Albums Released This Week (April 25 – May 1)

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):


Apr 25

The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath —— Heaven & Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Apr 26

The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1996
Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy/Black Metal >> 1999
Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005


Apr 27

Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► 0 >> 1993
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004


Apr 28

Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy/Black Metal >> 1998
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009


Apr 29

The Temptations —— Temptations Wish It Would Rain, The ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008


Apr 30

The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Art Rock >> 1965
Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996


May 01

Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1992
T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007

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