Albums Released This Week (December 31 – January 6)

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):


December 31
1980 ● Steve Winwood —— Arc of A Diver ► Album Rock
1991 ● Live —— Mental Jewelry ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1993 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 01
1957 ● Carl Perkins —— The Dance Album ► Rockabilly
1962 ● The Everly Brothers —— Instant Party! ► Pop-Rock
1963 ● Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae —— Peace In The Valley ► Inspirational Pop
1964 ● Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul
1964 ● The Hollies —— Stay With The Hollies ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Easybeats —— The Best of The Easybeats + Party Girl ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1974 ● Beck, Bogert & Appice —— Live In Japan ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Leonard Cohen —— Greatest Hits ► Soft Rock
1977 ● Carpenters —— Live At The Palladium ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Stranglers —— Feline ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Los Lobos —— How Will The Wolf Survive? ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Kenny G —— Six Of Hearts ► Jazz-Pop
1998 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Man Of Inspiration ► Soul/Funk
2000 ● Mariah Carey —— Valentines ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Presidents Of The United States Of America —— Lumps ► Post-Grunge/Pop Punk


January 02
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Sing Me Back Home ► Classic Country
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4 ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Infected Mushroom —— Classical Mushroom ► Psychedelic Trance


January 03
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Just Like Us! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Byrds —— The Notorious Byrd Brothers ► Country-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— The Madcap Laughs ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Ian McDonald And Michael Giles —— McDonald And Giles ► Progressive Rock
1972 ● Ben E. King —— The Beginning Of It All ► Soul
1974 ● Hot Tuna —— The Phosphorescent Rat ► Folk-Rock


January 04
1967 ● The Doors —— The Doors ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Yes —— Fragile ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song [UK] ► Funk
1974 ● Grace Slick —— Manhole ► Psychedelic Rock
1980 ● The Romantics —— The Romantics ► New Wave Power Pop
1984 ● Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Marillion —— B’Sides Themselves ► Prog Rock
1993 ● L.A. Guns —— Lack Of Charisma ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Lagwagon —— Trashed ► Punk-Rock


January 05
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— From The Hungry i ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Bill Haley’s Chicks ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers —— My Bonnie ► Britpop
1963 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Play Telstar – The Lonely Bull And Others ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country ► Roots Rock
1970 ● Loretta Lynn —— Wings Upon Your Horns ► Trad Country
1973 ● Laura Nyro —— The First Songs ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ► Album Rock
1977 ● ABBA —— Arrival ► Euro-Pop
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— Look Sharp! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Leo Kottke —— Time Step ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● They Might Be Giants —— Flood ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] ► Instrumental Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen ► Roots Rock
1993 ● The The —— Dusk ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Cell —— Slo*Blo ► Grunge
1999 ● Hawkwind —— In Your Area ► Space Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— Rarities ► Power Pop


January 06
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! ► Arena Rock
2004 ● Phantom Planet —— Phantom Planet ► Alt Rock/Garage Revival
2009 ● Animal Collective —— Merriweather Post Pavilion ► Neo Psychedelia
2011 ● Yes —— Union Live ► Prog Rock

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