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On 1/19/2018 at 12:13 PM, Geoff said:

Rev Saints rated pretty average for me. I think the debut was far better. The new one just did really, really little for me at all. 

For the record, here is my full list with ratings;

No.  - Artist  - Album  - Score (%)
1  - Midnite City  -  Midnite City  -  94
2  - Crazy Lixx  -  Ruff Justice  -  88
3  - One Desire  -  One Desire  - 88
4  - My Forever  -  Clarity  -  87
5  - Wraith  -  Revelation  -  87
6  - Degreed  -  degreed  -  86
7  - Eclipse  -  Monumentum  -  84
8  - Muna  -  About U  - 83
9  - Houston  -  III  - 82
10  - Tales From The Porn  -  H. M. M. V  - 81
11  - The Nights  -  The Nights  - 81
12  - Tokyo Motor Fist  -  Tokyo Motor Fist  -  81
13  - 7th Heaven  -  Luminous  -  81
14  - Bloody Heels  -  Through Mystery  -  81
15  - Babylon A.D.  -  Revelation Highway  -  81
16  - The Darren Phillips Project  -  Volume One  -  80
17  - Confess  -  Haunters  -  80
18  - Story of the Year  -  Wolves  - 80
19  - Kee of Hearts  -  Kee of Hearts  -  80
20  - Santa Cruz  -  Bad Blood Rising  -  80
21  - Thousand Below  -  The Love You Let Too Close  -  80
22  - H.E.A.T  -  Into The Great Unknown  -  79
23  - Lionville  -  A World of Fools  -  79
24  - Vain  -  Rolling With The Punches  - 79
25  - Wildness  -  Wildness  -  79
26  - Romeo Riot  -  Sing It Loud  - 79
27  - Spoken  -  IX  -  79
28  - Coldrain  -  Fateless  -  78
29  - Falling In Reverse  -  Coming Home   -  78
30  - We Came As Romans  -  Cold Like War  -  78
31  - Harem Scarem  -  United  -  78
32  - Code Red  -  Incendiary  -  78
33  - Raintimes  -  Raintimes  - 78
34  - All Time Low  -  Last Young Renegade  - 78
35  - Asking Alexandria  -  Asking Alexandria  - 77
36  - Art Nation  -  Liberation  -  77
37  - Kryptonite  -  Kryptonite  -  77
38  - Skarlett Riot  -  Regenerate  -  77
39  - Righteous Vendetta  -  Cursed  - 77
40  - Rockett Love  -  Grab the Rocket  - 77
41  - Youth in Revolt  -  The Broken  -  77
42  - Bonfire  -  Byte the Bullet  - 77
43  - The Boyscout  -  We Were Kings  - 76
44  - Rian  -  Out of the Darkness  -  76
45  - Steel Panther  -  Lower The Bar  - 76
46  - Halflives  -  Empty Rooms  -  76
47  - Scherer & Batten  -  BattleZone  -  76
48  - No Resolve  -  Unity  - 76
49  - For the Win  -  Heavy Thoughts  -  76
50  - Tony Mills  -  Streets of Chance  -  76
51  - Silverstein  -  Dead Reflection  -  76
52  - Phantom 5  -  Play to Win  -  75
53  - Our Last Night  -  Selective Hearing  -  75
54  - One Ok Rock  -  Ambitions  - 75
55  - That Rock Guy  -  Nothin' To Lose  -  75
56  - Debbie Ray  -  Slave to the System  -  75
57  - The Everyday Anthem  -  Nobodies  - 75
58  - The Maine  -  Lovely Little Lonely  - 75
59  - Bugzy  -  Plan B... [previously unreleased - remastered tapes]  -  75
60  - Jim Jidhed  -  Push on Through  - 75
61  - Sweet Mary Jane  -  Winter in Paradise  - 75
62  - Brother Firetribe  -  Sunbound  - 75
63  - Airbound  -  Airbound  -  75
64  - Neck Deep  -  The Peace and the Panic  -  74
65  - Da Vinci  -  Ambition Rocks  -  74
66  - All That Matters  -  Anatomy of Defeat  - 74
67  - Revolution Saints  -  Light In The Dark  -  74
68  - Breakaway  -  The Light That Keeps Me Awake  -  74
69  - Save the World  -  One  -  74
70  - Dead by April  -  Worlds Collide  - 74
71  - Newman  -  Aerial  -  74
72  - The Plague  -  Hope for the F.U.T.U.R.E.  -  74
73  - All but One  -  Square One  - 73
74  - Acceptance  -  Colliding By Design  - 73
75  - The Radio Sun  -  Unstoppable  -  73
76  - Pretty Boy Floyd  -  Public Enemies  - 73
77  - Deaf Havana  -  All These Countless Nights  - 73
78  - Message from Sylvia  -  Message from Sylvia  -  73
79  - The Gospel Youth  -  Always Lose  -  73
80  - Coldfront  -  Float Around  -  73
81  - Martina Edoff  -  We Will Align  -  73
82  - Midnight Sin  -  One Last Ride  -  73
83  - Smash Into Pieces  -  Rise And Shine  - 73
84  - Age Of Reflection  -  In the Heat of the Night  - 73
85  - Sunglasses Kid  -  Graduation  -  73
86  - PVRIS  -  All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell  -  73
87  - Stefanie  -  Stefanie  -  73
88  - Supernova Plasmajets  -  Supernova Plasmajets  - 73
89  - Courage My Love  -  Synesthesia  - 73
90  - Grayscale  -  Adornment  -  73
91  - Hell In The Club  -  See You On The Dark Side  -  73
92  - Unruly Child  -  Can't Go Home  -  73
93  - As Lions  -  Selfish Age  -  73
94  - Papa Roach  -  Crooked Teeth  -  73
95  - State Champs  -  Around the World and Back (Deluxe)  -  73
96  - Osukaru  -  The Labyrinth  - 73
97  - Nickelback  -  Feed The Machine  -  73
98  - Vitne  -  Jupiter  -  73
99  - Break The Rift  -  Perspectives  - 73
100  - Sisters Doll  -  All Dolled Up  - 72
101  - Palisades  -  Palisades  - 72
102  - As It Is  -  Okay  - 72
103  - House Of Lords  -  Saint Of The Lost Souls  -  72
104  - Keeping Secrets  -  Say You Will Again  -  72
105  - Eric T.  -  Strength  -  72
106  - Carousel Kings  -  Charm City  - 72
107  - Mallory Knox  -  Wired  -  72
108  - Satin  -  It's About Time  - 72
109  - All That Remains  -  Madness  -  72
110  - Xtasy  -  Second Chance  -  72
111  - Black Diamonds  -  Once Upon a Time  -  72
112  - Robin Beck  -  Love Is Coming  -  72
113  - Mark Slaughter  -  Halfway There  -  72
114  - All 41  -  The World's Best Hope  -  72
115  - Night Ranger  -  Don't Let Up  - 72
116  - Walk on Fire  -  Mind over Matter  -  72
117  - Cemetery Drive  -  Mixed Feelings  - 72
118  - Zhenx  -  Zhenx  -  71
119  - Hush  -  Department of Faith  -  71
120  - Fozzy  -  Judas  -  71
121  - Pink Cream 69  -  Headstrong  -  71
122  - Never Say Die  -  Destroy + Rebuild  -  71
123  - Phase II Phase  -  Face It  -  71
124  - Moritz  -  About Time Too  -  71
125  - Knuckle Puck  -  Shapeshifter  - 71
126  - Broadside  -  Paradise  - 71
127  - Sincerely, Me  -  Aesthetically Pleasing  -  71
128  - Arvia  -  Addicted  - 71
129  - Ratchet Dolls  -  Damaged  -  71
130  - Speak The Truth... Even If Your Voice Shakes  -  Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You - Final  - 71
131  - Coasts  -  This Life, Vol. 1  -  71
132  - We Set Signals  -  Abandon Ship Abandon Hope  -  70
133  - Home Sweet Home  -  Where The Heart Was- EP  -  70
134  - The Letter Black  -  Pain  -  70
135  - Jorn  -  Life on Death Road  - 70
136  - In Her Own Words  -  Unfamiliar (Deluxe Edition)  - 70
137  - Stormburst  -  Raised on Rock  -  70
138  - The Classic Crime  -  How to Be Human  - 70
139  - Separations  -  Bloom  -  70
140  - Cold Black  -  Circles  -  70
