2012 Album Rankings

[Note: Ratings are a reflection of my willingness to add an album to my personal collection and not necessarily of an album’s quality. Albums in bold are part of my physical collection.]

 

     10**********

1) Big Wreck – Albatross

2) Zodiac – A Bit Of Devil

3) Rival Sons – Head Down

4) The New Shining – Full Circle

5) Witchcraft – Legend

6) The Dirty Pearls – Whether You Like It Or Not

 

     9*********

7) Imagine Dragons – Night Visions

8) Unsolved – Tabula Rasa

9) 10 Years – Minus The Machine

10) Casablanca – Apocalyptic Youth

11) Anberlin – Vital

12) Flying Colors – Flying Colors

13) Eclipse – Bleed & Scream

14) Cherri Bomb – This Is The End Of Control

15) Chris Robinson Brotherhood – The Magic Door

16) Impera – Legacy Of Life

17) Kid Rock – Rebel Soul

 

     8********

18) Aranda – Stop The World

19) Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock

20) Antean – Duality

21) Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth

22) Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

23) Mumford & Sons – Babel

24) Black Country Communion – Afterglow

25) Full Tilt – Full Tilt

26) Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue

27) Kiss – Monster

28) Soundgarden – King Animal

29) Alanis Morissette – Havoc And Bright Lights

30) My Darkest Days – Sick And Twisted Affair

31) Silversun Pickups – Neck Of The Woods

32) Lit – The View From The Bottom

33) Cavo – Thick As Thieves

34) Blessed By A Broken Heart – Feel The Power

35) Murder Bay – Never Was An Angel

36) Adrenaline Mob – Omerta

37) 21st Century Goliath – Radio Destroyer

 

     7*******

38) Threshold – March Of Progress

39) Halestorm – The Strange Case Of…

40) Rush – Clockwork Angels

41) Linkin Park – Living Things

42) Jettblack – Raining Rock

43) The Scams – Bombs Away

44) Black Tora – Raise Your Fists [EP]

45) Young Guns – Bones

46) The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

47) Cage9 – How To Shoot Lasers From Your Eyes

48) Ben Folds Five – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

49) The Unripes – This Is Not America

50) Icarus Witch – Rise

51) The Black River Kings – The Black River Kings [EP]

52) Children 18:3 – On The Run

53) Flyleaf – New Horizons

54) Hoobastank – Fight Or Flight

55) Dirty Passion – In Wonderland

56) Redline – Vice

 

     6******

57) Dokken – Broken Bones

58) Otherwise – True Love Never Dies

59) Shinedown – Amaryllis

60) Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon

61) Your Army – Ignite

62) Heaven’s Cry – Wheels Of Impertenance

63) Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators – Apocalyptic Love

64) Helldorados – Helldorados

 

     5*****

65) Hardline – Danger Zone

66) Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill

67) Primal Fear – Unbreakable

68) Scelerata – The Sniper

69) Punchline – Superfly

71) Adler – Back From The Dead

71) 4Bitten – Delirium

72) Hannibal – Cyberia

73) Geoff Tate – Kings & Thieves

74) Trixter – New Audio Machine

75) Tango Down – Identity Crisis

 

     4****

76) Jeffrey Gaines – Live In Europe

77) The Veer Union – Divide The Blackened Sky

78) Diemonds – The Bad Pack

79) Another Lost Year – Better Days

80) Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension

81) Steve Harris – British Lion

82) Tyketto – Dig In Deep

83) Hydrogyn – Private Sessions

84) 12 Stones – Beneath The Scars

85) Jorn – Bring Heavy Rock To The Land

86) Heart – Fanatic

87) Ten – Heresy And Creed

88) Fozzy – Sin And Bones

89) The Hives – Lex Hives

 

     3***

90) Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ambush

91) Axel Rudi Pell – Circle Of The Oath

92) ZZ Top – La Futura

93) Hard Riot – Living On A Fastlane

94) Great White – Elation

95) Issa – Can’t Stop

96) Stroker Ace – Hit The Gas

97) Neal Schon – The Calling

 

     2**

98) Dee Snider – Dee Does Broadway

 

     1*

(none)

 

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