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Album of the Day: Neil Young (9/19/1970)

For his third album, After The Gold Rush, Neil Young returned almost entirely to the plaintive country-folk songs of his self-titled 1968 debut LP. Only one of the tracks on the September 19, 1970 release matched the harder country-rock of his second album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969). On “Southern Man,” Young’s stinging electric guitar punctuates the commentary on slavery, which earned Neil a sharp rebuke from Lynyrd Skynyrd in their song, “Sweet Home Alabama.” Otherwise, After The Gold Rush is all about love and romance and broken dreams (the title track is a lament to a bygone America) centered on Young’s acoustic guitar. It ultimately proved to be his breakthrough album and capped a period of prolific songwriting and playing, both as a solo artist and as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Stephen Stills is featured on After The Gold Rush). Rolling Stone ranked After The Gold Rush #71 on the Top 500 Albums of All-Time.

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Album of the Day: Joss Stone (09/16/2003)

Jocelyn Eve Stoker was hardly 15 years old when she flew from her native England to audition for a recording contract in New York in 2002. On September 16, 2003, with her name changed to Joss Stone, she released her debut album, The Soul Sessions, a collection of covers of 70s R&B/soul classics. This out-of-nowhere album causes a double take on first listen. Stone’s voice and style belie her youth and inexperience. One has to keep reminding oneself that it’s a 16-year-old belting out the funky “Some Kind Of Wonderful,” or groovin’ to the remake of Sugar Billy’s 1974 “Super Duper Love” or easily handling Aretha Franklin’s hit “All The King’s Horses.” The Soul Sessions is an impressive debut that added traction to the “neo-soul” revival movement started by Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and others in the late 90s. Unfortunately, her follow-up albums (2004’s Mind, Body & Soul and 2007’s Introducing Joss Stone) moved progressively away from the purer soul of The Soul Sessions toward a more MOR pop-rock sound. Since then, Stone herself has performed live only sporadically and gradually moved into various film and TV roles.

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Album of the Day: Darryl Hall & John Oates (9/15/75)

Temple University students Darryl Hall & John Oates were knocking around the Philadelphia-area music scene separately in the mid-60s. They met by chance and formed a short lived collaboration in several area R&B bands before splitting in 1968. Rejoining in 1969 as a mostly blue-eyed R&B/soul songwriting duet, they accumulated enough material by 1972 to start anew and managed to sign a contract with Atlantic Records. Three mediocre albums followed: Whole Oats (1972), Abandoned Luncheonette (1973) and War Babies (1974). Switching to RCA Records, their big break came on September 15, 1975 with the album Darryl Hal & John Oates. It was straight forward pop-rock with a strong Philly-soul influence and lots of production in lush MOR ballads, including the #4 single, “Sara Smile.” Except for one other hit (“Rich Girl,” #1, 1977), Hall & Oates slipped back into the second tier of pop acts in the late 1970s. The duo perseverved and not surprisingly rebounded in the early 80s with twelve Top 10 singles (five of them #1s) and four platinum-selling albums between 1981 and 1985.

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Album of the Day: Yes (09/13/1972)

Yes released two albums in 1972, Fragile in January and Close To The Edge on September 13. The former was their breakout album and established Yes as the leaders in the burgeoning progressive rock movement. The latter became the definitive progressive rock album. Close To The Edge brought together all of the pieces of the trademark Yes sound: expansive, multi-layered, organ-dominated mixtures of classical, choral, and gothic sounds over rock and jazz underpinnings with Jon Anderson’s choirboy tenor delivering eclectic, mystical lyrics at the center. Close To The Edge is cohesive where its predecessor was a showcase of individual musical talents. It contains only three songs, none less than nine minutes, and was well received both critically and commercially. Close To The Edge topped at #3 in the U.S. and #4 in the U.K., and a cut down version of the 10-minute “And You And I” posted at #49 on the Billboard singles chart. But the band’s time at the pinnacle of the art/prog rock genre would be brief. Drummer Bill Bruford left to join King Crimson immediately following the Close To The Edge recording sessions. And the follow-up LP, Tales Of Topographical Oceans, 16-months in the making, was a disaster of overindulgent pretentiousness that sold well but was critically sneered at. But as prog-rock classics go, Close To The Edge is one of the best.

