Albums Released This Week (August 29 – September 4)

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 29

Tony Bennett —— A Time For Love ► Easy Listening >> 1966
The Supremes —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— My Cherie Amour ► Pop-R&B >> 1969
The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Split Enz —— Dizrythmia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
Warren Zevon —— Sentimental Hygiene ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Elton John —— Sleeping With The Past ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Rolling Stones —— Steel Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Palace Brothers —— Days In The Wake ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Heart —— The Road Home ► Album Rock >> 1995
Sarah Brightman —— La Luna ► Classical Crossover >> 2000


Aug 30

Bob Dylan —— Highway 61 Revisited ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Byrds —— Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ► Country-Rock >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Surf’s Up ► Surfer >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— Tattoo You ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
Hughes/Thrall —— Hughes/Thrall ► Hard Rock >> 1982
XTC —— Mummer ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine —— Eyes Of Innocence ► Pop-Dance >> 1984
Boz Scaggs —— Other Roads ► Pop-Soul >> 1988
REO Speedwagon —— The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken ► Arena Rock >> 1990
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Luis Miguel —— Segundo Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1994
Herbert Grönemeyer —— Mensch ► Pop-Rock/German >> 2002
Asia —— Silent Nation ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Death Cab For Cutie —— Plans ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005


Aug 31

The Ventures —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
The Supremes —— Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Neil Young —— After The Gold Rush ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Sunflower ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— The Sun, Moon & Herbs ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— Goats Head Soup ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams —— Live And More ► Disco >> 1978
The Gun Club —— Fire Of Love ► Punk-Psychobilly >> 1981
Carly Simon —— Hello Big Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Bad ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Charles & Eddie —— Duophonic ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells II ► Progressive Rock >> 1992
Garth Brooks —— In Pieces ► Country-Pop >> 1993
The Divine Comedy —— Fin de Siècle ► Brit Pop/Baroque Pop >> 1998
Dixie Chicks —— Fly ► Country-Rock >> 1999


Sep 01

The Hollies —— Hear! Here! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Crusade ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Cat Stevens —— Teaser And The Firecat ► Folk-Pop >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Blues For Allah ► Album Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Bloody Tourists ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Styx —— Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull —— A ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds —— Empires And Dance ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1980
Hall & Oates —— Private Eyes ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
David Bowie —— Tonight ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Tina Turner —— Break Every Rule ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Document ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Mötley Crüe —— Dr. Feelgood ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Down On Sunset ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Ramones —— Mondo Bizarro ► Punk-Rock >> 1992
Ace Of Base —— Cruel Summer ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998


Sep 02

Brenda Lee —— Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop >> 1965
The Rolling Stones —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Van Der Graaf —— The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Ronnie Wood —— 1234 ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— The Present ► Prog Rock >> 1983
UB40 —— Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop >> 1985
Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Jeffrey Osbourne —— Emotional ► Soul-Pop >> 1986
Level 42 —— Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
David Bowie —— Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Zard —— Hold Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sepultura —— Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
The Blood Divine —— Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1996
Neneh Cherry —— Man ► Trip Hop >> 1996
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1996
Genesis —— Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Joe Jackson —— Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop >> 1997
Amon Amarth —— The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999


Sep 03

Fleetwood Mac —— Future Games ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Iron Maiden —— Powerslave ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Judas Priest —— Painkiller ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Rush —— Roll The Bones ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Stevie Nicks —— TimeSpace ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Blues Traveler —— Travelers And Thieves ► Alt Country Rock >> 1991


Sep 04

The Rolling Stones —— Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out ► Rock n Roll >> 1970
Queen —— Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson —— Winter In America ► Hip-Hop >> 1973
Meat Loaf —— Dead Ringer ► Arena Rock >> 1981
The Who —— It’s Hard ► British Rock >> 1982
Donna Summer —— Cats Without Claws ► Disco >> 1984
Love And Rockets —— Love And Rockets ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Dan Folgelberg —— The Wild Places ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Sugar —— Copper Blue ► Alt Rock >> 1992
Powderfinger —— Odyssey Number Five ► Alt Rock >> 2000
System Of A Down —— Toxicity ► Heavy Metal >> 2001

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