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Loudwire - year/decade lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Top 11 Metal Albums of the 1970s (2011)
http://loudwire.com/top-11-metal-albums-of-the-1970s/
11 | Scorpions | Lovedrive | 1979
10 | Judas Priest | Sad Wings of Destiny | 1976
9 | Alice Cooper | School's Out | 1972
8 | Rainbow | Long Live Rock 'n' Roll | 1978
7 | Motörhead | Overkill | 1979
6 | AC/DC | Highway to Hell | 1979
5 | Kiss | Kiss | 1974
4 | Deep Purple | Machine Head | 1972
3 | Black Sabbath | Paranoid | 1970
2 | Judas Priest | Hell Bent for Leather | 1979
1 | Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath | 1970

Top 11 Metal Albums of the 1980s (2011)
http://loudwire.com/top-11-metal-albums-of-the-1980s/
11 | Dio | Holy Diver | 1983
10 | Def Leppard | Hysteria | 1987
9 | Mötley Crüe | Shout at the Devil | 1983
8 | Megadeth | Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? | 1986
7 | Judas Priest | British Steel | 1980
6 | Iron Maiden | The Number of the Beast | 1982
5 | Ozzy Osbourne | Blizzard of Ozz | 1981
4 | Slayer | Reign in Blood | 1986
3 | Guns N' Roses | Appetite for Destruction | 1987
2 | AC/DC | Back in Black | 1980
1 | Metallica | Master of Puppets | 1986

10 Best Metal Albums of 1983 (2013)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1983/
10 | Satan | Court in the Act
9 | Quiet Riot | Metal Health
8 | Mötley Crüe | Shout at the Devil
7 | Slayer | Show No Mercy
6 | Mercyful Fate | Melissa
5 | Def Leppard | Pyromania
4 | Ozzy Osbourne | Bark at the Moon
3 | Iron Maiden | Piece of Mind
2 | Dio | Holy Diver
1 | Metallica | Kill 'Em All

10 Best Metal Albums of 1984 (2014)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1984/
10 | Queensrÿche | The Warning
9 | Bathory | Bathory
8 | W.A.S.P. | W.A.S.P.
7 | Dio | The Last in Line
6 | Yngqwie J. Malmsteen | Rising Force
5 | Ratt | Out of the Cellar
4 | Mercyful Fate | Don't Break the Oath
3 | Judas Priest | Defenders of the Faith
2 | Metallica | Ride the Lightning
1 | Iron Maiden | Powerslave

OK, there are a ton and Google exists, so here are the other years and the genres covered:
1985 (metal)
1986 (metal)
1987 (metal and I think hard rock)
1992 (metal/hard rock)
1993 (metal)
1994 (metal/hard rock)
1995 (metal/hard rock)
1996 (metal/hard rock)
1997 (metal/hard rock)
2004 (metal/hard rock)
2005 (metal/hard rock)
2006 (metal/hard rock)
2007 (metal/hard rock)
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Re: Loudwire - year/decade lists

Postby Pierre » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:23 pm

There you have them! Three notes:

1. I didn't find two lists for 1992 (only one), but I did find some for 2002 and 2003
2. The definition of hard rock is rather loose, as the category is mostly a catch-all for stuff that goes from hard rock to hair metal to punk to post-hardcore to nu metal to industrial and back again. For a couple years in the 2000s, it's even just "best rock albums", but definitely on the harder edge of it.
3. It seems like an annual feature, so we can expect the 1988, 1998 and 2008 to drop next year.
4. I'm always entertained by how cliché'd metal band names can sound, especially the death metal ones :D

10 Best Metal Albums of 1985 (2015)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-metal-albums-of-1985/

1 | Exodus | Bonded by Blood
2 | Celtic Frost | To Mega Therion
3 | Slayer | Hell Awaits
4 | Iron Maiden | Live After Death
5 | Helloween | Walls of Jericho
6 | Possessed | Seven Churches
7 | Anthrax | Spreading the Disease
8 | Ratt | Invasion of Your Privacy
9 | Fates Warning | The Spectre Within
10 | W.A.S.P. | The Last Command

