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Albums Released This Week (October 16 – 22)

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):

October 16


The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop >> 1967
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
Three Dog Night —— Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
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
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Masque ► British Rock >> 1987
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
Natalie Cole —— I’ve Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop >> 1995
Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska >> 1995
Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
Cast —— All Change ► Britpop >> 1995
Faithless —— Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop >> 2000
Kylie Minogue —— Hits+ ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
All Saints —— Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 2000
Cocteau Twins —— Stars And Topsoil ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
John Mellencamp —— Cuttin’ Heads ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Ozzy Osbourne —— Down To Earth ► Hard Rock >> 2001
Journey —— The Essential Journey ► AOR Rock >> 2001
New Order —— Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2001
Michael McDonald —— In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2001
Neil Young —— Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Gov’t Mule —— Mighty High ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2007
R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Aretha Franklin —— Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul ► Soul >> 2007
The Rolling Stones —— Light The Fuse (Live 2005) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Donald Fagen —— Sunken Condos ► Jazz-Rock >> 2012

October 17


The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Cryan’ Shames —— Sugar & Spice ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Easybeats —— Vigil ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1968
The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion >> 1970
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1980
Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country >> 1988
R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic >> 1988
Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal >> 1989
Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm >> 1989
Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock >> 1995
Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop >> 1995
Limp Bizkit —— Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal >> 2000
David Coverdale —— Into The Light ► Hard Rock >> 2000
2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap >> 2000
Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Troy Shondell —— This Time: The Best of Troy Shondell ► Swamp Pop >> 2006
Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
The Tragically Hip —— World Container ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Chris Isaak —— Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Rod Stewart —— Soulbook ► Soul-Pop >> 2009
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics ► Soul/Disco >> 2014
Manfred Mann —— Lone Arranger ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2014

October 18


Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Jacksons —— Goin’ Places ► Soul/disco >> 1977
Elton John —— The Very Best Of Elton John ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Hall & Oates —— Rock ‘N Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Carpenters —— Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Them Or Us ► Art Rock >> 1984
The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1985
Duran Duran —— Big Thing ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Sonic Youth —— Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock >> 1988
Martika —— Martika ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Paul Simon —— Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 – 1986 ► Folk-Pop >> 1988
The Smithereens —— 11 ► College Rock >> 1989
The Bangles —— Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Insane Clown Posse —— Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop >> 1992
Cocteau Twins —— Four-Calendar Café ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Carcass —— Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Kenny G —— Montage ► Jazz-Pop >> 1993
Iron Maiden —— A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
The Go-Go’s —— Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Westlife —— Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
Alcazar —— Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Simple Minds —— Our Secrets Are The Same ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Simple Minds —— Silver Box ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2004
Bryan Adams —— Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Melissa Etheridge —— Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Depeche Mode —— Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
Supertramp —— Retrospective – The Supertramp Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Rod Stewart —— Thanks For The Memories: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV ► Traditional Pop >> 2005
Stevie Wonder —— A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul >> 2005
Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 4 ► Glam Rock >> 2010
Huey Lewis & The News —— Soulsville ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
The Rolling Stones —— The Brussels Affair ’73 ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Chris Isaak —— Beyond The Sun ► Adult Contemporary >> 2011
Jane’s Addiction —— The Great Escape Artist ► Alt. Rock >> 2011
Poliça —— Shulamith ► Dream Pop >> 2013

October 19


Elvis Presley —— The Real Elvis ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brenda Lee —— Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1964
Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop >> 1964
Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1968
The Shadows —— Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1970
The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock >> 1973
Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock >> 1979
Prince —— Prince ► Funk >> 1979
Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk >> 1990
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal >> 1991
Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
PJ Harvey —— 4-Track Demos ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock >> 1993
Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap >> 1993
Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
The Zombies —— New World ► Art Rock >> 1993
Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion >> 1993
Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Idlewild —— Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore >> 1998
Three Dog Night —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Ringo Starr —— I Wanna Be Santa Clus ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Natalie Cole —— The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1999
Gin Blossoms —— Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop >> 1999
Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge >> 2004
Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock >> 2004
Rod Stewart —— Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 ► Traditional Pop >> 2004
Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 2004
John Mellencamp —— Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits ► Roots Rock >> 2004
Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Rod Stewart —— Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V ► Traditional Pop >> 2010
Bob Dylan —— The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Elton John —— The Union ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll >> 1964

October 20


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
Elton John —— Rare Masters ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
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
Heart —— Heart Presents A Lovemonger’s Christmas ► Holiday Rock >> 1998
George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective >> 1998
Kansas —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Ringo Starr —— VH1 Storytellers ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2002
The Clash —— Singles Box ► Punk >> 2006
AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Timothy B. Schmit —— Expando ► Country-Rock >> 2009

October 21


Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Pop-R&B >> 1971
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
Yes —— Keys To Ascension 2 ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 1997
The Psychedelic Furs —— Shou;d God Forget: Retrospective ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 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
The Cryan’ Shames —— Very Best Of The Cryan’ Shames ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Eagles —— The Very Best Of ► Country-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
Motörhead —— Aftershock ► Heavy Metal >> 2013
Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Five ► Roots Rock >> 2014

October 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
A-Ha —— East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Arc ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Matthew Sweet —— Girlfriend ► Power Pop >> 1991
Death —— Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Tina Turner —— Simoly The Best ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Various Artists —— Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Weld ► Folk-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
Rod Stewart —— It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook ► Traditional Pop >> 2002
Foo Fighters —— One By One ► Grunge Rock >> 2002
Santana —— Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Various Artists —— VH1 Divas Las Vegas ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Ray Davies —— Working Man’s Café ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Richard Marx —— Christmas Spirit ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (October 9 – 15)

