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Albums Released This Week (March 20 – 26)

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

March 20


The Temptations —— Meet The Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Good Times ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Wild Cherry —— Wild Cherry ► Funk >> 1976
Praying Mantis —— Time Tells No Lies ► Heavy Metal (New Wave of British) >> 1981
Peter Wolf —— Come As You Are ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1987
Bell Biv Devoe —— Poison ► New Jack Swing >> 1990
Blue Aeroplanes —— Swagger ► Art Rock >> 1990
Iron Fire —— Thunderstorm ► Speed Metal >> 2000
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 1: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 2: Singles And Extended Plays 1993-1996-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Abattoir Blues Tour ► Alt Rock >> 2007
Joss Stone —— Introducing Joss Stone ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2007

March 21


Al Green —— Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern) >> 1967
The Faces —— First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Rose Royce —— Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! ► Disco/Funk >> 1978
Pink Floyd —— The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Pixies —— Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner —— Tina Live In Europe ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Madonna —— Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alison Moyet —— Essex ► Synth-Pop >> 1994
Stevie Wonder —— Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
The Tea Party —— The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Death —— Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Against All Authority —— 24 Hour Roadside Resistance ► Ska-Punk >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Led Zeppelin —— Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock >> 2000
NSYNC —— No Strings Attached ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Ben Harper —— Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006

March 22


The Beatles —— Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Bob Dylan —— Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Temptations —— The Temptations Sing Smokey ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Elvis Presley —— You’ll Never Walk Alone ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa —— Apostrophe (‘) ► Art Rock >> 1974
Eagles —— On The Border ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Soft Machine —— Bundles ► Jazz Fusion >> 1975
Jesse Colin Young —— Songbird ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— The Sun Sessions ► Rock ‘N Roll >> 1976
Iron Maiden —— The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
The Beatles —— Reel Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Savatage —— The Dungeons Are Calling ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1984
The Go-Go’s —— Talk Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Alcatrazz —— Disturbing The Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
John Paul Jones —— Scream For Help [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Anthrax —— Among The Living ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Morrissey —— Viva Hate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
White Zombie —— Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1989
Nine Inch Nails —— Head Like A Hole ► Industrial Metal >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Yes —— Talk ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Cheap Trick —— Woke Up With A Monster ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
The Headstones —— Teeth And Tissue ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— B-Sides & Rarities ► Alt Rock >> 2005
Billy Idol —— Devil’s Playground ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Soundgarden —— Live On I-5 ► Grange Rock >> 2011

March 23


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
Bobby Darin —— That’s All ► Pop-Rock >> 1959
Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Valley Of The Dolls ► Pop-Soul >> 1968
Roxy Music —— For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock >> 1973
King Crimson —— Lark’s Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Judas Priest —— Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal >> 1976
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Kaya ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
Van Halen —— Van Halen II ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Journey —— Departure ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
Rick Springfield —— Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet ► Power Pop >> 1982
ZZ Top —— Eliminator ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Ratt —— Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Howard Jones —— Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Joni Mitchell —— Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Fates Warning —— No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1988
ZZ Top —— Recycler ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Fall —— Code: Selfish ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1992
Frank Zappa —— Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock >> 1993
Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Dwight Yoakam —— This Time ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1993
Everclear —— Sparkle And Fade ► Grunge-Punk >> 1995
Iron Maiden —— Virtual XI ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Elton John & Leann Rimes —— Elton John And Tim Rice’s Aida ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
A+ —— Hempstead High ► Pop-Rap >> 1999
Gov’t Mule —— Live…With A Little Help From Our Friends, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1999
Mark Knopfler —— Metroland [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1999
Peter Pan Speedrock —— Killermachine ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Jerry Garcia Band —— Shining Star ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Lou Reed —— Animal Serenade ► Album Rock >> 2004
Guns N’ Roses —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Eric Clapton —— Me And Mr. Johnson ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Triumph —— A Night Of Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2004
Ringo Starr —— Tour 2003 ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Kansas —— Miracles Out Of Nowhere ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2015

March 24


The Easybeats —— It’s 2 Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Frank Zappa —— Mothermania ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Elton John —— Friends [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Slade —— Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Chicago —— Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Nuthin’ Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead —— Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Talking Heads —— The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
The Rolling Stones —— Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Pet Shop Boys —— Please ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Running Wild —— Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Supertramp —— Some Things Never Change ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Everclear —— White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
Journey —— Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Blue Öyster Cult —— Heaven Forbid ► Metal >> 1998
NSYNC —— NSYNC ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Who —— Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 2008
Indigo Girls —— Poseidon And The Bitter Bug ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Tangled Tales ► Country-Rock >> 2009
Van Morrison —— Diuets: Reworking The Catalogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

