Albums Released This Week (January 27 – February 2)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

Jan 27


The Beach Boys —— 20/20 ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Mesopotamia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— The Kid Inside ► Roots Rock >> 1983
Christine McVie —— Christine McVie ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
John Lennon And Yoko Ono —— Milk And Honey ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frank Zappa —— Does Humor Belong In Music? ► Comedy Rock >> 1986
The Replacements —— Don’t Tell A Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Slaughter —— Stick It To Ya ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Therapy? —— Pleasure Death ► Alt Metal/Noise Rock >> 1992
The Human League —— Octopus ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Reef —— Glow ► Brit Pop >> 1997
Richard Carpenter —— Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor ► Easy Listening >> 1998
Dixie Chicks —— Wide Open Spaces ► Country-Rock >> 1998
Edguy —— Theater Of Salvation ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
The Cure —— Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 ► Post-Punk >> 2004
Twista —— Kamikaze ► Midwest Rap >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen —— Working On A Dream ► Heartland Rock >> 2009

Jan 28


Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
J. Geils Band —— Love Stinks ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Triumph —— Never Surrender ► Arena Rock >> 1983
David Lee Roth —— Crazy From The Heat ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Black Sabbath —— Seventh Star ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— Lies, The Drugs, The Sex ► Hard Rock >> 1991
The Afghan Whigs —— Congregation ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Current 93 —— Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre ► Industrial/Experimental >> 1994
Pat Boone —— In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy ► MOR Jazz-Pop >> 1997
Built To Spill —— Perfect From Now On ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 1997
Lou Reed —— The Raven ► Art Rock >> 2003

Jan 29


Miles Davis —— Filles De Kilimanjaro ► Electric Jazz/Fusion >> 1969
Buzzcocks —— Spiral Scratch ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Shalamar —— Friends ► Disco >> 1982
Huey Lewis & The News —— Picture This ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Yello —— Stella ► Electro Synth-Pop >> 1985
Fish —— Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors ► Prog Rock >> 1990
The Divinyls —— Divinyls ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Gloria Estefan —— Into The Light ► Latin Pop >> 1991
Chicago —— Twenty 1 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1991
Screaming Trees —— Uncle Anesthesia ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1991
Susanna Hoffs —— When You’re A Boy ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Prince —— The Truth ► Soul-Funk >> 1998
Blackmail —— Science Fiction ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 1999

Jan 30


The Kingston Trio —— Make Way ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones No. 2 ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Velvet Underground —— White Light/White Heat ► Alt. Rock >> 1968
Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ’69 ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1969
T. Rex —— Futuristic Dragon ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Blue Öyster Cult —— Club Ninja ► Metal >> 1986
The Blue Nile —— Hats ► Synth/Dream-Pop >> 1989
New Order —— Technique ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Free Kitten —— Nice Ass ► Indie Rock >> 1995
Ministry —— Filth Pig ► Industrial Metal >> 1996

Jan 31


Tony Bennett —— The Movie Song Album ► Easy Listening >> 1966
Al Green —— Let’s Stay Together ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Christopher Cross —— Another Page ► Pop-Rock, Soft >> 1983
Curtis Mayfield —— BBC Radio 1 In Concert ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Tori Amos —— Under The Pink ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR [UK] ► Indie Rock >> 2000

Feb 01


The Doors —— Morrison Hotel ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
The Doobie Brothers —— What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Girl —— Sheer Greed ► Heavy Metal/Glam-Metal >> 1980
Earthstar —— Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! ► Kosmische Musik >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Celebration ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1982
Eric Clapton —— Money And Cigarettes ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Tesla —— The Great Radio Controversy ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Accept —— Objection Overruled ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Off The Ground ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Fugees —— Blunted On Reality ► Rap/Contemporary R&B >> 1994
Green Day —— Dookie ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Dr. John —— Duke Elegant ► New Orleans R&B >> 2000
Little Feat —— Extended Versions ► Southern Rock >> 2000
The Beach Boys —— Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jack Johnson —— Brushfire Fairy Tales ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2001
Jack Johnson —— Sleep Through The Static ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2008

Feb 02


Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Gimme Back My Bullets ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Stiff Little Fingers —— Inflammable Material ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Iron Maiden —— Killers ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
The Style Council —— Cost Of Loving ► Synth-Pop >> 1987
Expose —— Exposure ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Psychedelic Furs —— Midnight To Midnight ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1987
Lita Ford —— Lita ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Brian May —— Back To The Light ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Phish —— Rift ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1993
Belly —— Star ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop >> 1993
Pavement —— Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain ► Indie Rock/Noise Rock >> 1994
Built To Spill —— Keep It Like A Secret ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 1999

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