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December 2007
1) Queen – ‘Rock Montreal And Live Aid’ (Eagle Vision DVD – It’ll take you back to your youth!)
2) Heaven And Hell – ‘Live! Radio City Music Hall 2007’ (SPV – Double album… the full show that Britain didn’t experience!)
3) Coheed And Cambria – ‘No World For Tomorrow’ (Sony/BMG – Yes, it’s as wondrous as the reviews all claim)
4) Magnum – ‘Wings Of Heaven’ (Polydor – Watching the band playing this masterpiece from 1988 sent me all wobbly with emotion)
5) Sparks – ‘Dee Vee Dee – At The London Forum’ (Liberation Entertainment – Mesmerising show from one of the planet’s most underrated acts)
6) Leaf Hound – ‘Unleashed’ (Rare/Repertoire – All hail the return of UK stoner kings!)
7) Carole King – ‘Tapestry’ (Epic – Exquisite record fair bargain, dating back to 1971)
8) Saga – ’10,000 Days’ (Inside Out – Michael Sadler departs the Canadian pomp-rock masters in style)
9) Airtime – ‘Liberty Manifesto’ (Escape Music – Engaging debut from project featuring Rik Emmett of Triumph and Von Groove’s Michael Shotton)
10) Biomechanical – ‘Cannibalised’ (Earache – In a word, ‘wow’!)
11) Dan Baird & Homemade Sin – ‘Fresh Out Of Georgia Live Like A Satellite’ (Secret – Double-disc set from Dudley JBs)
12) Of Arrow Hill – ‘Dulce Domum’ (Ouija Board – Uncategoriseable but classy)
13) Ted Nugent – ‘Love Grenade’ (Spitfire – Unexpectedly strong stuff from increasingly wearisome old man;
is it just me that finds the ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ stuff a bit dodgy?!)
14) Various Artists – ‘A Tribute To Mayhem: Originators Of The Northern Darkness’ (Peaceville – tracks from Emperor, Immortal, Gorgoroth etc)
15) Broken Teeth – ‘Electric’ (Tex-Tone/Cargo – Riff-laden, AC/DC-ish boogie from ex-Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster)
16) Novembre – ‘The Blue’ (Peaceville – Melodic goth-doom par excellence)
17) Popa Chubby – ‘Deliveries After Dark’ (Dixie Frog – Hard rocking, Southern-fried blues)
18) The Autumn Offering – ‘Fear Will Cast No Shadow’ (Victory – Bruising yet tuneful US metalcore)
19) Carly Simon – ‘Boys In The Trees’ (Elektra – Sublime singer/songwriter fare, first issued in 1978)
20) Fates Warning – ‘No Exit’ (Metal Blade – Expanded re-issue of 1988 prog-metal rarity)

November 2007
1) AC/DC – ‘Plug Me In’ (Columbia DVD – Utterly indispensable for any serious fan)
2) Opeth – ‘The Roundhouse Tapes’ (Peaceville – Double-live album that sounds as good, if not better, than the actual gig)
3) Fish – ‘13 Stars’ (Chocolate Frog – His best work in many a long year)
4) FM – ‘Vintage And Rare 1984-2007’ (Naughty Records – A combination of ‘best of’ material and collectors’ items)
5) Richie Kotzen – ‘Return Of The Mother Head’s Family Reunion’ (Frontiers – Worthy sequel to Kotzen’s overlooked cult classic from 1994)
6) Loverboy – ‘Just Getting Started’ (RockStar Music – Esteemed Canucks return after a decade… scarcely a duff song)
7) Francis Dunnery – ‘Fearless’ (Atlantic – Gem from 1994… hadn’t heard it in years… bloody marvellous)
8) Winger – ‘Live’ (Frontiers – Two discs of Kip and company caught onstage)
9) Killers – ‘Murder One’ (Soundhouse – The best thing Paul Di’Anno did after leaving Maiden… now expanded)
10) Waysted – ‘The Harsh Reality’ (Livewire/Cargo – Monsewer Way and cohorts bring the bar to your living room)
11) Toto – ‘Falling In Between Live’ (Eagle – The Paris show from their last tour)
12) Mountain – ‘Masters Of War’ (Big Rack – Bob Dylan songs Mountain-ised… even for a Dylan-hater like myself, it’s surprisingly excellent)
13) Ted Poley – ‘Smile’ (Frontiers – How could you not find yourself doing what the title instructs?)