March 25


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Billy Preston —— The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-R&B >> 1968
Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young —— Together ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Devo —— DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Shakira —— Peligro ► New Jack Swing >> 1993
Powerman 5000 —— True Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Sleater-Kinney —— Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1996
Matthew Sweet —— Blue Sky On Mars ► Power Pop >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Daft Punk —— Homework ► House >> 1997
The Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Machine Head —— The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1997
Simple Minds —— The Early Years 1977-1978 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Rick Slick —— The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap >> 1999
Iron Maiden —— Rock In Rio ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Rama ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989 – 2005 ► Roots Rock >> 2005
The Raconteurs —— Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock >> 2008
The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008
Counting Crows —— Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Simple Minds —— Celebrate: The Greatest Hits ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2013
Iron Maiden —— Maiden England ’88 ► Heavy Metal >> 2013
Eagles —— The Studio Albums 1972-1979 ► Country-Rock >> 2013
Jack Bruce —— Silver Rails ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2014

March 26


John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Kinks —— Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa —— Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock >> 1972
ABBA —— Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Smokey Robinson —— A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1975
Santana —— Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Thin Lizzy —— Jailbreak ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Village People —— Go West ► Disco >> 1979
Van Halen —— Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock >> 1980
The Oak Ridge Boys —— Fancy Free ► Country-Pop >> 1981
Keel —— The Right To Rock ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Southern Accents ► Album Rock >> 1985
Van Halen —— 5150 ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Heart —— Brigade ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cross —— Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Digital Underground —— Sex Packets ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Rod Stewart —— Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Anal Cunt —— 40 More Reasons To Hate Us ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1996
Bonnie Tyler —— Free Spirit ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1996
Mark Knopfler —— Golden Heart ► Roots Rock >> 1996
The Monkees —— Missing Links, Volume Three ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Elton John —— Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
David Gray —— Shine: The Best Of The Early Years ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— The Singles 1999-2006 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2007
Iron Maiden —— En Vivo! ► Heavy Metal >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (March 13 – 19)

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):

March 13


Tyrannosaurus Rex —— A Beard Of Stars ► Psych Rock >> 1970
Hot Tuna —— Double Dose ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Slade —— We’ll Bring The House Down ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Cars —— Heartbreak City ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Fleshtones —— Fleshtones vs. Reality ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Carly Simon —— My Romance ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Bad Religion —— Generator ► Punk Rock >> 1992
Selena —— Amor Prohibido ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1994
Disco Inferno —— In Debt ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1995
Janet Jackson —— janet. Remixed ► Pop-Soul >> 1995
The Hives —— A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T ► Garage Rock >> 1998
Natalie Cole —— The Best Of Natalie Cole ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Eric Clapton —— Reptile ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Neil Young —— Live At Massey Hall 1971 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
The Innocence Mission —— We Walked In Song ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2007

March 14


Brenda Lee —— Bye Bye Blues ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Waylon Jennings —— Folk-Country ► Trad Country >> 1966
Justin Hayward And John Lodge —— Blue Jays ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Def Leppard —— On Through The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Joe Jackson —— Body And Soul ► New Wave Jazz-Pop >> 1984
Voivoid —— Rrröööaaarrr ► Thrash Metal >> 1986
Extreme —— Extreme ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Level 42 —— Forever Now ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1994
Bonnie Raitt —— Longing In Their Hearts ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Matthew Sweet —— 100% Fun ► Power Pop >> 1995
Goo Goo Dolls —— A Boy Named Goo ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1995
Collective Soul —— Collective Soul ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock >> 1995
A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Light At The End Of The World ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
2Pac —— Me Against The World ► Spoken Word Rap >> 1995
Annie Lennox —— Medusa ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1995
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— All Time Greatest Hits ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Poison —— Crack A Smile…And More! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2000
Elton John —— The Road To El Dorado [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits 1970-1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
A Flock Of Seagulls —— We Are The 80s ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2006
Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976) ► Glam Rock >> 2011

March 15


Jay & The Americans —— Sands Of Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson —— Pure Smokey ► Soul >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— That’s The Way Of The World ► Soul-Funk >> 1975
Kiss —— Destroyer ► Hard Rock >> 1976
The Band —— Islands ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Marvin Gaye —— Live At the London Palladium ► Soul >> 1977
Asia —— Asia ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Talking Heads —— Naked ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1988
Robert Palmer —— Pretty Woman [Sndtrk] ► Adult Contemporary >> 1990
Coverdale-Page —— Coverdale-Page ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Mötley Crüe —— Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Matthew Sweet —— Son Of Altered Beast [EP] ► Power Pop >> 1994
Sammy Hagar —— Unboxed ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Blur —— 13 ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1999
Buju Banton —— Rudeboys Inna Ghetto ► Dancehall Reggae >> 2000
Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Los Lobos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Steely Dan —— Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock >> 2005

March 16


The Kingston Trio —— Stereo Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Shut Down, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas —— King And Queen ► Soul >> 1967
Manfred Mann —— What A Mann ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Bijelo Dugme —— Bitanga I Princeza ► Yugoslav Prog Rock >> 1979
The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock >> 1981
The Smithereens —— Green Thoughts ► College Rock >> 1988
The Who —— Who’s Better, Who’s Best ► British Rock >> 1988
Kid Rock —— The Polyfuze Method ► Rap Rock >> 1993
The Cardigans —— Life ► Power Pop >> 1995
Morcheeba —— Big Clam ► Downtempo Trip-Hop >> 1998
Simple Minds —— Neapolis ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock >> 1999
Jackson Browne —— The Very Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Madonna —— MDNA ► Dance-Pop >> 2012
Mark Knopfler —— Tracker ► Roots Rock >> 2015

