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Old 06-26-2013, 08:30 AM
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15.4 - Foreigner


Tracklist:
1.Night Life
2.Juke Box Hero
3.Break It Up
4.Waiting For A Girl Like You
5.Luanne
6.Urgent
7.I'm Gonna Win
8.Woman In Black
9.Girl On The Moon
10.Don't Let Go

Released In 1981

Foreigner is one of the best and most popular 80's AOR bands, and this album is definitely the best example of that.Lou Gramm is one killer vocalist, while Mick Jones provides some incredible guitar work that is most likely the best part of the album.The record kicks off with the best Foreigner opener (and song) IMO "Night Life", and then goes into the incredible rockers "Juke Box Hero" and "Break It Up".The album slows down with the amazing ballad "Waiting For A Girl Like You", and then picks the pace back up for the rest of the album until the ending "Don't Let Go".A true example of an AOR classic.

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"Night Life"
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"Waiting For A Girl Like You"
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"Break It Up"
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Am I the only one wondering what AOR stands for?
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Am I the only one wondering what AOR stands for?
Album Oriented Rock if I remember right. Journey, Boston, Foreigner, solo Eric Clapton etc. Basically mid-70s to early 80s pop rock.
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14.World Upside Down - House Of Lords


Tracklist:
1.Mask Of Eternity
2.These Are The Times
3.All The Way To Heaven
4.Field Of Shattered Dreams
5.I'm Free
6.All The Pieces Falling
7.Rock Bottom
8.Million Miles
9.Your Eyes
10.Ghost Of Time
11.My Generation
12.SOS
13.World Upside Down

Released In 2006

House Of Lords was once one of the many AOR acts in the 80's, and even had some minor success on the charts but disbanded in 1993.In 2000 the band got back together without leader keyboardist Gregg Giuffria (who does make a guest appearance on this album), and released The Power And The Myth.In 2006 is when House Of Lords released the definite album of their career IMO.The album is filled with bang your head rockers (I'm Free, Rock Bottom), timeless anthems (These Are The Times, My Generation (not a Who cover), and of course power ballads (Million Miles, title-track).The only thing holding this back from being in an higher spot is that they are a total of four ballads.I mean I like a good rock ballad, but having more then 2 on an album is over doing it.The highlight of the whole album is definitely the power of James Christian's voice, who is probably one of the best modern day AOR singers.The guitar playing of both Jimi Bell AND James Christian is pretty solid as well, nothing groundbreaking, but definitely top notch.This album brings a modern touch to the classic 80s AOR sound.

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"These Are The Times"
http://grooveshark.com/s/These+Are+T...es/vVkUn?src=5
"All The Way To Heaven"
http://grooveshark.com/s/All+The+Way...en/vVkVZ?src=5
"My Generation"
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Album Oriented Rock if I remember right. Journey, Boston, Foreigner, solo Eric Clapton etc. Basically mid-70s to early 80s pop rock.
Sometimes Adult Oriented Rock too, isn't it?

Yeah, it's basically the super soft, super melodic stuff.
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