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Kerrang! End Of year Lists 1982


1.Scorpions - Blackout
2.Van Halen - Diver Down
3.Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven
4.Rush - Signals
5.Kiss - Creatures Of The Night
6.Tom Petty - Long After Dark
7.Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
8.Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
9.Rainbow - Straight Between The Eyes
10.Rose Tattoo - Scarred For Life
10.Gillan - Magic

Kerrang! Singles of the year

1. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
2. Rainbow - Stone Cold
3. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
4. Marillion - Market Square Heroes
5. Diamond Head - Call Me

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Kerrang! End Of year Lists 1983

1. Def Leppard - Pyromania
2. ZZ Top - Eliminator
3. Kiss - Lick It Up
4. Molly Hatchet - No Guts ... No Glory
5. Dio - Holy Diver
6. Aldo Nova - Subject
6. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
8. Eric Martin Band - Sucker For A Pretty Face
9. Mötley Crüe - Shout At The Devil
10. Ratt - Ratt
11. Journey - Frontiers
11. Yes - 90125
13. Robert Plant - The Principle Of Moments
14. .38 Special - Tour De Force
15. Blue Öyster Cult - The Revolution By Night
16. Judie Tzuke - Ritmo
16. Accept - Balls To The Wall
18. Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol
18. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
18. Jonah Koslen & The Heroes - Aces

Singles

1. Queensrÿche - Queen Of The Reich
2. Genesis - Mama
3. Kiss - Lick It Up
3. Night Ranger - Don't Tell Me You Love Me
3. Hellion - Hellion
3. Police - Every Breath You Take
3. Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow
3. Riot - Live (EP)

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Kerrang! End Of year Lists 1984

1. Van Halen - 1984
2. Prince - Purple Rain
3. Chequered Past - Chequered Past
4. Legs Diamond - Out On Bail
5. Wendy O. Williams - W.OW.
6. John Cougar Mellencamp - Uh-huh
7. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
8. The Rejects - Quiet Storm
9. Hanoi Rocks - Two Steps From The Move
10. The Cars - Heartbeat City
11. Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
12. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
12. Q5 - Steel The Light
14. White Sister - White Sister
15. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather
15. John Waite - No Brakes
17. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
17. Lords Of The New Church - The Method To Our Madness
19. Molly Hatchet - The Deed Is Done
19. Jim Dandy - Ready As Hell

Singles

1. Van Halen - Jump
2. Prince - When Doves Cry
3. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'
4. John Waite - Missing You
5. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
6. Motörhead - Killed By Death
7. Robin George - Heartline
8. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
9. Van Halen - I'll Wait
10. W.A.S.P. - Animal (**** Like A Beast)

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1985

1. Bryan Adams - Reckless
2. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
2. Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors
4. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
5. ZZ Top - Afterburner
6. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
7. The Power Station - The Power Station
8. Molly Hatchet - Double Trouble Live
8. John Fogerty - Centerfield
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Soul To Soul
11. The Cult - Love
11. Sabu - Heartbreak
13. Accept - Metal Heart
14. Magnum - On A Storyteller's Night
15. Jeff Beck - Flash
16. Jason And The Scorchers - Lost And Found
16. Ratt - Invasion Of Your Privacy
18. AC/DC - Fly On The Wall
18. The Godz - I'll Get You Rockin'
20. The Firm - The Firm

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1986

1. David Lee Roth - Eat'em And Smile
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
5. Peter Gabriel - So
6. Megadeth - Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying?
7. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
8. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
9. Magnum - Vigilante
10. Queensrÿche - Rage For Order
11. Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
12. Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile
13. Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
13. Aerosmith - Classics Live
13. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
16. AC/DC - Who Made Who
17. Van Halen - 5150
18. Run DMC - Raising Hell
19. Judas Priest - Turbo
19. GTR - GTR

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1987

1. Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
2. Whitesnake - 1987
3. Anthrax - Among The Living
4. Guns n'Roses - Appetite For Destruction
5. Metallica - The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-revisited
6. Marillion - Clutching At Straws
7. Def Leppard - Hysteria
8. Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
9. U2 - The Joshua Tree
10. Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls
11. Intrinsic - Intrinsic
12. Testament - The Legacy
13. John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
14. Helloween - The Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
15. Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
16. Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S
17. Rush - Hold Your Fire
18. Tigertailz - Young And Crazy
19. Faster Pussycat - Faster Pussycat
19. Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1988

