Albums Released This Week (November 26 – December 2)

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):

Nov 26


The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock >> 1985
Rick Astley —— Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1990
Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Sade —— The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm >> 1994
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan & The Band —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk >> 2002
Genesis —— Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Sting —— Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

Nov 27


The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock >> 1970
The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk >> 1976
Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco >> 1978
10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave >> 1985
Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal >> 1987
Clint Black —— Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient >> 2000
Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

Nov 28


Brenda Lee —— Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop >> 1966
The Rolling Stones —— Let It Bleed ► Rock >> 1969
Slade —— Play It Loud ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Rory Gallagher —— Deuce ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Parliament —— Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk >> 1977
Blues Brothers —— Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Parliament —— Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk >> 1979
The Jam —— Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Toyah —— Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock >> 1980
Neil Diamond —— On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Japan —— Tin Drum ► New Wave >> 1981
Technotronic —— Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock >> 1989
Various Artists —— Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Donovan —— Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Incubus —— Light Grenades ► Funk Metal >> 2006
Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop >> 2011

Nov 29


John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock >> 1974
Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Blondie —— Autoamerican ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Heart —— Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock >> 1980
Amy Grant —— In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1981
Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Debbie Harry —— Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Motörhead —— Bastards ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Mary J. Blige —— My Life ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1994
Quarashi —— Switchstance ► Rap-Metal >> 1996

Nov 30


Jefferson Airplane —— After Bathing At Baxter’s ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
J.J. Cale —— Really ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Montrose —— Montrose ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Solar Fire ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Cat Stevens —— Numbers ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Stevie Wonder —— Looking Back ► Soul >> 1977
Steely Dan —— Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1978
Pink Floyd —— The Wall [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Bad Religion —— Bad Religion ► Punk Rock >> 1981
Yes —— Classic Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1981
ABBA —— The Visitors ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Sammy Hagar —— Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Michael Jackson —— Thriller ► Dance-Pop >> 1982
Violent Femmes —— Violent Femmes ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— Love Language ► Soul-Pop >> 1984
The Who —— Who’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Freddie King —— Live At The Texas Opry House ► Electric Blues >> 1992
FM —— Mac Of The Roundtable ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Shadows Fall —— Somber Eyes To The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Kylie Minogue —— Intimate And Live ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Cher —— The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1999

Dec 01


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Shadows —— From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1967
The Monkees —— Head ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Black Sabbath —— Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Koko Taylor —— South Side Lady ► Chicago Blues >> 1973
Styx —— Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Aerosmith —— Draw The Line ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Doobie Brothers —— Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Queen —— Live Magic ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Sodom —— Persecution Mania ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Dixie Chicks —— Thank Heavens For Dale Evans ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Journey —— Time3 [Time Cubed] ► AOR Rock >> 1992
Dimmu Borgir —— For All Tid ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Sarah Brightman —— Eden ► Showtunes >> 1998

Dec 02


The Mothers Of Invention —— Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ► Doo Wop >> 1968
George Harrison —— Wonderwall Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Queen —— A Night At The Opera ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Stephen Stills —— The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Dolly Parton —— 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs ► Country-Pop >> 1980
Bon Jovi —— Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Suzi Quatro —— Live & Kickin’ ► Hard Rock >> 1991

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  1. #1 by guy f on December 1, 2012 - 7:54 am

    A Night at the Opera (Queen),was released in November 21, 1975

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on December 1, 2012 - 12:27 pm

      Actually, Guy, the UK version was released on EMI on November 21, 1975. The US version came out on Elektra on December 2, 1975. Cheers, Dr. Rock

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