14) Hermano – ‘…Into The Exam Room’ (Suburban – Mature stoner-rock)
15) Skindred – ‘Roots Rock Riot’ (Atlantic – It’s been too long since we heard from these excellent ragga-rockers)
16) The Weakerthans – ‘Reunion Tour’ (Burning Heart – Oddball, storyteller pop-rock in the vein of Fountains Of Wayne)
17) Angels & Airwaves – ‘I-Empire’ (Geffen – Wow… what effortlessly awesome songs!)
18) Funeral For A Friend – ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’ (Atlantic – Okay, it’s been out for ages; I’ve only just got a copy of this l’il belter!)
19) Powderfinger – ‘Dream Days At The Hotel Existence’ (Universal – Easy listening – Oz-style)
20) Various Artists – ‘In The Name Of The King, Original Soundtrack’ (Nuclear Blast – Tracks from Nightwish, Dream Theater, Pantera… heck, even a semi-decent one by HammerFall)

October 2007
1) Megadeth – ‘Warchest’ (EMI – Six hours of hand-selected, must-hear Mustaine mayhem)
2) Alter Bridge – ‘Blackbird’ (Universal – Strong contender for album of the year)
3) Emerson Lake & Palmer – ‘From The Beginning’ (Castle Music – Six-disc boxed retrospective… well OTT)
4) Down – ‘III: Over The Under’ (Roadrunner – Nothing less than a monumental sludgefeast)
5) Iced Earth – ‘Framing Armageddon, Something Wicked Part 1’ – (SPV – Pure metal genius)
6) Lizzy Borden – ‘Master Of Disguise’ (Metal Blade – Expanded anniversary edition of 1989 gem, with bonus DVD disc)
7) Minus The Bear – ‘Planet Of Ice’ (Undergroove – Spellbinding proggy hardcore, as recommended by Dave Grohl)
8) Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – ‘Lifeline’ (Virgin – Class, pure class…)
9) James Taylor – ‘Mud Slide Jim And The Blue Horizon’ (Warner Bros – Record fair gem from 1971)
10) Amorphis – ‘Silent Waters’ (Nuclear Blast – Experimental death metal from Finland)
11) Sixx:A.M. – ‘The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack’ (Eleven Seven Music – Modern rock par excellence from Mötley’s Nikki Sixx)
12) October File – ‘Holy Armour From The Jaws Of God’ (Candlelight – The next big thing in extreme music?)
13) The Reasoning – ‘Awakening’ (Comet Music – Heavy UK prog, with cameo from Steve Rothery)
14) Odin Dragonfly – ‘Offerings’ (www.odindragonfly.com - Marvellously relaxing Sunday afternoon music)
15) Sea Hags – ‘Sea Hags’ (Rock Candy – Expanded re-issue of their sole album from 1989, what a waste of talent)
16) Big Big Train – ‘The Difference Machine’ (Splendidly mellifluous UK prog, featuring appearances from
Marillion’s Pete Trewavas and Nick D’Virgilio from Spock’s Beard)
17) White Subway – ‘White Subway’ (Helvete & Hate – Fat-free, punk-fuelled hard rock from ex-Radiator man Janne Jarvis)
18) Jackdaw4 – ‘Bipolar Diversions’ (360 Music – As if were needed, further proof of Willie Dowling’s songwriting credentials)
19) Jon Amor – ‘Unknown Soldier’ (Boma – Intoxicating songs, and a guest appearance from ‘Percy’ Plant… on harmonica!)