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):



October 09


The Easybeats —— Best of The Easybeats – Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1969
Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock >> 1969
Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1973
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 ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1989
Kylie Minogue —— Enjoy Yourself ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1990
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Shooting Straight In The Dark ► Country-Folk >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 4: February 89 – May 90 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 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
Eric Clapton —— Complete Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 2007
Karla Bonoff —— Live ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Kiss —— Monster ► Hard Rock >> 2012
Don Felder —— Road To Forever ► Country-Rock >> 2012
Rick Springfield —— Songs For The End Of The World ► Power Pop >> 2012
The Zombies —— Still Giot That Hunger ► Art Rock >> 2015



October 10


Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop >> 1960
The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1964
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
The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1970
Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1972
Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1977
Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock >> 1980
Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock >> 1980
UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub >> 1981
Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock >> 1985
John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
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
Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-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
Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul >> 1995
Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop >> 1995
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1995
Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop >> 1995
Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 1997
Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska >> 2000
The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2000
The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock >> 2011



October 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 ► Prog/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
Bonnie Tyler —— Silhouette In Red ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1993
Korn —— Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1994
Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock >> 1995
Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1999
Children Of Bodom —— Tokyo Warhearts ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
Nick Lowe —— The Convincer ► Pub Rock >> 2001
Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004
Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Evanescence —— Evanescence ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2011



October 12


Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul >> 1968
Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock >> 1974
Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Chaka Khan —— Chaka ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
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
Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime – The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Elvis Costello —— 2 1/2 Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Lemonheads —— Come On Feel The Lemonheads ► Power Pop >> 1993
Various Artists —— Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 1993
George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop >> 1993
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Live At The El Mocambo ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 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
Matthew Sweet —— In Reverse ► Power Pop >> 1999
Chris Isaak —— Chris Isaak Christmas ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
No Doubt —— Everything In Time ► Ska-Pop >> 2004
Alison Moyet —— Voice ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004
Journey —— Don’t Stop Believin’: The Best Of Journey ► AOR Rock >> 2009
Wilson Phillips —— Christmas In Harmony ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Indigo Girls —— Holly Happy Days ► Folk-Rock >> 2010



October 13


Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion >> 1973
Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 1976
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
Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Berlin —— Count Three And Pray ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1986
Supertramp —— Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1987
Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Prince & The New Power Generation —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock >> 1992
Talking Heads —— Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Remember Two Things ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Billy Joel —— The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Jurrasic 5 —— Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop >> 1997
The Blood Divine —— Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
Bob Dylan & The Band —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock >> 1999
Blondie —— The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Jack Bruce —— Seven Moons Live ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2009
Kansas —— There’s Know Place Like Home ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2009



October 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
Elton John —— Too Low For Zero ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
ABC —— How To Be A…Zillionaire! ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
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
Billy Joel —— Kohuept ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— Broadway The Hard Way ► Progressive Rock >> 1988
Kylie Minogue —— Let’s Get To It ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Belinda Carlisle —— Live Your Life Be Free ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
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
Yes —— Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
Rod Stewart —— As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook 2 ► Traditional Pop >> 2003
ZZ Top —— Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— The Remixes ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Lucinda Williams —— Little Honey ► Alt. Country >> 2008
Charlie Daniels Band —— Uneasy Rider ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Scorpions —— Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2011
Boardwalk —— Boardwalk ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock >> 2013
The Blues Magoos —— Psychedelic Resurrection ► Garage Rock >> 2014



October 15


Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Brenda Lee —— Brenda, That’s All ► Country-Pop >> 1962
Manfred Mann —— Mann Made [UK] ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis 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
Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Elton John —— Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Morrissey —— Bona Ditch ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing >> 1990
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Warren Zevon —— Mr. Bad Exmaple ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1991
Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Phish —— Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1996
The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Korn —— Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1996
Motörhead —— Overnight Sensation ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Corrosion Of Conformity —— Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal >> 1996
In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
The Church —— Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2001
Tracy Chapman —— Let It Rain ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Alison Moyet —— The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Pearl Jam —— Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (October 2 – 8)

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):



October 02


The Ventures —— The Colorful Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1961
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
Barry White —— Stone Gon’ ► Soul >> 1973
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock >> 1975
Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
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
Sheena Easton —— A Private Heaven ► Pop-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/Britpop >> 1995
Iron Maiden —— The X Factor ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel —— The Essential Billy Joel ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Rembrandts —— Lost Together ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2001
Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Matchbox Twenty —— Exile On Mainstream ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock >> 2007
John Fogerty —— Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Van Morrison —— Born To Sing: No Plan B ► Folk-Rock >> 2012
Heart —— Fanatic ► Album Rock >> 2012
The Tragically Hip —— Now For Plan A ► Folk-Rock >> 2012
Janet Jackson —— Unbreakable ► Pop-Soul >> 2105



October 03


The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country >> 1968
George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
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
Mark Knopfler —— Last Exit To Brooklyn [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Jack Bruce —— A Question Of Time ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1989
Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul >> 1989
Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1990
Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal >> 1994
The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop >> 2000
Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Cream —— Royal Albert Hall May 2-3-5-6, 2005 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2006



