Great rock albums that you might not have heard of

A Listmania! list by The Rock Doctor (London)
 
Tour De Force
1.  Tour De Force by .38 Special
The list author says:
  "Melodic southern rock at its very best. Not a bad tune in sight. The best album for consistently high-quality listenable songs."
5.74   Used & New from: 1.90
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Blackout
2.  Blackout by Scorpions
The list author says:
  "Track for track, the best Scorpions album. Nothing but a great chunk of hard rock."
Used & New from: 35.07
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Vital Signs
3.  Vital Signs by Survivor
The list author says:
  "Shame they're only known for 'eye of the tiger', as they did so much great stuff. This is the best."
15.95   Used & New from: 4.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Asia
4.  Asia by Asia
The list author says:
  "Their first album, and their best. A new sound (at the time) with great vocals and better songs."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.86
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Levelling the Land
5.  Levelling the Land by Levellers
The list author says:
  "Although not strictly rock, this should appeal to rock fans as it has a hard edge and is well produced."
Used & New from: 3.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Holy Water
6.  Holy Water by Bad Company
The list author says:
  "I could have picked 'Dangerous Age' or 'Here Comes Trouble', but this is Bad Company at the height of their 2nd coming."
29.04   Used & New from: 6.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

From Beer to Eternity
7.  From Beer to Eternity by The Macc Lads
The list author says:
  "A close-run thing between this and 'The Beer Necessities', but this just squeaks it. Not for the easily-offended!"
28.95   Used & New from: 6.84
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

You Boyz Make Big Noize
8.  You Boyz Make Big Noize by Slade
The list author says:
  "And you thought Slade were at their best in the 70s? Not after you listen to this (or Rogues Gallery)."
11.98   Used & New from: 3.97
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Hammered
9.  Hammered by Wicked Tinkers
The list author says:
  "The Wicked Tinkers aren't rock music in the conventional sense, but if you like toe-tapping tunes, this'll do it! If you like it, check out their other albums, which are just as good."
18.06   Used & New from: 9.29

Prisoners in Paradise
10.  Prisoners in Paradise by Europe
The list author says:
  "A band who should have capitalised on the success of 'The Final Countdown' (but didn't). This album's full of catchy songs but doesn't lose its hard edge."
6.90   Used & New from: 2.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Shadow of the Moon
11.  Shadow of the Moon by Blackmore's Night
The list author says:
  "The first and the best. The tunes are haunting. Richie's found a new talent!"
9.99   Used & New from: 3.84
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Slam
12.  Slam by Dan Reed Network
The list author says:
  "Saw them support Bon Jovi, and they were great. This is by far their best album."
14.73   Used & New from: 3.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Heart
13.  Heart by Heart
The list author says:
  "This album marked the start of Heart's time in the mainstream. It may not please purists, but it's catchy!"
7.40   Used & New from: 1.11
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Indiscreet
14.  Indiscreet by F.M. (UK)
The list author says:
  "Classic 80s album with somewhat cliched lyrics, but well produced and VERY catchy!"
Used & New from: 6.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Wings of Heaven
15.  Wings of Heaven by Magnum
The list author says:
  "I'm not a fan of early (or late for that matter) Magnum, but this is fantastic. Their high point."
6.46   Used & New from: 1.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Orion the Hunter
16.  Orion the Hunter by Orion the Hunter
The list author says:
  "A band formed by Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan (ex-Boston). Catchy melodic rock songs with great vocals."
8.49
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Recovery
17.  Recovery by Runrig
The list author says:
  "Great celtic rock."
10.90   Used & New from: 4.67
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Simple Plan
18.  Simple Plan by Simple Plan
The list author says:
  "One of the best of the new wave of rock. Replaced 'No pads...' with this top-notch release"
9.59   Used & New from: 0.20
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Last Of The Runaways
19.  Last Of The Runaways by Giant
The list author says:
  "What a killer! If you like good guitarists, this will be your thing, exemplified by the Van Halen-esque opening."
7.42   Used & New from: 4.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

No Sweat
20.  No Sweat by No Sweat
The list author says:
  "Their only release. If Thunder had released this, it would have been their best-seller."
Used & New from: 13.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Now
21.  Now by Paul Rodgers
The list author says:
  "This album rocks with listenable songs, great guitar and a great voice."
Used & New from: 1.44
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Good Trouble
22.  Good Trouble by REO Speedwagon
The list author says:
  "The follow-up to the better known 'Hi-Infidelity'. Every tune a cracker!"
14.95   Used & New from: 9.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Sonic Temple
23.  Sonic Temple by The Cult
The list author says:
  "An unusual move from new wave to rock, but The Cult managed it brilliantly."
8.94   Used & New from: 4.31
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Out of Silence
24.  Out of Silence by Dare
The list author says:
  "A little-known band who should have made it big with this. Their subsequent releases have been patchier, but still worth a listen."
10.54   Used & New from: 6.44
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Spend The Night (Intl Version)
25.  Spend The Night (Intl Version) by Donnas
The list author says:
  "Nothing but basic catchy tongue-in-cheek rock. Great stuff!"
7.35   Used & New from: 0.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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