Albums Released This Week (October 24 – 30)

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):

October 24


Don McLean —— American Pie ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon —— Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music —— Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rory Gallagher —— Calling Card ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Cheap Trick —— All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol —— Don’t Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper —— To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance —— The Serpent’s Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Brenda Lee —— A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Silver Jews —— Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
20 Fingers —— 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
David Bowie —— The Buddha Of Suburbia ► Glam Rock >> 1995
The Pretenders —— The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— It’s A Mystery ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Simply Red —— Life ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Anthrax —— Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1995
John Hiatt —— Walk On ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Richard Marx —— Days In Avalon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2000
Linkin Park —— Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Spin Doctors —— Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera —— My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Beyond Here Lies Nothin’: The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Paul Simon —— Songwriter ► Folk-Pop >> 2011

October 25


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Pink Floyd —— Ummagumma ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Poco —— A Good Feelin’ to Know ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Carpenters —— GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae >> 1974
Paul Simon —— Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Al Di Meola —— Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Joe Walsh —— You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha ► Soul >> 1980
Culture Club —— Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police —— Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Howard Jones —— One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock >> 1988
Joni Mitchell —— Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Madonna —— Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1994
The Psychedelic Furs —— Here Come The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1994
Common Sense —— Resurrection ► Underground Rap >> 1994
Madonna —— Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Faithless —— Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance >> 1999
Manfred Mann —— 2006 ► Hard Rock >> 2004
PJ Harvey —— iTunes Originals – PJ Harvey ► Indie Rock >> 2004
Berlin —— 4Play ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2005
Bette Midler —— Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia Plays Dylan ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Kansas —— The Essential Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2010
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

October 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
Glenn Frey —— Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
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
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
Robert Palmer —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
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
The Band —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers —— Live At Wolf Trap ► Pop-Rock >> 2004

October 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
Cyndi Lauper —— Merry Christmas…Have A Nice Life ► Pop-Rock >> 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
The Who —— The Who Hits 50! ► British Rock >> 2014

October 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
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

October 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
Rush —— Exit…Stage Left ► Arena Rock >> 1981
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
Huey Lewis & The News —— Time Flies…The Best Of ► Pop-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

October 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
Tracy Chapman —— Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Bonnie Raitt —— Decades Rock Live: Bonnie Raitt And Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Ben E. King —— Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul >> 2007
Rod Stewart —— Merry Christmas, Baby ► Holiday Pop >> 2012
Three Dog Night —— One ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2012
Trey Anastasio —— Paper Wheels ► Jam Band/Guitar Rock >> 2015

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