1. King's X - Out Of The Silent Planet
2. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
3. Metallica - ... And Justice For All
4. David Lee Roth - Skyscraper
5. Slayer - South Of Heaven
6. John Kilzer - Memory In The Making
7. Motörhead - No Sleep At All
8. Van Halen - OU812
9. Jimmy Barnes - Freigh Train Heart
10. Robert Plant - Now And Zen
11. Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
12. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
13. Michael Katon - Proud To Be Loud
14. Bon Jovi - New Jersey
15. Living Colour - Vivid
16. Jimmy Page - Outrider
17. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
18. Kingdom Come - Kingdom Come
19. Death Angel - Frolic Through The Park
20. Only Child - Only Child

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1989

1. Faith No More - The Real Thing
2. Aerosmith - Pump
3. Dan Reed Network - Slam
4. King's X - Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
5. Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality
6. Skid Row - Skid Row
7. Michael Monroe - Not Fakin' It
8. The Cult - Sonic Temple
9. Vain - No Respect
10. Wolfsbane - Live Fast, Die Fast
11. Cats In Boots - Kicked & Klawed
12. Bad English - Bad English
13. Pandora's Box - Original Sin
14. Sea Hags - Sea Hags
15. Mötley Crüe - Dr Feelgood
16. Babylon AD - Babylon AD
17. FM - Tough It Out
18. Diving For Pearls - Diving For Pearls
19. Badlands - Badlands
20. Faster Pussycat - Wake Me When It's Over

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1990

1. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
2. Wolfsbane - All Hell's Breaking Loose Down At Little Kathy Wilson's Place
3. Love/Hate - Blackout In The Red Room
4. Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
5. Warrior Soul - Last Decade, Dead Century
6. Queensrÿche - Empire
7. Thunder - Back Street Symphony
8. King's X - Faith, Hope, Love
9. Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride
10. Nelson - After The Rain
11. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
12. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
13. Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana
14. Judas Priest - Painkiller
15. Led Zeppelin - Remasters Boxed
16. ZZ Top - Recycler
17. Dread Zeppelin - Un-led-ed
18. Living Colour - Time's Up
19. Loud - D Generation
20. Atom Seed - Get In Line
21. The Almighty - Blood, Fire And Live
22. Quireboys - A Bit Of What You Fancy
23. Mother Love Bone - Apple
24. Burning Tree - Burning Tree
25. Prong - Beg To Differ

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1991

1. Metallica - Metallica
2. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
3. Mind Funk - Mind Funk
4. Nirvana - Nevermind
5. Guns n'Roses - Use Your Illusion II
6. Slayer - Decade Of Aggression
7. Sepultura - Arise
8. Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
9. Wolfsbane - Down Fall The Good Guys
10. The Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy
11. Alice In Chains - Facelift
12. Jellyfish - Bellybutton
13. Guns n'Roses - Use Your Illusion I
14. Entombed - Clandestine
15. Mötley Crüe - Decade Of Decadence
16. New England - You Can't Keep Living This Way
17. Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Weld
18. Corrosion Of Conformity - Blind
19. Tesla - Psychotic Supper
20. Enuff Z'Nuff - Strength
21. Redd Kross - Third Eye
22. Kingofthehill - Kingofthehill
23. Leatherface - Mush
24. Dan Reed Network - Heat
25. Fudge Tunnel - Hate Songs In E-Minor

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1992

1. Alice In Chains - Dirt
2. The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
3. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
4. Pearl Jam - Ten
5. Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs
6. Helmet - Meantime
7. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
8. Mother Love Bone - Mother Love Bone
9. Trouble - Manic Frustration
10. Warrior Soul - Salutations From The Ghetto Nation
11. Faith No More - Angel Dust
12. L7 - Bricks Are Heavy
13. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
14. Marillion - A Singles Collection
15. Love/Hate - Wasted In America
16. Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds - Izzy Stradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds
17. Drivin' N' Cryin' - Fly Me Corageous
18. Gruntruck - Push
19. Baby Animals - Baby Animals
20. Monster Magnet - Spine Of God
21. Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
22. Various - Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
23. Stone Temple Pilots - Core
24. Body Count - Body Count
25. Tool - Opiate

