Albums Released This Week (March 13 – 19)

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 13


Tyrannosaurus Rex —— A Beard Of Stars ► Psych Rock >> 1970
Hot Tuna —— Double Dose ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Slade —— We’ll Bring The House Down ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Cars —— Heartbreak City ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Fleshtones —— Fleshtones vs. Reality ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Carly Simon —— My Romance ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Bad Religion —— Generator ► Punk Rock >> 1992
Selena —— Amor Prohibido ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1994
Disco Inferno —— In Debt ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1995
Janet Jackson —— janet. Remixed ► Pop-Soul >> 1995
The Hives —— A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T ► Garage Rock >> 1998
Natalie Cole —— The Best Of Natalie Cole ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Eric Clapton —— Reptile ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Neil Young —— Live At Massey Hall 1971 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
The Innocence Mission —— We Walked In Song ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2007

March 14


Brenda Lee —— Bye Bye Blues ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Waylon Jennings —— Folk-Country ► Trad Country >> 1966
Justin Hayward And John Lodge —— Blue Jays ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Def Leppard —— On Through The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Joe Jackson —— Body And Soul ► New Wave Jazz-Pop >> 1984
Voivoid —— Rrröööaaarrr ► Thrash Metal >> 1986
Extreme —— Extreme ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Level 42 —— Forever Now ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1994
Bonnie Raitt —— Longing In Their Hearts ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Matthew Sweet —— 100% Fun ► Power Pop >> 1995
Goo Goo Dolls —— A Boy Named Goo ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1995
Collective Soul —— Collective Soul ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock >> 1995
A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Light At The End Of The World ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
2Pac —— Me Against The World ► Spoken Word Rap >> 1995
Annie Lennox —— Medusa ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1995
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— All Time Greatest Hits ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Poison —— Crack A Smile…And More! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2000
Elton John —— The Road To El Dorado [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits 1970-1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
A Flock Of Seagulls —— We Are The 80s ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2006
Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976) ► Glam Rock >> 2011

March 15


Jay & The Americans —— Sands Of Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson —— Pure Smokey ► Soul >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— That’s The Way Of The World ► Soul-Funk >> 1975
Kiss —— Destroyer ► Hard Rock >> 1976
The Band —— Islands ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Marvin Gaye —— Live At the London Palladium ► Soul >> 1977
Asia —— Asia ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Talking Heads —— Naked ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1988
Robert Palmer —— Pretty Woman [Sndtrk] ► Adult Contemporary >> 1990
Coverdale-Page —— Coverdale-Page ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Mötley Crüe —— Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Matthew Sweet —— Son Of Altered Beast [EP] ► Power Pop >> 1994
Sammy Hagar —— Unboxed ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Blur —— 13 ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1999
Buju Banton —— Rudeboys Inna Ghetto ► Dancehall Reggae >> 2000
Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Los Lobos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Steely Dan —— Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock >> 2005

March 16


The Kingston Trio —— Stereo Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Shut Down, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas —— King And Queen ► Soul >> 1967
Manfred Mann —— What A Mann ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Bijelo Dugme —— Bitanga I Princeza ► Yugoslav Prog Rock >> 1979
The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock >> 1981
The Smithereens —— Green Thoughts ► College Rock >> 1988
The Who —— Who’s Better, Who’s Best ► British Rock >> 1988
Kid Rock —— The Polyfuze Method ► Rap Rock >> 1993
The Cardigans —— Life ► Power Pop >> 1995
Morcheeba —— Big Clam ► Downtempo Trip-Hop >> 1998
Simple Minds —— Neapolis ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock >> 1999
Jackson Browne —— The Very Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Madonna —— MDNA ► Dance-Pop >> 2012
Mark Knopfler —— Tracker ► Roots Rock >> 2015

March 17


Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ Around The World ► Rock ‘n’ Roll >> 1958
Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1967
Jackie DeShannon —— New Image ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock >> 1977
Generation X —— Generation X ► Punk Rock >> 1978
Elvis Costello —— This Year’s Model ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Depeche Mode —— Black Celebration ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock >> 1990
No Doubt —— The Beacon Street Collection ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Ingenue ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Melissa Etheridge —— Never Enough ► Roots Rock >> 1992
No Doubt —— No Doubt ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Hanson —— MMMBop ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1996
The Dismemberment Plan —— The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified ► Post-Hardcore Punk >> 1997
Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Paul McCartney —— Back In The World ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams —— 11 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Nick Lowe —— Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe ► Pub Rock >> 2009
Rod Stewart —— Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

March 18


Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Peter, Paul & Mary —— Album 1700 ► Classic Folk >> 1967
Donna Summer —— A Love Trilogy ► Disco >> 1976
Iggy Pop —— The Idiot ► Proto Punk >> 1977
Grace Slick —— Dreams ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1980
Peter Gabriel —— Birdy [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Beatles —— Anthology 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— The Premier Hits ► Synth-Pop >> 1996
Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Buzzcocks —— Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Sparks —— Two Hands, One Mouth: Live In Europe ► Art Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop —— Post Pop Depression ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2016

March 19


Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1962
Jethro Tull —— Aqualung ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Cat Stevens —— Buddha And The Chocolate Box ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Kiss —— Dressed To Kill ► Hard Rock >> 1975
America —— Hearts ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Who —— Tommy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1975
The Doobie Brothers —— Takin’ It To The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— I Love You So ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
The Beach Boys —— L.A. (Light Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Black Flag —— Who’s Got The 10 1/2? ► Punk-Rock/Hardcore >> 1986
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Rock The House ► Pop-Rap >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads —— Tribute ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Cowboy Junkies —— The Caution Horses ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
Robert Plant —— Manic Nirvana ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Depeche Mode —— Violator ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
George Strait —— Chill Of An Early Fall ► Classic Country >> 1991
Barenaked Ladies —— Born On A Pirate Ship ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Blues To The Bush ► British Rock >> 2000
Jimmy Buffett —— Far Side Of The World ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Donovan —— Pied Piper ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
David Bowie —— The Best Of David Bowie, 1980/1987 ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Scorpions —— Sting In The Tail ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2010

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  1. #1 by Tim Burns on March 13, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    The Cars “Heartbeat City” incorrectly listed as “Heartbreak City”.

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on March 13, 2017 - 7:24 pm

      Tim:

      Good catch! I corrected the database.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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