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Albums Released This Week (January 14 – 20)

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):


January 14
1972 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● David Bowie —— Low ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Nena —— Nena ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Smokey Robinson —— Smoke Signals ► Soul – Motown
1987 ● The System —— Don’t Disturb This Groove ► R&B/electro-pop
1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Rush [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Lou Reed —— Magic And Loss ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Björk —— Telegram ► Alt Pop-Rock
2000 ● Enigma —— The Screen Behind The Mirror ► Ambient
2003 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Failer ► Alt Country-Rock
2003 ● The Knack —— Re-Zoom ► Power Pop
2008 ● Ringo Starr —— Liverpool 8 ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● New Order —— Lost Sirens ► Alt Pop-Rock
2014 ● Bruce Springsteen —— High Hopes ► Heartland Rock


January 15
1968 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● MC5 —— Back in the USA ► Garage Rock
1970 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Brand New Me ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Aretha Franklin —— This Girl’s In Love With You ► Soul
1971 ● John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat —— Hooker ‘N Heat ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Marvin Gaye —— In Our Lifetime ► Soul – Motown
1982 ● Barbara Dickson —— All For A Song ► MOR Pop
1985 ● John Fogerty —— Centerfield ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● The Commodores —— Nightshift ► Soul-Funk
1988 ● Sabbat —— History Of A Time To Come ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● The Sundays —— Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● David Lee Roth —— A Little Ain’t Enough ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Accept —— Predator ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
2007 ● Talking Heads —— The Collection ► New Wave Art-Rock
2012 ● Barbara Kessler —— What You Keep ► Alt. Country


January 16
1965 ● The Guess Who —— Shakin’ All Over ► Garage Rock
1971 ● ZZ Top —— ZZ Top’s First Album ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● David Bromberg —— David Bromberg ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Blue Öyster Cult ► Metal
1975 ● Michael Jackson —— Forever, Michael ► Soul
1975 ● The Temptations —— A Song For You ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Bob Dylan —— Desire ► Folk-Rock
1984 ● Wang Chung —— Points On The Curve ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1990 ● Joan Jett —— The Hit List ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Peter Murphy —— Deep ► Goth Rock
1991 ● The Knack —— Serious Fun ► Power Pop
1995 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Rapture ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Cibo Matto —— Viva! La Woman ► Trip Hop
1998 ● Air —— Moon Safari ► Psychedelic Pop
2007 ● America —— Here & Now ► Folk-Rock


January 17
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Sounds Of Silence ► Folk-Pop
1969 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soul ’69 ► Soul
1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Joni Mitchell —— Court And Spark ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Bob Dylan —— Planet Waves ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● John Foxx —— Metamatic ► New Wave Electronic Pop
1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Live Evil ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Smokey Robinson —— Yes It’s You Lady ► Soul – Motown
1992 ● Green Day —— Kerplunk! ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● The Roots —— Do You Want More?!!!??! ► Jazz Rap
2000 ● Explosions In The Sky —— How Strange, Innocense ► Instrumental
2000 ● Golden Earring —— Last Blast Of The Century ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Van Morrison —— The Skiffle Sessions – Live In Belfast 1998 ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Pearl Jam —— Live On Ten Legs ► Hard Rock
2012 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Voyageur ► Alt Country-Rock


January 18
1969 ● The Ventures —— Underground Fire ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1974 ● Pink Floyd —— A Nice Pair ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Smokey Robinson —— Deep In My Soul ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1977 ● Diana Ross —— An Evening With Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● Warren Zevon —— Excitable Boy ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Sheena Easton —— Take My Time ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jean-Luc Ponty —— Mystical Adventures ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1983 ● Bryan Adams —— Cuts Like A Knife ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Little River Band —— Playing To Swin ► Soft Rock
1986 ● Soul Asylum —— Made To Be Broken ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock
1988 ● AC/DC —— Blow Up Your Video ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Mark Lanegan —— Whiskey For The Holy Ghost ► Roots Rock
1994 ● ZZ Top —— Antenna ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Gotthard —— G. ► Hard Rock
2010 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits Live ► British Rock
2011 ● Gregg Allman —— Low Country Blues ► Southern Rock