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1993

1. Pearl Jam - Vs
2. Entombed - Wolverine Blues
3. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
4. The Wildhearts - Earth Vs The Wildhearts
5. Butthole Surfers - Independent Worm Saloon
6. Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby
7. Nirvana - In Utero
8. Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul
9. Melvins - Houdini
10. Monster Magnet - Superjudge
11. Kiss - Alive III
12. Cry Of Love - Brother
13. Poison Idea - We Must Burn
14. Grotus - Slow Motion Apocalypse
15. The Posies - Frosting On The Beater
16. The Dwarves - Sugarfix
17. Brad - Shame
18. Warrior Soul - Chill Pill
19. Paw - Dragline
20. Carcass - Heartwork
21. Anthrax - Sound Of White Noise
22. Pitch Shifter - Desensitized
23. Senseless Things - Empire Of The Senseless
24. Raging Slab - Dynamite Monster Boogie Concert
25. Clutch - Transnational Speedway League

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1994

1. Therapy? - Troublegum
2. Soundgarden - Superunknown
3. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
4. The Black Crowes - Amorica
5. Killing Joke - Pandemonium
6. Live - Throwing Copper
7. Kyuss - Sky Valley
8. Warrior Soul - Space Age Playboys
9. Prong - Cleansing
10. Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
11. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
12. Terrorvision - How To Make Friends And Influence People
13. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
14. Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
15. Green Day - Dokie
16. Demolition 23 - Demolition 23
17. Slayer - Divine Intervention
18. Sick Of It All - Scratch The Surface
19. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
20. Collective Soul - Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid
21. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
22. Stabbing Westward - Ungod
23. Supersuckers - La Mano Cornuda
24. Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance
25. Boston - Walk On

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1995

Foo Fighters

1. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
2. White Zombie - Astro-Creep: 2000
3. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
4. Rancid - ... And Out Come The Wolves
5. Therapy? - Infernal Love
6. Garbage - Garbage
7. The Wildhearts - P.H.U.Q.
8. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
9. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - One Hot Minute
10. Reef - Replenish
11. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
12. Monster Magnet - Dopes To Infinity
13. Blind Melon - Soup
14. Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains
15. Faith No More - King For A Day ... Fool For A Lifetime
16. Green Day - Insomniac
17. Skunk Anansie - Paranoid & Sunburnt
18. Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzmosis
19. Silverchair - Frogstomp
20. AC/DC - Ballbreaker
21. Bush - Sixteen Stone
22. Weezer - Weezer
23. Def Leppard - Vault - Def Leppard's Greatest Hits
24. Apes, Pigs & Spacemen - Transfusion
25. Bon Jovi - These Days

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1996

Screaming Trees


1. Screaming Trees - Dust
2. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
3. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
4. Sepultura - Roots
5. Ash - 1977
6. Metallica - Load
7. Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
8. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
9. Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah
10. The Black Crowes - Three Snakes And One Charm
11. Korn - Life Is Peachy
12. Joyrider - Be Special
13. Rocket From The Crypt - Scream, Dracula, Scream
14. Pearl Jam - No Code
15. Terrorvision - Regular Urban Survivors
16. Tool - Aenima
17. NY Loose - Year Of The Rat
18. Imperial Drag - Imperial Drag
19. Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
20. Girls Against Boys - House Of GVSB

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1997

The Colour & The Shape


1. Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape
2. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
3. Reef - Glow
4. 3 Colours Red - Pure
5. Deftones - Around The Fur
6. Feeder - Polythene
7. Entombed - To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth
8. Brad - Interiors
9. Karma To Burn - Karma To Burn
10. Faith No More - Album Of The Year
11. Live - Secret Samadhi
12. Stereophonics - Word Gets Around
13. The Dwarves - The Dwarves Are Good Looking
14. Handsome - Handsome
15. Silver Sun - Silver Sun
16. Fear Factory - Remanufacture (Cloning Technology)
17. Acrimony - Tumuli Shroomaroom
18. ManBREAK - Come And See
19. Aerosmith - Nine Lives
20. Smash Mouth - Fush Yu Mang

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1998

1. Monster Magnet - Powertrip
2. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
3. System Of A Down - System Of A Down
4. Soulfly - Soulfly
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Mark Lanegan - Scraps At Midnight
7. Garbage - Version 2.0
8. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
9. Cold - Cold
10. Idlewild - Hope Is Important
11. Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds
12. Backyard Babies - Total 13
13. Nashville Pussy - Let Them Eat Pussy
14. Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
15. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
16. Therapy? - Semi-Detached
17. Clutch - The Elephant Riders
18. Sepultura - Against
19. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
20. Pearl Jam - Yield

