Albums Released This Week (July 4 – 10)

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):


Jul 04

Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Revenge ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Jylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial >> 1994
Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap >> 1995
Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock >> 1995
Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1999
Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock >> 2000


Jul 05

Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul >> 1958
The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock >> 1972
Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock >> 1974
The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal >> 1983
Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1993
U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock >> 1999


Jul 06

MC5 —— High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Surrender ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Trilogy ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The B-52’s —— The B-52’s ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk >> 1984
The Jacksons —— Victory ► Soul/pop >> 1984
Heart —— Heart ► Album Rock >> 1985
Quiet Riot —— QR III ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Grateful Dead —— In The Dark ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Todd Rundgren —— No World Order ► Art Rock >> 1993
Akinyele —— Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap >> 1993
Dokken —— The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal >> 1999


Jul 07

Jimmy Cliff —— The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae >> 1972
Barry Manilow —— Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Yes —— Going For The One ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Styx —— The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1978
David Sylvian —— Brilliant Trees ► Ambient >> 1984
Steve Winwood —— Back In The High Life ► Album Rock >> 1986
k. d. lang —— Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam —— Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1987
Eric B. and Rakim —— Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap >> 1987
Laura Branigan —— Touch ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— Beat The Boots ► Art Rock >> 1991
Robert Fripp —— Show Of Hands ► Art Rock >> 1991
Dream Theater —— Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1992
Against All Authority —— Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Barenaked Ladies —— Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Live At B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock >> 2006


Jul 08

Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Canned Heat —— Hallelujah ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal >> 1986
Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000


Jul 09

Wham! —— Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get [UK] ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Meat Puppets —— Forbidden Places ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
REO Speedwagon —— Building The Bridge ► Arena Rock >> 1996
I Mother Earth —— Scenery And Fish ► Alt. Rock >> 1996


Jul 10

The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Tim Buckley —— Happy Sad ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— Chicago V ► Jazz-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Low Budget ► British Rock >> 1979
The Korgis —— Sticky George ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
N.R.B.Q. —— Honest Dollar ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Melissa Etheridge —— Skin ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Coldplay —— Parachutes ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2000
Stephen Stills —— Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

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