THE 2004 AWARDS

Your Top Albums of 2004

Add Your Best CDs of 2004


02/06/07: Milko - joelynnturner@gmail.com
My Top Ten Of 2004:

1 NIGHTWISH - ONCE
2 Jeff Scott Soto – Lost in the translation
3 TEN - Return To Evermore
4 TNT – My religion
5 Pride Of Lions - The Destiny Stone
6 WITHIN TEMPTATION - The Silent Force
7 EDGUY - Hellfire Club
8 Scorpions - Unbreakable
9 Asia - Silent Nation
10 Axel Rudi Pell - Kings & Queens

23/01/07: Christian Pohl - christianbrinks@yahoo.de
My favourite albums of the year 2004:
Axxis - Time machine (Melodic Metal from Germany)
Dream Evil - The book of Heavy Metal (Classic Metal from Sweden)
Eclipse - Second to none (Melodic Rock from Sweden)
Edguy - Hellfire club (Hard Rock and Metal from Germany, great)
Evidence One - Tatooed heart (Hard Rock from Germany)
Firewind - Forged by fire (Metal with Gus G. on the guitar)
From the Inside - s./t. (Great Melodic Rock with Danny Vaughn)
Jaded Heart - Trust (Melodic Hard Rock from Germany,super)
Mob Rules - Among the gods (Epic Metal from Germany)
Pink Cream 69 - Thunderdome (German Melodic Hard Rock)
Second Heat - s./t. (Melodic Hard Rock from Sweden)
Shylock - Welcome to illusion (German Melodic Rock,first class)
TNT - My religion (Melodic Rock from Norway)

16/03/06: SAVA - svemirski_modulator@yahoo.com
This is my list of most beautiful (in every way) albums of 2004. in alphabetical order. There will always be some great releases that I will discover later or never, but that's life!

ADAGIO - Underworld (progressive metal)
AFTER FOREVER - Invisible Circles (gothic/power metal)
ALTER BRIDGE - One Day Remains (modern rock)
ASIA - Silent Nation (progressive pop/rock)
ANGRA - Temple Of Shadows (power/progressive metal)
CORNERSTONE - Once Upon Our Yesterdays (classic hard rock)
CROSSFADE - White On Blue (pop/rock)
EDENBRIDGE - Shine (melodic metal)
EDGUY - Hellfire Club (power metal/hard rock)
FEINSTEIN - Third Wish (classic heavy metal)
MOB RULES - Among The Gods (heavy metal/hard rock)
NIGHTINGALE - Invisible (modern hard rock)
PRIDE OF LIONS - The Destiny Stone (classic rock)
PINK CREAM '69 - Thunderdome (hard rock)
WITHIN TEMPTATION - The Silent Force (gothic metal)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS - Far From The Madding Crowd (progressive/power metal)
NIGHTWISH - Once

21/07/05: John - dayport@aol.com
Without question the best CD of the year award goes to none other than Toney Harnell and teh boys from TNT...absolutely FLAWLESS ALBUM.....Nothing can compare to the direction this CD had in 2004

06/06/05: ricardo - ricardo_mds@yahoo.com.br
And the Winner is...
1 TNT-My Religion
2 TMG-TMG1
3 Jaded Heart-Trust
4 Tesla-Into The Now
5 Jorn-Out in Every Nation
6 Pink Cream 69-Thunderdome
7 Adriangale-Crunch
8 From The Inside-S/T
9 Seventh Key-Raging Fire
10 (but not least) M.Ill.ion-Kingsize

22/05/05: Joey - jbjrsdc@hotmail.com
1. TEN - Return To Evermore
2. TMG - Tak Matsumoto Group
3. GRAND ILLUSION - Ordinary Just Won't Do
4. SEVENTH KEY - The Raging Fire
5. TESLA - INTO THE NOW
6. SR-71 - Here We Go Again
7. STAN BUSH - Shine
8. JADED HEART - TRUST
9. HOUSE OF SHAKIRA - First Class
10. STAGE DOLLS - Get A Life
11. ADRIANGALE - Crunch
12. PRIDE OF LIONS - The Destiny Stone
13. SOUL SIRKUS - World Play
14. JEFF SCOTT SOTO - Lost in the Translation
15. RICK SPRINGFIELD - Shock Denial Anger Acceptance

