Albums Released This Week (July 2 – 8)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! – great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop which were released this week (and some related albums of note):

Jul 02

The Jazz Crusaders —— Chile Con Soul ► Jazz Fusion >> 1965
The Jazz Crusaders —— Live At Newport ► Jazz Fusion >> 1966
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Rust Never Sleeps ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Foreigner —— 4 ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Imperial Bedroom ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Time —— Ice Cream Castle ► Funk >> 1984
ZZ Top —— People Are People ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Lyle Lovett —— Lyle Lovett ► Alt. Country >> 1986
Devo —— Smooth Noodle Maps ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1990
Alice Cooper —— Hey Stoopid ► Heavy Metal/Shock Metal >> 1991
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Into The Great Wide Open ► Album Rock >> 1991
Crowded House —— Woodface ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Asia —— Arena ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Blues Traveler —— Live From The Fall ► Alt Country Rock >> 1996
Dave Matthews Band —— Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009

Jul 03

Ronnie Wood —— Now Look ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Jacksons —— Triumph ► Soul/pop >> 1980
Lindsey Buckingham —— Go Insane ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Allman Brothers Band —— Seven Turns ► Southern Rock >> 1990
Various Artists —— Am I Cool Or What? ► Soul-Jazz >> 1991
Cryptopsy —— None So Vile ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blackmail —— Do Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 2000
Various Artists —— G-A-Y ► Dance-Pop >> 2000

Jul 04

David Ackles —— American Gothic ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Mission Of Burma —— Signals, Calls, And Marches ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Kylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial >> 1994
Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap >> 1995
Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock >> 1995
Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Mogwai —— Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ► Cosmic Post-Rock >> 1997
Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1999
Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock >> 2000
Johnny Cash —— American V: A Hundred Highways ► Trad Country/Americana >> 2006

Jul 05

Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul >> 1958
The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Beach Boys —— Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Cass Elliott —— Bubblegum, Lemonade, And… Something For Mama ► Bubblegum Pop >> 1969
Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock >> 1972
Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock >> 1974
The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal >> 1983
Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Björk —— Debut ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1993
U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock >> 1999

Jul 06

MC5 —— High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Surrender ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Trilogy ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Steely Dan —— Countdown To Ecstasy ► Jazz-Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The B-52’s —— The B-52’s ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk >> 1984
The Jacksons —— Victory ► Soul/pop >> 1984
Heart —— Heart ► Album Rock >> 1985
Quiet Riot —— QR III ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Grateful Dead —— In The Dark ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Todd Rundgren —— No World Order ► Art Rock >> 1993
Akinyele —— Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap >> 1993
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Champagne ► Electro Pop >> 1998
Dokken —— The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal >> 1999

Jul 07

Jimmy Cliff —— The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae >> 1972
Barry Manilow —— Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Yes —— Going For The One ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Styx —— The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
David Sylvian —— Brilliant Trees ► Ambient >> 1984
Steve Winwood —— Back In The High Life ► Album Rock >> 1986
David Lee Roth —— Eat ‘Em And Smile ► Hard Rock >> 1986
k. d. lang —— Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam —— Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1987
Eric B. and Rakim —— Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap >> 1987
Laura Branigan —— Touch ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— Beat The Boots ► Art Rock >> 1991
Robert Fripp —— Show Of Hands ► Art Rock >> 1991
Dream Theater —— Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1992
Against All Authority —— Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Dropkick Murphys —— Boys On The Docks ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Barenaked Ladies —— Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Live At B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock >> 2006

Jul 08

Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Canned Heat —— Halleujah ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal >> 1986
Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
David Lee Roth —— Diamond Dave ► Hard Rock >> 2003

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