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Albums Released This Week (August 25 – 31)

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):

Aug 25


Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston —— Take Two ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Grand Funk Railroad —— On Time ► Hard Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Who’s Next ► British Rock >> 1971
The Kinks —— Everybody’s In Show Biz ► British Rock >> 1972
The Allman Brothers Band —— Brothers And Sisters ► Southern Rock >> 1973
Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run ► Album Rock >> 1975
Boston —— Boston ► Arena Rock >> 1976
The Replacements —— Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
The Time —— What Time Is It? ► Funk >> 1982
Alice Cooper —— Zipper Catches Skin ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
Hooters —— One Way Home ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Metallica —— …And Justice For All ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Danny O’Keefe —— Redux ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Garth Brooks —— Beyond The Season ► Country Christmas >> 1992
Peter, Paul & Mary —— Flowers And Stones ► Folk-Pop >> 1992
The Wallflowers —— The Wallflowers ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Methodrone ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1995
Rammstein —— Sehnsucht ► Industrial/Krautrock >> 1997
Gamma Ray —— Somewhere Out In Space ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Everclear —— Live From Toronto ► Grunge-Punk >> 1998
Nicole Wray —— Make It Hot ► Urban Contemporary >> 1998
Lauryn Hill —— The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill ► Neo-Soul/Hip Hop >> 1998
Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion II ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Iron Maiden —— A Matter Of Life And Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2006
John Fogerty —— The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

Aug 26


The Walker Brothers —— Portrait ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing And Perform “Funny Girl” ► Soul >> 1968
The Supremes —— Live At London’s Talk Of The Town ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
Marvin Gaye —— In The Groove ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
Otis Redding —— Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival ► Memphis Soul >> 1970
Grateful Dead —— Dead Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
The Cure —— The Head On The Door ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Journey —— Star-Box ► AOR Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Leisure ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1991
Amy Grant —— House Of Love ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1994
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Tha Alkaholics —— Likwidation ► West Coast Rap >> 1997
Creed —— My Own Prison ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Peter Frampton —— Now ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Warren Zevon —— The Wind ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Little Feat —— Join The Band ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Bob Dylan —— Shadows In The Night ► Folk-Rock >> 2014

Aug 27


Stevie Wonder —— I Was Made To Love Her ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Donna Summer —— Love To Love You Baby ► Disco >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Roaring Silence ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
ZZ Top —— Deguello ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
Alan Parsons Project —— Eve ► Prog Rock >> 1979
The B-52’s —— Wild Planet ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Billy Squier —— Emotions In Motion ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Mica Paris —— So Good ► Urban Contemporary >> 1988
Garth Brooks —— No Fences ► Country-Pop >> 1990
Brenda Lee —— Anthology (1956-1980) ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Bad English —— Backlash ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Fire Inside ► Heartland Rock >> 1991
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
Jerry Garcia Band —— Jerry Garcia Band ► Album Rock >> 1991
Pearl Jam —— Ten ► Hard Rock >> 1991
A+ —— Latch-Key Child ► Pop-Rap >> 1996
The Who —— My Generation: The Very Best Opf The Who ► British Rock >> 1996
Pearl Jam —— No Code ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Fallon —— The Bathroom Wall ► Comedy/Satire >> 2002
Boston —— Corporate America ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Uncle Kracker —— No Stranger To Shame ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Coldplay —— A Rush Of Blood To The Head ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2002
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self-Portrait (1969-1971) ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

Aug 28


Merle Haggard —— Branded Man ► Country Classics >> 1967
Marvin Gaye —— Let’s Get It On ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Mike Oldfield —— Hergest Ridge ► Instrumental >> 1974
Michael Jackson —— The Best Of Michael Jackson ► Soul Ballad >> 1975
Devo —— Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1978
The Moody Blues —— The Present [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— The Woman In Red ► Pop-R&B >> 1984
The Beach Boys —— Still Cruisin’ ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mortification —— Scrolls Of The Megilloth ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1992
Morrissey —— Southpaw Grammar ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Robbie Williams —— Swing When You’re Winning ► Jazz-Pop Vocals >> 2000
American Head Charge —— The War Of Art ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal >> 2001
Scorpions —— Humanity: Hour I ► Heavy Metal >> 2007
Wild Nothing —— Nocturne ► Dream Pop >> 2012