October 04


Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels [Sndtrk] ► Art Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock >> 1974
John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock >> 1980
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
Ultramagnetic MC’s —— Critical Beatdown ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Eddie Money —— Nothing To Lose ► Album Rock >> 1988
Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1991
Dannii Minogue —— Get Into You ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1994
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock >> 1994
The dB’s —— Paris Avenue ► Power Pop >> 1994
R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: Singles Collected ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Best Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Re-Mastered ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Clash —— From Here To Etrenity: Live ► Punk >> 1999
Bloodhound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies [UK] ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 1999
David Bowie —— Hours ► Glam Rock >> 1999
The Church —— Beside Yourself ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2004
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2005
Bonnie Raitt —— The Essentials ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Talking Heads —— Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2005
Blondie —— At The BBC ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2010
Indigo Girls —— Beauty Queen Sister ► Folk-Rock >> 2011



October 05


Muddy Waters —— Electric Mud ► Electric Blues >> 1968
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
Bryan Ferry —— These Foolish Things ► Prog. 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
J. Geils Band —— You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd ► Blues-Rock >> 1984
Mike + The Mechanics —— Mike + The Mechanics ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1985
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
The Go-Go’s —— Greatest ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
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
Redd Kross —— Phaseshifter ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1993
Belinda Carlisle —— Real ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Twice Upon A Time: The Singles ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Republica —— Republica [UK] ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop >> 1996
Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds [UK] ► Punk-Pop >> 1998
The Band —— The Best Of The Band, Vol. II ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Melissa Etheridge —— Breakdown ► Roots Rock >> 1999
XTC —— Homespun ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
Brenda Lee —— Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ► Country-Pop >> 1999
Soul Asylum —— After The Flood: Live From The Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
R.E.M. —— Around The Sun ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2004
Korn —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2004
Son Volt —— Okemah & The Melody Of Riot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2006
The Stranglers —— Giants ► Punk-Rock >> 2012



October 06


Jack Bruce —— Songs For A Tailor ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1969
Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young —— Song for Juli ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal >> 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 ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Tragically Hip —— Fully Completely ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Soul Asylum —— Grave Dancer’s Union ► 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 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1997
Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae >> 1998
John Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock >> 1998
Kansas —— Device-Voice-Drum ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Oasis —— Dig Out Your Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2008
The Clash —— Live At Shea Sadium ► Punk >> 2008
Everclear —— In A Different Light ► Grunge-Punk >> 2009
Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock >> 2009



October 07


The Beach Boys —— Little Deuce Coupe ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
XTC —— 3D EP ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
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
Cilla Black —— Surprisimngly Cilla ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Talking Heads —— True Stories ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1986
Exodus —— Pleasures Of The Flesh ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Metal Church —— Hanging In The Balance ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
The Shamen —— Hempton Manor ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1996
Steve Earle —— El Corazón ► Alt. Country >> 1997
Leonard Cohen —— More Of The Best Of Leonard Cohen ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Blondie —— Picture This Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1997
R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: In The Attic – Alternative Recordings 1985-1989 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Everclear —— So Much For The Afterglow ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
The Four Tops —— The Ultimate Collection ► Soul – Motown >> 1997
Janet Jackson —— The Velvet Rope ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Mötley Crüe —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Styx —— 21st Century Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
Gov’t Mule —— The Deepest End: Live In Concert ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2003
Jimmy Buffett —— Live In Auburn, WA ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Twisted Sister —— A Twisted Christmas ► Hair Metal >> 2006
The Pretenders —— Break Up The Concrete ► Post-Punk >> 2008
Natalie Cole —— Caroling, Caroling: Christmas With Natalie Cole ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 2008
Jackson Browne —— Standing In The Breach ► Folk-Rock >> 2014



October 08


Dusty Springfield —— Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Hollies —— Distant Light [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock >> 1971
The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic >> 1971
Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Diana Ross —— Mahogany ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
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 Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 3: September 85 – June 87 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grunge Rock >> 1991
Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock >> 1991
2 Live Crew —— Sports Weekend ► East Coast Rap >> 1991
Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock >> 1991
John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Simple Minds —— Glittering Prize 81/92 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1992
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Chris Isaak —— Baja Sessions ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
Karen Carpenter —— Karen Carpenter ► Easy Listening >> 1996
Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Simple Minds —— Neon Lights ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2002
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock >> 2002
Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal >> 2002
The Apples In Stereo —— Velocity Of Sound ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2002

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Albums Released This Week (September 25 – October 1)

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):

September 25


The Ventures —— The Ventures A Go-Go ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1965
The Doors —— Strange Days ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Ringo Starr —— Beaucoups Of Blues ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 ► Hard Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Black Sabbath —— Technical Ecstasy ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Village People —— Cruisin’ ► Disco >> 1978
The Beach Boys —— M.I.U. Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Barry Manilow —— One Voice ► AM Pop >> 1979
The Buzzcocks —— Singles Going Steady ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Creatures —— Wild Things ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1981
The Psychedelic Furs —— Forever Now ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1982
They Might Be Giants —— Lincoln ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
The Sugarcubes —— Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Replacements —— All Shook Down ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Vaughan Brothers —— Family Style ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 2: August 82 – April 85 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Without A Net (First Set) ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1990
John Cale —— Fragments Of A Rainy Season ► Art Rock >> 1992
Melt-Banana —— Speak Squeak Creak ► Noise Rock >> 1994
David Bowie —— 1. Outside ► Industrial Rock >> 1995
Harem Scarem —— Voice Of Reason ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1995
Yes —— House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues ► Prog Rock >> 2000
David Bowie —— Bowie At The Beeb ► Glam Rock >> 2000
Kylie Minogue —— Light Years ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Van Morrison —— You Win Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams —— Gold ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
The Strokes —— Is This It ► Punk Revival >> 2001
The Knack —— Normal As The Next Guy ► Power Pop >> 2001
The Innocence Mission —— Small Planes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2001
38 Special —— A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night ► Southern Rock >> 2001
Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Foo Fighters —— Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace ► Grunge Rock >> 2007
Deborah Harry —— Necessary Evil ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Joni Mitchell —— Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Steve Earle —— Washington Square Serenade ► Alt. Country >> 2007
No Doubt —— Push And Shove ► Ska-Pop >> 2012
Don Henley —— Cass County ► Country-Rock >> 2015
David Bowie —— Five Years (1969-1973) ► Glam Rock >> 2015

