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Here's an idea! Let's get a poll series going for the best 80s hard rock / heavy metal albums of all time! Same format as usual:

 

1. Only add one album per post

2. Please copy and paste the full list into your post so we don't have to rely on Derek to keep track of the list for us.

3. Don't post twice (or more) in a row. Please let other people make additions before you add in your personal top 100 all in order.

 

Simple rules! I think we should go to 80, for the 80s. Oh speaking of the 80s, discussion is fun, but let's not have any pointless arguments about whether or not an albums qualifies as 80s on musical terms. If it was released in a year that starts with the numbers "198," then it's 80s. If it was released in any other year, it's not. Same goes for arguments about whether or not something qualifies as hard rock / heavy metal.  I'm not gonna nitpick about this stuff, so long as people don't start posting things that OBVIOUSLY  don't qualify (e.g. Hot Space by Queen, 1999 by Prince, Disintigration by The Cure).  Don't be a troll.

 

Anyway, to start things out, let's just get the most obvious answer out of the way, which I happen to be blasting at full volume over my stereo right now.

 

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

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3 hours ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

 

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2.  Def Leppard--High and Dry

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2.  Def Leppard--High and Dry

3. Guns ‘n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction 

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning 

 

*...and if we keep the copy and paste thing going, maybe Derek won't come in and remove the capital 'T' from every instance of the word 'the' :thumbsup:

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

 

 

*Rules re: qualifying as an 80s album were clear at the outset, and if there were no Rush in the first ten then we should all look down at our shoes.

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica -- Master of Puppets

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat `Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica -- Master of Puppets
12. Megadeth - Peace Sells …

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

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10 minutes ago, J2112YYZ said:

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

I was about to post Blizzard of Ozz, but as long as Randy Rhoads gets on the list I`m happy with DoaM.

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27 minutes ago, J2112YYZ said:

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

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27 minutes ago, Rick N. Backer said:

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

That`s just baiting EP :biggrin: You know he`ll feel obliged to post Pump as a riposte.

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

 

 

I know it`s the 80s but there are no rules about having to have crotch-thrusting, misogynistic lyrics :no:.

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18. Blind Guardian- Battalions Of Fear

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39 minutes ago, IbanezJem said:

That`s just baiting EP :biggrin: You know he`ll feel obliged to post Pump as a riposte.

Don't mind if I do! :biggrin:

 

1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

18. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear

 

19. Aerosmith - Pump

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

18. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear

19. Aerosmith - Pump

20.  Spinal Tap - the black album

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Just now, laughedatbytime said:


1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

18. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear

19. Aerosmith - Pump

20.  Spinal Tap - the black album

"It's like, how much more black can it be? And the answer is none. None more black."

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

18. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear

19. Aerosmith - Pump

20.  Spinal Tap - the black album

21. Scorpions - Blackout

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1. AC/DC - Back In Black

2. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

3. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

4. Van Halen - Fair Warning

5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile

8. Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell

9. Rush - Permanent Waves

10. Dio - Holy Diver

11. Metallica - Master of Puppets

12. Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

13. Queensryche - Rage For Order

14. Ozzy - Diary Of A Madman

15.  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

16.  Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place

17.  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

18. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear

19. Aerosmith - Pump

20.  Spinal Tap - the black album

21. Scorpions - Blackout
22. Def Leppard - Pyromania

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