09/05/05: Craig Bishop - bisho72@optusnet.com.au
After much listening and debate over my top 10 for 2004... Here is what I came up with:

1. TMG1 - TAK MATSUMOTO GROUP
Into The Now - TESLA
(Could not seperate these two)
3. Marbles - MARILLION
4. The Raging Fire - SEVENTH KEY
5. Crunch - ADRIANGALE
6. Brand New Morning - MAGNUM
7. My Religion - TNT
8. Lost In Translation - JEFF SCOTT SOTO
9. First Class - HOUSE OF SHAKIRA
10. Over The Edge - OVER THE EDGE
World Play - SOUL SIRKUS

22/04/05: Ricardo - euadoro_van.halen@ig.com.br
Unfortunately, this site has not mentioned three great brazilian bands (all from São Paulo): Angra, Thalion and Shaman, which is named Shaaman now, due to legal matters. Shaman/Shaaman has debuted in 2002 with its 'Ritual' album, which is awesome. Thalion is the metal surprise in 2004: band members are not older than 22 and not younger than 18 years old; their great 'Another Sun' record is receiving great responsiveness from japanese and european fans. And Angra is simply fantastic! Their 'Temple of Shadows' CD is a classic, it is the best of 2004. No doubt!

1) Angra - Temple of Shadows
2) Jeff Scott Soto - Lost in the Translation
3) Nightwish - Once
4) Tak Matsumoto Group - TMG I
5) Thalion - Another Sun
6) TNT - My Religion
7) Scorpions - Unbreakable
8) Pride of Lions - The Destiny Stone
9) Soul Sirkus - World Play
10) Jorn - Out To Every Nation

01/04/05: Snake - imthesnake@tiscali.it
1 - TEN Return to evermore
2 - TESLA Into the now
3 - TNT My religion

29/03/05: Matthew Alexa - m_alexa1@hotmail.com
2004 was a year of rediscovery for me. Jaded by the modern rock which dominates much of the air waves, I sought to get back to my MHR roots. I now find myself listening to bands that I never even knew existed! I am blown away by the wealth of talent in the melodic rock genre and am looking forward to an even better 2005. Here are my top picks for 2004 in order of preference:

1. TNT - My Religion (a classic!)
2. Europe - Start From The Dark
3. Pink Cream 69 - Thunderdome
4. Jorn - Out To Every Nation
5. Crossfade - White On Blue
6. Spin Gallery - Stading Tall
7. Adriangale - Crunch
8. Jeff Scott Soto - Lost In Translation
9. House of Lords - The Power And The Myth
10. Eclipse - Second To None

23/03/05: Mark - MarkEllis@hotmail.com
1-FINAL FRONTIER - The Second Wave
2-OVER THE EDGE - over the Edge
3-PRIDE OF LIONS - The Destiny Stone
4-TNT - My Religion
5-SCORPIONS - Unbreakable
6-JEFF SCOTT SOTO - Lost In Translation
7-DARE - Beneath The Shining Water
8-STREET TALK - Destination
9-TEN - Return To Evermore
10-SAGA- Network

23/03/05: Mark Jamieson - m.a.jamieson@ntlworld.com
Here's what's been spending a lot of time spinning round my cd player in 2004.

1. TNT-My Religion
2. SEVENTH KEY-Raging Fire
3. MAGNITUDE NINE-Decoding The Soul
4. SCORPIONS-Unbreakable
5. LAST AUTUMN'S DREAM-S/T
6. THUNDERSTONE-The Burning
7. THRESHOLD-Subsurface
8. JORN-Out To Every Nation
9. SAXON-Lionheart
10.AXXIS-Time Machine
11.PYRAMAZE-Melancholy Beast
12.ECLIPSE-Second To None
13.FRONTLINE-The Seventh Sign
14.FATES WARNING-FWX
15.TEN-Return To Evermore
16.FROM THE INSIDE-S/T
17.KICK-New Horizon
18.WICKED SENSATION-Exceptional
19.M.ILL.ION-Kingsize
20.JEFF SCOTT SOTO-Lost In The Translation

So much great stuff-and 2005 looks even better? Where will it all end! M3.

