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The Best Albums of 2008

Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments21 Comments

A lot of Metal bloggers around the Interwebs are writing their "best of 2008" lists today and Bring Back Glam! is no exception. Without any more introduction here are my picks for the 10 best albums of 2008.

10. Black Butterfly - Buckcherry
* Key track: "Rescue Me"

09. Cosmic Universal Fashion - Sammy Hagar
* Key track: "Loud"

08. All Comes Down to You - Tonight You Rock
* Key track: "Are You Lonely"

07. Light from Above - Black Tide
* Key track: "Shockwave"

06. Circus - Britney Spears
* Key track: "Kill the Lights"

05. Scream, Aim, Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
* Key track: "Waking the Demon"

04. Saints of Los Angeles - Motley Crue
* Key track: "Saints of Los Angeles"

03. Tragic City Symphony - Lynam
* Key track: "Save My Soul"

02. Along Came a Spider - Alice Cooper
* Key track: "Vengeance is Mine"

01. Chinese Democracy - Guns n' Roses
* Key track: "Prostitute"

The most played track on my iPod this year was also a 2008 single. The winner is "Waking the Demon" by Bullet for My Valentine.

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Reader Comments (21)

FINALLY, someone with enough balls to put Chinese Democracy where it belongs...NUMBER ONE! Without prejudice the release IS the BEST of 08! Forget who it is, who they were, who is in the band, this disc is by far a great release!
Thanks Allyson!
Sweet Lou.
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.
thats your opinion, sweet lou, and like an asshole, everyone has one.

Best Album of the year Dirty Looks - California Free Ride



by the way NU GnR isnt glam or sleaze so it doesnt fit on this page
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergg allin
You FINALLY got something right.
GNR is number one. Hands down.
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRufus
Best albums of the year :


1-BACYARD BABIES - BACKYARD BABIES

2-PINK - FUNHOUSE

3-GUNS N ROSES - CHINESE DEMOCRACY

4-MOTLEY CRUE - SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES

5-GEMINI FIVE - SEX DRUGS ANARCHY

6-PRIVATE LINE - EVEL KNIEVEL FACTOR

7-THE HELLACOPTERS - HEAD OFF

8-VELVET 69 - ALMOST HUMAN

9-CRASHDIET - UNATTRACTIVE REVOLUTION
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
Sorry to be a picky little tramp, but 'The Unattractive Revolution' was released in 2007, Xavier.

and go allyson! Black Tide's album 'Light From Above' is easily one of the best albums released this year.

:D
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChloë
Maybe it's me, but when did Brittney Spears qualify as either glam, metal or sleaze? Really? Not so much.
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
sorry allyson thats one of the worst list ive ever seen
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwarrant1390
and like YOU gg...you are OUR'S. not have a nice slice of shut your pie hole and let the grown ups talk.
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersweet lou
Hello,

yes The Unattractive Revolution was released end of 2007, but most of it was promoted and played on 2008, thats why I put it on that list,

;))
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXavier
10. Jørn Lande - Lonely Are The Brave - Don’t tell me, you’ve never heard of him. He has one of the best voices in music and a long list of albums released. Give him a chance and you will likely become a fan.

9. Motörhead - Motörizer - It sounds like Motörhead of old...and that’s a good thing.

8. Yngwie Malmsteen - Perpetual Flame - With Ripper Owens on vocals, Yngwie delivers his best album in years. The song "Red Devil" may be the best he has ever written.

7. Tesla - Forever More - These guys don’t get enough love from rock fans. Vastly underrated band, and this album is a strong effort from beginning to end.

6. Guns N’ Roses - Chinese Democracy - It was worth the wait. Now that the luster has worn off a bit, it slipped from the #3 spot on my list, but it’s still high quality.

5. AC/DC - Black Ice - It sounds like AC/DC of old...and that’s a good thing.

4. Lynam - Tragic City Symphony - These boys from Birmingham have a strong record with some Def Leppard-like hooks and sing-along choruses.

3. M.O.B - The Greatest Enemy - How in the world are these guys unsigned? Take note Mr. Record Company Executive, this is awesome rock.

2. Mötley Crüe - Saints Of Los Angeles - A strong comeback for the kings of the Hollywood strip.

1. Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider - This album is already on my top ten list for the decade, and it is very close to the top.
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Anyone who doesn't have "Forever More" in their top ten obviously hasn't heard it
December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn
Well I have 2 albums on that list in my Top 30 (Alice Cooper & Black Tide) but I don't think that Britney Spears would have made it!

I considered Motley Crue, GNR, and Buckcherry for the #30 spot but I ultimately gave it to Metallica. The Crue album was good but not great and the GNR was good but not as good as it should have been after such a long wait. I had a hard time excluding Buckcherry. I have been a fan of theirs BEFORE they released their debut and I thought BLACK BUTTERFLY was a solid record but there were better.

Checkout my Top 30 at Heavy Metal Addiction

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
http://hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com/
My problem is, that most of the albums I've been looking forward to came out late this year and I hadn't had enough time to really listen to them (Thunder, D-A-D, Steelheart and others). But without a particular order, my Top 10 of 2008 would look like this at the moment:

Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and Superstition
Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad
Tesla - Forever More
Avantasia - The Scarecrow
Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider
White Lion - Return of the Pride
Journey - Revelations
Dokken - Lightning Strikes Again
H.E.A.T. - H.E.A.T.
House of Lords - Come To My Kingdom
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
no way is that for me. I bought along cxame a spider and chinese democracy, and they both sucked. Chinese Democracy isnt that bad i spose, but no.1? no way. SOLA definitely first for me, then Day & Age by the Killers and then Black Butterfly- Buckcherry.

and *shudder* Britney wouldnt be anywhere on my list.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Gonna have to check some of these albums out. I definitely agree with GNR at #1. I almost bought Sammy's album, but most reviews I've read have said it's average, at best.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Misfit
I would have to list Metallica's Death Magnetic and Shinedown's Sound of Madness (you gotta here it)...as my two favorite this year
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCK
ooops HEAR IT!!!!
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCK
05. UNDER MY SKIN - STEPHEN PEARCY
* Key track: "ARE YOU READY"

04. SUPER DELUXE - DIRTY LOOKS
* Key track: "NEVER ENOUGH"

03. SEX DRUGS ANARCHY - GEMINI FIVE
* Key track: "SCREAM FOR ME"

02. SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES - MOTLEY CRUE
* Key track: "DOWN AT THE WHISKY"

01. CALIFORNIA FREE RIDE - DIRTY LOOKS
* Key track: "STRONG MAN"
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJocke BORG
Guns is number one because it is a master piece of work and if your a music fan you would agree if not get in the ring!
December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLooksthatkill
5. Metallica - Death Magnetic (Judas Kiss)
4. Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire (Waking The Demon)
3. Motley Crue - Saints Of Los Angeles (MF Of The Year)
2. Hinder - Take It To The Limit (Loaded and Alone)
1. BUCKCHERRY - BLACK BUTTERFLY (EVERYSONG!!!! but if i have to pick one it would be Rescue Me with Too Drunk... close behind!)

AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW PAPA ROACH I LOVE THE SONG LIFELINE!
February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666

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