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Albums Released This Week (August 21 – 27)

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

August 21


Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul >> 1968
The Nice —— Nice ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Black Rose —— Black Rose ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Chillliwack —— Wanna Be A Star ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Psychedelic Furs —— Mirror Moves ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1984
Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Various Artists —— Dirty Dancing [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock >> 1989
Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1990
Prince —— Graffiti Bridge ► Funk-Pop >> 1990
Jane’s Addiction —— Ritual De Lo Habitual ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
New Order —— (the rest of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Palace Music —— Viva Last Blues ► Indie Rock/Country-Rock >> 1995
Oasis —— Be Here Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Liverpool Sound Collage ► Electronica/Ambient >> 2000
John Waite —— Figure In A Landscape ► Power Pop >> 2001
The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock >> 2001
Slade —— Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Caribou —— Andorra ► Dream Pop >> 2007
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ ► Southern Rock >> 2012

August 22


Herbie Hancock —— Man-Child ► Fusion >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Nightingales & Bombers ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Dennis Wilson —— Pacific Ocean Blue ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Depeche Mode —— Construction Time Again ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Let’s Active —— Every Dog Has His Day ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane ► Arena Rock >> 1989
Portishead —— Dummy ► Trip-Hop >> 1994
Marvin Gaye —— Anthology ► Soul – Motown >> 1995
King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Gathering —— Mandylion ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal >> 1995
Styx —— Styx Greatest Hits ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1995
Sparks —— Balls ► Glam Rock >> 2000
Buju Banton —— Unchained Spirit ► Dancehall Reggae >> 2000
Aldo Nova —— The Best Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 2006
Gov’t Mule —— High & Mighty ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2006
The Marshall Tucker Band —— Live On Long Island 04-18-80 ► Southern Rock >> 2006
Deadsy —— Phantasmagore ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2006

August 23


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Fleetwood Mac —— Mr. Wonderful ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Tygers Of Pang Yang —— Wild Cat ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Yazoo —— Upstairs At Eric’s ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ratt —— Ratt [EP] ► Glam Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ► Art Rock/Contemporary Orchestral >> 1984
Diana Ross —— Eaten Alive ► Smooth Soul >> 1985
Various Artists —— Now That’s What I Call Music 7 ► Rock >> 1986
Bad Company —— Dangerous Age ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Jane’s Addiction —— Nothing’s Shocking ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
Jeff Buckley —— Grace ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Dinosaur Jr. —— Without A Sound ► Alt. Rock >> 1994
Symphony X —— The Damnation Game ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1995
Gardenian —— Soulburner ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Yes —— The Word Is Live ► Prog Rock >> 2005
The Human League —— Credo ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2011

August 24


Ben E. King —— Young Boy Blues ► Soul >> 1964
The Ventures —— Horse, The ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1968
Jeff Beck Group —— Truth ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Aretha Franklin —— Spirit In The Dark ► Soul >> 1970
R.E.M. —— Chronic Town [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
Rainbow —— Bent Out Of Shape ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Mark Knopfler —— Cal [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1984
John Cougar Mellencamp —— The Lonesome Jubilee ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Corey Hart —— Young Man Running ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Squeeze —— Frank ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Kylie Minogue —— Greatest Hits ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Tha Alkaholics —— 21 & Over ► West Coast Rap >> 1993
Various Artists —— Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Disc 1) ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Annihilator —— Set The World On Fire ► Thrash Metal >> 1993
Shaggy —— Midnite Lover ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1997
Moloko —— I Am Not A Doctor ► Electronic/Dance >> 1998
Christina Aguilera —— Christina Aguilera ► Dance-Pop >> 1999
Lou Bega —— A Little Bit Of Mambo ► Latin Pop/Mambo >> 1999
Elton John —— The Muse [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Donovan —— Beat Café ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
The Rolling Stones —— Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Steve Earle —— The Revolution Starts Now ► Alt. Country >> 2004