March 17


Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ Around The World ► Rock ‘n’ Roll >> 1958
Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1967
Jackie DeShannon —— New Image ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock >> 1977
Generation X —— Generation X ► Punk Rock >> 1978
Elvis Costello —— This Year’s Model ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Depeche Mode —— Black Celebration ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock >> 1990
No Doubt —— The Beacon Street Collection ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Ingenue ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Melissa Etheridge —— Never Enough ► Roots Rock >> 1992
No Doubt —— No Doubt ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Hanson —— MMMBop ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1996
The Dismemberment Plan —— The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified ► Post-Hardcore Punk >> 1997
Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Paul McCartney —— Back In The World ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams —— 11 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Nick Lowe —— Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe ► Pub Rock >> 2009
Rod Stewart —— Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

March 18


Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Peter, Paul & Mary —— Album 1700 ► Classic Folk >> 1967
Donna Summer —— A Love Trilogy ► Disco >> 1976
Iggy Pop —— The Idiot ► Proto Punk >> 1977
Grace Slick —— Dreams ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1980
Peter Gabriel —— Birdy [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Beatles —— Anthology 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— The Premier Hits ► Synth-Pop >> 1996
Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Buzzcocks —— Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Sparks —— Two Hands, One Mouth: Live In Europe ► Art Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop —— Post Pop Depression ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2016

March 19


Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1962
Jethro Tull —— Aqualung ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Cat Stevens —— Buddha And The Chocolate Box ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Kiss —— Dressed To Kill ► Hard Rock >> 1975
America —— Hearts ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Who —— Tommy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1975
The Doobie Brothers —— Takin’ It To The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— I Love You So ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
The Beach Boys —— L.A. (Light Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Black Flag —— Who’s Got The 10 1/2? ► Punk-Rock/Hardcore >> 1986
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Rock The House ► Pop-Rap >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads —— Tribute ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Cowboy Junkies —— The Caution Horses ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
Robert Plant —— Manic Nirvana ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Depeche Mode —— Violator ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
George Strait —— Chill Of An Early Fall ► Classic Country >> 1991
Barenaked Ladies —— Born On A Pirate Ship ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Blues To The Bush ► British Rock >> 2000
Jimmy Buffett —— Far Side Of The World ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Donovan —— Pied Piper ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
David Bowie —— The Best Of David Bowie, 1980/1987 ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Scorpions —— Sting In The Tail ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2010

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Albums Released This Week (March 6 -12)

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

March 06


The Temptations —— Temptations Live! ► Soul >> 1967
The United States Of America —— The United States Of America ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Temptations —— Psychedelic Shack ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Rolling Stones —— Stone Age ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Three Dog Night —— Hard Labor ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1974
John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— A Biography ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Janet Jackson —— Control ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Rod Stewart —— Downtown Train ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Kris Kristofferson —— Third World Warrior ► Trad Country >> 1990
Mike + The Mechanics —— Beggar On A Beach Of Gold ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1995
EMF —— Cha Cha Cha ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Buzzcocks —— Time’s Up ► Punk-Rock >> 2000
Journey —— The Journey Continues ► AOR Rock >> 2001
Aerosmith —— Just Push Play ► Hard Rock >> 2001
David Gilmour —— On An Island ► Prog Rock >> 2006
Korn —— MYTV Unplugged: Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2007
The Stooges —— The Weirdness ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2007
The Church —— Untitled #23 ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2009
Counting Crows —— Live In New York City 1997 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012
Bruce Springsteen —— Wrecking Ball ► Heartland Rock >> 2012

March 07


Genesis —— From Genesis To Revelation ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Mountain —— Climbing! ► Hard Rock >> 1970
The Byrds —— The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Carpenters —— Live In Japan ► Easy Listening >> 1975
David Bowie —— Young Americans ► Glam Rock >> 1975
Tears For Fears —— The Hurting ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Chris Rea —— On The Beach ► Album Rock >> 1986
The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume One ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume Two ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works Volume II ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1994
Eric Clapton —— The Cream Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Human Nature —— Telling Everybody [US] ► Dance-Pop/Boy Band >> 1997
Beatsteaks —— Launched ► Hardcore Punk/Kraut Rock >> 2000
Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Ben E. King —— Soul Masters ► Soul >> 2005
Jethro Tull —— Auqualung Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Buzzcocks —— Flat-Pack Philosophy ► Punk-Rock >> 2006
Donald Fagen —— Morph The Cat ► Jazz-Rock >> 2006
Van Morrison —— Pay The Devil ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