20) Witchcraft – ‘The Alchemist’ (Rise Above – Druggy, melodic doom-rock)
21) Tokyo Dragons – ‘Hot Nuts’ (Escapi – Return of the raucous, riff-a-minute UK rockers)
22) Pig Irön – ‘The Paths Of Glory… Lead But To The Grave’ (Sounds Of Caligula – Their full-length debut at last)
23) Eden’s Curse – ‘Eden’s Curse’ (AFM – Top-notch debut from melodic hard rockers)
24) The Donnas – ‘Bitchin’’ (Cooking Vinyl – Who needs major labels anyway?)
25) Holly Woods – ‘Live It Up!’ (Cyclone – Archive release from the former Toronto sex-bomb/frontwoman)
26) Primal Fear – ‘New Religion’ (Frontiers – Power metal with a cutting melodic edge)
27) Blood Red Throne – ‘Come Death’ (Earache – Bludgeoning, blackened death metal, featuring ex-Emperor man Tchort)
28) Harlequin – ‘Waking The Jester’ (Mammoth Junction - First release since 1982 for esteemed Maple Leaf mayhem merchants)
29) Heartland – ‘Mind Your Head’ (Escape Music – More of the same from admirably persistent UK hard rockers)
30) BigBang – ‘Too Much Yang’ (Grand Sport – Beautifully eclectic hard rock from one of Norway’s biggest acts)

September 2007
1) Nightwish – ‘Dark Passion Play’ (Nuclear Blast – Sit back and let the songs soak in… it’s a real grower!!)
2) Gillan –‘Mr Universe’/‘Glory Road’ (Edsel – Masterful expanded re-issues from 1979 and 1980)
3) Foghat – ‘Live II’ (Metro City – Sizzling heavy blues… some UK dates please!!)
4) Arch Enemy – ‘Rise Of The Tyrant’ (Arch Enemy – An amazingly consistent run continues)
5) The Flower Kings – ‘The Sum Of No Evil’ (Inside Out – Back to their pure-prog roots… wondrous!)
6) Chris Squire – ‘Fish Out Of Water’ (Stone Ghost/Castle Music – Don’t recall this 1975 solo disc being anywhere near as dazzling)
7) Ride The Sky – ‘New Protection’ (Nuclear Blast – If only all power metal rocked like this)
8) Torman Maxt – ‘The Problem Of Pain, Pt 1’ (Mars Hill – Cool prog-pomp… check em out at: www.tormanmaxt.com)
9) Atreyu – ‘Lead Sails Paper Anchor’ (Roadrunner – Fiery, melodic metal)
10) The Amazing World Of Arthur Brown – ‘The Voice Of Love’ (Cadiz Music – The psychedelic master in understated mood)
11) Slade – ‘Whatever Happened To Slade’ (Salvo – Their long-lost, underrated record from 1977)
12) Evile – ‘Enter The Grave’ (Earache – Promising debut from the Flemming Rasmussen-produced UK thrashers)
13) Ghost Riders – ‘Back To The Rock’ (Phoenix – Southern rawk from members of the Outlaws, Henry Paul band)
14) DevilDriver – ‘The Last Kind Words’ (Roadrunner – No more can they called nicknamed DrivelRiver)
15) Handsome Beasts – ‘Rock And A Hard Place’ (Q Records – Flabby would’ve been proud that they continued)
16) White Wolf – ‘Standing Alone’/‘Endangered Species’ (Escape Music – Re-issue of melodic hard rock gems from 1984 and 1986)
17) Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan – ‘On The Jimmie Reed Highway’ (Ruf – Sumptuous blues)
18) Pat McManus Band – ‘In My Own Time’ (www.patmacmanus.co.uk - Ex-Mama’s Boys guitarist returns with bag of blues-rock tricks)
19) Blitzkreig – ‘Theatre Of The Damned’ (Armageddon Music – The NWOBHM veterans have still got it)
20) Garbage – ‘Beautiful Garbage’ (Warner Bros – This compilation will remind ya how many killer songs they wrote)

August 2007
1) Motörhead – ‘Better Motörhead Than Dead – Live At Hammersmith’ (SPV – Recording of 30th anniversary show)
2) Black Bonzo – ‘Sound Of The Apocalypse’ (B&B Records – Inspired 70s rock-cum-prog, check ‘em out at: www.blackbonzo.com)
3) Wishbone Ash – ‘First Light’ (Talking Elephant – The band’s first ever recordings… buried treasure!)
