Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. AOR evolved from progressive rock radio in the mid-1970s, using research and formal programming to create an album rock format with greater commercial appeal.
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock (female vocal)
Read more: Hot Stone Stars – Mandala (2016)
It’s a real shame that one of the best albums in the whole AOR Melodic Hard Rock history was never been properly released on CD. We’re talking about “31 Days” by English rockers SHOGUN.
Read more: SHOGUN – 31 Days [CD reissue] (2013)
Considered cult classics among smooth AOR aficionados, British label BGO has just released a 2-in-1 CD of both RANDY MEISNER most successful albums remastered with pristine quality.
Read more: RANDY MEISNER – One More Song [Digitally Remastered] (2016)
Randy Herman Meisner (born March 8, 1946) is a retired American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of Poco and the Eagles.
Read more: RANDY MEISNER – Randy Meisner [Digitally Remastered] (2016)
Richards/Crane is a brand new project from Ugly Kid Joe front man Whitfield Crane and Another Animal guitarist Lee Richards. This their self titled debut album is released exclusively through pledge music as part of the pledge campaign for Ugly Kid Joe’s latest album, ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’. Very Highly Recommended!
Read more: Richards / Crane – Richards / Crane 2016
“Tough It Out” was the second album by FM, perfectly remastered by Rock Candy Records plus five bonus tracks.
Read more: FM – Tough It Out [Rock Candy remaster +5 bonus] 2002
Genre: Melodic Rock / Classic Rock
Read more: Jay Spangler – Win Or Lose (2016)
“The Law” had it’s share of songwriters and guest musicians, yet the end result are eleven songs that possess the Classic Rock / Hard Rock sound that hooks me each time I listen.
Read more: THE LAW – The Law [Friday Music Deluxe Edition Remastered] 2008
“Cool Night” is often tagged as a West Coast album but in fact, for the most part, it’s one of the first ‘radio-friendy AOR’ records with a very modern sound for the era.
Read more: PAUL DAVIS – Cool Night [Japan remastered AOR CITY 1000 series] (2016)
The melodic hard rock band Mass has just released the EP “Holden on to Christmas” which can be found via including here.Mass do renditions of holiday classics from Grammy nominated writer’s David Foster, Mariah Carey, and Beale & Boothe.
Read more: Mass – Holden on to Christmas 2016 EP