I don’t know how others are, but I’ve often been disappointed when a rock band soloist ran away. Somehow, nothing seemed to be the same without him or her.
Although, to a large extent, the troops continued to exist without him or her, the identity of these groups was permanently tarnished. Of course, the statement may seem purely subjective, but as subjective as it is, it is found in the minds of many listeners of the rock genre.
While some soloists got lost in the mists of time, others continued solo, and even managed to do a job as good as when they were part of the band that consecrated them.
So let’s see which are the best solo rock albums of all time, according to Loudwire.com. In some places, I must admit that I share the opinion of the editors of the famous publication.
It should be mentioned that not everyone in this top left, de facto, the bands, some of them choosing the solo path only temporarily, as we will be able to observe in the following.
Top 10 best solo rock albums
- Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) – “The Chemical Wedding” (1998);
- David Lee Roth (Van Halen) – “Eat ‘Em With A Smile” (1986);
- Greg Lake (King Crimson) – Tarkus (1971);
- Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage and Times of Grace) – “The Hymn of a Broken Man” (2011);
- Max Cavalera (Sepultura) – “Dark Ages” (2005);
- Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath) – “Wizzard of Ozz” (1980);
- Rob Halford (Judas Priest) – “Resurrection” (2000);
- Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow) – “Holy Diver” (1983);
- Tarja Turunen (Nightwish) – “My Winter Storm” (2007);
- Tom DeLonge (Blink-182) – Lifeforms (2021).
If you are interested in concerts, find out that four important names from the list above will perform in Romania in 2022:
- Tarja Turunen, in Bucharest, on October 18 and in Cluj Napoca, the next day, on October 19;
- Nightwish, in Bucharest, on August 1.
- Iron Maiden, in Bucharest, on May 26;
- Judas Priest, in Bucharest, on July 18.