10 Best Metal Albums of 1986 (2016)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1986/

1 | Metallica | Master of Puppets
2 | Slayer | Reign in Blood
3 | Megadeth | Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
4 | Kreator | Pleasure to Kill
5 | Iron Maiden | Somewhere in Time
6 | Candlemass | Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
7 | Queensrÿche | Rage for Order
8 | Ozzy Osbourne | The Ultimate Sin
9 | Fates Warning | Awaken the Guardian
10 | Flotsam and Jetsam | Doomsday for the Deceiver

10 Best Metal Albums of 1987 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

1 | King Diamond | Abigail
2 | Testament | The Legacy
3 | Anthrax | Among the Living
4 | Bathory | Under the Sign of the Black Mark
5 | Death | Scream Bloody Gore
6 | Helloween | Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1
7 | Celtic Frost | Into the Pandemonium
8 | Napalm Death | Scum
9 | Overkill | Taking Over
10 | Candlemass | Nightfall

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1987 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1987/

1 | Guns N Roses | Appetite for Destruction
2 | Def Leppard | Hysteria
3 | Whitesnake | Whitesnake/1987
4 | Aerosmith | Permanent Vacation
5 | Jethro Tull | Crest of a Knave
6 | Mötley Crüe | Girls, Girls, Girls
7 | The Cult | Electric
8 | White Lion | Pride
9 | Faith No More | Introduce Yourself
10 | Great White | Once Bitten

Top 10 Albums of 1992 (2012)
http://loudwire.com/top-albums-of-1992/

1 | Pantera | Vulgar Display of Power
2 | Alice in Chains | Dirt
3 | Megadeth | Countdown to Extinction
4 | Stone Temple Pilots | Core
5 | Rage Against the Machine | Rage Against the Machine
6 | Dream Theater | Images and Words
7 | White Zombie | La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Volume One
8 | Ministry | Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
9 | Helmet | Meantime
10 | Faith No More | Angel Dust

10 Best Metal Albums of 1993 (2013)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1993/

1 | Type O Negative | Bloody Kisses
2 | Morbid Angel | Covenant
3 | Sleep | Sleep's Holy Mountain
4 | Cynic | Focus
5 | Tool | Undertow
6 | Rotting Christ | The Mighty Contract
7 | Suffocation | Breeding the Spawn
8 | Eyehategod | Take as Needed for Pain
9 | Carcass | Heartwork
10 | Sepultura | Chaos A.D.

10 Best Metal Albums of 1994 (2014)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1994/

1 | Pantera | Far Beyond Driven
2 | Cannibal Corpse | The Bleeding
3 | Mayhem | De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
4 | Megadeth | Youthanasia
5 | Emperor | In the Nightside Eclipse
6 | Korn | Korn
7 | Helloween | Master of the Rings
8 | Darkthrone | Transylvanian Hunger
9 | Acid Bath | When the Kite String Pops
10 | Dream Theater | Awake

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1994 (2014)
http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1994/

1 | Green Day | Dookie
2 | Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral
3 | Soundgarden | Superunknown
4 | The Offspring | Smash
5 | Alice In Chains | Jar of Flies
6 | Stone Temple Pilots | Purple
7 | Hole | Live Through This
8 | Bush | Sixteen Stone
9 | Bad Religion | Stranger Than Fiction
10 | Pearl Jam | Vitalogy

10 Best Metal Albums of 1995 (2015)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1995/

1 | At the Gates | Slaughter of the Soul
2 | Death | Symbolic
3 | Dissection | Storm of the Light's Bane
4 | Suffocation | Pierced from Within
5 | My Dying Bride | The Angel and the Dark River
6 | White Zombie | Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head
7 | Immortal | Battles in the North
8 | Down | NOLA
9 | Gamma Ray | Land of the Free
10 | Fear Factory | Demanufacture

