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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#NEWS This is what we’re up to during our three hour show: Thursday 7-10pm BST

TCRS This ThursdayAfter a simply stellar ‘Bex Rocks’ last week, I’m back to play you a mix of Classic Rock, your requests, along with plenty of bangin’ new releases.

This week, we’ve got the new singles from W.A.S.P. Queensryche, Skindred, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Trivium, Coheed & Cambria, Huntress, Devil City Angels, Absolva and something off the new FFDP album ‘Got Your Six’. There’s some newcomers to ‘The Classic Rock Show’ too, in the form of Set It Off (support for the upcoming Mallory Knox UK tour), Speaking The King’s, Derange and Empire of Fools.

What else are we going to squeeze in? Whitesnake, Metallica, Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Tank, Johnny Van Zant, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, Saxon, Rush, Big Country, Kreator, Slipknot, Y&T, Krokus…

All from 7pm BST. TuneIn: http://ow.ly/Qi6Rc  

See you later. Cheers!

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This week’s ‘Request-line’ is now OPEN!! #classicrock

Hello rockers!

The quality of requests received lately is just fantastic…just keep ’em coming, as it’s now time we opened up this week’s ‘Request-line’!

Either tweet them @ClassicRockShow, post them up on our Facebook Group pinned ‘Request-line’ post or reply to this post directly on our website. Whichever way you want to do it, we just love to hear what you’d like played.

Here we have last Thursday’s playlist for you to peruse.

The Classic Rock Show playlist 16th January 2014

Plenty of variety and great selections from the listener ‘Request-line’, covering five decades of rock in all. Now that can’t be bad!

We also included some new music from the likes of Sandi Thom, Toby Jepson, Skindred and The Brew. You get the feeling that the future of rock music is secured for decades to come when you hear what’s being produced these days.

We’re back with another show on Thursday, 23rd January at 7pm.

So get busy and send those requests in for this week!!

Cheers

MJx

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