Albums Released This Week (July 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):

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Jul 04


David Ackles —— American Gothic ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Mission Of Burma —— Signals, Calls, And Marches ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Kylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial >> 1994
Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap >> 1995
Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock >> 1995
Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Mogwai —— Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ► Cosmic Post-Rock >> 1997
Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1999
Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock >> 2000
Alice Cooper —— Dirty Diamonds ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Johnny Cash —— American V: A Hundred Highways ► Trad Country/Americana >> 2006
Various Artists —— The Best Of Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Blondie —— Panic Of Girls ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2011

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Jul 05


Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul >> 1958
The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Beach Boys —— Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Cass Elliott —— Bubblegum, Lemonade, And… Something For Mama ► Bubblegum Pop >> 1969
Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock >> 1972
Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock >> 1974
The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal >> 1983
Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Björk —— Debut ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1993
U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Who —— Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B ► British Rock >> 1994
The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock >> 1999
Iron Maiden —— The Essential Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
Various Artists —— Music For Lonely Housewives ► Multiple Genres >> 2005

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Jul 06


MC5 —— High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Surrender ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Trilogy ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Steely Dan —— Countdown To Ecstasy ► Jazz-Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The B-52’s —— The B-52’s ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Pat Benatar —— Precious Time ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk >> 1984
The Jacksons —— Victory ► Soul/pop >> 1984
Heart —— Heart ► Album Rock >> 1985
Supertramp —— The Autobiography Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
Quiet Riot —— QR III ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Grateful Dead —— In The Dark ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Todd Rundgren —— No World Order ► Art Rock >> 1993
Akinyele —— Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap >> 1993
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Champagne ► Electro Pop >> 1998
Dokken —— The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
New Order —— Live At Bestival 2012 ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013

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Jul 07


Cream —— Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ben E. King —— Rough Edges ► Soul >> 1970
Jimmy Cliff —— The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae >> 1972
Barry Manilow —— Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Yes —— Going For The One ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Styx —— The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
David Sylvian —— Brilliant Trees ► Ambient >> 1984
Steve Winwood —— Back In The High Life ► Album Rock >> 1986
David Lee Roth —— Eat ‘Em And Smile ► Hard Rock >> 1986
k. d. lang —— Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock >> 1987
Los Lobos —— By The Light Of The Moon ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam —— Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1987
Hoodoo Gurus —— Mars Needs Guitars ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1987
Eric B. and Rakim —— Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap >> 1987
Laura Branigan —— Touch ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— Beat The Boots ► Art Rock >> 1991
Robert Fripp —— Show Of Hands ► Art Rock >> 1991
Kansas —— Carry On ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1992
Dream Theater —— Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1992
Against All Authority —— Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Dropkick Murphys —— Boys On The Docks ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Barenaked Ladies —— Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Ringo Starr —— Choose Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Jeff Beck —— Live At B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock >> 2006
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live 2006 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Berlin —— All The Way In ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2009

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Jul 08


Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Canned Heat —— Halleujah ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal >> 1986
Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
The Call —— The Best Of The Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1997
Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
David Lee Roth —— Diamond Dave ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Heart —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Heart ► Album Rock >> 2008
Jane’s Addiction —— Live In NYC ► Alt. Rock >> 2013
John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More Live At Town Hall ► Roots Rock >> 2014

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Jul 09


Wham! —— Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Elton John —— Breaking Hearts ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get [UK] ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Meat Puppets —— Forbidden Places ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
The Samples —— Underwater People ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
REO Speedwagon —— Building The Bridge ► Arena Rock >> 1996
I Mother Earth —— Scenery And Fish ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Counting Crows —— Hard Candy ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002

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Jul 10


The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Shadows —— Jigsaw ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1967
The Yardbirds —— Little Games ► Blues Rock >> 1967
Otis Redding —— Live In Europe ► Memphis Soul >> 1967
Tim Buckley —— Happy Sad ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— Chicago V ► Jazz-Rock >> 1972
Cher —— Foxy Lady ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Nilsson —— Son Of Schmilsson ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Parliament —— Up For The Down Stroke ► Funk >> 1974
The Kinks —— Low Budget ► British Rock >> 1979
The Korgis —— Sticky George ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tina Turner —— Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
N.R.B.Q. —— Honest Dollar ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Zard —— Yureru Omoi ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Calling —— Camino Palmero ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock >> 2001
Jack Bruce —— Shadows In The Air ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2001
Melissa Etheridge —— Skin ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Coldplay —— Parachutes ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2000
Queen —— The A-Z Of Queen, Volume 1 ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Stephen Stills —— Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Kool & The Gang —— Still Kool ► Funk >> 2007
Yes —— Like It Is: Yes At The Messa Arts Center ► Prog Rock >> 2015

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