March 08


The Beach Boys —— Today! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Ben E. King —— What Is Soul ► Soul >> 1967
Alice Cooper —— Love It To Death ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Aerosmith —— Get Your Wings ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Foreigner —— Foreigner ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Fall —— Hex Enduction Hour ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1982
Reba McEntire —— Just A Little Love ► Country-Pop >> 1984
Luther Vandross —— The Night I Fell In Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Brutal Youth ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nine Inch Nails —— The Downward Spiral ► Industrial Metal >> 1994
Failure —— Magnified ► Post-Grunge/Alt Metal >> 1994
Babble —— The Stone ► Electro Dance-Pop >> 1994
Soundgarden —— Superunknown ► Grange Rock >> 1994
David Lee Roth —— Your Filthy Little Mouth ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada ► Instrumental/Experimental >> 1999
Rory Gallagher —— Wheels Within Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— Collapse Into Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
David Bowie —— The Next Day ► Glam Rock >> 2013

March 09


Canned Heat —— The New Age ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Steely Dan —— Katy Lied ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Angel Station ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Haircut 100 —— Pelican West ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Dolly Parton —— Real Love ► Country-Pop >> 1985
U2 —— The Joshua Tree ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Gary Moore —— Wild Frontier ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1987
Curve —— Doppelgänger ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing >> 1992
Gotthard —— Gotthard ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Widespread Panic —— Everyday ► Southern Rock >> 1993
The Moody Blues —— A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Sting —— Ten Summoner’s Tales ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Space —— Tin Planet ► Brit Pop >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— 20th Century Masters ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Van Morrison —— Back On Top ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Beth Borton —— Central Reservation ► Alt Adult Pop-Rock >> 1999
Scorpions —— Eye II Eye ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1999
Citizen King —— Mobile Estates ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1999
Wilco —— Summerteeth ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1999
Franz Ferdinand —— Franz Ferdinand ► Alt. Indie-Rock >> 2004
The Morning Benders —— Big Echo ► Dream Pop >> 2010
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2010
White Hinterland —— Kairos ► Dream Pop >> 2010
Dark Tranquility —— We Are The Void ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2010

March 10


Aretha Franklin —— I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ► Soul >> 1967
Cat Stevens —— Matthew & Son ► Folk-Pop >> 1967
Thin Lizzy —— Shades Of A Blue Orphanage ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dolly Parton —— Touch Your Woman ► Country-Pop >> 1972
Carpenters —— MAX 20 [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
The Temptations —— Wings Of Love ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
T. Rex —— Dandy In The Underworld ► Glam Rock >> 1977
The Buzzcocks —— Another Music In A Different Kitchen ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Simple Minds —— Life In A Day ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
John Cale —— Honi Scott ► Art Rock >> 1981
Joe Walsh —— There Goes The Neighborhood ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1992
Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock >> 1992
Buffalo Tom —— Let Me Come Over ► Alt Folk-Rock >> 1992
The Church —— Priest=Aura ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1992
Zard —— Forever You ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Sheena Easton —— Body & Soul ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Little River Band —— I Dream Alone ► Soft Rock >> 1997
The Bee Gees —— Still Waters [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners —— The Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1998
Robbie Robertson —— Contact From The Underworld Of Red Boy ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Killah Priest —— Heavy Mental ► East Coast Rap >> 1998
Eric Clapton —— Pilgrim ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Rory Gallagher —— The Essential ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Rick Springfield —— My Precious Little One: Lullabies For a New Generation ► Power Pop >> 2009
The Band —— Palladium Circles: The Classic NYC Broadcast 1976 ► Folk-Rock >> 2015
Madonna —— Rebel Heart ► Dance-Pop >> 2015

March 11


Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1968
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Harry Chapin —— Heads And Tales ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Chicago —— Chicago VII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1974
Alice Cooper —— Welcome To My Nightmare ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Quiet Riot —— Metal Health ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Eric Clapton —— Behind The Sun ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Depeche Mode —— 101 ► Synth-Pop >> 1989
Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Annihilator —— Refresh The Demon ► Thrash Metal >> 1996
Blonde Redhead —— Fake Can Be Just As Good ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock >> 1997
dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea ► Avant Grunge >> 1997
Santana —— Live At The Fillmore ► Jazz Fusion >> 1997
Heart —— These Dreams: Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1997
The Clash —— The Essential Clash ► Punk >> 2003
Machine Head —— Hellalive ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2003
Everclear —— Slow Motion Daydream ► Grunge-Punk >> 2003

March 12


The Velvet Underground —— The Velvet Underground & Nico ► Alt. Rock >> 1967
Yoko Ono —— Fly ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock >> 1971
Parliament —— Chocolate City ► Funk >> 1975
Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1984
Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1984
Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul >> 1985
Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Rick Astley —— Free ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
R.E.M. —— Out Of Time ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Céline Dion —— Falling Into You ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (February 27 – March 5)

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):

