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Albums Released This Week (September 30 – October 6)

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


September 30
1963 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1979 ● Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska
1985 ● Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1985 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock
1991 ● Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM
1991 ● Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Natalie Cole —— Twin Best Now ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal
1994 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll
1996 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
1997 ● Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Ragpicker’s Dream ► Roots Rock
2002 ● The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country
2003 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Best Of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
2008 ● Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Dion —— Heroes: Giants Of Early Guitar Rock ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Tina Turner —— Tina!/The Collected Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Kool & The Gang —— Back To Back ► Funk
2013 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Rush —— The Studio Albums 1989-2007 ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Melissa Etheridge —— This Is M.E. ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Lucinda Williams —— Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Bryan Adams —— Tracks Of My Years ► Pop-Rock


October 01
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— G.I. Blues ► Rock n Roll
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Blue Hawaii ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Present ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● John Cale —— Fear ► Art Rock
1975 ● Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— Chestnut Street Incident ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● The Runaways —— Waitin’ For The Night ► Punk Rock
1978 ● Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Damned —— Strawberries ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Marvin Gaye —— Midnight Love ► Soul
1984 ● U2 —— The Unforgettable Fire ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock
1984 ● Chaka Khan —— I Feel For You ► Funk
1984 ● Midnight Oil —— Red Sails In The Sunset ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Romeo Void —— Instincts ► Post-Punk
1984 ● The Ramones —— Too Tough To Die ► Punk-Rock
1986 ● John Fogerty —— Eye Of The Zombie ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Lennie Gallant —— Breakwater ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Dannii Minogue —— Dannii ► Pop/Freestyle
1990 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983 ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Elton John —— The Very Best of Elton John [1990] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1991 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— Diamonds And Pearls ► Soul-Funk
1993 ● Marduk —— Those Of The Unlight ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1994 ● Natalie Cole —— Holly & Ivy ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Edge Of Sanity —— Purgatory Afterglow ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● East 17 —— Up All Night ► Dance-Pop
1996 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Yourself Or Someone Like You ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Bad Brains —— Black Dots ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1996 ● Thompson Twins —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk
1996 ● Nirvana —— From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah ► Grunge
1997 ● Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock
1999 ● Eighteen Visions —— No Time For Love ► Metalcore
2001 ● Kylie Minogue —— Fever ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Elton John —— Songs From The West Coast ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Matthew Sweet —— To Understand: The Early Recordings Of Matthew Sweet ► Power Pop
2002 ● Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Domage ► Jazz Rock
2007 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Post-Punk New Wave


October 02
1961 ● The Ventures —— The Colorful Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks [UK] ► British Rock
1964 ● The Kinks —— You Really Got Me ► British Rock
1971 ● Dolly Parton —— Coat Of Many Colors ► Country
1971 ● J. Geils Band —— The Morning After ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Barry White —— Stone Gon’ ► Soul
1975 ● Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock
1978 ● Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock
1978 ● Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Survival ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Replacements —— Let It Be ► College Rock
1984 ● Bathory —— Bathory ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1984 ● Sheena Easton —— A Private Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Kinks —— UK Jive ► British Rock
1989 ● Neil Young —— Freedom ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● Tiffany —— New Inside ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Iron Maiden —— The X Factor ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2001 ● Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2001 ● The Rembrandts —— Lost Together ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Billy Joel —— The Essential Billy Joel ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Exile On Mainstream ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● John Fogerty —— Revival ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock
2012 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else ► Heavy Metal
2012 ● The Tragically Hip —— Now For Plan A ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Heart —— Fanatic ► Album Rock
2012 ● Van Morrison —— Born To Sing: No Plan B ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Janet Jackson —— Unbreakable ► Pop-Soul


October 03
1960 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country
1975 ● George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock
1977 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Out Of The Blue ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary
1980 ● Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1980 ● The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul
1989 ● Jack Bruce —— A Question Of Time ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1989 ● Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Mark Knopfler —— Last Exit To Brooklyn [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1991 ● Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal
1995 ● Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop
2000 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop
2005 ● New Order —— Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Royal Albert Hall May 2-3-5-6, 2005 ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Home For Christmas ► Pop-Rock