141  - The Parity Complex  -  The Parity Complex  - 70
142  - Sleep On It  -  Overexposed  - 70
143  - Burn  -  Ice Age  - 70
144  - Available At the Counter  -  A World of Second Chances  -  70
145  - WSTR  -  Red, Green or Inbetween  - 70
146  - Something More  -  Dogs Part. II  -  70
147  - Tokio Hotel  -  Dream Machine  -  70
148  - The Dead Rabbitts  -  This Emptiness  -  70
149  - Seventh Day Slumber  -  Found  -  70
150  - Rascal Flatts  -  Back To Us  -  69
151  - Colton Dixon  -  Identity  -  69
152  - Blink-183  -  California (Deluxe Edition)  -  69
153  - Warrant  -  Louder Harder Faster  -  69
154  - All Good Things  -  Machines  -  69
155  - Shakra  -  Snakes & Ladders  -  69
156  - Radiation Romeos  -  Radiation Romeos  -  69
157  - Stan Bush  -  Change the World  -  69
158  - ROAM  -  Great Heights & Nosedives  -  69
159  - Trivium  -  The Sin And The Sentence  -  69
160  - L.A. Cobra  -  Shotgun Slinger  - 69
161  - At The Wayside  -  The Breakdown and the Fall  -  69
162  - Nocturnal Rites  -  Phoenix (Japan)  -  69
163  - Linkin Park  -  One More Light  -  69
164  - Coldspell  -  A New World Arise  -  69
165  - Otherwise  -  Sleeping Lions  -  68
166  - Sleeping With Sirens  -  Gossip  -  68
167  - Jessica Wolff  -  Grounded  - 68
168  - Place Vendome  -  Close To The Sun  -  68
169  - Restless Streets  -  Together  -  68
170  - Hinder  -  The Reign  -  68
171  - Jeff Scott Soto  -  Retribution (Japan Edition)  -  68
172  - Seaway  -  Vacation  -  68
173  - L.A. Guns  -  The Missing Peace  -  68
174  - World War Me  -  World War Me  -  68
175  - You Me At Six  -  Night People  - 68
176  - Vince Voltage  -  Hard Rock Survivor  - 68
177  - Catch Fire  -  A Love That I Still Miss  -  68
178  - Defences  -  With Might and Main  - 68
179  - Adelitas Way  -  Notorious  -  67
180  - Coastland Ride  -  Distance  -  67
181  - Striker  -  Striker  -  67
182  - Eternal Boy  -  Awkward Phase  - 67
183  - Rise Against  -  Wolves  -  67
184  - Pride Of Lions  -  Fearless  - 66
185  - Van Arx  -  Stand Together for Rock and Roll  -  66
186  - Freight Train  -  I  -  66
187  - Silked And Stained  -  Love On The Road  -  66
188  - Silked And Stained  -  Love On The Road  -  66
189  - Bai Bang  -  Rock of Life  -  66
190  - Ember Falls  -  Welcome To Ember Falls  -  66
191  - Steve Walsh  -  Black Butterfly  - 66
192  - Super American  -  Disposable  -  66
193  - Feast!  -  Feast!  - 66
194  - dEMOTIONAL  -  Discovery  - 66
195  - Iconic Eye  -  Into The Light  - 65
196  - Adrenaline Rush  -  Soul Survivor  -  65
197  - Java  -  Change of Heart  -  65
198  - Sundressed  -  A Little Less Put Together  -  65
199  - Starset  -  Vessels  - 65
200  - Amber Run  -  For A Moment, I Was Lost  -  65
201  - Autograph  -  Get Off Your Ass  -  65
202  - Red    -  Gone (Deluxe Edition)  -  65
203  - Stephen Pearcy  -  Smash  - 65
204  - Lower Than Atlantis  -  Safe in Sound  -  65
205  - Dante Fox  -  Six String Revolver  -  65
206  - Shadowman  -  Secrets and Lies  -  65
207  - Threatin  -  Breaking the World  -  65
208  - Boycott  -  The Mighty  -  64
209  - In Your Memory  -  Failure to Launch  -  64
210  - Axxis  -  Retrolution  -  64
211  - Cliffhanger  -  Old Wounds  - 64
212  - Juraya  -  Break Away  -  63
213  - While She Sleeps  -  You Are We  -  63
214  - Matty Mullins  -  Unstoppable  -  63
215  - Inglorious  -  II  -  63
216  - Adellaide  -  Flying High  -  63
217  - CKY  -  The Phoenix  -  63
218  - Jev  -  Jev  - 63
219  - Danger Silent  -  Danger Silent  -  63
220  - Fiction Syxx  -  Tall Dark Secrets  -  63
221  - Nasty High  -  Liquid Scream  -  62
222  - Walkway  -  WWIII  -  62
223  - Kiss Kiss Bang  -  Open Wide  -  62
224  - Dreamsnowreality  -  Dreamfinity  - 62
225  - Young Hunger  -  Wear Me Down  -  62
226  - Dirty White Boyz  -  Down And Dirty  - 61
227  - Lionheart  -  Second Nature  -  61
228  - Dreamcar  -  Dreamcar  -  61
229  - New Found Glory  -  Makes Me Sick  -  61
230  - Boulevard  -  Boulevard IV - Luminescence  -  61
231  - Dyed in Blue  -  Moment of Leaving  -  60
232  - Vegas Lights  -  Next - EP  -  60
233  - The Solarburst  -  It's Personal  -  60
234  - Bigfoot  -  Bigfoot  -  60
235  - Fear The Fallen  -  The Order  -  60
236  - Raw Silk  -  The Borders of Light  - 60
237  - Janet Gardner  -  Janet Gardner  -  59
238  - Strangers  -  Tonight  -  59
239  - Punch Punch Kick  -  Punch Punch Kick  -  59
240  - The Used  -  The Canyon  -  59
241  - Julian Angel  -  The Death of Cool  -  59
242  - Shape Of The New Sun  -  Dying Embers  -  58
243  - Every Mother's Nightmare  -  Grind  -  58
244  - In This Moment  -  Ritual  -  58
245  - Damn Freaks  -  Damn Freaks  -  58
246  - Stone Sour  -  Hydrograd  -  57
247  - Sweet & Lynch  -  Unified  -  57
248  - Noise4Nothing  -  Wasted Years  -  57
249  - Wolfpakk  -  Wolves Reign  - 56
250  - Tequila Sunrise  -  Danger Zone  - 56
251  - Frank and Howdy  -  The Road Not Traveled  -  56
252  - 12 Stones  -  Picture Perfect  -  55
253  - Jack Russell’s Great White  -  He Saw It Comin'  - 54
254  - Gotthard  -  Silver  - 54
255  - Scarlet Lane  -  Scarlet Lane  -  53
256  - Shameless  -  The Filthy 7  - 53
257  - Black Me Out  -  Not Another Stupid #PopPunk EP  - 52
258  - Theory of a Deadman  -  Wake Up Call  -  52
259  - Ten  -  Gothica  -  51
260  - Great White  -  Full Circle  -  50
261  - Steelheart  -  Through The Worlds Of Stardust  -  50
262  - Can't Swim  -  Fail You Again  - 50
263  - Dear Seattle  -  Dear Seattle  -  50
264  - Little Neon  -  All That Glitters  -  50
265  - The Waiting Rain  -  Way Home  -  50
266  - Bad Radiator  -  IV  - 50
267  - The Vamps  -  Night & Day (Night Edition)  -  49
268  - Tommy Sleexx  -  Heavy Rain  -  49
269  - Gun  -  Favourite Pleasures (Deluxe Edition)  -  49
270  - Snakecharmer  -  Second Skin  -  49
271  - I Am Vega  -  Songs from Arrival  -  48
272  - World Trade  -  Unify  -  48
273  - Still Living  -  Ymmij  - 48
274  - Mr. Big  -  Defying Gravity  - 47
275  - Paramore  -  After Laughter  -  47
276  - Eighteen Visions  -  XVIII  - 46
277  - Quiet Riot  -  Road Rage  -  45
278  - Liberty N' Justice  -  Better Than Maroon 5  -  45
279  - Streamline  -  Streamline  -  44
280  - Rock Alliance  -  Rock Alliance  - 42
281  - The Darkness  -  Pinewood smile  -  41
282  - Eden's Lie  -  Open Your Eyes  -  40
283  - Mike Tramp  -  Maybe Tomorrow  -  36
284  - Barry Goudreau's Engine Room  -  Full Steam Ahead  -  29
285  - Europe  -  Walk the Earth  -  24
286  - Scarlet Rain  -  Eleventh Hour  - 14
287  - Hydrogyn  -  Redemption  -  10
288  - Reece  -  Ignited  -  10

