Albums Released This Week (August 15 – 21)

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):


Aug 15

Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop >> 1966
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door ► Hard Rock >> 1979
America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
The Kinks —— Give The People What They Want ► British Rock >> 1981
The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk >> 1981
AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Arena Rock >> 1983
Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Michelle Shocked —— Short, Sharp, Shocked ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Southern Culture On The Skids —— Dirt Track Date ► Rockabilly >> 1995
Garbage —— Garbage ► Art Rock >> 1995
Blue October —— Consent To Treatment ► Indie Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2000


Aug 16

The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1985
Miami Sound Machine —— Primitive Love ► Pop-Dance >> 1985
The Ethiopians —— Dread Prophecy ► Rocksteady >> 1989
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1989
ALL —— Breaking Things ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1993
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop >> 1994
Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Neil Young —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Tricky —— Juxtapose ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1999


Aug 17

The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
XTC —— Drums And Wires ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal >> 1984
Tom Waits —— Franks Wild Years ► Blues-Rock >> 1987
New Order —— Substance ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Cannibal Corpse —— Eaten Back To Life ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
Take That —— Take That & Party ► Pop-Rock/Boyband >> 1992
Bad Brains —— Rise ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1993
Tina Arena —— In Deep ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Front Line Assembly —— Re-wind ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Blur —— The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Iron Maiden —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 2010


Aug 18

Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock >> 1978
Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Wall Of Voodoo —— Dark Continent ► Post-Punk >> 1981
ABBA —— ABBA Live ► Euro-Pop >> 1986
Debbie Gibson —— Out Of The Blue ► Pop-Rock/Dance-Pop >> 1987
Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Phranc —— Goofyfoot ► Folk-Rock/Surf Rock >> 1995
At The Drive-In —— Acrobatic Tenement ► Post-Hardcore >> 1996
At The Drive-In —— In/Casino/Out ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Graham Coxon —— The Sky Is Too High ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1998


Aug 19

The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock >> 1970
Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock >> 1974
The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Scarecrow ► Roots Rock >> 1985
Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Fire Inside ► Album Rock >> 1991
Sneaker Pimps —— Becoming X ► Electronic-Dance/Trip Hop >> 1996
Fleetwood Mac —— The Dance ► Pop-Rock >> 1997


Aug 20

Harmonia —— Deluxe ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1975
Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Bob Dylan —— Slow Train Coming ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock >> 1983
Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Queensrÿche —— Empire ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Luis Miguel —— Nada Es Igual ► Latin Pop >> 1996
Boards Of Canada —— Music Has The Right To Children ► Electronic/Techno-Ambient >> 1998


Aug 21

Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul >> 1968
The Nice —— Nice ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Chillliwack —— Wanna Be A Star ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Various Artists —— Dirty Dancing [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1990
Prince —— Graffiti Bridge ► Funk-Pop >> 1990
Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Palace Music —— Viva Last Blues ► Indie Rock/Country-Rock >> 1995
Paul McCartney —— Liverpool Sound Collage ► Electronica/Ambient >> 2000
The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock >> 2001

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