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Offline WildRanger

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Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:51:08 AM »
Top 10 hard rock albums in my book are:

1. Led Zeppein II - Zep
2. Who's Next - The Who
3. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
4. Van Halen I - Van Halen
5. Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
6. Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
7. Rising - Rainbow
8. Powerage - AC/DC
9. Secreat Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult
10. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy

How would your list look like?
No heavy metal, just hard rock albums!

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 12:15:13 PM »
Cant be bothered with a full list as I am at work but #1 Back in Black.
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 12:26:20 PM »
Oh, I'll give this a shot:

1. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the holy
2. Thin Lizzy - Black rose
3. Queen - A Night at the opera (should I include Queen?)
4. KISS - Rock and roll over
5. Led Zeppelin - In through the out door
6. AC/DC - Highway to hell
7. Boston - Don't look back
8. Aerosmith - Draw the line
9. Rainbow - Rising
10. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »
No heavy metal, just hard rock albums!

This "rule" means different things to different people, and the line between is so fuzzy and subjective that it really doesn't have much meaning.  That said, here's my take based on what I would consider "hard rock":

1.  Pyromania (Def Leppard)
2.  Black Tiger (Y&T)
3.  The Great Radio Controversy (Tesla)
4.  Love at First Sting (Scorpions)
5.  In Rock We Trust (Y&T)
6.  Whitesnake (Whitesnake)
7.  Skid Row (Skid Row)
8.  5150 (Van Halen)
9.  Dusk (Badlands)
10.  Triumph and Agony (Warlock)
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 06:57:28 PM »
Here's the TAC Top 25 copied from my Top 50 Thread a few years ago. You cab debate what is Hard Rock or not..


25. Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard Of Ozz AND Diary Of A Madman
24. Waysted- The Good The Bad The Waysted AND the Waysted EP
23. AC/DC- Let There Be Rock
22. Thin Lizzy- Bad Reputation
21. UFO- Walk On Water
20. Rainbow- On Stage
19. Accept- Metal Heart
18. Riot- Narita & Fire Down Under
17. Alice Cooper- Welcome To My Nightmare AND Go To Hell
16. Iron Maiden- A Matter Of Life And Death AND The Final Frontier
15.  Iron Maiden- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
14. Rush- Moving Pictures
13. Black Sabbath- Heaven And Hell
12. UFO- The Wild The Willing And The Innocent
11. Dio- Holy Diver
10. Alice Cooper- Killer AND School's Out
9. Thin Lizzy- Renegade
8. Dream Theater- Scenes From A Memory AND Live Scenes From New York
7. Metallica- Kill "Em All
6. UFO- No Heavy Petting
5. Michael Schenker Group- MSG
4. Helloween- Keeper Of The Seven Keys Parts 1 AND 2
3. Iron Maiden- The Number Of The Beast
2. UFO-Strangers In The Night
1. Dream Theater-Images And Words
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 07:38:05 PM »
1-3. Led Zeppelin I, II, III
4. AC/DC- Back in Black
5. Thin Lizzy- Jail Break
6. Rush- Moving Pictures
7. Pearl Jam- Ten
8. Aerosmith- Rocks
9. Deep Purple- Machine Head
10. TIE (yes, I cheated) AC/DC- Highway to Hell...Van Halen- Van Halen

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 07:51:35 PM »
Lots of love for Jailbreak. Damn. I'm taking at least three other Thin Lizzy albums over it.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 08:03:16 PM »
1. Appetite for Destruction
2. Appetite for Destruction
3. Appetite for Destruction
4. Appetite for Destruction
5. Appetite for Destruction
6. Appetite for Destruction
7. Appetite for Destruction
8. Appetite for Destruction
9. Appetite for Destruction
10. Appetite for Destruction
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 08:20:59 PM »
Let's see here.  Hard Rock only ehhhh?  Screw it, I'm only going post-2000s albums, because that's the way I always roll and I'm never really a fan of classic rock anyway.  I will always limit this list to not list duplicate bands.

1. Alter Bridge's Blackbird
2. Skillet's Comatose
3. Shinedown's Us and Them
4. Breaking Benjamin's Dear Agony
5. Daughtry's Leave This Town
6. Black Stone Cherry's Folklore and Superstition
7. Sixx: A.M.'s Prayers for the Blessed
8. Seether's Karma and Effect
9. Stone Sour's Audio Secrecy
10. Big Wreck's Albatross

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 05:47:00 AM »
Keeping it one artist per position, otherwise it's gonna be Blackmore Festival:

1. Burn - Deep Purple
2. Rising - Rainbow
3. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
4. II - Queen
5. Phenomenon - UFO
6. 1984 - Van Halen
7. II Pornograffiti - Extreme
8. Mr Big - Mr Big
9. Skid Row - Skid Row
10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 08:45:49 AM »
Without repeating bands.

