Albums Released This Week (June 5 – 11)

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):

June 05


The Kingston Trio —— Goin’ Places ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
Elvis Presley —— Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1970
J. Geils Band —— Best Of The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
George Harrison —— Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Blondie —— The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heart —— Private Audition ► Album Rock >> 1982
Five Star —— Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alphaville —— Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Paul McCartney —— Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Peter Gabriel —— Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1989
New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1990
Trooper —— Ten ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Van Morrison —— Days Like This ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Kasey Chambers —— The Captain ► Country-Rock >> 2000
Radiohead —— Amnesiac ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Asia —— Aura ► Prog Rock >> 2001
Blue Öyster Cult —— Curse Of The Hidden Mirror ► Metal >> 2001
Lucinda Williams —— Essence ► Alt. Country >> 2001
John Mayer —— Room For Squares ► Folk-Pop >> 2001
Styx —— Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Metallica —— St. Anger ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band —— Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Poison —— Poison’d! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2007
The Police —— The Police ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2007
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Americana ► Roots Rock >> 2012

June 06


Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1967
The Soft Machine —— Third ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Looking Glass —— Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
David Bowie —— The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Carpenters —— Horizon ► Soft Rock >> 1975
The Rolling Stones —— Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cars —— The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Toyah —— The Blue Meaning ► Punk Rock >> 1980
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Juju ► Post-Punk >> 1981
The Psychedelic Furs —— Talk, Talk, Talk ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Allies ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Randy Travis —— Storms Of Life ► Trad Country >> 1986
Heart —— Bad Animals ► Album Rock >> 1987
Scritti Politti —— Provision ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1988
The Moody Blues —— Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Van Morrison —— Avalon Sunset ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— In Step ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Queen —— The Miracle ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Jackson Browne —— World In Motion ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Laura Branigan —— The Best Of Branigan ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Essential Ride ’63-’67 ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Innocence Mission —— Glow ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Soul Asylum —— Let Your Dim Light Shine ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Belle & Sebastian —— Tigermilk ► Chamber Pop >> 1996
The Gathering —— Nighttime Birds ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal >> 1997
Steely Dan —— Members Edition ► Jazz-Rock >> 1998
Alice Cooper —— Brutal Planet ► Hard Rock >> 2000
The Tragically Hip —— Music @ Work ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Steve Earle —— Transcendental Blues ► Alt. Country >> 2000
Kraftwerk —— Minimum-Maximum ► Techno-Rock >> 2005
Coldplay —— X&Y ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2005
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— The River In Reverse ► Jazz-Soul >> 2006
Cheap Trick —— Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2006
Iron Maiden —— From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of: 1990-2010 ► Heavy Metal >> 2011
New Order —— Total: From Joy Division To New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2011

June 07


Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —— Live! ► Jazz Fusion >> 1972
Cilla Black —— In My Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Lou Rawls —— All Things In Time ► Soul (Philly) >> 1976
The Beatles —— Rock & Roll Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Stray Cats —— Built For Speed ► Rockabilly >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 16 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1982
The Fleshtones —— Hexbreaker! ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
Sister Sledge —— When The Boys Meet The Girls ► Disco >> 1985
EPMD —— Strictly Business ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
Tiamat —— Sumerian Cry ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
Tears For Fears —— Elemental ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
Boston —— Walk On ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Paul Weller —— Stanley Road ► Rock ‘N’ Soul >> 1995
Robert Miles —— Dreamland ► Electro-Dream Trance >> 1996
Therion —— Crowning Of Atlantis ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1999
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days —— Live At Winterland Ballroom ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bush —— The Best Of ’94 – ’99 ► Grunge Rock >> 2005
My Morning Jacket —— Evil Urges ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedlia >> 2008
Alice Cooper —— Old School: 1964-1974 ► Hard Rock >> 2011
Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Revelator ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Neil Young With The International Harvesters —— A Treasure ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

