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):

May 08


The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock >> 1974
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae >> 1984
Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1989
Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1989
Paula Abdul —— Shut Up And Dance ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Wilson Phillips —— Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Filter —— Short Bus ► Industrial Rock >> 1995
Paul Simon —— Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Pablo Cruise —— The Best Of Pablo Cruise ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Knack —— On Stage At The World Café ► Power Pop >> 2007
Glenn Frey —— After Hours ► Pop-Rock >> 2012
Here We Go Magic —— A Different Ship ► Dream Pop >> 2012

May 09


Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock >> 1969
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound [UK] ► Art-Rock >> 1969
Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde >> 1975
Linton Kwesi Johnson —— Bass Culture ► Dub Poetry >> 1980
The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
The Style Council —— Our Favourite Shop ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Cyndi Lauper —— A Night To Remember ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House >> 1991
Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop >> 1994
Elvis Costello —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1995
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary >> 2006
Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2006
Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk >> 2006
Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap >> 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 2006
Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop >> 2006
The Zombies —— Breathe Out, Breathe In ► Art Rock >> 2011
Iggy Pop —— Après ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2012

May 10


The Ventures —— Hawaii Five-O ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1969
Elton John —— 11-17-70 ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop >> 1988
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1990
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1993
Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country >> 2005
Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2005
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk Rock >> 2011
Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock >> 2011

May 11


The Small Faces —— Small Faces ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1966
Various Artists —— Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More ► Rock n Roll >> 1970
The Meters —— Cabbage Alley ► Funk >> 1972
Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock >> 1973
Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Natalie Cole —— Inseparable ► Dance >> 1975
The Clash —— The Cost Of Living [EP] ► Punk >> 1979
The Cure —— Three Imaginary Boys ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Kraftwerk —— Computer World ► Techno-Rock >> 1981
Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Simple Minds —— Live In The City Of Light ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1987
Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1987
Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grange Rock >> 1990
Bruce Cockburn —— Nothing But A Burning Light ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 1993
New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [UK] ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds ► Punk-Pop >> 1999
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1999
Jackson Browne —— Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino ► Folk-Rock >> 2010

May 12


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Robert Fripp —— Exposure ► Art Rock >> 1979
New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Indigo Girls —— Rites Of Passage ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock >> 1992
Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal >> 2008
Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country >> 2009
Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2014

May 13


Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock >> 1968
Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 1977
Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1985
Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal >> 2008

May 14


Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002

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