Albums Released This Week (May 23 – 29)

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 23

Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007


May 24

The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994


May 25

Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999


May 26

The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Poco —— Rose of Cimarron ► Country-Rock >> 1976
The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998


May 27

Bob Dylan —— The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1963
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Aretha Franklin —— Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul >> 1976
Neil Young —— American Stars ‘N Bars ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Dixie Dregs —— Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
Mike Oldfield —— Crises ► Progressive Rock >> 1983
Turbonegro —— Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1997
Snot —— Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal >> 1997
Led Zeppelin —— How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock >> 2003


May 28

Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop >> 1977
Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop >> 1989
Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House >> 1991
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock >> 1991


May 29

Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Crosby, Stills & Nash ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Amy Grant —— Amy Grant In Concert ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1981
Warlock —— Hellbound ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1985
Chris De Burgh —— Into The Light ► Soft Rock >> 1986
John Hiatt —— Bring The Family ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dismember —— Like An Ever Flowing Stream ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Teenage Fanclub —— Grand Prix ► Power Pop >> 1995
Bright Eyes —— Fevers And Mirrors ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 2000

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