Albums Released This Week (March 21 – 27)

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):


Mar 21

The Faces —— First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Pink Floyd —— The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Pixies —— Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Madonna —— Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Stevie Wonder —— Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
Patti Smith —— Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Ben Harper —— Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006


Mar 22

The Beatles —— Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Bob Dylan —— Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Temptations —— The Temptations Sing Smokey ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Elvis Presley —— You’ll Never Walk Alone ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Eagles —— On The Border ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Soft Machine —— Bundles ► Jazz Fusion >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— The Sun Sessions ► Rock ‘N Roll >> 1976
The Beatles —— Reel Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Alcatrazz —— Disturbing The Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
John Paul Jones —— Scream For Help [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Anthrax —— Among The Living ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Morrissey —— Viva Hate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
White Zombie —— Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1989
Iron Maiden —— A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Yes —— Talk ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Cheap Trick —— Woke Up With A Monster ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Billy Idol —— Devil’s Playground ► Hard Rock >> 2005


Mar 23

Elvis Presley —— Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
Roxy Music —— For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock >> 1973
King Crimson —— Lark’s Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Judas Priest —— Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal >> 1976
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Kaya ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
Van Halen —— Van Halen II ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Journey —— Departure ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
ZZ Top —— Eliminator ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Ratt —— Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Howard Jones —— Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Joni Mitchell —— Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Fates Warning —— No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1988
ZZ Top —— Recycler ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Mothers Of Invention —— Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock >> 1993
Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Lou Reed —— Animal Serenade ► Album Rock >> 2004
Guns N’ Roses —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004


Mar 24

The Easybeats —— It’s Too Easy ► British Invasion >> 1966
Slade —— Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Chicago —— Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Nuthin’ Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead —— Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Talking Heads —— The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
The Rolling Stones —— Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Pet Shop Boys —— Please ► Club Dance >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992


Mar 25

The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008


Mar 26

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Kinks —— Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1971
The Mothers Of Invention —— Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock >> 1972
ABBA —— Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Smokey Robinson —— A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1975
Santana —— Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Thin Lizzy —— Jailbreak ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Van Halen —— Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Keel —— The Right To Rock ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Southern Accents ► Album Rock >> 1985
Van Halen —— 5150 ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Heart —— Brigade ► Album Rock >> 1990
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Rod Stewart —— Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock >> 1991


Mar 27

Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Ringo Starr —— Sentimental Journey ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Ian Hunter —— You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic ► Album Rock >> 1979
David Gilmour —— About Face ► Prog Rock >> 1984
Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap >> 1984
King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock >> 1984
The Outfield —— Voices Of Babylon ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 2007

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