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Albums Released This Week (May 22 – 28)

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):

May 22


The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown >> 1980
Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Ringo Starr —— Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Natalie Cole —— Leavin’ ► Soul-Pop >> 2006
Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007
The Knack —— Havin’ A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop >> 2012

May 23


Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
The Kinks —— Live: The Road ► British Rock >> 1988
Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
The Rembrandts —— LP ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Aretha Franklin —— A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul >> 1998
Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
Wilson Phillips —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
The Go-Go’s —— VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go’s Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News —— Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007
Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop >> 2011
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock >> 2011
Kiss —— Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock >> 2014

May 24


The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Guns N’ Roses —— The “Civil War” [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1993
ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Natalie Cole —— Take A Look ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Rod Stewart —— Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004
Avril Lavigne —— Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk >> 2004
Journey —— Eclipse ► AOR Rock >> 2011

May 25


Chad & Jeremy —— Before And After ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
The Ventures —— Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1968
Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop >> 2002
Wilson Phillips —— California ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Three Dog Night —— The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Iron Maiden —— Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal >> 2009
Simple Minds —— Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2009
Yes —— Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock >> 2015

May 26


The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Queen —— Live At Wembley ’86 ► Glam Rock >> 1992
The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Wilson Phillips —— The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998
10,000 Maniacs —— Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

May 27


Bob Dylan —— The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1963
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Aretha Franklin —— Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul >> 1976
Neil Young —— American Stars ‘N Bars ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Dixie Dregs —— Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
Mike Oldfield —— Crises ► Progressive Rock >> 1983
Journey —— Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
Eric Clapton —— Stages ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Future Sound Of London —— Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno >> 1994
Turbonegro —— Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1997
Snot —— Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! 70s Power Pop Classics ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’80s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’90s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Led Zeppelin —— How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Cyndi Lauper —— Bring Ya To The Brink ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
John Hiatt —— Same Old Man ► Roots Rock >> 2008

May 28


Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop >> 1977
Streetheart —— Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock >> 1978
Cher —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop >> 1989
Sam Phillips —— Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular >> 1991
Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House >> 1991
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock >> 1991
The Anti-Nowhere League —— The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Weather Report —— Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2011
The Who —— Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock >> 2012
John Fogerty —— Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (July 18 – 24)

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):

Jul 18


Miles Davis —— Sketches of Spain ► Improv Jazz >> 1960
Judy Garland —— Judy At Carnegie Hall ► Jazz Vocal >> 1961
The Ventures —— The Fabulous Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1964
The Byrds —— Fifth Dimension ► Country-Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— Anthem Of The Sun ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Doors —— The Soft Parade ► Psych Rock >> 1969
Al Green —— Call Me ► Soul (Southern) >> 1973
Joy Division —— Closer ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Crocodiles ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Willie Nelson —— Honeysuckle Rose ► Classic Country >> 1980
Rick Springfield —— Living In Oz ► Power Pop >> 1983
Paul Young —— No Parlez ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Run-D.M.C. —— Raising Hell ► Hip-Hop >> 1986
Vinnie Moore —— Time Odyssey ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1988
At The Gates —— Terminal Spirit Disease ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
The Ramones —— ¡Adiós Amigos! ► Punk-Rock >> 1995
Blondie —— Remixed Remade Remodeled: The Remix Project ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1995
American Head Charge —— Trepanation ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal >> 1999
Soul-Junk —— 1956 ► Alt Rap/Indie Hip Hop >> 2000
Big Moe —— City Of Syrup ► Southern Rap >> 2000
The Casualities —— Stay Out Of Order ► Punk Rock/Street Punk >> 2000
Oakenfold —— Bunkka ► Electronic/Club-Dance >> 2002
The Human League —— Live At The Dome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Los Lonely Boys —— Sacred ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

Jul 19


Manfred Mann —— Pretty Flamingo ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
John Cale —— The Academy In Peril ► Art Rock >> 1972
Elvis Presley —— Moody Blue ► Adult Contemporary >> 1977
Mike Oldfield —— Exposed ► Progressive Rock >> 1979
Donna Summer —— Donna Summer ► Disco >> 1982
Alex Taylor —— Voodoo In Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mother Love Bone —— Apple ► Grunge Rock >> 1990
Carla Olson & Mick Taylor —— Too Hot For Snakes ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Deborah Harry —— Debravation ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1993
Dave Edmunds —— Plugged In ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1994
The Rolling Stones —— Voodoo Lounge ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit —— Icon ► Rap-Metal >> 2011