4) Y&T – ‘Live, One Hot Night’ (Locomotive DVD – What a repertoire of songs!)
5) Devon Allman’s Honeytribe –‘Torch’ (Provogue – Gregg’s son and his band… a chip off the old block or what?!)
6) Fish – ‘Communion’ (Chocolate Frog – Classy acoustic double set, recorded in The Big Man’s local church!)
7) Joe Bonamassa – ‘Sloe Gin’ (Mascot – The kid’s fast coming of age, and no mistake)
8) Diamond Head – ‘What’s In Your Head?’ (Livewire/Cargo – Come on in, life without Sean Harris is fine…)
9) Epica – ‘The Divine Conspiracy’ (Nuclear Blast – More high-drama quality from the Dutch masters… and mistress)
10) Damone – ‘Out Here All Night’ (Island – Yes, I know it came out last year! Great version of Maiden’s ‘Wasted Years’)
11) The Pretty Things – ‘Balboa Island’ (Cadiz Music – The advancing years fail dismally to dampen their mojo)
12) Marco Mendoza – ‘Live For Tomorrow’ (Frontiers – Displays talent beyond his sideman status)
13) Pat Travers – ‘Stick With What You Know, Live In Europe’ (Provogue – PT’s still got it!)
14) Mayhem – ‘Live In Leipzig’ (Peaceville – Turn it up and watch the neighbours go apoplectic!)
15) Queensrÿche – ‘Mindcrime At The Moore’ (Rhino – Parts 1 and 2 of the saga presented live in Seattle)
16) Crowded House – ‘Time On Earth’ (Capitol – Not quite back to their best, but close enough…)
17) The Flower Kings – ‘The Road Back Home’ (Inside Out – Double anthology of the Swedish prog band’s best bits)
18) Martin Gordon – ‘The World Is Your Lobster’ (Radiant Future – Pleasing whimsy from Sparks backroom boy)
19) 3 Inches Of Blood – ‘Fire Up The Blades’ (Roadrunner – Possibly their finest record yet?!)
20) 12 Stone Toddler – ‘Does It Scare You?’ (Amazon Music – Terrific twisted and groovy pop-rock)

July 2007
1) Genesis – ‘A Trick Of The Tail’/‘Wind & Wuthering’/‘…And Then There Were Three’
(Virgin – SACD re-issues… Some of the finest music ever made)
2) Whitesnake – ‘1987’ (EMI – 20th anniversary expanded edition)
3) Asia – ‘Fantasia: Live In Tokyo’ (Eagle – Official live material from the classic line-up at last)
4) Turbonegro – ‘Retox’ (Cooking Vinyl – Power, wit, sarcasm ‘n’ red-hot riffs)
5) Stan Bush – ‘In This Life’ (Frontiers – Stan’s still The Man!)
6) Frederiksen-Denander – ‘Baptism By Fire’ (Frontiers – Pure AOR, with class)
7) Devin Townsend – ‘Ziltoid The Omniscient’ (Inside Out – The man’s a loon… thank God!)
8) Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Era Vulgaris’ (Interscope – Still marvellously zany)
9) ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke – ‘Anthology’ (Castle Music – Two-CD career-encompassing set, includes original Fastway demos with Pete Way)
10) Tobruk – ‘Wild On The Run’ (Majestic Rock – Expanded edition of still-great 1985 album… RIP, Snake)
11) Brant Bjork & The Bros – ‘Somera Sól’ (Duna/Cargo – More blinding desert rock from ex-Kyuss/Fu Manchu veteran)
12) Helix – ‘The Power Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (Castle Music – Maple Leaf mayhem merchants deliver 11th full-length disc)
13) Halford – ‘Metal God Essentials, Vol 1’ (Frontiers – Does what it says on the tin)
14) Eyewitness – ‘Eyewitness’/‘Messiah Complex’ (Escape Music – Double-pack re-issue)
15) The Groundhogs – ‘Hoggin’ The Stage… Plus’ (Talking Elephant – Expanded edition of classic blues-rock album from 1984)
16) Heavy Pettin’ – ‘Prodigal Songs’ (Majestic Rock – Solid, archive-clearing anthology)
17) Still Remains – ‘The Serpent’ (Roadrunner – Melodic yet beautifully crushing)
18) Sonata Artica – ‘Unia’ (Nuclear Blast – ditto)
19) CJ & The Satellites – ‘Thirteen’ (Cargo/Livewire – Melodic pop-punk from Wildhearts guitarist)
20) Crimson Tears – ‘The Dark Awakening’ (www.crimsontears.co.uk - Female-fronted gothic-metal, er… Gillingham-style!!)

June 2007
1) Symphony X – ‘Paradise Lost’ (Inside Out – A jean-creaming triumph of power and melody)
2) Faces – ‘Good Boys… When They’re Asleep…’ (Rhino – Essential ‘best of’)
3) Starz – ‘Come Out At Night – Live In Ohio 2004’ (Castle Music – Full double-disc version of the ‘Extended Versions’ reunion show)
4) Pink Cream 69 – ‘In10sity’ (Frontiers – Didn’t know they had anything this good in ’em!)
5) Tesla – ‘Real To Reel’ (Tesla Electric Company Recordings – You thought all covers albums sucked? You were wrong)
6) Linkin Park – ‘Minutes To Midnight’ (Warner Bros – Wide-trousered nu-metal buffoons in great album shocker!)
7) Paradise Lost – ‘In Requiem’ (Century Media – Their best in ages…)
8) Municipal Waste – ‘The Art Of Partying’ (Earache – Dude… Frash ain’t dead!!)
9) Priestess – ‘Hello Master’ (Lime/RCA – Whoa! Mustaine had better watch out when these guys support him!)
10) Kamelot – ‘Ghost Opera’ (SPV – Floridians show Queensrÿche how it should be done)
11) Katatonia – ‘Live Consternation’ (Peaceville – Icy blasts of proggy death metal)
12) Candlemass – ‘King Of The Grey Islands’ (Nuclear Blast – More quality doom, but I miss Messiah Marcolin)
13) Orange Goblin – ‘Healing Through Fire’ (Sanctuary – The catalogue’s patchy; this one’s actually worth the hype)
14) American Dog – ‘Hard’ (Colonial Canine – Get the beers in… NOW!)
15) Octavia Speranti – ‘Grace Submerged’ (Candlelight – A big improvement on their debut)
16) Ben Taylor – ‘Another Run Around The Sun’ (Independiente – James Taylor and Carly Simon’s son is a chip off the old block)
17) Outcryfire – ‘Ruination’ (Self-financed mini-album… how come they’re not signed?!)
18) Martfriden – ‘Martfiden’ (SOAR – Mini-album, spectacular prog-laden death metal)
19) 1997 – ‘…A Better View Of The Rising Moon’ (Victory – Harmonious pop-punk from Chicago)
20) Jonesy – ‘Ricochet: Pioneering In 1972-73 (Cherry Red – Articulate and dark anthology from obscure proggers)

May 2007
1) Black Sabbath - ‘The Dio Years’ (Rhino - Can’t wait for the Heaven And Hell show in November!)