Aug 29


Tony Bennett —— A Time For Love ► Easy Listening >> 1966
The Supremes —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— My Cherie Amour ► Pop-R&B >> 1969
Split Enz —— Dizrythmia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
Iggy Pop —— Lust For Life ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1977
Jethro Tull —— A [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Warren Zevon —— Sentimental Hygiene ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
The Innocence Mission —— The Innocence Mission ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Elton John —— Sleeping With The Past ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Rolling Stones —— Steel Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Palace Brothers —— Days In The Wake ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Heart —— The Road Home ► Album Rock >> 1995
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Wrapped In Sky ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Sarah Brightman —— La Luna ► Classical Crossover >> 2000
Scorpions —— Moment Of Glory ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Eric Clapton —— Back Home ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Iron Maiden —— Death On The Road ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
Journey —— Generations ► AOR Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan: The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Honeytribe ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Bob Dylan —— Modern Times ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Counting Crows —— August And Everything After: Live At Town Hall ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2011

Aug 30


Bob Dylan —— Highway 61 Revisited ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Mamas & The Papas —— The Mamas & The Papas ► Pop-Folk >> 1966
The Byrds —— Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ► Country-Rock >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Surf’s Up ► Surfer >> 1971
Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
The Rolling Stones —— Tattoo You ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
Hughes/Thrall —— Hughes/Thrall ► Hard Rock >> 1982
XTC —— Mummer ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine —— Eyes Of Innocence ► Pop-Dance >> 1984
Boz Scaggs —— Other Roads ► Pop-Soul >> 1988
The Cover Girls —— We Can’t Go Wrong ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
REO Speedwagon —— The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken ► Arena Rock >> 1990
Dark Tranquility —— Skydancer ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1993
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Luis Miguel —— Segundo Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1994
Herbert Grönemeyer —— Mensch ► Pop-Rock/German >> 2002
Asia —— Silent Nation ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Live At The Gasight 1962 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Death Cab For Cutie —— Plans ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005

Aug 31


The Ventures —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Dionne Warwick —— Make Way For Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1964
The Supremes —— Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Dionne Warwick —— The Windows Of The World ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young —— After The Gold Rush ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Sunflower ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— The Sun, Moon & Herbs ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— Goats Head Soup ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Donna Summer —— Live And More ► Disco >> 1978
The Gun Club —— Fire Of Love ► Punk-Psychobilly >> 1981
Carly Simon —— Hello Big Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Bad ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Charles & Eddie —— Duophonic ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells II ► Progressive Rock >> 1992
Garth Brooks —— In Pieces ► Country-Pop >> 1993
The Divine Comedy —— Fin de Siècle ► Brit Pop/Baroque Pop >> 1998
Dixie Chicks —— Fly ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Stabbing Westward —— What Do I Have To Do? ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
Ray Charles & Bonnie Raitt —— Genius Loves Company ► Soul >> 2004
The Black Crowes —— Before The Frost…Until The Freeze ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Bryan Adams —— Icon ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

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Albums Released This Week (April 1 – 7)

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):



Apr 01


John Coltrane —— Giant Steps ► Jazz >> 1959
Marvin Gaye —— When I’m Alone I Cry ► Soul/Broadway >> 1964
Cat Stevens —— Mona Bone Jakon ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
Grateful Dead —— Reckoning ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Paul Young —— The Secret Of Association ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Suzanne Vega —— Solitude Standing ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Black Sabbath —— Headless Cross ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Afghan Whigs —— Up In It ► Post-Punk >> 1990
School Of Fish —— School Of Fish ► Jangle Pop >> 1991
Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Lit —— Tripping The Light Fantastic ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Stabbing Westward —— The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock >> 2008



