Albums Released This Week (May 30 – June 5)

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 30

The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock >> 1972
Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock >> 1984
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1988
Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental >> 1998
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock >> 2000


May 31

Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1983
Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1995
Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► British Ro >> 1999
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock >> 2005
The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock >> 2005


Jun 01

The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 1972
The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll >> 1982
Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop >> 1991
Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal >> 1995
The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock >> 1996
Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap >> 1999
Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000


Jun 02

The Kingston Trio —— Kingston Trio, The ► Folk-Pop >> 1958
The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock >> 1967
Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop >> 1987
Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock >> 1998


Jun 03

Elton John —— Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Deep Purple —— Deep Purple In Rock ► Heavy Metal >> 1970
Pink Floyd —— Obscured By Clouds ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Exodus ► Roots Reggae >> 1977
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [2] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Raven —— Wiped Out ► Heavy Metal/NWOBHM >> 1982
America —— Your Move ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Bryan Ferry —— Boys And Girls ► Prog. Rock >> 1985
Belinda Carlisle —— Belinda ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Queen —— A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Bruce Dickinson —— Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Pat Benatar —— Innamorata ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Junction Seven ► Album Rock >> 1997
Rod Stewart —— When We Were The New Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Roy Buchanan —— American Axe: Live In 1974 ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Roxy Music —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 2003


Jun 04

Johnny Cash —— At San Quentin ► Classic Country >> 1969
Donovan —— Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
The Kinks —— One For The Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Motörhead —— Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
Bruce Springsteen —— Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock >> 1984
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Wire —— Manscape ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Kool Moe Dee —— Funke, Funke Wisdom ► Rap >> 1991
Paul McCartney —— Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Bratmobile —— Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— Hot ► Swing Revival >> 1996
Metallica —— Load ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock >> 2007


Jun 05

The Kingston Trio —— Goin’ Places ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
Elvis Presley —— Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1970
George Harrison —— Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Blondie —— The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heart —— Private Audition ► Album Rock >> 1982
Five Star —— Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alphaville —— Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Paul McCartney —— Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1990
Van Morrison —— Days Like This ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Kasey Chambers —— The Captain ► Country-Rock >> 2000
Asia —— Aura ► Prog Rock >> 2001
Styx —— Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Metallica —— St. Anger ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band —— Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Poison —— Poison’d! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2007

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