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The Essential Series - 2017 Canadian Classics (Volume 1), by Gdazegod
Call it what you will. Mapleleaf Mayhem, Prairie Rock, North of the Border Metal.. one thing is for certain, the Canadians sure have released a ton of good rock music over the decades, and here's our first volume.

The Essential Series - 2017 Glam Metal (Volume 1) by Dtabachn
Commonly, public at large as well as critics and writers fail to identify the importance of Glam Metal as a crucial Metal sub-genre. In the sense that it was the driving force behind the fact that Metal was arguably the dominant genre in popular music around the mid to late 80's.

The Essential Series - 2017 Glam Rock (Volume 1), by Explorer
Glam was seen by many as shallow, superficial and somewhat throwaway, as opposed to the seriousness of the Prog world, but in my universe there was plenty of room for everyone.

The Essential Series - 2017 NWOBHM (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
This was the movement which effectively kickstarted the heavy metal industry as we know it today. Here is our first Volume looking at this part of the HM scene, out of Britain.

The Essential Series - 2017 Pomp Rock (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
This is our first volume in this series, you can be assured there will be volumes to follow as there are many Pomp related albums to cover off.

The Essential Series - 2017 Power Pop (Volume 1), by Explorer
This particular list is all about my personal favourites of what I consider to be Power Pop, so in no particular order, Let's Shake Some Action!!

The Essential Series - 2017 Southern Rock & Boogie (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
Having just completed an article whereby we wrote about a selection of West Coast classics, we turn our hand to Boogie. Yes, Southern Rock boogie.

The Essential Series - 2017 Thrash Metal (Volume 1), by Dtabachn
Thrash Metal was the most extreme form of music in the mid 80's. It still is in a way today. This is a mix of essential and favorite albums organized by release dates. I had a blast putting the article together.

The Essential Series - 2017 US Hard Rock (Volume 1) by Dtabachn
The early days of American Hard Rock produced some classic LP's. Here's ten of the best as cherry-picked by Dave Tabachnik. And it's only Volume 1, with more to come..

The Essential Series - 2017 West Coast (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
So, kicking off, here's my first selection of 10 essential West Coast albums - Volume 1.

The Essential Series - 2018 CCM (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
It's a popular category of music among followers of 80's melodic rock. It came with a message, and sometimes with a bible as in the case of Stryper. Check out my first volume of CCM essentials.

The Essential Series - 2018 Golden Oldies (Volume 1), by Gdazegod
Well, this is a little bit different. I was inspired to create this category based on a whole bunch of videos I had been watching on YouTube. Some of them go way back into time.

The Essential Series - 2018 Purist AOR (Volume 1) by Gdazegod
I could sit here and discuss the merits of our favourite sub-genre of music AOR until I'm blue in the face. So I won't. Read on.

 
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