Apr 02


Elvis Presley —— Kissin’ Cousins ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Donny Hathaway —— Donny Hathaway ► Soul >> 1971
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Phyllis Hyman —— Phyllis Hyman ► Soul – Quiet Storm >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Go West —— Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Severed Heads —— Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial >> 1988
Lenny Kravitz —— Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk >> 1991
Mike + The Mechanics —— Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1991
Citizen King —— Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1996
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Our Lady Peace —— Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock >> 2001
Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock >> 2007



Apr 03


Brenda Lee —— Emotions ► Country-Pop >> 1961
Moby Grape —— Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1968
Simon & Garfunkel —— Bookends ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson —— Harry ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Billy Preston —— Live European Tour ► Funk >> 1974
Poco —— Live ► Country-Rock >> 1976
En Vogue —— Born To Sing ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Ronnie Wood —— Live & Electric ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Poison —— The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2006
REO Speedwagon —— Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock >> 2007



Apr 04


The Kingston Trio —— Sold Out ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
ZZ Top —— Rio Grande Mud ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Rodan —— Rusty ► Alt Rock/Math Rock >> 1994
Duran Duran —— Thank You ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— The Bends ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
INXS —— Elegantly Wasted ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Kreator —— Voices Of Transgression: A 90s Retrospective ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1999
Lou Reed —— Ecstasy ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Mariah Carey —— The Emancipation Of Mimi ► Pop-Rock >> 2005



Apr 05


Jimi Hendrix —— Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Live At The L.A. Forum 4-5-70 ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Graham Nash/David Crosby ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Johnny Cash —— Ragged Old Flag ► Trad Country >> 1974
Journey —— Evolution ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
The Motels —— All Four One ► L. A. New Wave >> 1982
Tracy Chapman —— Tracy Chapman ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
David Bowie —— Black Tie White Noise ► Glam Rock >> 1993
Milla Jovovich —— The Divine Comedy ► Soft Rock >> 1994
Boz Scaggs —— Some Change ► Pop-Soul >> 1994
Blind Guardian —— Imaginations From The Other Side ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1995

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
Big Sugar —— Heated ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Various Artists —— Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock >> 1999



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
Blow Monkeys —— Animal Magic ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Various Artists —— Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] ► Contemporary 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
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— King Biscuit Flower Hour ► Album Rock >> 1998
King Crimson —— Space Groove ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bonnie Raitt —— Fundamental ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Neil Young —— Fork In The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

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Albums Released This Week (January 30 – February 5)

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):


Jan 30

The Kingston Trio —— Make Way ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones No. 2 ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Velvet Underground —— White Light/White Heat ► Alt. Rock >> 1968
Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ’69 ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1969
T. Rex —— Futuristic Dragon ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Blue Öyster Cult —— Club Ninja ► Metal >> 1986
The Blue Nile —— Hats ► Synth/Dream-Pop >> 1989
New Order —— Technique ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Free Kitten —— Nice Ass ► Indie Rock >> 1995
Ministry —— Filth Pig ► Industrial Metal >> 1996


Jan 31

Tony Bennett —— The Movie Song Album ► Easy Listening >> 1966
Al Green —— Let’s Stay Together ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Christopher Cross —— Another Page ► Pop-Rock, Soft >> 1983
Curtis Mayfield —— BBC Radio 1 In Concert ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Tori Amos —— Under The Pink ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994


Feb 01

The Doors —— Morrison Hotel ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
The Doobie Brothers —— What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Girl —— Sheer Greed ► Heavy Metal/Glam-Metal >> 1980
Earthstar —— Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! ► Kosmische Musik >> 1981
Eric Clapton —— Money And Cigarettes ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Tesla —— The Great Radio Controversy ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Accept —— Objection Overruled ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Off The Ground ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Fugees —— Blunted On Reality ► Rap/Contemporary R&B >> 1994
Green Day —— Dookie ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Blondie —— No Exit ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Dr. John —— Duke Elegant ► New Orleans R&B >> 2000
The Beach Boys —— Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jack Johnson —— Brushfire Fairy Tales ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2001
Jack Johnson —— Sleep Through The Static ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2008


