Albums Released This Week (March 6 -12)

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):

March 06


The Temptations —— Temptations Live! ► Soul >> 1967
The United States Of America —— The United States Of America ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Temptations —— Psychedelic Shack ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Rolling Stones —— Stone Age ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Three Dog Night —— Hard Labor ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1974
John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— A Biography ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Janet Jackson —— Control ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Rod Stewart —— Downtown Train ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Kris Kristofferson —— Third World Warrior ► Trad Country >> 1990
Mike + The Mechanics —— Beggar On A Beach Of Gold ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1995
EMF —— Cha Cha Cha ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Buzzcocks —— Time’s Up ► Punk-Rock >> 2000
Journey —— The Journey Continues ► AOR Rock >> 2001
Aerosmith —— Just Push Play ► Hard Rock >> 2001
David Gilmour —— On An Island ► Prog Rock >> 2006
Korn —— MYTV Unplugged: Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2007
The Stooges —— The Weirdness ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2007
The Church —— Untitled #23 ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2009
Counting Crows —— Live In New York City 1997 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012
Bruce Springsteen —— Wrecking Ball ► Heartland Rock >> 2012

March 07


Genesis —— From Genesis To Revelation ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Mountain —— Climbing! ► Hard Rock >> 1970
The Byrds —— The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Carpenters —— Live In Japan ► Easy Listening >> 1975
David Bowie —— Young Americans ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Tears For Fears —— The Hurting ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Chris Rea —— On The Beach ► Album Rock >> 1986
The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume One ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume Two ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works Volume II ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1994
Eric Clapton —— The Cream Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Human Nature —— Telling Everybody [US] ► Dance-Pop/Boy Band >> 1997
Beatsteaks —— Launched ► Hardcore Punk/Kraut Rock >> 2000
Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Ben E. King —— Soul Masters ► Soul >> 2005
Jethro Tull —— Auqualung Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Buzzcocks —— Flat-Pack Philosophy ► Punk-Rock >> 2006
Donald Fagen —— Morph The Cat ► Jazz-Rock >> 2006
Van Morrison —— Pay The Devil ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

March 08


The Beach Boys —— Today! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Ben E. King —— What Is Soul ► Soul >> 1967
Alice Cooper —— Love It To Death ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Aerosmith —— Get Your Wings ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Foreigner —— Foreigner ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Fall —— Hex Enduction Hour ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1982
Reba McEntire —— Just A Little Love ► Country-Pop >> 1984
Luther Vandross —— The Night I Fell In Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Brutal Youth ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nine Inch Nails —— The Downward Spiral ► Industrial Metal >> 1994
Failure —— Magnified ► Post-Grunge/Alt Metal >> 1994
Babble —— The Stone ► Electro Dance-Pop >> 1994
Soundgarden —— Superunknown ► Grange Rock >> 1994
David Lee Roth —— Your Filthy Little Mouth ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada ► Instrumental/Experimental >> 1999
Rory Gallagher —— Wheels Within Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— Collapse Into Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
David Bowie —— The Next Day ► Glam Rock >> 2013

March 09


Canned Heat —— The New Age ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Steely Dan —— Katy Lied ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Angel Station ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Haircut 100 —— Pelican West ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Dolly Parton —— Real Love ► Country-Pop >> 1985
U2 —— The Joshua Tree ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Gary Moore —— Wild Frontier ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1987
Curve —— Doppelgänger ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing >> 1992
Gotthard —— Gotthard ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Widespread Panic —— Everyday ► Southern Rock >> 1993
The Moody Blues —— A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Sting —— Ten Summoner’s Tales ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Space —— Tin Planet ► Brit Pop >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— 20th Century Masters ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Van Morrison —— Back On Top ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Beth Borton —— Central Reservation ► Alt Adult Pop-Rock >> 1999
Scorpions —— Eye II Eye ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1999
Citizen King —— Mobile Estates ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1999
Wilco —— Summerteeth ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1999
Franz Ferdinand —— Franz Ferdinand ► Alt. Indie-Rock >> 2004
The Morning Benders —— Big Echo ► Dream Pop >> 2010
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2010
White Hinterland —— Kairos ► Dream Pop >> 2010
Dark Tranquility —— We Are The Void ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2010

March 10


Aretha Franklin —— I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ► Soul >> 1967
Cat Stevens —— Matthew & Son ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
Thin Lizzy —— Shades Of A Blue Orphanage ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dolly Parton —— Touch Your Woman ► Country-Pop >> 1972
Carpenters —— MAX 20 [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
The Temptations —— Wings Of Love ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
T. Rex —— Dandy In The Underworld ► Glam Rock >> 1977
The Buzzcocks —— Another Music In A Different Kitchen ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Simple Minds —— Life In A Day ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
John Cale —— Honi Scott ► Art Rock >> 1981
Joe Walsh —— There Goes The Neighborhood ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1992
Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1992
Buffalo Tom —— Let Me Come Over ► Alt Folk-Rock >> 1992
The Church —— Priest=Aura ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1992
Zard —— Forever You ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Sheena Easton —— Body & Soul ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Little River Band —— I Dream Alone ► Soft Rock >> 1997
The Bee Gees —— Still Waters [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners —— The Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1998
Robbie Robertson —— Contact From The Underworld Of Red Boy ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Killah Priest —— Heavy Mental ► East Coast Rap >> 1998
Eric Clapton —— Pilgrim ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Rory Gallagher —— The Essential ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Rick Springfield —— My Precious Little One: Lullabies For a New Generation ► Power Pop >> 2009
The Band —— Palladium Circles: The Classic NYC Broadcast 1976 ► Folk-Rock >> 2015
Madonna —— Rebel Heart ► Dance-Pop >> 2015

March 11


Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1968
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Harry Chapin —— Heads And Tales ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Chicago —— Chicago VII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1974
Alice Cooper —— Welcome To My Nightmare ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Quiet Riot —— Metal Health ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Eric Clapton —— Behind The Sun ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Depeche Mode —— 101 ► Synth-Pop >> 1989
Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Annihilator —— Refresh The Demon ► Thrash Metal >> 1996
Blonde Redhead —— Fake Can Be Just As Good ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1997
dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea ► Avant Grunge >> 1997
Santana —— Live At The Fillmore ► Jazz Fusion >> 1997
Heart —— These Dreams: Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1997
The Clash —— The Essential Clash ► Punk >> 2003
Machine Head —— Hellalive ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2003
Everclear —— Slow Motion Daydream ► Grunge-Punk >> 2003

March 12


The Velvet Underground —— The Velvet Underground & Nico ► Alt. Rock >> 1967
Yoko Ono —— Fly ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock >> 1971
Parliament —— Chocolate City ► Funk >> 1975
Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1984
Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1984
Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul >> 1985
Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Rick Astley —— Free ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
R.E.M. —— Out Of Time ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Céline Dion —— Falling Into You ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

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