Wow Geoff! I am seriously impressed. That shows such commitment to music to have taken the time and effort rating all these! I stand in awe

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7 hours ago, Geoff said:

Yeah, one of my better finds this year. I think I did real well to track them down all by myself. I do good things like that. Surprised you've heard of them too? ;) 

Heard of who?

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7 hours ago, Geoff said:

Yeah, one of my better finds this year. I think I did real well to track them down all by myself. I do good things like that. Surprised you've heard of them too? ;) 

Heard of who?

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just noticed Geoffs no271.

I am Vega.....

obviously they are not lol ;)

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2 hours ago, Glen said:

just noticed Geoffs no271.

I am Vega.....

obviously they are not lol ;)

No, they are not. A couple of songs that don't suck on that one... most of them do, though.

On 1/23/2018 at 12:38 AM, Silverkin said:

Wow Geoff! I am seriously impressed. That shows such commitment to music to have taken the time and effort rating all these! I stand in awe

Thanks. Yeah, by my own admission, many of those lower scores don't come after continued spins of poor albums, but I put my name to it, and stand by every rating on that list. :)

Anyway, it's a huge list and it's always saddens me a little that we concentrate on the top 10-20 and in a strong year, a lot of good albums more or less get forgotten. That's why I had to do a top 30 list in detail, just to acknowledge some strong albums, outside of my top 10. Anyway, there's a lot of albums worth a comment from 2017, and I might take a moment to lend a comment or two to some; both good, bad and indifferent. Just albums that deserve a mention;

31 -  Harem Scarem - United ; good album by the veterans... just didn't hold up to repeated listens as I'd hope it would. To be harsh and honest, I didn't really enjoy the guitar tone as much as usual either. 

