Albums Released This Week (October 26 – November 1)

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):

Oct 26


Sam & Dave —— Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye —— Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall —— Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
J. Geils Band —— Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan —— Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Meat Loaf —— Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters —— Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground —— Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure —— Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Ben E. King —— Shades Of Blue ► Soul >> 1993
The Clash —— Super Black Market Clash ► Punk >> 1993
Blur —— The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Akinyele —— Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Incubus —— Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush —— The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock >> 1999

Oct 27


Ten Years After —— Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Dusty Springfield —— Where Am I Going? ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Johnny Winter —— Second Winter ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ten Years After —— A Space In Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Talking Book ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Angel —— Angel ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Bobby Womack —— Safety Zone ► Smooth Soul >> 1975
Slade —— Slade Alive, Vol. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Motörhead —— Bomber ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Hawkwind —— Levitation ► Space Rock >> 1980
Ringo Starr —— Stop And Smell The Roses ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Prince —— 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
George Harrison —— Gone Troppo ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— Heaven Only Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Infidels ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Celtic Frost —— To Mega Therion ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
XTC —— Skylarking ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Robbie Robertson —— Robbie Robertson ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Bob Dylan —— Good As I Been To You ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Neil Young —— Harvest Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Loves You ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1992
AC/DC —— Live ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Michael Nesmith —— Tropical Campfires ► Country-Rock >> 1992
Ayreon —— The Final Experiment ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1995
John Lennon —— Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of JoHn Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Afghan Whigs —— 1965 ► Post-Punk >> 1998
Bryan Adams —— On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Phish —— The Story Of The Ghost ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1998
R.E.M. —— Up ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Haunted —— Made Me Do It ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits – The Tour Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Gov’t Mule —— By A Thread ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2009
Jack Johnson —— En Concert ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2009
Sting —— If On A Winter’s Night… ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Stephen Stills —— Live At Shepherd’s Bush ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Live At The Olympia ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009
Spandau Ballet —— Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2009

Oct 28


The Kinks —— Face To Face ► British Rock >> 1966
Neil Young —— Decade ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Rush —— Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
The Dream Syndicate —— The Days Of Wine And Roses ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1982
Nick Heywrd —— North Of A Miracle ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Biograph ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Oingo Boingo —— Dead Man’s Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1985
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Mike + The Mechanics —— Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1988
Deborah Harry —— Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1989
Queen —— Greatest Hits II ► Glam Rock >> 1991
Richard Marx —— Rush Street ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1991
Genesis —— We Can’t Dance ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Bob Dylan —— World Gone Wrong ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Millencolin —— Tiny Toons ► Euro-punk >> 1994
The Beatles —— Anthology 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Michael McDonald —— Blue Obsession ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Kiss —— Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Aquabats —— The Fury Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live in Koln ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Phish —— Slip Stitch And Pass ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1997
Tina Turner —— Twenty Four Seven ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Moody Blues —— December ► Prog Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
HIM —— A-Sides ► Hard Rock >> 2003
The Cure —— 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk >> 2008
School Of Seven Bells —— Alpinisms ► Dream Pop >> 2008

Oct 29


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ Safari ► Hot Rod >> 1962
Neil Diamond —— The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Byrds —— Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Dave Mason —— It’s Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— David Live ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Zoot Allures ► Art Rock >> 1976
ABBA —— Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
Pat Benatar —— Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Donald Fagen —— The Nightfly ► Jazz-Rock >> 1982
Bryan Adams —— Reckless ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1984
Rush —— Power Windows ► Arena Rock >> 1985
The Beautiful South —— Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1990
Freddie Jackson —— Do Me Again ► Soul >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
The New York Rock And Soul Revue —— Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Big Daddy Kane —— Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap >> 1991
Wilco —— Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1996
Natalie Cole —— A Celebration Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Ghostface Killah —— Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes —— Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► British Rock >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Misses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
New Order —— International ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 13 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 14 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 15 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 16 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Nirvana —— Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Queen —— Queen Rock Momtreal ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Bryan Adams —— Bare Bones ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
James Taylor —— The Essential James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Nick Lowe —— A Seasonal Selection For All The Family ► Pub Rock >> 2013

Oct 30


Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
The Temptations —— The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Elton John —— Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Who —— Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Meddle ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B >> 1979
Spandau Ballet —— Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1981
Mercyful Fate —— Melissa ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Anthrax —— Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1985
George Michael —— Faith ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Joe Satriani —— Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet —— Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Jimmy Buffett —— Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Roxy Music —— Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Big Daddy Kane —— Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap >> 1990
Pulp —— Different Class ► Britpop >> 1995
Blur —— Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Ben E. King —— Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul >> 2007
Three Dog Night —— One ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2012

Oct 31


Bob Dylan —— Carnegie Hall ► Folk >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Spinout ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Donna Summer —— Once Upon A Time… ► Disco >> 1977
Smokey Robinson —— Smokin’ ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Klaus Schulze —— Dig It ► Space Rock >> 1980
Cocteau Twins —— Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Paul McCartney —— Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Possessed —— Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1986
Roxette —— Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Dinosaur Jr. —— Bug ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Ultramega OK ► Grange Rock >> 1988
Grateful Dead —— Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Carpenters —— Loveliness ► Easy Listening >> 1989
Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Naked Raygun —— Raygun…Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Ice Cube —— Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
ABBA —— Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop >> 1994
Julian Cope —— 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Curtis Mayfield —— Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk >> 1995
Foreigner —— Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Paul Siebel —— Paul Siebel ► Country-Folk >> 1995
Slipknot —— Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 —— All That You Can’t Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— The Essential Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Colorado ’88 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2006
The Who —— Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006
Triumph —— Extended Versions: Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2006
The Fags —— Light ‘Em Up ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Live At The Warfield ► Country-Rock >> 2006

Nov 01


Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Temptations —— Temptin’ Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Canned Heat —— Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Grateful Dead —— American Beauty ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales —— Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Elvis Presley —— Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
James Taylor —— One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Hollies —— Romany ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music —— Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Kraftwerk —— Autobahn ► Techno-Rock >> 1974
Poco —— Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Scorpions —— Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal >> 1974
The Band —— Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Carpenters —— Special Series [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1979
Queen —— News Of The World ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Aerosmith —— Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Real To Real Cacophony ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Themes For Great Cities 79/81 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Phil Collins —— Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— Treasure ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Harry Connick, Jr. —— 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt —— Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
The Shamen —— En-Tact ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1990
Steve Earle —— The Hard Way ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Big Audio Dynamite II —— Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes —— Amorica ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Aerosmith —— Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News —— Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nirvana —— MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge >> 1994
Tom Petty —— Wildflowers ► Album Rock >> 1994
Incubus —— Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal >> 1995
East 17 —— Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
Kylie Minogue —— Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Carbon Leaf —— Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife —— Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
James Taylor —— James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Santana —— All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005
The Tragically Hip —— Hipeponymous ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Nirvana —— Silver: The Best In The Box ► Grunge >> 2005
Blouse —— Blouse ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011
Journey —— Greatest Hits 2 ► AOR Rock >> 2011
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011

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