Grading the 1983 Hard Rock Albums

Back in November, before the big switch from a KISS-focused podcast to a hard rock-focused podcast, the Kousins rated all the KISS albums like marks in school. The four Kousins graded from A+ through F-. You can hear those episodes here and here. Fast-forward to February, when the Kousins did a retrospective of music from 1983, which focused on the hard rock genre (which can be found here). It was mentioned that the Kousins would be visiting other years. But before we all move on, it was time to grade the top albums of 1983.

The albums that were graded were (in no particular order):

Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
Def Leppard – Pyromania
Dio – Holy Diver
Kiss – Lick It Up
Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon
Y&T – Mean Streak
Twisted Sister – You Can’t Stop Rock n Roll
Accept – Balls to the Wall

Some harsh words were thrown around about some of the albums, some about the other Kousins. But, in the end, the grades were final.

All four Kousins gave their “Now Listenings.”

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