Jul 20


The Beatles —— Something New ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Jefferson Airplane —— Long John Silver ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin —— Love Devotion Surrender ► Jazz Fusion >> 1973
Mott The Hoople —— Mott ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Parliament —— The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein ► Funk >> 1976
REO Speedwagon —— Nine Lives ► Arena Rock >> 1979
ZZ Top —— El Loco ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
The Ramones —— Pleasant Dreams ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Graham Parker —— Burning Questions ► Pub Rock >> 1992
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— The Anthology ► Album Rock >> 1993
The Rascals —— The Very Best Oif The Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1993
Sparklehorse —— Good Morning Spider ► Dream Pop >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— Rhythm & Blues ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Various Artists —— Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5 ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Van Halen —— The Best Of Both Worlds ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.02.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.03.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.04.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.05.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2005
Paul Simon —— Recorded As Jerry Landis ► Folk-Pop >> 2006
Jack Bruce —— Live In America ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2007
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Rocksteady ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010

Jul 21


Bobby Vee —— A Bobby Vee Recording Session ► Teen Idol >> 1962
Black Sabbath —— Master Of Reality ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart —— Never A Dull Moment ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
T. Rex —— The Slider ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— Live And Let Die [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Rory Gallagher —— Irish Tour ’74 ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Kiss —— The Originals ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Talking Heads —— More Songs About Buildings And Food ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1978
Triumph —— Just A Game ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Chicago —— Chicago XIV ► Jazz-Rock >> 1980
Bryan Adams —— You Want It, You Got It ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Shonen Knife —— Burning Farm ► Punk Pop >> 1983
Stryper —— The Yellow And Black Attack ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1984
Neil Young —— Landing On Water ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Destruction ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Dio —— Dream Evil ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Madonna —— Who’s That Girl [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Sonic Youth —— Dirty ► Indie Rock >> 1992
House Of Pain —— House Of Pain ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap >> 1992
Anal Cunt —— Picnic Of Love ► Folk-Rock/Parody >> 1998
Nick Lowe —— Anthology ► Pub Rock >> 2003
Nick Lowe —— Brentford Trilogy Box Set ► Pub Rock >> 2009
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2009

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
Cheap Trick —— Special Case ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2003
Jane’s Addiction —— Strays ► Alt. Rock >> 2003
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Chairlift —— Does You Inspire You ► Dream Pop >> 2008
Counting Crows —— iTunes Live From Soho ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Black Sabbath —— The Rules Of Hell ► Hard Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Hyde Park Live (Live 2013) ► Blues-Rock >> 2013
Bobby Patterson —— I Got More Soul! ► Texas Soul >> 2014

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
Rick Springfield —— Hard To Hold ► Power Pop >> 1984
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 ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Dread Zeppelin —— Un-Led-Ed ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Nils Lofgren —— Crooked Line ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Ringo Starr —— The Anthology…So Far ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
NSYNC —— Celebrity ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Cake —— Comfort Eagle ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 2001
Curtis Mayfield —— Soul Legacy ► Soul/Funk >> 2001
Joni Mitchell —— The Beginning Of Survival ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
The Antlers —— Undersea ► Dream Pop >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (April 18 – 24)

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):

Apr 18


Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat >> 1966
The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1986
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance >> 1988
Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop >> 1988
Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock >> 1989
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1995
Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2000
Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2000
Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2000
Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Grimes —— Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2011
Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2011

Apr 19


Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening >> 1965
The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Art Rock >> 1968
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk >> 1994
The Sneetches —— Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1995
The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999

Apr 20


Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock >> 1972
Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock >> 1979
Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1979
Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1981
Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock >> 1985
Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock >> 1992
Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul >> 1993
Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal >> 1999
Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop >> 2004
The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul >> 2004
Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2004
Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
The Apples In Stereo —— Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2010

Apr 21


King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul >> 1960
The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock >> 1969
ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Bananarama —— Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1984
Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1986
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock >> 1987
X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1989
The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap >> 1992
The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore >> 1995
Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop >> 1997
Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock >> 2006
Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2009

