Albums Released This Week (November 28 – December 4)

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 28


Brenda Lee —— Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Spirit Of ’67 ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Rolling Stones —— Let It Bleed ► Rock >> 1969
Slade —— Play It Loud ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Rory Gallagher —— Deuce ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Parliament —— Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk >> 1977
Blues Brothers —— Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Parliament —— Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk >> 1979
The Jam —— Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Toyah —— Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock >> 1980
Neil Diamond —— On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Japan —— Tin Drum ► New Wave >> 1981
Technotronic —— Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock >> 1989
Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp 2 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1992
Various Artists —— Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Donovan —— Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Incubus —— Light Grenades ► Funk Metal >> 2006
April Wine —— Roughly Speaking ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Cheap Trick —— 1978 Tokyo Concert ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop >> 2011

November 29


John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock >> 1974
Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Blondie —— Autoamerican ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Heart —— Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock >> 1980
Amy Grant —— In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1981
Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Debbie Harry —— Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Motörhead —— Bastards ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Nick Lowe —— The Impossible Bird ► Pub Rock >> 1994
Mary J. Blige —— My Life ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1994
Quarashi —— Switchstance ► Rap-Metal >> 1996
Yes —— In The Present – Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock >> 2011
Scorpions —— MTV Unplugged: Live In Athens ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2013

November 30


Jefferson Airplane —— After Bathing At Baxter’s ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
J.J. Cale —— Really ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Montrose —— Montrose ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Solar Fire ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Cat Stevens —— Numbers ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Stevie Wonder —— Looking Back ► Soul >> 1977
Steely Dan —— Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1978
Pink Floyd —— The Wall [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Bad Religion —— Bad Religion ► Punk Rock >> 1981
Yes —— Classic Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1981
ABBA —— The Visitors ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Michael Jackson —— Thriller ► Dance-Pop >> 1982
Violent Femmes —— Violent Femmes ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1982
Sammy Hagar —— Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— Love Language ► Soul-Pop >> 1984
Pete Townshend —— White City: A Novel ► Prog Rock >> 1985
The Who —— Who’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Freddie King —— Live At The Texas Opry House ► Electric Blues >> 1992
FM —— Mac Of The Roundtable ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Shadows Fall —— Somber Eyes To The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Kylie Minogue —— Intimate And Live ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Cher —— The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Cher —— If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1999

December 01


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Shadows —— From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1967
The Monkees —— Head ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— Separate Ways ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Black Sabbath —— Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Koko Taylor —— South Side Lady ► Chicago Blues >> 1973
Styx —— Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll [UK] ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Aerosmith —— Draw The Line ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Doobie Brothers —— Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Rolling Stones —— Story Of The Stones ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Queen —— Live Magic ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Sodom —— Persecution Mania ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Dixie Chicks —— Thank Heavens For Dale Evans ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Journey —— Time3 [Time Cubed] ► AOR Rock >> 1992
R.E.M. —— The Automatic Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Dimmu Borgir —— For All Tid ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1997
Sarah Brightman —— Eden ► Showtunes >> 1998
Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 1 ► Glam Rock >> 2008

December 02


The Mothers Of Invention —— Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ► Doo Wop >> 1968
George Harrison —— Wonderwall Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Queen —— A Night At The Opera ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Stephen Stills —— The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Dolly Parton —— 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs ► Country-Pop >> 1980
Queen —— The Complete Works ► Glam Rock >> 1985
Bon Jovi —— Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Suzi Quatro —— Live & Kickin’ ► Hard Rock >> 1991

December 03


The Who —— My Generation ► Hard Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— Rubber Soul [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Neil Diamond —— I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens —— Back To Earth ► Folk-Pop >> 1978
Slade —— The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Real Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Spirit —— California Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Costello & Nieve ► Roots Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello —— Costello & Nieve ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Bloodhound Gang —— One Fierce Beer Coaster ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 1996
Mariah Carey —— Charmbracelet ► Pop-Rock >> 2002

December 04


The Beatles —— Beatles For Sale ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Yardbirds —— Five Live Yardbirds ► Blues Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— December’s Children (And Everybody’s) ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— Here Where There Is Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1966
Robert Wyatt —— The End Of An Ear ► Art Rock >> 1970
Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Scorpions —— Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1977
Foreigner —— Inside Information ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Queen —— At The Beeb ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Brand Nubian —— One For All ► Alternative Rap >> 1990
Loverboy —— Six ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Mariah Carey —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Yes —— Magnification ► Prog Rock >> 2001
Limp Bizkit —— New Old Songs ► Rap-Metal >> 2001
Eric Clapton —— Sessions For Robert J. ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Billy Idol —— Happy Holidays: A Very Special Christmas Album ► Hard Rock >> 2006

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  1. #1 by Raul on November 28, 2016 - 2:53 pm

    Wikipedia and orher sources got that Blondie – Autoamerican was relesaed on 19 november 1980, no 29. Are they wrong?. Best regards.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on December 1, 2016 - 11:48 am

      Hi, Raul:
      I checked into this. The various sources I use are inconsistent. Some say November 19, some November 29. And there’s no majority. I don’t know why I chose the 29th, but now after further review and consideration, I am changing the entry to 11/19/80. Thanks for pointing this out.
      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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