Albums Released This Week (February 4 – 10)

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):


February 04
1972 ● The Strawbs —— Grave New World ► Prog. Rock
1973 ● Elvis Presley —— Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock
1977 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Rumours ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Buggles —— The Age Of Plastic ► New Wave Power Pop
1980 ● The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Porcupine ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock
1991 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae
1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Sap ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1997 ● Tony Bennett —— Tony Bennett On Holiday ► Easy Listening
1997 ● Silverchair —— Freak Show ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Frank Zappa —— Halloween ► Art Rock
2008 ● Various Artists —— Living In The 90s…Now ► Rock
2011 ● Cut Copy —— Zonoscope ► Electronic Pop


February 05
1969 ● Cream —— Goodbye ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Minnie Riperton —— Stay In Love ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Bee Gees —— Spirits Having Flown ► Disco
1980 ● The Cure —— Boys Don’t Cry ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Queen —— Innuendo ► Glam Rock
1992 ● Nirvana —— Hormoaning ► Grunge
1996 ● Deep Purple —— Purpendicular ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Dizzy [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2002 ● The Church —— After Everything Now This ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● Sade —— Lovers Live ► Quiet Storm
2007 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Voila ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● The Church —— El Momento Siguiente ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● Sade —— Soldier Of Love ► Quiet Storm
2016 ● Lucinda Williams —— The Ghosts Of Highway 20 ► Alt. Country
2016 ● Elton John —— Wonderful Crazy Night ► Pop-Rock


February 06
1959 ● Elvis Presley —— For LP Fans Only ► Rockabilly
1967 ● The Byrds —— Younger Than Yesterday ► Country-Rock
1978 ● Jefferson Starship —— Earth ► Arena Rock
1984 ● 38 Special —— Tour De Force ► Southern Rock
1984 ● Simple Minds —— Sparkle In The Rain ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1986 ● Violent Femmes —— The Blind Leading The Naked ► New Wave Post-Punk
1989 ● Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead —— Dylan & The Dead ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Adam Ant —— Manners & Physique ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Pastels —— Mobile Safari ► Indie Pop-Rock
2001 ● Jeff Beck —— You Had It Coming ► Instrumental Rock
2006 ● Sparks —— Hello Young Lovers ► Glam Rock
2007 ● The Apples In Stereo —— New Magnetic Wonder ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop


February 07
1964 ● The Four Seasons —— Born To Wander ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Stooges —— Raw Power ► Proto-Punk
1976 ● The James Gang —— Jesse Come Home ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Iggy Pop —— Soldier ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Rush —— Moving Pictures ► Arena Rock
1981 ● The Stranglers —— The Gospel According To The Meninblack ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Powerlight ► Soul-Funk
1984 ● Alan Parsons Project —— Ammonia Avenue ► Prog Rock
1989 ● 2 Live Crew —— As Nasty As They Wanna Bee ► East Coast Rap
1989 ● Roy Orbison —— Mystery Girl ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Mighty Mighty Bosstones —— More Noise And Other Disturbances ► Ska-Metal
1994 ● Cake —— Motorcade Of Generosity ► Alt Rock/College Rock
1995 ● Carpenters —— Interpretations ► Easy Listening
1995 ● Alison Krauss —— Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection ► Bluegrass
1995 ● Simple Minds —— Good News From The Next World ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2000 ● The Melvins —— The Crybaby ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal
2006 ● Ray Davies —— Other People’s Lives ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Jack Johnson —— Sing-Alongs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George [Sndtrk] ► AA Folk-Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— The Definitive Collection ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Elton John —— Billy Elliot The Musical [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Van Halen —— A Different Kind Of Truth ► Hard Rock


February 08
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jimmy Smith —— Root Down ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1974 ● Peter Hammill —— The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Television —— Marquee Moon ► Punk-Rock
1993 ● Poison —— Native Tongue ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1994 ● Richard Marx —— Paid Vacation ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Stratovarius —— Fourth Dimension ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Edguy —— Kingdom Of Madness ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● 3 Doors Down —— The Better Life ► Post-Grunge Alt Metal
2000 ● Steps —— Step One ► Britpop
2000 ● Asia —— Live At The Town & Country Club ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Joni Mitchell —— Both Sides Now ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Massive Attack —— Heligoland ► Trip-Hop
2011 ● Jack Bruce —— Live At The Milky Way ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2011 ● Elton John —— Gnomeo & Juliet [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock


February 09
1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Burnt Weeny Sandwich ► Art Rock
1971 ● Carly Simon —— Carly Simon ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● ZZ Top —— Tejas ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Phil Collins —— Face Value ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Highwaymen —— Highwayman 2 ► Outlaw Country
1991 ● Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Mick Jagger —— Wandering Spirit ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Where You Been ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Jellyfish —— Spilt Milk ► Alt. Power Pop
1994 ● Stratovarius —— Dreamspace ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● Elvis Presley —— Sunrise ► Rock n Roll
1999 ● Bad Manners —— Rare & Fatty ► Ska Revival
1999 ● The Other Ones —— The Strange Remain ► Jam Band
2010 ● Bad Company —— Hard Rock Live ► Hard Rock


February 10
1963 ● Dionne Warwick —— Presenting Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1967 ● The Troggs —— Trogglodynamite ► Garage Rock
1969 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Carole King —— Tapestry ► Female Vocalist
1971 ● John Cale —— Church Of Anthrax ► Art Rock
1972 ● Carpenters —— Golden Double Deluxe [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1978 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Little Feat —— Waiting For Columbus ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Stained Class ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Dusty Springfield —— It Begins Again ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● John Lennon —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Generation Terrorists ► Hard Rock
1992 ● New Order —— BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wet Wet Wet —— High On The Happy Side ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Blur —— Blur ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Facing The Animal ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Gary Numan —— Exile ► Industrial Rock
2003 ● Massive Attack —— 100th Window ► Trip-Hop
2003 ● The Stranglers —— Sweet Smell of Success – Best of the Epic Years ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Kanye West —— The College Dropout ► Rap
2004 ● Carpenters —— Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition ► Easy Listening
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Norah Jones —— Feels Like Home ► Jazz-Pop Vocals

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