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Classic Rock Albums Of 2014


Rival Sons


1. Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie
2. Royal Blood – Royal Blood
3. Robert Plant – Lullaby And…The Ceasless Roar
4. AC/DD – Rock Or Bust
5. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
6. Slash – World On Fire
7. Ace Frehley – Space Invader
8. Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain
9. Opeth – Pale Communion
10. Lateness Of Dancers – Merge
11. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry – Going Back Home
12. Tom Petty – Hypnotic Eye
13. Augustines – Augustines
14. Anathema – Distance Satellites
15. Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades Of Blue
16. Blackberry Smoke – Leave A Scar
17. Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
18. Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
19. Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
20. Orange Goblin – Back From The Abyss
21. Kill It Kid – You Owe Nothing
22. Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
23. Syd Arthur – Sound Mirror
24. Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker
25. Billy Idol – Kings And Queens Of The Underground
26. Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
27. Buzzcocks – The Way
28. Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
29. Messinger – Illusory Blues
30. Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Sprit Meets The Bone
31. H.E.A.T. – Tearing Down The Walls
32. Blue Pills – Blue Pills
33. Electric Wizard – Time To Die
34. David Crosby – Croz
35. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
36. Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun
37. John Mellencamp – Plain Spoken
38. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
39. Crobot – Something Supernatural
40. Goat – Commune
41. Magnum – Escape From The Shadow Garden
42. Flying Colors – Secong Nature
43. Urban Voodoo Machine – Love, Drink And Death
44. Ginger – Albion
45. Walter Trout – The Blues Come Comin’
46. Work Of Art – Framework
47. Uriah Heep – Outsider
48. Ming City Rockers – Ming City Rockers
49. Amplifier – Mystoria
50. California Breed – California Breed


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Classic Rock Albums Of 2015

Iron Maiden

1. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
2. Faith No More - Sol Invictus
3. Clutch - Psychic Warfare
4. The Darkness - Last Of Our Kind
5. Def Leppard - Ear Music
6. Killing Joke - Pylon
7. Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase
8. Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The Roses
9. Hailstorm - Into The Wild Life
10. Biters - Electric Blood
11. Thunder - Wonder Days
12. Keith Richards - Crosseyed Heart
13. Ghost - Meliora
14. Motorhead - Bad Magic
15. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
16. Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising
17. We Ae Harlot - We Are Harlot
18. Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe
19. Vintage Trouble - 1 Hopeful Road
20. The Sontcs - This Is The Sonics
21. UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars
22. Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
23. Tame Impala - Currents
24. Toto - XTV
25. FFS - FFS
26. Steve Hackett - Wolfflight
27. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
28. Saxon - Battering Ram
29. Public Image Ltd - What The World Needs Now
30. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
31. W.A.S.P. - Golgtha
32. David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
33. Wilson - Right To Rise
34. Scorpions - Return To Forever
35. Radkey - Dark Black Makeup
36. Europe - War Of Kings
37. The Pretty Things - The Sweet Pretty Things
38. Graveyard - Innocence & Decadance
39. Walter Trout - Battle Scars
40. Pond - Man It Feels Like Space Again
41. Dan Patlansky - Dear Silence Thieves
42. FM - Heroes & Villains
43. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
44. Northcote - Hope Is Made Of Steel
45. Nordic Giants - A Séance Of Dark Delusions
46. King King - Reaching For The Light
47. Michael Monroe - Blackout States
48. Blitzen Trapper - All Across The Land
49. Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova
50. Vennart - The Demon Joke