February 27


Elvis Presley —— How Great Thou Art ► Southern Gospel >> 1967
Blue Öyster Cult —— On Your Feet Or On Your Knees ► Metal >> 1975
Yes —— Yesterdays ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Village People —— Macho Man ► Disco >> 1978
Desparate Bicycles —— Remorse Code ► Post-Punk/Psych Rock >> 1979
Dead Can Dance —— Dead Can Dance ► Post-Punk/Goth Rock >> 1984
XTC —— Oranges And Lemons ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
Bruce Dickinson —— Alive In Studio A ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
PJ Harvey —— To Bring You My Love ► Indie Rock >> 1995
Neil Young —— Dead Man ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Babble —— Ether ► Electro Dance-Pop >> 1996
America —— Greatest Hits Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
The Band —— High On The Hog ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Triumph —— King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) ► Arena Rock >> 1996
Frank Zappa —— The Lost Episodes ► Prog rock/Jazz Fusion >> 1996
Curtis Mayfield —— People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story ► Soul/Funk >> 1996
Bad Religion —— The Gray Race ► Punk Rock >> 1997
CKY —— Volume 1 ► Alt. Rock/Alt. Metal >> 1999
Dave Matthews Band —— Everyday ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Cheap Trick —— Silver ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
Tears For Fears —— Secret World – Live In Paris ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2006

February 28


The Miracles —— The Fabulous Miracles ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Sam Cooke —— Mr. Soul ► Soul >> 1963
Van Morrison —— Moondance ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Styx —— Kilroy Was Here ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1983
The Ramones —— Subterranean Jungle ► Punk-Rock >> 1983
U2 —— War ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— In 3-D ► Comedy/Parody >> 1984
Queen —— The Works ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Various Artists —— Pretty In Pink [Sndtrk] ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1986
Indigo Girls —— Indigo Girls ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Eric Johnson —— Ah Via Musicom ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Little River Band —— Get Lucky ► Soft Rock >> 1990
Yoko Ono —— Onobox ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock >> 1995
Harry Nilsson —— Personal Bast: The Harry Nilsson Anthology ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Steve Earle —— Train A Comin’ ► Alt. Country >> 1995
Del Amitri —— Twisted ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Oasis —— Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
AC/DC —— Stiff Upper Lip ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1968-1971 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Talking Heads —— Bonus Rarities And Outtakes ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2006
Bruce Springsteen —— Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 ► Heartland Rock >> 2006
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— My Flame Burns Blue ► Orchestral Jazz >> 2006

February 29


Olivia Newton-John —— Come On Over ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
The Fall —— The Frenz Experiment ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1988
The Clash —— The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 ► Punk >> 1988
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— BTNHResurrection ► Gangsta Rap >> 2000
BloodHound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 2000
The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Steely Dan —— Two Against Nature ► Jazz-Rock >> 2000

March 01


Sam Cooke —— Ain’t That Good News ► Soul >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Girl Happy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1965
The Rascals —— Search And Nearness ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Camel —— Mirage ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Rush —— Rush ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Jeff Beck —— Blow By Blow ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion >> 1975
Max Webster —— High Class In Borrowed Shoes ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Hollies —— A Crazy Steal ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Roxy Music —— Manifesto ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Elton John —— Lady Samantha ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young —— Where The Buffalo Roam [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Robert Hunter —— Liberty ► Country-Rock >> 1988
Toto —— The Seventh One ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Ocean Colour Scene —— Ocean Colour Scene ► Brit Pop >> 1992
Cranberries —— Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Beck —— Mellow Gold ► Alt Rock >> 1994
DK Jamz —— The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack ► Atmospheric Ambient >> 1995
Tonic —— Live And Enhanced ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1999
Kathleen Edwards —— Back To Me ► Alt Country-Rock >> 2005
Cher —— Gold ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Jack Johnson —— In Between Dreams ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Blessed ► Alt. Country >> 2011
Rhye —— Woman ► Downtempo Pop >> 2013

March 02


The Doobie Brothers —— The Captain And Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Steely Dan —— Pretzel Logic ► Jazz-Rock >> 1974
Bananarama —— Deep Sea Skiving ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1983
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Through The Looking Glass ► Post-Punk Alt Rock >> 1987
Tears For Fears —— Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Steve Earle —— Essential Steve Earle ► Alt. Country >> 1993
Dimmu Borgir —— Spiritual Black Dimensions ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
Cheap Trick —— The Essential Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2004
John Hiatt —— The Open Road ► Roots Rock >> 2010

March 03


The Walker Brothers —— Images ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Laura Nyro —— Eli And The Thirteenth Confession ► Soft Rock >> 1968
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Black Magic ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Gary Glitter —— Glitter ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Stevie Wonder —— Music Of My Mind ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Bad Company —— Burnin’ Sky ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Easter ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Zappa in New York ► Art Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Sheik Yerbouti ► Art Rock >> 1979
Metallica —— Master Of Puppets ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
The Firm —— Mean Business ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Boogie Down Productions —— Criminal Minded ► East Coast Rap >> 1987
De La Soul —— 3 Feet High And Rising ► Hip-Hop >> 1989
Triumph —— Classics ► Arena Rock >> 1989
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy —— Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury ► Alt Hip-Hop >> 1992
David Byrne —— Uh-Oh ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Boatman’s Call ► Alt Rock >> 1997
Apollo 440 —— Electro Glide In Blue ► Electronic >> 1997
U2 —— Pop ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Madonna —— Ray Of Light ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! ► Alt Rock >> 2008
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint ► Southern Rock >> 2008
U2 —— No Line On The Horizon ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009