September 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
Jim Croce —— Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
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
Daniel Lanois —— Acadie ► Alt. Rock >> 1989
Thompson Twins —— Big Trash ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Kool & The Gang —— The Ballad Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Kool & The Gang —— The Dance Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Massive Attack —— Protection ► Trip-Hop >> 1994
AC/DC —— Ballbreaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Prince —— The Gold Experience ► Soul-Funk >> 1995
The Velvet Underground —— Peel Slowly And See ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Styx —— Arch Allies: Live At Riverport ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2000
Soul Asylum —— Black Gold: The Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
John Hiatt —— Crossing Muddy Waters ► Roots Rock >> 2000
Good Charlotte —— Good Charlotte ► Punk Rock/Ska Punk >> 2000
Mark Knopfler —— Sailing To Philadelphia ► Roots Rock >> 2000
Matthew Sweet —— Time Capsule: Best Of 90/00 ► Power Pop >> 2000
Janet Jackson —— 20 Y.O. ► Pop-Soul >> 2006
Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball: The Complete Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Pink Floyd —— Discovery ► Prog Rock >> 2011
The Smiths —— The Smiths Complete ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011

September 27


Chad & Jeremy —— The Ark ► Folk-Pop >> 1968
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
Billy Squier —— Enough Is Enough ► Hard Rock >> 1986
New Order —— The John Peel Sessions I ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1993
Walter Becker —— 11 Tracks Of Whack ► Jazz-Rock >> 1994
Brandy Norwood —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing >> 1994
Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1994
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— In The Hot Seat ► Progressive Rock >> 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
Sasha & John Digwood —— Northern Exposure ► Progressive House/Trance >> 1996
Cocteau Twins —— BBC Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1999
Billy Joel —— Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions – Music for Solo Piano ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock >> 2005
The Everly Brothers —— Give Me A Future ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Psychedelic Furs —— Heartbreak Beat ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 2005
Big Star —— In Space ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Robert Palmer —— Legend: Live On Stage ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2005
Toni Braxton —— Libra ► Soul-Pop >> 2005
Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Band —— The Musical History [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Eric Clapton —— Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 2010
Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop >> 2011
Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop >> 2011
Everclear —— Return To Santa Monica ► Grunge-Punk >> 2011
Machine Head —— Unto The Locust ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2011
Youth Lagoon —— The Year Of Hibernation ► Dream Pop >> 2011
Rush —— Vapor Trails Remixed ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2013

September 28


Status Quo —— Hello! ► British Rock >> 1973
Slade —— Sladest ► Glam Rock >> 1973
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
Alice Cooper —— Raise Your Fist And Yell ► Art Rock >> 1987
MC Hammer —— Let’s Get It Started ► Hip-Hop >> 1988
Brian May —— Back To The Light [UK] ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1993
The Police —— Message in A Box: The Complete Recordings ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1993
Anal Cunt —— Morbid Florist ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1993
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon 1964/1993 ► Folk-Pop >> 1993
PJ Harvey —— Is This Desire? ► Indie Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— The Singles 86>98 ► Synth-Pop >> 1998
Tony Bennett —— Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool ► Easy Listening >> 1999
Sting —— Brand New Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Indigo Girls —— Come On Now Social ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Creed —— Human Clay ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1999
The Church —— Under The Milky Way: The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
ZZ Top —— XXX ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Iggy Pop —— Ultimate Live ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2004
Jerry Garcia Band —— After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 ► Roots Rock >> 2004
Buzzcocks —— The Complete Singles Anthology ► Punk-Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky Live ► Roots Rock >> 2004
Joss Stone —— Mind, Body & Soul ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2004
Mark Knopfler —— Shangri-La ► Roots Rock >> 2004
Slade —— Live At The BBC ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Mariah Carey —— Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Tina Turner —— Tina Live ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Neil Young —— Le Noise ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop >> 2010
Soundgarden —— Telephantasm ► Grunge Rock >> 2010
The Doobie Brothers —— World Gone Crazy ► Pop-Rock >> 2010

September 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
Kool & The Gang —— Celebrate! ► Disco-Funk >> 1980
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
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal >> 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
Aretha Franklin —— Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings ► Soul >> 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
Simple Minds —— The Promised ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1997
The Verve —— Urban Hymns ► Psych Rock/Britpop >> 1997
AFI —— A Fire Inside ► Hardcore Punk >> 1998
Peter Wolf —— Fool’s Parade ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1998
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Painted From Memory ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Joni Mitchell —— Taming The Tiger ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Alice In Chains —— Black Gives Way To Blue ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 2009
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— God & Guns ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Great American Bubble Factory ► Southern Rock >> 2009

