Albums Released This Week (May 27 – June 2)

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 27


Bob Dylan —— The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1963
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Aretha Franklin —— Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul >> 1976
Dixie Dregs —— Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
Neil Young —— American Stars ‘N Bars ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Mike Oldfield —— Crises ► Progressive Rock >> 1983
Future Sound Of London —— Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno >> 1994
Snot —— Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal >> 1997
Turbonegro —— Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1997
Led Zeppelin —— How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock >> 2003



May 28


Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop >> 1977
Streetheart —— Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock >> 1978
Cher —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop >> 1989
Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House >> 1991
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock >> 1991
The Anti-Nowhere League —— The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Weather Report —— Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2011



May 29


Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Crosby, Stills & Nash ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Poco —— Rose of Cimarron ► Country-Rock >> 1976
Amy Grant —— Amy Grant In Concert ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1981
Tina Turner —— Private Dancer ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Warlock —— Hellbound ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1985
Chris De Burgh —— Into The Light ► Soft Rock >> 1986
John Hiatt —— Bring The Family ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Trooper —— The Last Of The Gypsys ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dismember —— Like An Ever Flowing Stream ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Teenage Fanclub —— Grand Prix ► Power Pop >> 1995
Bright Eyes —— Fevers And Mirrors ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 2000



May 30


The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock >> 1972
Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1988
Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental >> 1998
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2005



May 31


Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1983
Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
No Use For A Name —— The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock >> 1993
Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Various Artists —— The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World >> 1994
Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1995
Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1999
The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock >> 2005



Jun 01


The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
James Taylor —— Walking Man ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll >> 1982
The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop >> 1991
Pat Benatar —— Gravity’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal >> 1995
The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock >> 1996
Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap >> 1999
Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jack Johnson —— To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2010



Jun 02


The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop >> 1958
The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock >> 1967
Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Teddy Pendergrass —— Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop >> 1978
Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop >> 1987
Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Buzzcocks —— Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock >> 1993
Sarah Brightman —— Timeless ► Showtunes >> 1997
Brooks & Dunn —— If You See Her ► Country-Rock >> 1998
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock >> 1998

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