Albums Released This Week (April 24 – 30)

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):

April 24


Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Young Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
Janet Jackson —— All for You ► Pop-Soul >> 2001
The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007

April 25


The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
David Bowie —— Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock >> 1994
Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Blondie —— Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Neil Young —— Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2002
Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2005
Rush —— Gold ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2006
Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

April 26


The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.) >> 1980
Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa —— Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1988
Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop >> 2013

April 27




Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010

April 28


Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Tracy Chapman —— Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Eric Clapton —— Forever Man ► Blues-Rock >> 2015

April 29


The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock >> 1996
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2008

April 30


The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop >> 1965
Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
A Flock Of Seagulls —— A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock >> 1989
Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2013

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