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Back in Black best hard rock album ever ?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Hard Rock, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Hard Rock

    Hard Rock Rock out !

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    I catch ya Funeral but for hard rock its close for me. All the pre 78 Scorps...its totaly amazing but you cant define it. At all ! Maybe Euro/Acid/hippie/progressive metal ? HaHa ! Its in a league of its own. That's why im a Scorpions fanatic. But Lovedrive is hard rock...at least to me.

    One song that was kind of weak on Lovedrive is Loving you Sunday morning. It really sounded like the producer told Rudy to not play so tight with the beat on the main riff. You can hear it. There is little blips and sounds where you can tell hes holding the pick on the strings trying not to play ON the beat. Telling Rudy to not play so tight is like telling a swiss watch maker to make a crappy watch. The live version rips though !

    They were trying to get a new vibe on Love Drive...they did succeed though. It would have been a bigger album had more people been into their earlier stuff but i think it was to Euro for America. Huge in Japan though !

    Other than that one song,I think both Lovedrive and Back in Black are in the same league...really, really close but Back in Black gets my vote.
     
  2. snakes&ladders

    snakes&ladders Senior Member

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    It IS a great album........
     
  3. Hydrazoic Acid

    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    You know, guys, I think the best hard rock album in history - it is either "Heaven and Hell" or "Machine Head". If reckon "Queen" is a hard rock, then - " A Night..."," A Day.." or "News... ". "Back in Black" - a cool album, best of all the sales, but not the greatest of all in music. IMHO.[​IMG]
     
  4. ComfortablyNumb

    ComfortablyNumb Unquestionable Presence

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    Great album, but I think Appetite For Destruction is a better hardrock album and if there was any one album that I would call the best hardrock album ever it would be Appetite For Destruction.
     
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    electric funeral Just listening music

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    If you consider Machine Head a candidate for best hard rock album wouldn't Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin's second ones be on the list?
     
  6. aeroplane

    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

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    That paragraph makes me think of the scene in Wayne's World when Wayne/Mike Myers and Tia Carerre are talking about the album Frampton Comes Alive, which prompts Myers to say that Frampton Comes Alive was automatically issued to everybody who lived in the suburbs and came in the mail like free product samples.

    For me, the best rock and roll album ever is Born in the USA by Springsteen. However, if we are delving strictly into hard rock, it is a little more difficult to me because I think more and more hard rock was coming out in an era in which the non-single filler tracks became less and less of a priority. There are at least one or two songs on Back in Black that I generally skip. Same with Appetite for Destruction...... (do any of you really like Anything Goes or Rocket Queen? I didn't think so).

    But AC/DC or Guns N' Roses are as good of a batch of candidates as anyone.
     
  7. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    I could see that, but I would rate Machine Head in front of both those albums...they never seem to get the same amount of credit that their contemporaries do.
     
  8. Cosmic Harmony

    Cosmic Harmony Senior Member

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    Yeah I agree. I wouldn't call it the best either but it's easily the highest selling. To me "Appetite for Destruction" and Van Halen's self titled album are the two hard rock albums that all other hard rock albums wish they could be.

    "Highway to Hell" is their best album for me too.

    Oh I agree 100%. Brian really can't sing at all nowadays. He sounds alright enough in the studio but live he honestly sounds atrocious and I can't stand it.
     
  9. Riff Raff

    Riff Raff The Kevin Owens Show Staff Member

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    Id if anything introduce a new fan ( be a newborn lol or not) to the original stuff, going right back to High Voltage ( Aussie version, the real version)
     
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    Prime Daydreaming

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    It's a very very great album. I could listen to it a hundred times and never get bored of it.
     

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