We'll kick start this series with some Kix. Here's proof that you can never really trust the amazon.com editorial reviews (from the review for the playfully titled Blow My Fuse (1988)):
Probably the best album from sadly defunct hard-rockers Kix. Never overwhelmingly popular, their only major hit (the anti-suicide ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes") is on this album...they incorporated the L.A. glam style into their music while maintaining a grittier edge that owed a good deal to AC/DC...With considerably more substance than most 1980s pop metal, this album holds up much better than its contemporaries.
"...sadly defunct"...sadly not. Look here. You can catch them at three concerts this year, including the Hagerstown, MD Rod & Gun Club.
"considerably more substance"...if by "substance" you mean poo, I suppose this may be correct.
Paradoxically, the "anti-suicide ballad 'Don't Close Your Eyes'" has driven more people to suicide than it saved. I challenge you download or stream "Don't Close Your Eyes," which climbed to #11 on the Billboard chart in 1989, without holding your ears shut.
Kix - Don't Close Your Eyes (mp3)