January 19
1970 ● John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian [Reprise] ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian [MGM] ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Pastiche ► Jazz-Pop
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Sleep Dirt ► Art Rock
1980 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Styx —— Paradise Theater ► Prog/Art Rock
1988 ● Megadeth —— So Far, So Good…So What! ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Roanne Cash —— The Wheel ► Country-Folk
1993 ● Bonnie Tyler —— The Very Best Of Bonnie Tyler ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Elvis Costello And The Brodsky Quartet —— The Juliet Letters ► String Quartet
1995 ● Extreme —— Waiting For The Punchline ► Pop-Metal
1995 ● Fairport Convention —— Jewel In The Crown ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Adele Adkins —— 21 ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 20
1962 ● The Ventures —— Twist With The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Roots Rock
1975 ● Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock
1983 ● Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop
1987 ● Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House
1998 ● Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout
1998 ● Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Haiti Relief Project [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (January 7 – 13)

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):


January 07
1970 ● Billy Preston —— Encouraging Words ► Soul-Funk
1971 ● Black Sabbath —— Paranoid ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Nicky Hopkins; Ry Cooder; Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts —— Jamming With Edward ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● David Bromberg —— Wanted Dead Or Alive ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Flight Log (1966-1976) ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Lipps, Inc. —— Mouth To Mouth ► Disco
1982 ● The Fleshtones —— Roman Gods ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Smokey Robinson —— Touch The Sky ► Soul – Motown
1994 ● Rick Wakeman —— Word & The Gospels ► Art Rock
1997 ● Incubus —— Enjoy Incubus ► Funk Metal
1999 ● Alex Lloyd —— Black In The Sun ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— On The Road Again ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Carly Simon —— Into White ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan And The New Folk Movement ► Folk-Rock


January 08
1970 ● Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Yoko Ono —— Approximately Infinite Universe ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beach Boys —— Holland ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Elvis Presley —— Promised Land ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N Roll
1976 ● Bette Midler —— Songs For The New Depression ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1989 ● Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock
1990 ● GWAR —— Scumdogs Of The Universe ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1991 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Fly Me Courageous ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Loudon Wainwright III —— Career Moves ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl Homecoming Live ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock
2016 ● David Bowie —— Blackstar ► Glam Rock


January 09
1967 ● The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Blue Magic —— Blue Magic ► Philly Soul
1984 ● Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock
1991 ● The Specials —— The Singles Collection ► Ska Revival
2001 ● Ben E. King —— Eleven Best ► Soul
2006 ● The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk
2007 ● John Waite —— Downtown: Journey Of A Heart ► Power Pop


January 10
1964 ● The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Blues-Rock
1967 ● The Monkees —— More Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Woman, Woman ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Rod Stewart/Faces —— Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners ► British Rock
1977 ● Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues
1977 ● The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● Chris Isaak —— Silvertone ► AA Pop-Rock
1989 ● Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Brenda Lee —— The Definitive Collection ► Country-Pop
2006 ● Heart —— Love Songs ► Album Rock


January 11
1962 ● Howlin’ Wolf —— Howlin’ Wolf ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Janis Joplin —— Pearl ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Chicago —— Chicago III ► Jazz-Rock
1972 ● The Temptations —— Solid Rock ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Carly Simon —— Hotcakes ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Bobby Womack —— Lookin’ For A Love Again ► Soul
1982 ● The Waitresses —— Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Carcass —— Heartwork ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1999 ● Iron Savior —— Unification ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Badfinger —— BBC In Concert 1972-1973 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Chuck Berry —— Live! ► Rock n Roll
2000 ● Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Kiss —— Gold ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Aerosmith —— Gold ► Hard Rock


January 12
1959 ● Johnny Cash —— Greatest! ► Country
1968 ● The Kinks —— Live At Kelvin Hall ► British Rock
1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin [UK] ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter And Tompall Glaser —— Wanted! The Outlaws ► Outlaw Country
1981 ● April Wine —— The Nature Of The Beast ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Deep Purple —— The House Of Blue Light ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Triumph —— Edge Of Excess ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Denis Leary —— No Cure For Cancer ► Stand Up Comedy
1999 ● The Black Crowes —— By Your Side ► Southern Rock
1999 ● The Church —— Magician Among The Spirits Plus Some ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● Ringo Starr —— Y Not ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Live At Hollywood High ► Alt. Pop-Rock


