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Albums Released This Week (May 1 – 7)

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 01


Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul >> 1961
Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock >> 1992
The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1992
T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Warren Zevon —— Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010

May 02


Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock >> 1978
Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance >> 1983
Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock >> 1988
Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1995
Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Cyndi Lauper —— Detour ► Country-Pop >> 2016

May 03


Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— The Golden Years ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Frank Zappa —— Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock >> 1982
Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Cyndi Lauper —— Shine ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
David Bowie —— The Collection ► Glam Rock >> 2005
Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Rush —— Retrospective III: 1989-2008 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2009
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love ► Soul/Hip Hop >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

May 04


The Ventures —— Surfing ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk >> 1974
Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock >> 1979
38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock >> 1982
Stevie Wonder —— Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I ► Pop-R&B >> 1982
Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1984
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
PJ Harvey —— Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Jack Bruce —— Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1994
Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2004
Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 2010
Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2010

May 05


The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock >> 1981
Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1984
The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Robert Palmer —— Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1992
Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1998
Jack Bruce —— Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
The Zombies —— As Far As I Can See… ► Art Rock >> 2004

May 06


Manfred Mann —— The Mighty Quinn ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway —— Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Denny Laine —— Holly Days ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1977
Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Cure —— Standing On A Beach ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Ash —— 1977 [UK] ► Punk-Pop >> 1996
Hanson —— Middle Of Nowhere ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1997
Rush —— Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
The Bee Gees —— Still Waters ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Gary Burke —— Summer In The City ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
John Hiatt —— Beneath This Gruff Exterior ► Roots Rock >> 2003
Jack Johnson —— On And On ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2003
David Cook —— Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2006
David Bowie —— Zeit! 77-79 ► Glam Rock >> 2013

May 07


Bay City Rollers —— Once Upon A Star ► Power Pop >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Human League —— Hysteria ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
James Brown —— Star Time ► Soul >> 1991
At The Gates —— With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1996
Guttermouth —— Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Tragically Hip —— Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Westlife —— Westlife ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 2000
The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock >> 2001
Tom Waits —— Blood Money ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Rod Stewart —— Time ► Pop-Rock >> 2013

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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 (March 6 -12)

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

March 06


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

March 07


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

March 08


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

March 09


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

March 10


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

March 11


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

March 12


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

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Albums Released This Week (February 27 – March 5)

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

February 27


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

February 28


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

February 29


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

March 01


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

March 02


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

March 03


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

March 04


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

March 05


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

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Albums Released This Week (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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