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 1999

Foo Fighters

1. Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose
2. Slipknot - Slipknot
3. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
4. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles
5. Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails
6. Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning
7. Lit - A Place In The Sun
8. Metallica - S&M
9. Mogwai - Come On Die Young
10. Will Haven - WHVN
11. Black Crowes - By Your Side
12. Live - The Distance To Here
13. Therapy? - Suicide Pact - You First
14. Machine Head - The Burning Red
15. Amen - Amen
16. Feeder - Yesterday Went Too Soon
17. 3 Colours Red - Revolt
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
19. A - A Vs Monkey Kong
20. Unida - Coping With The Urban Coyote

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2000

Rated R

1. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
2. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
3. Deftones - White Pony
4. Amen - We Have Come For Your Parents
5. A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
6. Monster Magnet - God Says No
7. Snake River Conspiracy - Sonic Jihad
8. Pantera - Reinventing The Steel
9. Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)
10. Supersuckers - The Evil Powers Of Rock'n'Roll
11. Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
12. The Crocketts - The Great Brain Robbery
13. Groop Dogdrill - Every Six Seconds
14. Rancid - Rancid
15. Rage Against The Machine - Renegades
16. Glassjaw - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
17. Silver Ginger 5 - Black Leather Mojo
18. The Workhorse Movement - Sons Of The Pioneers
19. The Delta 72 - 000
20. AFI - The Art Of Drowning

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2001

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. System Of A Down - Toxicity
3. Weezer - The Green Album
4. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
5. Rival Schools - United By Fate
6. Fugazi - The Argument
7. Masters Of Reality - Deep In The Hole
8. Rammstein - Mutter
9. Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
10. Slipknot - Iowa
11. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
12. The Icarus Line - Mono
13. Incubus - Morning View
14. Tomahawk - Tomahawk
15. Slayer - God Hates Us All
16. Clutch - Pure Rock Fury
17. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise
18. Will Haven - Carpe Diem
19. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
20. Converge - Jane Doe

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2002

Queens Of The Stoneage

1. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
2. Hundred Reasons - Ideas Above Our Station
3. Audioslave - Audioslave
4. Foo Fighters - One By One
5. The Distillers - Sing Sing Death House
6. The Datsuns - The Datsuns
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
8. Finch - What It Is To Burn
9. Idlewild - The Remote Part
10. A - Hi-Fi Serious
11. Glassjaw - Worship And Tribute
12. The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster - Horse Of The Dog
13. Weezer - Maladroit
14. Down - II - A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
15. Satyricon - Volcano
16. The Used - The Used
17. Sparta - Wiretap Scars
18. Opeth - Deliverance
19. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - BRMC
20. Bad Religion - The Process Of Belief

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2003

The Darkness

1. The Darkness - Permission To Land
2. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
3. Cave In - Antenna
4. Muse - Absolution
5. Rancid - Indestructible
6. The White Stripes - Elephant
7. The Distillers - Coral Fang
8. Alkaline Trio - Good Mourning
9. Akercocke - Choronzon
10. Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown
11. Anthrax - We've Come For You All
12. Hell Is For Heroes - The Neon Handshake
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
14. Killing Joke - Killing Joke
15. My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
16. Poison The Well - You Come Before You
17. Deftones - Deftones
18. Desert Sessions - 9 & 10
19. AFI - Sing The Sorrow
20. The Mark Lanegan Band - Here Comes That Weird Chill

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2004

1. Mastodon - Leviathan
2. Green Day - American Idiot
3. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
4. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
5. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
6. Biffy Clyro - Infinity Land
7. Lostprophets - Start Something
8. Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
9. Slipknot - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
10. Jimmy Eat World - Futures
11. Isis - Panopticon
12. Velvet Revolver - Contraband
13. The Bronx - The Bronx
14. The Bled - Pass The Flask
15. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
16. Rammstein - Reise, Reise
17. Atreyu - The Curse
18. Head Automatica - Decadence
19. Ash - Meltdown
20. The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives


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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2005

1. Trivium - Ascendancy
2. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
3. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
4. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
5. High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings
6. Alkaline Trio - Crimson
7. Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
8. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
9. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
10. Thrice - Vheissu
11. The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell … And Back
12. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
13. Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze
14. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken Deeds That Go Undone
15. System Of A Down - Hypnotize
16. … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Worlds Apart
17. Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
18. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
19. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God
20. Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2006


1. Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now
2. Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
3. The Bronx - The Bronx
4. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
5. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
6. Tool - 10,000 Days
7. In Flames - Come Clarity
8. Gallows - Orchestra Of Wolves
9. Lamb Of God - Sacrament
10. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
11. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
12. Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
13. Alexisonfire - Crisis
14. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
15. Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
16. Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
17. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
18. Slayer - Christ Illusion
19. The Mars Volta - Amputechture
20. From First To Last - Heroine


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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2007

Biffy Clyro


1. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
4. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
5. Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty
6. The Ghost Of A Thousand - This Is Where The Fight Begins
7. Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead
8. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
9. Down - Down III: Over The Under
10. Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
11. Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light
12. Coheed And Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
13. Reuben - In Nothing We Trust
14. Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols I And II: Fire And Water
15. Baroness - Red Album
16. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
17. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
18. High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
19. Against Me! - New Wave
20. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2008


1. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2. Gaslight Anthem - ‘59 Sound
3. Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder god
5. Bronx - Bronx [III]
6. Slaves To Gravity - Scatter the Crow
7. Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
8. The Scars On Broadway - The Stars On Broadway
9. Gojira - Way of All Flesh
10. Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
11. Weezer - Weezer [Red Album]
12. Bring Me the Horizon - Suicide Season
13. Mogwai - Hawk Is Howling
14. Night Marchers - See You In Magic
15. Mars Volta - Bedlam In Goliath
16. Meshuggah - obZen
17. AC/DC - Black Ice
18. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
19. Enslaved - Vertebrae
20. Johnny Truant - No Tears for the Creatures

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2009

1. Gallows – Grey Britain
2. Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue
3. Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
4. Mastodon – Crack The Sky
5. Mariachi El Bronx – El Bronx
6. Pearl Jam – Backspacer
7. Converge – Axe To Fall
8. Paramour – Brand New Eyes
9. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
10. Rammstein – Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
11. Brand New – Daisy
12. Enter Shikari – Common Dreads
13. Alexonfire – Old Crows/Young Cardinals
14. The Wildhearts – Chutzpah!
15. Steel Panther – Feel The Steel
16. The Ghost Of A Thousand – New Hopes, New Demonstrations
17. Lamb Of God – Wrath
18. Lethermouth – Xo
19. Placebo – Battle For The Sun
20. Kylesa – Static Tention

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2010


1. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
2. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
3. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
4. Bring Me The Horizon - There Is A Hell - Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven - Let's Keep It A Secret.
5. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
6. Kvelertak - Kvelertak
7. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
8. Melissa auf Der Maur - Out Of Our Minds
9. Against Me! - White Crosses
10. Far - At Night We Live
11. Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
12. Jimmy Eat World - Invented
13. Trash Talk - Eyes & Nines
14. Grand Magus - Hammer Of The North
15. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
16. Black Breath - Heavy Breathing
17. Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy
18. Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life
19. Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
20. Electric Wizard - Black Masses


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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2011