August 25


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

August 26


The Walker Brothers —— Portrait ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing And Perform “Funny Girl” ► Soul >> 1968
The Supremes —— Live At London’s Talk Of The Town ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
Marvin Gaye —— In The Groove ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
Otis Redding —— Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival ► Memphis Soul >> 1970
Grateful Dead —— Dead Set ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
The Cure —— The Head On The Door ► Post-Punk >> 1985
Journey —— Star-Box ► AOR Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Leisure ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1991
Amy Grant —— House Of Love ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1994
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Dwight Yoakam —— Wild Gift ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1997
Tha Alkaholics —— Likwidation ► West Coast Rap >> 1997
Creed —— My Own Prison ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Eddie Money —— Super Hits ► Album Rock >> 1997
Various Artists —— Live! The Farewell Tour ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Peter Frampton —— Now ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Styx —— Rockers ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2003
Warren Zevon —— The Wind ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Little Feat —— Join The Band ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Matthew Sweet —— Sunshine Lies ► Power Pop >> 2008
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night: Greatest Hits Live ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2008
Kiss —— Kiss Rocks Las Vegas ► Hard Rock >> 2016

August 27


Stevie Wonder —— I Was Made To Love Her ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Donna Summer —— Love To Love You Baby ► Disco >> 1975
Eric Clapton —— No Reason To Cry ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Roaring Silence ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
ZZ Top —— Deguello ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
Alan Parsons Project —— Eve ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Pat Benatar —— In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1979
The B-52’s —— Wild Planet ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Billy Squier —— Emotions In Motion ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Mica Paris —— So Good ► Urban Contemporary >> 1988
Garth Brooks —— No Fences ► Country-Pop >> 1990
Brenda Lee —— Anthology (1956-1980) ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Bad English —— Backlash ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Fire Inside ► Heartland Rock >> 1991
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
Jerry Garcia Band —— Jerry Garcia Band ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Pearl Jam —— Ten ► Hard Rock >> 1991
A+ —— Latch-Key Child ► Pop-Rap >> 1996
The Who —— My Generation: The Very Best Opf The Who ► British Rock >> 1996
Pearl Jam —— No Code ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Fallon —— The Bathroom Wall ► Comedy/Satire >> 2002
Boston —— Corporate America ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Uncle Kracker —— No Stranger To Shame ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Coldplay —— A Rush Of Blood To The Head ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2002
Grand Funk Railroad —— Trunk Of Funk ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Ringo Starr —— Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self-Portrait (1969-1971) ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Little River Band —— Cuts Like A Diamond ► Soft Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (April 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):

April 24


Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Young Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
Janet Jackson —— All for You ► Pop-Soul >> 2001
The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007

April 25


The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
David Bowie —— Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock >> 1994
Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Blondie —— Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Neil Young —— Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2002
Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2005
Rush —— Gold ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2006
Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

April 26


The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.) >> 1980
Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa —— Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1988
Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011
The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop >> 2013

April 27




Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall —— Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010

April 28


Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Tracy Chapman —— Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009
The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Eric Clapton —— Forever Man ► Blues-Rock >> 2015

April 29


The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock >> 1996
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2008

April 30


The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop >> 1965
Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
A Flock Of Seagulls —— A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1982
Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock >> 1989
Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2013

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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 (February 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):

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February 13


Ben E. King —— Ben E. King Sings For Soulful Lovers ► Soul >> 1962
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Ventures —— The Ventures Knock Me Out! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1965
Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Jermaine Jackson —— Precious Moments ► Soul-dance-pop >> 1986
The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock >> 1990
Gin Blossoms —— Congratulations…I’m Sorry ► Power Pop >> 1996
Jackson Browne —— Looking East ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Lucinda Williams —— West ► Alt. Country >> 2007
The Who —— Greatest Hits & More ► British Rock >> 2010

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February 14


Neil Young —— Harvest ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Roy Harper —— Valentine ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Heart —— Dreamboat Annie ► Album Rock >> 1976
George Harrison —— George Harrison ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock >> 1980
Various Artists —— Footloose [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Smiths —— Meat Is Murder ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite —— The Big Prize ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Tha Alkaholics —— Coast II Coast ► West Coast Rap >> 1995
Belly —— King ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop >> 1995
John Waite —— Temple Bar ► Power Pop >> 1995
PJ Harvey —— Let England Shake ► Indie Rock >> 2011

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February 15


Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1965
The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Buck Owens —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1971
Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Rush —— Fly By Night ► Arena Rock >> 1975
America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
The Knack —— …But The Little Girls Understand ► Power Pop >> 1980
Graham Nash —— Earth & Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Get Happy!! ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Jimmy Page —— Death Wish II [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock >> 1985
Anathema —— Serenades ► Goth/Doom Metal >> 1993
Gloria Estefan —— Best Of Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop >> 1997
The Creatures —— Anima Animus ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1999
The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock >> 2000
The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk >> 2000
Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2000
Tracy Chapman —— Telling Stories ► Folk-Rock >> 2000