Apr 22


The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics >> 1971
The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock >> 1978
Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening >> 2009

Apr 23


Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock >> 1973
The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska >> 1982
Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock >> 1985
Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Various Artists —— Deadicated ► Jam Bands >> 1991
Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
The Knack —— Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop >> 2002
Supertramp —— Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2002
The Monkees —— The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock >> 2010
Cilla Black —— Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock >> 2012
Peter Gabriel —— Live Blood ► Prog Rock >> 2012

Apr 24


Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Young Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (April 27 – May 3)

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):

Apr 27


Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010

Apr 28


Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013

Apr 29


The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008

Apr 30


The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Art Rock >> 1965
Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013

May 01


Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock >> 1992
The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1992
T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010

May 02


Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock >> 1978
Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance >> 1983
Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock >> 1988
Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1995
Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock >> 2006

May 03


Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— The Golden Years ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (April 6 – 12)

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):

Apr 06


Cilla Black —— Sher-oo! ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1968
Jean Jacques Burnel —— Euroman Cometh ► Minimal Wave >> 1979
Roger Taylor —— Fun In Space ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The Cult —— Electric ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1987
The Dandy Warhols —— Dandys Rule, OK? ► Psych Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock >> 1999
Big Sugar —— Heated ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Jane’s Addiction —— A Cabinet Of Curiosities ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

Apr 07


The Nazz —— Nazz Nazz ► Garage Rock >> 1969
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— 4 Way Street ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Prince —— For You ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Rick James —— Street Songs ► Soul-Funkl >> 1981
Various Artists —— Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] ► Contemporary Rock >> 1986
Blow Monkeys —— Animal Magic ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Whitesnake —— Whitesnake ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Diamanda Galás —— The Singer ► Gospel/Blues >> 1992
M.O.P. —— To The Death ► Hardcore Rap >> 1994
Oval —— 94 Diskont ► Experimental/Electronica >> 1995
The Chemical Brothers —— Dig Your Own Hole ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1997
Bonnie Raitt —— Fundamental ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— King Biscuit Flower Hour ► Album Rock >> 1998
King Crimson —— Space Groove ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Neil Young —— Fork In The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
James Taylor —— Other Covers [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
The Tragically Hip —— We Are The Same ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

Apr 08


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country >> 1968
P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk >> 1977
Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1982
Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll >> 1991
Simple Minds —— Real Life ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1991
The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock >> 1994
Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore >> 1996
Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 1997
Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop >> 1997
James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Lucinda Williams —— World Without Tears ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Paul Simon —— So Beautiful Or So What ► Folk-Pop >> 2011
Fossil Collective —— Tell Where I Lie ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Various Artists —— The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars ► Girl Groups >> 2014

Apr 09


Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— Queen II ► Prog Rock >> 1974
America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— Natalie ► Soul-Pop >> 1976
Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Squeeze —— Cool For Cats ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1979
Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Billy Squier —— Creatures Of Habit ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap >> 1996
Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock >> 2002

Apr 10


Elvis Presley —— It Happened At The World’s Fair ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Second Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Miles Davis —— Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1970
Elton John —— Elton John ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dusty Springfield —— From Dusty With Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Golden Prize Volume II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1974
Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock >> 1978
The Cure —— Faith ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Scorpions —— Blackout ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Cult —— Sonic Temple ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Fleetwood Mac —— Behind The Mask ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Laura Branigan —— Laura Branigan ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Hives —— Veni Vidi Vicious ► Garage Rock >> 2000
Brenda Lee —— Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends ► Country-Pop >> 2007
Bonnie Raitt —— Slipstream ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

Apr 11


Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Beach Boys —— Love You ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1988
Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock >> 1995
Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival >> 2000
Queen —— Stone Cold Classics ► Glam Rock >> 2006
Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Bob Dylan —— In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

