Albums Released This Week (June 26 – July 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):

June 26


The Ventures —— The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1961
The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Flowers ► Rock n Roll >> 1967
Bad Company —— Bad Company ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Bob Dylan And The Band —— The Basement Tapes ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Grateful Dead —— Steal Your Face ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Trooper —— Two For The Show ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Queen —— Live Killers ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Icehouse —— Sidewalk ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Bad English —— Bad English ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Cameo —— Real Men Wear Black ► Soul-Funk >> 1990
The Chemical Brothers —— Exit Planet Dust ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1995
Dire Straits —— Live At The BBC ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1995
Badly Drawn Boy —— The Hour Of Bewilderbeast ► Indie Folk-Rock >> 2000
Lou Reed —— American Poet ► Album Rock >> 2001
Bobby Patterson —— How Do You Spell Love? (The Paula Recordings 1971-1973) ► Texas Soul >> 2002
Simple Minds —— Early Gold ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2003
Nick Lowe —— At My Age ► Pub Rock >> 2007
Paul Simon —— The Essential Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 2007
Pearl Jam —— Live At The Gorge 05/06 ► Hard Rock >> 2007

June 27


The Mothers Of Invention —— Freak Out! ► Art Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— From The Mars Hotel ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Motörhead —— No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Twisted Sister —— You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hair Metal >> 1983
Lee Aaron —— Call Of The Wild ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Chaka Khan —— Destiny ► Funk >> 1986
Jethro Tull —— 20 Years Of Jethro Tull ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Ranking Roger —— Radical Departure ► Ska >> 1988
The B-52’s —— Cosmic Thing ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
Don Henley —— The End Of The Innocence ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Pete Townshend —— The Iron Man: A Musical ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Black Moon ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Beck —— One Foot In The Grave ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Gov’t Mule —— Gov’t Mule ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1995
Phish —— A Live One ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1995
Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Mirror Ball ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Alison Moyet —— Singles ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bon Jovi —— These Days ► Arena Rock >> 1995
HammerFall —— Glory To The Brave ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Chuck Berry —— The Anthology ► Rock n Roll >> 2000
Heart —— Greatest Hits: 1985-1995 ► Album Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977-1982) ► Glam Rock >> 2011

June 28


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Come And Get These Memories ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Manfred Mann —— Mighty Garvey! ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Elton John —— Caribou ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Soft Boys —— Underwater Moonlight ► Post-Punk/Psych-Folk >> 1980
Jon Lord —— Before I Forget ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Men at Work —— Cargo ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
AC/DC —— Fly On The Wall ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Amy Grant —— Lead Me On ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1988
Bonnie Raitt —— Bonnie Raitt Collection, The ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Da Brat —— Funkdafied ► G-Funk >> 1994
House Of Pain —— Same As It Ever Was ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap >> 1994
The Psychedelic Furs —— Radio One Sessions ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1999
Limp Bizkit —— Gold Cobra ► Rap-Metal >> 2011
The Doobie Brothers —— Live At The Greek Theater 1982 ► Pop-Rock >> 2011
David Cook —— This Loud Morning ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2011

June 29


Pink Floyd —— A Saucerful Of Secrets ► Prog Rock >> 1968
Great White —— Once Bitten… ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Whitney Houston —— Whitney ► Pop >> 1987
Billy Idol —— Cyberpunk ► Electronica >> 1993
Blind Guardian —— Somewhere Far Beyond ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1992
Barbra Streisand —— Back To Broadway ► Easy Listening >> 1993
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys —— Crazy Legs ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Liberator ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
Styx —— Brave New World ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1999
Alice In Chains —— Nothing Safe: Best Of The Box ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1999
Mötley Crüe —— Supersonic And Demonic Reloics ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Grand Funk Railroad —— Thirty Years Of Funk: 1969 – 1999 ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Cure —— The Cure ► Post-Punk >> 2004
Rush —— Feedback ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2004
The Tragically Hip —— In Between Evolution ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Paul Simon —— The Studio Recordings, 1972-2000 ► Folk-Pop >> 2004
David Bowie —— iSelect ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Steely Dan —— The Very Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock >> 2009
Indigo Girls —— Staring Down The Brilliant Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Neil Young Neil Young With Promise Of The Real —— The Monsanto Years ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

