Albums Released This Week (April 8 – 14)

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):



Apr 08


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country >> 1968
P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk >> 1977
Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1982
Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll >> 1991
The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock >> 1994
Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore >> 1996
Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 1997
Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop >> 1997
James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008



Apr 09


Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— Queen II ► Glam Rock >> 1974
America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap >> 1996
Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock >> 2002



Apr 10


Elvis Presley —— It Happened At The World’s Fair ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Second Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Miles Davis —— Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1970
Elton John —— Elton John ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock >> 1978
The Cure —— Faith ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Scorpions —— Blackout ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
The Cult —— Sonic Temple ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Laura Branigan —— Laura Branigan ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Fleetwood Mac —— Behind The Mask ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Hives —— Veni Vidi Vicious ► Garage Rock >> 2000
Brenda Lee —— Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends ► Country-Pop >> 2007



Apr 11


Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Beach Boys —— Love You ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1988
Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock >> 1995
Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival >> 2000
Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock >> 2008



Apr 12


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Dance Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Supremes —— We Remember Sam Cooke ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Jackson 5 —— Maybe Tomorrow ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Where I’m Coming From ► Pop-R&B >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock >> 1974
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— American Fool ► Roots Rock >> 1982
Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1988
Neil Young —— This Note’s For You ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Bruce Springsteen —— In Concert/MTV Unplugged ► Album Rock >> 1993
All-4-One —— All-4-One ► Contemporary Soul >> 1994
Hole —— Live Through This ► Grunge >> 1994
Nightmares On Wax —— Carboot Soul ► Electronic/Trip Hop >> 1999
Counting Crows —— Live On I-5 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012



Apr 13


Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Farewell ► Soul >> 1970
David Bowie —— Aladdin Sane ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Michael Jackson —— Music & Me ► Soul Ballad >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Catch A Fire ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock >> 1979
The Church —— Of Skins And Heart ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Billy Squier —— Don’t Say No ► Hard Rock >> 1981
R.E.M. —— Murmur ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ► Trad Country >> 1987
Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
The Cross —— Shove It ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Chris Isaak —— San Francisco Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Ataris —— Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits ► Pop-Punk >> 1999
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock >> 1999



Apr 14


Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Paris ► Pop-Soul >> 1966
Gentle Giant —— Three Friends ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock >> 1982
David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Victorialand ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Chaka Khan —— The Woman I Am ► Soul-Funk >> 1992
ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Cast —— Mother Nature Calls ► Britpop >> 1997
Converge —— When Forever Comes Crashing ► Punk/Metalcore >> 1998

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