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February 16


The Isley Brothers —— It’s Our Thing ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Simon & Garfunkel —— The Concert In Central Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1982
Possessed —— Seven Churches ► Heavy/Death Metal >> 1985
All About Eve —— All About Eve ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop >> 1988
Sting —— Nada Como El Sol…. ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Church —— Starfish ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1988
Death —— Spiritual Healing ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Last Rebel ► Southern Rock >> 1993
Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Tabula Rasa ► Industrial Electronica >> 1993
New Kids On The Block —— Greatest Hits ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1999
Roebuck “Pops” Staples —— Don’t Lose This ► Gospel-Soul >> 2015

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February 17


John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— A Hard Road ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
The Temptations —— Cloud Nine ► Soul >> 1969
AC/DC —— High Voltage [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1975
John Lennon —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Eagles —— Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ► Country-Rock >> 1976
The Adverts —— Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Kate Bush —— The Kick Inside ► Art Rock >> 1978
Eric Clapton —— Another Ticket ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
Willie Nelson —— Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country >> 1983
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Budapest Live ► British Rock >> 1984
Thompson Twins —— Into The Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
King Diamond —— Fatal Portrait ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Lee Aaron —— Lee Aaron ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Blink-182 —— Cheshire Cat ► Punk-Pop >> 1994
Massive Attack —— No Protection ► Trip-Hop >> 1995
Ash —— Live At The Wireless ► Punk-Pop >> 1997
Spirit —— Made In Germany ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1997
Blood Duster —— Str8 Outta Northcote ► Heavy/Grind Metal >> 1998
Indigo Girls —— All That We Let In ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Family —— Live ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Eagles —— New Zealand Concert ► Country-Rock >> 2009

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February 18


Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1963
Tony Bennett —— I Wanna Be Around… ► Easy Listening >> 1963
The Supremes —— I Hear A Symphony ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
The Ventures —— Guitar Freakout ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1967
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned [UK] ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Sham 69 —— Tell Us The Truth ► Punk Rock >> 1978
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Somewhere In Afrika ► British Rock >> 1983
Jackson Browne —— Lives In The Balance ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1992
Live —— Secret Samadhi ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Radiohead —— The King Of Limbs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
Iggy Pop —— Leaves Of Grass ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2016

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February 19


The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Split Enz —— Frenzy [NZ] ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Simple Minds —— The Breakfast Club [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1985
The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1990
Peter Wolf —— Up To No Good ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1990
Dinosaur Jr. —— Green Mind ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
The Fixx —— Ink ► Techno-Pop >> 1991
Joni Mitchell —— Night Ride Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
The Tragically Hip —— Road Apples ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Ace Of Base —— Happy Nation ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1993
Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock >> 2002
The Cars —— Complete Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2002
Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume One ► Roots Rock >> 2013
Richard Marx —— Now And Forever: The Ballads ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 2014
Mavis Staples —— Livin’ On A High Note ► Roots Soul >> 2016
Yoko Ono —— Yes, I’m A Witch Too ► Electronic Alternative >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (May 30 – June 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):

May 30


The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock >> 1972
Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1988
Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1995
Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental >> 1998
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2005
The Radio Dept. —— Pet Grief ► Dream Pop >> 2006

May 31


Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1983
A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
No Use For A Name —— The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock >> 1993
Elton John —— The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists —— The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World >> 1994
Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock >> 1994
The Church —— Sometime Anywhere ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1994
Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1995
Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1999
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock >> 2005
The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock >> 2010

Jun 01


The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Ventures —— Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
The Hollies —— Would You Believe? ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Big Star [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1974
James Taylor —— Walking Man ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll >> 1982
Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop >> 1991
Pat Benatar —— Gravity’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal >> 1995
The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock >> 1996
Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap >> 1999
Spin Doctors —— Here Comes The Bride ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1999
Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Pretenders —— The Best Of The Pretenders ► Post-Punk >> 2009
Paul Simon —— This Better Be Good ► Folk-Pop >> 2009
Jack Johnson —— To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2010
Richard Marx —— Inside My Head ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

