Albums Released This Week (June 20 -26)

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 20

The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Bob Dylan & The Band —— Before The Flood ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Neil Young —— Tonight’s The Night ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Foreigner —— Double Vision ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Peter Frampton —— Rise Up ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Scorpions —— World Wide Live ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1988
Bobby Brown —— Don’t Be Cruel ► New Jack Swing >> 1988
Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite —— F-Punk ► Dance-Rock >> 1995
Little Feat —— Chinese Work Songs ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Ayreon —— Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 2000


Jun 21

The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal >> 1987
Big Daddy Kane —— Long Live The Kane ► Golden Age Rap >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm >> 1990
Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1990
Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown >> 2010


Jun 22

Joni Mitchell —— Blue ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Touch Me In The Morning ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Cat Stevens —— Saturnight (Live In Tokyo) ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Oingo Boingo —— Nothing To Fear ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1982
Marillion —— Clutching At Straws ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Adult Contemporary >> 1988
Black Sabbath —— Dehumanizer ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Collective Soul —— Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Ben Lee —— Grandpaw Would ► Indie Pop >> 1995
Anathema —— Alternative 4 ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1998
The Pretenders —— Viva el Amor! ► Post-Punk >> 1999
Saint Etienne —— Sound Of Water ► Ambient/Trip Hop >> 2000
Wilco —— A Ghost Is Born ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2004
Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock >> 2004
Ozzy Osbourne —— Scream ► Hard Rock >> 2010


Jun 23

Stevie Wonder —— Stevie At The Beach ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock >> 1979
ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Tom Tom Club —— Tom Tom Club ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Fleetwood Mac —— Mirage ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae >> 1992
The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1992
Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock >> 2009


Jun 24

The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Endless Summer ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Average White Band —— Cut The Cake ► Funk >> 1975
Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Celtic Frost —— Morbid Tales ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal >> 1984
America —— Encore: More Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Marillion —— Holidays In Eden ► Prog Rock >> 1991
The House Of Love —— Audience With The Mind ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Opeth —— Morning Rise ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1996
Testament —— Demonic ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1997
Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal >> 1997
Del Amitri —— Some Other Sucker’s Parade ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live At The Roxy ► Roots Reggae >> 2003
Michael McDonald —— Motown ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal >> 2008


Jun 25

Chicago —— Chicago VI ► Jazz-Rock >> 1973
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention —— One Size Fits All ► Art Rock >> 1975
Alice Cooper —— Alice Cooper Goes To Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Huey Lewis & The News —— Huey Lewis And The News ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Peter Criss —— Let Me Rock You ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mike Oldfield —— Discovery ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Skinny Puppy —— Cleanse Fold And Manipulate ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1987
Deicide —— Deicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Moody Blues —— Keys Of The Kingdom ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Jay-Z —— Reasonable Doubt ► East Coast Rap >> 1996
King Crimson —— Thrakattak ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Kiss —— You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Ozzy Osbourne —— Live At Budokan ► Hard Rock >> 2002


Jun 26

The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Flowers ► Rock n Roll >> 1967
Bad Company —— Bad Company ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Bob Dylan And the Band —— The Basement Tapes ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Grateful Dead —— Steal Your Face ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Queen —— Live Killers ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Icehouse —— Sidewalk ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Cameo —— Real Men Wear Black ► Soul-Funk >> 1990
The Chemical Brothers —— Exit Planet Dust ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1995
Badly Drawn Boy —— The Hour Of Bewilderbeast ► Indie Folk-Rock >> 2000
Lou Reed —— American Poet ► Album Rock >> 2001

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