Albums Released This Week (May 9 – 15)

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):


May 09

Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde >> 1975
The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
808 State —— Ex:el ► Acid House >> 1991
Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop >> 1994
Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1995
Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap >> 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 2006
Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop >> 2006


May 10

Elton John —— 11-17-70 ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005


May 11

Small Faces —— Small Faces ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1966
Various Artists —— Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More ► Rock n Roll >> 1970
Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock >> 1973
Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Cure —— Three Imaginary Boys ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco >> 1981
Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1987
Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grunge >> 1990
New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1999


May 12

Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock >> 1992
Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock >> 1998


May 13

Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 1977
Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1985
Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1986


May 14

Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop >> 1990
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002


May 15

King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007

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  1. #1 by slowhandfan on May 14, 2011 - 7:02 pm

    Had lots of fun with the list. Esp the early stuff.

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