October 04
1971 ● Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels [Sndtrk] ► Art Rock
1974 ● John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock
1975 ● Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock
1982 ● The Associates —— Sulk ► New Wave/New Romantic
1982 ● Culture Club —— Kissing To Be Clever ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Hall & Oates —— H20 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock
1984 ● Barbra Streisand —— Emotion ► Easy Listening
1988 ● Ultramagnetic MC’s —— Critical Beatdown ► East Coast Rap
1988 ● Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm
1988 ● Eddie Money —— Nothing To Lose ► Album Rock
1991 ● Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1993 ● Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Dannii Minogue —— Get Into You ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock
1994 ● Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1994 ● The dB’s —— Paris Avenue ► Power Pop
1994 ● Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock
1994 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: Singles Collected ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Bloodhound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies [UK] ► Post-Punk Alt Metal
1999 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Best Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Re-Mastered ► Hard Rock
1999 ● David Bowie —— Hours ► Glam Rock
1999 ● The Clash —— From Here To Etrenity: Live ► Punk
2004 ● The Church —— Beside Yourself ► Alt. Power Pop
2005 ● The Cars —— The Essentials ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2005 ● Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock
2005 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Essentials ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Talking Heads —— Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
2010 ● Blondie —— At The BBC ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2011 ● Indigo Girls —— Beauty Queen Sister ► Folk-Rock


October 05
1968 ● Muddy Waters —— Electric Mud ► Electric Blues
1970 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin III ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Elton John —— Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bryan Ferry —— These Foolish Things ► Prog. Rock
1973 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Stone Unturned ► Blues-rock
1979 ● The Police —— Reggatta De Blanc ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— I’m The Man ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1980 ● Killing Joke —— Killing Joke ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Kollaps ► Industrial Electronica
1981 ● Saxon —— Denim And Leather ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Depeche Mode —— Speak & Spell ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● J. Geils Band —— You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Mike + The Mechanics ► Brit Pop-Rock
1987 ● Terence Trent D’Arby —— Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby ► Pop-R&B
1987 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Heaven On Earth ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Legend ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Galaxie 500 —— This Is Our Music ► Dream Pop
1990 ● The Go-Go’s —— Greatest ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● American Music Club —— Everclear ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Heart —— Rock The House Live! ► Album Rock
1992 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Twice Upon A Time: The Singles ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Angel Heart ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Gentlemen ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Real ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Redd Kross —— Phaseshifter ► Alt. Power Pop
1993 ● Uncle Tupelo —— Anodyne ► Alt. Country
1996 ● Republica —— Republica [UK] ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1998 ● Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds [UK] ► Punk-Pop
1999 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Breakdown ► Roots Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ► Country-Pop
1999 ● XTC —— Homespun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Band —— The Best Of The Band, Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Korn —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Soul Asylum —— After The Flood: Live From The Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2004 ● R.E.M. —— Around The Sun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Son Volt —— Okemah & The Melody Of Riot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2012 ● The Stranglers —— Giants ► Punk-Rock


October 06
1969 ● Jack Bruce —— Songs For A Tailor ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1972 ● Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Song for Juli ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Lionel Richie —— Lionel Richie ► Soul-Dance
1983 ● George Strait —— Right Or Wrong ► Classic Country
1986 ● A-Ha —— Scoundrel Days ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● Metal Church —— The Dark ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Joan Baez —— Play Me Backwards ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Soul Asylum —— Grave Dancer’s Union ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Tragically Hip —— Fully Completely ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Songs Of Freedom ► Roots Reggae
1997 ● Aphex Twin —— Come To Daddy ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1998 ● Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae
1998 ● Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock
1998 ● John Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock
2002 ● Kansas —— Device-Voice-Drum ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Oasis —— Dig Out Your Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2008 ● The Clash —— Live At Shea Sadium ► Punk
2008 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Everclear —— In A Different Light ► Grunge-Punk
2009 ● Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock

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Albums Released This Week (August 19 – 25)

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 19
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— Stacks O’ Tracks ► Instrumental Rock
1970 ● Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Coming Out ► Jazz-Pop
1977 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Scarecrow ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Sneaker Pimps —— Becoming X ► Electronic-Dance/Trip Hop
1996 ● The Beach Boys —— Stars And Stripes Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Fleetwood Mac —— The Dance ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Greendale ► Rock
2008 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume Two: ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Pure Bathing Culture —— Moon Tides ► Dream Pop
2016 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Seven ► Roots Rock


