2009 ALBUM OF THE YEAR
  1. W.E.T.
    W.E.T.

    Simply put - glorious melodic rock with passion, power and hooks galore.
  2. Danger Danger
    Revolve

    A fantastic comeback, but it took too long and the next one probably won't appear until 2016.
  3. Mastedon
    3

    An absolutely gem of a melodic rock album - intelligent, intense and brilliantly sung.
  4. Winger
    Karma

    Winger turn back the clock a little, mixing old with new and rocking hard at the same time.
  5. House Of Lords
    Cartesian Dreams

    The band keep on delivering, simple as that.

  6. Out Loud - We'll Rock You To Hell And Back
    - Silly title, but a great, good fun old school hard rocking debut album.
  7. Gotthard - Need To Believe
    - Who knew it would be the band's last album with Steve Lee? His death continues to haunt fans. Classy album as always.
  8. The Poodles - Clash Of The Elements
    - Absolutely hard rock/melodic brilliance.
  9. Sunstorm - House Of Dreams
    - The best yet...wow, what a set of songs and JLT sounds great.
  10. Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
    - Took far too long to arrive, but worth the wait. A bit soft, but all quality and class.


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  11. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire
  12. Europe - Last Look At Eden
  13. Chris Laney - Pure
  14. Vindictiv - Ground Zero
  15. Leverage - Circus Collossus
  16. Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
  17. Blanc Faces - Falling From The Moon
  18. Hardline - Leaving The End Open
  19. Kiss - Sonic Boom
  20. Impellitteri - Wicked Maiden

  21. Last Autumn's Dream - Dreamcatcher
  22. Lou Gramm Band - Lou Gramm Band
  23. Dare - Arc Of The Dawn
  24. Places Of Power - Now Is The Hour
  25. Grand Design - Time Elevation
  26. Blackwood Creek - Blackwood Creek
  27. Steevi Jaimz - My Private Hell
  28. Stryper - Murder By Pride
  29. Dream Theater - Dark Clouds & Silver Linings
Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)
  • Salute - Toy Soldiers
  • Jorn - Spirit Black
  • Overland - Diamond Dealer
  • Johnny Lima - Livin' Out Loud
  • Fair Warning - Aura
  • Magnum - Into The Valley Of The Moonking
  • Geff - Land Of The Free
  • Far Cry - High Gear
  • Street Legal - Bite The Bullet
  • Danny Vaughn - The Road Less Travelled
  • Voices Of Rock - High & Mighty
  • Richard Marx - Emotional Remains
  • Radio Silence - Who's Skin Are You Under Now
  • Reece - Universal Language
  • Steel Panther - Feel The Steel


2009 SONG OF THE YEAR
  1. W.E.T. - Brothers In Arms




  2. Outloud - We Run
  3. Sunstorm - Don't Give Up
  4. Winger - Stone Cold Killer
  5. Foreigner - Living In A Dream
  6. The Poodles - Give Me A Sign

  7. Sunstorm - Divided
  8. Danger Danger - That's What I'm Talking About
  9. Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
  10. Mastedon - That's What You Do
  11. W.E.T. - Comes Down Like Rain
  12. Sunstorm - I Found Love
  13. Hardline - Start Again
  14. Foreigner - In Pieces
  15. The Poodles - Caroline
  16. Hardline - Falling Free

  17. Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire
  18. Mastedon - Questions (It's About Time)
  19. Winger - Deal With The Devil
  20. House Of Lords - Cartesian Dreams
  21. W.E.T. - Invincible
  22. Outloud - What I Need
  23. Europe - New Love In Town
  24. Places Of Power - The Passage
  25. Blanc Faces - Falling From The Moon
  26. House of Lords - Never Look Back

  27. Grand Design - Air It Out
  28. Foreigner - I'll Be Home
  29. Gotthard - Shangri-La
  30. The Poodles - I Rule The Night
  31. Danger Danger - Ghost Of Love
  32. Gotthard - Need To Believe
  33. Places Of Power - In Your Wildest Dreams
  34. W.E.T. - Running From The Heartache
  35. Outloud - This Broken Heart
  36. Hardline - Voices

  37. Gotthard - Shangri-La
  38. Winger - Witness
  39. House Of Lords - Desert rain
  40. Europe - Gotta Get Ready
  41. Chickenfoot - Avenida Revolution
  42. Mastedon - Without Your Love
  43. Places Of Power - Hard To Love You
  44. Lou Gramm Band - Baptized By Fire
  45. Dare - Shelter In The Storm
  46. Winger - Always Within Me



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