Albums Released This Week (November 7 – 13)

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):

November 07


Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1969
Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1972
Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Piano Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1980
Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock >> 1980
Elvis Costello —— Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How’s Your Fathers ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance >> 1982
Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Sunburst And Snowblind [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient >> 1987
R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1988
Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1995
Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock >> 1995
Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Madonna —— Something To Remember ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock >> 1997
Genesis —— Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 ► Prog Rock >> 2000
The Pretenders —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk >> 2000
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Natalie Cole —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop >> 2000
The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 2000
Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
Elton John —— Peachtree Road ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
David Bowie —— The Platinum Collection ► Glam Rock >> 2005
Dire Straits —— Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 2005
Dave Matthews Band —— The Best Of What’s Around, Vol. 1 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006
J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Foo Fighters —— Skin And Bones ► Grunge Rock >> 2006
Dion —— Son Of Skip James ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Pink Floyd —— The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door ► Prog Rock >> 2011

November 08


The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul >> 1968
Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk >> 1971
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1974
Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk >> 1975
George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock >> 1981
The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop >> 1982
New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Elton John —— To Be Continued… ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock >> 1994
Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock >> 1994
Cher —— not.com.mercial ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Traffic —— Last Great Traffic Jam ► Prog Rock >> 2005
38 Special —— Live ► Southern Rock >> 2005
The Tragically Hip —— Yer Favorites ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2011
Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2011

November 09


Elvis Presley —— Girls! Girls! Girls! ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Badfinger —— No Dice ► Power Pop >> 1970
Roberta Flack —— Quiet Fire ► Smooth Soul >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Lady Sings The Blues [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Carpenters —— The Singles: 1969-1973 ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Santana —— Welcome ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ► Album Rock >> 1976
Iron Maiden —— The Soundhouse Tapes [EP] ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
The Stranglers —— La Folie ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Men At Work —— Business As Usual ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Twisted Sister —— Come Out And Play ► Hair Metal >> 1985
Aerosmith —— Done With Mirrors ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Y&T —— Down For The Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— The Last Command ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Loudness —— Thunder In The East ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1985
Dokken —— Under Lock And Key ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Killer Dwarfs —— Stand Tall ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1986
Candlemass —— Nightfall ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1987
Eurythmics —— Savage ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
The Tubes —— The Best Of The Tubes ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Cher —— Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Phil Collins —— Both Sides ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Céline Dion —— The Colour Of My Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Wu-Tang Clan —— Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ► East Coast Rap >> 1993
The Outlaws —— Hittin’ The Road ► Southern Rock >> 1993
Nirvana —— Legacy Of Noise [Bootleg] ► Grunge >> 1993
Mark Knopfler —— Screenplaying ► Roots Rock >> 1993
The Dubliners —— Further Along ► Irish Folk >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Queen —— Greatest Hits III ► Glam Rock >> 1999
Anal Cunt —— It Just Gets Worse ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1999
38 Special —— Live At Sturgis ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Tonic —— Sugar ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1999
Linda Ronstadt —— Hummin’ To Myself ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Poco —— Last Roundup, The ► Country-Rock >> 2004
Weezer —— iTunes Originals – Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
Eric Clapton —— Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Blues-Rock >> 2015

November 10


Elvis Presley —— His Hand In Mine ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
The Moody Blues —— Days Of Future Passed ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Grateful Dead —— Live/Dead ► Album Rock >> 1969
Barclay James Harvest —— Baby James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Byrds —— The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Dusty Springfield —— See All Her Faces ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The O’Jays —— Ship Ahoy ► Soul – Philly >> 1973
Chicago —— Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Zuma ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Sex Pistols —— Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 2 ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Babylon By Bus ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
The Clash —— Give ‘Em Enough Rope ► Punk >> 1978
Neil Diamond —— The Jazz Singer [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Mötley Crüe —— Too Fast For Love ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Billy Idol —— Rebel Yell ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Nik Kershaw —— The Riddle ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Triumph —— Thunder Seven ► Arena Rock >> 1984
The Who —— Who’s Last ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Bruce Springsteen —— Live 1975-1985 ► Heartland Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins —— The Moon And The Melodies ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Kate Bush —— The Whole Story ► Art Rock >> 1986
Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— West Textures ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Gregorian —— Sadisfaction ► Euro-Pop >> 1991
Peter Gabriel —— Revisited ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Biohazard —— Urban Discipline ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Carpenters —— Seishun No Kagayaki: The Best Of (22 Hits Of The Carpenters) [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1995
Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1996
Cher —— Believe ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Rush —— Different Stages ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1998
The Ataris —— Look Forward To Failure ► Pop-Punk >> 1998
Dire Straits —— Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Staraits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1998
Bruce Springsteen —— Tracks ► Heartland Rock >> 1998
Ayumi Hamasaki —— Loveppears ► Pop/House >> 1999
Elton John —— Elton John’s Christmas Party ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Smiths —— The Sound Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
Jerry Garcia Band —— Let It Rock: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2 ► Roots Rock >> 2009
The Tubes —— Mondo Birthmark ► Alt. Rock >> 2009
Pearl Jam —— 9.11.2011 Toronto, Canada ► Hard Rock >> 2011
Heart —— Heart & Friends – Home For The Holidays ► Album Rock >> 2014

