Albums Released This Week (May 20 – 26)

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):



May 20


Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003



May 21


Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop >> 1963
Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal >> 1976
Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Soundgarden —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Grunge >> 1996
The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Soundgarden —— Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► Grunge >> 2012



May 22


The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown >> 1980
Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007



May 23


Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007



May 24


The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004



May 25


Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop >> 2002



May 26


The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Journey —— Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1998

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  1. #1 by CTD on May 31, 2013 - 11:02 am

    I have No doubt it’s a pain to keep up with, but I’ve sure missed checking out the album releases this week…

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on June 2, 2013 - 1:59 pm

      Situation corrected. Post for May 27-June 2 just added. Yes, it does take time and I was very busy last week. Cheers, Dr. Rock

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