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Classic Rock Albums Of 2016





1. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
2. David Bowie – Blackstar
3. The Struts – Everybody Wants
4. Marillion – Fuck Everyone And Run
5. The Temperance Movement – White Bear
6. Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
7. The Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots
8. Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
9. The Answer – Solas
10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
11. Steven Wilson – 4 ½
12. Cheap Trick – Bang Zoom, Crazy….Hello
13. Big Big Train – Folklore
14. Alter Bridge – The Last Hello
15. Purson – Desire Magit Theatre
16. Black Cherry Stone – Kentucky
17. Hawkwind – The Machine Stops
18. Whisky Myers – Mud
19. Tax The Heat – Fed To The Lions
20. Blue Pills – Lady In Gold
21. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel
22. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
23. Ian Hunter And The Rant Band – Fingers Crossed
24. Opeth – Sorceress
25. Matallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
26. Blackberry Smoke – Like An Arrow
27. Pretenders – Alone
28. Eric Clapton – I Still Do
29. Dream Theatre – The Astonishing
30. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
31. Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing
32. Beware Of Darkness – Are You Real?
33. Teenage Fanclub – Here
34. Zakk Wylde – Book Of Shadows
35. Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer
36. The Virginmarys – Divides
37. Royal Republic – Weekend Man
38. Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette
39. Deap Vally – Femejism
40. Syd Arthur – Apricity
41. Brian Fallon – Painkillers
42. Crobot – Welcome To Fat City
43. Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
44. Hey! Hello! – Hey! Hello! Too!
45. Ming City Rockers – Lemon
46. Drive-By Truckers – American Band
47. Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Depression
48. Purple – Bodacious
49. Weezer – The White Album
50. Heart – Broken Beautiful

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Classic Rock Albums Of 2017





1. Queens Of The Stoneage – Villains
2. Black Country Communion – BCCTV
3. Foo Fighters – Concrete And Gold
4. Robert Plant – Carry Fire
5. Anathema – The Optimist
6. Bash And Pop – Anything Could Happen
7. Royal Thunder – Wick
8. Black Star Riders – Heavy Fire
9. All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War
10. H.E.A.T. – Into The Great Unknown
11. Thunder – Rip It Up
12. Deep Purple – Infinite
13. Big Big Train – Grimspound
14. Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind – Super Natural
15. Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 1)
16. Steven Wilson – To The Bone
17. Cheap Trick – We’re All Right
18. The Magpie Salute – The Magpie Salute (Live)
19. Prophets Of Rage – Prophets Of Rage
20. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?
21. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
22. Benjamin Booker – Witness
23. Von Hertzen Brothers – War Is Over
24. Koyo – Koyo
25. Royal Blood – How Did We Get This Dark?
26. The Cadillac Three – Legacy
27. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
28. Lindsey Buckingham/Christen McVie – Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie
29. Sparks – Hippopotamus
30. Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down
31. Lionize – Nuclear Soul
32. Cats In Space – Scarecrow
33. Ray Davies – Americana
34. Steve Hackett – The Night Siren
35. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
36. David Crosby – Sky Trails
37. Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head
38. Alice Cooper – Paranormal
39. Europe – Walk The Earth
40. Hawkwind – Into The Woods
41. Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand
42. Gun – Favourite Pleasures
43. Amplifier – Trippin’ With Dr Faustus
44. Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together
45. Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be
46. Solstafir – Berdreyminn
47. Procol Harum – Novum
48. Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow
49. Eric Gales – Middle Of The Road
50. Styx – The Mission


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Classic Rock Albums Of 2018


1. Clutch - Book of Bad Decisions
2. The Struts - Young And Dangerous
3. Ghost - Prequelle
4. Judas Priest - Firepower
5. Halestorm - Vicious
6. Slash feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Living The Dream
7. The Magpie Salute - High Water
8. Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead
9. Alice In Chains - Rainier Fog
10. Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance
11. Steve Perry - Traces
12. Stone Temple Pilots - S.T.P
13. Billy F. Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues
14. Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
15. The Temperance Movement - A Deeper Cut
16. Saxon - Thunderbolt
17. The Damned - Evil Spirits
18. The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
19. Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back
20. Low Cut Connie - Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
21. Monster Magnet - Mindfucker
22. Walking Papers - WP2
23. Myles Kennedy - Year Of the Tiger
24. Nashville Pussy - Pleased To Eat You
25. Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch
26. Ginger Wildheart - Ghost In The Tanglewood
27. A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
28. DeWolff - Thrust
29. FM - Atomic Generation
30. Joe Bonamassa - Redemption
31. Ash - Islands
32. Andrew W.K. - You’re Not Alone
33. Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light
34. Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile
35. David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band - Here If You Listen
36. The Record Company - All Of This Life
37. Massive Wagons - Full Nelson
38. Howlin Rain - The Alligator Bride
39. Ace Frehley - Spaceman
40. Reef - Revelation
41. Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe
42. Uriah Heep - Living The Dream
43. Turbowolf - The Free Life
44. Corrosion Of Conformity - No Cross No Crown
45. Vōdūn - Ascend
46. Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
47. Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age Of Absurdity
48. Monster Truck - True Rockers
50. Vega - Only Human