34 -All Time Low - Last Young Renegade ; really worthy of a mention as I ended up really loving a handful of songs on this one. Do yourself a favour and seek out 'Last Young Renegade,' 'Life Of The Party' and the super grower, 'Dark Side Of Your Room.' Great addition to a strong discography. 

 35 -Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria ; I'm really liking these guys at the moment. First song is a killer, and it's a good, strong album with majority clean vocals. I do like them.

43 -The Boyscout - We Were Kings ; shame about the harsh vocals, because this is really a very fine melodic rock album. A lot of really good songs, kind of reminding me of a good Casanova. 'You are not alone,' '1983' and 'Our night' are stand-outs. 

45 -Steel Panther - Lower The Bar ; shame to see these guys so low. Seems the album was pretty poorly viewed by most, but I can't be that harsh. It's still a good album to me - just way, way off their best. I love 'That's When You Came In' and it's a solid listen. I just hope for better from them if there's still more to come. 

51 -Silverstein - Dead Reflection ; their best album in a while here. I always enjoyed spinning this through the year and cranked some of these songs for the neighbourhood to enjoy. 'Retrograde' is killer.

54 -One Ok Rock - Ambitions ; an album I mentioned early on in the year that I was sad it'd undoubtedly get lost in the shuffle. And ever-enjoyable spin, with great vocals and production. I still think this is a really, really fine album. 

57 -The Everyday Anthem - Nobodies ; another good, fun listen. The ballad, 'Always Been You' was one of my favourite songs of the year and struck a chord every single time it played in my ears, which was very frequently. 

58 -The Maine - Lovely Little Lonely ; a ridiculously consistent band who don't deserve to be lost in the shuffle. Their downfall is they don't write absolute stand out monsters. But in place of that, they consistently write wonderful delights and the average score of songs on their albums is great. Always love hearing these guys. 

62 -Brother Firetribe - Sunbound ; this one is lucky to be at #62. Kind of there because technically it's good - technically there's nothing wrong with it. But honestly, as near as the worst replay value of any prolific album for me in 2017. The amount of times I skipped through it when it was it's turn on the stereo. And I don't even know why. As I say, technically all okay... just completely unappealing to me. 

65 -Da Vinci - Ambition Rocks ; really, really noteworthy comeback album from these guys. And this is where it would do me favours to check every single position on this list before I post it, because this is about 20% more enjoyable to me than Brother Firetribe. Damn technicalities. But these guys put in a real good comeback effort. 'I've Come All This Way,' 'See U When I See U' and 'Sole Survivor' would in no way be out of place on their 'Back in Business' album. 'Rocket of fame,' however, would almost be album highlight, lol. What a killer tune! One of those albums with a bunch of really good songs, let down by the average of some weak songs too. :(

68 -Breakaway - The Light That Keeps Me Awake ; great modern rock, well worth a listen. High quality tunes. This was a pleasure when it came on the speakers every time. 

77 -Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights ; another really consistent band and I just loved then this hit the speakers too. Good consistent stuff... again, just let down in the overall score by a couple of tunes that just missed the mark. 

100 -Sisters Doll - All Dolled Up ; this sounded like a good step up for the kids of first listen. Gotta be honest, though, the replay value was pretty weak. Better than what they've done before, but they've still a long way to go. 

121 -Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong ; another one that sounded good on first or second spin, just just didn't hold up at all to repeated spins. It was good to hear them back, but unfortunately it became pretty average again pretty quick. :(

138 -The Classic Crime - How to Be Human ; way down the list, but don't be fooled into thinking that 'Holy Water,' 'Not Done With You Yet' and 'Ghost' aren't all excellent songs. 

189 -Bai Bang - Rock of Life ; very far down the list for Bai Bang as I have generally liked these guys. But what a poor album. Recycled song ideas, dead "anthems,' horrible vocals and weak production. They just really missed the mark here, even though I can appreciate they were still trying to do what fans of them like. This is just a case of when anthems go wrong. Good ideas - just really poor execution. 

274 -Mr. Big - Defying Gravity ; their worst album yet. Even by their hot and cold standards, this one was just a horror show. Very bad album from a band that usually manages a small handful of good songs amongst the garbage. But not this time. Such a bad album. 

275 -Paramore - After Laughter ; what has happened to this trainwreck of a band? What a way to fall. I'm not even sure the pop crowd they're trying to appeal to even cares either? What a terrible outcome for these guys. 

276 -Eighteen Visions - XVIII ; man I was excited to hear these guys were back, until I heard this. Wow. Just dreadful, and no appeal whatsoever to fans of their rather good s/t album, or the Burn Halo stuff. Just a slap in the balls, to be honest. Shound;t have stayed defunct.

281 -The Darkness - Pinewood smile ; justifiably this did rate really low, because it's awful, but it's the lowest rated albums which still has good songs on it. 'Solid Gold' and 'Happiness' are condescending fuckers of songs, but still very catchy anyway. The rest is a testical salad, though.  

 

Anyway, I could have commented on everything if I had the time... but a few for today. ;)

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24 minutes ago, Geoff said:

No, they are not. A couple of songs that don't suck on that one... most of them do, though.

Thanks. Yeah, by my own admission, many of those lower scores don't come after continued spins of poor albums, but I put my name to it, and stand by every rating on that list. :)

Anyway, it's a huge list and it's always saddens me a little that we concentrate on the top 10-20 and in a strong year, a lot of good albums more or less get forgotten. That's why I had to do a top 30 list in detail, just to acknowledge some strong albums, outside of my top 10. Anyway, there's a lot of albums worth a comment from 2017, and I might take a moment to lend a comment or two to some; both good, bad and indifferent. Just albums that deserve a mention;

31 -  Harem Scarem - United ; good album by the veterans... just didn't hold up to repeated listens as I'd hope it would. To be harsh and honest, I didn't really enjoy the guitar tone as much as usual either. 

34 -All Time Low - Last Young Renegade ; really worthy of a mention as I ended up really loving a handful of songs on this one. Do yourself a favour and seek out 'Last Young Renegade,' 'Life Of The Party' and the super grower, 'Dark Side Of Your Room.' Great addition to a strong discography. 

 35 -Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria ; I'm really liking these guys at the moment. First song is a killer, and it's a good, strong album with majority clean vocals. I do like them.