January 13
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— The Times They Are A-Changin’ ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● Manfred Mann —— Soul Of Mann ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● Dusty Springfield —— Dusty In Memphis ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Poco —— Deliverin’ ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Weather Report —— Live In Tokyo ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1973 ● Aerosmith —— Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Peter Frampton —— Premonition ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Sloan —— Smeared ► Alt Indie Rock
1998 ● King Crimson —— Night Watch ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Mark Knopfler —— Wag The Dog [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Against All Authority —— All Fall Down ► Ska-Punk
2006 ● Frank Zappa —— Imaginery Diseases ► Prog Rock
2009 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 31 – January 6)

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):


December 31
1980 ● Steve Winwood —— Arc of A Diver ► Album Rock
1991 ● Live —— Mental Jewelry ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1993 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 01
1957 ● Carl Perkins —— The Dance Album ► Rockabilly
1962 ● The Everly Brothers —— Instant Party! ► Pop-Rock
1963 ● Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae —— Peace In The Valley ► Inspirational Pop
1964 ● Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul
1964 ● The Hollies —— Stay With The Hollies ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Easybeats —— The Best of The Easybeats + Party Girl ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1974 ● Beck, Bogert & Appice —— Live In Japan ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Leonard Cohen —— Greatest Hits ► Soft Rock
1977 ● Carpenters —— Live At The Palladium ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Stranglers —— Feline ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Los Lobos —— How Will The Wolf Survive? ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Kenny G —— Six Of Hearts ► Jazz-Pop
1998 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Man Of Inspiration ► Soul/Funk
2000 ● Mariah Carey —— Valentines ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Presidents Of The United States Of America —— Lumps ► Post-Grunge/Pop Punk


January 02
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Sing Me Back Home ► Classic Country
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4 ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Infected Mushroom —— Classical Mushroom ► Psychedelic Trance


January 03
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Just Like Us! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Byrds —— The Notorious Byrd Brothers ► Country-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— The Madcap Laughs ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Ian McDonald And Michael Giles —— McDonald And Giles ► Progressive Rock
1972 ● Ben E. King —— The Beginning Of It All ► Soul
1974 ● Hot Tuna —— The Phosphorescent Rat ► Folk-Rock


January 04
1967 ● The Doors —— The Doors ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Yes —— Fragile ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song [UK] ► Funk
1974 ● Grace Slick —— Manhole ► Psychedelic Rock
1980 ● The Romantics —— The Romantics ► New Wave Power Pop
1984 ● Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Marillion —— B’Sides Themselves ► Prog Rock
1993 ● L.A. Guns —— Lack Of Charisma ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Lagwagon —— Trashed ► Punk-Rock


January 05
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— From The Hungry i ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Bill Haley’s Chicks ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers —— My Bonnie ► Britpop
1963 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Play Telstar – The Lonely Bull And Others ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country ► Roots Rock
1970 ● Loretta Lynn —— Wings Upon Your Horns ► Trad Country
1973 ● Laura Nyro —— The First Songs ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ► Album Rock
1977 ● ABBA —— Arrival ► Euro-Pop
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— Look Sharp! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Leo Kottke —— Time Step ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● They Might Be Giants —— Flood ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] ► Instrumental Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen ► Roots Rock
1993 ● The The —— Dusk ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Cell —— Slo*Blo ► Grunge
1999 ● Hawkwind —— In Your Area ► Space Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— Rarities ► Power Pop


January 06
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! ► Arena Rock
2004 ● Phantom Planet —— Phantom Planet ► Alt Rock/Garage Revival
2009 ● Animal Collective —— Merriweather Post Pavilion ► Neo Psychedelia
2011 ● Yes —— Union Live ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 24 – 30)

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):


December 24
1974 ● Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge ► Euro Club/Dance
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Live In London ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Freddie King —— Boogie On Down ► Texas Blues


December 25
1976 ● Laura Nyro —— Smile ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Zard —— M? Sagasanai ► Pop-Rock


December 26
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal


December 27
1967 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Contemporary Folk
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock
2005 ● Dion —— Bronx In Blue ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Loverboy —— Setlist: The Very Best Of Loverboy Live ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock


December 28
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B
1977 ● Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime
2004 ● R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock


December 29
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Byrds —— Farther Along ► Country-Rock
1971 ● America —— America ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Trammps —— Disco Inferno ► Disco
1982 ● Neil Young —— Trans ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Miami Vice II [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— 99% ► Techno-Industrial
1998 ● All Saints —— The Remix Album ► Electronic Dance-Pop


December 30
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Harmony ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rough Trade —— For Those Who Think Young ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Ric Ocasek —— Beatitude ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— The ‘Pink Opaque ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 17 – 23)

