About Kerrang! Albums of the Year 1985
In 1985, Kerrang! continued neglecting thrash metal. Both Slayer and Megadeath released albums this year, but nothing ended up on the list.
Being a couple of years behind, Kerrang! awarded Accept, who had started with an Americanized hooky sound, with their highest position ever and Iron Maiden also got their highest position with a live album (which is superb, of course.)
It’s almost as if Kerrang! was trying to say "we're sorry."
In all honesty, they should have had these spots (or higher) earlier.
Instead Kerrang! continued to give positions to people like John Fogerty, Aerosmith, Molly Hatchet, The Power Station, Sabu, Ratt, ZZ Top and Marillion, all of whom had passed their due date or simply didn’t release good enough albums.
But everyone loves Magnum, don’t they?
I know that I do, even though every thinking cell in my body tells me that I shouldn’t.
How far to Jerusalem?
And more importantly, how far to Vancouver?
Adams, you did NOT make the best heavy album of 1985!
I think Slayer might have.
Kerrang! Albums of the Year 1985
1. Bryan Adams - Reckless
2. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
2. Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors
4. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
5. ZZ Top - Afterburner
6. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
7. The Power Station - The Power Station
8. Molly Hatchet - Double Trouble Live
8. John Fogerty - Centerfield
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Soul To Soul
11. The Cult - Love
11. Sabu - Heartbreak (Not on Spotify)
13. Accept - Metal Heart (Not on Spotify)
14. Magnum - On a Storyteller's Night
15. Jeff Beck - Flash