43 -The Boyscout - We Were Kings ; shame about the harsh vocals, because this is really a very fine melodic rock album. A lot of really good songs, kind of reminding me of a good Casanova. 'You are not alone,' '1983' and 'Our night' are stand-outs. 

45 -Steel Panther - Lower The Bar ; shame to see these guys so low. Seems the album was pretty poorly viewed by most, but I can't be that harsh. It's still a good album to me - just way, way off their best. I love 'That's When You Came In' and it's a solid listen. I just hope for better from them if there's still more to come. 

51 -Silverstein - Dead Reflection ; their best album in a while here. I always enjoyed spinning this through the year and cranked some of these songs for the neighbourhood to enjoy. 'Retrograde' is killer.

54 -One Ok Rock - Ambitions ; an album I mentioned early on in the year that I was sad it'd undoubtedly get lost in the shuffle. And ever-enjoyable spin, with great vocals and production. I still think this is a really, really fine album. 

57 -The Everyday Anthem - Nobodies ; another good, fun listen. The ballad, 'Always Been You' was one of my favourite songs of the year and struck a chord every single time it played in my ears, which was very frequently. 

58 -The Maine - Lovely Little Lonely ; a ridiculously consistent band who don't deserve to be lost in the shuffle. Their downfall is they don't write absolute stand out monsters. But in place of that, they consistently write wonderful delights and the average score of songs on their albums is great. Always love hearing these guys. 

62 -Brother Firetribe - Sunbound ; this one is lucky to be at #62. Kind of there because technically it's good - technically there's nothing wrong with it. But honestly, as near as the worst replay value of any prolific album for me in 2017. The amount of times I skipped through it when it was it's turn on the stereo. And I don't even know why. As I say, technically all okay... just completely unappealing to me. 

65 -Da Vinci - Ambition Rocks ; really, really noteworthy comeback album from these guys. And this is where it would do me favours to check every single position on this list before I post it, because this is about 20% more enjoyable to me than Brother Firetribe. Damn technicalities. But these guys put in a real good comeback effort. 'I've Come All This Way,' 'See U When I See U' and 'Sole Survivor' would in no way be out of place on their 'Back in Business' album. 'Rocket of fame,' however, would almost be album highlight, lol. What a killer tune! One of those albums with a bunch of really good songs, let down by the average of some weak songs too. :(

68 -Breakaway - The Light That Keeps Me Awake ; great modern rock, well worth a listen. High quality tunes. This was a pleasure when it came on the speakers every time. 

77 -Deaf Havana - All These Countless Nights ; another really consistent band and I just loved then this hit the speakers too. Good consistent stuff... again, just let down in the overall score by a couple of tunes that just missed the mark. 

100 -Sisters Doll - All Dolled Up ; this sounded like a good step up for the kids of first listen. Gotta be honest, though, the replay value was pretty weak. Better than what they've done before, but they've still a long way to go. 

121 -Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong ; another one that sounded good on first or second spin, just just didn't hold up at all to repeated spins. It was good to hear them back, but unfortunately it became pretty average again pretty quick. :(

138 -The Classic Crime - How to Be Human ; way down the list, but don't be fooled into thinking that 'Holy Water,' 'Not Done With You Yet' and 'Ghost' aren't all excellent songs. 

189 -Bai Bang - Rock of Life ; very far down the list for Bai Bang as I have generally liked these guys. But what a poor album. Recycled song ideas, dead "anthems,' horrible vocals and weak production. They just really missed the mark here, even though I can appreciate they were still trying to do what fans of them like. This is just a case of when anthems go wrong. Good ideas - just really poor execution. 

274 -Mr. Big - Defying Gravity ; their worst album yet. Even by their hot and cold standards, this one was just a horror show. Very bad album from a band that usually manages a small handful of good songs amongst the garbage. But not this time. Such a bad album. 

275 -Paramore - After Laughter ; what has happened to this trainwreck of a band? What a way to fall. I'm not even sure the pop crowd they're trying to appeal to even cares either? What a terrible outcome for these guys. 

276 -Eighteen Visions - XVIII ; man I was excited to hear these guys were back, until I heard this. Wow. Just dreadful, and no appeal whatsoever to fans of their rather good s/t album, or the Burn Halo stuff. Just a slap in the balls, to be honest. Shound;t have stayed defunct.

281 -The Darkness - Pinewood smile ; justifiably this did rate really low, because it's awful, but it's the lowest rated albums which still has good songs on it. 'Solid Gold' and 'Happiness' are condescending fuckers of songs, but still very catchy anyway. The rest is a testical salad, though.  

 

Anyway, I could have commented on everything if I had the time... but a few for today. ;)

Quite a few on your list I will need to check out in the mid 70 range ([percentage)

Agree on the Silverstein , great album , probably my favourite from them in fact , Surprised the You are We album is so far down your list , thought you would like that one , some huge choruses on that albeit with a lot of harsh vocals thrown in

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Gotthardline said:

Quite a few on your list I will need to check out in the mid 70 range ([percentage)

Agree on the Silverstein , great album , probably my favourite from them in fact , Surprised the You are We album is so far down your list , thought you would like that one , some huge choruses on that albeit with a lot of harsh vocals thrown in

 

 

Yeah mate, still a lot of very fine albums in those mid-70's. You got the We Came As Romans, Thousand Below and Coldrain albums (assuming SOTY, Falling In Reverse and Spoken - as you told me about them - are givens)? As my list suggests, I thought they were the best in terms of this type of modern rock in the year. Some great stuff on those albums.

I'll be honest, those While She Sleeps kids just aren't for me at all. I thought 'Wide awake' was a pretty cool tune, but the vocals are just too full on and harsh throughout, without any real relief. 

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59 minutes ago, Geoff said:

Yeah mate, still a lot of very fine albums in those mid-70's. You got the We Came As Romans, Thousand Below and Coldrain albums (assuming SOTY, Falling In Reverse and Spoken - as you told me about them - are givens)? As my list suggests, I thought they were the best in terms of this type of modern rock in the year. Some great stuff on those albums.

I'll be honest, those While She Sleeps kids just aren't for me at all. I thought 'Wide awake' was a pretty cool tune, but the vocals are just too full on and harsh throughout, without any real relief. 