15/03/05: Gerassimos - gerryscz@mailbox.gr
THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2004
1.DARE-Beyond The Shining Water..Magical,Atmospheric
2.PRIDE OF LIONS-The Destiny Stone..Another Masterpiece
3.SCORPIONS-Unbreakable..Best Scorpion's LP since "Crazy World"
4.ASIA-Silent Nation
5.SEVENTH KEY-Raging Fire
6.FINAL FRONTIER-Second Wave
7.STREET TALK-Destination
8.OVER THE EDGE-Over The Edge
9.TEN-Return To Evermore
10.SPIN GALLERY-Standing Tall

BEST REISSUES
1.ERIKA-Cold Winter Night
2.FATE-A Matter Of Attitude

22/02/05: RD - lyck@sol.dk
1. UFO - You Are Here
2. Nightwish - Once
3. Tesla - Into The Now
4. Ayreon - The Human Equation
5. IQ - Dark Matter
6. Magnum - Brand New Morning
7. Saxon - Lionheart
8. The Ladder - Futures Miracles
9. Scorpions - Unbreakable
10. Treshold - subsurface

19/02/05: Dave - dlisley@prodigy.net
I thought 2004 was a great year for music and better than 2003 for Melodic Rock/Metal. Here are my top picks in no particular order:
1.TNT-New Religion-what a record! Perhaps their best so far?
2.Tak Matsumoto Group-TMG V1-another monster album!
3.Voodoo Hill-Wild Seed Of Mother Earth-Glenn is awesome as usual
4.Danny Danzi-Danziland-80's influenced, yet still contemporary
5.Ayreon-Human Equation-best prog/concept release
6.UFO-You Are Here-band sounds rejuvenated again with Vinnie/Jason
7.Scorpions-Unbreakable-classic sounding/yet also contemporary
8.Tesla-Into The Now-same as above; I missed having these guys around the last decade
9.Megadeth-The System Has Failed-everything St. Anger sadly wasn't
10.Jorn-Out To Every Nation-2005 looks to be even bigger for Mr. Lande
11.Saxon-Lionheart-no nonsense straight metal the way its meant to be
12.Pink Cream 69-Thunderdome-great European Melodic Rock record
13.Grand Illusion-Ordinary Just Won’t Do-same as above
14.Evidence One-Tattoed Heart-same as above
15.Eclipse-Second To None-same as above
16.Jeff Scott Soto-Lost In Translation-combines his best elements
17.From Inside-S/T-good AOR record; nice to hear Danny again
18.Collective Soul-Youth-good pop/rock record
19.Day Of Fire-S/T-best CCM rock release of the year
20.Tift Merritt-Tambourine-perfect example of singer/songwriter rock record that draws on influences of the great 70's/80's artists.


19/02/05: Lorelei - lonestarlorelei@yahoo.com
Not saying these are the best, but this is what I bought in 2004 - two are from previous years, but they are both outstanding in their own right. In no particulare order...

1. Mo's Barbecue - Bowes and Morley
2. One Day Remains - AlterBridge
3. Richard Marx - My Own Best Enemy
4. Keith Urban - Be Here
5. Duran Duran - Astronaut
6. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
7. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - The Place You're In (Outstanding CD!)
8. Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
9. Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Unclassified (released 2003 - Old School Funk is back!!!!)
10. Tyketto - Shine (released 1995) Definitely my favorite purchase of the year. It was either before it's time or past it's time, but it certainly has withstood the test of time in my mind. Doesn't get any better than this.