Feb 02

Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Gimme Back My Bullets ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Stiff Little Fingers —— Inflammable Material ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Iron Maiden —— Killers ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
The Style Council —— Cost Of Loving ► Synth-Pop >> 1987
Expose —— Exposure ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Psychedelic Furs —— Midnight To Midnight ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1987
Lita Ford —— Lita ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Brian May —— Back To The Light ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Belly —— Star ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop >> 1993
Pavement —— Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain ► Indie Rock/Noise Rock >> 1994
Built To Spill —— Keep It A Secret ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 1999


Feb 03

The Beatles —— Twist And Shout ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Jethro Tull —— This Was ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Byrds —— Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Rainbow —— Difficult To Cure ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Earth —— Earth 2 ► Drone Doom Rock >> 1993
Energy Orchard —— Pain Killer ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1995
David Bowie —— Earthling ► Techno Rock >> 1997
Texas —— White On Blonde ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Various Artists —— Blues Brothers 2000 [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Pearl Jam —— Yield ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Incubus —— A Crow Left Of The Murder… ► Funk Metal >> 2004


Feb 04

The Strawbs —— Grave New World ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elvis Presley —— Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock >> 1973
Fleetwood Mac —— Rumours ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Buggles —— The Age Of Plastic ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1980
The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Porcupine ► Post-Punk >> 1983
Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae >> 1991
Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Silverchair —— Freak Show ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Tony Bennett —— Tony Bennett On Holiday ► Easy Listening >> 1997


Feb 05

Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Minnie Riperton —— Stay In Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1977
The Bee Gees —— Spirits Having Flown ► Disco >> 1979
The Cure —— Boys Don’t Cry ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Queen —— Innuendo ► Glam Rock >> 1991
Nirvana —— Hormoaning ► Grunge >> 1992
Deep Purple —— Purpendicular ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Belinda Carlisle —— Voila ► Pop-Rock >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (November 21 – 27)

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 21

The Animals —— Animalism ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Moody Blues —— To Our Children’s Children’s Children ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Sly & The Family Stone —— Greatest Hits ► Soul-Funk >> 1970
Neil Diamond —— Tap Root Manuscript ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— A Night At The Opera [UK] ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Earth, Wind & Fire —— All ‘N All ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Rod Stewart —— Foolish Behavior ► Dance-Disco >> 1980
Steely Dan —— Gaucho ► Jazz-Rock >> 1980
REO Speedwagon —— Hi Infidelity ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Duran Duran —— Seven And The Ragged Tiger ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Francesco Zappa ► Art Rock/Classical >> 1984
Don Henley —— Actual Miles: Henley’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa —— Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention ► Art Rock >> 1985
Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Skinny Puppy —— Rabies ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1988
Chicago —— Greatest Hits 1982 – 1989 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1989
Kenny G —— Kenny G Live ► Jazz-Pop >> 1989
Rush —— Presto ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Ace Of Base —— The Bridge ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1995
Bruce Springsteen —— The Ghost Of Tom Joad ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Stevie Wonder —— Natural Wonder ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
Backstreet Boys —— Black & Blue ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Daughtry —— Daughtry ► Alt. Rock >> 2006


Nov 22

Phil Spector —— A Christmas Gift To You From Phillies Records ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles —— With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles (The White Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Dusty Springfield —— Definitely…Dusty ► British Invasion >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1968
The Kinks —— The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society ► British Rock >> 1968
Miles Davis —— Get Up With It ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1974
Chic —— Chic ► Disco >> 1977
Motörhead —— Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Split Enz —— See Ya’ Round ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1984
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Easy Pieces ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth >> 1985
Yoko Ono —— Starpeace ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1985
Candlemass —— Ancient Dreams ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1988
Bette Midler —— Beaches [Sndtrk] ► Female Vocalist >> 1988
Chaka Khan —— CK ► Funk >> 1988
Pink Floyd —— Delicate Sound Of Thunder ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith —— Box Of Fire ► Hard Rock >> 1994
ZZ Top —— One Foot In The Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994