August 20
1975 ● Harmonia —— Deluxe ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Slow Train Coming ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock
1985 ● Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Queensrÿche —— Empire ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Spin Doctors —— Pocket Full of Kryptonite ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Luis Miguel —— Nada Es Igual ► Latin Pop
1998 ● Boards Of Canada —— Music Has The Right To Children ► Techno-Ambient
2002 ● Berlin —— Voyeur ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2002 ● The Black Crowes —— Live ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Dark Tranquility —— Damage Done ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Past Lives ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Made Up Mind ► Blues-Rock


August 21
1968 ● Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul
1969 ● The Nice —— Nice ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Golden Earring —— Golden Earring ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Black Rose —— Black Rose ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Chillliwack —— Wanna Be A Star ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Mirror Moves ► Post-Punk New Wave
1987 ● Various Artists —— Dirty Dancing [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Ritual De Lo Habitual ► Alt. Rock
1990 ● Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1990 ● Prince —— Graffiti Bridge ► Funk-Pop
1995 ● Palace Music —— Viva Last Blues ► Indie Rock/Country-Rock
1995 ● New Order —— (the rest of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Oasis —— Be Here Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● Paul McCartney —— Liverpool Sound Collage ► Electronica/Ambient
2001 ● The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock
2001 ● John Waite —— Figure In A Landscape ► Power Pop
2006 ● Slade —— Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Caribou —— Andorra ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ ► Southern Rock


August 22
1975 ● Herbie Hancock —— Man-Child ► Fusion
1975 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Nightingales & Bombers ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Dennis Wilson —— Pacific Ocean Blue ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Depeche Mode —— Construction Time Again ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Let’s Active —— Every Dog Has His Day ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane ► Arena Rock
1994 ● Portishead —— Dummy ► Trip-Hop
1995 ● Marvin Gaye —— Anthology ► Soul – Motown
1995 ● The Gathering —— Mandylion ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal
1995 ● King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Styx —— Styx Greatest Hits ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Buju Banton —— Unchained Spirit ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● Sparks —— Balls ► Glam Rock
2006 ● Deadsy —— Phantasmagore ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2006 ● Gov’t Mule —— High & Mighty ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2006 ● Aldo Nova —— The Best Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2006 ● The Marshall Tucker Band —— Live On Long Island 04-18-80 ► Southern Rock
2011 ● Judas Priest —— Single Cuts ► Heavy Metal


August 23
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mr. Wonderful ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Tygers Of Pang Yang —— Wild Cat ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Yazoo —— Upstairs At Eric’s ► Synth-Pop
1983 ● Ratt —— Ratt [EP] ► Glam Metal
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ► Art Rock/Contemporary Orchestral
1985 ● Diana Ross —— Eaten Alive ► Smooth Soul
1986 ● Various Artists —— Now That’s What I Call Music 7 ► Rock
1988 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Nothing’s Shocking ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Bad Company —— Dangerous Age ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Jeff Buckley —— Grace ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Without A Sound ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Symphony X —— The Damnation Game ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1999 ● Gardenian —— Soulburner ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2005 ● Yes —— The Word Is Live ► Prog Rock
2011 ● The Human League —— Credo ► New Wave Synth-Pop


August 24
1964 ● Ben E. King —— Young Boy Blues ► Soul
1968 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Truth ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● The Ventures —— Horse, The ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Aretha Franklin —— Spirit In The Dark ► Soul
1982 ● R.E.M. —— Chronic Town [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Rainbow —— Bent Out Of Shape ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Mark Knopfler —— Cal [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— The Lonesome Jubilee ► Roots Rock
1988 ● Corey Hart —— Young Man Running ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Squeeze —— Frank ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Kylie Minogue —— Greatest Hits ► Dance-Pop
1993 ● Tha Alkaholics —— 21 & Over ► West Coast Rap
1993 ● Annihilator —— Set The World On Fire ► Thrash Metal
1993 ● Various Artists —— Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Disc 1) ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Shaggy —— Midnite Lover ► Dancehall Reggae
1998 ● Moloko —— I Am Not A Doctor ► Electronic/Dance
1999 ● 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
2004 ● Donovan —— Beat Café ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Steve Earle —— The Revolution Starts Now ► Alt. Country
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones ► Blues-Rock