18/02/05: sebastian - t_sebas@hotmail.com
theoutfield is theband faborite 80s is beatifull rock namber one theoutfield yeayeayea 100% rock

18/02/05: Tim Robertson - Tim.Robertson@Homebase.co.uk
My Top 10 of 2004:-

1. PRIDE OF LIONS "The Destiny Stone"
2. FROM THE INSIDE S/T
3. FINAL FRONTIER "The Second Wave"
4. NIGHTWISH "Once"
5. OUTLAND "Long Way Home"
6. PETE LESPERANCE "Down In it"
7. GRAND ILLUSION "Ordinary..."
8. SPIN GALLERY "Standing Tall"
9. SHADOWMAN "Land of the Living"
10.JEFF SCOTT SOTO "Lost in the Translation"

Honourable Mentions:
TNT/Dare/WigWam/Stan Bush/AdrianGale/The Ladder

15/02/05: Jake to the bone - p.krebbers@chello.nl
The Bets of 2004 :
1. Seventh key - The raging fire
2. Spin gallery - Standing tall
3. Pride of lions - The destiny stone
4. From the inside - From the inside
5. Tak matsumoto group - TMG I
6. Heartplay - Where the deadends meets
7. TNT - My religion
8. Crossfade - White on blue
9. Jaded heart - Trust
10.Soul SirkUS - World play

14/02/05: Andrei Mocanu - mocanu66@yahoo.com
1.From The Inside - From The Inside
2.Scorpions - Unbreakable
3.Stan Bush - Shine
4.Tesla - Into The Now
5.Hugo - Fire In The Night
6.Nightingale - Invisible
7.Over The Edge - Over The Edge
8.Richie Kotzen - Get Up!
9.Adriangale - Crunch
10.Jeff Scot Sotto - Lost In The Translation

12/02/05: Nick Samaniego - ncsamaniego@blueyonder.co.uk
I wasn't overly impressed with music in 2004, and I'm struggling to find 10. My favourite releases of 2004 (a little different) are:
1-TNT – My religion
2-Derek Sherinian - Mythology
3-Neal Morse - One
4-Asia - Silent Nation
5-Tak Matsumoto Group - TMG1
6-Soul Sirkus - World Play
7-G3 - Rockin' in the Free World
8-Million - Kingsize

Can't think of any more.

12/02/05: koogles - endangeredcds@hotmail.com
1. Beneath the Shining Water (Dare)
2. The Second Wave (Final Frontier)
3. Silent Nation (Asia)
4. Fire in the Night (Hugo)
5. Under My Skin (Avril Lavigne)
6. Once (Nightwish)
7. The Destiny Stone (Pride of Lions)
8. My Religion (TNT)
9. The Raging Fire (Seventh Key)
10. Renovation (Mike Reno)
11. Get a Life (Stage Dolls)
12. Trust (Jaded Heart)
13. Over the Edge (Over the Edge)
14. Return to Evermore (Ten)
15. Any Time Now (The Outfield)
16. Network (Saga)
17. First Class (House of Shakira)
18. From the Inside (From the Inside)
19. Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance (Rick Springfield)
20. Best of Both Worlds (Van Halen)

11/02/05: marcello valentino - rafa_gallego@hotemail.com
I living in Brazil; São Paulo: my favorites cds are Jeff Scott soto (Lost in translation) Soul Sirkus (world play) and Pride of Lions ( The Destiny Stone)

10/02/05: Nick - nfunnything@aol.com
My list of top ten albums of 2004.
1.Butch Walker-letters
2.TNT-My Religion
3.The Wildhearts-Coupled With
4.Pink Cream 69-Thunderdome
5.Adrian Gale-Crunch
6.Casanova-All Beauty Must Die
7.Velvet Revolver-Contraband
8.Megadeth-The system Has Failed
9.Scorpians-Unbreakable
10.Julliet-Psycho Boyfriend

10/02/05: Paul Williams - tina.williams4@btopenworld.com
Here's my 2004 Top 10 albums...

1. Tesla - Into The Now
2. Adriangale - Crunch
3. Jeff Scott Soto - Lost In The Translation
4. Ten - Return To Evermore
5. Jaded Heart - Trust
6. From The Inside - S/T
7. Primal Fear - Devil's Ground
8. TNT - My Religion
9. Scorpions - Unbreakable
10= Stan Bush - Shine
10= Dare - Beneath The Shining Water

09/02/05: Klaus Jakobsen - klaus@fergiefrederiksen.com
Well, I don't know what to say... I think 2004 was a really bad year for melodic rock. I truly only find one real good album. But then again it probably counts for ten!

