Albums Released This Week (May 15 – 21)

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 15


King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock >> 1995
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock >> 2007
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock >> 2009
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009

May 16


Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock >> 1988
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock >> 2006

May 17


Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Aretha Franklin —— Yeah! ► Soul >> 1965
Neil Diamond —— Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett —— Joan Jett ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
Huey Lewis & The News —— Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010
Iggy Pop —— Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco – November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Iggy Pop —— Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001

May 18


Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Janet Jackson —— janet. ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010

May 19


The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul >> 1977
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock >> 2014
R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock >> 2014

May 20


Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Genesis —— Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Kansas —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2003
Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Jesse Colin Young —— Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Zombies —— The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock >> 2016
Various Artists —— Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock >> 2016
Bob Dylan —— Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Eric Clapton —— I Still Do ► Blues-Rock >> 2016
The Blues Magoos —— Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2016
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2016

May 21


Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop >> 1963
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal >> 1976
Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge Rock >> 1996
Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1996
Bobby Patterson —— Second Coming ► Texas Soul >> 1996
Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Phil Lesh & Friends —— There And Back Again ► Country-Rock >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Kool & The Gang —— Too Hot Live ► Funk >> 2002
Soundgarden —— The Classic Album Selection ► Grunge Rock >> 2012

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  1. #1 by Hans Kristian Larsen on May 16, 2017 - 9:27 am

    We are Motörhead, by Motörhead should be on your list. Released on May the 16th 2000.

  2. #2 by kojak on May 18, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Love you site! Check out my little hobby site. 🙂

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