Albums Released This Week (May 16 – 22)

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 16

Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000


May 17

Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999


May 18

Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Janet Jackson —— Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Alt Rock >> 1999


May 19

Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005


May 20

Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003


May 21

Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop >> 1963
Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Proto-Metal >> 1976
Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002


May 22

The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown >> 1980
Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007

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