June 08


Marvin Gaye —— The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1961
The Ventures —— Ventures Play The Country Classics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
Bob Dylan —— Self Portrait ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Bobby Womack —— The Facts Of Life ► Soul-Funk >> 1973
Trooper —— Knock ‘Em Dead Kid ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Back To The Egg ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Survivor —— Eye Of The Tiger ► Album Rock >> 1982
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Hyaena ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Bob Dylan —— Empire Burlesque ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
José José —— En Las Buenas…Y En Las Malas ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Urge Overkill —— Saturation ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1993
Van Morrison —— Too Long In Exile ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Faith No More —— Angel Dust ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Black Sabbath —— Forbidden ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Brandy Norwood —— Never Say Never ► New Jack Swing >> 1998
The Delgados —— Peloton ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1998
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Californication ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1999
Def Leppard —— Euphoria ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Fetish ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Apples In Stereo —— Her Wallpaper Reverie ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1999
Donna Summer —— Coming Generation: The Complete Recordings 1965-1968 ► Garage Rock/Psych Pop >> 2004
Various Artists —— Girls With Guitars ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
The Calling —— Two ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock >> 2004

June 09


Bonzo Dog Band —— Urban Spaceman ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1969
King Crimson —— Earthbound ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Monkey Island ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Moody Blues —— Octave ► Prog Rock >> 1978
The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Nick Lowe —— Labour Of Lust ► Pub Rock >> 1979
Frank Zappa —— London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1 ► Classical Fusion >> 1983
Peter Gabriel —— Plays Live ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Diana Ross —— Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Touch Dance [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Genesis —— Invisible Touch ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Goo Goo Dolls —— Goo Goo Dolls ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1987
Diana Ross —— Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ► Pop-Soul >> 1987
Del Amitri —— Change Everything ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Deicide —— Legion ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1992
Buzzcocks —— Chronology ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
David Lee Roth —— DLR Band ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Brandy Norwood —— Never Say Never ► Hip Hop-Soul >> 1998
John Fogerty —— Premonition ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Secret, Profane & Sugarcane ► Country-Rock >> 2009
Sparks —— FFS ► Glam Rock >> 2015

June 10


Patsy Cline —— The Patsy Cline Story ► Country-Pop >> 1963
Elvis Presley —— Paradise, Hawaiian Style [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Friends ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
LaBelle —— Moon Shadow ► Funk >> 1972
Eagles —— One Of These Nights ► Country-Rock >> 1975
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Uprising ► Roots Reggae >> 1980
Rainbow —— Straight Between The Eyes ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Rod Stewart —— Body Wishes ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Kinks —— State Of Confusion ► British Rock >> 1983
Stevie Nicks —— The Wild Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
R.E.M. —— Fables Of The Reconstruction ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Talking Heads —— Little Creatures ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1985
Candlemass —— Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1986
Hall & Oates —— Ooh Yeah! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Carcass —— Swansong ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1966
Heart —— Alive In Seattle ► Album Rock >> 2003
Annie Lennox —— Bare ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 2003
Steely Dan —— Everything Must Go ► Jazz-Rock >> 2003
Radiohead —— Hail To The Thief ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Fountains Of Wayne —— Welcome Interstate Managers ► Power Pop >> 2003
Walter Becker —— Circus Money ► Jazz-Rock >> 2008
The Tubes —— Goin’ Down The Tubes ► Alt. Rock >> 2008
Black Sabbath —— 13 ► Hard Rock >> 2013
The Who —— Quadrophenia Live In London ► British Rock >> 2014

June 11


Them —— The Angry Young Them [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1965
The Ventures —— Go With The Ventures! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Procol Harum —— Broken Barricades ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Carpenters —— A Kind Of Hush ► Soft Rock >> 1976
The Knack —— Get The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1979
Burning Spear —— Social Living ► Roots Reggae >> 1980
Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock >> 1981
REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Live It Up ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Sugar Tax ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
Natalie Cole —— Unforgetable…With Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1991
Aaron Neville —— Warm Your Heart ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Harem Scarem —— Mood Swings ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1993
Ash —— 1977 ► Punk-Pop >> 1996
George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars —— T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully-Operational Mothership) ► Funk/Hip Hop >> 1996
David Bowie —— Heathen ► Glam Rock >> 2002
The Tragically Hip —— In Violet Light ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Melody [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Gregg Allman —— No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman ► Southern Rock >> 2002
The Who —— The Ultimate Collection ► British Rock >> 2002
Korn —— Untouchables ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2002
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock >> 2010
Queen —— Icon ► Glam Rock >> 2013
Goo Goo Dolls —— Magnetic ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2013

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  1. #1 by hanspostcard on June 5, 2017 - 5:01 am

    Thank you. I have been using the info you provide for a few posts of late on landmark albums on the days of their release. Yesterday I did a post on “Born In The U.S.A” Tomorrow when I do one on “Ziggy Stardust” I will give you a shout out. Thanks again.

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