Albums Released This Week (February 18 – 24)

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):


Feb 18


Tony Bennett —— I Wanna Be Around… ► Easy Listening >> 1963
Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1963
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned [UK] ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Sham 69 —— Tell Us The Truth ► Punk Rock >> 1978
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Somewhere In Afrika ► British Rock >> 1983
Jackson Browne —— Lives In The Balance ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1992
Live —— Secret Samadhi ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Radiohead —— The King Of Limbs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011


Feb 19


The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Split Enz —— Frenzy [NZ] ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dinosaur Jr. —— Green Mind ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
The Fixx —— Ink ► Techno-Pop >> 1991
Joni Mitchell —— Night Ride Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Ace Of Base —— Happy Nation ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1993
Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock >> 2002


Feb 20


Buddy Holly —— Buddy Holly ► Pop-Rock >> 1958
Elvis Presley —— Elvis Now ► Adult Contemporary >> 1972
Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock >> 1974
Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Smiths —— The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Talk Talk —— The Colour Of Spring ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw And The Cooked ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Meat Beat Manifesto —— Storm The Studio ► Techno-Industrial >> 1989
Everything But The Girl —— The Language Of Life ► Electro-Pop >> 1990
Butthole Surfers —— Piouhgd ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Murder Ballads ► Alt Rock >> 1996
Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock >> 1996


Feb 21


Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Temptations —— Masterpiece ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock >> 1976
David Coverdale —— White Snake ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Stranglers —— Live (X Cert) ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Mick Jagger —— She’s The Boss ► Adult Contemporary >> 1985
Elvis Costello —— King Of America ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Marc Cohn —— Marc Cohn ► Adult Contemporary >> 1991
Emperor —— In The Nightside Eclipse ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Morrissey —— The World Of Morrissey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— The Next Best Thing [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 2000


Feb 22


The Supremes —— Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Ten Years After —— Stonedhenge ► Hard Rock >> 1969
David Crosby —— If I Could Only Remember My Name ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Suzi Quatro —— If You Knew Suzi ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Journey —— Frontiers ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1983
Ozzy Osbourne —— The Ultimate Sin ► Hard Rock >> 1986
The Chills —— Submarine Bells ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1990
The Auteurs —— New Wave ► Glam Rock >> 1993
Darkane —— Rusted Angel ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1999
The Apples In Stereo —— Look Away + 4 ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Byrds —— Live At The Fillmore – February 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2000
John Waite —— Rough & Tumble ► Power Pop >> 2011


Feb 23


Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1968
Otis Redding —— The Dock Of The Bay ► Memphis Soul >> 1968
The Selector —— Too Much Pressure ► New Wave Ska Revival >> 1980
Sade —— Diamond Life ► Quiet Storm >> 1985
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Sister Sweetly ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Van Halen —— Live: Right Here, Right Now ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Derek & The Dominos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists —— Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen ► Indie Rock >> 1996
ALL —— All ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1999
Blondie —— No Exit ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1999
Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band —— The Mountain ► Bluegrass >> 1999
Eminem —— The Slim Shady LP ► Hard Core Rap >> 1999
XTC —— Apple Venus Volume 1 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999


Feb 24


Fleetwood Mac —— Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Cactus —— One Way…Or Another ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Led Zeppelin —— Physical Graffiti ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Watch ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Rick Springfield —— Working Class Dog ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Europe —— Europe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
Lee Aaron —— Metal Queen ► Hard Rock >> 1984
2 Unlimited —— Get Ready! ► Eurodance-Pop >> 1992
Madness —— Divine Madness ► Ska Revival >> 1992
Bark Psychosis —— Hex ► Electronic/Ambient >> 1994
Cradle Of Filth —— The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal >> 1994
Jonathan Cain —— For A Lifetime ► Instrumental Piano Rock >> 1998
Train —— Train ► Alt. Rock >> 1998
Chaka Khan —— Dance Classics Of Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk >> 1999
Peter, Paul & Mary —— In These Times ► Folk-Pop >> 2003
Chris Isaak —— Mr. Lucky ► Adult Contemporary >> 2009
Van Morrison —— Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

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