Albums Released This Week (April 25 – May 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):

Apr 25


The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2002
Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

Apr 26


The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.) >> 1980
Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop >> 2013

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
Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
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
Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog 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
Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard 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
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► 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
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock >> 1989
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


Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul >> 1961
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
A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop >> 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
Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock >> 2001
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
Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010

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  1. #1 by Rob Frustaci on April 29, 2016 - 5:06 am

    FYI, The Doors – L.A. Woman was released on April 19th, 1971 not the 29th. I thought it was strange why I didn’t see it then until today.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on April 29, 2016 - 3:10 pm

      Rob:

      Sorry for not replying to your earlier comment about L.A. Woman not appearing on the list for April 19. I was traveling that week and just didn’t have time.

      Sources of data for my databases are many and include Wikipedia, AllMusic, Amazon, Last.fm, record company sites, artist sites and others that I have found to be accurate and reputable. Usually, when there is a discrepancy, I choose the date that is most in agreement among several sites.

      I do not know recall why I chose April 29 for L.A. Woman (likely loaded into the database 6-7 years ago). If you ask Google for “The Doors L.A. Woman Release Date,” you’ll find references to April 18, 19 and 29, as well as “late April.”

      If you find two or more sources (in addition to Wikipedia), please let me know.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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