About Kerrang! Albums of the Year 1986
It took them three albums, but finally Metallica got their well-deserved spot on the best-of-the-year list. (but not on Spotify, greedy bastards)
Kerrang! even managed to get Slayer’s Reign in Blood one step above Metallica, and they squeezed Megadeath in there too.
They almost seem to be true to the thrash and got rid of a lot of the British soft rock and Southern rock that had been littering the toplists in the past.
(I will disregard the fact that David Lee Roth holds the top position and consider it to be a misprint)
Apart from this welcome news, we can see that musicians in L.A. have started dressing in drag – bless you Poison – and Judas Priest Americanized their sound and started singing about that they don’t need their parents to tell them what to do.
Halford’s parents were like: “Yeah Rob, you’re 25. Do whatever you want. It’s alright.”
Two Hip Hop albums even entered the charts.
I’m fine with that.
At least it’s better than Peter Gabriel.
Kerrang! Albums of the Year 1986
1. David Lee Roth - Eat'em And Smile
2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Metallica - Master of Puppets (Surprise! Not on Spotify)
4. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
5. Peter Gabriel - So (Not on Spotify)
6. Megadeth - Peace Sells ... But Who's Buying?
7. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
8. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
9. Magnum - Vigilante
10. Queensrÿche - Rage for Order
11. Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
12. Billy Idol - Whiplash Smile
13. Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
13. Aerosmith - Classics Live
13. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
16. AC/DC - Who Made Who (Not on Spotify)
17. Van Halen - 5150
18. Run DMC - Raising Hell
19. Judas Priest - Turbo
19. GTR – GTR (Not on Spotify)