Albums Released This Week (August 14 -20)

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):

August 14


The Rolling Stones —— 5 X 5 ► British Invasion >> 1964
Al Green —— Al Green Gets Next To You ► Soul >> 1971
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells —— Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ► Electric Blues >> 1974
Roberta Flack —— Killing Me Softly ► Pop-Soul >> 1973
The Who —— Rarities Volume I & Volume II ► British Rock >> 1983
Soul Asylum —— Say What You Will…Everything Can Happen ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Brenda Lee —— Feels So Right ► Country-Pop >> 1985
The Heart Throbs —— Cleopatra Grip ► Indie Pop >> 1990
Motörhead —— March Ör Die ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Spin Doctors —— Turn It Upside Down ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Dead Deep Blue ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello —— Deep Dead Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— F♯ A♯ ∞ ► Instrumental/Experimental >> 1997
The XX —— XX ► Dream Pop >> 2009
Loverboy —— Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival ► Arena Rock >> 2012

August 15


Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Scorpions —— Tokyo Tapes ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1978
Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door ► Hard Rock >> 1979
America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
The Kinks —— Give The People What They Want ► British Rock >> 1981
The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk >> 1981
AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1983
Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Michelle Shocked —— Short, Sharp, Shocked ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Glenn Frey —— Soul Searchin’ ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Rolling Stones —— Singles Collection: The London Years ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Southern Culture On The Skids —— Dirt Track Date ► Rockabilly >> 1995
Garbage —— Garbage ► Art Rock >> 1995
Blind Melon —— Soup ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Korn —— Follow The Leader ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1998
Blue October —— Consent To Treatment ► Indie Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2000
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And Friends ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Little Dragon —— Little Dragon ► Trip Hop/Downtempo >> 2007
Sparks —— The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman ► Glam Rock >> 2009

August 16


The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1985
Miami Sound Machine —— Primitive Love ► Pop-Dance >> 1985
Mayhem —— Deathcrush ► Norwegian Black Metal >> 1987
The Ethiopians —— Dread Prophecy ► Rocksteady >> 1989
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1989
ALL —— Breaking Things ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1993
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop >> 1994
Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Tricky —— Juxtapose ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1999
Frank Zappa —— FZ:OZ ► Art Rock >> 2002

August 17


Miles Davis —— Kind Of Blue ► Improv Jazz >> 1959
The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
XTC —— Drums And Wires ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Rose Royce —— Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection ► Disco/Funk >> 1979
W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal >> 1984
Tom Waits —— Franks Wild Years ► Blues-Rock >> 1987
New Order —— Substance 1987 ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Cannibal Corpse —— Eaten Back To Life ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Call —— Red Moon ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Plains Music ► British Rock >> 1991
Take That —— Take That & Party ► Pop-Rock/Boyband >> 1992
Mariah Carey —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bad Brains —— Rise ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1993
Tina Arena —— In Deep ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Front Line Assembly —— Re-wind ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Blur —— The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1999
The Knack —— Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1999
John Mellencamp —— Rough Harvest ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Talking Heads —— The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2004
Boz Scaggs —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Iron Maiden —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 2010
David Gray —— Founding ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010
John Mellencamp —— No Better Than This ► Roots Rock >> 2010

August 18


Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock >> 1978
Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Wall Of Voodoo —— Dark Continent ► Post-Punk >> 1981
ABBA —— ABBA Live ► Euro-Pop >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Kicking Against The Pricks ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Debbie Gibson —— Out Of The Blue ► Pop-Rock/Dance-Pop >> 1987
Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Patty Smyth —— Patty Smyth ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Phranc —— Goofyfoot ► Folk-Rock/Surf Rock >> 1995
At The Drive-In —— Acrobatic Tenement ► Post-Hardcore >> 1996
Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
At The Drive-In —— In/Casino/Out ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Graham Coxon —— The Sky Is Too High ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Greatest Hits [2008] ► Southern Rock >> 2008

August 19


The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Stacks O’ Tracks ► Instrumental Rock >> 1968
Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock >> 1970
Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock >> 1974
The Manhattan Transfer —— Coming Out ► Jazz-Pop >> 1976
The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
John Cougar Mellencamp —— Scarecrow ► Roots Rock >> 1985
Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Sneaker Pimps —— Becoming X ► Electronic-Dance/Trip Hop >> 1996
The Beach Boys —— Stars And Stripes Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Fleetwood Mac —— The Dance ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Alison Moyet —— Hometime [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Greendale ► Rock >> 2003
Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume Two: ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2008
Pure Bathing Culture —— Moon Tides ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Seven ► Roots Rock >> 2016

August 20


Harmonia —— Deluxe ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1975
Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Bob Dylan —— Slow Train Coming ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock >> 1983
Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Queensrÿche —— Empire ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Spin Doctors —— Pocket Full of Kryptonite ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
Luis Miguel —— Nada Es Igual ► Latin Pop >> 1996
Boards Of Canada —— Music Has The Right To Children ► Techno-Ambient >> 1998
Dark Tranquility —— Damage Done ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2002
The Black Crowes —— Live ► Southern Rock >> 2002
Black Sabbath —— Past Lives ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Berlin —— Voyeur ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2002
Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Made Up Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

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