Sunday, February 15, 2009

Top 25 albums of 1984

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Wow, what a year. Here are the top albums.

1-Iron Maiden-Powerslave
2-Metallica-Ride the lightning
2-Van Halen-1984
4-Mercyful Fate-Don't break the oath
5-Judas Priest-Defenders of the faith
6-Dio-The last in line
7-Scorpions-Love at first sting
8-Twisted Sister-Stay Hungry
9-WASP-s/t
10-Celtic Frost-Morbid Tales
11-Dokken-Tooth and nail
12-Deep Purple-Perfect Strangers
13-Whitesnake-Slide it in
14-Metal Church-s/t
15-Grim Reaper-See you in hell
16-Ratt-Out of the cellar
17-Cirith Ungol-King of the dead
18-Hanoi Rocks-Two steps from the move
19-Armored Saint-March of the saint
20-Lizzy Borden-Give 'em the axe
21-Exciter-Violence and force
22-Slayer-Haunting the chapel
23-Halloween-Don't metal with evil
24-Anthrax-Fistful of metal
25-Sodom-In the sign of evil


Hard rock and metal exploded. Piles of bands released albums this year and I consider to be the best year ever for metal. Lots of great debuts and fine albums from veterans as well. More bands were making videos, metal magazines became commonplace and major labels were even coming around to singing more metal bands to their ranks.

***My top 10 for 1985 will be out next week.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Patrick said...

I'm happy to see Mercyful Fate and Metal Church in there. And my favorite Metallica LP is still "Ride the Lightning". Pretty good list, I agree with almost all of it. I also think you may be right, 1984 was great for metal.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous rene said...

Great to see VIOLENCE&FORCE by EXCITER on your list. One of my all time fave albums ever!!!!!!
Great top 25 list, bro.

1:18 PM  

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