Deep Purple – Now What?! (85)

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Sometimes it takes an old dog to teach us new tricks. In this case, it took five. Deep Purple has never had the fanfare associated with other English bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, or Black Sabbath, but their fans have successfully kept them afloat for a 40-year plus career.  They’ve pioneered…

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Def Leppard – Hysteria (100)

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In 1984, the members of Def Leppard were looking to create a masterpiece to follow up their highly successful 1983 release, Pyromania. They knew that their next album needed to be the ultimate in pop-rock perfection in order to keep them climbing to the top of the charts in the US and to put them…

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AC/DC – Back in Black (100)

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The world looked dark for AC/DC when legendary front-man Bon Scott passed away in February of 1980. Fortunately for AC/DC they were able to find singer Brian Johnson and release perhaps the greatest tribute album of all time, Back In Black.  This album contains a myriad of classic AC/DC hits such as “Hells Bells” “Shoot…

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