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1995 (2015)
http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1995/

1 | The Smashing Pumpkins | Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
2 | Alice in Chains | Alice in Chains
3 | Foo Fighters | Foo Fighters
4 | Rancid | ...And Out Come the Wolves
5 | Green Day | Insomniac
6 | AC/DC | Ballbreaker
7 | Mad Season | Above
8 | Primus | Tales from the Punchbowl
9 | Fugazi | Red Medicine
10 | Filter | Short Bus

10 Best Metal Albums of 1996 (2016)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1996/

1 | Tool | Ænima
2 | Pantera | The Great Southern Trendkill
3 | Type O Negative | October Rust
4 | Cryptopsy | None So Vile
5 | Neurosis | Through Silver in Blood
6 | Opeth | Morningrise
7 | Sepultura | Roots
8 | Korn | Life Is Peachy
9 | Ministry | Filth Pig
10 | Helloween | The Time of the Oath

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1996 (2016)
http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1996/

1 | Rage Against the Machine | Evil Empire
2 | Sublime | Sublime
3 | Marilyn Manson | Antichrist Superstar
4 | Stone Temple Pilots | Tiny Music... from the Vatican Gift Shop
5 | Soundgarden | Down on the Upside
6 | Failure | Fantastic Planet
7 | Bush | Razorblade Suitcase
8 | Gravity Kills | Gravity Kills
9 | Stabbing Westward | Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel
10 | Pearl Jam | No Code

10 Best Metal Albums of 1997 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1997/

1 | Emperor | Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
2 | Rammstein | Sehnsucht
3 | Symphony X | The Divine Wings of Tragedy
4 | Dimmu Borgir | Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
5 | Bruce Dickinson | Accident of Birth
6 | Vader | Black to the Blind
7 | In Flames | Whoracle
8 | HIM | Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
9 | Children of Bodom | Something Wild
10 | Electric Wizard | Come My Fanatics...

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 1997 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

1 | Foo Fighters | The Colour and the Shape
2 | Green Day | Nimrod
3 | Deftones | Around the Fur
4 | Creed | My Own Prison
5 | Blink-182 | Dude Ranch
6 | Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band | Trouble Is...
7 | Days of the New | Days of the New
8 | The Offspring | Ixnay on the Hombre
9 | Silverchair | Freak Show
10 | Econoline Crush | The Devil You Know

Top 10 Albums of 2002 (2012)
http://loudwire.com/top-albums-of-2002/

1 | Queens of the Stone Age | Songs for the Deaf
2 | Mastodon | Remission
3 | Opeth | Deliverance
4 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | By the Way
5 | Isis | Oceanic
6 | Killswitch Engage | Alive or Just Breathing
7 | Chevelle | Wonder Whats Next
8 | Shadows Fall | The Art of Balance
9 | Hatebreed | Perseverance
10 | Audioslave | Audioslave

10 Best Metal Albums of 2003 (2013)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-of-2003/

1 | Children of Bodom | Hate Crew Deathroll
2 | Opeth | Damnation
3 | Katatonia | Viva Emptiness
4 | Iron Maiden | Dance of Death
5 | Lamb of God | As the Palaces Burn
6 | Avenged Sevenfold | Waking the Fallen
7 | Enslaved | Below the Lights
8 | Sonata Arctica | Winterheart's Guild
9 | Septic Flesh | Sumerian Demons
10 | Overkill | Killbox 13

10 Best Metal Albums of 2004 (2014)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2004/

1 | Mastodon | Leviathan
2 | Slipknot | Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
3 | Killswitch Engage | The End of Heartache
4 | Lamb of God | Ashes of the Wake
5 | Necrophagist | Epitaph
6 | Shadows Fall | The War Within
7 | Behemoth | Demigod
8 | Pig Destroyer | Terrifyer
9 | Exodus | Tempo of the Damned
10 | Megadeth | The System Has Failed