September 30


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1978
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
R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
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
Natalie Cole —— Twin Best Now ► Soul-Pop >> 1992
The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll >> 1994
Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal >> 1994
Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1996
Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock >> 1997
Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1997
Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk >> 2000
Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Mark Knopfler —— The Ragpicker’s Dream ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Bonnie Raitt —— The Best Of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 2003
Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Dion —— Heroes: Giants Of Early Guitar Rock ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Tina Turner —— Tina!/The Collected Recordings ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Kool & The Gang —— Back To Back ► Funk >> 2011
Rush —— The Studio Albums 1989-2007 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2013
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock >> 2013
Lucinda Williams —— Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone ► Alt. Country >> 2014
Melissa Etheridge —— This Is M.E. ► Roots Rock >> 2014
Bryan Adams —— Tracks Of My Years ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

October 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
Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
The Runaways —— Waitin’ For The Night ► Punk Rock >> 1977
Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
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
Romeo Void —— Instincts ► Post-Punk >> 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
Dannii Minogue —— Dannii ► Pop/Freestyle >> 1990
10,000 Maniacs —— Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983 ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Elton John —— The Very Best of Elton John [1990] ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Prince & The New Power Generation —— 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
Natalie Cole —— Holly & Ivy ► Soul-Pop >> 1994
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
Nirvana —— From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah ► Grunge >> 1996
Thompson Twins —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1996
Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk >> 1996
Matchbox Twenty —— Yourself Or Someone Like You ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock >> 1997
Eighteen Visions —— No Time For Love ► Metalcore >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Fever ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Elton John —— Songs From The West Coast ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002
Matthew Sweet —— To Understand: The Early Recordings Of Matthew Sweet ► Power Pop >> 2002
Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Domage ► Jazz Rock >> 2004
The Psychedelic Furs —— Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (September 11 – 17)

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):

September 11


Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
Chad & Jeremy —— Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
The Beach Boys —— Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Bruce Springsteen —— The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock >> 1973
Gentle Giant —— Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Foreigner —— Head Games ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Ultravox —— Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Falco —— Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop >> 1985
Triumph —— The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Jethro Tull —— Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock >> 1987
The Temptations —— Together Again ► Soul >> 1987
Melissa Etheridge —— Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Eurythmics —— We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Warrant —— Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Bob Dylan —— Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Stephen Stills —— Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Blur —— The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1995
Dion —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Belinda Carlisle —— A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Mariah Carey —— Butterfly ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Steps —— Step One [UK] ► Britpop >> 1998
Boz Scaggs —— Dig It ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mariah Carey —— Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bob Dylan —— Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Nickelback —— Silver Side Up ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2001
John Hiatt —— The Tiki Bar Is Open ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band —— Away From The World ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012
The Knack —— Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos ► Power Pop >> 2012
Bob Dylan —— Tempest ► Folk-Rock >> 2012
The Clash —— The Clash Hits Back ► Punk >> 2013
Scorpions —— Return To Forever ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2015

September 12


Brenda Lee —— Let Me Sing ► Country-Pop >> 1963
The Rolling Stones —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Jackson 5 —— G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Thin Lizzy —— Fighting ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Electric Light Orchestra —— A New World Record ► Prog. Rock >> 1976
Chicago —— Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
XTC —— Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
David Bowie —— Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds —— Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Saga —— Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock >> 1983
UB40 —— Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop >> 1983
The dB’s —— Like This ► Power Pop >> 1984
Talking Heads —— Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1984
Skinny Puppy —— VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1988
Aerosmith —— Pump ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Annihilator —— Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Disco Inferno —— D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1994
Lenny Kravitz —— Circus ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Big Audio Dynamite —— Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock >> 1995
Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Stina Nordenstam —— Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop >> 1996
Sloan —— Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1999
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Christmas Time Again ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Christina Aguilera —— Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
At The Drive-In —— Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Bloodrock —— Triptych ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Simple Minds —— Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2005
David Gray —— Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
R.E.M. —— And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— The Day Bear Bryant Died ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Face The Promise ► Album Rock >> 2006
Peter Frampton —— Fingerprints ► Arena Rock >> 2006
Everclear —— Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk >> 2006
Metallica —— Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
PJ Harvey —— iTunes Session [EP] ► Indie Rock >> 2011

September 13


Manfred Mann —— My Little Red Book Of Winners! ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
Bobby Darin —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Yes —— Close To The Edge ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Supertramp —— Crime Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1974
Fleetwood Mac —— Heros Are Hard To Find ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Ronnie Wood —— I’ve Got My Own Album To Do ► Hard Rock >> 1974
LaBelle —— Nightbirds ► Funk >> 1974
Rose Royce —— Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Disco >> 1976
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— One More From The Road ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Kate Bush —— The Dreaming ► Art Rock >> 1982
Simple Minds —— New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1982
Kiss —— Animalize ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Dokken —— Tooth And Nail ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Stevie Wonder —— In Square Circle ► Pop-R&B >> 1985
Tanita Tikram —— Ancient Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Smiths —— Rank ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Jeff Healey Band —— See The Light ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Fishbone —— Truth And Soul ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner —— Foreign Affair ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Shamen —— Boss Drum ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1992
The Cure —— Show ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Blues Traveler —— Four ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Eric Clapton —— From The Cradle ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield —— Live ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
The Notorious B.I.G. —— Ready To Die ► Gangsta Rap >> 1994
Peter Gabriel —— Secret World Live ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine Songtrack ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Spin Doctors —— Nice Talking To Me ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Bonnie Raitt —— Souls Alike ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Tracy Chapman —— Where You Live ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
Phil Collins —— Going Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Aerosmith —— The Essential Aerosmith ► Hard Rock >> 2011
Nick Lowe —— The Old Magic ► Pub Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincolcn Center ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Bush —— The Sea Of Memories ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
Alice Cooper —— Welcome 2 My Nightmare ► Hard Rock >> 2011

