My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Off Topic Babble. The really important stuff...

Moderator: Andrew

My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby TageRyche » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:53 am

My personal Top 10 CDS of 2014 read like this:

All Genres Included

1. Sabaton - Heroes

2. John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken

3. Accept - Blind Rage

4. Kix - Rock Your Face Off

5. Uriah Heep - Outsider

6. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

7. Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue

8. Lone Justice - This is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

9. Ronny Munroe - Electric Wake

10. Night Ranger - High Road

ROCK AND METAL ONLY

1. Sabaton - Heroes (Nuclear Blast Records)

2. Accept - Blind Rage (Nuclear Blast Records)

3. Kix - Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records)

4. Uriah Heep - Outsider (Frontiers Records)

5. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls (Epic Records)

6. Ronny Munroe - Electric Wake (Rat Pak Records)

7. Night Ranger - High Road (Frontiers Records)

8. Winger - Better Days Comin' (Frontiers Records)

9. Tesla - Simplicity (Tesla Electric Co.)

10. Overkill - White Devil Armory (EOne Music)
User avatar
TageRyche
LP
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:42 am

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby conversationpc » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:15 am

TageRyche wrote:My personal Top 10 CDS of 2014 read like this:

All Genres Included

1. Sabaton - Heroes

2. John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken

3. Accept - Blind Rage

4. Kix - Rock Your Face Off

5. Uriah Heep - Outsider

6. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

7. Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue

8. Lone Justice - This is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

9. Ronny Munroe - Electric Wake

10. Night Ranger - High Road


Accept's "Blind Rage" and Priest's "Redeemer of Souls" were really good but I was disappointed in "High Road" by Night Ranger after the previous album.
My blog = Dave's Dominion

Image
User avatar
conversationpc
Super Audio CD
 
Posts: 17812
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:53 am
Location: Slightly south of sanity...

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby TageRyche » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:50 am

I didn't hear the previous Night Ranger album. While there were a couple of songs I didn't enjoy on High Road, overall the album held up really well for me.
User avatar
TageRyche
LP
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:42 am

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby Archetype » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:07 pm

Pretty shocked that Evergrey's "Hymns For The Broken" isn't on either of your lists. It topped just about every other rock/metal list of the year.
"It's really important if you're going to remain a valid band that you play your new stuff. Otherwise you become a parody of what you started out doing." - Janick Gers of Iron Maiden
Archetype
Cassette Tape
 
Posts: 2306
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:06 am
Location: Pleiades

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby TageRyche » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:29 am

Archetype wrote:Pretty shocked that Evergrey's "Hymns For The Broken" isn't on either of your lists. It topped just about every other rock/metal list of the year.


I didn't listen to it, so it couldn't be included.
User avatar
TageRyche
LP
 
Posts: 589
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:42 am

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby Archetype » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:48 pm

That's an unfortunate deprivation. Check it out!
"It's really important if you're going to remain a valid band that you play your new stuff. Otherwise you become a parody of what you started out doing." - Janick Gers of Iron Maiden
Archetype
Cassette Tape
 
Posts: 2306
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:06 am
Location: Pleiades

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby Rick » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:29 pm

This is terribly off topic, but I finally went and bought the last Boston album, Life, Love & Hope. I didn't get it sooner, because I didn't like the thought of buying an album that included so many retreads from Corporate America. And I'm still aggravated about that. But I absolutely love some of the new tracks. Heaven on Earth, with David Victor and Louis St. August on vocals is a great song, and they sound eerily like Brad Delp. Sail Away is my favorite track, and one of my favorite Boston songs, ever. The title track, Life, Love & Hope, with Tommy DiCarlo on vocals is a really good song as well, and again DiCarlo sounds so much like Delp. There are a couple more songs on the record that I like, and I can even stomach the song Tom Scholz sang lead vocals on. I'm glad I decided to go ahead and get the album. Shockingly though, and so uncharacteristic of Boston, the production is just good enough.
I like to sit out on the front porch, where the birds can see me, eating a plate of scrambled eggs, just so they know what I'm capable of.
User avatar
Rick
Super Audio CD
 
Posts: 16722
Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:29 am
Location: Texas

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby slucero » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:13 pm

I went back and listened to it... same as before.. man the drums suck on this... as does the mix.

Its ironic that Tom Scholz, someone who openly professes his hate for computers, has recorded drums that sound like they are straight off a 1990's Alesis SR-16 drum machine.

It still astonishes me, because the first 2 Boston albums are such sonic masterpieces... likely because there was a producer involved with the recordings....

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


~Albert Einstein
User avatar
slucero
Compact Disc
 
Posts: 5252
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:17 pm

Re: My Personal Top 10 CDs of 2014

Postby Archetype » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:15 am

"It's really important if you're going to remain a valid band that you play your new stuff. Otherwise you become a parody of what you started out doing." - Janick Gers of Iron Maiden
Archetype
Cassette Tape
 
Posts: 2306
Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:06 am
Location: Pleiades


Return to Death By Stereo

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests