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Well, this year is being much softer than last one IMO; not exactly a surprise as a lot of great bands did their releases in 2017 and it's too soon for the most part of them.

My top-5 currently:

1. W.E.T.

2. Shiraz Lane

3. No Sleep For Lucy

4. Ammunition

5. ReVertigo

Big deception: Kamelot

Very possibly Vega, Station, and Ted Poley+Degreed will mess all this. :headbanger:

Don't be shy and let me know yours!

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not really worth posting anything til end of June. 

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I think I'm going ReVertigo, W.E.T., LeBrock. 

Don't think I've heard anything else this year. 

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10 hours ago, Glen said:

not really worth posting anything til end of June. 

Why would it not be worth? It's 'at the moment.'

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W.E.T.
Ammunition
Shiraz Lane
SteelCity

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6 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Why would it not be worth? It's 'at the moment.'

because so far there's been hardly anything worth rating. 

WET is miles ahead imo. Even Maverick is a distant 2nd. 

But there are a few real tasty albums coming in the next couple of months....for me anyway 

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Stone Broken - Ain't always easy

Shiraz Lane - Carnival days

Secrets - Secrets

No sleep for lucy - until the end

Escape the fate - I am Human

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Albums;

1. No Sleep for Lucy     -    Until the End

2. Self Deception     -    Self Deception

3. Grand Design     -    Viva La Paradise

4. W.E.T.     -    Earthrage

5. We Were Sharks     -    Lost Touch

 

EPs;

1. LeBrock     -    Real Thing

2. As We Once Were     -    Day in Day Out - EP 

3. American Secrets     -    Wasn't Our Season

4. Summer Wars     -    Borrowed Time - EP

5. Caught In A Wave     -    High - EP  

 

Looking forward to hearing ETF and Stone Broken (?) too, though. 

For the record, not overly amped over anything in the albums list so far. Self Deception and We Were Sharks will probably be the highest rated of that lot by years end, but if any of them are in my top 10 I'll be pretty bummed. 

If you don't know Self Deception, get this monster into ya;

And yep, LeBrock still devours anything released this year so far. Heads and shoulders above the rest of the pack. 

 

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just listened to No Sleep For Lucy. apprently I'm 6 years behind in respect of this band lol, but yeah that's pretty nice. Not as good as but similar to Destine.

contrary to what Geoff said if WET ends up outside of my top 10 it will have been a freaking amazing year. Basically I love the album. Everything I want from my melodic rock and I tend to agree with Dan that it might end up my favourite WET album. 

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1 hour ago, Geoff said:

Albums;

1. No Sleep for Lucy     -    Until the End

2. Self Deception     -    Self Deception

3. Grand Design     -    Viva La Paradise

4. W.E.T.     -    Earthrage

5. We Were Sharks     -    Lost Touch

 

EPs;

1. LeBrock     -    Real Thing

2. As We Once Were     -    Day in Day Out - EP 

3. American Secrets     -    Wasn't Our Season

4. Summer Wars     -    Borrowed Time - EP

5. Caught In A Wave     -    High - EP  

 

Looking forward to hearing ETF and Stone Broken (?) too, though. 

For the record, not overly amped over anything in the albums list so far. Self Deception and We Were Sharks will probably be the highest rated of that lot by years end, but if any of them are in my top 10 I'll be pretty bummed. 

If you don't know Self Deception, get this monster into ya;

And yep, LeBrock still devours anything released this year so far. Heads and shoulders above the rest of the pack. 

 

was interested in that Self Deception so had a quick listen on Spotify. it's OK. but not really my thing if I'm honest. Far prefer No Sleep For Lucy

Also I just noticed you'e got Grand Design above WET lol. Man that Grand Design is terrible but to each their own ;)

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1. Lebrock

2. No Sleep For Lucy

3. W.E.T.

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I wish Lebrock would just put out an album. I really like their latest EP. 

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15 hours ago, Glen said:

because so far there's been hardly anything worth rating. 