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The 100 Greatest Prog Anthems Of All Time
Many Thanks to Robert Franks For Supplying & Typing Theis List Up

1. Genesis - Supper's Ready
2. Yes - Close To The Edge
3. Genesis - Firth Of Fifth
4. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt. 1
5. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
6. Pink Floyd - Echoes
7. Yes - Awaken
8. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
9. King Crimson - Starless
10. Rush - 2112
11. Yes - The Gates Of Delirium
12. King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
13. Genesis - The Cinema Show
14. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
15. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
16. Yes - Heart Of The Sunrise
17. Marillion - This Strange Engine
18. Emerson Lake And Palmer - Karn Evil 9
19. Rush - Cygnus X-I Book Ii: Hemispheres
20. Emerson Lake And Palmer - Tarkus
21. Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons
22. Yes - Roundabout
23. Camel - Lady Fantasy
24. Rush - Xanadu
25. Marillion - The Invisible Man
26. Yes - And You And I
27. Tool - Lateralus
28. Pink Floyd - Dogs
29. Genesis - The Musical Box
30. Marillion - Grendel
31. Transatlantic - The Whirlwind
32. Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
33. Rush - La Villa Strangiato
34. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper
35. Marillion - Fugazi
36. Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers
37. Haken - Crystallised
38. Barclay James Harvest - Mocking Bird
39. Yes - The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)
40. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
41. Pink Floyd - Time
42. King Crimson - Lark's Tongues In Aspic Pt. 1
43. Marillion - Neverland
44. Steven Wilson - Routine
45. Big Big Train - East Coast Racer
46. Transatlantic - Stranger In Your Soul
47. Haken - Cockroach King
48. Marillion - Ocean Cloud
49. Opeth - The Baying Of The Hounds
50. Supertramp - Fool's Overture
51. Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
52. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
53. King Crimson - Epitaph
54. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
55. Fish - Shadowplay
56. The Mars Volta - Cassandra Gemini
57. Marillion - The Leavers
58. Steven Wilson - Ancestral
59. Haken - Visions
60. Opeth - Ghosts Of Perdition
61. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
62. Rush - Natural Science
63. Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace
64. Marillion - Blind Curve
65. The Flower Kings - Stardust We Are
66. Frost - Milliontown
67. It Bites - Once Around The World
68. Haken - The Architect
69. Gentle Giant - The Advent Of Panurge
70. Opeth - Deliverance
71. Genesis - The Knife
72. Dream Theater - The Count Of Tuscany
73. Marillion - Gaza
74. Liquid Tension Experiment - When The Water Breaks
75. Tesseract - Concealing Fate
76. Camel - Ice
77. Van Der Graaf Generator - A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers
78. Yes - Starship Trooper
79. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
80. Ayreon - The Human Equation
81. Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horsemen
82. Spock's Beard - The Light
83. Emerson Lake And Palmer - Lucky Man
84. The Beatles - A Day In The Life
85. Tool - Schism
86. Rush - Subdivisions
87. Steve Hackett - Shadow Of The Heirophant
88. Focus - Hocus Pocus
89. Van Der Graaf Generator - Refugees
90. Marillion - Kayleigh
91. Steven Wilson - Drive Home
92. Twelfth Night - Creepshow
93. King Crimson - Discipline
94. Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
95. Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear
96. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
97. Caravan - Nine Feet Underground
98. Genesis - In The Cage
99. Strawbs - The Life Auction
100. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Inca Roads