Albums Released This Week (January 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):

Jan 04


The Doors —— The Doors ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Yes —— Fragile ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song [UK] ► Funk >> 1972
Grace Slick —— Manhole ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
The Romantics —— The Romantics ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1980
Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Marillion —— B’Sides Themselves ► Prog Rock >> 1988
L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
L.A. Guns —— Lack Of Charisma ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Lagwagon —— Trashed ► Punk-Rock >> 1994

Jan 05


Bill Haley And His Comets —— Bill Haley’s Chicks ► Rock ‘n’ Roll >> 1959
The Kingston Trio —— From The Hungry i ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers —— My Bonnie ► Britpop >> 1962
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country ► Roots Rock >> 1969
Loretta Lynn —— Wings Upon Your Horns ► Trad Country >> 1970
Laura Nyro —— The First Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ► Album Rock >> 1973
ABBA —— Arrival ► Euro-Pop >> 1977
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1979
Joe Jackson —— Look Sharp! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Leo Kottke —— Time Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
They Might Be Giants —— Flood ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] ► Instrumental Rock >> 1992
The The —— Dusk ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Cell —— Slo*Blo ► Grunge >> 1993
Hawkwind —— In Your Area ► Space Rock >> 1999

Jan 06


Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Phantom Planet —— Phantom Planet ► Alt Rock/Garage Revival >> 2004
Animal Collective —— Merriweather Post Pavilion ► Neo Psychedelia >> 2009
Yes —— Union Live ► Prog Rock >> 2011

Jan 07


Billy Preston —— Encouraging Words ► Soul-Funk >> 1970
Black Sabbath —— Paranoid ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Nicky Hopkins; Ry Cooder; Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts —— Jamming With Edward ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
David Bromberg —— Wanted Dead Or Alive ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Jefferson Airplane —— Flight Log (1966-1976) ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Lipps, Inc. —— Mouth To Mouth ► Disco >> 1980
The Fleshtones —— Roman Gods ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Smokey Robinson —— Touch The Sky ► Soul – Motown >> 1983
Rick Wakeman —— Word & The Gospels ► Art Rock >> 1994
Incubus —— Enjoy Incubus ► Funk Metal >> 1997
Alex Lloyd —— Black In The Sun ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1999
Bob Dylan —— On The Road Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan And The New Folk Movement ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

Jan 08


Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Yoko Ono —— Approximately Infinite Universe ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beach Boys —— Holland ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Promised Land ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N Roll >> 1976
Bette Midler —— Songs For The New Depression ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1976
Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock >> 1989
GWAR —— Scumdogs Of The Universe ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Fly Me Courageous ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Loudon Wainwright III —— Career Moves ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl Homecoming Live ► Dance-Pop >> 2007
Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock >> 2008

Jan 09


The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1967
Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Blue Magic —— Blue Magic ► Philly Soul >> 1974
Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock >> 1989
The Specials —— The Singles Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1991
Ben E. King —— Eleven Best ► Soul >> 2001
The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk >> 2006
John Waite —— Downtown: Journey Of A Heart ► Power Pop >> 2007

Jan 10


The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Monkees —— More Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Woman, Woman ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Rod Stewart/Faces —— Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners ► British Rock >> 1974
Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues >> 1977
The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1983
Chris Isaak —— Silvertone ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1985
Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Brenda Lee —— The Definitive Collection ► Country-Pop >> 2006

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