WET is miles ahead imo. Even Maverick is a distant 2nd. 

But there are a few real tasty albums coming in the next couple of months....for me anyway 

But we wanna know how you rate what you've heard so far. 

Pretty sure we had this exact conversation last year. 

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I didn't realise Grand Design was out already. 

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Steel City
Pop Evil
Little Caesar
WET
 

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8 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

I didn't realise Grand Design was out already. 

don't bother - he sounds ridiculous on this album. like he's on helium 

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Absolutely worth a few early peeks at what people are liking after the first quarter.Love it and will be firing up a few I'd not come across shortly. 

So far been pretty disappointing. Some big artists not delivering what I'd hoped for. Some gems out there though.  

 

Not a top 5. Just the ones I've liked the most so far....
 

ITEM Album
Sharaz Lane Carnival Days
Dizzy Reed Rock N Roll Aint Easy
Marco Mendoza Viva La Rock
Ministry Amerikkkant
Firetiger Suggenly Heavenly
Little Caeser 8
NHA No Hot Ashes

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8 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

But we wanna know how you rate what you've heard so far. 

Pretty sure we had this exact conversation last year. 

;}

well I must have listened to over 20 albums this year and the only 3 I could recommend buying are these (in order)

1. WET

2. Maverick

3. No Sleep For Lucy

(Ammunition and Shiraz Lane are OK but I doubt they would be higher than 70%)

and in terms of EPs -

1. Lebrock

There have been some great songs from albums to be released from Vega, Gathering of Kings & Tremonti. I am also super excited by NFO due 28.06. So I hope to have something resembling a decent top 10 by end of June. 

I have a feeling the second half of the year could be pretty good but depends on how many of these promised albums slip into 2019 - stuff like Creye, Work of Art, Defiants, Ted Poley, One Desire, Midnite City etc 

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I hope that Gathering of Kings maintains the quality of that one track. 

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8 minutes ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

I hope that Gathering of Kings maintains the quality of that one track. 

2 tracks released! Both great. Next one due in about 1 week 

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Some good to great ones so far ..in no order.Loads of great stuff to come 

 

Michael Kratz - Live Your Life

Dukes Of The Orient - S/T

Fire Tiger - Suddenly Heavenly

Judas Priest - Firepower

Lebrock - Real Thing EP.

Saxon - Thunderbolt

FM - Atomic Generation

W.E.T - Earthrage

Kim Wilde - Here Come The Aliens

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Mmm.  Kim Wilde. Need to check that out. More to do with the crush I used to have on her though. 

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I just had a road trip where I got to try out a few new discs.

I'd add Bobaflex to my list now.

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On 07/04/2018 at 2:32 PM, Geoff said:

Albums;

1. No Sleep for Lucy     -    Until the End

2. Self Deception     -    Self Deception

3. Grand Design     -    Viva La Paradise

4. W.E.T.     -    Earthrage

5. We Were Sharks     -    Lost Touch

 

EPs;

1. LeBrock     -    Real Thing

2. As We Once Were     -    Day in Day Out - EP 

3. American Secrets     -    Wasn't Our Season

4. Summer Wars     -    Borrowed Time - EP

5. Caught In A Wave     -    High - EP  

 

Looking forward to hearing ETF and Stone Broken (?) too, though. 

For the record, not overly amped over anything in the albums list so far. Self Deception and We Were Sharks will probably be the highest rated of that lot by years end, but if any of them are in my top 10 I'll be pretty bummed. 

If you don't know Self Deception, get this monster into ya;

And yep, LeBrock still devours anything released this year so far. Heads and shoulders above the rest of the pack. 

 

Escape the fate is pretty decent , a lot less heavy than previous efforts I'd say but good stuff

Not sure that Stone Broken will do much for you tbh , very Nickelback, theory of a deadmen ish but I just love that sound

I liked 4 or 5 songs off that Self Deception album but a bit patchy for me

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