The Best Of Late 80's / Early 90's Heavy Rock

A Listmania! list by Mr Ross M Coupland
 
Atomic Playboys
1.  Atomic Playboys by Steve Stevens
The list author says:
  "Superb production, Catchy songs, Great mixture of styles, awesome guitar playing by one of rock's finest, Steve Stevens"
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Lock up the Wolves
2.  Lock up the Wolves by Dio
The list author says:
  "A really 'dark' sounding driving heavy rock album from metal legend Mr. Dio. Rowan Robertson is probably the finest guitarist to have worked with Dio. Too bad this line up didn't stick around."
6.57   Used & New from: 1.70
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The Ritual
3.  The Ritual by Testament
The list author says:
  "Powerful Riffs from Alex Skolnick fire out of the speakers at you with great production from the Lock up The Wolves production team! A metal Jem"
7.83   Used & New from: 2.50
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Extreme II - Pornograffitti
4.  Extreme II - Pornograffitti by Extreme
The list author says:
  "A fantastic funky metal masterpiece from the masters of....funky metal. Some fantastic songwriting and guitar playing here. Check it out!"
5.99   Used & New from: 0.24
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Lean Into It
5.  Lean Into It by Mr. Big
The list author says:
  "Why they never made it BIG time is unknown to me, with songs like this and stellar musicianship Mr. Big were one of the best things to come out of the 90's rock scene. Great Fun"
7.05   Used & New from: 0.82
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Funk-O-Metal Carpet
6.  Funk-O-Metal Carpet by Electric Boys
The list author says:
  "A bit of a rareity, but fantastic if you can find it, real funky, real rocky, a re-freshing departure from the norm."
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No Respect
7.  No Respect by Davy Vain
The list author says:
  "Nothing like a bit 'o' glam, intense from the start, very powerful, some good headbangers!"
45.95   Used & New from: 7.99
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Metallica
8.  Metallica by Metallica
The list author says:
  "it's gotta be mentioned, it is a great album, a little heavier than most in this list though."
5.00   Used & New from: 2.67
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Second Coming
9.  Second Coming by Shotgun Messiah
The list author says:
  "a fantastic hard rock band, Harry Cody Rocks, great sounding album"
46.95   Used & New from: 43.95
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Slip Of The Tongue
10.  Slip Of The Tongue by Whitesnake
The list author says:
  "A very 'american' album from Dave Coverdale, one of Vai's finest moments, very commercial, very ROCK!"
12.20   Used & New from: 1.48
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Let It Scream
11.  Let It Scream by The Scream
The list author says:
  "Another rare one, but great none-the-less, check it out if you can get hold of it, scary guitar work from Bruce Bouilet.. or however you spell it."
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Youthanasia
12.  Youthanasia by Megadeth
The list author says:
  "released a little later than most here, but a nice collection of bone crushing riffs and monster production, will blow your speakers given half a chance!"
10.56   Used & New from: 1.55
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

No More Tears
13.  No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
The list author says:
  "One of his best, good songs and good guitarist!! watch the volume, the production is pretty bass heavy."
6.67   Used & New from: 1.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Fever Dream
14.  Fever Dream by Richie Kotzen
The list author says:
  "A solo release from possibly the finest guitarist out there, combining stunning guitar work with catchy songs and nice rounded production, Kotzen IS amazing"
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Freak Show
15.  Freak Show by Bulletboys
The list author says:
  "hard rockers Bullet Boys will test your eardrums to the MAX with this barrage of heavy rocking mayhem!"
11.13   Used & New from: 0.45

Slave To The Grind
16.  Slave To The Grind by Skid Row
The list author says:
  "Aggressive stuff this great after a hard day at work or if you need waking up in the morning! SLAVE TO THE GRIND!!"
7.67   Used & New from: 2.09
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Blackout In The Red Room
17.  Blackout In The Red Room by Love/Hate
The list author says:
  "Screeching vocals and power chords, what this genre is all about right? Some catchy numbers on this one."
15.53   Used & New from: 11.30
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Fire and Ice
18.  Fire and Ice by Yngwie Malmsteen
The list author says:
  "Well, I had to put SOMETHING Swedish in here. Also check out his 'Eclipse' album, both are excellent if you like neo-classical shred-fests and hard rock!"
6.63   Used & New from: 2.99
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Images And Words
19.  Images And Words by Dream Theater
The list author says:
  "Ok, we're getting a bit 'prog' now, but certainly one of their finest albums. Some truly wonderful musicianship on display from Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and the rest."
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Dehumanizer
20.  Dehumanizer by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "This album along with the 'Headless Cross' and 'Eternal Idol' albums are some of Sabbath's beefiest albums. A lot more commercial than the early stuff and very metal."
6.91   Used & New from: 2.69
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The Extremist
21.  The Extremist by Joe Satriani
The list author says:
  "Probably his most commercial/hard rock orientated album, some really nice songs on this one from a true melodic genious. Nice rhythm section by the Bissonette boys aswell"
5.02   Used & New from: 0.55
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A Little Ain't Enough
22.  A Little Ain't Enough by David Lee Roth
The list author says:
  "Dave Lee Roth's darkest album in my opinion, and my favourite. Bob Rock's production has often produced unsung jems like this. Fantastic Album this. Probably Jason Becker's finest moment aswell."
12.99   Used & New from: 2.62
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Slam
23.  Slam by Dan Reed Network
The list author says:
  "A tad more gentle than most on here, but rockin' all the same, what a voice Dan Reed has. A superb job on the production side by Nile Rogers, a legend in his own rite."
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Sonic Temple
24.  Sonic Temple by The Cult
The list author says:
  "One of The Cult's finest. Some cracking tunes and a BIG sound make this an album to keep in the car for weeks!"
8.25   Used & New from: 3.69
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Exposed
25.  Exposed by Vince Neil
The list author says:
  "Last but not least, a Hard Rock masterpiece, from legends Vince Neil and Steve Stevens. Probably the best collection of well written Rock Songs this side of hell. WHAT AN ALBUM!! Buy it, love it!"
14.85   Used & New from: 2.48
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Last updated: 25/09/2005
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