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Album of the Day (September 11) – Chad & Jeremy

British folk-pop duo Chad & Jeremy scored an early hit in the U.K. with the 1963 single “Yesterday’s Gone,” but that was pretty much the extent of their chart activity at home. On the other hand, they were widely accepted in the U.S. as part of the first wave of the British Invasion. By the time their seventh U.S. album, Of Cabbages And Kings was released on September 11, 1967, the duo had scored several hits on the American charts, including a re-release of “Yesterday’s Gone” and the 1964 Top 10 “A Summer Song.” Even greater exposure came from unlikely appearances on U.S. music-oriented TV variety programs such as Hulabaloo,Shindig and The Hollywood Palace. The pair were also guest stars on U.S. sitcoms The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Patty Duke Show and were featured on two episodes of Batman. Despite all the exposure, the times were changing and the late-60s shift toward harder psychedelic rock doomed Chad & Jeremy’s brand of commercialized, light folk-pop. Neither the critically acclaimed Of Cabbages And Kings nor its respected follow-up, The Ark (1968) could save the duo. Of Cabbage And Kings is an imaginative leap into the sounds of psychedelia with a firm grip on their folkie roots, with six decent artsy pop songs on Side A and a long, somewhat overdone but still enjoyable “The Progress Suite” on the back.

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Albums Released This Week (Noember 4 – 10)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! – great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop which were released this week (and some related albums of note):

Nov 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge >> 1997
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008

Nov 05

Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002

Nov 06

The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars —— Shake It Up ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012

Nov 07

Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1972
Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Piano Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1980
Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock >> 1980
Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance >> 1982
Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock >> 1983
U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient >> 1987
R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1988
Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1995
Fear Factory —— Demanufacture ► Industrial Metal >> 1995
Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock >> 1995
Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock >> 1997
Genesis —— Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 ► Prog Rock >> 2000
The Pretenders —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk >> 2000
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop >> 2000
The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 2000
Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock >> 2006

Nov 08

The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul >> 1968
Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk >> 1971
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1974
Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk >> 1975
George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock >> 1981
The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop >> 1982
New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock >> 1994
Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2011
Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2011

Nov 09

Elvis Presley —— Girls! Girls! Girls! ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Badfinger —— No Dice ► Power Pop >> 1970
Roberta Flack —— Quiet Fire ► Smooth Soul >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Lady Sings The Blues [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Santana —— Welcome ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ► Album Rock >> 1976
Iron Maiden —— The Soundhouse Tapes [EP] ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
The Stranglers —— La Folie ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Men At Work —— Business As Usual ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Twisted Sister —— Come Out And Play ► Hair Metal >> 1985
Aerosmith —— Done With Mirrors ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Y&T —— Down For The Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— The Last Command ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Loudness —— Thunder In The East ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1985
Dokken —— Under Lock And Key ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Killer Dwarfs —— Stand Tall ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1986
Candlemass —— Nightfall ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1987
Eurythmics —— Savage ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
The Tubes —— The Best Of The Tubes, The ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Phil Collins —— Both Sides ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Céline Dion —— The Colour Of My Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Outlaws —— Hittin’ The Road ► Southern Rock >> 1993
The Dubliners —— Further Along ► Irish Folk >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Anal Cunt —— It Just Gets Worse ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1999
38 Special —— Live At Sturgis ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Tonic —— Sugar ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1999
Linda Ronstadt —— Hummin’ To Myself ► Pop-Rock >> 2004

Nov 10

Elvis Presley —— His Hand In Mine ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
The Moody Blues —— Days Of Future Passed ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Grateful Dead —— Live/Dead ► Album Rock >> 1969
Barclay James Harvest —— Baby James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Byrds —— The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Dusty Springfield —— See All Her Faces ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The O’Jays —— Ship Ahoy ► Soul – Philly >> 1973
Chicago —— Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Zuma ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Sex Pistols —— Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 2 ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Babylon By Bus ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
The Clash —— Give ‘Em Enough Rope ► Punk >> 1978
Neil Diamond —— The Jazz Singer [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Mötley Crüe —— Too Fast For Love ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Billy Idol —— Rebel Yell ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Nik Kershaw —— The Riddle ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Triumph —— Thunder Seven ► Arena Rock >> 1984
The Who —— Who’s Last ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Bruce Springsteen —— Live 1975-1985 ► Heartland Rock >> 1986
Kate Bush —— The Whole Story ► Art Rock >> 1986
Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— West Textures ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Gregorian —— Sadisfaction ► Euro-Pop >> 1991
Biohazard —— Urban Discipline ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Rush —— Different Stages ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1998
The Ataris —— Look Forward To Failure ► Pop-Punk >> 1998
Ayumi Hamasaki —— Loveppears ► Pop/House >> 1999
The Tubes —— Mondo Birthmark ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

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Albums Released This Week (July 22 – 28)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! – great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop which were released this week (and some related albums of note):

