Once you get past Black Sabbath heavy metal is just lost on me, in particular that 80's thrash sound. Once checked out some doom/funeral metal because descriptions of it online made it sound lie the kind of thing I would like but I didn't go for that either.
Mostly that's true for me too although Motorhead pushes my buttons in the classic lineup too. I really can't understand how a lot of people who love metal didn't come out for the 70s poll - iirc Sabbath missed entirely.
I think I had Paranoid fairly high. They remind me as much of a punk band as they do metal on their early stuff which is probably why I like them.
No band from the 80s is remembered more warmly than the Cure - if you talk to like younger people, like the average 7 year old on this board they think The Cure were the biggest band of the decade.
Thats not a put down but if you told me that they make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have 80s Satellite radio programs that live off of them I'd be a little unsure but they hold a very high place that's increased over the years.
Hmmmmmmm thought the Guns N Roses would be higher.......for a whole generation of kids that was the first and in some ways "last" Rock album they heard .......Back in Black which served the same purpose for those kids older brothers should be coming up.......top 10?
It's my favorite Springsteen record - especially the first side. Those screams/yelps at the end of State Trooper get me every time....it also kind of predates the whole alternative movement because it couldn't have been more of a F-You to Rock star kind of stuff.
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby:
Wow. I think I've only heard the Metallicas, Psychocandy, and The Smiths. I imagine I'll have heard more from the top 12 or so, but that is pretty bad.
Surprised you don't know Guns n Roses, I think that's one of (if not the) most popular albums I put on my ballot.
I know the singles, but I don't generally hear people talk about their albums much. Same deal with Michael Jackson. I heard Thriller and Sweet Child O'Mine, but I don't think their albums are praised to an enormously high level - and I think that's usually what makes people wanna check the albums out I would guess.