Albums Released This Week (October 17 – 23)

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):


Oct 17

The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Easybeats —— Vigil ► British Invasion >> 1968
The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1980
Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country >> 1988
R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal >> 1989
Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm >> 1989
Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock >> 1995
Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop >> 1995
2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Oct 18

Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Jacksons —— Goin’ Places ► Soul/disco >> 1977
Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Hall & Oates —— Rock ‘N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Carpenters —— Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Them Or Us ► Art Rock >> 1984
The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1985
Duran Duran —— Big Thing ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Sonic Youth —— Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock >> 1988
Martika —— Martika ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Paul Simon —— Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 – 1986 ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
The Smithereens —— 11 ► College Rock >> 1989
The Bangles —— Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Insane Clown Posse —— Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop >> 1992
Carcass —— Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Westlife —— Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Alcazar —— Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bryan Adams —— Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Depeche Mode —— Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
Stevie Wonder —— A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul >> 2005


Oct 19

Elvis Presley —— The Real Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop >> 1964
Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1968
The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock >> 1973
Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock >> 1979
Prince —— Prince ► Funk >> 1979
Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk >> 1990
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal >> 1991
Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock >> 1993
Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap >> 1993
Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion >> 1993
Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge >> 2004
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock >> 2004
Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 2004


Oct 20

Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock >> 1974
B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop >> 1975
The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco >> 1980
The Human League —— Dare! ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1986
Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal >> 1989
Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop >> 1992
Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental >> 1994
Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock >> 1998
AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock >> 2008


Oct 21

Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock >> 1985
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody >> 1986
Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock >> 1987
Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1990
Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock >> 2003


Oct 22

Donovan —— Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Kiss —— Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
The Cure —— Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney —— Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller —— Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne —— No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys —— Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
Matthew Sweet —— Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death —— Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan —— Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Phil Collins —— Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan —— Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries —— Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Santana —— Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Ray Davies —— Working Man’s Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007


Oct 23

Frank Zappa —— Chunga’s Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis —— Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green —— I’m Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin —— On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson —— Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Wham! —— Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop —— Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Terence Trent D’Arby —— Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple —— Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne —— Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Neil Young —— Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart —— Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss —— Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

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