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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Thursday night on THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW FROM 7PM [2PM EDT / 11AM PDT]

Looking down the list of song requests for this Thursday’s show, I can’t wait to crank these babies up on the night: Nazareth, Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Metallica, Def Leppard, Warrant, Black Stone Cherry, Foghat, Kings Of Leon, The Doors, Black Label Society, Diamond Head, Five Finger Death Punch, Max Webster, Foo Fighters…quality tuneage all the way!

Alice Cooper, Faith No More, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Motley Crue, Mr Big, Saxon, White Lion and Poison will get featured as they all released albums at about this time in the past.

Plus…we’ve the first previously unreleased version of a Led Zeppelin track that’s been made available for airplay from Reissue program. ‘Hots On For Nowhere’ will form part of the ‘Presence’ album bonus tracks or “companion tracks” as they now like to call them.

TCRS This ThursdayWe get to play some totally awesome box-fresh music on the show too: The latest singles from firm favourites Slayer, Fear Factory and Five Finger Death Punch, as well as those from a swathe of exciting young bands such as Citizen, Northlane, John Coffey, The Picturebooks, Screaming Eagles, Templeton Pek and Third Lung.

Join in the chat and comment on our Facebook Group and @classicrockshow during the ‘live’ broadcast. Listen links are found on the home page.

Cheers!

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#TONIGHT On The Classic Rock Show from 7pm (BST) / 2pm (EDT) / 11am (PDT)

From 7pm tonight (BST) / 2pm (EDT) / 11am (PDT) ‘The Classic Rock Show’ fills three hours with some classic cuts from bands who released albums and singles from around this week ‘back in the day’.

Expect to hear from Skid Row, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Van Halen, Megadeth, Ratt, Marillion, Judas Priest and Ozzy.

TCRS tonight

Requests that we’ve picked come from the stables of Slash (x2), Budgie, Diamond Head, Volbeat, Status Quo, Five Finger Death Punch, Soundgarden, ZZ Top, Saga, Poison, Iron Maiden, to name a few.

New music is also included – Dan Patlansky, City Of Thieves, Butcher Babies and Lamb Of God.

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Last week’s ‘Bex Rocks’ playlist is here. Thanks for tuning in. It was awesome!

Hi

Finally got around to posting up my playlist from last week’s show.

'Bex Rocks' playlist March 6th 2014

Thanks for tuning in. See you all again soon!

Hellyeah \m/

Bex

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