Nov 23

The Beatles —— The Beatles Story ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Cat Stevens —— Tea For The Tillerman ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Public Image Ltd. —— Metal Box ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Mike Oldfield —— Platinum ► Progressive Rock >> 1979
David Bowie —— Changestwobowie ► Glam Rock >> 1981
Pink Floyd —— A Collection Of Great Dance Songs ► Prog Rock >> 1981
AC/DC —— For Those About To Rock We Salute You ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Chicago —— Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Jazz-Rock >> 1981
Bad Religion —— Against The Grain ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Archers Of Loaf —— Icky Mettle ► Indie Rock/Noise Pop >> 1993
Metallica —— Live Shit: Binge & Purge ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Ace Of Base —— The Sign ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1993
Guns N’ Roses —— The Spaghetti Incident? ► Hard Rock >> 1993
The Beastie Boys —— Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science ► Rap >> 1999
Guns N’ Roses —— Live Era: ’87-’93 ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Mötley Crüe —— Live: Entertainment Or Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Metallica —— S&M ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Freedom Call —— Stairway To Fairyland ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 1999
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Evanescence —— Anywhere But Home ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2004
U2 —— How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
Simon & Garfunkel —— In Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 2004
The Allman Brothers Band —— One Way Out ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Guns N’ Roses —— Chinese Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2008


Nov 24

Kaleidoscope —— Tangerine Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Tim Buckley —— Blue Afternoon ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Kinks —— Muswell Hillbillies ► British Rock >> 1971
George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Blondes Have More Fun ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Mike Oldfield —— Incantations ► Progressive Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics —— 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Pat Benatar —— Tropico ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Eric Clapton —— August ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Red Box —— The Circle & The Square ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Hawkwind —— Live Chronicles ► Space Rock >> 1986
Keith Sweat —— Make It Last Forever ► New jack swing >> 1987
Leonard Cohen —— The Future ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Spin Doctors —— Homebelly Groove ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Erasure —— Pop! – The First 20 Singles ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Cryptopsy —— None So Vile ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
All Saints —— All Saints ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1997
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 1 ► Gangsta Rap >> 1998
Metallica —— Garage, Inc. ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Pearl Jam —— Live On Two Legs ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s ► Instrumental Rock >> 2008
Bob Seger —— Early Seger Vol. 1 ► Album Rock >> 2009


Nov 25

The Beatles —— Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Laura Nyro —— Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Enigma —— Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient >> 1996
Garth Brooks —— Sevens ► Country-Pop >> 1997
Counting Crows —— Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2003
Roy Buchanan —— Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Johnny Cash —— Unearthed ► Classic Country >> 2003


Nov 26

The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock >> 1985
Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1990
Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan & The Band —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk >> 2002


Nov 27

The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock >> 1970
The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk >> 1976
Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco >> 1978
10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave >> 1985
Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal >> 1987
Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient >> 2000
Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

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Albums Released This Week (October 10 – 16)

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):


Oct 10

Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop >> 1960
The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop >> 1966
Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop >> 1967
The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock >> 1969
Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock >> 1969
King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock >> 1980
UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub >> 1981
Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock >> 1985
John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock >> 1992
Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop >> 1994
Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal >> 1994
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 1997
Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska >> 2000
The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007


