2013 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) Vertical Horizon – Echoes From The Underground

2) Alpha Rev – Bloom

3) The New Shining – Wake Up Your Dreams

4) Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

5) The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

6) Paramore – Paramore

 

   9*********

7) The Almost – Fear Inside Our Bones

8) Black Sabbath – 13

9) Ghost B.C. – Infestissumam

10) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast

11) What Now – Move Like A Sinner

12) Zodiac – A Hiding Place

13) Fates Warning – Darkness In A Different Light

 

   8********

14) Blue October – Sway

15) Ed Kowalczyk – The Flood And The Mercy

16) Red Line Chemistry – Tug Of War

17) Blood Ceremony – The Eldridtch Dark

18) Black Star Riders – All Hell Breaks Loose

19) Filter – The Sun Comes Out Tonight

20) Impera – Pieces Of Eden

21) OneRepublic – Native

22) Toad The Wet Sprocket – New Constellation

23) AFI – Burials

24) Dawes – Stories Don’t End

25) Voodoo Six – Songs To Invade Countries To

26) Riverside – Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

27) Gloomball – The Distance

28) Halestorm – ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP

29) The 1975 – The 1975

30) Find Me – Wings Of Love

31) Ed Roland And The Sweet Tea Project – Devils ‘N Darlins

32) Kill Devil Hill – Revolution Rise

33) Stryper – No More Hell To Pay

34) Rising Storm – Tempest

35) Newman – Siren

36) Adrenaline Mob – Coverta

37) Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker

38) ASG – Blood Drive

39) Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington – High Rise [EP]

40) The New Roses – Without A Trace

41) Saffire – From Ashes To Fire

 

   7*******

42) Denied – Let Them Burn

43) Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

44) Newsted – Heavy Metal Music

45) Megadeth – Super Collider

46) Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)

47) Oliva – Raise The Curtain

48) Darling Parade – Battle Scars And Broken Hearts

49) Eden’s Curse – Symphony Of Sin

50) Volbeat – Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

51) Benesser – The Start Of Something New

52) Kylesa – Ultraviolet

53) Jimmy Eat World – Damage

54) Farewell To Fear – New Blood

55) Age Of Days – Radioactivity

56) John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

57) All Things New – All Things New

58) Joe Satriani – Unstoppable Momentum

59) Deafheaven – Sunbather

60) Airbourne – Black Dog Barking

61) Black Water Bride – Black Water Bride

 

   6******

62) Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 2

63) Crashdiet – The Savage Playground

64) Alter Bridge – Fortress

65) Pop Evil – Onyx

66) Until Rain – Anthem To Creation

67) Redlight King – Irons In The Fire

68) Ugly Kid Joe – Stairway To Hell

69) Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll

70) Dream Theater – Dream Theater

71) Stormzone – Three Kings

72) Decyfer Down – Scarecrow

73) Red – Release The Panic

74) Jenn Bostic – Jealous

75) Deep Purple – Now What?!

76) Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume One

77) Ashes Of Ares – Ashes Of Ares

78) Holy Grail – Ride The Void

79) Avenged Sevenfold – Hail To The King

80) Black Veil Brides – Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones

 

   5*****

81) Miss Rabbit – Miss Rabbit

82) Thirty Seconds To Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams

83) W.E.T. – Rise Up

84) Goo Goo Dolls – Magnetic

85) Pink Cream 69 – Ceremonial

86) The Winery Dogs – The Winery Dogs

87) Daughtry – Baptized

88) Masterplan – Novum Initium

89) Queensryche – Queensryche

90) Bastille – Bad Blood

91) The Letter Black – Rebuild

92) Aeon Zen – Enigma

93) King Kobra – II

94) Flying Colors – Live In Europe

95) Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull

96) Five For Fighting – Bookmarks

97) Burning Rain – Epic Obsession

98) Orchid – The Mouths Of Madness

99) Detroit Voodoo – Rise Of The Medicine Man

100) Tricker Diablo – Songs Of Iron

101) (Geoff Tate’s) Queensryche – Frequency Unknown

102) Drowning Pool – Resilience

103) Skillet – Rise

104) Trapt – Reborn

105) Orianthi – Heaven In This Hell

 

   4****

106) Diamond Plate – Pulse

107) Benedictum – Obey

108) Metal Church – Generation Nothing

109) Black Water Rising – Pissed And Driven

110) Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall – Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall

111) Device – Device

112) The Poodles – Tour De Force

113) Harem Scarem – Mood Swings II

114) Jorn – Traveller

115) Royal Hunt – A Life To Die For

116) Saliva – In It To Win It

117) Defueled – Rorschach

118) Arc Angel – Harlequins Of Light

119) LaValle – Dear Sanity

120) Stolen Name – Stolen Name

121) Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed

122) Lita Ford – The Bitch Is Back… Live

123) Fair Warning – Sundancer

124) Gov’t Mule – Shout!

125) Robin Beck – Underneath

126) Fergie Frederiksen – Any Given Moment

127) Lost Weekend – Evermore

128) Maxine Petrucci – Back To The Garden

 

   3***

129) We As Human – We As Human

130) Danger Angel – Revolutia

131) Boston – Live, Love & Hope

132) Doomriders – Grand Blood

133) Sammy Hagar – Sammy Hagar & Friends

134) Snakecharmer – Snakecharmer

135) Kee Marcello – Judas Kiss

 

   2**

136) Def Leppard – Viva! Hysteria: Live At The Joint, Las Vegas

137) Great White – 30 Years: Live From The Sunset Strip

138) Taking Back Sunday – TAYF10: Acoustic

 

   1*

139) Roxy Blue – Live At Nightmoves

 

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