I have never really been a fan of WCAR up until their last album which was a lot lighter than their previous stuff and I enjoyed quite a bit of that one but read the new one was a lot heavier , been meaning to check it out still but not as of yet , will give it a listen for sure ,  Love the Coldrain and had a quick spin of Thousand Below and kept two or three songs from it but couldn't get into it as a whole (Sinking me gets daily spins , great song)

I was really disappointed in the SOTY initially and there are still a few songs that don't work for me , but damn are there some absolute killers there , namely praying for Rain , I swear and Home , definitely a solid album that one 

Spoken never put out a bad album either , super consistent band 

My favourite modern rock discs this year are from Awaken I Am and Ghost Atlas i think , i would definitely sugest checking them out if you havent already , ghost atlas is basically a Saosin album!

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I admire your enthusiasm for these lower rated albums but for me only my top 30 or so albums were great. a very strong year.

but after that the quality drops off a cliff and I highly doubt anything past top 20 will still get a spin in like 3 months time 

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41 minutes ago, Glen said:

I admire your enthusiasm for these lower rated albums but for me only my top 30 or so albums were great. a very strong year.

but after that the quality drops off a cliff and I highly doubt anything past top 20 will still get a spin in like 3 months time 

There's enough quality this year to have missed quite a few and it's worth going back That Tales From The Porn passed me by and may have made a very high spot if I had heard it earlier, for example. 

 

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2 hours ago, PeterS said:

There's enough quality this year to have missed quite a few and it's worth going back That Tales From The Porn passed me by and may have made a very high spot if I had heard it earlier, for example. 

 

fair enough mate. for me it was nowhere near my top 20. out of 9 songs there's about 4 good songs. a bunch of dodgy lyrics and a dodgy cover. 

but to each their own 

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22 hours ago, Gotthardline said:

I have never really been a fan of WCAR up until their last album which was a lot lighter than their previous stuff and I enjoyed quite a bit of that one but read the new one was a lot heavier , been meaning to check it out still but not as of yet , will give it a listen for sure ,  Love the Coldrain and had a quick spin of Thousand Below and kept two or three songs from it but couldn't get into it as a whole (Sinking me gets daily spins , great song)

I was really disappointed in the SOTY initially and there are still a few songs that don't work for me , but damn are there some absolute killers there , namely praying for Rain , I swear and Home , definitely a solid album that one 

Spoken never put out a bad album either , super consistent band 

My favourite modern rock discs this year are from Awaken I Am and Ghost Atlas i think , i would definitely sugest checking them out if you havent already , ghost atlas is basically a Saosin album!

The WCAR album is heavy in places, but there's a lot of clean vocals - more clean than scream - and big melodies. Their balance between lighter stuff and heavy is near perfect for me.

I'll check out those two albums you mention. I think I did check the threads out earlier, but not sure either initially clicked with me. That Saosin sound can be cool, but unless you're going to get close to, or better than the quality of that s/t album, it can just sound a dull second best and disappointing, lol. That's still a great album, despite them new coming close to matching it. 

Did you check out this song from the other thread from WCAR? It's probably the heaviest, or second heaviest song on the album - as heavy as they get these days - but that chorus. Zomfg, one of my favourites of the year. Brutal song;

This one's a more perfect blend of heavy and melody... my second favourite on the album. The 3rd verse/breakdown section and end of the song moved me immensely all year;

Or if you just want pretty pure modern melodic rock;

 

 

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10 hours ago, Geoff said:

The WCAR album is heavy in places, but there's a lot of clean vocals - more clean than scream - and big melodies. Their balance between lighter stuff and heavy is near perfect for me.

I'll check out those two albums you mention. I think I did check the threads out earlier, but not sure either initially clicked with me. That Saosin sound can be cool, but unless you're going to get close to, or better than the quality of that s/t album, it can just sound a dull second best and disappointing, lol. That's still a great album, despite them new coming close to matching it. 

Did you check out this song from the other thread from WCAR? It's probably the heaviest, or second heaviest song on the album - as heavy as they get these days - but that chorus. Zomfg, one of my favourites of the year. Brutal song;

This one's a more perfect blend of heavy and melody... my second favourite on the album. The 3rd verse/breakdown section and end of the song moved me immensely all year;

Or if you just want pretty pure modern melodic rock;

 

 

Agreed on that , when i think of the sound done badly i think of a band called secret and whisper,Ghost Atlas do it well imo

Well all three of those songs are magnificient, especially foreign fire and the chorus on cold like war is certainly huge, getting a real Silverstein retrograde vibe from that one

This has become a must listen for me

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It was a pretty good year for music.

L.A. Guns "The Missing Peace"

Eclipse "Monumentum"

Harem Scarem "United"

Tokyo Motor Fist "Tokyo Motor Fist"

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4 hours ago, ResedaCountryClub said:

It was a pretty good year for music.

L.A. Guns "The Missing Peace"

Eclipse "Monumentum"

Harem Scarem "United"

Tokyo Motor Fist "Tokyo Motor Fist"

You got 2 of my top 5 in there ;LA Guns and TMF.

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Geoff know so many bands. Great hard rock knowledge, chapeau!

1-Mr.big  Defying gravity

2-One desire

3-Osukaru- The labyrinth

4-Ten-gothica

5-Kee of hearts

6-Kriptonite

7-Tokyo motor fist

8-Steel panther- lower the bar

9-L.A Guns-the missing peace

10-Pink cream 69-headstrong

11-Eclipse- monumentum

12-H:E:A:T- into the great unknown

13-Lynch mob- the brotherood

14-Pretty boy floyd-pubblic enemies

15-Black strar riders-

16-Nightranger-don't let up

17-Janet Gardner

18-Warrant - louder harder faster

19-Gotthard-silver

20-Place vendome-close to the sun

21-Adrenalin rush

22-Midnite city

23-Raintimes

24-Stephen pearcy

25-Wildness

26-Davinci

 

 

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Tried that S.Pearcy but didn't make me roll. 

But I love the confess album, bought the vinyl and it was a really  nice late edition to my top 25 list.  Particularly, I love the A side and also the killer cover! 

