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 AOR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AOR is a U.S. military acronym for "Area of Responsibility", referring to the geographic region assigned to a strategic military command.
AOR is the hull classification symbol for Auxiliary naval vessels classified as replenishment oilers.
AOR: Another Obscure Reference, a Three Letter Acronym popular on message boards when a topic under discussion is comprehensible to only a select few who know about things not commonly known to the rest of the discussion group. /wiki/AOR   (200 words)

While the overall rock category is still the fifth-most-popular radio format, its share of listening was relatively flat in the fall, with a 2 percent decline from a year earlier, to an 8.7 share.
Nearly two-thirds of AOR listeners, for example, are men and they are about 24 percent more likely than the average person to live in a household with an income in excess of $100,000.
As a point of comparison, the number of AOR stations fell to 186 in fall 2002 from 192 a year earlier, while alternative added 10 stations and is up to 137, according to a separate study by Katz Media Group. /news2003/mar03/mar24/4_thurs/news5thursday.html   (556 words)

 Beatles Reference Library - The Death of LPs
Culturally speaking, the ambitious rock album is where it was in the early 1960's of Top 40, the "Peppermint Twist" and the Singing Nun: Nowhere.
The Big Album, the album that is the realization of an artist's or band's vision, is not so much suffering for lack of a musical trend as it is suffering under the weight of larger trends in the music industry.
To have a great album grow on you, listen after regardful listen, is to come to know things you suspect you could not have learned in quite the same way from novels or plays, movies or paintings. /breflib/albums.html   (2256 words)

 Radio Station Format Guide
A station which plays rock music which is stylistically derivative of the Seattle grunge bands of the late 80's, and to some extent, the punk/new wave artists of the late 70's, rather than the "classic" rock artists of the 60's and 70's.
Rock AC A station which plays rock music released largely during the past fifteen or twenty years, designed for the general rock listener who is not actively interested in following current releases.
AOR stations thrived between the late 60's and the 80's, during the heyday of FM Rock Radio. /formats.htm   (1696 words)

 Album-Oriented Rock History Summary
Radio stations that specialized in rock music recorded during the later 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s were generally labeled Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) stations.
In the 1970s, rock album sales accounted for an increasing proportion of record company profits, but the AOR format remained somewhat experimental until technological improvements brought stereophonic capabilities to FM radio.
As FM rock radio matured, its audience widened and it became apparent to record labels that AOR stations, especially those in large market cities, were effective if not critical marketing media for their products. /history/popculture/album-oriented-rock-sjpc-01   (884 words)

 art rock --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The term is sometimes used synonymously with progressive rock, but the latter is best used to describe “intellectual” album-oriented rock by such British bands as Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Yes.
Although a relatively short-lived phenomenon, pub rock was notable both for returning rock to the small clubs of its early years and as a breeding ground for many of the punk and new-wave artists of the late 1970s.
Rock festivals had their origin in the jazz festivals held in Newport, Rhode Island, and in Monterey, California, in the 1950s. /eb/article-9109664?tocId=9109664   (887 words)

 Rock Music
Styx's high-pitched vocals and pseudo-classical keyboards found a niche in radio's “album-oriented rock” format in the 1970s and early 1980s.
When “rock ’n' roll” gained popularity in the 1950s, Chicago had long been a center for both blues and rhythm and blues.
While mainstream rock and roll temporarily stagnated at the end of the 1950s and into the early 1960s, some important local and regional scenes still flourished. /pages/1084.html   (641 words)

 Alt.Culture.Guide™ Interview: Kurdt Vanderhoof of Presto Ballet & Metal Church
Albums by artists such as Russell Allen's Atomic Soul, the Ben Jackson Group, Seventh Key, just about anything on Italy's Frontiers record label, even long players such as Tesla and mainstream darlings Velvet Revolver are all helping to bring a heavier rock sound to the forefront.
Besides using a mass amount of analog synths, the album was recorded using analog tape, no Pro-tools or any digital medium used, making the album a true-to-life rock record.
Albums, I would have to say Live At Leeds is one of the best ever, just insanely at the top of their game thing, a magic moment; Quadrophenia, pretty much all the Rush albums up to Moving Pictures, Zeppelin of course. /int-9.html   (2087 words)

 Hard Rock
The material is very album oriented rock in that the songs flow from track to track such as “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon“ that perfectly ties together the songs before and after it.
The live versions are strong and this album is an inexpensive substitution for their early albums for casual fans or those on a budget.
Hard rock is a style of music that has much of its roots in blues music and provided the foundation of heavy metal music. /bands/Categories/Hard_Rock.htm   (802 words)