November 11


The Who —— Ready Steady Who [EP] ► British Rock >> 1966
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— That’s The Way It Is [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Rory Gallagher —— Tattoo ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Gratitude ► Soul-Funk >> 1975
Kiss —— Rock And Roll Over ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Parliament —— Motor Booty Affair ► Funk >> 1978
Aerosmith —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 1980
The Jacksons —— The Jacksons Live! ► Soul-Pop >> 1981
Depeche Mode —— Catching Up With Depeche Mode ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1985
Jimmy Buffett —— Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett’s Greatest Hit(s) ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Bonnie Tyler —— Bitter Blue ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1991
The Divinyls —— Essential ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Denim —— Back In Denim ► Glam-Rock >> 1992
The Damned —— Not Of This Earth ► Goth Rock >> 1995
Tricky —— effPre-Millennium Tension ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1996
Led Zeppelin —— BBC Sessions ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Bush —— Deconstructed ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Gregg Allman —— Searching For Simplicity ► Southern Rock >> 1997
AFI —— Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes ► Hardcore Punk >> 1997
Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1970–2002 ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Phil Collins —— Testify ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Bruce Springsteen —— the Essential Bruce Springsteen ► Heartland Rock >> 2003
Pearl Jam —— Lost Dogs: Rarities And B Sides ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2003
Cheap Trick —— Budokan!: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
Mudcrutch —— Extended Play Live [EP] ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Tracy Chapman —— Our Bright Future ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Sweet Summer Sun ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

November 12


Marvin Gaye —— Hello Broadway ► Soul >> 1964
Neil Young —— Neil Young ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Genesis —— Nursery Cryme ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Hall & Oates —— Whole Oats ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield (Collection) ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Queen —— Sheer Heart Attack ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Hall & Oates —— War Babies ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
J. Geils Band —— Showtime! ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Arena ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Smiths —— Hatful Of Hollow ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Madonna —— Like A Virgin ► Dance-Pop >> 1984
John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Adult Contemporary >> 1986
Mark Knopfler —— The Princess Bride [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— 20 Years Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Cilla Black —— Cilla’s World ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Kylie Minogue —— Rhythm Of Love ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Bad Religion —— 80-85 ► Punk Rock >> 1991
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Sade —— The Best Of Sade [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1994
John Waite —— The Complete John Waite, Vol. 1: Falling Backwards ► Power Pop >> 1996
Rod Stewart —— If We Fall in Love Tonight ► Adult Contemporary >> 1996
Blind Melon —— Nico ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Corrs —— The Corrs Unplugged ► Celtic Folk-Rock >> 1999
Rod Stewart —— The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
3 Doors Down —— Away From The Sun ► Alt Metal >> 2002
The Pretenders —— Loose Screw ► Post-Punk >> 2002
Matchbox Twenty —— More Than You Think You Are ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Pearl Jam —— Riot Act ► Hard Rock >> 2002
David Gray —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Led Zeppelin —— Mothership [UK] ► Hard Rock >> 2007
The Rolling Stones —— GRRR! ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

November 13


Johnny Cash —— Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous ► Country >> 1958
Elvis Presley —— 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records – Volume 2 ► Rock n Roll >> 1959
The Four Tops —— Four Tops’ Second Album ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Love Child ► Soul >> 1968
Neil Diamond —— Stones ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Kate Bush —— Lionheart ► Art Rock >> 1978
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Scream ► Glam Rock >> 1978
New Order —— Movement ► Club/Dance >> 1981
Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Eagles —— Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Country-Rock >> 1982
Lee Aaron —— The Lee Aaron Project ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Phranc —— Folksinger ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
The Sisters Of Mercy —— Floodland ► Goth Rock >> 1987
Hall & Oates —— Change Of Season ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Madonna —— The Immaculate Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Cher —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Mixed >> 1990
The Clash —— The Singles (1991) ► Punk >> 1991
Squeeze —— Ridiculous [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
Queen —— Ultimate Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1995
The Beatles —— 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Oasis —— Familiar To Millions ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Queen —— The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III ► Glam Rock >> 2000
Radiohead —— I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Oasis —— Stop The Clock EP ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2006
Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2007
Led Zeppelin —— Mothership ► Hard Rock >> 2007
James Taylor —— One Man Band ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Soundgarden —— King Animal ► Grange Rock >> 2012
The Rolling Stones —— Live At Leeds (Live 1982) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Kurt Cobain —— Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings ► Grunge Rock >> 2015

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