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My personal rank of 2017

CRAZY LIXX    Ruff Justice    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    91.9%
WILDNESS    s/t    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    91.7%
ECLIPSE    Monumentum    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    90.2%
MIDNITE CITY    s/t    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    90.2%
HAREM SCAREM    United    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    89.5%
RAINTIMES    s/t    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    89.3%
LIONVILLE    A World of Fools    AOR    Frontiers Records    89.2%
TOKYO MOTOR FIST    s/t    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    87.2%
REVOLUTION SAINTS    Light In The Dark    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    87.0%
ONE DESIRE    s/t    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    86.7%

KEE OF HEARTS    Kee of Hearts    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    85.9%
CODE RED    Incendiary    AOR    AOR Heaven    85.6%
BROTHER FIRETRIBE    Sunbound [JAP]    Melodic Rock    Spinefarm    85.3%
CONFESS    Haunters [JAP]    Sleaze / Hard Rock    SG Records    85.2%
PRETTY BOY FLOYD    Public Enemies [JAP]    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    84.7%
ROMEO RIOT    Sing It Loud!    Melodic Rock    Kivel Records    84.6%
NEWMAN    Aerial    AOR    AOR Heaven    84.2%
KRYPTONITE    s/t    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    83.6%
ART NATION    Liberation    Melodic Rock    Sony Music    83.5%
HOUSTON    III    AOR    Livewire    83.3%

STAN BUSH    Change The World    AOR    L.A. Records    82.2%
SATIN    It's About Time    Melodic Rock    Verum Music    81.8%
VAIN    Rolling With The Punches    Sleaze / Hard Rock    indie    81.8%
JIM JIDHED    Push On Through    AOR    AOR Heaven    81.6%
HELL IN THE CLUB    See You on The Dark Side    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    81.5%
THRESHOLD    Legend of The Shires    Prog Metal    Nuclear Blast    81.5%
SWEET MARY JANE    Winter In Paradise    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    81.4%
SCHERER / BATTEN    BattleZone    AOR    Melodic Rock Records    81.2%
DANTE FOX    Six String Revolver    AOR    AOR Heaven    81.1%
ARTI TISI    New York City    Melodic Rock    Melodic Rock Records    80.9%

BOULEVARD    IV Luminescence    AOR    Melodic Rock Records    80.8%
PLACE VENDOME    Close To The Sun    Heavy Metal    Frontiers Records    80.7%
H.E.A.T    Into The Great Unknown    Hard Rock    earMUSIC    80.5%
BABYLON A.D    Revelation Highway    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    80.3%
DEGREED    s/t    Modern Melodic Rock    Sony Music    80.1%
BLACKFIELD    V    Pop / Prog Rock    Kscope    79.9%
7TH HEAVEN    Luminous    Melodic / Pop Rock    NTD Records    79.9%
ARTI TISI    Back Again    Melodic Rock    Melodic Rock Records    79.8%
ALL 41    The World's Best Hope    AOR    Frontiers Records    79.7%
LIONHEART    Second Nature    AOR    AOR Heaven    79.7%

NIGHT RANGER    Don't Let Up    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    79.6%
ARTI TISI    The Reeperbahn    Melodic Rock    Melodic Rock Records    79.5%
AGE OF REFLECTION    In The Heat of The Night    AOR    AOR Heaven    78.9%
TONY MILLS    Streets of Chance    AOR    Battlegod    78.7%
STREAMLINE    s/t    Hard Rock    Digital Release    78.3%
PRIDE OF LIONS    Fearless    AOR    Frontiers Records    78.3%
DEBBIE RAY    Slave To The System    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Metalapolis Records    78.3%
MIKE + THE MECHANICS    Let Me Fly    Pop Rock    BMG    78.2%
ACCEPT    The Rise of Chaos    Heavy Metal    Nuclear Blast    78.1%
SIN CRUZ    Enter The Unknown    Sleaze / Hard Rock    indie    78.0%

BONFIRE    Byte The Bullet    Hard Rock    UDR Music    77.9%
PHANTOM 5    Play To Win    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    77.8%
DARK ELEMENT, THE    s/t    Symphonic / Heavy Metal    Frontiers Records    77.8%
HOUSE OF LORDS    Saint of The Lost Souls    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    77.7%
STEVEN WILSON    To The Bone    Crossover Prog    Caroline International    77.5%
LOVE N' REVENGE    Karma    Melodic Rock    Kivel Records    77.2%
NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, THE    Amber Galactic    Classic Rock    Nuclear Blast    77.2%
JOHN MAYER    The Search For Everything    Pop / Blues / Country    Capitol    77.2%
NIGHTS, THE    s/t    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    76.8%
DARREN PHILLIPS PROJECT, THE    Volume One    Melodic Rock    indie    76.5%

UNRULY CHILD    Can't Go Home    AOR    Frontiers Records    76.3%
DIANA KRALL    Turn Up The Quiet    Jazz    Verve Records    76.0%
VIANA    s/t    Melodic Rock    Street Symphonies    76.0%
ROBIN BECK    Love is Coming    Melodic / Pop Rock    Frontiers Records    75.9%
BAI BANG    Rock of Life    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    75.3%
SANTA CRUZ    Bad Blood Rising    Sleaze / Modern Rock    M-Theory Audio    75.0%
RIAN    Out of The Darkness    Melodic Rock    Melodic Rock Records    74.7%
KREATOR    Gods of Violence    Thrash Metal    Nuclear Blast    74.3%
CATS IN SPACE    Scarecrow    Classic Rock    Harmony Factory    74.1%
L.A. GUNS    The Missing Peace    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    74.1%

VICE    Veni Vidi Vici    Hard Rock    Pride & Joy Music    73.6%
MARTINA EDOFF    We Will Align    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    73.1%
DA VINCI    Ambition Rocks    Melodic Rock    AOR Heaven    72.8%
JEFF SCOTT SOTO    Retribution    Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    72.8%
FERRYMEN, THE    s/t    Power / Heavy Metal    Frontiers Records    72.6%
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE    He Saw It Comin'    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    72.6%
ADRENALINE RUSH    Soul Survivor    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    72.6%
RADIO SUN, THE    Unstoppable    Melodic Rock    Pride & Joy Music    72.5%
JIMI ANDERSON GROUP    Longtime Comin'    Melodic Rock    Pride & Joy Music    72.3%
JULIAN ANGEL    The Death of Cool    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Platinum Blonde Records    72.3%