September 14


Doris Day —— The Doris Day Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— (Untitled) ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Supertramp —— Crisis? What Crisis? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Jethro Tull —— Stormwatch ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Genesis —— Abacab ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Faith No More —— Introduce Yourself ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Mick Jagger —— Primitive Cool ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Meat Beat Manifesto —— Armed Audio Warfare ► Techno-Industrial >> 1990
Blind Melon —— Blind Melon ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Jethro Tull —— A Little Light Music [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Counting Crows —— August And Everything After ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Prince —— The Hits/The B-Sides ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Teddy Pendergrass —— A Little More Magic ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Millennium ► Soul-Funk >> 1993
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Squeeze —— Some Fantastic Place ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea [UK] ► Avant Grunge >> 1996
Luis Miguel —— Amarte Es Un Placer ► Latin Pop >> 1999
Iggy Pop —— Avenue B ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 1999
Gov’t Mule —— Deja Voodoo ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2004
Joni Mitchell —— Dreamland ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2004
Blondie —— Live By Request ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2004
Frank Zappa —— QuAUDIOPHILIAC ► Art Rock >> 2004
Alice Cooper —— School’s Out And Other Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Mark Knopfler —— Get Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 2008
David Gray —— Draw The Line ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009
Weezer —— Hurley ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
Marilyn Martin —— Trust, Love, Pray ► Contemporary CCM >> 2012

September 15


Johnny Cash —— Sings Hank Williams ► Classic Country >> 1960
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
Elton John —— The Captain & The Kid ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Ace Frehley —— Anomaly ► Pop-Metal >> 2009

September 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 Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— 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
Marshall Crenshaw —— Downtown ► Power Pop >> 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
The Band —— Jubilation ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Death In Vegas —— Scorpio Rising ► Electronic Pop >> 2002
David Bowie —— Reality ► Glam Rock >> 2003
Joss Stone —— The Soul Sessions ► Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2003
Elton John —— The Diving Board ► Pop-Rock >> 2013

September 17


Manfred Mann —— The Manfred Mann Album ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
The Ventures —— Wild Things! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
Colosseum —— Colosseum Live ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Rick Springfield —— Comic Book Heroes ► Power Pop >> 1973
Scorpions —— In Trance ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 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
Timothy B. Schmit —— Playin’ It Cool ► Country-Rock >> 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/Kraut Rock >> 1992
Cake —— Fashion Nugget ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 1996
The Cardigans —— First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop >> 1996
Warren Zevon —— I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
ZZ Top —— Rhythmeen ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Goo Goo Dolls —— Bang! [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Hall & Oates —— Marigold Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Natalie Cole —— Ask A Woman Who Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 2002
Mark Knopfler —— Kill To Get Crimson ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Berlin —— Animal ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2013
The Band —— Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Wise Up Ghost ► Funk >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (September 4 – 10)

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

September 04


The Rolling Stones —— Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out ► Rock n Roll >> 1970
Queen —— Queen ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson —— Winter In America ► Hip-Hop >> 1973
Trooper —— Flying Colors ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Meat Loaf —— Dead Ringer ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Nine Tonight ► Heartland Rock >> 1981
George Strait —— Strait Country ► Country-Rock >> 1981
The Who —— It’s Hard ► British Rock >> 1982
Donna Summer —— Cats Without Claws ► Disco >> 1984
Love And Rockets —— Love And Rockets ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Soul Asylum —— And The Horse They Rode In On ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Rush —— Chronicles ► Arena Rock >> 1990
The Rembrandts —— The Rembrandts ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dan Folgelberg —— The Wild Places ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Sugar —— Copper Blue ► Alt Rock >> 1992
Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Powderfinger —— Odyssey Number Five ► Alt Rock >> 2000
April Wine —— Back To The Mansion ► Arena Rock >> 2001
The Apples In Stereo —— Sound Effects ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
System Of A Down —— Toxicity ► Heavy Metal >> 2001
Melissa Etheridge —— 4th Street Feeling ► Roots Rock >> 2012
Matchbox Twenty —— North ► Alt. Rock >> 2012
Stars —— The North ► Chamber Pop >> 2012
Korn —— The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2012
Iron Maiden —— The Book Of Souls ► Heavy Metal >> 2015

September 05


Poco —— From The Inside ► Country-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Dancing Machine ► Soul – Motown >> 1974
Jethro Tull —— Minstrel In The Gallery ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First And…Last ► Southern Rock >> 1978
Gary Numan —— Telekon ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Skinny Puppy —— Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1986
Y & T —— Contagious ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1987
Motörhead —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Grim Reaper —— Rock You To Hell ► Thrash Metal >> 1987
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Peepshow ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Louder Than Love ► Grunge Rock >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite —— Megatop Phoenix ► Dance-Rock >> 1989
Mick Jones —— Mick Jones ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Tragically Hip —— Up To Here ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Shed Seven —— Change Giver ► Britpop >> 1994
Dion —— Rock “N Roll Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Die Flippers —— Sommersprossen ► Pop/Schlager >> 1995
The Fall —— The Twenty-Seven Points ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1995
Mack 10 —— Based On A True Story ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Ryan Adams —— Heartbreaker ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2000
Iron Maiden —— A Matter Of Life And Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2006
Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984-1995) ► Glam Rock >> 2011

