Albums Released This Week (April 29 – May 5)

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 29


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008



Apr 30


The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Art Rock >> 1965
Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1982
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996



May 01


Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock >> 1992
The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1992
T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007



May 02


Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance >> 1983
Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock >> 1988
Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock >> 2006



May 03


Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— The Golden Years ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005



May 04


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk >> 1974
Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock >> 1979
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 2010
Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2010



May 05


The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock >> 1981
Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1984
The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1998

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