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Albums Released This Week (April 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):

April 10


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

April 11


Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Beach Boys —— Love You ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1988
Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock >> 1995
No Doubt —— Return Of Saturn ► Ska-Pop >> 2000
Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival >> 2000
Queen —— Stone Cold Classics ► Glam Rock >> 2006
Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Bob Dylan —— In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

April 12


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

April 13


Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Farewell ► Soul >> 1970
David Bowie —— Aladdin Sane ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Catch A Fire ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
Michael Jackson —— Music & Me ► Soul Ballad >> 1973
Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Billy Squier —— Don’t Say No ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Church —— Of Skins And Heart ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1981
R.E.M. —— Murmur ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ► Trad Country >> 1987
Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Cross —— Shove It ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Warren Zevon —— Learning To Flinch ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Chris Isaak —— San Francisco Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Bruce Springsteen —— 18 Tracks ► Album Rock >> 1999
The Who —— 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Who ► British Rock >> 1999
The Ataris —— Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits ► Pop-Punk >> 1999
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock >> 1999
Rick Springfield —— Karma ► Power Pop >> 1999
The Jellybricks —— The Soap Opera ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
Various Artists —— VH1 Divas 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Bruce Springsteen —— Collection: 1973-2012 ► Heartland Rock >> 2012

April 14


Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Paris ► Pop-Soul >> 1966
Gentle Giant —— Three Friends ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock >> 1982
David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Victorialand ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Soul Asylum —— Clam Dip & Other Delights [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Chaka Khan —— The Woman I Am ► Soul-Funk >> 1992
ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Cast —— Mother Nature Calls ► Britpop >> 1997
Converge —— When Forever Comes Crashing ► Punk/Metalcore >> 1998
Cream —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock >> 2003

April 15


Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern) >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock >> 1974
The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Andrew Gold —— All This And Heaven Too ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Leo Kottke —— My Father’s Face ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
David Gray —— Sell, Sell, Sell ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop >> 1997
Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2008
PJ Harvey —— Hope Six Demolition Project, The ► Indie Rock >> 2016

April 16


The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop >> 1970
Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock >> 1976
The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Stephanie Mills —— Sweet Sensation ► Quiet Storm >> 1980
Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock >> 1984
The Bodeans —— Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams ► Roots Rock >> 1986
Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock >> 1987
Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1988
Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal >> 1990
Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock >> 1991
Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock >> 1995
Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock >> 1996
Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk >> 1999
The Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 10 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 11 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 12 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 7 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 8 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 9 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 2007
Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 2007
The Pretenders —— Live In London ► Post-Punk >> 2010
Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
Houses —— A Quiet Darkness ► Electronic Pop >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (February 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):

February 06


The Byrds —— Younger Than Yesterday ► Country-Rock >> 1967
Jefferson Starship —— Earth ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Simple Minds —— Sparkle In The Rain ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1984
38 Special —— Tour De Force ► Southern Rock >> 1984
Violent Femmes —— The Blind Leading The Naked ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1986
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead —— Dylan & The Dead ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Adam Ant —— Manners & Physique ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Pastels —— Mobile Safari ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1995
Jeff Beck —— You Had It Coming ► Instrumental Rock >> 2001
Sparks —— Hello Young Lovers ► Glam Rock >> 2006
The Apples In Stereo —— New Magnetic Wonder ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2007

February 07


The Four Seasons —— Born To Wander ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The James Gang —— Jesse Come Home ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Iggy Pop —— Soldier ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Rush —— Moving Pictures ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Powerlight ► Soul-Funk >> 1983
Alan Parsons Project —— Ammonia Avenue ► Prog Rock >> 1984
Roy Orbison —— Mystery Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones —— More Noise And Other Disturbances ► Ska-Metal >> 1992
Cake —— Motorcade Of Generosity ► Alt Rock/College Rock >> 1994
Simple Minds —— Good News From The Next World ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1995
Carpenters —— Interpretations ► Easy Listening >> 1995
The Melvins —— The Crybaby ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 2000
Elton John —— Billy Elliot The Musical [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Ray Davies —— Other People’s Lives ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Jack Johnson —— Sing-Alongs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George [Sndtrk] ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2006
Van Halen —— A Different Kind Of Truth ► Hard Rock >> 2012