August 25
1966 ● Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston —— Take Two ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● The Supremes —— The Supremes A Go-Go ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— On Time ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Who —— Who’s Next ► British Rock
1972 ● The Kinks —— Everybody’s In Show Biz ► British Rock
1973 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Brothers And Sisters ► Southern Rock
1975 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run ► Album Rock
1976 ● Boston —— Boston ► Arena Rock
1981 ● The Replacements —— Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1982 ● The Time —— What Time Is It? ► Funk
1982 ● Alice Cooper —— Zipper Catches Skin ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Hooters —— One Way Home ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● The Cars —— Door To Door ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Danny O’Keefe —— Redux ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Garth Brooks —— Beyond The Season ► Country Christmas
1992 ● The Wallflowers —— The Wallflowers ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Lucinda Williams —— Sweet Old World ► Alt. Country
1992 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— Flowers And Stones ► Folk-Pop
1995 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Methodrone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● Gamma Ray —— Somewhere Out In Space ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Rammstein —— Sehnsucht ► Industrial/Krautrock
1998 ● Metallica —— …And Justice For All ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Everclear —— Live From Toronto ► Grunge-Punk
1998 ● Lauryn Hill —— The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill ► Neo-Soul/Hip Hop
1998 ● Nicole Wray —— Make It Hot ► Urban Contemporary
1998 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— Sgt. Pepper Live ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● John Fogerty —— The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (July 8 – 14)

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):


July 08
1968 ● Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Canned Heat —— Halleujah ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● The Go-Go’s —— Beauty And The Beat ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal
1987 ● Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Call —— The Best Of The Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1997 ● Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2000 ● Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● David Lee Roth —— Diamond Dave ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Heart —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Heart ► Album Rock
2013 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Live In NYC ► Alt. Rock
2013 ● Warren Zevon —— Headless In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Four ► Roots Rock
2014 ● John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More Live At Town Hall ► Roots Rock
2016 ● Heart —— Beautiful Broken ► Album Rock


July 09
1983 ● Wham! —— Fantastic ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get [UK] ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Elton John —— Breaking Hearts ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Joel —— The Bridge ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Meat Puppets —— Forbidden Places ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● The Samples —— Underwater People ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Whitesnake —— Whitesnake’s Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1996 ● I Mother Earth —— Scenery And Fish ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● REO Speedwagon —— Building The Bridge ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Counting Crows —— Hard Candy ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Styx —— At The River’s Edge: Live In St. Louis ► Prog/Art Rock
2013 ● Whitesnake —— Made In Britain/The World Record ► Arena Rock


July 10
1964 ● https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BeatlesllThe Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Otis Redding —— Live In Europe ► Memphis Soul
1967 ● The Bar-Kays —— Soul Finger ► R&B Soul/Horn Rock
1967 ● The Shadows —— Jigsaw ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1967 ● The Yardbirds —— Little Games ► Blues Rock
1969 ● Tim Buckley —— Happy Sad ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Cher —— Foxy Lady ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Nilsson —— Son Of Schmilsson ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Chicago —— Chicago V ► Jazz-Rock
1974 ● Parliament —— Up For The Down Stroke ► Funk
1979 ● The Kinks —— Low Budget ► British Rock
1981 ● The Korgis —— Sticky George ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Tina Turner —— Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● N.R.B.Q. —— Honest Dollar ► Roots Rock
1993 ● Zard —— Yureru Omoi ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Coldplay —— Parachutes ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2001 ● Jack Bruce —— Shadows In The Air ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2001 ● The Calling —— Camino Palmero ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock
2001 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Skin ► Roots Rock
2007 ● Kool & The Gang —— Still Kool ► Funk
2007 ● Stephen Stills —— Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968 ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Queen —— The A-Z Of Queen, Volume 1 ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Yes —— Like It Is: Yes At The Messa Arts Center ► Prog Rock


