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I started a new job that is ultra boring but you are allowed to wear earphones so I've been listening to albums on YouTube (between the 10,000 annoying interruption ads). What are some of your go-to albums when you need a great listen?

Some of my favorites that I've been spinning this past week:

Beautiful Creatures "S/T"

Dokken "Back For The Attack"

Weezer "The Green Album" and "Pinkerton"

The Wildhearts "Earth vs The Wildhearts"

Malice "License To Kill"

Harem Scarem "United"

Lizzy Borden "Master Of Disguise"

CrashDiet "Rest In Sleaze"

Wild Boyz "Unleashed"

Ratt "Infestation"

 

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Ooh, good question, bud. This will def change as time passes, but currently:

Bobby Caldwell - Stuck On You

Donkeyboy - Caught in a Life

Harem Scarem - Mood Swings, United, Voice of Reason

Le Flex - Are We There Yet?

One Desire

Ralph - A Good Girl

Roosevelt - Young Romance

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interesting thread and I thought I'd reflect on which albums have stood the test of time over the last 15 years or so.....for me personally.

2018 - NFO, Don Vedda

2017 - one desire, NFO, boulevard

2016 - Defiants

2015 - cats in space

2014 - Vega- stereo messiah, Seven 7

2013 - degreed - we don't belong

2012 - HEAT address the nation

2011 - work of art - in progress

2010 - crazy lixx - new religion

2009 - D2 Revolve

2008 - work of art, Marcello vestry, Hinder

2007 - Loverboy, threshold 

2006 - brother firetribe - false metal

2005 - Crashdiet- RiS 

2004 - Threshold - Subsurface :bowdown:

2003 - HS - Higher :bowdown:

2002 - HS - weight 

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I would consider my "go to" albums the ones from the old days that I could play from start to finish without skipping. There are many, but off the top of my head.

Lynch Mob - first two albums

Dokken - Back for the Attack

Don Dokken - Up From the Ashes

Winger - Pull

W.A.S.P. - Headless Children/Crimson Idol

Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime 

Mark Free - Long Way From Love

Black Sabbath - TYR

XYZ - Hungry

Skid Row - Slave to the Grind

Many more to mention.

 

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Oh, is the question what are our all-time favourites, or what are we currently reaching for most frequently? I might have to change my answer. 

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2 hours ago, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Oh, is the question what are our all-time favourites, or what are we currently reaching for most frequently? I might have to change my answer. 

What do you frequently turn to without hesitation and you know you're in for a great listen.

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Dokken - BFTA
W.E.T. - Rise Up
But in all fairness, I don't listen to a lot of full albums anymore. Over the years(going back to late 80's early 90's) I've made 1000's of comps. Cassette then cd now on my ipod.

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I cannot say I have any specific go to albums these days as I listen mostly to a huge random playlist of 6000+ songs most of the time.

But I would have to say that favourite albums and go to albums would probably be the same thing for most people.

When you buy a new album it might be on constant rotation for a while, but your favourites of all time are the ones you will probably go back to the most, and sometimes the best "go to" albums are the best ofs and greatest hits type deals as well.

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I listened to these today:

Savatage "Hall Of The Mountain King"

Monster "Through The Eyes Of The World"

Loudness "Thunder In The East"

Spread Eagle "S/T"

Babylon A.D. "S/T"

New American Shame "S/T"

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For me it would be go to bands as I filter all the good songs into folders.

If I had to choose only albums, it would likely be

Bad City - Welcome To The Wasteland
Cats In Space - Day Trip To Narnia
Hot Action Cop - ST
Gun - Swagger
Roxanne - Radio Silence
Motley - Dr Feelgood
Dangerous Toys - Pissed
VH - 5150
Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days
Kiss - Unmasked
Twisted Sister - Youy Can't Stop RNR

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2 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

Spread Eagle "S/T"

New American Shame "S/T"

Those 2 are definitely go to's!

 

Toss in:

Sea Hags-S/T 

Salty Dog-Every Dog Has Its Day,

Warrior Soul-Last Decade Dead Century

Enuff Z Nuff- S/T and/or Peach Fuzz and/or 1985

Stryper-Above The Law

Y&T- Open Fire

Protein-Songs About Cowgirls

Jellyfish-Bellybutton

Balaam & the Angel-Live Free or Die

The Dwarves-Are Young & Good Looking (but any will do)

Kings X-Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Teeze (akaRoughhouse)-S/T

Fastway-Trick or Treat Soundtrack

Pretty Boy Floyd-Leather Boys with Electric Toyz

Metal Church-S/T

Junkyard-S/T

Nelson-After The Rain

The Gin Blossoms-New Miserable Experience or Congratulations I'm Sorry

Kix-S/T or Cool Kids or Midnight Dynamite, but mostly the S/T and Cool Kids

Extreme-Pornographity

Culprit-Guilty As Charged

Heavy Pettin-Lettin' Loose

Skid Row-S/T or Slave or Subhuman for that matter, but mostly S/T and Slave

Tesla-Mechanical Resonance and The Great Radio Controversy!

 

These would all be go to play through no skippy.

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, martinsane said:

Those 2 are definitely go to's!