Oct 11

Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock >> 1957
Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1972
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Good Earth ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Billy Joel —— Streetlife Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Donna Summer —— Four Seasons Of Love ► Disco >> 1976
Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Hall & Oates —— Beauty On A Back Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Lionel Richie —— Can’t Slow Down ► Soul-Dance >> 1983
Simply Red —— Picture Book ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1985
Love And Rockets —— Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ► Glam-rock >> 1985
Pet Shop Boys —— Introspective ► Club Dance >> 1988
Ministry —— The Land Of Rape And Honey ► Industrial Metal >> 1988
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Ragged Glory ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Jackson Browne —— I’m Alive ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock >> 1995
Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1999


Oct 12

Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul >> 1968
Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock >> 1974
Rick James —— Fire It Up ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Rod Stewart —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
U2 —— October ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Hall & Oates —— Big Bam Boom ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Rattlesnakes ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth >> 1984
Neil Young —— Freedom ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop >> 1993
Midnight Oil —— 20,000 Watt R.S.L. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Fatboy Slim —— You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby ► Brit-Hop >> 1998
Chicago —— Chicago XXVI: Live In Concert ► Jazz-Rock >> 1999
Eric Clapton —— Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004


Oct 13

Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion >> 1973
Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Carpenters —— Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock >> 1978
XTC —— Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
AC/DC —— If You Want Blood You’ve Got It ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Elton John —— Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS —— INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Prince & The New Power —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock >> 1992
East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Dylan & The Band —— Bootleg Series, Vol. 4, The: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock >> 1999


Oct 14

Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels Of The Ages ► Psych Rock >> 1968
Elvis Presley —— From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Jethro Tull —— War Child ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Kiss —— Alive II ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Ultravox —— Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1977
David Bowie —— Heroes ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Faces ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
Prince —— Controversy ► Dance-Pop >> 1981
Zapp —— Zapp II ► P-Funk >> 1982
Cyndi Lauper —— She’s So Unusual ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Jam —— Snap! ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
INXS —— Listen Like Thieves ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Iron Maiden —— Live After Death ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Depeche Mode —— The Singles 81>85 ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Wang Chung —— Mosaic ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1986
Jimmy Page And Robert Plant —— No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Donovan —— Sutras ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Duran Duran —— Medazzaland ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
ZZ Top —— Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock >> 2003


Oct 15

Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Soul >> 1966
Yes —— Yes ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 —— Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Band —— Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Fleetwood Mac —— Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Toto —— Toto ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Donna Summer —— On The Radio ► Disco >> 1979
Ultravox —— Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Richard & Linda Thompson —— Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
XTC —— The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
Talking Heads —— Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1984
Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Morrissey —— Bona Ditch ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing >> 1990
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1991
Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock >> 1996
In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997


Oct 16

The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Aretha Franklin —— You ► Soul >> 1975
Thin Lizzy —— Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Elton John —— A Single Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics —— In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Thin Lizzy —— Life Live ► Hard Rock >> 1983
ZZ Top —— Afterburner ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
All About Eve —— Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop >> 1989
Erasure —— Wild! ► Alt. Dance >> 1989
Goo Goo Dolls —— Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1989
Paul Simon —— The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop >> 1990
Buju Banton —— Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1992
Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska >> 1995
Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
All Saints —— Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 2000
Ozzy Osbourne —— Down To Earth ► Hard Rock >> 2001
New Order —— Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2001
Michael McDonald —— In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2001
R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (October 3 – 9)

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):


Oct 03

The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country >> 1968
The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary >> 1977
The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave) >> 1980
Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul >> 1989
Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1990
The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop >> 2000
Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop >> 2000


Oct 04

Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels ► Art Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Hall & Oates —— H20 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Associates —— Sulk ► New Wave/New Romantic >> 1982
Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Barbra Streisand —— Emotion ► Easy Listening >> 1984
Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1991
Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1994
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock >> 1994
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2005