February 08


Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Jimmy Smith —— Root Down ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1972
Peter Hammill —— The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Television —— Marquee Moon ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Poison —— Native Tongue ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Richard Marx —— Paid Vacation ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Stratovarius —— Fourth Dimension ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1995
Edguy —— Kingdom Of Madness ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
3 Doors Down —— The Better Life ► Post-Grunge Alt Metal >> 2000
Joni Mitchell —— Both Sides Now ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Asia —— Live At The Town & Country Club ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Steps —— Step One ► Britpop >> 2000
Massive Attack —— Heligoland ► Trip-Hop >> 2010
Elton John —— Gnomeo & Juliet [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2011
Jack Bruce —— Live At The Milky Way ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2011

February 09


The Mothers Of Invention —— Burnt Weeny Sandwich ► Art Rock >> 1970
ZZ Top —— Tejas ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Phil Collins —— Face Value ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
The Highwaymen —— Highwayman 2 ► Outlaw Country >> 1990
Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jellyfish —— Spilt Milk ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1993
Mick Jagger —— Wandering Spirit ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Dinosaur Jr. —— Where You Been ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
Stratovarius —— Dreamspace ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Bad Manners —— Rare & Fatty ► Ska Revival >> 1999
The Other Ones —— The Strange Remain ► Jam Band >> 1999
Elvis Presley —— Sunrise ► Rock n Roll >> 1999
Bad Company —— Hard Rock Live ► Hard Rock >> 2010

February 10


Dionne Warwick —— Presenting Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1963
The Troggs —— Trogglodynamite ► Garage Rock >> 1967
Buffalo Springfield —— Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
John Cale —— Church Of Anthrax ► Art Rock >> 1971
Carole King —— Tapestry ► Female Vocalist >> 1971
Carpenters —— Golden Double Deluxe [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1972
Dusty Springfield —— It Begins Again ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Judas Priest —— Stained Class ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Van Halen —— Van Halen ► Hard Rock >> 1978
John Lennon —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
New Order —— BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Manic Street Preachers —— Generation Terrorists ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Wet Wet Wet —— High On The Happy Side ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1992
Blur —— Blur ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1997
Gary Numan —— Exile ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Facing The Animal ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Massive Attack —— 100th Window ► Trip-Hop >> 2003
Kanye West —— The College Dropout ► Rap >> 2004
Carpenters —— Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition ► Easy Listening >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 2004

February 11


The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Blue Öyster Cult —— Tyranny And Mutation ► Heavy Metal >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— Songs From The Wood ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock >> 1984
The Firm —— The Firm ► British Rock >> 1985
Cowboy Junkies —— Black Eyed Man ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1992
Riders In The Sky —— Saturday Morning With Riders ► Western Swing/Pop >> 1992
The Church —— Almost Yesterday ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1997
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Beautiful World ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Anal Cunt —— I Like It When You Die ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1997
Hall & Oates —— Do It For Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Rush —— The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
The Calling —— The Very Best Of The Calling ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— House Of The Rising Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

February 12


Brenda Lee —— Sincerely, Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1962
The Three Souls —— Soul Sounds ► Soul-Jazz >> 1965
The Ventures —— Where The Action Is! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— Eat A Peach ► Southern Rock >> 1972
Olivia Newton-John —— Have You Ever Been Mellow ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Kinks —— Sleepwalker ► British Rock >> 1977
Bryan Adams —— Bryan Adams ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
XTC —— English Settlement ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Various Artists —— Vision Quest [Sndtrk] ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1985
A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1991
Phish —— A Picture Of Nectar ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1992
Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1992
Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery [UK] ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Sloan —— One Chord To Another ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1997
David Gray —— Lost Songs 95-98 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Chris Isaak —— Always Got Tonight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Kingston Trio —— Twice Upon A Time ► Folk-Pop >> 2008
Peter Gabriel —— Scratch My Back ► Prog Rock >> 2010
Joni Mitchell —— Studio Albums 1968 – 1979 ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Dion —— New York Is My Home ► Blues-Rock >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (January 30 – February 5)