2) Dream Theater - ‘Systematic Chaos’ (Roadrunner - Drops June 4th)
3) Rush - ‘Snakes & Arrows’ (Atlantic - Back on form once again…)
4) Manowar - ‘Gods Of War’ (Magic Circle Music/SPV - The one and only kings of metal return!)
5) It Bites - ‘When The Lights Go Down’ (It Bites Music - Live album from last year’s UK tour)
6) Ian Hunter - ‘Shrunken Heads’ (Jerkin’ Crocus/Universal - Sharp ‘n’ incisive, as usual)
7) Saga - ‘Worlds Apart Revisited’ (Inside out - Expanded edition of 1982 classic)
8) REO Speedwagon - ‘Find Your Own Way Home’ (Speedwagon Recordings - Not classic REO, but it contains some marvellous tunes)
9) Ken Hensley - ‘Blood On The Highway’ (Politur - Guest-strewn classic rock opera)
10) America - ‘Here & Now’ (Burgundy - New songs and live versions of the hits)
11) The Wildhearts - ‘The Wildhearts’ (Round - The purple patch continues!)
12) Michael Katon - ‘Live & On The Prowl’ (Provogue - Serrated-edged hard boogie from Hell, Michigan)
13) The Ladder - ‘Sacred’ (Escape Music - Quality modern rock, from Steve Overland and Pete Jupp)
14) Priestbird - ‘In Your Time’ (Kemado - The band formerly known as Tarantula AD come of age)
15) Roadstar - ‘Glass Mountain’ (Magic Hat - RIP, fellas!)
16) Marillion - ‘Somewhere Else’ (Intact - Not as good as ‘Marbles’, I’m afraid…)
17) Tishamingo - ‘The Point’ (Magnatude - Super-hummable Southern rawk)
18) Marion Raven - 'Set Me Free' (Eleven Seven - Nikki Sixx-approved modern rock)
19) John Mayall - ‘In The Palace Of The King’ (Spitfire - He just keeps rollin’ along…)
20) Nine Inch Nails - ‘Year Zero’ (Interscope - Some great stuff here…)

April 2007
1) Free - ‘Live At The BBC’ (Island - Better late than never!)
2) Winger - ‘Demo Anthology’ (Frontiers - Including 10 unreleased songs!)
3) Electric Light Orchestra - ‘Out Of The Blue’ (Legacy - 30th anniversary expanded edition)
4) Megadeth - ‘United Abominations’ (Roadrunner - Mustaine back to his best)
5) Gotthard - ‘Domino Effect’ (Nuclear Blast - Their purple period continues… arrives April 27th)
6) Annihilator - ‘Metal’ (SPV - Jeff Waters with guest shredders)
7) No Man - ‘Together We’re Stranger’ (Snapper - Expanded re-issue of Steven Wilson side-project)
8) Cornerstone - ‘Two Tales Of One Tomorrow’ (Massacre - Superb, hard-riffing rock… thanks for sending it, Doogie)
9) Robert Calvert - ‘Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters’ (Eclectic Records - Expanded re-issue of brilliantly mad concept album from 1974)
10) Anti-Nowhere League - ‘Secret Radio Recordings’ (Secret - Live in Milton Keynes… will Buckinghamshire ever be the same again?!)
11) Steve Thorne - ‘Part Two: Emotional Creatures’ (Giant Electric Pea - Singer/songwriter par excellence, and check out those special guests!)
12) Man - ‘Diamonds And Coal’ (Point - the Welsh jam band in rather more succinct mood than usual)
13) Carly Simon - ‘Greatest Hits, Volume One’ (Elektra - Oh Carly, where have you been all my life?!)