1. Mastodon – The Hunter
2. letlive. - Fake History
3. Machine Head – Unto The Locust
4. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
5. Rise Against – Endgame
6. You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep
7. The Wonders Years – Suburbia: I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing
8. The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
9. The James Cleaver Quintet – That Was Then, This Is Now
10. Will Haven – Voir Dire
11. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
12. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
13. Korn – The Path Of Totality
14. Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx II
15. The King Blues – Punk & Poetry
16. Thrice – Major/Minor
17. Cage The Elephant – Thank You, Happy Birthday
18. Defeater – Empty Days And Sleepless Nights
19. New Found Glory – Radiosurgery
20. Twin Atlantic – Free
21. Taking Back Sunday – Taking Back Sunday
22. Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
23. La Dispute – Wildlife
24. Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – D.R.U.G.S.
25. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
26. Jane's Addiction – The Great Escape Artist
27. Arcane Roots – Left Fire
28. Wolves In The Throne Room – Celestial Lineage
29. City And Colour – Little Hell
30. Puscifer – Conditions Of My Parole
31. Touché Amoré – Parting The Sea Between The Brightness And Me
32. Evanescence – Evanescence
33. J Mascis – Several Shades Of Why
34. Evile – Five Serpent's Teeth
35. Exit Ten – Give Me Infinity
36. Cerebral Ballzy – Cerebral Ballzy
37. Hyro Da Hero – Birth, School, Work, Death
38. Tellison – The Wages Of Fear
39. Blink-182 – Neighborhoods
40. Rival Schools – Pedals
41. The Answer – Revival
42. Japanese Voyeurs – Yolk
43. Hell – Human Remains
44. The Computers – This Is The Computers
45. Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes
46. The Swellers – Good For Me
47. Blood Ceremony – Living With The Ancients
48. Deaf Havana – Fools And Worthless Liars
49. Bury Your Dead – Mosh N' Roll
50. Heights – Dead Ends
51. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1
52. Funeral For A Friend – Welcome Home Armageddon
53. Primordial – Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
54. Slaves To Gravity – Underwater-Outerspace
55. We Are The Ocean – Go Now And Live
56. The Black Keys – El Camino
57. *Shels – Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
58. Thursday – No Devolución
59. Black Spiders – Sons Of The North
60. Times Of Grace – The Hymn Of A Broken Man
61. Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground
62. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
63. In Solitude – The World, The Flesh, The Devil
64. Sucioperry – The Heart String & How To Pull It
65. Unearth – Darkness In The Light
66. The Blackout – Hope
67. Altar Of Plagues – Mammal
68. Animals As Leaders – Weightless
69. Fen – Epoch
70. My Ruin – A Southern Revelation
71. Procession – Destroyers Of The Faith
72. Retox – Ugly Animals
73. Rival Sons – Pressure And Time
74. The Icarus Line – Wild Life
75. Off! - First Four Eps
76. Goes Cube – In Tides And Drifts
77. I Am The Avalance – Avalanche United
78. Kids In Glass Houses – In Gold Blood
79. Mike Patton – The Solitude Of Prime Numbers
80. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
81. Red Hot Chili Peppers – I'm With You
82. This Is Hell – Black Mass
83. Yellowcard – When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
84. Arboretum – The Gathering
85. Asking Alexandra – Reckless & Relentless
86. Opeth – Heritage
87. Iceage – New Brigade
88. Trivium – In Waves
89. Scale The Summit – The Collective
90. The Subways – Money And Celebrity
91. Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys
92. All Time Low – Dirty Work
93. Bastions – Hospital Corners
94. Cave In – White Silence
95. Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu
96. Ramesses – Possessed By The Rise Of Magik
97. Young Legionnaire – Crisis Works
98. Dropkick Murphys – Going Out In Style
99. The Treatment – This Might Hurt
100. Rise To Remain – City Of Vultures
101. Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2012


1. Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
2. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
3. Anathema – Weather Systems
4. While She Sleeps – This Is The Six
5. Pierce The Veil – Collide With The Sky
6. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
7. Green Day – ¡Uno!
8. Blood Command – Funeral Beach
9. Motion City Soundtrack – Go
10. Lamb Of God – Resolution
11. Hawk Eyes – Ideas
12. Winterfylleth – The Threnody Of Triumph
13. The Menzingers – On The Impossible Past
14. Papa Roach – The Connection
15. Lower Than Atlantis – Changing Tune
16. Gojira – L'Enfant Sauvage
17. Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living
18. Soundgarden – King Animal
19. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
20. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
21. Baroness – Yellow & Green
22. Billy Talent – Dead Silence
23. Young Guns – Bones
24. Parkway Drive – Atlas
25. Stone Sour – House Of Gold & Bones Part 1
26. Devil Sold His Soul – Empire Of Light
27. Rival Sons – Head Down
28. Axewound – Vultures
29. Lostalone – I'm A UFO In This City
30. Rush – Clockwork Angels
31. Vision Of Disorder – The Cursed Remain Cursed
32. Killing Joke – MMXII
33. The Chariot – One Wing
34. Mixtapes – Even On The Worst Nights
35. Rolo Tomassi – Astraea
36. Architects – Daybreaker
37. Black Breath – Sentenced To Life
38. Steve Harris – British Lion
39. Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned
40. Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
41. The Darkness – Hot Cakes
42. Motionless In Whites - Infamous
43. Pilgrim – Misery Wizard
44. Alcest – Les Voyages De L'Âme
45. Neurosis – Honor Found In Light
46. Title Fight – Floral Green
47. Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment
48. All Time Low – Don't Panic
49. Halestorm – The Strange Case Of ...
50. Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral

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Kerrang! Albums Of The Year 2013


1. Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal
2. Biffy Clyro - Opposites
3. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
4. Asking Alexandra - From Death To Destiny
5. Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King
6. Paramore - Paramore
7. Letlive - The Blackest Beautiful
8. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
9. The Bronx - The Bronx IV
10. Queens Of The Stoneage - ....Like Clockwork
11. Tonight Alive - The Other Side
12. Watain - The Wild Hunt
13. Black Sabbath - 13
14. Deaf Havana - Old Souls
15. Alter Bridge - Fortress
16. Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
17. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control
18. Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll
19. Deafheaven - Sunbather
20. State Champs - The Finer Things
21. Nails - Abandon All Life
22. The Defiled - Daggers
23. Panic! At The Disco - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
24. Jamie Lenman - Muscle Memory
25. A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy


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The Best AOR Albums Of All Time
(as per the readers of Kerrang! magazine back on October 29, 1988)

1. Escape - Journey
2. Everybodys Crazy - Michael Bolton
3. Night Of The Crime - Icon
4. Native Sons - Strangeways
5. Raised On Radio - Journey
6. White Sister - White Sister
7. Heart - Heart
8. Fashion By Passion - White Sister
9. Vital Signs - Survivor
10. Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
11. Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton
12. In For The Count - Balance
13. Pride - White Lion
14. Dawn Patrol - Night Ranger
 =.  4 - Foreigner
15. The Hunger - Michael Bolton
16. Reckless - Bryan Adams
17. Indiscreet - FM
18. Bad Animals - Heart
19. Boston - Boston
20. Frontiers - Journey
21. Seven Wishes - Night Ranger
 =   Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi
22. Only Child - Only Child
 =   Freight Train Heart - Jimmy Barnes
 =   A Matter Of Attitude - Fate
23. Spys - Spys
24. Heartbreak - Sabu
25. Crimes In Mind - Streets
26. Hughes Thrall - Hughes Thrall
27. The Big Prize - Honeymoon Suite
 =   Excess All Areas - Shy
28. Touch - Touch
29. Hysteria - Def Leppard
30. Sinful - Angel
 =   Aviator - Aviator
31. Under Lock And Key - Dokken
32. Silk+Steel - Giuffria
 =   When Seconds Count - Survivor
33. IV - Toto
34. The Grand Illusion - Styx
 =   A Diamond Is A Hard Rock - Legs Diamond
 =   So Fired Up - LeRoux
 =   Midnight Madness - Night Ranger
 =   Wired Up - Jeff Paris
35. Dreamboat Annie - Heart
 =.  On A Storyteller's Night - Magnum
36. Fireworks - Bonfire
 =   Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
37. Subject - Aldo Nova
 =   Ignition - John Waite
 =   Giuffria - Giuffria
38. Friction - Coney Hatch
 =   Pieces Of Eight - Styx
 =   Isolation - Toto
39. The Final Countdown - Europe
40. Welcome To The Real World - Mr. Mister
 =   Alpha - Asia
 =   Shaft Of Light - Airraces :-)


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The Kerrang! 50 Most Influential Albums Of All Time
(Published May 2003)

1. Faith No More - Angel Dust
2. Nirvana - Nevermind
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
5. Green Day - Dookie
6. Tool - Aenima
7. Fugazi - Repeater
8. Alice In Chains - Dirt
9. Slayer - Reign In Blood
10. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
11. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
12. AC/DC - Back In Black
13. Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
14. Operation Ivy - Energy
15. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
16. Hole - Live Through This
17. Deftones - Around The Fur
18. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
19. Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
20. Korn - Korn
21. Weezer - Weezer
22. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
23. Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
24. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
25. Sublime - Sublime
26. Black Flag - Damaged
27. Pearl Jam - Ten
28. Descendents - Milo Goes To College
29. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magick
30. The Clash - London Calling
31. Venom - Welcome To Hell
32. Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
33. Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape
34. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
35. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
36. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
37. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
38. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
39. Far - Water And Solutions
40. Ramones - Ramones
41. Sepultura - Roots
42. Bad Brains - Rock For Light
43. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
44. Minor Threat - Minor Threat
45. Helmet - Meantime
46. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
47. Ministry - The Land Of Rape And Honey
48. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
49. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
50. Quicksand - Manic Compression

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Kerrang! The 100 Best British Rock Albums Ever!