Apr 12


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Dance Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Supremes —— We Remember Sam Cooke ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Jackson 5 —— Maybe Tomorrow ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Where I’m Coming From ► Pop-R&B >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Bob Seger —— Beautiful Loser ► Heartland Rock >> 1975
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Live Bullet ► Rock n Roll >> 1976
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— American Fool ► Roots Rock >> 1982
Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1988
Neil Young —— This Note’s For You ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
David Gray —— A Century Ends ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bruce Springsteen —— In Concert/MTV Unplugged ► Album Rock >> 1993
All-4-One —— All-4-One ► Contemporary Soul >> 1994
Hole —— Live Through This ► Grunge >> 1994
Nightmares On Wax —— Carboot Soul ► Electronic/Trip Hop >> 1999
Supertramp —— It Was The Best Of Times ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1999
New Order —— In Sessions ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2004
Foo Fighters —— Wasting Light ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
Counting Crows —— Live On I-5 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (January 19 – 25)

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):

Jan 19


John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
The Manhattan Transfer —— Pastiche ► Jazz-Pop >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Sleep Dirt ► Art Rock >> 1979
The Pretenders —— Pretenders ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Styx —— Paradise Theater ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1981
Megadeth —— So Far, So Good…So What! ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Fairport Convention —— Jewel In The Crown ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Bonnie Tyler —— The Very Best Of Bonnie Tyler ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1993
Roanne Cash —— The Wheel ► Country-Folk >> 1993
Extreme —— Waiting For The Punchline ► Pop-Metal >> 1995

Jan 20


The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Album Rock >> 1972
Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul >> 1987
Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House >> 1997
Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal >> 1998
Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout >> 1998

Jan 21


The Four Tops —— Four Tops ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Them —— Them Again [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop >> 1968
Ashford & Simpson —— So So Satisfied ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1977
Split Enz —— True Colours ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— The Law Of The Devil’s Land ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock >> 1984
The Pretenders —— Learning To Crawl ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Slick Shoes —— Slick Shoes ► Pop Punk >> 1997

Jan 22


Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues >> 1968
Aretha Franklin —— Lady Soul ► Soul >> 1968
Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Church —— The Church ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Chagall Guevara —— Chagall Guevara ► Contemporary CCM >> 1991
Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Buzzcocks —— 30 ► Punk-Rock >> 2008

Jan 23


The Supremes —— The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Family —— A Song For Me ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Kinks —— Schoolboys In Disgrace ► Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Trust ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tone Loc —— Lōc-ed After Dark ► Pop-Rap >> 1989
David Crosby —— Oh Yes I Can ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock >> 2007

Jan 24


Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1972
Michael Jackson —— Got To Be There ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Aretha Franklin —— Young, Gifted And Black ► Soul >> 1972
Debbie Gibson —— Electric Youth ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Underworld —— Dubnobasswithmyhead ► Techno Trance >> 1994
Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock >> 1995
David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Tha Alkaholics —— Firewater ► West Coast Rap >> 2006

Jan 25


Cilla Black —— Cilla ► Brit Invasion Pop >> 1965
John Phillips —— John Phillips (John, The Wolf King Of L.A.) ► Country-Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Cher —— Take Me Home ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Phil Collins —— No Jacket Required ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Gary Moore —— After The War ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1989
Sarah McLachlan —— Touch ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Kenny G —— The Collection ► Jazz-Pop >> 1993
Peter Frampton —— A Day In The Sun ► Arena Rock >> 1994
New Kids On The Block —— Face The Music ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1994
Alice In Chains —— Jar Of Flies ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1994
Meat Puppets —— Too High To Die ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Dimmu Borgir —— Stormblåst ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1996
Shpongle —— Are You Shpongled? ► Psychedelic Ambient >> 1998
Blindside —— A Thought Crushed My Mind ► Post Hardcore Punk >> 2000
D’Angelo —— Voodoo ► Neo-Soul/Funk >> 2000
Dark Tranquility —— Character ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2005
Soul Asylum —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011

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Albums Released This Week (January 5 – 11)

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):



Jan 05


The Kingston Trio —— From The Hungry i ► Folk-Pop >> 1959

Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country ► Roots Rock >> 1969

Loretta Lynn —— Wings Upon Your Horns ► Trad Country >> 1970

Laura Nyro —— The First Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 1973

Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ► Album Rock >> 1973

ABBA —— Arrival ► Euro-Pop >> 1977

Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1979

Joe Jackson —— Look Sharp! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979

Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987

They Might Be Giants —— Flood ► Alt. Rock >> 1990

Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] ► Instrumental Rock >> 1992

