THIS LIST? :yikes: WTF!?

 

 

 

Have u heard the new Sixx AM ? I think its possibly their best

 

I've only heard it a couple of times while driving.

TBH I tired of the vocals a bit - he really is a bit 'one trick'.

The first one I thought was great, the second one also great, after that I found it hard to commit.

But what I've heard from the latest so far has been interesting and I think may be a winner.

My son swears by it, and he considers them his favorite band.

I was surprised overall at how many older albums got in.

Never expected to re-hash all the Bon Jovi albums, but really when you look at them, they contain amazing stuff, with little filler.

I'm sure I'll be ripped a bit with the Kiss albums I put in.And the ones I didn't.

I'd say that 9/10 people would rate Ace's solo over Paul's

 

 

We would disagree a lot on somethings on this list (like AC/DC Back in Black number 94?) but the one thing I agree with is that Paul Stanley's solo album is better than Ace's. The one thing that saved this list for me is all the KISS albums in it. :guitar:

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We would disagree a lot on somethings on this list (like AC/DC Back in Black number 94?)

Yeah, I mean, how did that even make the list?

 

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We would disagree a lot on somethings on this list (like AC/DC Back in Black number 94?)

Yeah, I mean, how did that even make the list?

 

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Classic album for me and i dont even like AC/DC that much. A shining gem in their discography.

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Been checking it out...kinda liking what I've heard...Take Me For A Ride is pretty awesome...couple other tunes sounding pretty good.

 

I found a new, sealed CD on eBay for $5 shipped so gonna check it out.

 

Shame they are no more but something different to listen to. Thanks.

 

 

Appreciate the effort that went into the list....Seems like more weight is being given to "older" albums and not much to "newer" bands like Eclipse or H.e.a.t who have both provided some fantastic melodic hard rock over the past few years.

 

I'll admit though....I've never even heard of Bad City, Hot Action Cop or Loud & Clear....For a million dollars right now I couldn't name you one song by any of them...Maybe I need to check them out :)

 

Sometime I'll have to sit down and try to make a list like this...I don't think I'd have the patience to do 100. I'd be lucky if I could make it to 25.

You really should listen to bad city , it's a brilliant album
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I thinks it a pretty good list. I like most of what you have on there. I don't care for bands like Nelson or Pop Evil but just one thing I feel is glaringly omitted: NOT ONE TESLA CD OR DOKKEN CD ON THIS LIST? :yikes: WTF!?

 

 

 

Have u heard the new Sixx AM ? I think its possibly their best

 

I've only heard it a couple of times while driving.

TBH I tired of the vocals a bit - he really is a bit 'one trick'.

The first one I thought was great, the second one also great, after that I found it hard to commit.

But what I've heard from the latest so far has been interesting and I think may be a winner.

My son swears by it, and he considers them his favorite band.

I was surprised overall at how many older albums got in.

Never expected to re-hash all the Bon Jovi albums, but really when you look at them, they contain amazing stuff, with little filler.

I'm sure I'll be ripped a bit with the Kiss albums I put in.And the ones I didn't.

I'd say that 9/10 people would rate Ace's solo over Paul's

 

 

We would disagree a lot on somethings on this list (like AC/DC Back in Black number 94?) but the one thing I agree with is that Paul Stanley's solo album is better than Ace's. The one thing that saved this list for me is all the KISS albums in it. :guitar:

 

Mechanical Resonance nearly made it, but in the end I found that all of their albums contained a few great songs, a few good ones and a few average one.

I love the band, but they just don't have an album that is all killer no filler.

 

Same with Ratt - 81 - 91 is great, but I never really got into their individual albums.

 

Never a big fan of Dokken. Like some songs, but that's about it.

 

Kind of sacrosanct to omit all that AC/DC. I like their music, but am not a hug fan, even though I'm an Aussie.

 

Never really did Metallica, but I like some songs.

 

I had to be pretty tough. Poison - Native Tongue contains my favorite song, and 2 or 3 others that I love, but couldn't have it on my list because there are 3 or 4 songs I really don't like.

I guess my list contains albums where I can play the record from start to finish without too much skipping.

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Surprised to see Bad City as your number one, but also not surprised. Such a shame what happened to that band.

Where did they go?

Awesome album. Those backing vocals!

The bastard was arrested for two counts of sexual assault. Then the band said they'd get their old singer from their old band, but I guess they realised what we were all thinking: if you get your singer from your old band, aren't you essentially your old band again? In any case, nothing has been heard from either camp.

