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THE 2013 MELROCK AWARDS

Welcome to the 2013 MelRock Awards.

Thanks again for reading and the great enthusiasm for these awards each year. For anyone new to this - this is not a vote or a poll; this is my own personal take on the music and news that I covered on MelodicRock.com over the course of 2013. These are my favourite songs, my favourite albums and whatever else...

In listing these artists and also handing out some awards, it is my hope as always that it will help remind folks of some music they missed or help them appreciate some of the artists behind the music for their efforts in 2013.
Enjoy the read and do let me know what you think!

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The 2012 MelRock Awards

Welcome to the 2012 MelRock Awards. I know...it's 2014 already. Only a year late! This is where I roll out my usual "it's never too late to discover or remember great music you might have missed..." line. Hopefully it still works!
I apologize profusely for the ridiculously late (and hopefully not too irrelevant) 2012 Awards page. The 2013 page is right around the corner...stand by...

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The 2011 MelRock Awards

Welcome to the 2011 MelRock Awards. Late as usual of course, but I will simply revert to my tried and tested line that it is never too late to discover new music and to go over an annual summary and check out titles you might have missed. And there are plenty of titles below to check out. The Top 30 albums are expanded to the Top 40 of 2011 and Song Of The Year is busted way open from 50 titles to 100. There were simply that many great releases and great songs around in 2011. In fact I call it the best year of music releases since 1992.

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2010 MelRock Awards

Welcome to whatever this is! A look back in time perhaps? I have finally rolled the best of 2009 and 2010 into some kind of presentation and now offer it up to those left that still care! Too many excuses to go into why this hasn't been possible to get completed until now, but the most relevant one is that business is simply so hard and so challenging that I have spent all my spare time chasing sponsors, money and whatever else it is I do that keeps the site running. Not too much time left over for fun - like putting together these lists.
And as my old adage goes – it's never too late to discover new quality music!

I promise to start on the 2011 MelRock Awards next week - so they may appear in a more timely fashion and in more detail than these abbreviated awards.
2011 has been the best year for music that I can recall, so the awards will be tougher than ever to put together.

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2009 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Simply put - glorious melodic rock with passion, power and hooks galore.

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2008 MelRock Awards

I can hear you saying out loud around the globe. "What??? Six months late and this is all we get??” Yes, I'm afraid so folks. But I hope it will still provide some food for thought on the year just passed.

The last 12 months have been excruciatingly hard for myself – both work and personal commitments left me completely spent and unable to do a lot of what I really enjoy doing with the site. The lack of reviews is another issue I know many are disappointed with. In getting this abbreviated version of the annual MelRock Awards online finally, I hope I can close a very tiring chapter of the site's history and move on to getting things back to their up to date best.
And I will promise now to deliver the biggest and most comprehensive Awards page for the 2009 year – ASAP early 2010.

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2007 MelRock Awards

Welcome to the 9th Annual MelRock Awards. Right off the bat, my apologies for the unusually late arrival of these awards. At a time where we are already starting to consider the best of what 2008 has to offer so far, it seems a little late to cast an eye back to 2007. But it is never too late to talk about great music and the Awards below summarize the best of what I thought 2007 had to offer. Hopefully it will lead so some folks checking out releases they missed at the time.
 

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2006 MelRock Awards

Welcome to the 8th Annual MelRock Awards. My apologies for it being a week or two late getting online, but life seems to only ever get busier, so perhaps I should start writing the 2007 awards in October :)
One of the benefits of publishing the awards in February is that it gives me a far better and clearer picture of the year ahead, which is an important part of this annual round up of news, views, comments and general opinions on things.
This is also my avenue to speak my mind a little further on certain issues affecting this music scene, me, the site and the record business as a whole.
I hope you concur with the awards handed out and with the rankings of particular albums and songs from the calendar year 2006.

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2005 MelRock Awards

Welcome to the 7th Annual MelRock Awards. This is the biggest single feature of the year and definitely the most popular, taking in everything that was 2005 and looking ahead into the year ahead, one which I know is going to be an interesting ride.
As seems to be the case with every Awards page, they get bigger every year and 2005 is no exception. This is the biggest awards feature put together for the site and it contains more thoughts, views, reflections and information than ever before - all written over the last month or so.
I feel very passionate about this scene and what I do, so I expect that will show through. Not everyone is going to agree with everything I have written below, but if it gets people talking and thinking, then my job is done.

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The Best Music of 2004

Welcome to the annual MelodicRock.com end of year summary and Awards page!
This is my personal take on what I consider to be the best releases for the year 2004, with a nod to other recommended songs and albums in the Honorable Mentions lists. The MelRock Awards covers the Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year, plus a recap on the events of 2004 (both good and bad) and a look ahead to what we might expect during 2005.
After all is said and done - your chance to post your own lists and opinions. Anyway - enjoy! I could go on editing this for another month, but I guess I should just get it online! Oh, and sorry it's late (again)

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The Best Music of 2003

Welcome to the annual MelodicRock.com end of year summary and awards page!
This is the final word on the best releases and recommended melodic listening for the year 2003.
Read on for a list of the best albums, best songs and other recommended listening for the past year.
Take a look ahead at 2004 - what to expect and what will and won't happen.
And if that isn't enough - post your own lists.....

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The Best Albums of 2002

Welcome to the annual MelodicRock.com end of year summary and awards page!
The is the final word on the best releases and recommended listening for the year 2002.
Read on for a list of the best albums, best songs and other recommended listening for the past year. Take a look ahead at 2003 - what to expect and what will and won't happen.
And if that isn't enough - post your Top 10 lists and vote in the annual readers choice poll.
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BEST OF 2001

+ The Annual MelodicRock AWARDS!!
 
melodicrock.com's final word on the
best releases and recommended listening for the year 2001.
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BEST OF 2000

+ Y2K melodicrock AWARDS!!

melodicrock.com's final word on the
best releases and recommended listening for the year 2000.

 

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Best Of 1999


So here we are. Another year gone by and another new one just about underway.
I am going to cover a few things with this end of year coverage - starting with a list of my favourite releases and favourite songs of 1999.
Then some awards! A lighter look at what's been...

 

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Best of 1998

 

 

melodicrock.com's
BEST OF 1998 - final edition! My personal Top 30 for 1998:

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BEST OF 1997

melodicrock.com's
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EST OF 1997 My personal Top 20 for 1997:

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BEST OF 1993

I often get asked what my favourite albums of past years (before this site) were. So I am beginning to address that by filling in the gaps. These are pretty simple Top 30 lists of the best (or my favourite at least) albums of that particular year. It was really interesting going back over those years and remembering just what albums came out when and how they stack up against each other now...some 15-20 years later! Amazingly....not too much has changed as far as my tastes and opinions.

Presenting what I call my favourite albums of the year 1993...

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1991 MelRock Awards

I often get asked what my favourite albums of past years (before this site) were. So I am beginning to address that by filling in the gaps. These are pretty simple Top 30 lists of the best (or my favourite at least) albums of that particular year. It was really interesting going back over those years and remembering just what albums came out when and how they stack up against each other now...some 15-20 years later! Amazingly....not too much has changed as far as my tastes and opinions.

Presenting what I call my favourite albums of the year 1991...

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