The The —— Dusk ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993

Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen ► Roots Rock >> 1993

Cell —— Slo*Blo ► Grunge >> 1993

Hawkwind —— In Your Area ► Space Rock >> 1999

Jan 06


Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! ► Arena Rock >> 1976

Phantom Planet —— Phantom Planet ► Alt Rock/Garage Revival >> 2004

Animal Collective —— Merriweather Post Pavilion ► Neo Psychedelia >> 2009

Jan 07


Billy Preston —— Encouraging Words ► Soul-Funk >> 1970

Black Sabbath —— Paranoid ► Hard Rock >> 1971

Nicky Hopkins; Ry Cooder; Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts —— Jamming With Edward ► Blues-Rock >> 1972

Jefferson Airplane —— Flight Log (1966-1976) ► Arena Rock >> 1977

Lipps, Inc. —— Mouth To Mouth ► Disco >> 1980

The Fleshtones —— Roman Gods ► Punk-Rock >> 1982

Smokey Robinson —— Touch The Sky ► Soul – Motown >> 1983

Rick Wakeman —— Word & The Gospels ► Art Rock >> 1994

Incubus —— Enjoy Incubus ► Funk Metal >> 1997

Alex Lloyd —— Black In The Sun ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1999

Bob Dylan —— On The Road Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2005

Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan And The New Folk Movement ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

Jan 08


Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is ► Soul – Motown >> 1970

Yoko Ono —— Approximately Infinite Universe ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock >> 1973

The Beach Boys —— Holland ► Pop-Rock >> 1973

Elvis Presley —— Promised Land ► Pop-Rock >> 1975

Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N Roll >> 1976

Bette Midler —— Songs For The New Depression ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1976

Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock >> 1989

GWAR —— Scumdogs Of The Universe ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Fly Me Courageous ► Southern Rock >> 1991

Loudon Wainwright III —— Career Moves ► Folk-Rock >> 1993

Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl Homecoming Live ► Dance-Pop >> 2007

Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock >> 2008

Jan 09


The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1967

Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1970

Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1972

Blue Magic —— Blue Magic ► Philly Soul >> 1974

Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans ► Prog Rock >> 1974

Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock >> 1984

Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock >> 1989

The Specials —— The Singles Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1991

The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk >> 2006

John Waite —— Downtown: Journey Of A Heart ► Power Pop >> 2007

Jan 10


The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1964

The Monkees —— More Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1967

Rod Stewart/Faces —— Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners ► British Rock >> 1974

Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues >> 1977

The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock >> 1977

Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1983

Chris Isaak —— Silvertone ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1985

Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock >> 1989

Brenda Lee —— The Definitive Collection ► Country-Pop >> 2006

Jan 11


Howlin’ Wolf —— Howlin’ Wolf ► Blues-Rock >> 1962

Chicago —— Chicago III ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971

Janis Joplin —— Pearl ► Blues-Rock >> 1971

The Temptations —— Solid Rock ► Soul – Motown >> 1972

Bobby Womack —— Lookin’ For A Love Again ► Soul >> 1974

The Waitresses —— Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982

Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) ► Prog Rock >> 1993

Carcass —— Heartwork ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994

Iron Savior —— Unification ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999

Badfinger —— BBC In Concert 1972-1973 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000

Chuck Berry —— Live! ► Rock n Roll >> 2000

Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 2000

Aerosmith —— Gold ► Hard Rock >> 2005

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Albums Released This Week (December 22 – 28)

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):

Dec 22


Madeline Bell —— Comin’ Atcha ► Soul-jazz-rock >> 1973
DMX —— Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood ► Hardcore Rap >> 1998
Peter Cetera —— Glory Of Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2005

Dec 23


Taj Mahal —— The Natch’l Blues ► Folk-Blues >> 1968
Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Blindside —— Blindside ► Post Hardcore Punk >> 1997
Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back ► Pop-Rock >> 1974

Dec 24


Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge ► Euro Club/Dance >> 1984
Freddie King —— Boogie On Down ► Texas Blues >> 1997
The Stranglers —— Live In London ► Punk-Rock >> 1997

Dec 25


Laura Nyro —— Smile ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Zard —— Mō Sagasanai ► Pop-Rock >> 1991

Dec 26


Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000

Dec 27


Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2012

Dec 28




Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B >> 1963
Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop >> 1977
Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime >> 1987
R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004

