Albums Released This Week (June 13 – 19)

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):


Jun 13

The Carpenters —— A Song For You ► Soft Rock >> 1972
Jefferson Starship —— Red Octopus ► Arena Rock >> 1975
The Beatles —— Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Cars —— Candy-O ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Donna Summer —— She Works Hard For The Money ► Disco >> 1983
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Texas Flood ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Paula Abdul —— Forever Your Girl ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Steel Pulse —— State Of Emergency ► Roots Reggae >> 1988
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— State Of The Heart ► Country-Folk >> 1989
Paula Abdul —— Head Over Heels ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
The Police —— Live! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bjork —— Post ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Pink Floyd —— Pulse ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Bon Jovi —— Crush ► Arena Rock >> 2000
B. B. King & Eric Clapton —— Riding With The King ► Blues >> 2000


Jun 14

The Beatles —— Beatles VI ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Now ► Soul >> 1968
Grateful Dead —— Workingman’s Dead ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Tarkus ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Simon & Garfunkel —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Barclay James Harvest —— Everyone Is Everybody Else ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Todd Rundgren —— Initiation ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Chicago —— Chicago X ► Jazz-Rock >> 1976
Barbra Streisand —— Streisand Superman ► Easy Listening >> 1977
Blue Öyster Cult —— Cultosaurus Erectus ► Metal >> 1980
Various Artists —— Metal Massacre ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
Corey Hart —— Boy In The Box ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Mike Oldfield —— Amarok ► Progressive Rock >> 1990
Gloria Estefan —— Mi Terra ► Latin Pop >> 1993
The Palace Brothers —— There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Arrested Development —— Zingalamaduni ► Trad. Rap >> 1994


Jun 15

The Temptations —— Getting’ Ready ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Jeremy Dormouse —— Toad ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Jackie DeShannon —— Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Messin’ ► Prog Rock >> 1973
John Denver —— Back Home Again ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Bob Dylan —— Street Legal ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Dire Straits —— Communique ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1979
America —— Silent Letter ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Duran Duran —— Duran Duran ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Steve Miller —— Abracadabra ► Album Rock >> 1982
Spandau Ballet —— Through The Barricades ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1986
King Diamond —— Abigail ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Nirvana —— Bleach ► Grunge >> 1989
Ozzy Osbourne —— Live & Loud ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Neil Young —— Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Pansy Division —— Deflowered ► Punk/Queercore >> 1994
Dokken —— Erase The Slate ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Santana —— Supernatural ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1999
Fleetwood Mac —— Live In Boston ► Pop-Rock >> 2004


Jun 16

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Trout Mask Replica ► Avant-Gard >> 1969
Elvis Presley —— Love Letters From Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1971
Roxy Music —— Roxy Music ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Olivia Newton-John —— Grease [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop >> 1978
Carly Simon —— Come Upstairs ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Carpenters —— Made In America ► Easy Listening >> 1981
Ringo Starr —— Old Wave ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Smiths —— The Queen Is Dead ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Big Audio Dynamite II —— The Globe ► Dance-Rock >> 1991
Type O Negative —— Slow, Deep And Hard ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1991
Taj Mahal —— Taj’s Blues ► Folk-Blues >> 1992
Peter Cetera —— World Falling Down ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Michael Jackson —— HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Radiohead —— OK Computer ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Neil Finn —— Try Whistling This ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Little Feat —— Under The Radar ► Southern Rock >> 1998
George Harrison —— Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison ► Pop-Rock >> 2009


Jun 17

Elvis Presley —— Something For Everybody ► Pop-Rock >> 1961
The Supremes —— Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— From Elvis In Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
David Gilmour —— David Gilmour ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Crush ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1985
The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop >> 1997
.38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock >> 2003
Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock >> 2003


Jun 18

The Yardbirds —— Remember ► British Invasion >> 1971
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
Donny Hathaway —— Extension Of A Man ► Soul >> 1973
Joe Walsh —— The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Brand X —— Unorthodox Behavior ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— John Cougar ► Roots Rock >> 1979
King Crimson —— Beat ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Rod Stewart —— Camouflage ► Blues-Rock >> 1984
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— Dare To Be Stupid ► Comedy/Parody >> 1985
Alias —— Alias ► Hard Rock >> 1990
3rd Bass —— Derelicts Of Dialect ► Golden Age >> 1991
Cher —— Love Hurts ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Patti Smith —— Gone Again ► Heartland Rock >> 1996
Little Feat —— Live From Neon Park ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Primitive Radio Gods —— Rocket ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— Secrets ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
AFI —— Very Proud Of Ya ► Alt Rock >> 1996


Jun 19

Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Smokey Robinson —— Smokey ► Soul >> 1973
Marvin Gaye —— Live! ► Soul >> 1974
Trooper —— Thick As Thieves ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Oingo Boingo —— Only A Lad ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1981
Glenn Frey —— The Allnighter ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Jimmy Page —— Outrider ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Reef —— Replenish ► Brit Pop >> 1995
Duran Duran —— Pop Trash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2000

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