14) Relient K - ‘Five Score And Seven Years Ago’ (Parlophone - Power-pop-punk in the vein of Something Corporate)
15) Black Stone Cherry - ‘Black Stone Cherry’ (Roadrunner - Cool retro-rock)
16) Blood Tsunami - ‘Thrash Metal’ (Candlelight - Does what it says on the tin)
17) The Bird And The Bee - ‘The Bird And The Bee’ (Blue Note - Oddly appealing album, featuring Lowell George’s daughter, Inara)
18) Omnium Gatherum - ‘Stuck Here On Snakes Way’ (Candlelight - Dark, experimental death metal from Finland)
19) Jaguar - ‘Live In Holland 1982’ (Majestic Rock Archive - Rough ‘n’ ready concert disc)
20) David Bowie - ‘Young Americans’ (EMI - Expanded edition of 1975 album)

March 2007
1) Hughes/Thrall - ‘Hughes/Thrall’ (Rock Candy - There’s no excuse for not owning this masterpiece now)
2) It Bites - ‘Once Around The World’ (Virgin - Record fair bargain from 1988, never had it on CD before!)
3) Porcupine Tree - ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’ (Roadrunner - released April 16)
4) Ginger - ‘Yoni’ (Round - The best British songwriter of his generation)
5) Starcastle - ‘Song Of Times’ (Prog Rock - Return of the pomp-rock messiahs!)
6) Magnum - ‘Princess Alice & The Broken Arrow’ (SPV - Back to their best!)
7) Neal Morse - ‘Sola Scriptura’ (Inside Out - A run of great form from the former Spock’s Beard leader continues)
8) Saxon - ‘The Inner Sanctum’ (SPV - Biff and company’s purple patch continues…)
9) Chimaira - Resurrection’ (Nuclear Blast - Thought they were over? Forget it!)
10) Dominici - ‘03: A Trilogy, Pt 2’ (Inside Out - Featuring original Dream Theater singer Charlie Dominici)
11) Masterplan - ‘ Mk II’ (AFM - Power, melody and class!)
12) Saxon - ‘The Very Best, 1979-1988’ (EMI Gold - Triple-CD of strong arm metal)
13) Van Der Graaf Generator - ‘Real Time’ (Fife - Live at Royal Festival Hall, 6.5.05)
14) Stackridge - ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat’ (Angel Air - Re-issue of gloriously nonsensical oddity from 1974)
15) Stevie Salas - ‘The Sun And The Earth: The Essential, Vol 1’ (Arbor double collection - Funk it up!)
16) Threshold - ‘Dead Reckoning’ (Nuclear Blast - Top-notch prog-metal from the UK)
17) Grady - ‘YU So Shady?’ (Tex-Tone/Cargo - Slamming US blues, endorsed by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons)
18) John McCoy - ‘Unreal - The Anthology’ (Angel Air double - Bald is beautiful!)
19) Hinder - ‘Extreme Behaviour’ (Universal Republic - Arena rock with a strong Nickelback slant)
20) Aynsley Lister - ‘Upside Down’ (Ruf - Brit bluesman with pop-rock aspirations)
21) Throne Of Mollok - ‘Chtonian AEON 1010011010’ (Helvete & Hate - Crushing black-cyber-metal)
22) Symphorce - ‘Become Death’ (Metal Blade - Splendid melodic power-thrash)
23) Tony Furtado - ‘Thirteen’ (Funzalo - Quality singer/songwriter with attitude)
24) Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - ‘Live… Reach Up And Touch The Sky’ (Mercury - Record fair bargain, double from 1981)
25) The Devil Wears Prada - ‘Dear Love: A Beautiful Dischord’ (Golf - Metalcore, with keyboards… oddly, it works!)

February 2007
1) Whitesnake - ‘Come An Get It’ (EMI - Expanded re-issue of 1981 masterpiece)
2) Y&T - ‘Earthshaker’ (Meanstreak Music - Re-master of another 1981 gem… available from www.yandtrocks.com)
3) Blue Öyster Cult - ‘Spectres’/‘Some Enchanted Evening’ (Re-issue of masterful albums from 1977 and 1978)
4) The Almighty - ‘Anthf**kingology: The Gospel According To…’ (Sanctuary - Most of the best bits, plus a DVD of videos!)
