Albums Released This Week (November 21 – 27)

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 21


The Animals —— Animalism ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
Joan Baez —— Noël ► Folk-Pop/Latin >> 1966
The Moody Blues —— To Our Children’s Children’s Children ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Sly & The Family Stone —— Greatest Hits ► Soul-Funk >> 1970
Neil Diamond —— Tap Root Manuscript ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— A Night At The Opera [UK] ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Scorpions —— Virgin Killer ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1976
Earth, Wind & Fire —— All ‘N All ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Rod Stewart —— Foolish Behavior ► Dance-Disco >> 1980
Steely Dan —— Gaucho ► Jazz-Rock >> 1980
REO Speedwagon —— Hi Infidelity ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Kool & The Gang —— In The Heart ► Post-Disco >> 1983
Duran Duran —— Seven And The Ragged Tiger ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Francesco Zappa ► Art Rock/Classical >> 1984
Don Henley —— Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa —— Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention ► Art Rock >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— While You Were Out ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Skinny Puppy —— Rabies ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1988
Chicago —— Greatest Hits 1982 – 1989 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1989
Kenny G —— Kenny G Live ► Jazz-Pop >> 1989
Rush —— Presto ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Tiffany —— Dreams Never Die ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
New Order —— (the best of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Don Henley —— Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock >> 1995
Ace Of Base —— The Bridge ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1995
Bruce Springsteen —— The Ghost Of Tom Joad ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Stevie Wonder —— Natural Wonder ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Atlanta Rhythm Section ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Backstreet Boys —— Black & Blue ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Collectybles ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Elton John —— One Night Only – The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Everclear —— Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude ► Grunge-Punk >> 2000
Korn —— Take A Look In The Mirror ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2003
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The dB’s —— Christmas Time Again ► Power Pop >> 2006
Daughtry —— Daughtry ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Kylie Minogue —— X ► Dance-Pop >> 2007
Bob Seger —— Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets ► Album Rock >> 2011

November 22


Phil Spector —— A Christmas Gift To You From Phillies Records ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles —— With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles (The White Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Dusty Springfield —— Dusty…Definitely ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1968
The Kinks —— The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ► British Rock >> 1968
Miles Davis —— Get Up With It ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1974
Chic —— Chic ► Disco >> 1977
Motörhead —— Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Split Enz —— See Ya’ Round ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1984
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Easy Pieces ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth >> 1985
Yoko Ono —— Starpeace ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1985
Candlemass —— Ancient Dreams ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1988
Bette Midler —— Beaches [Sndtrk] ► Female Vocalist >> 1988
Chaka Khan —— CK ► Funk >> 1988
Pink Floyd —— Delicate Sound Of Thunder ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Kool & The Gang —— Unite ► Funk-Soul >> 1992
Elton John —— Duets ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Rolling Stones —— Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith —— Box Of Fire ► Hard Rock >> 1994
John Hiatt —— Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? ► Roots Rock >> 1994
ZZ Top —— One Foot In The Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Rory Gallagher —— Meeting With The G-Man ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Rush —— R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— Rarities 1971-2003 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005

November 23


The Beatles —— The Beatles Story ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Ben E. King —— Ben E. King’s Greatest Hits ► Soul >> 1964
Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three Volume Two ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1970
Cat Stevens —— Tea For The Tillerman ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Yoko Ono —— Feeling The Space ► Avant Garde/Experimental >> 1973
The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Teddy Pendergrass —— Live! Coast To Coast ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
Public Image Ltd. —— Metal Box ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Mike Oldfield —— Platinum ► Progressive Rock >> 1979
David Bowie —— Changestwobowie ► Glam Rock >> 1981
Pink Floyd —— A Collection Of Great Dance Songs ► Prog Rock >> 1981
AC/DC —— For Those About To Rock We Salute You ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Chicago —— Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Jazz-Rock >> 1981
The Who —— Who’s Greatest Hits ► British Rock >> 1983
Bad Religion —— Against The Grain ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Archers Of Loaf —— Icky Mettle ► Indie Rock/Noise Pop >> 1993
Metallica —— Live Shit: Binge & Purge ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Cowboy Junkies —— Pale Sun, Crescent Moon ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
Ace Of Base —— The Sign ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1993
Guns N’ Roses —— The Spaghetti Incident? ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Linda Ronstadt —— Winter Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Cyndi Lauper —— Sisters Of Avalon ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Beastie Boys —— Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science ► Rap >> 1999
Phish —— Hampton Comes Alive ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1999
Dave Matthews Band —— Listener Supported ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Blondie —— Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1999
Guns N’ Roses —— Live Era: ’87-’93 ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Mötley Crüe —— Live: Entertainment Or Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
R.E.M. —— Man On The Moon ► Rock >> 1999
Metallica —— S&M ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Freedom Call —— Stairway To Fairyland ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 1999
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Evanescence —— Anywhere But Home ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2004
U2 —— How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
Simon & Garfunkel —— In Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 2004
Poco —— Keeping The Legend Alive ► Country-Rock >> 2004
The Allman Brothers Band —— One Way Out ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Nirvana —— With The Lights Out ► Grunge >> 2004
Guns N’ Roses —— Chinese Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2008