Oct 05

Muddy Waters —— Electric Mud ► Electric Blues >> 1968
Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin III ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Elton John —— Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Rolling Stones —— No Stone Unturned ► Blues-rock >> 1973
Joe Jackson —— I’m The Man ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Who —— Quadrophenia [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1979
The Police —— Reggatta De Blanc ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Saxon —— Denim And Leather ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Kollaps ► Industrial Electronica >> 1981
Depeche Mode —— Speak & Spell ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Belinda Carlisle —— Heaven On Earth ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Terence Trent D’Arby —— Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Legend ► Southern Rock >> 1987
Galaxie 500 —— This Is Our Music ► Dream Pop >> 1990
American Music Club —— Everclear ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Heart —— Rock The House Live! ► Album Rock >> 1991
Bonnie Tyler —— Angel Heart ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1992
Uncle Tupelo —— Anodyne ► Alt. Country >> 1993
The Afghan Whigs —— Gentlemen ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Twice Upon A Time: The Singles ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Melissa Etheridge —— Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock >> 1999
Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds [UK] ► Punk-Pop >> 1998
XTC —— Homespun ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
R.E.M. —— Around The Sun ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
Son Volt —— Okemah & The Melody Of Riot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2006


Oct 06

Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Lionel Richie —— Lionel Richie ► Soul-Dance >> 1982
George Strait —— Right Or Wrong ► Classic Country >> 1983
Metal Church —— The Dark ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1986
A-Ha —— Scoundrel Days ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Joan Baez —— Play Me Backwards ► Folk-Pop >> 1992
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Songs Of Freedom ► Roots Reggae >> 1992
Aphex Twin —— Come To Daddy ► Eletronica – Dark Ambient >> 1997
Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae >> 1998
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock >> 1998
Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock >> 2009


Oct 07

The Beach Boys —— Little Deuce Coupe ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1978
Heart —— Dog & Butterfly ► Album Rock >> 1978
Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock >> 1981
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Uh-Huh ► Roots Rock >> 1983
Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Talking Heads —— True Stories ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1986
Exodus —— Pleasures Of The Flesh ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Leonard Cohen —— More Of The Best Of Leonard Cohen ► Folk-RocK >> 1997
Jimmy Buffett —— Live In Auburn, WA ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Pretenders —— Break Up The Concrete ► Post-Punk >> 2008


Oct 08

Dusty Springfield —— Everything Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock >> 1971
The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic >> 1971
Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Funk >> 1972
Prince —— Dirty Mind ► Dance-Pop >> 1980
Talking Heads —— Remain In Light ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1980
Mike Love —— Looking Back With Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Joy Division —— Still ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Diamond Head —— Borrowed Time ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave) >> 1982
Madness —— Presents The Rise & Fall ► Ska >> 1982
The Fall —— The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1984
Van Morrison —— Enlightenment ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band… ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grunge >> 1991
Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock >> 1991
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal >> 2002


Oct 09

The Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock >> 1969
Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Ashford & Simpson —— Send It ► Disco >> 1977
Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Boomtown Rats —— The Fine Art Of Surfacing ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1979
Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Devo —— Shout ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1984
KBC Band —— KBC Band ► Album Rock >> 1986
Bruce Springsteen —— Tunnel Of Love ► Album Rock >> 1987
The Psychedelic Furs —— Book Of Days ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1989
Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1990
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Shooting Straight In The Dark ► Country-Folk >> 1990
Placebo —— Black Market Music ► Alt Rock/Glam Punk >> 2000
Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ► Instrumental/Experimental >> 2000

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Albums Released This Week (September 26 – October 2)

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):


Sep 26

The Beatles —— Abbey Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Billy Preston —— That’s The Way God Planned It ► Funk >> 1969
J. Geils Band —— “Live” Full House ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Ringo Starr —— Ringo The 4th ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Mötley Crüe —— Shout At The Devil ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Magnum —— Vigilante ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo Alive ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1988
AC/DC —— Ballbreaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Prince —— The Gold Experience ► Soul-Funk >> 1995
David Bowie —— Outside ► Art Rock >> 1995
Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball: The Complete Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Sep 27

