Albums Released This Week (May 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):

May 04


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk >> 1974
Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock >> 1979
Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Jack Bruce —— Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1994
Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 2010
Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2010

May 05


The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock >> 1981
Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1984
The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1998
Jack Bruce —— Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003

May 06


Manfred Mann —— The Mighty Quinn ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway —— Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Denny Laine —— Holly Days ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1977
Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Cure —— Standing On A Beach ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Ash —— 1977 [UK] ► Punk-Pop >> 1996
Hanson —— Middle Of Nowhere ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1997
The Bee Gees —— Still Waters ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Gary Burke —— Summer In The City ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jack Johnson —— On And On ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2003
David Cook —— Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2006

May 07


Bay City Rollers —— Once Upon A Star ► Power Pop >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Human League —— Hysteria ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
James Brown —— Star Time ► Soul >> 1991
At The Gates —— With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1996
Guttermouth —— Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Tragically Hip —— Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Westlife —— Westlife ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 2000
The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock >> 2001

May 08


The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock >> 1974
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae >> 1984
Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1989
Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1989
Paula Abdul —— Shut Up And Dance ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Wilson Phillips —— Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Filter —— Short Bus ► Industrial Rock >> 1995
Paul Simon —— Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Pablo Cruise —— The Best Of Pablo Cruise ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Here We Go Magic —— A Different Ship ► Dream Pop >> 2012

May 09


Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock >> 1969
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound [UK] ► Art-Rock >> 1969
Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde >> 1975
Linton Kwesi Johnson —— Bass Culture ► Dub Poetry >> 1980
The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
The Style Council —— Our Favourite Shop ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House >> 1991
Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop >> 1994
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1995
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary >> 2006
Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2006
Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk >> 2006
Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap >> 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 2006
Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop >> 2006

May 10


Elton John —— 11-17-70 ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop >> 1988
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1990
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1993
Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country >> 2005
Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2005
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2001
Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock >> 2011

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