1. Physical Graffiti - Zep
2. Obsession - UFO
3. Cultösaurus Erectus - BÖC
4. Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa
5. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
6. Van Halen - Van Halen
7. Rocks - Aerosmith
8. Lovedrive - Scorpions
9. Back in Black - AC/DC
10. High n' Dry - Def Leppard
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 08:52:44 AM »
Keeping it one artist per position, otherwise it's gonna be Blackmore Festival:


Nothing  wrong with that.  Not at all.

I'm holding out; I'm in the process of putting together my top 50 albums, and I'll cull a list from that when I'm done.

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 08:58:09 AM »
From my Top 50 and culling those at the heavier end - ranked according to influence on my life

1. Van Halen s/t
2. Ozzy Osbourne : RR Tribute
3. Def Leppard: Pyromania
4. Whitesnake " 1987
5. KISS : Killers (a cheat I know but my first ever album and has 4 tracks not available elsewhere)
6. Extreme: Pornografitti
7. Harem Scarem: Mood Swings
8 Europe : The Final Countdown
9. Joe Satriani: The Extremist
10 Dokken : Beast From The East

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Skid Row s/t
Tesla : The Great Radio Controversy

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 09:08:04 AM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 09:15:35 AM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock

You cab debate what is Hard Rock or not..

Unless it doesn't agree with your definition. Apparently :P
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 09:31:20 AM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock


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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 09:50:23 AM »
01) Van Halen: 1984
02) Rush: Moving Pictures
03) Guns N Roses: Appitite for Destruction
04) Boston: Boston
05) Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication
06) Shinedown: Us and Them
07) Alice in Chains: Dirt
08) Muse: Absolution
09) The Winery Dogs: Hot Streak
10) Three Days Grace: One X
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2018, 10:23:47 AM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock

You cab debate what is Hard Rock or not..

Unless it doesn't agree with your definition. Apparently :P

Also, I would never cab to a debate.


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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2018, 10:23:54 AM »
No order:

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
High Tide - Sea Shanties
Czar - Czar
Silberbart - 4 Times Sound Razing
Valhalla - Valhalla
Mr. Flood's Party - Mr. Flood's Party
Granicus - Granicus
Led Zeppelin - IV
Flower Travellin' Band - Satori
Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Cactus - One Way... Or Another
Mountain - Climbing!
Budgie - Budgie
Fraction - Moon Blood
Primevil - Smokin' Bats At Campton's
Elf - Elf
Twenty Sixty Six And Then - Reflections On The Future
Armageddon - Armageddon
Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk
Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend
T2 - It'll All Work Out In Boomland

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2018, 10:24:43 AM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock


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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2018, 10:52:49 AM »
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Toto - Hydra
Kansas - Song for America
DT - Scenes
Rush - Permanent Waves (or pick one)
Floyd - Division Bell
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Alan Parsons - Turn of a Friendly Card
Van Halen - 5150
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2018, 11:06:16 AM »
At what point does Hard Rock become Metal?

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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2018, 11:37:59 AM »
When the groupies stop following the band.
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2018, 02:32:11 PM »

10. Hysteria - Def Leppard

Pretty sure the OP said Hard Rock

You cab debate what is Hard Rock or not..

Unless it doesn't agree with your definition. Apparently :P

Who defines Hysteria as hard rock?


Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Toto - Hydra
Kansas - Song for America
Floyd - Division Bell
Alan Parsons - Turn of a Friendly Card

The Hard Rock Police would like to have a word with you.
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Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2018, 02:33:00 PM »
Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend

A great album! :tup
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2018, 02:55:49 PM »
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Toto - Hydra
Kansas - Song for America
Floyd - Division Bell
Alan Parsons - Turn of a Friendly Card

The Hard Rock Police would like to have a word with you.
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2018, 03:14:52 PM »
Pretty sure Hee Haw is heavier than Hysteria.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2018, 03:22:27 PM »
Yeah, but at least panties will be dropping 30 seconds into Hysteria.
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2018, 06:59:12 PM »
Yeah, but at least panties will be dropping 30 seconds into Hysteria.

But if they're Indiscipline's panties, that's probably not a good thing.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 07:41:17 PM »
Yeah, but at least panties will be dropping 30 seconds into Hysteria.

But if they're Indiscipline's panties, that's probably not a good thing.

 :lol
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Re: Your Top 10 Hard Rock Albums?
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 12:47:29 AM »
Yeah, but at least panties will be dropping 30 seconds into Hysteria.

But if they're Indiscipline's panties, that's probably not a good thing.

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