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Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!

Wednesday 17 December 2014

CRR's Top AOR / Melodic Rock Albums of 2014

This one's a hotly contested list as there has been some real outstanding quality in 2014.

Just outside the Top 15, in no particular order are...

Adrenaline Rush
Martina Edoff

15. Mr Big - The Stories We Could Tell
14. Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden
13. Night Ranger - High Road
12. Secret - The End Of The Road
11. Work Of Art - Framework
10. Bailey - Long Way Down
9. Nubian Rose - Mental Revolution
8. Harem Scarem - Thirteen
7. Vega - Stereo Messiah
6. Ten - Albion
5. Three Lions - ST
4. Angels Or Kings - King's Of Nowhere

3. Overland - Epic
2. In Faith - There's A Storm Coming
1. H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls


CRR's Top 20 Rock Albums Of 2014

CRR's Top Rock Songs Of 2014

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