 WPLJ - Voyager, the free encyclopedia
By 1977, WPLJ tended to emphasize hard rock artists such as Led Zeppelin (there was a nightly "Get the Led Out" segment), Black Sabbath, Rush, Kansas, Boston, and Queen, who happened to get less less airplay then on competing station WNEW-FM.
Beginning in 1969 it gained attention for its "progressive" freeform rock music format.
The station was different from Top 40 stations (such as co-owned WABC) in that they played more album tracks. /WPLJ   (1341 words)

 Pink Floyd and Company - Pink Floyd Articles and Reviews
Released on March 24, 1973, it ushered in an era of album-oriented rock and transformed Pink Floyd from ranking English acid-rock conceptualists to a goliath of the international super-league.
Large chunks of the album still feature prominently in the live shows of both Pink Floyd and Roger Waters and it is clearly a body of work that has become part of the collective rock consciousness.
With it striking sound effects of chiming clocks and ringing cash tills, it is the sort of album that has traditionally appealed to the audiophile section of the rock market and has doubtless been a priority purchase for many proud investors in the new CD technology. /band/interviews/art-rev/art-sleeve.html   (1025 words)

Taking the Top 40 format dominating AM radio, AOR consisted of tight, scaled-down song rotations, usually one or two selections preferred by the artists themselves (or the listening audience, if the street-level verdict was unanimous in nature) from the bestselling rock albums of the day.
AOR's appeal was also diminished by the decline of mainstream rock acts such as Bad Company and the Doobie Brothers.
It was geared to album, rather than 45 r.p.m. /~lis_fwh/book/hybrid_children_of_rock/AOR2.htm   (941 words)

The mood of the album has an even more contemporary model—the sensitive guy style that began in the late sixties and reached its peak in 1975 with Morris Albert's legendary "Feelings." Sensitive guy songs made extensive use of the absent—and if possible, dead—wife as a dramatic theme.
This sort of wimp rock was the most congenial rock style for Sinatra, although even here he brings a certain bullying élan that doesn't entirely fit the mood.
As a rock opera, the lite-rock Watertown is closer in spirit to Strauss's domestic Intermezzo than to the arena-shaking bombast of The Who. /20021230.html   (2669 words)

 PopCult Magazine
It was the Golden Age of Album Oriented Rock.
Even at this height of progressive rock ecstasy, watching living legends reproduce their studio album note for note without a single unfamiliar sound or melody, I felt something was missing: passion.
Protected by the warm embrace of "classic rock" stations, album rock subsisted through the late ’80s and ’90s on FM radio with a playlist as old as the hills (sometimes including bands like Guns N&). /obsessions/musicfeatures/albumrock/albumrock1.html   (942 words)

 AOR/Classic Rock
Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) or Classic Rock has its roots in the rebellions of the mid to late 1960s.
For example one rock station may call itself AOR and may mix a variety of rock selections including alternative.
AOR/Classic Rock is unique in that its primary audience is male, while most other formats target females as the primary audience. /nero/Radio/readings/AOR.html   (1997 words)

It's from the early 1980s--the station's heyday as an album oriented rock outlet.
A BIT ABOUT WPLJ: From hard edged album oriented rock to top 40 to "Mojo radio" to its current sound as a Hot AC, WPLJ/WWPR has certainly been it all over the years.
WPLJ is the closest thing to a modern rock station in New York. /~walter.tomasheski/WPLJ.htm   (938 words)

 Pleasure MP3 Downloads - Pleasure Music Downloads - Pleasure Music Videos
Accept No Substitutes, Pleasure's second album, is a perfect example of a record that is excellent but, as a rule, didn't blow program directors away.
Pleasure recorded great albums, but for the most part, they didn't have the type of singles that drove program directors wild.
And that wasn't good news for Pleasure, who were more of an album act than a singles act. /albums/54667/summary.html   (268 words)

 Album-oriented Rock (aor) With Neil Young Boston Who Beatles Pink Floyd Bruce Springsteen Van Morrison Stevie Wonder
Buy Floyd's albums, not songs : Although this album has some great songs, I recommend buying their albums, not their individual songs.
Pink Floyd was great at making an album without a dull song, and that flowed the whole way through...
The meaning is lost on songs from "The Wall" and "Animals," among others, because the entire album is more like one song, telling a story... /BrowseNode/1033792++Album+oriented+Rock+(aor)   (884 words) Sheer Heart Attack: Music
As with their debut album, the album is good and very consistent -- I can listen to it the entire way through without wanting to skip any tracks (although I do dislike "She Makes Me").
Sheer Heart Attack is probably the band's first mature album, in which they married the Led Zeppelin-influenced crunch of their eponymous debut, and the sonic gimmickry and thematic ambition of its follow-up, Queen II.
And when they cut loose and actually rocked out ("Now I'm Here", "Brighton Rock"), few of their peers could match their power--something that many critics, alienated by Mercury's fondness for the grand gesture, nowadays mostly choose to forget. /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000000OAA   (598 words)

