Albums Released This Week (April 27 – May 3)

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):

Apr 27


Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010

Apr 28


Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013

Apr 29


The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
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
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 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
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 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
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013

May 01


Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
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
Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 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
Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010

May 02


Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock >> 1978
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
The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1995
Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock >> 2004
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
Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

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