Jun 02


The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop >> 1958
David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock >> 1967
Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Teddy Pendergrass —— Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop >> 1978
Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Cheap Trick —— Found All The Parts [EP] ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1980
Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop >> 1987
Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Wilson Phillips —— Shadows And Light ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Buzzcocks —— Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock >> 1993
Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Sarah Brightman —— Timeless ► Showtunes >> 1997
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Brooks & Dunn —— If You See Her ► Country-Rock >> 1998
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lyve From Steel Town ► Southern Rock >> 1998

Jun 03


The Ventures —— Super Psychedelics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1967
Elton John —— Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Deep Purple —— Deep Purple In Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Pink Floyd —— Obscured By Clouds ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Exodus ► Roots Reggae >> 1977
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [2] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
George Strait —— Strait From The Heart ► Classic Country >> 1982
Raven —— Wiped Out ► Heavy Metal/NWOBHM >> 1982
America —— Your Move ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Bryan Ferry —— Boys And Girls ► Prog. Rock >> 1985
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Firstborn Is Dead ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1985
Belinda Carlisle —— Belinda ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Queen —— A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1990
Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Danii Minogue —— Love And Kisses ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Bruce Dickinson —— Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
The Tearaways —— Ground’s The Limit ► Power Pop >> 1997
Pat Benatar —— Innamorata ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood —— Junction Seven ► Album Rock >> 1997
Natalie Cole —— This Will Be: Natalie Cole’s Everlasting Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1997
Rod Stewart —— When We Were The New Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Phish —— The Siket Disc [CC] ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1999
Roy Buchanan —— American Axe: Live In 1974 ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Roxy Music —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 2003
ZZ Top —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 2003
John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More ► Roots Rock >> 2003
Various Artists —— 90s Rock ► Rock >> 2008
Journey —— Revelation ► AOR Rock >> 2008
Weezer —— Weezer (The Red Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2008

Jun 04


Johnny Cash —— At San Quentin ► Classic Country >> 1969
Donovan —— Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
The Kinks —— One For The Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Motörhead —— Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
Bruce Springsteen —— Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock >> 1984
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Wire —— Manscape ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Indigo Girls —— Back On The Bus, Y’all ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Kool Moe Dee —— Funke, Funke Wisdom ► Rap >> 1991
Paul McCartney —— Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Bratmobile —— Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1993
Zard —— Oh My Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bryan Adams —— 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— Hot ► Swing Revival >> 1996
Metallica —— Load ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
The Smiths —— The Very Best Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
The Clash —— The Singles (2007) ► Punk >> 2007
Heart —— Strange Euphoria ► Album Rock >> 2012

Jun 05


The Kingston Trio —— Goin’ Places ► Folk-Pop >> 1961
Elvis Presley —— Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1970
J. Geils Band —— Best Of The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
George Harrison —— Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Blondie —— The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heart —— Private Audition ► Album Rock >> 1982
Five Star —— Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alphaville —— Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Paul McCartney —— Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Peter Gabriel —— Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1989
New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1990
Trooper —— Ten ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Van Morrison —— Days Like This ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Kasey Chambers —— The Captain ► Country-Rock >> 2000
Radiohead —— Amnesiac ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Asia —— Aura ► Prog Rock >> 2001
Blue Öyster Cult —— Curse Of The Hidden Mirror ► Metal >> 2001
Lucinda Williams —— Essence ► Alt. Country >> 2001
John Mayer —— Room For Squares ► Folk-Pop >> 2001
Styx —— Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2001
Metallica —— St. Anger ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band —— Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Poison —— Poison’d! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2007
The Police —— The Police ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (September 21 – 27)

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):

Sep 21


Billy Preston —— Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music ► Funk >> 1973
Thin Lizzy —— Vagabonds Of The Western World ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Foghat —— Boogie Motel ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Cheap Trick —— Dream Police ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1979
Sheena Easton —— You Could Have Been With Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Luther Vandross —— Forever, For Always, For Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1982
Janet Jackson —— Janet Jackson ► Pop-Soul >> 1982
America —— Perspective ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Various Artists —— Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 ► Mixed Rock >> 1987
Phish —— Lawn Boy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1990
Indigo Girls —— Nomads Indians Saints ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
ABBA —— Gold: Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1992
Led Zeppelin —— Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sting —— Demolition Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Scorpions —— Face The Heat ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Nirvana —— In Utero ► Grunge >> 1993
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Boxed Set 2 ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Bad Religion —— Recipe For Hate ► Punk Rock >> 1993
Melissa Etheridge —— Yes I Am ► Roots Rock >> 1993
Skunk Anansie —— Paranoid And Sunburnt ► Heavy Metal >> 1995
Diabolical Masquerade —— Nightwork ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
The Church —— A Box Of Birds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1999
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Essential Live Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Pete Townshend —— Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit For Maryville Academy ► Prog Rock >> 1999
Tori Amos —— To Venus And Back ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1999
The Monkees —— The Headquarters Sessions ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Green Day —— American Idiot ► Alt. Rock >> 2004
John Fogerty —— Déjà Vu All Over Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
John Waite —— The Hard Way ► Power Pop >> 2004
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Il Sogno ► String Quartet >> 2004

