Albums Released This Week (December 26 – January 1)

HAPPY BOXING DAY!

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):

December 26


Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000

December 27


Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2000
Dion —— Bronx In Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Loverboy —— Setlist: The Very Best Of Loverboy Live ► Arena Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2012

December 28


Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B >> 1963
Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop >> 1977
Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime >> 1987
R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004

December 29


Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk ► Hard Rock >> 1969
America —— America ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
The Byrds —— Farther Along ► Country-Rock >> 1971
The Trammps —— Disco Inferno ► Disco >> 1976
Neil Young —— Trans ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Various Artists —— Miami Vice II [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Meat Beat Manifesto —— 99% ► Techno-Industrial >> 1990
All Saints —— The Remix Album ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1998

December 30


Three Dog Night —— Harmony ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rough Trade —— For Those Who Think Young ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Ric Ocasek —— Beatitude ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— The ‘Pink Opaque ► Folk-Rock >> 1985

December 31


Steve Winwood —— Arc of A Diver ► Album Rock >> 1980
Live —— Mental Jewelry ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1991
Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1993

January 01


Carl Perkins —— The Dance Album ► Rockabilly >> 1957
The Everly Brothers —— Instant Party! ► Pop-Rock >> 1962
Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae —— Peace In The Valley ► Inspirational Pop >> 1963
Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul >> 1964
The Hollies —— Stay With The Hollies ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Easybeats —— The Best of The Easybeats + Party Girl ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1967
Beck, Bogert & Appice —— Live In Japan ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Carpenters —— Live At The Palladium ► Easy Listening >> 1977
Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Los Lobos —— How Will The Wolf Survive? ► Roots Rock >> 1984
Kenny G —— Six Of Hearts ► Jazz-Pop >> 1997
Curtis Mayfield —— Man Of Inspiration ► Soul/Funk >> 1998
The Presidents Of The United States Of America —— Lumps ► Post-Grunge/Pop Punk >> 2000
Mariah Carey —— Valentines ► Pop-Rock >> 2000

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