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Old 06-15-2013, 07:06 AM
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Top Twenty AOR/Melodic Rock Albums Of All Time

I know a lot of people here might cringe when bands like Survivor, REO Speedwagon, or Asia, but AOR/Melodic Rock is a genre I am very fond of.The music has a great feel to it, and is very uplifting and catchy.I realize this thread will probably get bashed, and it will probably not even get viewed by a LOT of people, but I feel as though a list like this needs to be here.I will do the thread in a style similar to my glam metal revival album thread.

20.W.E.T. - W.E.T.

2.One Love
3.Brothers In Arms
4.Comes Down Like Rain
5.Running From The Heartache
6.I'll Be There
7.Damage Is Done
8.Put Your Money Where The Mouth Is
9.One Day At A Time
10.Just Go
11.My Everything
12.If I Fall

Released In 2009

At the number 20 spot we have a modern AOR classic, W.E.T.'s self-titled debut.It is the combination of some of the best AOR bands today, Work Of Art, Eclipse, and Talisman.This album is reminiscent of 80's AOR acts like Foreigner, Journey, and Asia, but also adds a modern rock touch to make things sound new and fresh.The vocals are outstanding, the guitars are thick and crystal clear, and the overall feel of the album is just incredible.Lovers of 80's AOR will love this record, but those who don't like the 80's bands are more likely to not like this record at all.Highlights include opener "Invincible", anthem "Brothers In Arms", and the Journey-esque "If I Fall"

Standout Tracks:
"Brothers In Arms"
"If I Fall"
6/28 - Def Leppard/Styx/Tesla
8/29 - Rick Springfield/Loverboy/The Romantics
8/30 - Motley Crue
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