For my first review, I'm going to do my favorite album to date.
Blackbird by Alter Bridge
To be completely honest, I wasn't too impressed with the album the first time through. Not that I thought it was bad. Just nothing really stood out to me with the exception of a few songs. The first track, Ties That Bind” really pulled me in. It was basically like “Hey, I'm gonna kick your ass with my guitar.” The ending solo, though short, ends the song on a proper note.
It wasn't until after a few listens that the album started to grow on me. What I really enjoyed was the presence of guitar solos, and really good ones at that. You don't get them all that much anymore.