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

January 30


The Kingston Trio —— Make Way ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones No. 2 ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Velvet Underground —— White Light/White Heat ► Alt. Rock >> 1968
Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ’69 ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1969
T. Rex —— Futuristic Dragon ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Blue Öyster Cult —— Club Ninja ► Metal >> 1986
The Blue Nile —— Hats ► Synth/Dream-Pop >> 1989
The Shamen —— In Gorbachev We Trust ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1989
New Order —— Technique ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Free Kitten —— Nice Ass ► Indie Rock >> 1995
Ministry —— Filth Pig ► Industrial Metal >> 1996
The Psychedelic Furs —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 2001
Madonna —— The Confessions Tour ► Dance-Pop >> 2007
Lykke Li —— Youth Novels ► Dream Pop >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

January 31


Tony Bennett —— The Movie Song Album ► Easy Listening >> 1966
Al Green —— Let’s Stay Together ► Soul (Southern) >> 1972
Christopher Cross —— Another Page ► Pop-Rock, Soft >> 1983
Curtis Mayfield —— BBC Radio 1 In Concert ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Tori Amos —— Under The Pink ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR [UK] ► Indie Rock >> 2000
Ben E. King —— I’ve Been Around ► Soul >> 2006
Hannah Peel —— The Broken Wave ► Electronic Pop >> 2011
Ringo Starr —— Ringo 2012 ► Pop-Rock >> 2012

February 01


The Doors —— Morrison Hotel ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
The Doobie Brothers —— What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Girl —— Sheer Greed ► Heavy Metal/Glam-Metal >> 1980
Earthstar —— Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! ► Kosmische Musik >> 1981
Simple Minds —— Celebration ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1982
Eric Clapton —— Money And Cigarettes ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Tesla —— The Great Radio Controversy ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Accept —— Objection Overruled ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Off The Ground ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Fugees —— Blunted On Reality ► Rap/Contemporary R&B >> 1994
Green Day —— Dookie ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Dr. John —— Duke Elegant ► New Orleans R&B >> 2000
Little Feat —— Extended Versions ► Southern Rock >> 2000
The Beach Boys —— Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986 ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jack Johnson —— Brushfire Fairy Tales ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2001
Brazilian Girls —— Brazilian Girls ► Electro-Dance >> 2005
Jack Johnson —— Sleep Through The Static ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2008

February 02


Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Gimme Back My Bullets ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Stiff Little Fingers —— Inflammable Material ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Iron Maiden —— Killers ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
The Style Council —— Cost Of Loving ► Synth-Pop >> 1987
Expose —— Exposure ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
The Psychedelic Furs —— Midnight To Midnight ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1987
Lita Ford —— Lita ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Brian May —— Back To The Light ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Phish —— Rift ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1993
Belly —— Star ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop >> 1993
Pavement —— Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain ► Indie Rock/Noise Rock >> 1994
Built To Spill —— Keep It Like A Secret ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 1999
Martha & The Muffins —— Delicate ► Indie Art-Rock >> 2010

February 03


The Beatles —— Twist And Shout ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Jethro Tull —— This Was ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Byrds —— Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Harry Nilsson —— Love Story ► Traditional Pop >> 1971
Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Difficult To Cure ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Earth —— Earth 2 ► Drone Doom Rock >> 1993
Energy Orchard —— Pain Killer ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1995
David Bowie —— Earthling ► Techno Rock >> 1997
Texas —— White On Blonde ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Various Artists —— Blues Brothers 2000 [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Pearl Jam —— Yield ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Nocturama ► Alt Rock >> 2003
Incubus —— A Crow Left Of The Murder… ► Funk Metal >> 2004
Bob Dylan —— Shadows In The Night ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

February 04


The Strawbs —— Grave New World ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elvis Presley —— Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock >> 1973
Fleetwood Mac —— Rumours ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Buggles —— The Age Of Plastic ► New Wave Power Pop >> 1980
The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Porcupine ► Post-Punk >> 1983
Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae >> 1991
Alice In Chains —— Sap ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1992
Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Silverchair —— Freak Show ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Tony Bennett —— Tony Bennett On Holiday ► Easy Listening >> 1997
Frank Zappa —— Halloween ► Art Rock >> 2003
Various Artists —— Living In The 90s…Now ► Rock >> 2008
Cut Copy —— Zonoscope ► Electronic Pop >> 2011