So, my toplist would only be this:

1 TNT - My religion
2 Van Halen - The best of both worlds
3 Stage Dolls - Get a life
4 Over the edge - Over the edge
5 Jorn - Out to every nation

Sorry, but I really can't find much more than this... Let's hope 2005 will be much better!

09/02/05: Craig Bishop - bisho72@optusnet.com.au
My top 5 for the year:

1. TAK MATSUMOTO GROUP - TMG1
2. TESLA - Into The Now
3. MARILLION - Marbles
4. SEVENTH KEY - The Raging Fire
5. MAGNUM - Brand New Morning

09/02/05: Mike Meyer - malmeyer@hotmail.com
Here's my top 10 of 2004

1. Pink Cream 69 - Thunderdome (favorite by far)
2. Ten - Return to Evermore
3. Tak Matsumoto Group - TMG1
4. TNT - My Religion
5. Jaded Heart - Trust
6. Soul SirkUS - World Play
7. Jeff Scott Soto - Lost in the Translation
8. Adriangale - Crunch
9. Seventh Key - Raging Fire
10. House of Shakira - First Class

Andrew, thanks for introducing me to all these artists.

09/02/05: Alle - sarge@email.it
Hi!
My Best of 2004
1. Spin Gallery - Standing Tall
2. Pete Lesperance - Down In It
3. Tak Matsumoto Group - TMG I
4. Heartland - Where The Deadends Meet
5. SR71 - Here We Go Again
6. Grand Illusion - Ordinary Just Won't Do
7. Jorn - Out To Every Nation
8. Plunge - Hometown Hero
9. Jeff Scott Soto - Lost In The Translation
10. Seventh Key - The Raging Fire

09/02/05: Figge - anderssonfigge@hotmail.com
The best albums (in no order except #1):

TNT - MY RELIGION
TMG - Tak Matsumoto Group 1
Jorn - Out To Every Nation
Magnum - Brand New Morning
Jeff Scott Soto - Lost In The Translation
Stan Bush - Shine
Masterplan - Back For My Life (EP)

The best songs:

TNT - SHE NEEDS ME
SR-71 - In Your Eyes
TMG - The Greatest Show On earth
Jorn - Out To Every Nation
TMG - Kings For A Day
Magnum - The Last Goodbye
Jorn - Vision Eyes
TNT - Lonely Nights
Impellitteri - Stay Tonight
Jeff Scott Soto - High Time
Jimmy Eat World - Work
Magnum - We All Run
Heaven & Earth - Screaming For Redemption
Masterplan - Back For My Life

"Figge" Andersson

08/02/05: robbit - info@dreamtidefan.net
01 :: Cryptic Vision - Moments Of Clarity
02 :: From The Inside - From The Inside
03 :: Street Talk - Destination
04 :: Dare - Beneath The Shining Water
05 :: Final Frontier - High Tension Wire

06 :: Grand Illusion - Ordinary Just Won't Do
07 :: Aquila - Man With A Mission
08 :: Crossfade - White On Blue
09 :: Millenium - The Best Of... And More
10 :: Last Autumn's Dream - II


11 :: Pete Sandberg - Reflections
12 :: The Ladder - Future Miracles
13 :: Scorpions - Unbreakable
14 :: Hugo - Fire In The Night
15 :: Clark- Two Of A Kind

08/02/05: Arney - daveandmel@kooee.com.au
Out of the new releases I bought for 2004 here are the top 10 I am enjoying the most.I'm still catching up on releases from previous years & also some artists back catalogues now I've discovered the beauty of e-bay.There-fore alot of the albums & artists mentioned in the 2004 awards I have yet to hear.Without any further ado here are my personal favorites in order of preference!
1. TNT- My Religion
2. Tesla-Into the now
3. Eric Martin-Destroy all monsters
4. Jeff Scott soto-Lost in the translation
5. Adrian Gale - Crunch
6. Europe - Start from the dark
7. Heart - Jupiters darling
8. Kick Axe - IV
9. Warrior - The Wars of Gods & Men.
10.Mike Tramp - Rn'R Live (I think this was 2004, maybe 2003).
Also my 2 favorite live shows were Jeff Scott Soto in Melbourne & also saw a fantastic show of Mike Tramps in Canberra. See ya.