July 11
1961 ● King Curtis —— Party Time ► Jazz-Soul
1968 ● The Doors —— Waiting For The Sun ► Psych Rock
1971 ● Procol Harum —— Broken Barricades ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Village People —— Village People ► Disco
1980 ● Dexy’s Midnight Runners —— Searching For The Young Soul Rebels ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Ultravox —— Vienna ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Shalamar —— The Look ► Disco
1988 ● Joy Division —— Substance ► Post-Punk
1989 ● Gloria Estefan —— Cuts Both Ways ► Latin Pop
1994 ● Eagles —— The Very Best Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock
1995 ● Kyuss —— …And The Circus Leaves Town ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock
1995 ● Motörhead —— Sacrifice ► Heavy Metal
1995 ● Shaggy —— Bombastic ► Dancehall Reggae
1999 ● The Sneetches —— Obscureyears ► Alt. Power Pop
2000 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Out Of Control ► Punk Rock
2000 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Live At The Savoy, New York October 27, 1981 ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Everclear —— Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How To Smile ► Grunge-Punk
2000 ● Mötley Crüe —— New Tattoo ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Kansas —— Somewhere To Elsewhere ► Prog/Arena Rock
2006 ● Phish —— Live In Brooklyn ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2006 ● Soul Asylum —— The Silver Lining ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Yes —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At The Tokyo Dome (Live 1990) ► Blues-Rock


July 12
1965 ● The Shadows —— The Sound Of The Shadows ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1971 ● Funkadelic —— Maggot Brain ► Funk
1978 ● Kenny Loggins —— Nightwatch ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Bananarama —— True Confessions ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1986 ● Eurythmics —— Revenge ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1994 ● Amorphis —— Tales From The Thousand Lakes ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1994 ● Alice Cooper —— The Last Temptation ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Marilyn Manson —— Portrait Of An American Family ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal
1994 ● Kansas —— The Kansas Boxed Set ► Prog/Arena Rock
1999 ● Witness —— Before The Calm ► Electronic/Lo-Fi
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1965-1967 ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Rick Springfield —— The Day After Yesterday ► Power Pop
2011 ● Incubus —— If Not, When? ► Funk Metal


July 13
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— All Summer Long ► Sunshine Pop
1973 ● Bob Dylan —— Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Grateful Dead —— History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice) ► Country-Rock
1973 ● Queen —— Queen [UK] ► Prog Rock
1983 ● Killing Joke —— Fire Dances ► Heavy Metal/Post-Punk
1984 ● Dio —— The Last In Line ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● 2 Live Crew —— Banned In The U.S.A. ► East Coast Rap
1990 ● Ian Gillan —— Naked Thunder ► Hard Rock
1992 ● George Harrison —— Live In Japan ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Toni Braxton —— Toni Braxton ► Soul-Pop
1993 ● Matthew Sweet —— Altered Beast ► Power Pop
1999 ● Gang Starr —— Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr ► East Coast Rap
1999 ● The Zombies —— Absoluetly The Best ► Art Rock
2004 ● Jimmy Buffett —— License To Chill ► Country-Rock
2010 ● The Innocence Mission —— My Room In The Trees ► Alt Pop-Rock
2010 ● Korn —— Korn III: Remember Who You Are ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2010 ● Sting —— Symphonicities ► Pop-Rock


July 14
1967 ● The Bee Gees —— Bee Gees’ 1st [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Supertramp —— Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● Billy Preston —— A Whole New Thing ► Soul-Funk
1985 ● Elton John —— Your Songs ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Bob Dylan —— Knocked Out Loaded ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Megadeth —— Countdown To Extinction ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Various Artists —— Songs From The Cool World [Sndtrk] ► Glam Rock
1994 ● Elliott Smith —— Roman Candle ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi
1995 ● Sister Sledge —— Live In Concert ► Disco
1998 ● Ace Of Base —— Flowers ► Euro-Dance Pop
1998 ● The Beastie Boys —— Hello Nasty ► Rap
1998 ● Counting Crows —— Across A Wire: Live In New York City ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● The Knack —— Zoom ► Power Pop
1998 ● The Tragically Hip —— Phantom Power ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● The Church —— Deep In The Shallows: The Classic Singles Collection ► Alt. Power Pop
2009 ● Judas Priest —— A Touch Of Evil: Live ► Heavy Metal
2009 ● David Bowie —— VH1 Storytellers ► Glam Rock
2014 ● John Hiatt —— Terms Of My Surrender ► Roots Rock

