Albums Released This Week (October 31 – November 6)

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 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
Richard Marx —— Emotional Remains ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Richard Marx —— Sundown ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

November 01


Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Supremes —— Merry Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
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/Kraut Rock >> 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
John Hiatt —— Live From Austin, TX ► Roots Rock >> 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
The Beach Boys —— The Smile Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2011

November 02


Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock >> 1970
John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion >> 1976
The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock >> 1987
George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock >> 1989
The Smiths —— …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Smiths —— Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
Pink Floyd —— Shine On ► Prog Rock >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock >> 1993
The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock >> 1993
Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock >> 1993
The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo >> 1998
Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1998
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
The Lovin’ Spoonful —— Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Poco —— Running Horse ► Country-Rock >> 2002
7 Walkers —— 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk >> 2010
Weezer —— Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
No Doubt —— Icon ► Ska-Pop >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— National Ransom ► Country-Rock >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Wise Up Ghost ► Roots Rock >> 2010

November 03


Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop >> 1980
The Church —— Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
Kool & The Gang —— Forever ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock >> 1992
Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal >> 1992
Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal >> 1993
Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Queen —— Queen Rocks ► Glam Rock >> 1997
Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Shamen —— UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1998
Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000
Foo Fighters —— Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock >> 2009
Nirvana —— Live In Reading ► Grunge >> 2009
REO Speedwagon —— Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Weezer —— Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2009

November 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Cocteau Twins —— The Box Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden —— A-Sides ► Grange Rock >> 1997
Shania Twain —— Come On Over ► Country-Pop >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Jane’s Addiction —— Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Spice Girls —— Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
The Beach Boys —— The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Iron Maiden —— BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Best Of The ‘B’ Sides ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Peter Gabriel —— Hit ► Prog Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Ben E. King —— Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul >> 2003
Iggy Pop —— Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2003
Little River Band —— Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Queen —— Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Led Zeppelin —— The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2014
The Doobie Brothers —— Southbound\ ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

November 05


Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1996
Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock >> 2001
New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2002
Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop >> 2002
The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock >> 2007
Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk >> 2013

November 06


The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock >> 1970
The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1990
The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack >> 1995
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop >> 2007
Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock >> 2012
Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock >> 2015

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