08/02/05: THODOROS - tedterzo@hotmail.gr
BEST 2004
1. Unbreakable - SCORPIONS
2. Silent nation - ASIA
3. Brand new morning - MAGNUM
4. Return to evermore - TEN
5. Soulrain 21 - WASTEFALL (Great band from Greece)
6. The destiny stone - PRIDE OF LIONS

08/02/05: Richie Gower - rich@rgower.freeserve.co.uk
1. TNT ~ My Religion
2. STAGE DOLLS ~ Get A Life
3. TAK MATSUMOTO GROUP ~ TMG 1
4. JEFF SCOTT SOTO ~ Lost In The Translation
5. GRAND ILLUSION ~ Ordinary Just Wont Do
6. SHADOWLAND ~ Land Of The Living
7. WIG WAM ~ 667...The Neighbour Of The Beast
8. STAN BUSH ~ Shine
9. PETE LESPERANCE ~ Down In It
10. FROM THE INSIDE ~ S/T

08/02/05: Dean Clea Brkic - deanclea@yahoo.com
My TOP CD's of 2004. are:
1.TMG - TMG 1
2.TNT - My Religion
3.Jaded Heart - Trust
4.Impellitteri - Pedal To The Metal
5.Pride Of Lions - The Destiny Stone
6.Europe - Start From The Dark
7.Megadeth - The System Has Failed
8.Scorpions - Unbreakable
9.Jorn - Out To Every Nation
10.Tesla - Into The Now

07/02/05: Jonas Svensson - jonas151@hotmail.com
My best of 2004 list.
1.Iron Maiden – The history of Iron Maiden :The early days DVD
2.Pete Lesperance – Down in it
3.TNT – My religion
4.Primal Fear – Devil´s ground
5.Soul SirkUS
5.Jaded Heart – Trust
6.AdrianGale – Crunch
7.Stage Dolls – Get a life
8.Casanova – All beauty must die
9.Jeff Scott Soto – Lost in the translation
10.Europe - Start from the dark

07/02/05: aorjocke - j_liffner@hotmail.com
Hi!
It was a good year for melodicrock lovers, many good releases.
This is my top five list for 2004...
1.Outland - Long Way Home (Just incrediable good pure aor album)
2.Pride of lions - The Destiny Stone
3.James Christian - Meet The Man
4.Final Frontier - The Second Wave
5.The Ladder - Future Miracles

07/02/05: Dave Crompton - dpc1@bolton.ac.uk
My Top 5 of 2004

1. Subsurface ....... Threshold
2. My Religion ...... TNT
3. TMG 1 ............ Tak Matsumoto Group
4. Return To Evermore ... Ten
( strange that they all begin with 'T' )
5. Moments of Clarity ... Cryptic Vision

Here's to an even greater 2005

07/02/05: Mika - erkkonen8@hotmail.com
THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2004

1. WIG WAM - 667...THE NEIGHBOUR OF THE BEAST
2. STAGE DOLLS - GET A LIFE
3. SR-71 - HERE WE GO AGAIN
4. LORDI - THE MONSTERICAN DREAM
5. AXXIS - TIME MACHINE
6. JAMES CHRISTIAN - MEET THE MAN
7. NIGHTWISH - ONCE
8. HUMAN TEMPLE - INSOMNIA
9. OUTLAND - LONG WAY HOME
10. STAN BUSH - SHINE
11. PRIDE OF LIONS - THE DESTINY STONE
12. CANS - BEYOND THE GATES
13. PINK CREAM 69 - THUNDERDOME
14. SEVENTH KEY - THE RAGING FIRE
15. TAK MATSUMOTO GROUP - TMG1

07/02/05: Liong Djien Ko - ldko@netvigator.com
Herewith my list of top albums for 2004.

1 Saga - Network
2 Pride Of Lions - The Destiny Stone
3 Magnum - Brand New Morning
4 Stan Bush - Shine
5 Rick Springfield - Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance
6 Seventh Key - Raging Fire
7 James Christian - Meet The Man
8 Asia - Silent Nation
9 Over the Edge - Over the Edge
10 Threshold - Subsurface


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