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Albums Released This Week (May 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):


May 20
1974 ● Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock
1977 ● The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Genesis —— Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1987 ● Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock
1996 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk
1997 ● The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Whitesnake —— The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock
2003 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk
2003 ● Kansas —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock
2003 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Whitesnake —— Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock
2016 ● The Blues Magoos —— Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock
2016 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock
2016 ● Various Artists —— Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock
2016 ● Eric Clapton —— I Still Do ► Blues-Rock
2016 ● Bob Dylan —— Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & Bob Dylan —— Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks —— Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock
2016 ● The Zombies —— The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock


May 21
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop
1971 ● Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Head To The Sky ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal
1979 ● Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop
1983 ● Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock
1988 ● Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1990 ● Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic
1991 ● Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1991 ● The Doors —— In Concert ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop
1996 ● The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Bobby Patterson —— Second Coming ► Texas Soul
1996 ● Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1996 ● Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge Rock
1996 ● The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2002 ● Kool & The Gang —— Too Hot Live ► Funk
2002 ● Phil Lesh & Friends —— There And Back Again ► Country-Rock
2002 ● Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2002 ● Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Soundgarden —— The Classic Album Selection ► Grunge Rock
2013 ● The Beach Boys —— Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour ► Pop-Rock


May 22
1967 ● The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown
1981 ● Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock
1989 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze
1992 ● Ringo Starr —— Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock
2002 ● The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Natalie Cole —— Leavin’ ► Soul-Pop
2007 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock
2012 ● The Knack —— Havin’ A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop
2012 ● Sade —— Bring Me Home: Live 2011 ► Quiet Storm


May 23
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock
1969 ● Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat
1971 ● Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco
1980 ● Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock
1980 ● Roxy Music —— Flesh + Blood ► Prog Rock
1983 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae
1988 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock
1988 ● The Kinks —— Live: The Road ► British Rock
1988 ● Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock
1994 ● Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1995 ● Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll
1995 ● The Rembrandts —— LP ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival
1995 ● Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band
1995 ● Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Warren Zevon —— Mutineer ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul
2000 ● Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop
2000 ● The Go-Go’s —— VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go’s Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock
2000 ● Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix
2000 ● Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2000 ● Wilson Phillips —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2000 ● Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock
2011 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock
2014 ● Kiss —— Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock


May 24
1968 ● The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock
1974 ● Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock
1986 ● AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion
1988 ● Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock
1993 ● ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop
1993 ● Natalie Cole —— Take A Look ► Soul-Pop
1993 ● Guns N’ Roses —— The “Civil War” [EP] ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Rod Stewart —— Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Listen to the Music: The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap
1994 ● Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap
1994 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2004 ● Avril Lavigne —— Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk
2011 ● Journey —— Eclipse ► AOR Rock


May 25
1965 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Before And After ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● The Ventures —— Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul
1973 ● Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock
1978 ● AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1982 ● Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1987 ● Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1989 ● Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House
1993 ● Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1993 ● Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock
1994 ● Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock
1995 ● The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul
1998 ● Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1999 ● Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock
2002 ● Kylie Minogue —— Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop
2004 ● Wilson Phillips —— California ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Three Dog Night —— The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2009 ● Iron Maiden —— Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal
2009 ● Simple Minds —— Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2015 ● Yes —— Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock


May 26
1967 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock
1969 ● George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock
1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Weather Report —— I Sing The Body Electric ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1987 ● The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Queen —— Live At Wembley ’86 ► Glam Rock
1997 ● The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock
1998 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock
1998 ● Wilson Phillips —— The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2009 ● Procol Harum —— Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra And Choir ► Prog Rock
2009 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (April 29 – May 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):


April 29
1967 ● The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad
1981 ● Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1989 ● Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock
1996 ● Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock
1997 ● 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
2001 ● Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock


April 30
1965 ● The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop
1969 ● Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Doobie Brothers —— The Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae
1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1979 ● Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco
1982 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1984 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop
1984 ● The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Golden Earring —— The Hole ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing
1991 ● Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1996 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Specials —— More…Or Less: The Specials Live ► Ska Revival
2013 ● Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2013 ● Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock


May 01
1961 ● Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul
1969 ● Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle
1989 ● The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock
1992 ● The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock
1995 ● T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock
1998 ● Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2000 ● Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group
2001 ● Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock
2007 ● Warren Zevon —— Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop


May 02
1967 ● Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop
1978 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock
1982 ● Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance
1988 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock
1989 ● The Stone Roses —— The Stone Roses ► Brit Pop
1991 ● Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock
2000 ● Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock
2016 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Detour ► Country-Pop


May 03
1969 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk
1969 ● Nick Drake —— Five Leaves Left ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— The Golden Years [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop
1982 ● Frank Zappa —— Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock
1988 ● Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1988 ● When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1991 ● Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore
1994 ● The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk
1994 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Shine ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Collection ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Retrospective III: 1989-2008 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love ► Soul/Hip Hop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock


May 04
1963 ● The Ventures —— Surfing ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B
1973 ● Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock
1982 ● 38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock
1982 ● Stevie Wonder —— Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I ► Pop-R&B
1984 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock
1993 ● David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● 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
1998 ● Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock
1999 ● Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop
2000 ● David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock
2004 ● Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock
2010 ● Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop
2010 ● Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock
2010 ● Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock


May 05
1971 ● The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk
1978 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Heartland Rock
1980 ● Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock
1984 ● Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1986 ● The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR
1992 ● Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans)
1992 ● Robert Palmer —— Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1996 ● Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country
1997 ● Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2004 ● The Zombies —— As Far As I Can See… ► Art Rock
2014 ● Procol Harum —— Some Long Road ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (April 15 – 21)

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 15
1964 ● Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern)
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock
1977 ● The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Little Feat —— Time Loves a Hero ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Andrew Gold —— All This And Heaven Too ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Leo Kottke —— My Father’s Face ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock
1996 ● David Gray —— Sell, Sell, Sell ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk
1997 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop
2003 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty —— Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best Of Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure ► Album Rock
2016 ● PJ Harvey —— Hope Six Demolition Project, The ► Indie Rock


April 16
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop
1976 ● Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Stephanie Mills —— Sweet Sensation ► Quiet Storm
1983 ● Tommy Tutone —— National Emotion ► Power Pop
1984 ● Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock
1986 ● The Bodeans —— Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock
1988 ● Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal
1991 ● Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock
1995 ● Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock
1996 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock
1999 ● Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk
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 Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2010 ● The Pretenders —— Live In London ► Post-Punk
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge Rock
2011 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2013 ● Houses —— A Quiet Darkness ► Electronic Pop


April 17
1964 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock
1972 ● Peter Frampton —— Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Stiff Little Fingers —— Go For It ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1990 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Good Son ► Alt Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Church —— Uninvited, Like The Clouds ► Alt. Power Pop
2007 ● Dark Tranquility —— Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2017 ● Tom Petty —— Live ► Album Rock


April 18
1966 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat
1967 ● The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1988 ● Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance
1988 ● Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop
1988 ● Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock
1994 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1995 ● Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1996 ● Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Kansas —— Works In Progress ► Prog/Arena Rock
2011 ● Grimes —— Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop
2011 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock
2014 ● Neil Young —— A Letter Home ► Hard Rock
2015 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 ► Folk-Rock


April 19
1965 ● Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening
1968 ● The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Baroque Pop
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Golden Earring —— Bloody Buccaneers ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock
1994 ● Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk
1995 ● The Sneetches —— Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Rock


April 20
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock
1974 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Light Shine ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1979 ● Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock
1985 ● Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock
1993 ● Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock
1993 ● Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul
1993 ● Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal
1999 ● Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock
1999 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2004 ● The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul
2004 ● Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock


April 21
1960 ● King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul
1969 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Bananarama —— Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1986 ● Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1986 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock
1989 ● X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1992 ● The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap
1992 ● The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk
1995 ● Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore
1997 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1997 ● Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop
1998 ● Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock
1998 ● Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock
2006 ● The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock
2009 ● Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
2017 ● Procol Harum —— Novum ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (March 25 – 31)