Jul 22


The Moody Blues —— The Magnificent Moodies ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Fulfillingness’ First Finale ► Pop-R&B >> 1974
Commodores —— Machine Gun ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
Elvis Costello —— My Aim Is True ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1977
Amy Grant —— The Collection ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1986
LL Cool J —— Bigger And Deffer ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Disco Inferno —— Technicolour ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire —— In The Name Of Love ► Soul-Funk >> 1997
Kreator —— Outcast ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1997
Gavin DeGraw —— Chariot ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Kiss —— Kiss Symphony: Alive IV ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Counting Crows —— iTunes Live From Soho ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

Jul 23


The Supremes —— More Hits By The Supremes ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Moody Blues —— Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Joan Baez —— Gracias A La Vida ► Folk-Pop/Latin >> 1974
Various Artists —— The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— This One’s For You ► Soul-Pop >> 1982
Sammy Hagar —— VOA ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Color Me Badd —— C.M.B. ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Homebase ► Pop-Rap >> 1991
The Innocence Mission —— Umbrella ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes —— Three Snakes And One Charm ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Fiona Apple —— Tidal ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996

Jul 24


The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Yes —— Time And A Word [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Jon Anderson —— Olias Of Sunhillow ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Go-Go’s —— Beauty And The Beat ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Timothy B. Schmit —— Tell Me The Truth ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dread Zeppelin —— Un-Led-Ed ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Nils Lofgren —— Crooked Line ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Cake —— Comfort Eagle ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 2001
Joni Mitchell —— The Beginning Of Survival ► Folk-Rock >> 2004

Jul 25


The Troggs —— From Nowhere…The Troggs [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
The Troggs —— Wild Thing ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Yes —— Yes [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Cosmo’s Factory ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Donovan —— Open Road ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Cat Stevens —— Foreigner ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
Boston —— Boston ► Arena Rock >> 1976
AC/DC —— Back In Black ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Teddy Pendergrass —— TP ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Loudness —— Lightning Strikes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1986
Kim Carnes —— View From The House ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Bee Gees —— One ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Beastie Boys —— Paul’s Boutique ► Rap >> 1989
Boredoms —— Chocolate Synthesizer ► Noise Rock >> 1994
311 —— 311 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— E. 1999 Eternal ► Gangsta Rap >> 1995
Dark Tranquility —— Haven ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2000
Béla Fleck And The Flecktones —— Outbound ► Jazz Fusion >> 2000

Jul 26


Buck Owens —— Before You Go ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1965
The Moody Blues —— In Search Of The Lost Chord ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
ZZ Top —— Tres Hombres ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Robert Wyatt —— Rock Bottom ► Art Rock >> 1974
The Clash —— The Clash ► Punk >> 1979
Bucks Fizz —— Bucks Fizz ► Europop-Dance >> 1981
The Human League —— Love And Dancing ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The League Unlimited Orchestra —— Love And Dancing ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Asia —— Alpha ► Prog Rock >> 1983
John Waite —— Mask Of Smiles ► Power Pop >> 1985
Odeta Adams —— Evolution ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1993
Ani DiFranco —— Out Of Range ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Aquabats —— The Return Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1996

Jul 27


Pink Floyd —— More [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Temptations —— All Directions ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Genesis —— Genesis Live ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Sweet —— Sweet ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Grateful Dead —— Terrapin Station ► Album Rock >> 1977
AC/DC —— Highway To Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Stevie Nicks —— Bella Donna ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Neil Young —— Everybody’s Rockin’ ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Madonna —— Madonna ► Dance-Pop >> 1983
Metallica —— Ride The Lightning ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
10,000 Maniacs —— In My Tribe ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
The Bodeans —— Home ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Sloan —— Peppermint ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1992
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— All The Greatest Hits Live ► Album Rock >> 1993
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Siamese Dream ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Dying Fetus —— Killing On Adrenaline ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
At The Drive-In —— Vaya ► Punk Rock >> 1999
.38 Special —— Drivetrain ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam —— Live At Benaroya Hall ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Scissor Sisters —— Scissor Sisters ► Dance-Techno Pop >> 2004

Jul 28


John Coltrane —— Live In Paris ► Contemporary Jazz >> 1965
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Schmilsson [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Black Sabbath —— Sabotage ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Rainbow —— Down To Earth ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Zapp —— Zapp ► P-Funk >> 1980
Sade —— Diamond Life [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1984
R.E.M. —— Lifes Rich Pageant ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Barenaked Ladies —— Gordon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1992
Mary J. Blige —— What’s The 411? ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1992
Morrissey —— Your Arsenal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Company Flow —— Funcrusher Plus ► Experimental Rap >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— The Tour ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1998

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