September 06


Merle Haggard —— Strangers ► Trad Country >> 1965
Hawkwind —— Hall Of The Mountain Grill ► Space Rock >> 1974
Judas Priest —— Rocka Rolla ► Heavy Metal >> 1974
Aretha Franklin —— La Diva ► Disco Pop >> 1979
Kool & The Gang —— Ladies’ Night ► Disco/Funk >> 1979
Icehouse —— Primitive Man ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
John Cale —— Artificial Intelligence ► Art Rock >> 1985
New Kids On The Block —— Hangin’ Tough ► Teen Pop >> 1988
Widespread Panic —— Ain’t Life Grand ► Southern Rock >> 1994
David Gray —— Flesh ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Land —— Land ► Electronic/Fusion >> 1995
Yazoo —— Only Yazoo ► Synth-Pop >> 1999
Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired + Hits – The Latest + Greatest ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2004
Alison Moyet —— Voice [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2004
The Rolling Stones —— A Bigger Bang ► Blues-Rock >> 2005

September 07


Frank Zappa —— Over-Nite Sensation ► Art Rock >> 1973
Frank Zappa —— Over-Nite Sensation ► Art Rock >> 1973
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Another Time ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Join Hands ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Matt Johnson —— Burning Blue Soul ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Kool & The Gang —— As One ► Disco >> 1982
Mercyful Fate —— Don’t Break The Oath ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Jethro Tull —— Under Wraps ► Prog Rock >> 1984
Queensrÿche —— The Warning ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Pet Shop Boys —— Actually ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Mike Oldfield —— Islands ► Progressive Rock >> 1987
Timothy B. Schmit —— Timothy B. ► Country-Rock >> 1987
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Boxed Set ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire [UK] ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 1992
John Mellencamp —— Human Wheels ► Roots Rock >> 1993
John Hiatt —— Perfectly Good Guitar ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Belle & Sebastian —— The Boy With The Arab Strap ► Chamber Pop >> 1998
Buzzcocks —— Modern ► Punk-Rock >> 1999
Agnostic Front —— Riot, Riot, Upstart ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Christine McVie —— In The Meantime ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Jesse Colin Young —— Living In Paradise ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Matthew Sweet —— Living Things ► Power Pop >> 2004
Cilla Black —— Cilla All Mixed Up ► Dance-Pop >> 2009
Natalie Cole —— The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 2010

September 08


Gene Vincent —— A Gene Vincent Record Date ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Natural Resources ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Jackson 5 —— Third Album ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
LaBelle —— LaBelle ► Funk >> 1971
Mott The Hoople —— All The Young Dudes ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Hall & Oates —— Bigger Than The Both Of Us ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bunny Wailer —— Blackheart Man ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
Styx —— Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
David Bowie —— Stage ► Glam Rock >> 1978
Dave Edmunds —— Tracks On Wax 4 ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1978
Kate Bush —— Never For Ever ► Prog Rock >> 1980
The Cure —— …Happily Ever After ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Peter Gabriel —— Security ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The B-52’s —— Bouncing Off The Satellites ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Human League —— Crash ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Mr. Mister —— Go On… ► L. A. New Wave >> 1987
Rush —— Hold Your Fire ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Pink Floyd —— A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Sam Phillips —— The Indescribable Wow ► AltRock/Secular >> 1988
Bad Religion —— Suffer ► Punk Rock >> 1988
Screaming Trees —— Sweet Oblivion ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1992
Marilyn Manson —— Antichrist Superstar ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal >> 1996
The Crystal Method —— Vegas ► Electronic/Industrial >> 1997
Hole —— Celebrity Skin ► Grunge >> 1998
The Church —— Hologram Of Baal ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1998
Blonde Redhead —— In An Expression Of The Inexpressible ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1998
Tristania —— Beyond The Veil ► Heavy Metal/Gloom Metal >> 1999
Iron Maiden —— Dance Of Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Washed Out —— Life Of Leisure [EP] ► Electronica >> 2009
Phish —— Joy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2009
Phish —— Party Time ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2009
Queen —— Queen: Live At The Rainbow ’74 ► Glam Rock >> 2014

September 09


Marvin Gaye —— Recorded Live On Stage ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Manfred Mann —— Mann Made Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Fleetwood Mac —— Then Play On ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha’s Greatest Hits ► Soul >> 1971
John Lennon —— Imagine ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
John Sebastian —— Tarzana Kid ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Billy Joel —— Songs In The Attic ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rush —— Signals ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Dexy’s Midnight Runners —— Don’t Stand Me Down ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1985
Love And Rockets —— Earth, Sun, Moon ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Jimmy Barnes —— Two Fires ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 1990
Cross —— Blue Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Dire Straits —— On Every Street ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Catherine Wheel —— Like Cats And Dogs ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing >> 1996
Natalie Cole —— Stardust ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
Amy Grant —— Behind The Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1997
Incubus —— S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ► Funk Metal >> 1997
Frank Black And The Catholics —— Frank Black And The Catholics ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
John Mayer —— Heavier Things ► Folk-Pop >> 2003
John Mayer —— Continuum ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006
Natalie Cole —— Still Unforgettable ► Soul-Pop >> 2008