See Also:

›› 100 Greatest British Rock Albums
›› NME 100 Greatest British Albums
›› Observer Music Monthly British Albums

As Voted By The Readers – 1ssue #1044 - Feb 19 2005

Black Sabbath


1. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath - 1970
2. Iron Maide – Number Of The Beast – 1982
3. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks… - 1977
4. Led Zeppelin – IV – 1971
5. Black Sabbath – Paranoid – 1970
6. Muse – Absolution – 2003
7. The Clash – London Calling – 1979
8. Queen – Sheer Heart Attack – 1974
9. Iron Maiden – 1980
10. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible – 1994
11. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti – 1975
12. Judas Priest – British Steel – 1980
13. Def Leppard – Hysteria – 1987
14. Black Sabbath – Vol IV – 1972
15. The Darkness – Permission To Land – 2003
16. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard Of Oz – 1980
17. The Wildhearts – Earth Vs The Wildhearts – 1993
18. Lostprophets – Start Something – 2004
19. Queen – A Night At The Opera – 1975
20. Muse – Origin Of Symmetry – 2001
21. Ash – Free All Angels – 2001
22. Motorhead – Ace Of Spades – 1980
23. Stereophonics – Performance And Cocktails – 1999
24. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go – 1996
25. Feeder – Echo Park – 2001
26. Led Zeppelin – II – 1969
27. Cradle Of Filth – Cruelty And The Beast – 1998
28. Iron Maden – Brave New World – 2000
29. The Clash – The Clash – 1977
30. Funeral For A Friend – Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation – 2003
31. Therapy? – Troublegum – 1994
32. Feeder – Comfort In Sound – 2003
33. Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman – 1981
34. Deep Purple – Machine Head – 1972
35. The Dammed – Machine Gun Etiquette – 1979
36. Def Leppard – Pyromania – 1983
37. Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station - 2002
38. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon – 1973
39. The Prodigy – Fat Of The Land – 1997
40. Muse – Showbiz – 1999
41. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin – 1969
42. Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists – 1992
43. Ash – 1977 – 1996
44. Iron Maiden –Killers – 1981
45. Pitchshifter – Www.Pitchifter.Com – 1998
46. Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance – 1982
47. Idlewild – Hope Is Important – 1998
48. Biffy Clyro – Infinity Land – 2004
49. Reef – Glow – 1997
50. Napalm Death – Scum – 1987
51. Lost Prophets – The Fake Sound Of Progress – 2001
52. Saxon – Wheels Of Steel – 1980
53. The Cult – Electric – 1987
54. Skunk Anansie – Paranoid And Sunburnt – 1995
55. Bush – Sixteen Stone – 1994
56. Deep Purple – Deep Purple In Rock – 1970
57. ‘A’ – Hi Fi Serious – 2002
58. Hell Is For Heroes – The Neon Handshake – 2003
59. Whitesnake – 1987 – 1987
60. Terrorvision – How To Make Friend And Influence People – 1994
61. Free – Fire And Water – 1970
62. Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy – 1973
63. Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality – 1971
64. Judas Priest – Stained Class – 1978
65. Idlewild – 100 Broken Windows – 2000
66. Skunk Anansie – Stoosh – 1996
67. Killing Joke – Killing Joke - 1980
68. Venom – Black Metal – 1982
69. Iron Monkey – Iron Monkey – 1997
70. The Wildhearts – P.H.U.Q. – 1995
71. Motorhead – Overkill – 1979
72. Queen – Queen II – 1974
73. Feeder – Yesterday Went Too Soon – 1999
74. Rainbow – Rising – 1976
75. Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland – 1987
76. Therapy? – Nurse – 1992
77. Biffy Clyro – Blackened Sky – 2002
78. Godflesh – Streetcleaner – 1990
79. Earthone9 – Arc’tan’gent – 2000
80. Bush – Razorblade Suitcase – 1997
81. Stereophonics – Word Gets Around – 1997
82. 3 Colours Red – Pure – 1997
83. Cathedral – The Ethereal Mirror – 1993
84. Thunder – Backstreet Symphony – 1990
85. Raging Speedhorn – Raging Speedhorn – 2000
86. Paradise Lost – Draconian Times – 1995
87. Feeder – Polythene – 1997
88. Stiff Little Fingers – Inflammable Material – 1979
89. ‘A’ – ‘A’ Vs Monkey Kong – 1999
90. Discharge – Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing – 1982
91. The Ruts – The Crack – 1979
92. Fudge Tunnel – Hate Songs In E Minor – 1991
93. Baby Chaos – Love Your Self Abuse – 1996
94. Carcass – Symphonies Of Sickness – 1989
95. Gang Of Four – Entertainment – 1979
96. Orange Goblin – Time Travelling Blues – 1998
97. The Exploited – Troops Of Tomorrow – 1982
98. Cradle Of Filth – Dusk And Her Embrace – 1996
99. Anathema – A Fine Day To Exit – 2001
100. Therapy? – Infernal Love – 1995