February 05


Cream —— Goodbye ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Minnie Riperton —— Stay In Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1977
The Bee Gees —— Spirits Having Flown ► Disco >> 1979
The Cure —— Boys Don’t Cry ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Queen —— Innuendo ► Glam Rock >> 1991
Nirvana —— Hormoaning ► Grunge >> 1992
Deep Purple —— Purpendicular ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Goo Goo Dolls —— Dizzy [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1999
The Church —— After Everything Now This ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2002
The Church —— El Momento Siguiente ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2007
Belinda Carlisle —— Voila ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Lucinda Williams —— The Ghosts Of Highway 20 ► Alt. Country >> 2016
Elton John —— Wonderful Crazy Night ► Pop-Rock >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (January 23 – 29)

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 23


The Supremes —— The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Family —— A Song For Me ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Kinks —— Schoolboys In Disgrace ► Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Joan Jett —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Trust ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tone Loc —— Lōc-ed After Dark ► Pop-Rap >> 1989
David Crosby —— Oh Yes I Can ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
Jerry Garcia Band —— Don’t Let Go ► Roots Rock >> 2001
John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock >> 2007

January 24




Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1972
Michael Jackson —— Got To Be There ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Aretha Franklin —— Young, Gifted And Black ► Soul >> 1972
Debbie Gibson —— Electric Youth ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Underworld —— Dubnobasswithmyhead ► Techno Trance >> 1994
Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock >> 1995
David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Tha Alkaholics —— Firewater ► West Coast Rap >> 2006
Dion —— Tankful Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

January 25


The Ventures —— The Ventures In Space ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1964
Cilla Black —— Cilla ► Brit Invasion Pop >> 1965
John Phillips —— John Phillips (John, The Wolf King Of L.A.) ► Country-Rock >> 1970
The Kinks —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Sparks —— A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Cher —— Take Me Home ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Phil Collins —— No Jacket Required ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Gary Moore —— After The War ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1989
Sarah McLachlan —— Touch ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Kenny G —— The Collection ► Jazz-Pop >> 1993
Peter Frampton —— A Day In The Sun ► Arena Rock >> 1994
New Kids On The Block —— Face The Music ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1994
Alice In Chains —— Jar Of Flies ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1994
Meat Puppets —— Too High To Die ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Dimmu Borgir —— Stormblåst ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1996
Shpongle —— Are You Shpongled? ► Psychedelic Ambient >> 1998
Blindside —— A Thought Crushed My Mind ► Post Hardcore Punk >> 2000
D’Angelo —— Voodoo ► Neo-Soul/Funk >> 2000
Dark Tranquility —— Character ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2005
Soul Asylum —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011

January 26


Simon & Garfunkel —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Chicago —— Chicago II ► Jazz-Rock >> 1970
Harry Nilsson —— Nilsson Sings Newman ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Elton John —— Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Deep Purple —— Who Do We Think We Are ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Generation X —— Valley Of The Dolls ► Punk Rock >> 1979
Berlin —— Pleasure Victim ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1983
Janet Jackson —— Control: The Remixes ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Public Enemy —— Yo! Bum Rush the Show ► Hip Hop >> 1987
David Lee Roth —— Skyscraper ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Prog Rock >> 1993
The Bouncing Souls —— Maniacal Laughter ► Punk Rock >> 1996
Nick Lowe —— Basher ► Pub Rock >> 1998
Foxy Brown —— Chyna Doll ► Hip Hop >> 1999
Dan Swanö —— Moontower ► Progressive Death Metal >> 1999
Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1999
The Church —— El Momento Descuidado ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2005
Mariah Carey —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
David Bowie —— A Reality Tour ► Glam Rock >> 2010
Beach House —— Teen Dream ► Dream Pop >> 2010

January 27


The Beach Boys —— 20/20 ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Mesopotamia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— The Kid Inside ► Roots Rock >> 1983
Christine McVie —— Christine McVie ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
John Lennon And Yoko Ono —— Milk And Honey ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Frank Zappa —— Does Humor Belong In Music? ► Comedy Rock >> 1986
The Replacements —— Don’t Tell A Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Slaughter —— Stick It To Ya ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Therapy? —— Pleasure Death ► Alt Metal/Noise Rock >> 1992
The Human League —— Octopus ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
Reef —— Glow ► Brit Pop >> 1997
Richard Carpenter —— Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor ► Easy Listening >> 1998
Dixie Chicks —— Wide Open Spaces ► Country-Rock >> 1998
Edguy —— Theater Of Salvation ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
The Cure —— Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 ► Post-Punk >> 2004
Twista —— Kamikaze ► Midwest Rap >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen —— Working On A Dream ► Heartland Rock >> 2009