March 04


Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
ABBA —— Waterloo ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Police —— Live At Zellerbach ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Beatles —— Rarities ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Wang Chung —— Huang Chung ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Dazzle Ships ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Thin Lizzy —— Thunder And Lightning ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— True ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Aikea-Guinea [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Julian Cope —— Peggy Suicide ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Auteurs —— After Murder Park ► Glam Rock >> 1996
Mike + The Mechanics —— Hits ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1996
Evanescence —— Fallen ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2003
Kathleen Edwards —— Asking For Flowers ► Alt Country-Rock >> 2008
Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The 1975 —— Music For Cars [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013

March 05


The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
The Ventures —— The Ventures Play The “Batman” Theme ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmellow) ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Jimi Hendrix —— The Cry Of Love ► Psych/Blues Rock >> 1971
Slade —— Nobody’s Fools ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Trooper —— Hot Shots ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Charlie Daniels Band —— Windows ► Southern Rock >> 1982
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Rising Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Steve Earle —— Guitar Town ► Alt. Country >> 1986
The Beloved —— Happiness ► Brit Pop/Dance-Pop >> 1990
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. —— New Funky Nation ► G-Funk >> 1990
Amy Grant —— Heart In Motion ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1991
Morrissey —— Kill Uncle ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Teddy Pendergrass —— Truly Blessed ► Soul-Pop >> 1991
Gravity Kills —— Gravity Kills ► Industrial Electronica >> 1996
Iggy Pop —— Naughty Little Doggie ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 1996
Black Label Society —— 1919 Eternal ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Humble Pie —— Live At The Whisky A Go-Go ’69 ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Poco —— All Fired Up ► Country-Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (December 12 – 18)

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 12


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

December 13


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

December 14


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

December 15


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

December 16


Doris Day —— Love Him ► Adult Contemporary >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas ► Holiday Message & Music >> 1966
Bobby Womack —— Across 110th Street [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
Neil Diamond —— You Don’t Bring Me Flowers ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Kraftwerk —— Electric Café ► Techno-Rock >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1986
TISM —— Machines Against The Rage ► Alt Rock/Australia >> 1996
No Doubt —— Collector’s Orange Crate ► Ska-Pop >> 1997
Riverfenix —— Riverfenix ► Pop Punk >> 1997
Various Artists —— Cold Mountain ► 0 >> 2003
Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2003

December 17


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

December 18


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

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Albums Released This Week (October 31 – November 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):

October 31


Bob Dylan —— Carnegie Hall ► Folk >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Spinout ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Donna Summer —— Once Upon A Time… ► Disco >> 1977
Smokey Robinson —— Smokin’ ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Klaus Schulze —— Dig It ► Space Rock >> 1980
Cocteau Twins —— Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Paul McCartney —— Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Possessed —— Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1986
Roxette —— Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Dinosaur Jr. —— Bug ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Soundgarden —— Ultramega OK ► Grange Rock >> 1988
Grateful Dead —— Built To Last ► Album Rock >> 1989
Carpenters —— Loveliness ► Easy Listening >> 1989
Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Naked Raygun —— Raygun…Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock >> 1990
Ice Cube —— Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
ABBA —— Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop >> 1994
Julian Cope —— 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Curtis Mayfield —— Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk >> 1995
Foreigner —— Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock >> 1995
Paul Siebel —— Paul Siebel ► Country-Folk >> 1995
Slipknot —— Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal >> 1996
U2 —— All That You Can’t Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Bob Dylan —— The Essential Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Colorado ’88 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2006
The Who —— Endless Wire ► British Rock >> 2006
Triumph —— Extended Versions: Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2006
The Fags —— Light ‘Em Up ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Live At The Warfield ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Richard Marx —— Emotional Remains ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Richard Marx —— Sundown ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