KAIPA    Children of The Sounds    Prog Rock    Inside Out    72.2%
BLACK DIAMOND    Once Upon A Time    Hard Rock    AOR Heaven    71.9%
SWEET & LYNCH    Unified    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    71.7%
NEW ROSES, THE    One More For The Road    Hard Rock    Napalm Records    71.6%
GOTTHARD    Silver [+2]    Hard Rock    G Records    71.3%
SHADOWMAN    Secrets and Lies    Melodic Rock    Escape    70.7%
MARK SLAUGHTER    Halfway There    Hard Rock    EMP    70.6%
VESCERA    Beyond The Light    Heavy Metal    Pure Steel Records    70.5%
OSUKARU    The Labyrinth    Melodic Rock    City of Lights Records    70.2%
RADIATION ROMEOS    s/t    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    69.8%

INGLORIOUS    Inglorious II    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    69.8%
STEEL PANTHER    Lower The Bar    Sleaze / Hard Rock    Open E Records    69.7%
WARRANT    Louder, Harder, Faster    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    69.5%
MR. RUBIK    Wasted Paradise    Westcoast AOR    indie    69.5%
BIG BIG TRAIN    Grimsbound    Crossover Prog    English Electric Recordings    69.5%
WOLFPAKK    Wolves Reign    Heavy Metal    AFM Records    69.4%
JONO    Life    Crossover Prog    Frontiers Records    69.3%
MR. BIG    Defying Gravity    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    69.1%
BLACK STAR RIDERS    Heavy Fire    Hard Rock    Nuclear Blast    68.9%
ROCKETT LOVE    Grab The Rocket    Hard Rock    AOR Heaven    68.6%

MORITZ    About Time Too    AOR    indie    68.5%
DIRTY WHITE BOYZ    Down and Dirty    Hard Rock    Escape    68.2%
SNAKECHARMER    Second Skin    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    68.1%
MURDER OF MY SWEET, THE    Echoes of The Aftermath    Symphonic Metal    Frontiers Records    67.9%
GREAT WHITE    Full Circle    Blues / Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    67.6%
STEVE HACKETT    The Night Siren    Eclectic Prog    Inside Out    67.3%
LONELY ROBOT    The Big Dream    Crossover Prog    Inside Out    66.8%
ALICE COOPER    Paranormal    Classic Rock    earMUSIC    66.2%
AUTOGRAPH    Get Off Your Ass!    Hard Rock    EMP    66.2%
THUNDER    Rip It Up    Hard Rock    earMUSIC    66.1%

EUROPE    Walk The Earth    Hard Rock    Hell & Back    65.8%
BURN    Ice Age    Hard Rock    Melodic Rock Records    65.8%
STEPHEN PEARCY    Smash    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    65.7%
ELECTRIC MOON    Stardust Rituals    Psychedelic / Prog Rock    Sulatron Records    65.7%
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS    War Is Over    Crossover Prog    Music Theories Recordings    65.6%
ROADCASE ROYALE    First Things First    Rock    Loud & Proud Records    65.3%
DEREK DAVIS    Revolutionary Soul    R&B / Soul / Rock    indie    65.0%
ICED EARTH    Incorruptible    Power Metal    Century Media    64.9%
ROBERT PLANT    Carry Fire    Folk    Nonesuch    63.6%
NICKELBACK    Feed The Machine    Modern Hard Rock    BMG    63.4%

EISLEY / GOLDY    Blood, Guts, & Games    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    63.2%
RIVERDOGS    California    Blues / Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    62.4%
WALK ON FIRE    Mind Over Matter    AOR    Escape    62.3%
TEN    Gothica    Symphonic / Melodic Rock    Frontiers Records    62.0%
QUIET RIOT    Road Rage    Hard Rock    Frontiers Records    61.7%
NU DEJA-VU    The Beast Inside Your Souls    Indo Metal    indie    61.5%
STYX    The Mission    Classic Rock    Universal    61.0%
OBSESSED, THE    Sacred    Stoner Rock    Relapse Records    60.5%
JANET GARDNER    s/t    Hard Rock    Pavement Entertainment    59.8%
RAW SILK    The Borders of Light    AOR    Fame of Poets Records    59.2%

ANATHEMA    The Optimist    Alt / Prog Rock    Kscope    58.4%
DEEP PURPLE    Infinite    Classic Rock    earMUSIC    56.9%
ROGER WATERS    Is This The Life We Really Want ?    Art Rock    Columbia    55.3%
SEA    The Grip of Time    Classic / Hard Rock    Mighty Music    54.4%
LYNCH MOB    The Brotherhood    Hard Rock    Rat Pak Records    54.1%

 

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    • This band does absolutely ZERO for me.
    • Love it!  Very new-breed DRN... I don't normally dig that type of thing from my favorite 80's bands, but I'm good with it here.  Once again, Daiker is all over this one. Look at Mel slide into everyone of those notes on bass.  Dude is SOOOOOOOOOOOO damn good.  Such a shame he's virtually unknown outside Portland, Oregon (and a those of you in-the-know for this type of music).
    • The guitar-work is great.  I think it's a pretty decent cover. Look, I've been a HUGE fan since 1983, so you'll be hard-pressed to get me to say anything negative about this band.  Those of you who weren't around to see them on the Pyromania and Hysteria tours... God I feel badly for you.  "Top of their game" is a HUGE understatement.  The Beatles of my era for sure.
    • Only point I was looking to make was that I agreed with the prior post above which had mentioned being frustrated that the guys hadn't put out many new releases over the last 15 years and that it may be beneficial to work with a better producer again.  Your follow up post pointed to the time between their earlier releases being similar and I responded to explain how I felt that was different, no worries though, we just see things differently
    • Inglorious indicated a few months ago that they had finished recording the songs for their third album, hinted as being heavier than their prior releases, which should be released via Frontiers in February 2019.  The first song/video from the upcoming album is out now https://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/inglorious-say-heavier-third-album-is-done-and-reveal-release-date/    
    • From 84 (the year after Pyromania) until 99 they released 4 studio albums, yes, but from 2000 until 2015 they released 3 studio albums, not 2. Not really that much difference. They also released the covers album, so that was pretty much the same level of output. They still continue to tour regularly and had issues such as Campbells cancer scare and recovery from that, plus the musical landscape is vastly different to that first time scale you mention.   Really not sure what your point is here?      
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