50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1974: Bad Company ‘Bad Company’

Bad Company’s debut album came in with the most votes over Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping and Eric Clapton’s 461 Ocean Blvd.; both excellent albums. Bad Company, formed in 1973 in Surrey, England, is often referred to as a super group with members Paul Rodgers from Free, drummer Simon Kirke, Mott the Hoople’s guitarist Mick Ralphs, and…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1996: Metallica ‘Load’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1996: Metallica ‘Load’

It started off as a tight race between Tool’s Aenima, Sublime’s third album and Metallica’s Load for the year 1996 and by the end of voting, Metallica took in the most nods to be inducted into the PLR Hall of Fame. Coming off the the fifth album, referred to as the “Black Album” in 1991…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1984: Van Halen ‘1984’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1984: Van Halen ‘1984’

It’s no surprise that Van Halen’s 1984 album came in with the most votes. The Car’s Heartbeat City was a huge album for the band with five singles released from 1984 to 1985 and Bruce’s Born in the U.S.A., cited by rock critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. But it was…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1978: Van Halen ‘Van Halen’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1978: Van Halen ‘Van Halen’

The year was 1978. Disco at its prime and three iconic albums to choose from to be inducted into our Hall of Fame. Rolling Stones Some Girls album coming off a decline in popularity put the boys back on top. The debut of the Cars introducing us, at that time, into the New Wave/Rock Pop…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1992: Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1992: Stone Temple Pilots ‘Core’

Once again it comes as no surprise that the debut album from Stone Temple Pilots Core came in with the most votes in this week’s 50 Years, 50 Albums. Formed in San Diego in 1989, Scott Weiland, the DeLeo brothers and Eric Kretz set out to make an album reviving the album-oriented era where you just…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1981: Rush ‘Moving Pictures’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1981: Rush ‘Moving Pictures’

It certainly comes with no surprise that Rush’s Moving Pictures album came in with the most votes this week as we focused on the year 1981. Foreigner 4 and Tattoo You from the Stones are both great albums from that year, but couldn’t keep up with our rabid Rush fans! Moving Pictures is the eighth studio…

50 Years, 50 Albums 2008: Kings of Leon ‘Only by the Night’

50 Years, 50 Albums 2008: Kings of Leon ‘Only by the Night’

A family band out of Nashville, Brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill with cousin Matthew Followill formed Kings of Leon in 1999. To describe the band’s music is a combination of southern rock, garage rock with a heavy dose of alternative sound, basically making this a kick ass band. Their fourth album Only by the…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1975: Bruce Springsteen ‘Born to Run’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1975: Bruce Springsteen ‘Born to Run’

Well, it comes with no surprise that Bruce Springsteen came in with the most votes this week for the Hall of Fame although Kiss’s Alive and Queen’s Night at the Opera certainly got their fair share of votes. It was Bruce’s third album and a make-it-or-break-it scenario; the first one Greetings from Asbury Park and the…

50 Years, 50 Albums 2003: Linkin Park ‘Meteora’

50 Years, 50 Albums 2003: Linkin Park ‘Meteora’

Formed in Agoura Hills, California in 1996, Linkin Park rose to fame in 2000 with their debut album Hybrid Theory released during the nu metal scene with heavy airplay on MTV. This certainly paved the way for their second album Meteora debuting at number one upon its release in March 2003. Meteora has sold over…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1997: Foo Fighters ‘The Colour and the Shape’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1997: Foo Fighters ‘The Colour and the Shape’

This was a big week for the Foo Fighters as they have been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and their second album The Colour and the Shape goes into our “Hall of Fame” as well. Released in 1997,The Colour and the Shape marks the official debut of the Foo Fighters…