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):


December 17
1965 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1971 ● David Bowie —— Hunky Dory ► Glam Rock
1976 ● AC/DC —— Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap ► Hard Rock
1978 ● The Jacksons —— Destiny ► Soul – pop
1996 ● Peter Tork —— Two Man Band ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound ► Roots Rock


December 18
1964 ● The Beatles —— Another Beatles’ Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1967 ● The Beach Boys —— Wild Honey ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Jackson 5 —— Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● T. Rex —— T. Rex ► Glam Rock
1970 ● The Beatles —— From Then To You ► Holiday Message & Music
1976 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Heard You Missed Me, Well I’m Back ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Queen —— A Day At The Races ► Glam Rock


December 19
1955 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rock Around The Clock ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1969 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969 ► Holiday Message & Music
1980 ● Yes —— Yesshows ► Prog Rock
1988 ● The Supremes —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Soul
2000 ● Neil Finn —— Sessions At West 54th ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Gram Parsons —— Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings of Gram Parsons ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Neil Young —— Living With War: “In The Beginning” ► Rock


December 20
1968 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ 1968 Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● George Harrison —— The Concert For Bangladesh ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● George Harrison —— Dark Horse [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Van Halen —— Atomic Punks ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Phish —— New Year’s Eve 1995 – Live At Madison Square Garden ► Prog Rock/Jam Band


December 21
1965 ● Dionne Warwick —— Here I Am ► Pop-Soul
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Thing-Fish ► Art Rock
1993 ● Gamma Ray —— Insanity And Genius ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1993 ● Jodeci —— Diary Of A Mad Band ► Rap
1996 ● Los Del Rio —— Macarena Non Stop ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● DMX —— And Then There Was X ► Hardcore Rap
1999 ● Frank Zappa —— Everything Is Healing Nicely ► 20th Century Classical
2005 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s XMASage ► Prog Rock
2009 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits ► British Rock
2010 ● Duran Duran —— All You Need Is Now ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2011 ● New Order —— Live At The London Troxy ► Alt Pop-Rock


December 22
1973 ● Madeline Bell —— Comin’ Atcha ► Soul-jazz-rock
1998 ● DMX —— Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood ► Hardcore Rap
2005 ● Peter Cetera —— Glory Of Love ► Pop-Rock


December 23
1967 ● The Ventures —— $1,000,000 Weekend ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1968 ● Taj Mahal —— The Natch’l Blues ► Folk-Blues
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering [UK] ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Blindside —— Blindside ► Post Hardcore Punk

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Albums Released This Week (December 10 – 16)

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):


December 10
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Stormbringer ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Journey —— Dream, After Dream [Sndtrk] ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● The Jam —— Dig The New Breed ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Bark At The Moon ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— Fine Young Cannibals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1985 ● The Who —— The Who Collection ► British Rock
1990 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Hammersmith ’84 ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Enigma —— MCMXC A.D. ► Ambient
1991 ● Various Artists —— Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1996 ● Ghostface Killah —— Lama Rabi Rabi ► Neo-Psychedelia
2002 ● Phish —— Round Room ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2007 ● Pink Floyd —— Oh, By The Way ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Neil Young —— Live At The Cellar Door ► Folk-Rock


December 11
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Blood, Sweat & Tears ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1968 ● Deep Purple —— The Book Of Taliesyn ► Hard Rock
1970 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Crimson —— Lizard ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Over America ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Leonard Cohen —— Various Positions ► Soft Rock
1989 ● Monty Python —— Monty Python Sings ► Comedy
1990 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw & The Remix ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● No Doubt —— Rock Steady ► Ska-Pop
2007 ● Iggy Pop —— Live In San Fran 1981 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Piedmont Park ► AA Pop-Rock
2015 ● The Beach Boys —— Live In Chicago 1965 ► Pop-Rock


December 12
1969 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— Live Peace In Toronto ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Ringo Starr —— Blast From Your Past ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Keith Jarrett —— The Koln Concert ► Piano Jazz
1975 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1977 ● ABBA —— The Album ► Euro-Pop
1980 ● The Clash —— Sandinista! ► Punk
1981 ● Venom —— Welcome To Hell ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● The Fall —— Perverted By Language ► Post-Punk
1989 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love II ► Reggae-Pop
1996 ● Arch Enemy —— Black Earth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2000 ● Cypress Hill —— Live At The Fillmore ► Rap Metal
2005 ● Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl ► Dance-Pop