September 10


Carpenters —— Golden Prize [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1971
Eric Clapton —— Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Randy Newman —— Good Old Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Roxy & Elsewhere ► Art Rock >> 1974
Kiss —— Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Bob Dylan —— Hard Rain ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Diana Ross —— Silk Electric ► Soul – Motown >> 1982
Bill Drummond —— The Man ► Folk-Pop >> 1986
Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Jethro Tull —— Catfish Rising ► Prog Rock >> 1991
John Cale —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Art Rock >> 1991
Sarah McLachlan —— Solace ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
John Mellencamp —— Mr. Happy Go Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 1996
R.E.M. —— New Adventures In Hi-Fi ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Rush —— Test For Echo ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1996
Alison Moyet —— The Essential Alison Moyet ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Alison Moyet —— Hometime ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Peter Wolf —— Sleepless ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
The Clash —— 5 Album Studio Set ► Punk >> 2013
Madonna —— MDNA World Tour ► Dance-Pop >> 2013
The Clash —— Sound System ► Punk >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (August 28 – September 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):

August 28


Merle Haggard —— Branded Man ► Country Classics >> 1967
Rick Springfield —— Beginnings ► Power Pop >> 1972
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
Kool & The Gang —— Gangland ► Funk >> 2001
American Head Charge —— The War Of Art ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal >> 2001
Scorpions —— Humanity: Hour I ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2007
Three Dog Night —— Super Hits Live ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2007
Triumph —— Live At Sweden Rock Festival ► Arena Rock >> 2012
Wild Nothing —— Nocturne ► Dream Pop >> 2012

August 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 ► Proto Punk >> 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/Kraut Rock >> 2000
Eric Clapton —— Back Home ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Iron Maiden —— Death On The Road ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
Journey —— Generations ► AOR Rock >> 2005
Dion —— Live In New York City ► Pop-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
38 Special —— Live From Texas ► Southern Rock >> 2011

August 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
Barry White —— Barry White Sings For Someone You Love ► Soul >> 1977
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
John Hiatt —— Slow Turning ► Roots Rock >> 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

August 31


The Ventures —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
The Ventures —— Let’s Go! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
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
2 Live Crew —— Move Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap >> 1987
Joe Henry —— Shuffletown ► Guitar Jazz >> 1990
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
Kansas —— Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2004
The Black Crowes —— Before The Frost…Until The Freeze ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Bay Area 1978 ► Roots Rock >> 2009
Bryan Adams —— Icon ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Icon ► Southern Rock >> 2010
Nirvana —— Icon ► Grunge >> 2010
Rush —— Icon ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2010
Janet Jackson —— Icon: Number Ones ► Pop-Soul >> 2010
Heart —— Red Velvet Car ► Album Rock >> 2010
Goo Goo Dolls —— Something For The Rest of Us ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2010

September 01


The Hollies —— Hear! Here! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Crusade ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Cat Stevens —— Teaser And The Firecat ► Folk-Pop >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Blues For Allah ► Album Rock >> 1975
Rush —— A Farewell To Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1977
10cc —— Bloody Tourists ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Molly Hatchet —— Molly Hatchet ► Southern Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull —— A ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds —— Empires And Dance ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1980
Hall & Oates —— Private Eyes ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tina Turner —— Break Every Rule ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins —— Love’s Easy Tears [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Document ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Mötley Crüe —— Dr. Feelgood ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Down On Sunset ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Ramones —— Mondo Bizarro ► Punk-Rock >> 1992
Lighthouse Family —— Ocean Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1995
Buzzcocks —— I Don’t Mind The Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Ace Of Base —— Cruel Summer ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998
Tonic —— Head On Straight ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2002
The Apples In Stereo —— #1 Hits Explosion ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2009

September 02


Brenda Lee —— Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Thin Lizzy —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Van Der Graaf —— The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Ronnie Wood —— 1234 ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Teddy Pendergrass —— It’s Time For Love ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— The Present ► Prog Rock >> 1983
UB40 —— Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop >> 1985
Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Jeffrey Osbourne —— Emotional ► Soul-Pop >> 1986
Level 42 —— Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Zard —— Hold Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sepultura —— Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
The Blood Divine —— Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1996
Neneh Cherry —— Man ► Trip Hop >> 1996
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1996
Genesis —— Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock >> 1997
War —— Colección Latina ► Funk >> 1997
Joe Jackson —— Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop >> 1997
Amon Amarth —— The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
The Innocence Mission —— Befriended ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams —— Live At Sydney Opera House ► Pop-Rock >> 2013
Counting Crows —— Somewhere Under Wonderland ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2014

September 03


Fleetwood Mac —— Future Games ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1978
Iron Maiden —— Powerslave ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
George Michael —— Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Judas Priest —— Painkiller ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Rush —— Roll The Bones ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Stevie Nicks —— TimeSpace ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Blues Traveler —— Travelers And Thieves ► Alt Country Rock >> 1991
The Knack —— Banding ► Power Pop >> 1996
Tina Turner —— Wildest Dreams ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Yes —— Live At Montreux 2003 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Mark Knopfler —— Privateering ► Roots Rock >> 2012

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