Albums Released This Week (March 27 – April 2)

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 27


Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
The Yardbirds —— The Yardbirds Greatest Hits ► Blues Rock >> 1967
Ringo Starr —— Sentimental Journey ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Three Dog Night —— Seven Separate Fools ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young —— On The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Ian Hunter —— You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic ► Album Rock >> 1979
David Gilmour —— About Face ► Prog Rock >> 1984
Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap >> 1984
King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock >> 1984
The Outfield —— Voices Of Babylon ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Slint —— Spiderland ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1991
Silverchair —— Frogstomp ► Grunge >> 1995
Embrace —— Drawn From Memory ► Alt Rock/Post-Britpop >> 2000
Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland Rock >> 2001
Natalie Cole —— Anthology ► Soul-Pop >> 2003
Massive Attack —— Collected ► Trip-Hop >> 2006
Machine Head —— The Blackening ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2007
Stevie Nicks —— Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
PJ Harvey & John Parish —— A Woman A Man Walked By ► Indie Rock >> 2009

March 28


The Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock >> 1966
The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1966
Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock >> 1973
10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Baby Snakes [Sndtrk} ► Art Rock >> 1983
Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— The Man From Utopia ► Art Rock >> 1983
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Like A Rock ► Heartland Rock >> 1986
Roxette —— Joyride ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
En Vogue —— Funky Divas ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
The Divine Comedy —— Promenade ► Brit Pop >> 1994
Wilco —— A.M. ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
Sarah McLachlan —— The Freedom Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Big L —— Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ► Hardcore Rap >> 1995
Glenn Frey —— Solo Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Cherry Twister —— At Home With Cherry Twister ► Power Pop >> 2000
Common —— Like Water For Chocolate ► Alt Hip Hop >> 2000
Various Artists —— Romeo Must Die: The Album [Sndtrk] ► R&B/funk-rap >> 2000

March 29


Quicksilver Messenger Service —— Happy Trails ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Diana! ► Soul >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Skywriter ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Mott The Hoople —— The Hoople ► Hard Rock >> 1974
King Crimson —— Starless And Bible Black ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Charlie Daniels Band —— Saddle Tramp ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Supertramp —— Breakfast In America ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Sparks —— Angst In My Pants ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Slade —— Rogues Gallery ► Glam Rock >> 1985
Bobby McFerrin —— Simple Pleasures ► Pop-Reggae >> 1988
Little Feat —— Representing The Mambo ► Southern Rock >> 1989
The Kinks —— Phobia ► British Rock >> 1993
Suede —— Suede ► Brit Pop >> 1993
The Subdudes —— Annunciation ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Phish —— Hoist ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1994
GWAR —— This Toilet Earth ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1994
Gamma Ray —— Power Plant ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
Judy Collins —— Portrait Of An American Girl ► Folk-Pop >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— All The Best: Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

March 30


The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy ► British Invasion >> 1966
Billy Preston —— Club Meeting ► Soul >> 1967
Peter Frampton —— Frampton ► Arena Rock >> 1975
The Commodores —— Commodores ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Magazine —— Secondhand Daylight ► Post-Punk >> 1979
The Pretenders —— Extended Play ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop >> 1987
Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
PJ Harvey —— Dry ► Indie Rock >> 1992
Onyx —— Bacdafucup ► Hardcore Rap >> 1993
Pink Floyd —— The Division Bell ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Choking Victim —— No Gods, No Managers ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert At Philharmonic Hall ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Janet Jackson —— Damita Jo ► Pop-Soul >> 2004
Aerosmith —— Honkin’ On Bobo ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Los Lonely Boys —— Los Lonely Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
The Who —— Then And Now ► British Rock >> 2004
The Yardbirds —— Live At B. B. King’s Blues Club ► Blues Rock >> 2007
The Band —— Live In Tokyo 1983 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Rush —— Time Stand Still: The Collection ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2010

March 31


Three Dog Night —— It Ain’t Easy ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1970
Deep Purple —— Machine Head ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Led Zeppelin —— Presence ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney & Wings —— London Town ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Scorpions —— Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1980
Genesis —— Duke ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Culture Club —— From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Thompson Twins —— Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1987
The Smiths —— Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Prince —— Sign ‘O’ The Times ► Soul-Funk >> 1987
Def Leppard —— Adrenalize ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Body Count —— Body Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Human Touch ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Céline Dion —— The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop >> 1997
Duran Duran —— Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1998
Daz Dillinger —— Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap >> 1998
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Live: Architecture & Morality And More ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 2008
Cheap Trick —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2009
Ringo Starr —— Postcards From Paradise ► Pop-Rock >> 2015
Van Halen —— Tokyo Dome Live In Concert ► Hard Rock >> 2015

April 01


John Coltrane —— Giant Steps ► Jazz >> 1959
Marvin Gaye —— When I’m Alone I Cry ► Soul/Broadway >> 1964
Cat Stevens —— Mona Bone Jakon ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
The Clash —— Capital Radio [EP] ► Punk >> 1977
Grateful Dead —— Reckoning ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Aldo Nova —— Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Paul Young —— The Secret Of Association ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Suzanne Vega —— Solitude Standing ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Black Sabbath —— Headless Cross ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Afghan Whigs —— Up In It ► Post-Punk >> 1990
School Of Fish —— School Of Fish ► Jangle Pop >> 1991
Lit —— Tripping The Light Fantastic ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Simple Minds —— Cry ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2002
Stabbing Westward —— The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
Ringo Starr —— Extended Versions ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Cher —— The Very Best Of Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Apples In Stereo —— Electronic Projects For Musicians ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Jerry Garcia Band —— June 26, 1981, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA ► Roots Rock >> 2013
Jackson Browne —— Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 2014
Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2016

April 02


Elvis Presley —— Kissin’ Cousins ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Donny Hathaway —— Donny Hathaway ► Soul >> 1971
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Jesse Colin Young —— Love On The Wing ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Phyllis Hyman —— Phyllis Hyman ► Soul – Quiet Storm >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock >> 1981
David Bowie —— Cat People [Sndtrk] ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— The Spangle Maker [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Go West —— Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Severed Heads —— Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial >> 1988
Lenny Kravitz —— Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk >> 1991
Mike + The Mechanics —— Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1991
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Citizen King —— Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1996
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Our Lady Peace —— Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock >> 2001
Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Richard Marx —— Hits & Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010
The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Lotus Plaza —— Spooky Action At A Distance ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2012

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  1. #1 by Raul Lopez on March 29, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Hello. Billy Joel’s web site got the Release Date: March 12 1980 for the album Glass Houses. Wikipedia got March 10. ….Best regards,, great to recive your posts!

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on April 1, 2017 - 3:31 pm

      Raul:

      I checked my sources and can’t see where I got March 29 for Glass Houses but I have changed the entry to March 12. Thanks for pointing that out.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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