Albums Released This Week (October 29 – November 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):

Oct 29


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ Safari ► Hot Rod >> 1962
Neil Diamond —— The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Byrds —— Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Dave Mason —— It’s Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— David Live ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Zoot Allures ► Art Rock >> 1976
ABBA —— Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
Pat Benatar —— Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Bryan Adams —— Reckless ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1984
Rush —— Power Windows ► Arena Rock >> 1985
The Beautiful South —— Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1990
Freddie Jackson —— Do Me Again ► Soul >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
The New York Rock And Soul Revue —— Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Big Daddy Kane —— Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap >> 1991
Wilco —— Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Ghostface Killah —— Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes —— Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Nirvana —— Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

Oct 30


Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
The Temptations —— The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Elton John —— Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Who —— Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Meddle ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B >> 1979
Spandau Ballet —— Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1981
Mercyful Fate —— Melissa ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Anthrax —— Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1985
George Michael —— Faith ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Joe Satriani —— Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet —— Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Jimmy Buffett —— Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Roxy Music —— Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Big Daddy Kane —— Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap >> 1990
Pulp —— Different Class ► Britpop >> 1995
Blur —— Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007

Oct 31


Bob Dylan —— Carnegie Hall ► Folk >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Spinout ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Donna Summer —— Once Upon A Time… ► Disco >> 1977
Smokey Robinson —— Smokin’ ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Klaus Schulze —— Dig It ► Space Rock >> 1980
Cocteau Twins —— Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Paul McCartney —— Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Possessed —— Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1986
Roxette —— Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Dinosaur Jr. —— Bug ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Ultramega OK ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Grateful Dead —— Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Naked Raygun —— Raygun…Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Ice Cube —— Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
ABBA —— Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop >> 1994
Julian Cope —— 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Curtis Mayfield —— Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk >> 1995
Foreigner —— Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Slipknot —— Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 —— All That You Can’t Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Who —— Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006

Nov 01


Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Temptations —— Temptin’ Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Canned Heat —— Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Grateful Dead —— American Beauty ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales —— Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Elvis Presley —— Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
James Taylor —— One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Hollies —— Romany ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music —— Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Kraftwerk —— Autobahn ► Techno-Rock >> 1974
Poco —— Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Scorpions —— Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal >> 1974
The Band —— Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Queen —— News Of The World ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Aerosmith —— Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Phil Collins —— Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Harry Connick, Jr. —— 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt —— Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
Steve Earle —— The Hard Way ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Big Audio Dynamite II —— Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes —— Amorica ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Aerosmith —— Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News —— Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nirvana —— MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge >> 1994
Tom Petty —— Wildflowers ► Album Rock >> 1994
Incubus —— Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal >> 1995
East 17 —— Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
Kylie Minogue —— Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Carbon Leaf —— Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife —— Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
James Taylor —— James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Santana —— All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011

Nov 02


Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock >> 1970
John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion >> 1976
The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock >> 1987
George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock >> 1989
Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock >> 1993
The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock >> 1993
Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock >> 1993
The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo >> 1998
Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1998
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999

Nov 03


Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► British Invasion >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop >> 1980
Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock >> 1992
Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal >> 1992
Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal >> 1993
Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000

Nov 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008

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