The Classic Rock Show’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’

TCRS Top 10 2015T’is now the season for Top 10 lists of everything and we’ve been considering what we’d have in our ‘Top 10 Albums Of 2015’.

It has been quite a year as far as new music is concerned. Bands that some of us have followed for seemingly an eternity have hit a rich vein of form, capturing the essence of what made them ‘Great’. Together with cohorts of much younger bands, 2015 – to this reviewer at least – has topped the previous year for the depth in quality of album releases.

So without further ado, here’s The Classic Rock Show’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2015’.

#10 Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (Nuclear Blast Records)
10 - Metal Allegiance

Bringing together a veritable who’s-who of rock and metal, this album oozes molten riffage.

#9 Blackberry Smoke – Holding All The Roses (Earache Records)

9 - Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The RosesCharlie Starr and the boys have a little something for everyone on this album.

#8 Biters – Electric Blood (Earache Records)

8 - Biters - Electric BloodNow here’s a band that successfully brings that 70s glam ‘n’ swagger right up to date.

#7 Coal Chamber – Rivals (Metal Blade Records)

7 - Coal Chamber - RivalsMaking a welcome return, Coal Chamber kick some major butt with this one.

#6 Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman (Century Media)

6 - Queensryche - Condition HumanThis album is the very essence of what we have come to love about Queensrÿche; great songs and vocal dynamite.

#5 Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six (Eleven Seven Music)
5 - FFDP - Got Your Six

What every FFDP fan was hoping for…no, expecting…their best album to date.

#4 Motor Sister – Ride (Metal Blade Records)

4 - Motor Sister - RideIf you’re looking for a straight up and down, fist-pumping, rock ‘n’ roll album, then look no further.

#3  W.A.S.P. – Golgotha (Napalm Records)

3 - WASP - GolgothaIt’s like the ‘Very Best Of W.A.S.P.’, but in one newly written and recorded studio album.

#2 Skindred – Volume (Napalm Records)

2 - Skindred - VolumeA band that lacks nothing in the self-belief department, this one sits at the top of their discography.

So what sits at the top of our ‘Best Albums Of 2015’?

#1 Clutch – Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker Music)

1 - Clutch - Psychic WarfareAnd just when we all thought the album ‘Earth Rocker’ couldn’t be surpassed, they go and hit us up with this killer record. Front to back, this is the very epitome of the Clutch vibe.

None of the above bands collect a gong, just a pat on the back and a “You’ve all done very well” from us.

Raise a toast to 2015 and bring on the new year!

Cheers!

MJx

Let us know what floated your boat album-wise in 2015.

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Tune in to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ tonight (1st Oct) from 7pm (BST)

TCRS This ThursdayTune in to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ tonight (1st Oct) from 7pm (BST) and hear some classics from Black Sabbath (x2), Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper,  Jefferson Starship, Mr Big, Saxon, Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Alice In Chains, Bon Jovi, Danger Danger, Corrosion of Conformity, Clutch.

Plus, we have some new music from this year: X-Ray Visions by Clutch from their forthcoming album Psychic Warfare (out Oct 2), Greek bluesmen The Zilla Project, Chantel McGregor, Guy Bailey’s new band Thirsty, Biters, Huntress, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Motor Sister.

TuneIn: http://ow.ly/Qi6Rc  

See you later. Cheers!

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Your requests PLUS new Uriah Heep, Mastodon, Linkin Park, A7X and Die So Fluid

All set for Thursday night?

Great to see so many requests in ahead of the show…and what quality they are too!

Along with your chosen tuneage, we’ve received new material from Uriah Heep, Mastodon, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Die So Fluid (we’ll be interviewing DSF’s Grog soon!) which we’ll be playing on the show as well.

As if that’s not enough, playlisted for the show are Gillan, MILL.ION, Heaven & Earth, Bloody Hammers, Krokus, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Genesis, Clutch and Gary Moore.

Check out our Facebook Group during the ‘live’ broadcast  www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshowClick here for the Facebook event link.

Looking forward to your company…7pm (UK time / 2pm EDT) Thursday, May 15th.

Remember folks…The Classic Rock Show…’Less talk, more Rock!’

See ya!

MJ

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It’s our 4th Anniversary!! Tune in to the show tonight from 7pm!! #ClassicRock

Hello there

Just warming up the studio in readiness for tonight’s 4th Anniversary show.

We’ve got a lot to get through. I’m also joined in the studio by two close friends of The Classic Rock Show – Bex (from Bex Rocks) and Dawn (from Friday Rock Night on Felixstowe Radio). I will obviously have to behave myself!! 😉

We’ll hear two tracks each from Saxon, Whitesnake, Rainbow and AC/DC! We’ve also got some killer tuneage from Cinderella, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Foghat, Cheap Trick, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Clutch, The Dead Daisies, Blackfoot, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Iron Maiden, McCoy, Epysode, Nocturna, Rob Zombie, Demon, Terrorvision, Buckcherry, Danger Danger, Damn Yankees, and a whole load more.

If that’s not enough, we’ll be announcing the lucky winner of the Mott The Hoople competition we’ve been running all this week to win a pair of VIP tickets to their London show at the O2.

I’m really looking forward to having you along. Tune in from 7pm – click here.

Cheers

MJx

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