 

Toss in:

Sea Hags-S/T 

Salty Dog-Every Dog Has Its Day,

Warrior Soul-Last Decade Dead Century

Enuff Z Nuff- S/T and/or Peach Fuzz and/or 1985

Stryper-Above The Law

Y&T- Open Fire

Protein-Songs About Cowgirls

Jellyfish-Bellybutton

Balaam & the Angel-Live Free or Die

The Dwarves-Are Young & Good Looking (but any will do)

Kings X-Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

Teeze (akaRoughhouse)-S/T

Fastway-Trick or Treat Soundtrack

Pretty Boy Floyd-Leather Boys with Electric Toyz

Metal Church-S/T

Junkyard-S/T

Nelson-After The Rain

The Gin Blossoms-New Miserable Experience or Congratulations I'm Sorry

Kix-S/T or Cool Kids or Midnight Dynamite, but mostly the S/T and Cool Kids

Extreme-Pornographity

Culprit-Guilty As Charged

Heavy Pettin-Lettin' Loose

Skid Row-S/T or Slave or Subhuman for that matter, but mostly S/T and Slave

Tesla-Mechanical Resonance and The Great Radio Controversy!

 

These would all be go to play through no skippy.

 

 

 

Against the Law is a great album😎😎

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thanks for creating the topic and to everyone for sharing their lists so far, some great albums from both the past and recent years, it has me inspired to pull a few of the ones mentioned out today, as I haven't spun them in awhile

Here are a few that I like to listen to that I don't think had been mentioned yet

Icon - Right Between The Eyes

Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell

L.A. Guns - S/T

Eyes - S/T

House of Lords - Demons Down

Leatherwolf - Street Ready

Danger Danger - Cockroach

Saints and Sinners - S/T

Bonfire - Fireworks

Lillian Axe - Love and War

Victory - Culture Killed The Native

 

 

 

 

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This is kinda tough.  I don't know if I really have go-to albums.....More like I have go-to artists.

It seems like the past 4-5 years my go to stuff has been H.e.a.t, Crazy Lixx, Midnite City, Eclipse.  I kinda rotate the CD's in my car weekly and it seems like I always have one or two from the above artists in my rotation.

Honestly, don't really pull out older stuff all that often.  I kinda crave new music.  I just sorta randomly pull things out that I haven't listened to in awhile from time to time to mix in with newer stuff.  Some of my favorite albums from back in the day have been overplayed so much though that I never listen to them (Def Leppard, GNR, Warrant, etc, etc).

For the first half of this year though I did find myself spending some time with a few older albums...Firehouse's debut got a lot of play, Roxy Blue-Want Some & Tyketto-Don't Come Easy all got some good play.  Also Tesla-Mechanical Resonance got some run.  I forgot how much I liked some of these albums.

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These days when I turn away from the newer stuff I look considerably further back than most here....lately I have been listening to the entire discographys of a bunch of older bands and I must admit to being impressed all over again by most of these bands output as I have forgotten just how good they were...these were some of my favorite bands during the 70s and 80s....

April Wine

Aerosmith

Bad Company

Blue Oyster Cult

Foghat

Judas Priest

Nazareth

Rainbow

Starz

Streetheart

Tesla

 

 

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4 hours ago, Crazysam said:

thanks for creating the topic and to everyone for sharing their lists so far, some great albums from both the past and recent years, it has me inspired to pull a few of the ones mentioned out today, as I haven't spun them in awhile

Here are a few that I like to listen to that I don't think had been mentioned yet

Icon - Right Between The Eyes

Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell

L.A. Guns - S/T

Eyes - S/T

House of Lords - Demons Down

Leatherwolf - Street Ready

Danger Danger - Cockroach

Saints and Sinners - S/T

Bonfire - Fireworks

Lillian Axe - Love and War

Victory - Culture Killed The Native

 

 

 

 

Nice list,all would be on mine as do several already mentioned beforehand...i'll add some not mentioned...yet   :)

Def Leppard - Hysteria (still listen every fri to this...its def lep Friday :) )

Motley Crue - Dr Feelgood

Blue Murder - s/t & Nothin' But Trouble

Blue Tears - s/t

Craaft - Second Honeymoon

China - Sign In The Sky

Dare - Out Of The Silence & Blood From Stone

House Of Lords - Sahara

Don Dokken - Up From The Ashes

Foreigner - Unusual Heat

Giant - Last Of The Runaways & Time To Burn

Great King Rat -s/t

Gotthard -Dial Hard

Hurricane - Slave To The Thrill

L.A Guns -Cocked & Loaded

Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation

Melidian - Lost In The Wild

Mr.Big -s/t

Mudslick - Crawlin' In The Mud

Quiet Riot - QR'88

Ratt - Detonator

Roko - s/t

Scorpions - Savage Amusement

Slaughter - Stick It To Ya

Sweet F.A - Stick To Your Guns

Paul Shortino - Back On Track

Sleez Beez - Screwed Blued & Tattooed/Powertool

Strangeways - Walk In The Fire

Survivor - Too Hot To Sleep

Treat - Organized Crime

21 Guns - Salute

Unruly Child - s/t

Von Groove - s/t

Winger - s/t

XYZ - s/t & Hungry

Y&T - Ten & Contagious

Wig Wam - Wamania

To name but a few...I could go on...& on...& on

but its all basically the soundtrack to my youth...and continues to be so

 

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It's weird because when I listen to some of those 80's bands that I thought were great back then, I listen now and wonder why I thought they were so great. LOL

Anybody else experience this?

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1 hour ago, AlphaMale said:

It's weird because when I listen to some of those 80's bands that I thought were great back then, I listen now and wonder why I thought they were so great. LOL

Anybody else experience this?

I wonder why you would think this? :blink:

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