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Yeah they did reform with the original singer, who from memory used to sing all of the songs before they brought Josh in, but missed out on being on the album.

Didn't work. They kinda didn't handle it too well, showing up without the singer the crowd expected etc.

I think they realised that they wouldn't be able to recover.

Initially when they fired Josh, the posted ion facebook "A few astute fans noticed that our singer is different than last time we came around. Say hello to Alec! He's been slaying it on this KISS tour and taking BadCity to a new level. BC kicked out Josh because he had a very serious personal conflict with the rest of the band, and we had to let him go. But let's not rain on the parade, the KISS shows are off to a BLAZING start, and we can't wait to see you people!"

 

Then he was charged, and went to jail, for 7 years I believe.

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Didn't know Bad City either. Listened to the album last night and it's not bad singer reminded me of Robin McAuley at times

 

But can somebody PLEASE tell me where I've heard the oh oh oh from Bad City's ''Touch'' (at the 0:40 and 1:40 min marks) before? Sounds so familiar but I can't recall which song... Noticed it last night and now because the song was posted above

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Can't help you, but it's the type of song that they'd play leading into an ad break during the football in my country.

In fact I discover new music by watching the football.

Only ones who really play any hard rock :)

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Yeah they did reform with the original singer, who from memory used to sing all of the songs before they brought Josh in, but missed out on being on the album.

Didn't work. They kinda didn't handle it too well, showing up without the singer the crowd expected etc.

I think they realised that they wouldn't be able to recover.

 

Initially when they fired Josh, the posted ion facebook "A few astute fans noticed that our singer is different than last time we came around. Say hello to Alec! He's been slaying it on this KISS tour and taking BadCity to a new level. BC kicked out Josh because he had a very serious personal conflict with the rest of the band, and we had to let him go. But let's not rain on the parade, the KISS shows are off to a BLAZING start, and we can't wait to see you people!"

 

Then he was charged, and went to jail, for 7 years I believe.

7 years? So he'll be out next year. Perhaps a reunion? ;}

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Was probably out in 3 or 4 with parole etc

Probably motivated to write some good emotional shit while in prison lol

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Was doing a little research on these guys and came across Court records on the singer.

 

Appears it was a situation where he was partying with a girl, both were drunk and he took more liberties than he should've....Happened in May 2011 which is obviously why they booted him out. Reading posts on FB it looks like they tried to keep it going with their original singer but it didn't work and they just disbanded.

 

From what I saw he's still in jail somewhere in Illinois and expected release is in 2017.

 

I guess I'd highly doubt we ever hear anything from these guys again but stranger things have happened. It's a shame to see talent wasted.

 

And I've now learned more about Bad City than I'd ever thought I'd know :)

 

 

 

Yeah they did reform with the original singer, who from memory used to sing all of the songs before they brought Josh in, but missed out on being on the album.
Didn't work. They kinda didn't handle it too well, showing up without the singer the crowd expected etc.
I think they realised that they wouldn't be able to recover.

Initially when they fired Josh, the posted ion facebook "A few astute fans noticed that our singer is different than last time we came around. Say hello to Alec! He's been slaying it on this KISS tour and taking BadCity to a new level. BC kicked out Josh because he had a very serious personal conflict with the rest of the band, and we had to let him go. But let's not rain on the parade, the KISS shows are off to a BLAZING start, and we can't wait to see you people!"

Then he was charged, and went to jail, for 7 years I believe.


7 years? So he'll be out next year. Perhaps a reunion? ;}

 

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Yeah they did reform with the original singer, who from memory used to sing all of the songs before they brought Josh in, but missed out on being on the album.

Didn't work. They kinda didn't handle it too well, showing up without the singer the crowd expected etc.

I think they realised that they wouldn't be able to recover.

 

Initially when they fired Josh, the posted ion facebook "A few astute fans noticed that our singer is different than last time we came around. Say hello to Alec! He's been slaying it on this KISS tour and taking BadCity to a new level. BC kicked out Josh because he had a very serious personal conflict with the rest of the band, and we had to let him go. But let's not rain on the parade, the KISS shows are off to a BLAZING start, and we can't wait to see you people!"

 

Then he was charged, and went to jail, for 7 years I believe.

7 years? So he'll be out next year. Perhaps a reunion? ;}

 

with the girl?

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