Now Playing - Current CD Playlist:
- TNT - All The Way To The Sun
xxAnother challenging record from the guys - definitely not a repeat of My Religion. Different again and perhaps an album that will require more time to get to know.
- Place Vendome - Place Vendome
xxYet another classic hard and heavy, but melodic release! A definite surprise package from the Helloween singer and PC69's Dennis Ward.
- Alien - Dark Eyes
xxAn ok album...not classic, but still featuring a few great AOR songs. Overall not entirely as expected. Full review soon!
- Jaded Heart - Helluva Time
xxThe band returns with a new singer and new sound, but enough of the classic style in tact to please fans. My very initial play back suggests some more strong songs on offer here.
- Ric Ocasek - Nexterday
xxUtterly classic Ocasek! Possibly his best solo album since his solo debut and one for Cars fans also.
- LA Guns - Tales From The Strip
xxOk...not great, but pretty much as expected from the band - safe for fans but won't convince anyone else.
- Russell Allen / Jorn Lande - The Battle
xxUtterly fabulous melodic metal and powerful melodic hard rock. Another highlight of 2005, but the star of this album is Jorn by a long way.
- The Jones Gang - Any Day Now
xxSolid melodic rock that mixes classic rock with adult contemporary.
- Karo - Heavy Birthday
xxA great re-issue of a lost classic. Dated, but loveable 80's melodic hard rock.
- RocKarma - RocKarma
xxNice American melodic rock - sweet vocals and powerful musical display from the Firehouse guys.
- Stryper - Reborn
xxIn every sense of the word, Stryper is reborn - new sound, new label, new decade. Very modern and very heavy, but somewhat cool. Won't be for all Stryper fans, but they rock on regardless.
- Cornerstone - In Concert
xxA nice little live show summing up the band's best songs to date.
- Vivian Campbell - Two Sides Of If
xxNice little excursion from the DL sound...a rough and tumble blues album that some will dig, others will not relate to.
- Tango Down - Take 1
xxPhil Naro returns, but sounds different than his usual fare. Rough and raw melodic rock that isn't for everyone.
- Nexx - Demos 2005
xxIs there really no label that could find 5 minutes to sign these super talented guys (and gal)?.
- Inxs - Listen Like Thieves
xxClassic classic classic.
- Blue Tears - Mad Bad & Dangerous
xxVolume 1 of the lost demos! Essential for any fan of Fulkerson and/or Blue Tears. Old tracks, but solid sound and some "new" classic tracks.
- Balance II - Advance
xxPomp/prog AOR at it's finest. A mellow vibe, but music that remains seriously challenging.
- Harem Scarem - Rocks
xxA nice little Japanese best of from a few years back.
- Cauterize - Paper Wings
xxDisappointing new release after the acclaimed debut.