Sep 22


The Band —— The Band ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Smokie —— Changing All The Time ► Glam Rock >> 1975
George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Funkadelic —— Funkadelic ► Funk >> 1970
Camel —— Breathless ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull —— Busting Out: Jethro Tull Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
The Buzzcocks —— Love Bites ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
The Ramones —— Road To Ruin ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
King Crimson —— Discipline ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Alice Cooper —— Constrictor ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Icehouse —— Man Of Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
Lyle Lovett —— Step Inside This House (Disc 1) ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Robbie Krieger —— Door Jams ► Jazz-Rock >> 1989
Bob Dylan —— Oh Mercy ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Extreme —— III Sides To Every Story ► Pop-Metal >> 1992
Jethro Tull —— A Little Light Music ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Roy Buchanan —— Sweet Dreams: The Anthology ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Happy Mondays —— Double Easy – The U.S. Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Elton John —— The Big Picture ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
BT —— ESCM (Electric Sky Church Music) ► Electronic/House Music >> 1997
Goo Goo Dolls —— Dizzy Up The Girl ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1998
Apocalyptica —— Inquisition Symphony ► Heavy Metal/Neo-Classical Metal >> 1998
Kiss —— Psycho Circus ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Millencolin —— Same Old Tunes ► Euro-punk >> 1998
Chris Isaak —— Speak Of The Devil ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Luca Turilli —— King Of The Nordic Twilight ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1999
Cilla Black —— Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
David Gilmour —— Live in Gdańsk ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Pearl Jam —— Backspacer ► Hard Rock >> 2009
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas Pieces ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Various Artists —— Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2009

Sep 23


The Beach Boys —— Surfer Girl ► Surfer >> 1963
The Easybeats —— Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1965
Isaac Hayes —— Hot Buttered Soul ► Soul >> 1969
The Temptations —— Puzzle People ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Together ► Soul >> 1969
The Allman Brothers Band —— Idlewild South ► Southern Rock >> 1970
The Who —— The Story Of The Who ► British Rock >> 1976
Steely Dan —— Aja ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
The Rolling Stones —— Love You Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Carpenters —— Passage ► Soft Rock >> 1977
Blondie —— Parallel Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Opposition —— Breaking The Silence ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— You Are What You Is ► Art Rock >> 1981
Billy Joel —— The Nylon Curtain ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fall —— This Nation’s Saving Grace ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1985
10,000 Maniacs —— The Wishing Chair ► Folk-Rock >> 1985
Boston —— Third Stage ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Poco —— Legacy ► Country-Rock >> 1989
The Human League —— Romantic? ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— Best Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Fatboy Slim —— Better Living Through Chemistry ► Brit-Hop >> 1996
Three Dog Night —— 20 Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Jann Arden —— Happy? ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Osaka ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Jackson Browne —— The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Sarah Brightman —— Time To Say Goodbye ► Showtunes >> 1997
John Waite —— When You Were Mine ► Power Pop >> 1997
Todd Rundgren —— With A Twist… ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Gin Blossoms —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop >> 2003
Joni Mitchell —— The Complete Geffen Recordings ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Alice Cooper —— The Eyes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Triumph —— Live At The US Festival ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— North ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003
Limp Bizkit —— Results May Vary ► Rap-Metal >> 2003
Jackson Browne —— Time The Conqueror ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
John Mellencamp —— Plain Spoken ► Roots Rock >> 2014