December 13
1969 ● Neil Diamond —— Touching You, Touching Me ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Ventures —— Swamp Rock ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1971 ● Badfinger —— Straight Up ► British Rock
1975 ● Patti Smith —— Horses ► New Wave Punk-Rock
1977 ● Roberta Flack —— Blue Lights In The Basement ► Pop-Soul
1977 ● Joni Mitchell —— Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Distance ► Heartland Rock
1990 ● C+C Music Factory —— Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Garth Brooks —— The Hits ► Country-Rock
1999 ● George Michael —— Songs From The Last Century ► Adult Contemporary
2001 ● Dion N’ Little Kings —— Live In New York ► Pop-Rock


December 14
1959 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Strictly Instrumental ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1959 ● Dave Brubeck Quartet —— Time Out ► Cool Jazz
1971 ● Canned Heat —— Historical Figures And Ancient Heads ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans [UK] ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Joe Walsh —— So What ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● The Clash —— London Calling ► Punk
1983 ● Yellow Magic Orchestra —— Service ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Soda Stereo —— Soda Stereo ► Latino Rock
1987 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— You’re Living All Over Me ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Nirvana —— Incesticide ► Grunge
1993 ● Steely Dan —— Citizen Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
1993 ● Katatonia —— Dance Of December Souls ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1999 ● Culture Club —— Don’t Mind If I Do ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1999 ● Juvenile —— Tha G-Code ► Southern Rap
2009 ● Kylie Minogue —— Kylie: Live In New York ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Yours ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo Tours 2010 ► Album Rock


December 15
1964 ● The Beatles —— Beatles ’65 ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Beatles —— Christmas Time Is Here Again! ► Holiday Message & Music
1967 ● The Who —— The Who Sell Out ► British Rock
1969 ● The Rascals —— See ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Status Quo —— Piledriver ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Parliament —— Mothership Connection ► Funk
1978 ● Marvin Gaye —— Here, My Dear ► Soul – Motown
1979 ● Sid Vicious —— Sid Sings ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● The Durutti Column —— LC ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Steve Miller —— Living In The 20th Century ► Album Rock
1989 ● Pestilence —— Consuming Impulse ► Death Metal
1991 ● Legião Urbana —— V ► Brazilian Rock
1992 ● Dr. Dre —— The Chronic ► Hip-Hop
1995 ● Savatage —— Final Bell/Ghost In Ruins ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1998 ● Busta Rhymes —— E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front ► Rap
2009 ● Kool & The Gang —— Liive At Montreux 2009 ► Funk


December 16
1963 ● Doris Day —— Love Him ► Adult Contemporary
1966 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas ► Holiday Message & Music
1972 ● Bobby Womack —— Across 110th Street [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Funk
1978 ● Neil Diamond —— You Don’t Bring Me Flowers ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide [EP] ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Kraftwerk —— Electric Café ► Techno-Rock
1996 ● TISM —— Machines Against The Rage ► Alt Rock/Australia
1997 ● Riverfenix —— Riverfenix ► Pop Punk
1997 ● No Doubt —— Collector’s Orange Crate ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● Various Artists —— Cold Mountain ► Roots/Americana
2003 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

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Albums Released This Week (December 3 – 9)

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):


December 03
1965 ● The Who —— My Generation ► Hard Rock
1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Neil Diamond —— I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Cat Stevens —— Back To Earth ► Folk-Pop
1983 ● Slade —— The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Electric Universe ► Soul-Funk
1984 ● Bob Dylan —— Real Live ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Bloodhound Gang —— One Fierce Beer Coaster ► Post-Punk Alt Metal
1996 ● Spirit —— California Blues ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Elvis Costello And Steve Nieve —— Costello & Nieve ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve —— Costello & Nieve ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Mariah Carey —— Charmbracelet ► Pop-Rock


December 04
1964 ● The Yardbirds —— Five Live Yardbirds ► Blues Rock
1964 ● The Beatles —— Beatles For Sale ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— December’s Children (And Everybody’s) ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● Dionne Warwick —— Here Where There Is Love ► Pop-Soul
1970 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Robert Wyatt —— The End Of An Ear ► Art Rock
1975 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills Live ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Scorpions —— Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1987 ● Foreigner —— Inside Information ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Queen —— At The Beeb ► Glam Rock
1990 ● Brand Nubian —— One For All ► Alternative Rap
1997 ● Loverboy —— Six ► Arena Rock
2001 ● Mariah Carey —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Limp Bizkit —— New Old Songs ► Rap-Metal
2001 ● Yes —— Magnification ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Eric Clapton —— Sessions For Robert J. ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Billy Idol —— Happy Holidays: A Very Special Christmas Album ► Hard Rock