January 28


Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
J. Geils Band —— Love Stinks ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Sparks —— Terminal Jive ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Triumph —— Never Surrender ► Arena Rock >> 1983
David Lee Roth —— Crazy From The Heat ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Black Sabbath —— Seventh Star ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Guns N’ Roses —— Lies, The Drugs, The Sex ► Hard Rock >> 1991
The Afghan Whigs —— Congregation ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Current 93 —— Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre ► Industrial/Experimental >> 1994
Pat Boone —— In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy ► MOR Jazz-Pop >> 1997
Built To Spill —— Perfect From Now On ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock >> 1997
Robert Palmer —— The Very Best Of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Natalie Cole —— Super Best ► Soul-Pop >> 1998
Lou Reed —— The Raven ► Art Rock >> 2003
Adele Adkins —— 19 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2008

January 29


Miles Davis —— Filles De Kilimanjaro ► Electric Jazz/Fusion >> 1969
Buzzcocks —— Spiral Scratch ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Shalamar —— Friends ► Disco >> 1982
Huey Lewis & The News —— Picture This ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Yello —— Stella ► Electro Synth-Pop >> 1985
Fish —— Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors ► Prog Rock >> 1990
The Divinyls —— Divinyls ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Gloria Estefan —— Into The Light ► Latin Pop >> 1991
Chicago —— Twenty 1 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1991
Screaming Trees —— Uncle Anesthesia ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1991
Susanna Hoffs —— When You’re A Boy ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Prince —— The Truth ► Soul-Funk >> 1998
Blackmail —— Science Fiction ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock >> 1999
Natalie Cole —— Love Songs ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band —— The Haiti Relief Project [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010
Indians —— Somewhere Else ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Let Me Get By ► Blues-Rock >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (January 16 – 22)

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

January 16


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

January 17


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

January 18


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

January 19


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

January 20


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

January 21


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

January 22


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

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Albums Released This Week (January 9 – 15)

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

January 09


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

January 10


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

January 11


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

January 12


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

January 13


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

January 14


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

January 15


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
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 >> 1970
John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat —— Hooker ‘N Heat ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Marvin Gaye —— In Our Lifetime ► Soul – Motown >> 1981
Barbara Dickson —— All For A Song ► MOR Pop >> 1982
Kool & The Gang —— Emergency ► Dance-Pop >> 1984
John Fogerty —— Centerfield ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
The Commodores —— Nightshift ► Soul-Funk >> 1985
Sabbat —— History Of A Time To Come ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1988
The Sundays —— Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
David Lee Roth —— A Little Ain’t Enough ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Accept —— Predator ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1996
Talking Heads —— The Collection ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2007
Barbara Kessler —— What You Keep ► Alt. Country >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (November 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):

November 14


The Monkees —— Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Syd Barrett —— Barrett ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale —— Helen Of Troy ► Art Rock >> 1975
Wet Willie —— Manorisms ► Southern Rock >> 1977
Queen —— Jazz ► Glam Rock >> 1978
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— Tubeway Army ► Synth-Pop >> 1978
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Raise! ► Soul-Funk >> 1981
Chic —— Believer ► Disco-Funk >> 1983
Fates Warning —— Awaken The Guardian ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1986
Milli Vanilli —— All Or Nothing ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
Tracy Chapman —— New Beginning ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Guster —— Parachute ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
At The Gates —— Slaughter Of The Soul ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1995
The Rolling Stones —— Stripped ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Melissa Etheridge —— Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock >> 1995
Mötley Crüe —— Greatest Hits ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
3LW —— 3LW ► Teen Pop >> 2000
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 2 ► Gangsta Rap >> 2000
Badfinger —— Head First ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Mojo Workout ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Eagles —— Selected Works: 1972-1999 ► Country-Rock >> 2000
Steely Dan —— Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980 ► Jazz-Rock >> 2000
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Doraville – Revisited ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