Sep 24


The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Laura Nyro —— New York Tendaberry ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
T. Rex —— Electric Warrior ► Glam Rock >> 1971
Roy Orbison —— Milestones ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Rush —— Caress Of Steel ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Motörhead —— Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Eagles —— The Long Run ► Country-Rock >> 1979
Kool & The Gang —— Something Special ► Funk >> 1981
The Honeydrippers —— The Honeydrippers, Vol. I ► Roots Rock >> 1984
David Bowie —— Tonight ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Spandau Ballet —— Heart Like A Sky ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Badfinger —— Day After Day: Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
AC/DC —— The Razor’s Edge ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Megadeth —— Rust In Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 1: March 79 – April 82 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Blood Sugar Sex Magik ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1991
The Cult —— Ceremony ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Kid ‘N Play —— Face The Nation ► Comedy Rap >> 1991
A Tribe Called Quest —— The Low End Theory ► Jazz Rap >> 1991
John Prine —— The Missing Years ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Nirvana —— Nevermind ► Grunge >> 1991
James Taylor —— New Moon Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Thompson Twins —— Queer ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1991
Little Feat —— Shake Me Up ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Bryan Adams —— Waking Up The Neighbors ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Led Zeppelin —— The Complete Studio Recordings ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Zumpano —— Goin’ Through Changes ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1996
Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Weezer —— Pinkerton ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1996
Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow ► Roots Rock >> 1996
Elvis Presley —— Elv1s: 30 No. 1 Hits ► Rock n Roll >> 2002
Steve Earle —— Jerusalem ► Alt. Country >> 2002
Blue Öyster Cult —— A Long Day’s Night ► Metal >> 2002
Jackson Browne —— The Naked Ride Home ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Beck —— Sea Change ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Peter Gabriel —— Up ► Prog Rock >> 2002
Linda Ronstadt —— The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
New Order —— iTunes Originals – New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2007
Foreigner —— Can’t Slow Down ► Arena Rock >> 2009
Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2010
Peter Gabriel —— And I’ll Scratch Yours ► Prog Rock >> 2013
Gov’t Mule —— Shout! ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2013

Sep 25


The Doors —— Strange Days ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Ringo Starr —— Beaucoups Of Blues ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 ► Hard Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Black Sabbath —— Technical Ecstasy ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Village People —— Cruisin’ ► Disco >> 1978
The Beach Boys —— M.I.U. Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Barry Manilow —— One Voice ► AM Pop >> 1979
The Buzzcocks —— Singles Going Steady ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Creatures —— Wild Things ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1981
The Psychedelic Furs —— Forever Now ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1982
They Might Be Giants —— Lincoln ► Alt. Rock >> 1988
The Sugarcubes —— Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Replacements —— All Shook Down ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
The Vaughan Brothers —— Family Style ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 2: August 82 – April 85 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Grateful Dead —— Without A Net (First Set) ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1990
John Cale —— Fragments Of A Rainy Season ► Art Rock >> 1992
Melt-Banana —— Speak Squeak Creak ► Noise Rock >> 1994
David Bowie —— Outside ► Glam Rock >> 1995
Harem Scarem —— Voice Of Reason ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1995
Yes —— House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Kylie Minogue —— Light Years ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Van Morrison —— You Win Again ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams —— Gold ► Folk-Rock >> 2001
The Strokes —— Is This It ► Punk Revival >> 2001
The Knack —— Normal As The Next Guy ► Power Pop >> 2001
The Innocence Mission —— Small Planes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2001
38 Special —— A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night ► Southern Rock >> 2001
Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Foo Fighters —— Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace ► Grunge Rock >> 2007
Deborah Harry —— Necessary Evil ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2007
Joni Mitchell —— Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Steve Earle —— Washington Square Serenade ► Alt. Country >> 2007

Sep 26


The Beatles —— Abbey Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Billy Preston —— That’s The Way God Planned It ► Funk >> 1969
J. Geils Band —— “Live” Full House ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Ringo Starr —— Ringo The 4th ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Mötley Crüe —— Shout At The Devil ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Magnum —— Vigilante ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo Alive ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1988
Thompson Twins —— Big Trash ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1989
Kool & The Gang —— The Ballad Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Kool & The Gang —— The Dance Collection ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Massive Attack —— Protection ► Trip-Hop >> 1994
AC/DC —— Ballbreaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Prince —— The Gold Experience ► Soul-Funk >> 1995
David Bowie —— Outside ► Art Rock >> 1995
The Velvet Underground —— Peel Slowly And See ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Soul Asylum —— Black Gold: The Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Good Charlotte —— Good Charlotte ► Punk Rock/Ska Punk >> 2000
Mark Knopfler —— Sailing To Philadelphia ► Roots Rock >> 2000
Matthew Sweet —— Time Capsule: Best Of 90/00 ► Power Pop >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball: The Complete Concert ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Pink Floyd —— Discovery ► Prog Rock >> 2011
The Smiths —— The Smiths Complete ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011

