Albums Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

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 22


The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics >> 1971
The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock >> 1978
Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003



Apr 23


Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska >> 1982
Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock >> 1985
Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock >> 2010



Apr 24


David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007



Apr 25


The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath —— Heaven & Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006



Apr 26


The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011



Apr 27


Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004



Apr 28


Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009

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