November 15


Muddy Waters —— At Newport 1960 ► Chicago Blues >> 1960
Van Morrison —— His Band And The Street Choir ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad —— E Pluribus Funk ► Hard Rock >> 1971
America —— Homecoming ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Grateful Dead —— Wake Of The Flood ► Album Rock >> 1973
Roxy Music —— Country Life ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Ringo Starr —— Goodnight Vienna ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Another Live ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Grateful Dead —— Shakedown Street ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Thin Lizzy —— Renegade ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Songs To Learn & Sing ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Cocteau Twins —— Tiny Dynamine ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa —— Jazz From Hell ► Art Rock/Computer Electronica >> 1986
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Live Alive ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Fleetwood Mac —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Journey —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1988
Sheena Easton —— The Lover In Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Kiss —— Smashes, Trashes & Hits ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Cowboy Junkies —— The Trinity Session ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
KMFDM —— Naïve ► Industrial/Kraut Rock >> 1990
Ween —— Pure Guava ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi >> 1992
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock >> 1993
The Band —— Across The Great Divide [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Method Man —— Tical ► Hardcore Rap >> 1994
Bryan Adams —— The Best Of Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Chris Rea —— Road To Hell: Part 2 ► Album Rock >> 1999
Ace Of Base —— Singles Of The 90s ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1999
Bruce Springsteen —— The Collection ► Heartland Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan —— The Best of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
The Rembrandts —— Choice Picks ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Madonna —— Confessions On A Dance Floor ► Dance-Pop >> 2005
Wilco —— Kicking Television: Live In Chicago ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Fenway Park ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Loggins & Messina —— Live: Sittin’ In Again At Santa Barbara Bowl ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Bush —— Zen X Four ► Grunge Rock >> 2005
Twin Shadow —— Forget ► Dream Pop >> 2010
R.E.M. —— Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011

November 16


The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Tony Bennett —— Who Can I Turn To? ► Easy Listening >> 1964
Stevie Wonder —— Down To Earth ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Watchout! ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
J. Geils Band —— The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Denny Laine —— Ahh…Laine ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1973
Bette Midler —— Bette Midler ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1973
Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
The Kinks —— Preservation Act 1 ► British Rock >> 1973
Natalie Cole —— Thankful ► Soul-Pop >> 1977
Kiss —— Music From “The Elder” ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Chic —— Take It Off ► Disco-Funk >> 1981
Sade —— Promise [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1985
Black Sabbath —— The Eternal Idol ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pebbles —— Pebbles ► Urban Dance-Pop >> 1987
Rick Astley —— Whenever You Need Somebody ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Dokken —— Beast From The East ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
The Knack —— Retrospective, The: The Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1992
Blondie —— Blonde & Beyond ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1993
Better Than Ezra —— Deluxe ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Heart —— Desire Walks On ► Album Rock >> 1993
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock >> 1993
Us3 —— Hand On The Torch ► Jazz-Rap >> 1993
The Pointer Sisters —— Only Sisters Can Do That ► Soul >> 1993
Dr. Dre —— 2001 ► Hip-Hop >> 1999
Céline Dion —— Au Cœur Du Stade ► Adult Pop >> 1999
The Church —— The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Korn —— Issues ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 1999
Genesis —— Platinum Collection ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam —— Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991 – 2003) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Queen —— Absolute Greatest ► Glam Rock >> 2009
Bruce Springsteen —— the Promise ► Heartland Rock >> 2010
Bruce Springsteen —— The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story ► Heartland Rock >> 2010

November 17


The Kinks —— Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock >> 1967
Bob Dylan —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Laura Nyro —— Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Miles Davis —— Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion >> 1971
The Moody Blues —— Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1972
ABBA —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Tommy Bolin —— Teaser ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler —— Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
The Doors —— An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
The Jam —— Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Easybeats —— Absolute Anthology ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1980
John Lennon —— Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Fall —— Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1980
Chaka Khan —— Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk >> 1982
The Kinks —— Think Visual ► British Rock >> 1986
The Pretenders —— The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Various Artists —— The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop >> 1992
Ice Cube —— The Predator ► Gangsta Rap >> 1992
The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Mariah Carey —— #1’s ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Kylie Minogue —— Body Language ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
U2 —— Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— The Ballads ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Damned —— So, Who’s Paranoid? ► Goth Rock >> 2008
Paul McCartney —— Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 2009
Janet Jackson —— Number Ones / The Best ► Pop-Soul >> 2009
Rush —— Working Men ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2009
Bruce Springsteen —— The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock >> 2014
David Bowie —— Nothing Has Changed ► Glam Rock >> 2014