10 Best Metal Albums of 2005 (2015)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-metal-albums-of-2005/

1 | Opeth | Ghost Reveries
2 | Gojira | From Mars to Sirius
3 | System of a Down | Mesmerize/Hypnotize
4 | Between the Buried and Me | Alaska
5 | High on Fire | Blessed Black Wings
6 | Trivium | Ascendancy
7 | Kreator | Enemy of God
8 | Avenged Sevenfold | City of Evil
9 | Arch Enemy | Doomsday Machine
10 | Strapping Young Lad | Alien

10 Best Rock Albums of 2005 (2015)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-rock-albums-of-2005/

1 | Disturbed | Ten Thousand Fists
2 | Wolfmother | Wolfmother
3 | Nine Inch Nails | With Teeth
4 | Queens of the Stone Age | Lullabies to Paralyze
5 | The White Stripes | Get Behind Me Satan
6 | Thirty Seconds to Mars | A Beautiful Lie
7 | The Mars Volta | Frances the Mute
8 | Seether | Karma and Effect
9 | Mudvayne | Lost and Found
10 | Foo Fighters | In Your Honor

10 Best Metal Albums of 2006 (2016)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-metal-albums-2006/

1 | Mastodon | Blood Mountain
2 | Agalloch | Ashes Against the Grain
3 | Celtic Frost | Monotheist
4 | Iron Maiden | A Matter of Life and Death
5 | Tool | 10,000 Days
6 | Amon Amarth | With Oden on Our Side
7 | Lamb of God | Sacrament
8 | Cannibal Corpse | Kill
9 | DragonForce | Inhuman Rampage
10 | Enslaved | Ruun

10 Best Rock Albums of 2006 (2016)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-rock-albums-2006/

1 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Stadium Arcadium
2 | My Chemical Romance | The Black Parade
3 | Papa Roach | The Paramour Sessions
4 | Godsmack | IV
5 | Sparta | Threes
6 | Three Days Grace | One-X
7 | AFI | Decemberunderground
8 | Breaking Benjamin | Phobia
9 | Rise Against | The Sufferer & the Witness
10 | Stone Sour | Come What(ever) May

10 Best Metal Albums of 2007 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2007/

1 | Between the Buried and Me | Colors
2 | Municipal Waste | The Art of Partying
3 | The Dillinger Escape Plan | Ire Works
4 | Shining | V: Halmstad
5 | Machine Head | The Blackening
6 | Watain | Sworn to the Dark
7 | Sigh | Hangman's Hymn
8 | Reverend Bizarre | III: So Long Suckers
9 | Deathspell Omega | Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aetuernum
10 | Melechesh | Emissaries

10 Best Hard Rock Albums of 2007 (2017)
http://loudwire.com/10-best-hard-rock-albums-of-2007/

1 | Linkin Park | Minutes to Midnight
2 | Against Me! | New Wave
3 | Sixx: A.M. | The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack
4 | Avenged Sevenfold | Avenged Sevenfold
5 | Seether | Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
6 | Nine Inch Nails | Year Zero
7 | Thrice | The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II: Fire & Water
8 | Clutch | From Beale Street to Oblivion
9 | Serj Tankian | Elect the Dead
10 | Alter Bridge | Blackbird

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Re: Loudwire - year/decade lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks Pierre! Guess I was confused about ‘92.
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Re: Loudwire - year/decade lists

Postby Pierre » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:50 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Thanks Pierre! Guess I was confused about ‘92.


You're welcome! I also posted all these here for me, for if Henrik validates all these lists while I'm still working on the spreadsheet I would also add them, and this way it would be more manageable for me :) Otherwise, it will benefit the person who will work on these.

I guess it's confusing, especially since the metal/hard rock barrier is weirdly placed in those tops.


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