Babylon A.D., Bonfire, Def Leppard, Dogs D'Amour, Dokken, Dr. Feelgood, Errol Flynn, Excess All Areas, Fireworks, Glam Metal, Icon, In The Dynamite Jet Saloon, Lillian Axe, Love + War, Motley Crue, Night Of The Crime, Organized Crime, Out Of The Cellar, Pink Cream 69, Pyromania, Ratt, Shout At The Devil, Shy, Skid Row, Sleaze Metal, Stay Hungry, Tell No Tales, TNT, Too Fast For Love, Treat, Twisted Sister, Under Lock and Key, Under The Blade, W.A.S.P.
RYM’s Top 20 Glam Metal Albums Of The 80′s
Very few metal subgenres are as polarizing as glam/sleaze metal. Some people think it is the ultimate good times music whereas many, especially underground fans consider it to be the audio equivalent of rape. No matter where you stand on this fence, you have to admit that part of the style’s charm is that it never took itself too seriously. It was far more about good vibes, unbridled fun, debauchery, etc. than many of the other metal subgenres that conveyed darker themes, emotions, and atmospheres. Some people need to feel evil, some people need to feel brutal, some people don’t need nuthin’ but a good time (hey, how could I resist?). I never cared for the sappy love ballads that seemed to be geared toward romance deprived 30-something women and lovestruck teenaged girls, but the fun tunes were fun, and there were definitely some talented musicians that took part in that movement.
This is not my list, but this is how the folks at RYM ranked the top 20 glam/sleaze metal albums from the 80′s based on thousands of votes. So, take off your boring uber-serious face and enjoy this:
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