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Albums Released this Week (October 20 – 26)

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):

Oct 20


Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll >> 1971
Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock >> 1974
B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop >> 1975
The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco >> 1980
The Human League —— Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Oak Ridge Boys —— Deliver ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1986
Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal >> 1989
Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop >> 1992
Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental >> 1994
Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Crucial Conflict —— Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap >> 1998
George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective >> 1998
Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock >> 1998
The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2002
AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock >> 2008

Oct 21


Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock >> 1985
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody >> 1986
Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock >> 1987
Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1990
Carcass —— Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Rush —— Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
Van Morrison —— What’s Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2012

Oct 22


Donovan —— Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Kiss —— Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Night Moves ► Album Rock >> 1976
Led Zeppelin —— The Song Remains The Same ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Cher —— Prisoner ► Pop-Disco >> 1979
The Cure —— Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Paul McCartney —— Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller —— Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne —— No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Pet Shop Boys —— Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1990
Matthew Sweet —— Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death —— Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Various Artists —— Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan —— Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Van Halen —— Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Phil Collins —— Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gov’t Mule —— Live From Roseland Ballroom ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1996
Journey —— Trial By Fire ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
The Dillenger Escape Plan —— Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore >> 1998
The Cranberries —— Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Foo Fighters —— One By One ► Grunge Rock >> 2002
Santana —— Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Ray Davies —— Working Man’s Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007

Oct 23


Frank Zappa —— Chunga’s Revenge ► Art Rock >> 1970
Genesis —— Trespass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Al Green —— I’m Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Harry Chapin —— On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop >> 1976
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Sammy Hagar —— Standing Hampton ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson —— Without A Song ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Wham! —— Make It Big ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Iggy Pop —— Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Terence Trent D’Arby —— Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B >> 1989
Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Deep Purple —— Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ozzy Osbourne —— Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Atomic Kitten —— Right Now ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2001
Bush —— Golden State ► Grunge Rock >> 2001
Incubus —— Morning View ► Funk Metal >> 2001
Toni Braxton —— Snowflakes ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Martin Briley —— It Comes In Waves ► Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2006
Mötley Crüe —— Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal >> 2007
Neil Young —— Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Heart —— Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock >> 2007
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss —— Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

Oct 24


Grateful Dead —— Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock >> 1971
John Lennon —— Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Roxy Music —— Siren ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Rory Gallagher —— Calling Card ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Cheap Trick —— All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Billy Idol —— Don’t Stop ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Stryper —— To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian >> 1986
Dead Can Dance —— The Serpent’s Egg ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
Brenda Lee —— A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Silver Jews —— Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
20 Fingers —— 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
The Pretenders —— The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk >> 1995
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— It’s A Mystery ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Simply Red —— Life ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Anthrax —— Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1995
Linkin Park —— Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera —— My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Beyond Here Lies Nothin’: The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2011
Paul Simon —— Songwriter ► Folk-Pop >> 2011

Oct 25


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Pink Floyd —— Ummagumma ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Poco —— A Good Feelin’ to Know ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Carpenters —— GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae >> 1974
Paul Simon —— Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Al Di Meola —— Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Joe Walsh —— You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha ► Soul >> 1980
Culture Club —— Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police —— Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Howard Jones —— One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock >> 1988
Joni Mitchell —— Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Madonna —— Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1994
Common Sense —— Resurrection ► Underground Rap >> 1994
Madonna —— Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Faithless —— Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance >> 1999
Bette Midler —— Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

Oct 26




Sam & Dave —— Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye —— Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall —— Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
Pat Benatar —— In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1979
J. Geils Band —— Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan —— Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Meat Loaf —— Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters —— Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground —— Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure —— Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blur —— The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Akinyele —— Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Incubus —— Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush —— The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock >> 1999

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Albums Released This Week (September 15 – 21)

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):

