Albums Released This Week (March 25 – 31)

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):

Mar 25


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Billy Preston —— The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul >> 1966
John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Devo —— DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Shakira —— Peligro ► New Jack Swing >> 1993
Powerman 5000 —— True Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Sleater-Kinney —— Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1996
Daft Punk —— Homework ► House >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Machine Head —— The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1997
The Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Rick Slick —— The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap >> 1999
The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008
Counting Crows —— Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Raconteurs —— Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock >> 2008

Mar 26


John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Kinks —— Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1971
The Mothers Of Invention —— Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock >> 1972
ABBA —— Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Smokey Robinson —— A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1975
Santana —— Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Thin Lizzy —— Jailbreak ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Village People —— Go West ► Disco >> 1979
Van Halen —— Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock >> 1980
The Oak Ridge Boys —— Fancy Free ► Country-Pop >> 1981
Keel —— Right To Rock, The ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Southern Accents ► Album Rock >> 1985
Van Halen —— 5150 ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Cross —— Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Digital Underground —— Sex Packets ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
Heart —— Brigade ► Album Rock >> 1990
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Rod Stewart —— Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Anal Cunt —— 40 More Reasons To Hate Us ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1996
Bonnie Tyler —— Free Spirit ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1996
Coldplay —— The Singles 1999-2006 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2007

Mar 27


Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Ringo Starr —— Sentimental Journey ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Three Dog Night —— Seven Separate Fools ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1972
Ian Hunter —— You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic ► Album Rock >> 1979
David Gilmour —— About Face ► Prog Rock >> 1984
King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock >> 1984
Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap >> 1984
The Outfield —— Voices Of Babylon ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Slint —— Spiderland ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1991
Silverchair —— Frogstomp ► Grunge >> 1995
Embrace —— Drawn From Memory ► Alt Rock/Post-Britpop >> 2000
Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland Rock >> 2001
Massive Attack —— Collected ► Trip-Hop >> 2006
Machine Head —— The Blackening ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2007
Stevie Nicks —— Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 2007

Mar 28


The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1966
The Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock >> 1966
Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock >> 1973
10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal >> 1983
Roxette —— Joyride ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
En Vogue —— Funky Divas ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
The Divine Comedy —— Promenade ► Brit Pop >> 1994
Big L —— Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ► Hardcore Rap >> 1995
Sarah McLachlan —— The Freedom Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Wilco —— A.M. ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
Common —— Like Water For Chocolate ► Alt Hip Hop >> 2000
Various Artists —— Romeo Must Die: The Album [Sndtrk] ► R&B/funk-rap >> 2000

Mar 29


Diana Ross —— Diana! ► Soul >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Skywriter ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
King Crimson —— Starless And Bible Black ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Mott The Hoople —— The Hoople ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Charlie Daniels Band —— Saddle Tramp ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Supertramp —— Breakfast In America ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
Slade —— Rogues Gallery ► Glam Rock >> 1985
Bobby McFerrin —— Simple Pleasures ► Pop-Reggae >> 1988
Little Feat —— Representing The Mambo ► Southern Rock >> 1989
The Kinks —— Phobia ► British Rock >> 1993
Suede —— Suede ► Brit Pop >> 1993
GWAR —— This Toilet Earth ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1994
The Subdudes —— Annunciation ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Gamma Ray —— Power Plant ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999

Mar 30


The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy ► British Invasion >> 1966
Billy Preston —— Club Meeting ► Soul >> 1967
Peter Frampton —— Frampton ► Arena Rock >> 1975
The Commodores —— Commodores ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Magazine —— Secondhand Daylight ► Post-Punk >> 1979
The Pretenders —— Extended Play ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop >> 1987
Onyx —— Bacdafucup ► Hardcore Rap >> 1993
Pink Floyd —— The Division Bell ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Choking Victim —— No Gods, No Managers ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Aerosmith —— Honkin’ On Bobo ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Los Lonely Boys —— Los Lonely Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 2004

Mar 31


Three Dog Night —— It Ain’t Easy ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1970
Deep Purple —— Machine Head ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Led Zeppelin —— Presence ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney & Wings —— London Town ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Genesis —— Duke ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Scorpions —— Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Culture Club —— From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Prince —— Sign ‘O’ The Times ► Soul-Funk >> 1987
The Smiths —— Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Thompson Twins —— Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1987
Body Count —— Body Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Def Leppard —— Adrenalize ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Human Touch ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Céline Dion —— The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop >> 1997
Daz Dillinger —— Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap >> 1998
Duran Duran —— Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1998
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Live: Architecture & Morality And More ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 2008

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