Albums Released This Week (May 18 – 24)

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 18


Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Janet Jackson —— Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010

May 19


Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Alt. Rock >> 2014

May 20


Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003

May 21


Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop >> 1963
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal >> 1976
Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Soundgarden —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Grunge >> 1996
Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Bobby Patterson —— Second Coming ► Texas Soul >> 1996
Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Phil Lesh & Friends —— There And Back Again ► Country-Rock >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Kool & The Gang —— Too Hot Live ► Funk >> 2002
Soundgarden —— Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► Grunge >> 2012

May 22


The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown >> 1980
Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Ringo Starr —— Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Natalie Cole —— Leavin’ ► Soul-Pop >> 2006
Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007
The Knack —— Havin’ A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop >> 2012

May 23


Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
The Rembrandts —— LP ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
Wilson Phillips —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007

May 24


The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Guns N’ Roses —— The “Civil War” [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1993
ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Natalie Cole —— Take A Look ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004
Avril Lavigne —— Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk >> 2004
Journey —— Eclipse ► AOR Rock >> 2011

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  1. #1 by Son of Spam on May 21, 2015 - 10:35 am

    May 21: Soundgarden’s album should be “Down on the Upside” (1996). “Underwater Sunshine” is a Counting Crows album. Thank you for the blog, it’s a great resource.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on May 24, 2015 - 1:14 pm

      SOS: Thanks for the heads-up and good catch. I fixed a program glitch that caused a few lines in the post to pick up a wrong field. Cheers, Dr. Rock

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