Albums Released This Week (April 15 – 21)

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 15


Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern) >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock >> 1974
The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop >> 1997
Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2008



Apr 16


The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop >> 1970
Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock >> 1976
The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock >> 1984
Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock >> 1987
Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal >> 1990
Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock >> 1991
Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock >> 1995
Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock >> 1996
Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk >> 1999



Apr 17


Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► British Invasion >> 1964
Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock >> 1970
Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Peter Frampton —— Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Stiff Little Fingers —— Go For It ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1982
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Good Son ► Alt Rock >> 1990
Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-Rock >> 1991
Rick Wakeman —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Dark Tranquility —— Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2007



Apr 18


Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat >> 1966
The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1986
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance >> 1988
Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop >> 1988
Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock >> 1989
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1995
Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2000
Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2011



Apr 19


Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening >> 1965
The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Art Rock >> 1968
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk >> 1994
The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999



Apr 20


Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock >> 1972
Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock >> 1979
Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1979
Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1981
Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock >> 1985
Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock >> 1992
Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1993
Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal >> 1999
Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2004
Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop >> 2004
Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2010



Apr 21


King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul >> 1960
The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock >> 1969
ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Bananarama —— Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1984
Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1986
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock >> 1987
X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1989
The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap >> 1992
The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore >> 1995
Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop >> 1997
Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2009

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