December 05
1960 ● The Crickets —— In Style With The Crickets ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Band On The Run ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Yes —— Relayer ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live! ► Roots Reggae
1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Made In America ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Parliament —— Trombipulation ► Funk
1981 ● Black Flag —— Damaged ► Post-Punk
1986 ● The Damned —— Anything ► Goth Rock
1987 ● New Order —— The John Peel Sessions II ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Bush —— Sixteen Stone ► Grunge Rock
1994 ● The Stone Roses —— Second Coming ► Brit Pop
1995 ● Immature —— We Got It ► Pop-Rap
2000 ● Alice In Chains —— Live ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutally Live ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Alison Krauss —— O Brother, Where Art Thou [Sndtrk] ► Country-Bluegrass-Folk
2000 ● Neil Young —— Road Rock Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Frank Zappa —— The MOFO Project/Object ► Prog Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— 7IN—83–88 ► Rock


December 06
1960 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Byrds —— Turn! Turn! Turn! ► Country-Rock
1967 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— A Scratch In The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Rolling Stones —— Beggar’s Banquet ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— For Once In My Life ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Christine McVie —— Christine Perfect ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Al Green —— Livin’ For You ► Soul (Southern)
1973 ● Diana Ross —— Last Time I Saw Him ► Soul – Motown
1977 ● Al Green —— The Belle Album ► Soul (Southern)
1977 ● Jackson Browne —— Running On Empty ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Denny Laine —— Japanese Tears ► Rock
1983 ● The Cure —— Japanese Whispers ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band —— Almost Acoustic ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live ► Synth-Pop
1994 ● Pearl Jam —— Vitalogy ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Eminem —— The Slim Shady EP ► Hard Core Rap
2005 ● Korn —— See You On The Other Side ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2006 ● Poco —— Wilwood Sessions, The ► Country-Rock
2011 ● Korn —— The Path Of Totality ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2011 ● Little River Band —— A Little River Band Christmas ► Soft Rock
2011 ● Phish —— Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2011 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Seven & Seven ► AA Pop-Rock


December 07
1963 ● The Kingston Trio —— Sing A Song With The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1964 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio (Nick Bob John) ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Pendulum ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wild Life ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— 1990 ► Soul – Motown
1984 ● Foreigner —— Agent Provocateur ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Workin’ It Back ► Soul-Pop
1992 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Fixed ► Industrial Metal
1993 ● Ice Cube —— Lethal Injection ► Gangsta Rap
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Devotional ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Three Dog Night —— Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Singles 90/98 ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Nightwish —— Oceanborn ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live From Central Park ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends: Live On Stage ► Folk-Pop


December 08
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Their Satanic Majesties Request ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1972 ● Lou Reed —— Transformer ► Album Rock
1972 ● Marvin Gaye —— Trouble Man [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Eagles —— Hotel California ► Country-Rock
1978 ● Public Image Ltd. —— Public Image: First Issue ► Post-Punk
1979 ● Pink Floyd —— The Wall ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Motörhead —— On Parole ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac Live ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The Church —— Sing Songs [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Tesla —— Mechanical Resonance ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Kool Moe Dee —— How Ya Like Me Now ► Rap
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1992 ● Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions —— The Anthology 1961-1977 ► Soul (Chicago)
1993 ● The Verve Pipe —— Pop Smear ► Alt Rock
1997 ● Katatonia —— Sounds Of Decay ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
2008 ● The Smiths —— The Smith Singles Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Buffet Hotel ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Neil Young —— Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 ► Folk-Rock


December 09
1962 ● The Supremes —— Meet The Supremes ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Cream —— Fresh Cream ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Who —— A Quick One ► British Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— For Certain Because… ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— Stop! Stop! Stop! ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Neil Diamond —— Hot August Night ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● George Harrison —— Dark Horse ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Jesse Colin Young —— American Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Good Music ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Bryan Adams —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● New Order —— Retro ► Alt Pop-Rock
2003 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton Academy ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Yes —— Like It Is: Yes At The Bristol Hippodrome ► Prog Rock
2016 ● Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Peace Trail ► Folk-Rock

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