5) The Hidden Hand - ‘The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote’ (Southern Lord)
6) Manic Street Preachers - ‘Everything Must Go - Tenth Anniversary Edition’ (Epic)
7) The Stooges - ‘The Weirdness’ (Virgin - Their first album in 33 years… arrives on March 19)
8) Machine Head - ‘The Blackening’ (Roadrunner - Released on March 26)
9) Pride Of Lions - ‘The Roaring Of Dreams’ (Frontiers - Melodic rock heaven!)
10) Graham Parker - ‘Don’t Tell Columbus’ (Bloodshot)
11) Within Temptation - ‘The Heart Of Everything’ (Roadrunner - Available on March 12)
12) Deep Purple - ‘Live In Stuttgart 1993’/‘Live At The NEC 1993’ (Sony/BMG)
13) Rebel Meets Rebel - ‘Rebel Meets Rebel’ (Locomotive)
14) Mostly Autumn - ‘Heart Full Of Sky’ (Mostly Autumn)
15) Type O Negative - ‘Dead Again’ (SPV - Coming to a morgue near you on March 19)
16) Ian Parker - ‘Where I Belong’ (Ruf)
17) Dream Aria - ‘In The Wake’ (Dream Aria Records - Go to: www.dreamaria.com)
18) Artimus Pyledriver - ‘Artimus Pyledriver’ (DRT Entertainment)
19) Julian Sas - ‘Resurrection’ (Ruf)
20) Hatfield And The North - ‘Hattitude’ (Hatco - Outtakes disc from a great band I’ve only just discovered)

January 2007
1) Asia - ‘Live At Liverpool Academy 28.11.06’ (Official post-show bootleg, available from: www.originalasia.com)
2) Budgie - ‘You’re All Living In Cuckooland’ (NPL - First all-new studio disc since… ulp… 1982!)
3) Harem Scarem - ‘Human Nature’ (Vespa Music)
4) Blackfield - ‘Blackfield II’ (Snapper Music - Steven Wilson does it again… believe it on February 19th)
5) Kreator - ‘Enemy Of God Revisited’ (SPV - Expanded re-issue from Mille Petrozza und freunden)
6) Fish - ‘Return To Childhood’ (Snapper - Double live from 20th anniversary ‘Misplaced Childhood’ tour)
7) The Poodles - ‘Metal Will Stand Tall’ (AFM - Swedish Eurovision entrants rock out wildly!)
8) Daath - ‘The Hinderers’ (Roadrunner - Awesome death metal, melting your face on February 26th)
9) Army Of Anyone - ‘Army Of Anyone’ (Firm Music - Anticipated return of STP’s DeLeo brothers)
10) Man - ‘Live At The Keystone, Berkeley, 9th August 1976’ (Official bootleg, available from: www.mickyjones.co.uk)
11) Kelly Keagy - ‘I’m Alive’ (Frontiers - Great solo album from Night Ranger drummer)
12) Machine Men - ‘Circus Of Fools’ (Century Media - Maiden-like raunch from Finland… get it from February 19th)
13) Jefferson Airplane - ‘At Golden Gate, May 7 1969’ (Charly)
14) Desmond Child - ‘Discipline’ (Elektra, 1991 album on CD at last, bargain for a coupla quid!)
15) Uli Jon Roth - ‘The Best Of Uli Jon Roth’ (SPV)
16) The Wildhearts - ‘Geordie In Wonderland’ (Snapper - Warts ‘n’ all live CD)
17) Brand New - ‘The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me’ (Interscope)
18) McQueen - ‘Break The Silence’ (Demolition - Gutsy female hard rock… available January 22nd)
19) Wolf - ‘The Black Flame’ (Century Media - Ferocious Swedish metal… drops on Feb 19th)
20) Gravy Train - ‘Strength Of A Dream - The Anthology’ (Castle Music - Long-lost proggers)


PLAYLIST 2006

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