November 01


Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Supremes —— Merry Christmas ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Temptations —— Temptin’ Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Canned Heat —— Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Grateful Dead —— American Beauty ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales —— Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
Elvis Presley —— Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
James Taylor —— One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Hollies —— Romany ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slayed? ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Roxy Music —— Stranded ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Kraftwerk —— Autobahn ► Techno-Rock >> 1974
Poco —— Cantamos ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Scorpions —— Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1974
The Band —— Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
James Taylor —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Carpenters —— Special Series [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1979
Queen —— News Of The World ► Glam Rock >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Aerosmith —— Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Real To Real Cacophony ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— X-Static ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— Themes For Great Cities 79/81 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1981
Phil Collins —— Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— Treasure ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Harry Connick, Jr. —— 20 ► Piano Jazz >> 1988
Ratt —— Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal >> 1988
The Shamen —— En-Tact ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1990
Steve Earle —— The Hard Way ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Big Audio Dynamite II —— Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Black Crowes —— Amorica ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Aerosmith —— Big Ones ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Huey Lewis & The News —— Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Nirvana —— MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge >> 1994
Tom Petty —— Wildflowers ► Album Rock >> 1994
Incubus —— Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal >> 1995
John Hiatt —— Live From Austin, TX ► Roots Rock >> 1995
East 17 —— Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
Kylie Minogue —— Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Carbon Leaf —— Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock >> 1999
Westlife —— Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 1999
James Taylor —— James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Santana —— All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2005
The Tragically Hip —— Hipeponymous ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Nirvana —— Silver: The Best In The Box ► Grunge >> 2005
Blouse —— Blouse ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011
Journey —— Greatest Hits 2 ► AOR Rock >> 2011
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 2011
The Beach Boys —— The Smile Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2011

November 02


Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock >> 1970
John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion >> 1976
The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock >> 1987
George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock >> 1989
The Smiths —— …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Smiths —— Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival >> 1992
Pink Floyd —— Shine On ► Prog Rock >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock >> 1993
The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock >> 1993
Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock >> 1993
The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo >> 1998
Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1998
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
The Lovin’ Spoonful —— Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
Poco —— Running Horse ► Country-Rock >> 2002
7 Walkers —— 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk >> 2010
Weezer —— Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2010
No Doubt —— Icon ► Ska-Pop >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— National Ransom ► Country-Rock >> 2010
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Wise Up Ghost ► Roots Rock >> 2010

November 03


Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop >> 1980
The Church —— Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG >> 1986
Kool & The Gang —— Forever ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1986
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock >> 1992
Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal >> 1992
Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal >> 1993
Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock >> 1997
Queen —— Queen Rocks ► Glam Rock >> 1997
Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Shamen —— UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1998
Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal >> 2000
Foo Fighters —— Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock >> 2009
Nirvana —— Live In Reading ► Grunge >> 2009
REO Speedwagon —— Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Weezer —— Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2009

November 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Cocteau Twins —— The Box Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden —— A-Sides ► Grange Rock >> 1997
Shania Twain —— Come On Over ► Country-Pop >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Jane’s Addiction —— Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Spice Girls —— Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
The Beach Boys —— The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Iron Maiden —— BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Best Of The ‘B’ Sides ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Iron Maiden —— Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Peter Gabriel —— Hit ► Prog Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Ben E. King —— Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul >> 2003
Iggy Pop —— Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2003
Little River Band —— Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Queen —— Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
Led Zeppelin —— The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock >> 2014
The Doobie Brothers —— Southbound\ ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

November 05


Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1996
Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock >> 2001
New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2002
Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop >> 2002
The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock >> 2007
Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk >> 2013

November 06


The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock >> 1970
The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1990
The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack >> 1995
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop >> 2007
Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock >> 2012
Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock >> 2015

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Albums Released This Week (October 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):

October 24


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

October 25


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Pink Floyd —— Ummagumma ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock >> 1971
The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Poco —— A Good Feelin’ to Know ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Carpenters —— GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae >> 1974
Paul Simon —— Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Al Di Meola —— Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Joe Walsh —— You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha ► Soul >> 1980
Culture Club —— Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
The Police —— Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Howard Jones —— One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock >> 1988
Joni Mitchell —— Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Madonna —— Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop >> 1994
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1994
The Psychedelic Furs —— Here Come The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1994
Common Sense —— Resurrection ► Underground Rap >> 1994
Madonna —— Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre —— Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Faithless —— Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance >> 1999
Manfred Mann —— 2006 ► Hard Rock >> 2004
PJ Harvey —— iTunes Originals – PJ Harvey ► Indie Rock >> 2004
Berlin —— 4Play ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2005
Bette Midler —— Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist >> 2005
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia Plays Dylan ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Kansas —— The Essential Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2010
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

October 26


Sam & Dave —— Soul Men ► Soul >> 1967
Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye —— Diana & Marvin ► Soul >> 1973
Neil Diamond —— Serenade ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Fall —— Dragnet ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1979
J. Geils Band —— Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Gary Numan —— Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Glenn Frey —— Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Meat Loaf —— Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Hooters —— Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Velvet Underground —— Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
The Cure —— Paris ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Ben E. King —— Shades Of Blue ► Soul >> 1993
The Clash —— Super Black Market Clash ► Punk >> 1993
Blur —— The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1999
Akinyele —— Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap >> 1999
B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group >> 1999
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Phil Lesh & Friends —— Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Incubus —— Make Yourself ► Funk Metal >> 1999
Bush —— The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock >> 1999
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock >> 1999
The Band —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers —— Live At Wolf Trap ► Pop-Rock >> 2004