Sep 15


Otis Redding —— Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul ► Memphis Soul >> 1965
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1966
The Kinks —— Something Else By The Kinks ► British Rock >> 1967
The Band —— Cahoots ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Bobby Womack —— Communication ► Soul-Funk >> 1971
Deep Purple —— Fireball ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Grand Funk Railroad —— Phoenix ► Hard Rock >> 1972
John Denver —— Rocky Mountain High ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Poco —— Crazy Eyes ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Hall & Oates —— Daryl Hall & John Oates ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Wind On The Water ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Pink Floyd —— Wish You Were Here ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Frank Zappa —— Studio Tan ► Art Rock >> 1978
Huey Lewis & The News —— Sports ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Motörhead —— No Remorse ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Blood & Chocolate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Ric Ocasek —— This Side Of Paradise ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Donna Summer —— All Systems Go ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Ramones —— Halfway To Sanity ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Tiffany —— Tiffany ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Love And Rockets —— Express ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1986
Rick Wakeman —— 2000 A.D. Into The Future ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Michael Penn —— Free-For-All ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bad 4 Good —— Refugee ► Heavy Metal/Teen Metal >> 1992
New Edition —— Home Again ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
America —— Human Nature ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Marilyn Manson —— Mechanical Animals ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal >> 1998
Death —— Sound Of Perseverance ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
The Human League —— The Very Best Of The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2003
Ace Frehley —— Anomaly ► Pop-Metal >> 2009

Sep 16


Neil Diamond —— Just For You ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell —— Easy ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Sugar ‘N’ Spice ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Baby, It’s Me ► Soul – Motown >> 1977
Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane —— Rough Mix ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Talking Heads —— Talking Heads: 77 ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1977
Rory Gallagher —— Top Priority ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Nothing Matters (And What If It Did) ► Roots Rock >> 1980
Gary Numan —— Warriors ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Deep Purple —— Perfect Strangers ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Kiss —— Asylum ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Slayer —— Hell Awaits ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
The Waterboys —— This Is The Sea ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Lizzy Borden —— Visual Lies ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1987
Eazy-E —— Eazy-Duz-It ► Gangsta Rap >> 1988
Talk Talk —— Spirit Of Eden ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jonathan Richman —— I, Jonathan ► College Rock >> 1992
Gloria Estefan —— Exitos De Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Buena Vista Social Club —— Buena Vista Social Club ► Afro-Cuban Jazz >> 1997
Brooks & Dunn —— The Greatest Hits Collection ► Country-Rock >> 1997
Death In Vegas —— Scorpio Rising ► Electronic Pop >> 2002
Joss Stone —— The Soul Sessions ► Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2003

Sep 17


Manfred Mann —— The Manfred Mann Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Colosseum —— Colosseum Live ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Scorpions —— In Trance ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Ringo Starr —— Ringo’s Rotogravure ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Garage: Act I ► Art Rock >> 1979
The Doobie Brothers —— One Step Closer ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Phil Lynott —— The Phil Lynott Album ► Album Rock >> 1982
General Public —— All The Rage ► New Wave Ska Pop >> 1984
Thompson Twins —— Here’s To Future Days ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1985
Yes —— Big Generator ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2 ► Classical Fusion >> 1987
Cocteau Twins —— Heaven Or Las Vegas ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Mariah Carey —— Emotions ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Ozzy Osbourne —— No More Tears ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Hole —— Pretty On The Inside ► Grunge >> 1991
Steve Earle —— Shut Up And Die Like An Aviator ► Alt. Country >> 1991
Uncle Tupelo —— Still Fear Gone ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1991
Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion I ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
KMFDM —— Money ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Cake —— Fashion Nugget ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 1996
The Cardigans —— First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop >> 1996
ZZ Top —— Rhythmeen ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Hall & Oates —— Marigold Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1997

Sep 18


Fleetwood Mac —— Kiln House ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Black Sabbath —— Paranoid ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Elephant’s Memory —— Elephant’s Memory ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
Ace Frehley —— Ace Frehley ► Pop-Metal >> 1978
Hall & Oates —— Along The Red Ledge ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Twisted Sister —— Under The Blade ► Hair Metal >> 1982
Dokken —— Breaking The Chains ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Kiss —— Lick It Up ► Hard Rock >> 1983
The Replacements —— Tim ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Glass Tiger —— Thin Red Line ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Kiss —— Crazy Nights ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Janet Jackson —— Rhythm Nation 1814 ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Derek & The Dominos —— The Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Easybeats —— The Definitive Series ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1992
At The Drive-In —— El Gran Orgo ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Fantastic Plastic Machine —— Luxury ► Trip Hop >> 1998
Björk —— Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Trip Hop >> 2000
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 1 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 2 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 3 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 4 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 5 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Billy Idol —— Original Sound ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Free —— Chronicles ► Hard Rock/Blues-Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam —— Live At Lollapalooza 2007 ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Paul Simon —— Live In New York City ► Folk-Pop >> 2012
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Songs About Cars, Space And The Ramones ► Southern Rock >> 2012