June 30


James Brown —— Live At the Apollo ► Soul >> 1963
Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Sly & The Family Stone —— Fresh ► Soul-Funk >> 1973
Kiss —— Love Gun ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Queen —— The Game ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Stephen Stills —— Right By You ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Big Country —— The Seer ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Madonna —— True Blue ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Various Artists —— La Bamba [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Life ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Biohazard —— Biohazard ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Come On Come On ► Country-Folk >> 1992
Skinny Puppy —— Last Rights ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1992
Bonnie Tyler —— Natural Force ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1992
The Chills —— Soft Bomb ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1992
Strawberry Alarm Clock —— Anthology ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1993
Cyndi Lauper —— Hat Full Of Stars ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Clarks —— Love Gone Sour Suspicion And Bad Debt ► Garage Rock >> 1994
Iron Savior —— Iron Savior ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Lucinda Williams —— Car Wheels on a Gravel Road ► Country-Rock >> 1998
Cheap Trick —— Hits Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1998
Bobby Patterson —— I’d Rather Eat Soup ► Texas Soul >> 1998
Megadeth —— Live Trax ► Brash Metal >> 1998
Cowboy Junkies —— Miles From Our Home ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Plugged In & Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1998
Carpenters —— Reflections ► Easy Listening >> 1998
Extreme —— Running Gag ► Pop-Metal >> 1998
The Who —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► British Rock >> 2003
Goo Goo Dolls —— Rolling Stone Original [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2006
David Bowie —— Live Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock >> 2008
The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle: 40th Anniversary Concert ► Baroque Pop >> 2008
Wilco —— Wilco (The Album) ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2009
Jefferson Airplane —— The Woodstock Experience ► Psychedelic Rock >> 2009

July 01


Elvis Presley —— Loving You ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Jackie DeShannon —— Lonely Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Band —— Music From Big Pink ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Cactus —— Cactus ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Donny Hathaway —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Summertime Blues ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Otis Redding —— Tell The Truth ► Memphis Soul >> 1970
The Doobie Brothers —— Toulouse Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Trooper —— Trooper ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Ray Campi & His Rockabilly Rebels —— Born To Rock ► Rockabilly >> 1977
The Korgis —— The Korgis ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Korgis —— Dumb Waiters ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— Disillusion ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1984
Ray Davies —— Return To Waterloo [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Wham! —— Music From The Edge Of Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Rory Gallagher —— Defender ► Blues-Rock >> 1987
Green Day —— 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
Rick Wakeman —— Black Nights At The Court Of Ferdinand IV ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Cannibal Corpse —— Butchered At Birth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
East 17 —— Walthamstow ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Wolfstone —— Year Of The Dog ► Celtic Rock >> 1994
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern Knights ► Southern Rock >> 1996
John Hiatt —— Little Head ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Blues Traveler —— Straight On Till Morning ► Alt Country Rock >> 1997
Limp Bizkit —— Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ ► Rap-Metal >> 1997
Roy Buchanan —— Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Shpongle —— Tales Of The Inexpressible ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Oasis —— Heathen Chemistry ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2002
Trooper —— Hits From Ten Albums ► Hard Rock >> 2010
38 Special —— 10 Live! ► Southern Rock >> 2014

July 02


The Jazz Crusaders —— Chile Con Soul ► Jazz Fusion >> 1965
The Jazz Crusaders —— Live At Newport ► Jazz Fusion >> 1966
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Rust Never Sleeps ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Foreigner —— 4 ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Imperial Bedroom ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Time —— Ice Cream Castle ► Funk >> 1984
Depeche Mode —— People Are People ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Lyle Lovett —— Lyle Lovett ► Alt. Country >> 1986
Devo —— Smooth Noodle Maps ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1990
Alice Cooper —— Hey Stoopid ► Heavy Metal/Shock Metal >> 1991
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Into The Great Wide Open ► Album Rock >> 1991
Crowded House —— Woodface ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Glenn Frey —— Glenn Frey Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Asia —— Arena ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Broken Arrow ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Blues Traveler —— Live From The Fall ► Alt Country Rock >> 1996
David Gray —— The EPs 1992-1994 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Aerosmith —— O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Little River Band —— One Night In Mississippi ► Soft Rock >> 2002
Kansas —— The Ultimate Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2002
Dave Matthews Band —— Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009
Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite ► Dance-Pop >> 2010
The Rolling Stones —— Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

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