October 27


Ten Years After —— Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Dusty Springfield —— Where Am I Going? ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Johnny Winter —— Second Winter ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ten Years After —— A Space In Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Talking Book ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Angel —— Angel ► Heavy Metal >> 1975
Bobby Womack —— Safety Zone ► Smooth Soul >> 1975
Slade —— Slade Alive, Vol. 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Motörhead —— Bomber ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Hawkwind —— Levitation ► Space Rock >> 1980
Ringo Starr —— Stop And Smell The Roses ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Prince —— 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
George Harrison —— Gone Troppo ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Teddy Pendergrass —— Heaven Only Knows ► Soul-Pop >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Infidels ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Celtic Frost —— To Mega Therion ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
XTC —— Skylarking ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Robbie Robertson —— Robbie Robertson ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Bob Dylan —— Good As I Been To You ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Neil Young —— Harvest Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Loves You ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1992
AC/DC —— Live ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Michael Nesmith —— Tropical Campfires ► Country-Rock >> 1992
Ayreon —— The Final Experiment ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1995
John Lennon —— Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of JoHn Lennon ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Afghan Whigs —— 1965 ► Post-Punk >> 1998
Cyndi Lauper —— Merry Christmas…Have A Nice Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Bryan Adams —— On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Phish —— The Story Of The Ghost ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1998
R.E.M. —— Up ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Haunted —— Made Me Do It ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 2000
Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits – The Tour Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Gov’t Mule —— By A Thread ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2009
Jack Johnson —— En Concert ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2009
Sting —— If On A Winter’s Night… ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Stephen Stills —— Live At Shepherd’s Bush ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Live At The Olympia ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009
Spandau Ballet —— Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2009
The Who —— The Who Hits 50! ► British Rock >> 2014

October 28


The Kinks —— Face To Face ► British Rock >> 1966
Neil Young —— Decade ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Rush —— Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
The Dream Syndicate —— The Days Of Wine And Roses ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1982
Nick Heywrd —— North Of A Miracle ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Bob Dylan —— Biograph ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Oingo Boingo —— Dead Man’s Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1985
Mike + The Mechanics —— Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1988
Deborah Harry —— Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop >> 1989
Queen —— Greatest Hits II ► Glam Rock >> 1991
Richard Marx —— Rush Street ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1991
Genesis —— We Can’t Dance ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Bob Dylan —— World Gone Wrong ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Millencolin —— Tiny Toons ► Euro-punk >> 1994
The Beatles —— Anthology 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Michael McDonald —— Blue Obsession ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Kiss —— Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Aquabats —— The Fury Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live in Koln ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Phish —— Slip Stitch And Pass ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1997
Tina Turner —— Twenty Four Seven ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Moody Blues —— December ► Prog Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
HIM —— A-Sides ► Hard Rock >> 2003
The Cure —— 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk >> 2008
School Of Seven Bells —— Alpinisms ► Dream Pop >> 2008

October 29


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ Safari ► Hot Rod >> 1962
Neil Diamond —— The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Byrds —— Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Dave Mason —— It’s Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock >> 1973
David Bowie —— David Live ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Zoot Allures ► Art Rock >> 1976
ABBA —— Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
Rush —— Exit…Stage Left ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Pat Benatar —— Get Nervous ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Donald Fagen —— The Nightfly ► Jazz-Rock >> 1982
Bryan Adams —— Reckless ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance >> 1984
Rush —— Power Windows ► Arena Rock >> 1985
The Beautiful South —— Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1990
Freddie Jackson —— Do Me Again ► Soul >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
The New York Rock And Soul Revue —— Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Big Daddy Kane —— Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap >> 1991
Wilco —— Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1996
Natalie Cole —— A Celebration Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 1996
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Ghostface Killah —— Ironman ► Rap-soul >> 1996
Yes —— Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► British Rock >> 1996
Joni Mitchell —— Misses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Huey Lewis & The News —— Time Flies…The Best Of ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
New Order —— International ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 13 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 14 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 15 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 16 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Nirvana —— Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Queen —— Queen Rock Momtreal ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Bryan Adams —— Bare Bones ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
James Taylor —— The Essential James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Nick Lowe —— A Seasonal Selection For All The Family ► Pub Rock >> 2013

October 30


Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1967
The Temptations —— The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Elton John —— Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Who —— Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Meddle ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Stevie Wonder —— Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B >> 1979
Spandau Ballet —— Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1981
Mercyful Fate —— Melissa ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Anthrax —— Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1985
George Michael —— Faith ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Joe Satriani —— Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental >> 1989
Wet Wet Wet —— Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Jimmy Buffett —— Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Roxy Music —— Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Big Daddy Kane —— Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap >> 1990
Pulp —— Different Class ► Britpop >> 1995
Blur —— Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2000
Tracy Chapman —— Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk >> 2001
Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2001
Bonnie Raitt —— Decades Rock Live: Bonnie Raitt And Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Ben E. King —— Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul >> 2007
Rod Stewart —— Merry Christmas, Baby ► Holiday Pop >> 2012
Three Dog Night —— One ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2012
Trey Anastasio —— Paper Wheels ► Jam Band/Guitar Rock >> 2015

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