November 24


Kaleidoscope —— Tangerine Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Tim Buckley —— Blue Afternoon ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Kinks —— Muswell Hillbillies ► British Rock >> 1971
Hawkwind —— Doremi Fasol Latido ► Space Rock >> 1972
George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Blondes Have More Fun ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Mike Oldfield —— Incantations ► Progressive Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics —— 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Pat Benatar —— Tropico ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Eric Clapton —— August ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Red Box —— The Circle & The Square ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Hawkwind —— Live Chronicles ► Space Rock >> 1986
Keith Sweat —— Make It Last Forever ► New jack swing >> 1987
Leonard Cohen —— The Future ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Spin Doctors —— Homebelly Groove ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Erasure —— Pop! – The First 20 Singles ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Cryptopsy —— Blasphemy Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
All Saints —— All Saints ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1997
Yes —— Open Your Eyes ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 1 ► Gangsta Rap >> 1998
Queen —— The Crown Jewels ► Glam Rock >> 1998
Metallica —— Garage, Inc. ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Pearl Jam —— Live On Two Legs ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Madonna —— Remixed & Revisited ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
The Tubes —— White Punks On Dope ► Alt. Rock >> 2003
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Alt Rock >> 2008
Jeff Beck —— Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s ► Instrumental Rock >> 2008
Bob Seger —— Early Seger Vol. 1 ► Album Rock >> 2009
Soundgarden —— Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path ► Grange Rock >> 2014
Joni Mitchell —— Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting Toi Be Danced ► Folk-Rock >> 2014

November 25


The Beatles —— Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Laura Nyro —— Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Eric Clapton —— Slowhand ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eric Clapton —— Backless ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Tracey Ullman —— You Broke My Heart in 17 Places ► Girl Groups >> 1983
Enigma —— Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient >> 1996
Garth Brooks —— Sevens ► Country-Pop >> 1997
No Doubt —— Boon Box ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Counting Crows —— Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2003
Roy Buchanan —— Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
No Doubt —— The Singles 1992-2003 ► Ska-Pop >> 2003
Johnny Cash —— Unearthed ► Classic Country >> 2003
Nirvana —— Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge >> 2011
Black Sabbath —— Live…Gathered In Their Masses ► Hard Rock >> 2013

November 26


The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock >> 1985
Rick Astley —— Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1990
Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Sade —— The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm >> 1994
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Cotton Mather —— Kon Tiki ► Power Pop >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan & The Band —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Little River Band —— Definitive Collection ► Soft Rock >> 2002
Heart —— The Essential Heart ► Album Rock >> 2002
Sparks —— Lil’ Beethoven ► Glam Rock >> 2002
Journey —— Red 13 [EP] ► AOR Rock >> 2002
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk >> 2002
Carpenters —— The Ultimate Collection ► Easy Listening >> 2006
The Shamen —— Immortal ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 2007
Genesis —— Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Sting —— Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

November 27


The Crickets —— The “Chirping” Crickets ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Killer ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk >> 1976
Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco >> 1978
10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave >> 1985
Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal >> 1987
Clint Black —— Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
David Gray —— White Ladder ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient >> 2000
Counting Crows —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Church —— Operetta [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2009

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