November 18


Three Dog Night —— Naturally ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1970
Genesis —— The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Al Green —— Have A Good Time ► Soul (Southern) >> 1976
Bob Welch —— French Kiss ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Brand X —— Livestock ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1977
The Damned —— Music For Pleasure ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— This Is The Modern World ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Love Beach ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Emerson, Lake & Palmer In Concert ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Ian Anderson —— Walk Into Light ► Electronic/Art Rock >> 1983
Slade —— Crackers – The Christmas Party Album ► Hard Rock >> 1985
LL Cool J —— Radio ► Hip-Hop >> 1985
Robert Palmer —— Riptide ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1985
Stevie Nicks —— Rock A Little ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Duran Duran —— Notorious ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Madonna —— You Can Dance ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Whitesnake —— Slip Of The Tongue ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Aldo Nova —— Aldo’s Dream ► Progressive Rock >> 1997
John Mellencamp —— The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988 ► Roots Rock >> 1997
AC/DC —— Bonfire ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Metallica —— Reload ► Heavy Metal >> 1997
Paul Simon —— Songs From The Capeman ► Folk-Pop >> 1997
The Ramones —— We’re Outta Here ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Savatage —— Believe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1998
Sheena Easton —— Fabulous ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Madonna —— GHV2 ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Cyndi Lauper —— At Last ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
John Cale —— HoboSapiens ► Art Rock >> 2003
The Human League —— Original Remixes & Rarities ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2005
Phish —— At The Roxy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2008
David Cook —— David Cook ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2008

November 19


The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys In Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Brain Salad Surgery ► Prog Rock >> 1973
George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Garage: Acts II & III ► Art Rock >> 1979
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live Rust ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Barry Manilow —— Barry ► AM Pop >> 1980
Led Zeppelin —— Coda ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Don Henley —— Building The Perfect Beast ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Kinks —— Word Of Mouth ► British Rock >> 1984
U2 —— Achtung Baby ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Teenage Fanclub —— Bandwagonesque ► Power Pop >> 1991
Jeff Beck —— Beckology ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
The Clash —— Clash On Broadway ► Punk >> 1991
Talk Talk —— Laughing Stock ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Luis Miguel —— Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1991
Boz Scaggs —— Fade Into Light ► Pop-Soul >> 1996
Bush —— Razorblade Suitcase ► Grunge Rock >> 1996
Cher —— Living Proof ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
George Harrison —— Brainwashed ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Led Zeppelin —— Early Days And Latter Days ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Toni Braxton —— More Than A Woman ► Soul-Pop >> 2002
Joni Mitchell —— Travelogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Cher —— Burlesque [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Simple Minds —— 5X5 Live ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2012
Led Zeppelin —— Celebration Day ► Hard Rock >> 2012
The Who —— Live At Hull 1970 ► British Rock >> 2012
Rush —— Clockwork Angels Tour ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2013
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock >> 2013
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

November 20


The Yardbirds —— Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds ► Blues Rock >> 1965
Stevie Wonder —— Eivets Rednow…Alfie ► Soul-pop >> 1968
Sly & The Family Stone —— There’s A Riot Goin’ On ► Soul-Funk >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Muscle Of Love ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Phil Collins —— …But Seriously ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Debbie Gibson —— Anything Is Possible ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Run-D.M.C. —— Back From Hell ► Rap >> 1990
Blue Rodeo —— Casino ► Country-Rock >> 1990
Cinderella —— Heartbreak Station ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Peter Gabriel —— Shaking The Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats ► Prog Rock >> 1990
Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic: Highlights! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Beatles —— Anthology 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Playback ► Album Rock >> 1995
HiM —— Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1997
The Slackers —— The Question ► Ska Revival >> 1998
Sting —— …All This Time ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Psychedelic Furs —— Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 2001
Aerosmith —— Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology ► Hard Rock >> 2001
Foo Fighters —— Five Songs And A Cover [EP] ► Grunge Rock >> 2005
Oasis —— Stop The Clocks ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2006
Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening Live ► Roots Rock >> 2007
The Kingston Trio —— Live At The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium ► Folk-Pop >> 2007
Phish —— Vegas 96 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2007
Billy Idol —— In Super Overdrive Live ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Adele Adkins —— 25 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2015
Tracy Chapman —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 2015
Rush —— R40 Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2015

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