Albums Released This Week (August 4 – 10)

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):

Aug 04


Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul >> 1967
Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad >> 1972
Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop >> 1992
Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Pink Floyd —— 1967: The First Three Singles ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998

Aug 05


The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock >> 1967
The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk >> 1969
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap >> 1991
HiM —— Interpretive Belief System ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Constructing The Legend ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

Aug 06


The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Peter, Paul & Mary —— LifeLinesLive ► Folk-Pop >> 1996
Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Romeo Void —— Benefactor ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock >> 1984
Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1990
Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1991
Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Human League —— Secrets ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2001

Aug 07


Brenda Lee —— All The Way ► Country-Pop >> 1961
The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock >> 1967
The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Stevie Wonder —— Signed, Sealed And Delivered ► Pop-R&B >> 1970
King Curtis —— Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Roberta Flack —— Roberta Flack ► Pop-Soul >> 1978
Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Loudness —— Hurricane Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1987
Jellyfish —— Bellybutton ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1990
Jon Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock >> 1990
Extreme —— Extreme II: Pornograffitti ► Pop-Metal >> 1990
The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1995
Rory Gallagher —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock >> 1999

Aug 08


Bob Dylan —— Another Side Of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1964
The Yardbirds —— Over, Under, Sideways, Down ► British Invasion >> 1966
The Beatles —— Revolver ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Electric Light Orchestra —— Xanadu [Sndtrk] ► Prog. Rock >> 1980
Debbie Harry —— Koo Koo ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1981
Robert Cray —— Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
N.W.A. —— Straight Outta Compton ► Hip-Hop >> 1988
Tina Turner —— What’s Love Got To Do With It [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
April Wine —— Frigate ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Citizen King —— Brown Bag ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1995
Moonspell —— Wolfheart ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1995
Ben Folds Five —— Ben Folds Five ► Indie Rock/Piano Rock >> 1995
De La Soul —— Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump ► Alt Rap >> 2000
The Moody Blues —— Hall Of Fame ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Shaggy —— Hot Shot ► Dancehall Reggae >> 2000
Bad Company —— Live In Albuquerque 1976 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Gin Blossoms —— Major Lodge Victory ► Power Pop >> 2006

Aug 09


John Sebastian —— The Four Of Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Minnie Riperton —— Perfect Angel ► Soul-Pop >> 1974
Grand Funk Railroad —— Good Singin’, Good Playin’ ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel —— An Innocent Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Motörhead —— Orgasmatron ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Danzig —— Danzig ► Heavy Metal/Blues Metal >> 1988
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —— Workin’ Band ► Country-Rock >> 1988
Julian Cope —— Autogeddon ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Machine Head —— Burn My Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1994
Therion —— Theli ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1996
Stephen Stills —— Man Alive! ► Folk-Rock >> 2005

Aug 10


Elvis Presley —— Elvis For Everyone ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1965
Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock >> 1970
Rod Stewart —— Sing It Again Rod ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Michael Jackson —— Off The Wall ► Dance-Pop >> 1979
Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia —— Friday Night In San Francisco ► Flamenco-Jazz >> 1981
Rufus —— Stompin’ At The Savoy ► Funk >> 1983
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Red Hot Chili Peppers ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1984
Five Star —— Between The Lines ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
James Taylor —— Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Billy Joel —— River Of Dreams ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— Gringo Honeymoon ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Brenda Lee —— 20th Century Masters – The Millenium Collection ► Country-Pop >> 1999
The Innocence Mission —— Birds Of My Neighborhood ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
Machine Head —— The Burning Red ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1999
Dark Tranquility —— Projector ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1999
Ace Troubleshooter —— Ace Troubleshooter ► Pop Punk >> 2000
David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Crosby & Nash ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Soul Asylum —— Welcome To The Minority – The A&M Years 1988-1991 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007

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  1. #1 by Jimmy on August 5, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    Wikipedia says that Pat Benatar Crimes Of Passion was released on August 5th not the 6th.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on August 17, 2014 - 1:11 pm

      Corrected. Cheers, Dr. Rock

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