Sep 27


Chad & Jeremy —— The Ark ► Folk-Pop >> 1968
Status Quo —— Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo ► British Rock >> 1968
Cat Stevens —— Catch Bull At Four ► Folk-Pop >> 1972
Harry Chapin —— Portrait Gallery ► Folk-Pop >> 1975
Depeche Mode —— A Broken Frame ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Fall —— Room To Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!) ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1982
Alphaville —— Forever Young ► New Wave synth pop >> 1984
Billy Squier —— Enough Is Enough ► Hard Rock >> 1986
New Order —— The John Peel Sessions I ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► Synth-Pop >> 1989
Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance >> 1993
Walter Becker —— 11 Tracks Of Whack ► Jazz-Rock >> 1994
Brandy Norwood —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing >> 1994
Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1994
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— In The Hot Seat ► Progressive Rock >> 1994
R.E.M. —— Monster ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Strategem ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Moody Blues —— Time Traveler ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Under The Table And Dreaming ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Sasha & John Digwood —— Northern Exposure ► Progressive House/Trance >> 1996
Cocteau Twins —— BBC Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1999
John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock >> 2005
The Everly Brothers —— Give Me A Future ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Big Star —— In Space ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Toni Braxton —— Libra ► Soul-Pop >> 2005
Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Eric Clapton —— Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 2010
Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop >> 2011
Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop >> 2011
Everclear —— Return To Santa Monica ► Grunge-Punk >> 2011
Machine Head —— Unto The Locust ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2011
Youth Lagoon —— The Year Of Hibernation ► Dream Pop >> 2011

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Albums Released This Week (April 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):

Apr 06


Cilla Black —— Sher-oo! ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1968
Jean Jacques Burnel —— Euroman Cometh ► Minimal Wave >> 1979
Roger Taylor —— Fun In Space ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The Cult —— Electric ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1987
The Dandy Warhols —— Dandys Rule, OK? ► Psych Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock >> 1999
Big Sugar —— Heated ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Jane’s Addiction —— A Cabinet Of Curiosities ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

Apr 07


The Nazz —— Nazz Nazz ► Garage Rock >> 1969
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— 4 Way Street ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Prince —— For You ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Rick James —— Street Songs ► Soul-Funkl >> 1981
Various Artists —— Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] ► Contemporary Rock >> 1986
Blow Monkeys —— Animal Magic ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Whitesnake —— Whitesnake ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Diamanda Galás —— The Singer ► Gospel/Blues >> 1992
M.O.P. —— To The Death ► Hardcore Rap >> 1994
Oval —— 94 Diskont ► Experimental/Electronica >> 1995
The Chemical Brothers —— Dig Your Own Hole ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1997
Bonnie Raitt —— Fundamental ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— King Biscuit Flower Hour ► Album Rock >> 1998
King Crimson —— Space Groove ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Neil Young —— Fork In The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
James Taylor —— Other Covers [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
The Tragically Hip —— We Are The Same ► Folk-Rock >> 2009

Apr 08


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country >> 1968
P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk >> 1977
Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1982
Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll >> 1991
Simple Minds —— Real Life ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1991
The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock >> 1994
Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore >> 1996
Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 1997
Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop >> 1997
James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Lucinda Williams —— World Without Tears ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Paul Simon —— So Beautiful Or So What ► Folk-Pop >> 2011
Fossil Collective —— Tell Where I Lie ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Various Artists —— The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars ► Girl Groups >> 2014

Apr 09


Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— Queen II ► Prog Rock >> 1974
America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— Natalie ► Soul-Pop >> 1976
Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Squeeze —— Cool For Cats ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1979
Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Billy Squier —— Creatures Of Habit ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap >> 1996
Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock >> 2002

Apr 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 >> 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

Apr 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
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

Apr 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 (Cougar) Mellencamp —— American Fool ► Roots Rock >> 1982
Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1988
Neil Young —— 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 —— Live On I-5 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

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