The list author says: "While I'm not saying that there wasn't any good music in the 80s, with New Wave, Hair Metal and other MTV posers, and the death of music in general thanks to (c)rap, you have to admit the 80s pretty much sucked when compared to the 60s and 70s!
Here are 25 albums, A-Z, that saved rock.And, no, you won't find the over-hyped and overrated Nirvana anywhere on here...so stop looking!"
"Let's get Seattle out of the way right off the bat - the heck with Nirvana, the highpoint of grunge and Seattle music in general is right here. AIC was the best Seattle band, Dirt was the best Seattle album, Jerry was the best (modern) Seattle guitarist and Rooster was the best Seattle song - PERIOD!"
"Another great forgotten band. This 4 song EP is all I could currently find on Amazon but they also have 2 full length CDs. "Gone Ancient" is one great song by any measure. Their debuet is straight ahead blues rock while the 2nd, Is, was more alternative metal influenced."
"Talk about a "blast from the past"!!! With absolutely ZERO promotion even many old-time BOC fans don't know this 1998 release exists!! And it's better than most main stream rock from the 90s. "See you in Black" rocks and rocks HARD!!"
"True originals and ,though this came out in 1989, it has the 90s written all over it!!! With all the phoney hype over nu-metal and rap-rock (Limp Biscuit?) these guys did it first and did it better. And Mike Patton is one of THE great singers - don't believe it - listen to him cover both the Bee Gees AND Sabbath!!"
"Marillion's original singer also kept prog rock alive. But you'd never know it in America!! This and "Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors" are probably his best solo efforts. He also happens to be the greatest lyricist alive!"
"Ska influenced funk rock at it's best. Taught the Red Hot Chili Peppers a thing or two!! Get this along with "Truth and Soul" and "The Reality Of My Surroundings". SERIOUS CHOPS and a great live band!!"
"THE birth of the entire alternative, independent, grunge revolution of the 90s. For an explanation of that statement, see my review of this masterpiece, which is simply one of the greatest albums ever recorded, period! Always great live as well!"
"The best of all the Seattle "match-ups". Wish they would have done more!! MUST HAVE album if you are into the Seattle scene, or just rock in general!! The only question is - why isn't the Live VHS on DVD yet?!?"
"A fine rock/metal guitar album by one of the masters. Makes one completely forgive his hair-metal poser phase. But, like BOC, many don't even know it exists! 1998's "Unforgiven" and his reunion with UFO, "Walk on Water", sealed the comeback!"
"I really liked this band and just when I thought they were going on to bigger and better things...they released a final, mediocre, album and broke up!!! This was their peak! The final 3 songs are best heard together, in order!"
"LONG LIVE REV. MAYNARD!! Tool's masterpiece and crowning achievement came right in the middle of the decade. I LOVE Tool but wish they'd do something this magnificent again!! "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days", good as they are, don't fulfill the promise hinted at by AEnima !"