 Radio and Television Formats - Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
Album Oriented Rock - Popular past and present rock album music.
Rock - Rock music from the 60s to the present.
Alternative or Progressive- Rock music which first became popular in the late 80s and early nineties. /public/formats.htm   (326 words)

This is one strong album of pure aor and melodic rock songs, it's really hard to pin point the best track as each one shines like a diamond.
The simple fact that the four guys in Norway have both the balls and the chops to carry the flame lit by great bands of the 80s is enough to leave today’s melodic rock listeners giddy.
The album has it all, lush huge sounding ballads that are guranteed to be /reviews.htm   (1284 words)

 Nashville Rock Radio
According to what I heard at that time and from past memories, it appeared that Rock 106 made such a dent in KDF's ratings that KDF was forced to bulk up their hit oriented playlist with harder rocking songs and deeper cuts.
They were famous for their block party weekends that would feature blocks of rock from some of the best hard rocking bands of that era.
Rock 106 put heavy emphasis on bands and tunes that rocked with a harder edge. /radio.htm   (2297 words)

 Rebirth's album-oriented soul
Instead of album-oriented rock, the seven-piece would call it album-oriented soul.
In fact, San Francisco and Japanese cities Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are among the stops on Rebirth`s current tour promoting 'This Journey In.' By the time the album drops Nov. 8, the group should have finalized its national distribution plans.
Having built a fan base from Los Angeles to Dublin in the last 15 years through the release of several singles, Rebirth is finally issuing its first album. /news/article_1057528.php/Rebirths_album-oriented_soul   (494 words)

 CD Baby: BEN CARDENAS: Primordial Soup
Album-oriented rock with a progressive flare, both musically and lyrically.
He has composed and performed everything from film scores to orchestra pieces, and his debut solo album, "Primordial Soup", is a journey into the center of everything that is intelligent, melodic, and just plain heavy.
The deeper you immerse yourself in the album, the more you will realize what "Primordial Soup" is all about... /bencardenas   (459 words)

 R.E.O./T.W.O. : Music
These are only the best of an album full of granite-hard rock that could teach your Poisons and Warrants a thing or two about rocking.
REO´s second album is the a good early 70´s hard rock record.
This album, along with ´Live: You Get What You Play For!´, stand out as perfect examples of what REO really was: one of the greatest live bar bands to walk on stage, their rightful home. /an/B0000024ZF.html   (501 words)

 The Rugged Elegance World Marketplace Music : CSN
Like other albums from the seventees (this one is from 1977) the album is very easy to listen to.
This album had to shock more than a few people when it came out in June of 1977, eight years after their debut LP.
While the album for the most part lacks the political rhetoric and social import... /cgi-bin/amazon/amazon_products_feed.cgi?Operation=ItemLookup&ItemId=B000002J0N   (378 words)

WBCN is a Album Oriented Rock/Active rock station that mixes music that is popular in the modern rock, alternative rock and Classic rock genres.
Known as 'The Rock Of Boston', its two main Boston-area competitors are (Album Oriented Rock/Active rock) WAAF and (alternative music) WFNX.
As a part of their new format, WBCN began supporting non-mainstream investigative reporting and such novel concepts as a show oriented toward prison inmates, health warnings about the hazards of street drugs, and live updates on the traffic problems at Woodstock. /psypsych/WBCN   (1064 words)

 A to Z (ish) Album Oriented Rock Songs....NO Pop...1st post has details!!!
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 The W-DMG - Album Oriented Rock (AOR)
WBBR - 102.7 FM "Detroit's Rock Animal 102.1 The Bear" is owned by Detroit Rocker Ted Nugent and plays Hard Rock artists such as Metallica, Megadeath, and AC/DC.
WCSX - 94.7 FM WCSX plays Classic Rock artists such as Steve Miller, The Eagles, and Led Zepplin.
CIMX - 88.7 FM "The New Rock Alternative 89X" Plays new rock artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and Soundgarden. /~kale/aor.htm   (192 words)

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