Sep 19


Elvis Presley —— King Creole ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
King Curtis —— Old Gold ► Soul >> 1961
Mick Jagger —— Performance [Sndtrk] ► Rock >> 1970
Dave Mason —— Split Coconut ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Linda Ronstadt —— Living In The USA ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Country Joe McDonald —— On My Own ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
White Spirit —— White Spirit ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal >> 1980
Triumph —— Allied Forces ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross —— Give Me The Reason ► Smooth Soul >> 1986
Paul McCartney —— Press To Play ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins —— Blue Bell Knoll ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Bon Jovi —— New Jersey ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Level 42 —— Staring At The Sun ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1988
Anthrax —— State Of Euphoria ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1988
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Tender Prey ► Alt Rock >> 1988
Enya —— Watermark ► Jazz-Pop >> 1988
David Bowie —— Sound + Vision ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Obituary —— Cause Of Death ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Tragically Hip —— Day For Night ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Kylie Minogue —— Kylie Minogue ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
The Flaming Lips —— Clouds Taste Metallic ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1995
Michael Bolton —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Pink Floyd —— London ’66-’67 [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Son Volt —— Trace ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
AFI —— The Art Of Drowning ► Hardcore Punk >> 2000
Madonna —— Music ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Björk —— Selmasongs: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Dancer In The Dark ► Trip Hop >> 2000
The Church —— Of Skins And Heart/Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2005
Indigo Girls —— Despite Our Differences ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Weather Report —— Forecast: Tomorrow ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2006
The Black Crowes —— Freak ‘N’ Roll…Into The Fog ► Southern Rock >> 2006

Sep 20


The Stills-Young Band —— Long May You Run ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Yes —— Tormato ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Ozzy Osbourne —— Blizzard of Ozz ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Poco —— Ghost Town ► Country-Rock >> 1982
Dire Straits —— Love Over Gold ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1982
Bruce Springsteen —— Nebraska ► Album Rock >> 1982
Renaissance —— Time-Line ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers —— Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Kate Bush —— Hounds Of Love ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Huey Lewis & The News —— Fore! ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Luther Vandross —— Any Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1988
BulletBoys —— BulletsBoys ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
Ween —— The Pod ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi >> 1991
Seam —— The Problem With Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Liz Phair —— Whip-Smart ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Jamiroquai —— 1999 Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop [UK] ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 1999
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus ► Alt Rock >> 2004
Bryan Adams —— Room Service ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bon Jovi —— Have A Nice Day ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Illumination ► Soul-Funk >> 2005
Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam Twenty ► Hard Rock >> 2011

Sep 21


Billy Preston —— Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music ► Funk >> 1973
Thin Lizzy —— Vagabonds Of The Western World ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Foghat —— Boogie Motel ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Cheap Trick —— Dream Police ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1979
Sheena Easton —— You Could Have Been With Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross —— Forever, For Always, For Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1982
Janet Jackson —— Janet Jackson ► Pop-Soul >> 1982
America —— Perspective ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Various Artists —— Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 ► Mixed Rock >> 1987
Phish —— Lawn Boy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1990
Indigo Girls —— Nomads Indians Saints ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
ABBA —— Gold: Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1992
Led Zeppelin —— Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sting —— Demolition Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Scorpions —— Face The Heat ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Nirvana —— In Utero ► Grunge >> 1993
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Bad Religion —— Recipe For Hate ► Punk Rock >> 1993
Melissa Etheridge —— Yes I Am ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Skunk Anansie —— Paranoid And Sunburnt ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Diabolical Masquerade —— Nightwork ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
The Church —— A Box Of Birds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Essential Live Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Pete Townshend —— Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Tori Amos —— To Venus And Back ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Green Day —— American Idiot ► Alt. Rock >> 2004
John Fogerty —— Déjà Vu All Over Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
John Waite —— The Hard Way ► Power Pop >> 2004

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