Status Quo —— Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo ► British Rock >> 1968
Cat Stevens —— Catch Bull At Four ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Harry Chapin —— Portrait Gallery ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Depeche Mode —— A Broken Frame ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Fall —— Room To Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!) ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1982
Alphaville —— Forever Young ► New Wave synth pop >> 1984
Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► Synth-Pop >> 1989
Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1993
Brandy —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing >> 1994
Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1994
R.E.M. —— Monster ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Strategem ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Moody Blues —— Time Traveler ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Under The Table And Dreaming ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1999
John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock >> 2005
Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2005


Sep 28

Led Zeppelin —— The Song Remains The Same ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Stevie Wonder —— Songs In The Key Of Life ► Pop-R&B >> 1976
Black Sabbath —— Never Say Die! ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Alice Cooper —— DaDa ► Art Rock >> 1983
Depeche Mode —— Music For The Masses ► Synth-Pop >> 1987
Wet Wet Wet —— Popped In Souled Out ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1987
MC Hammer —— Let’s Get It Started ► Hip-Hop >> 1988
Brian May —— Back To The Light [UK] ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Anal Cunt —— Morbid Florist ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1993
Depeche Mode —— The Singles 86>98 ► Synth-Pop >> 1998
Tony Bennett —— Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool ► Easy Listening >> 1999
ZZ Top —— XXX ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Joss Stone —— Mind, Body & Soul ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2004


Sep 29

The Jackson 5 —— Goin’ Back To Indiana ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Glorified Magnified ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Rush —— All The World’s A Stage ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Billy Joel —— The Stranger ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Stevie Wonder —— Hotter Than July ► Pop-R&B >> 1980
The Fall —— Bend Sinister ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1986
New Order —— Brotherhood ► Power Pop >> 1986
Chicago —— Chicago 18 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1986
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— The Pacific Age ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1986
The Smiths —— Strangeways, Here We Come ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Uplift Mofo Party Plan ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1987
Alice In Chains —— Dirt ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1992
10,000 Maniacs —— Our Time In Eden ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Peter Gabriel —— Us ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Stone Temple Pilots —— Core ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Rammstein —— Herzeleid ► Industrial/Krautrock >> 1995
The Rolling Stones —— Bridges To Babylon ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
The Fall —— Levitate ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1997
AFI —— A Fire Inside ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Alice In Chains —— Black Gives Way To Blue ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 2009


Sep 30

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska >> 1985
Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1985
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM >> 1991
Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock >> 1991
The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll >> 1994
Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1996
Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock >> 1997
The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1997
Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk >> 2000
Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 2003
Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock >> 2008


Oct 01

Elvis Presley —— G.I. Blues ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Elvis Presley —— Blue Hawaii ► Rock n Roll >> 1961
The Monkees —— The Monkees Present ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
John Cale —— Fear ► Art Rock >> 1974
Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
ZZ Top —— El Loco ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
The Damned —— Strawberries ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock >> 1984
Chaka Khan —— I Feel For You ► Funk >> 1984
Midnight Oil —— Red Sails In The Sunset ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Ramones —— Too Tough To Die ► Punk-Rock >> 1984
U2 —— The Unforgettable Fire ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
John Fogerty —— Eye Of The Zombie ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Lennie Gallant —— Breakwater ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Prince & The New Power —— Diamonds And Pearls ► Soul-Funk >> 1991
Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1991
Marduk —— Those Of The Unlight ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1993
Edge Of Sanity —— Purgatory Afterglow ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
East 17 —— Up All Night ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Bad Brains —— Black Dots ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1996
Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk >> 1996
Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock >> 1997
Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002


Oct 02

The Kinks —— The Kinks [UK] ► British Rock >> 1964
The Kinks —— You Really Got Me ► British Rock >> 1964
Dolly Parton —— Coat Of Many Colors ► Country >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— The Morning After ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock >> 1975
Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Survival ► Roots Reggae >> 1979
The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Bathory —— Bathory ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1984
The Replacements —— Let It Be ► College Rock >> 1984
Neil Young —— Freedom ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Kinks —— UK Jive ► British Rock >> 1989
Tiffany —— New Inside ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock >> 2007

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