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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TONIGHT on ‘The Classic Rock Show’…

Another week has flown by and we’re here again ahead of tonight’s show letting you know what we’ll all be rockin’ out to later.

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We begin, as is the norm these days, with two tracks from albums which were released around about this week back in the day; two prime cuts of well-hung beef in the form of Van Halen and Krokus. Also on The Classic Rock Show tonight (from 7pm BST) are Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath (x3), Queen, Magnum, Sammy Hagar, Led Zeppelin, Atreyu (who absolutely killed it last night at The Underworld, Camden), The Cult (from their stunningly brilliant Sonic Temple album which was released 25 years ago and still sounds awesome!), Buckcherry, Hinder, Blackberry Smoke, Anti-Nowhere League, Pearl Jam, W.A.S.P., Children Of Bodom, Alestorm, Rainbow, Savatage, Def Leppard, Kiss, Status Quo, Peter Frampton…and so the list goes on!

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Listen links can be found on the homepage…see you at 7pm BST for three hours of great music.

 

 

TONIGHT: Our last show before Christmas!

Seasons greeting to you all!

Tonight will be our last show before Christmas and looking down the playlist, it’s one not to be missed.

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The requests that have been sent in this week are straight out of the top drawer: NIN, UFO (x2), Tyketto, Great White, Robin Trower, Blues Pills, Pantera, Cancer Bats, W.A.S.P., Steel Panther, Michael Schenker, Gotthard, Magnum, Queensryche and Metallica. I shall do my best to match them with some choice cuts of my own: Stephen Stills’ Manassas, Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett to name but a few, one or two Christmassy tunes, plus the new singles from Slam Cartel and Thunder.

Beginning tonight at 7pm GMT…it’s sure to be a cracker! (Did you see what I did there?)

Cheers!

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TONIGHT: Here’s what we’ve got lined up…

After last week’s ‘Bex Rocks’, we’re back in the saddle again tonight with three hours of rock tuneage for you.

Less talk, more rock!!We’ll be playing requests that were sent in earlier this week, plus music from Iron Maiden, W.A.S.P., Magnum, Black ‘N Blue, Marillion, Lee Aaron, Slam Cartel, Black Tusk, Monster Magnet, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, W.E.T., Kiss, Gillan, Heaven & Earth, Bon Jovi, Saxon, TNT, Woods Of Ypres, Mötley Crüe, My Chemical Romance, Aerosmith…

Climb on board from 7pm (UK time) tonight:

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On tonight’s show…

Another week flies by and here we are once again…just a few hours away from showtime.

On tonight’s show, we’ve got all your requests to play, plus a few tracks from bands who released albums this week back in the day, and we’ll see if we can fit in one or two songs which feature artists who would be celebrating their birthdays.

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We’re following last week’s Black Stone Cherry competition with another; one which features Aussie band Massive, and a chance to win a CD of their debut album ‘Full Throttle’ (out July 21st on Earache Records), revamped with four new recordings. The competition will open at 8pm tonight – look out for more details on that later on.

All this and much, much more besides, including something from the new Judas Priest album ‘Redeemer Of Souls’, Deep Purple, Night Ranger, David Lee Roth, Night Ranger, Faster Pussycat, Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Saxon, Quiet Riot, Bon Jovi, Status Quo, Budgie, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Guns N’ Roses, Killswitch Engage, Kingdom Come…phew!

Tune into the show from 7pm tonight via the links on our homepage www.theclassicrockshow.co.uk. Join in the conversation on Twitter and our Facebook Group.

See you later.

Cheers!

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#Halloween on The #ClassicRock Show tonight from 7pm (UK time)

Hello(ween) rockers!!

Did see what I did there? 😉

We gently doff our hats to Halloween tonight with tracks from Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Silverchair, Wednesday 13, The 69 Eyes, Avenged Sevenfold, Diamond Head, Keel and L7.

And in between all of this ghostly, ghoulish madness, we’ll hear from April Wine, Black Stone Cherry, Rachel Stamp, Trapeze, Traffic, Bad Company, Michael Schenker Group, Led Zeppelin, Magnum, Genesis, Poison, Heart, W.A.S.P., Weezer, Dr. Feelgood and Bob The Builder (yes, I know what you’re thinking).

Join me from 7pm tonight via this link and contribute to the show on our Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/theclassicrockshow.

See you later!!

MJx

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