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 25
1963 ● The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Billy Preston —— The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-R&B
1970 ● John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock
1972 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Together ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk
1975 ● John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock
1976 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Devo —— DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1982 ● The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Shakira —— Peligro ► New Jack Swing
1994 ● Powerman 5000 —— True Force ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Sleater-Kinney —— Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl
1997 ● The Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap
1997 ● Daft Punk —— Homework ► House
1997 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Machine Head —— The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1997 ● Matthew Sweet —— Blue Sky On Mars ► Power Pop
1998 ● Simple Minds —— The Early Years 1977-1978 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1999 ● Rick Slick —— The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Rock In Rio ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Rama ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989 – 2005 ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Counting Crows —— Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Raconteurs —— Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock
2008 ● The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2013 ● Iron Maiden —— Maiden England ’88 ► Heavy Metal
2013 ● Simple Minds —— Celebrate: The Greatest Hits ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2013 ● Eagles —— The Studio Albums 1972-1979 ► Country-Rock
2014 ● Jack Bruce —— Silver Rails ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2016 ● Judas Priest —— Battle Cry ► Heavy Metal


March 26
1965 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● The Kinks —— Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock
1973 ● ABBA —— Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Smokey Robinson —— A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1976 ● Thin Lizzy —— Jailbreak ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Santana —— Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Village People —— Go West ► Disco
1980 ● Van Halen —— Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Oak Ridge Boys —— Fancy Free ► Country-Pop
1985 ● Keel —— The Right To Rock ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Southern Accents ► Album Rock
1986 ● Van Halen —— 5150 ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Cross —— Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Digital Underground —— Sex Packets ► Pop-Rap
1990 ● Heart —— Brigade ► Album Rock
1991 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Rod Stewart —— Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Anal Cunt —— 40 More Reasons To Hate Us ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1996 ● Mark Knopfler —— Golden Heart ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Free Spirit ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1996 ● The Monkees —— Missing Links, Volume Three ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Whitesnake —— Restless Heart ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Coldplay —— The Singles 1999-2006 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2007 ● David Gray —— Shine: The Best Of The Early Years ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Elton John —— Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Iron Maiden —— En Vivo! ► Heavy Metal


March 27
1967 ● The Yardbirds —— The Yardbirds Greatest Hits ► Blues Rock
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Ringo Starr —— Sentimental Journey ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Three Dog Night —— Seven Separate Fools ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Jesse Colin Young —— On The Road ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Ian Hunter —— You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic ► Album Rock
1984 ● Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap
1984 ● David Gilmour —— About Face ► Prog Rock
1984 ● King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock
1989 ● The Outfield —— Voices Of Babylon ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Slint —— Spiderland ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1995 ● Silverchair —— Frogstomp ► Grunge
2000 ● Embrace —— Drawn From Memory ► Alt Rock/Post-Britpop
2001 ● Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland Rock
2003 ● Natalie Cole —— Anthology ► Soul-Pop
2006 ● Massive Attack —— Collected ► Trip-Hop
2007 ● Machine Head —— The Blackening ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2007 ● Stevie Nicks —— Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● PJ Harvey & John Parish —— A Woman A Man Walked By ► Indie Rock


March 28
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock
1966 ● The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Golden Earring —— Contraband ► Hard Rock
1980 ● 10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal
1983 ● Frank Zappa —— Baby Snakes [Sndtrk} ► Art Rock
1983 ● Frank Zappa —— The Man From Utopia ► Art Rock
1985 ● ‘Til Tuesday —— Voices Carry ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Like A Rock ► Heartland Rock
1991 ● Roxette —— Joyride ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● En Vogue —— Funky Divas ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Divine Comedy —— Promenade ► Brit Pop
1995 ● Big L —— Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ► Hardcore Rap
1995 ● Glenn Frey —— Solo Collection ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Sarah McLachlan —— The Freedom Sessions ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Wilco —— A.M. ► Alt. Country-Rock
2000 ● Common —— Like Water For Chocolate ► Alt Hip Hop
2000 ● Cherry Twister —— At Home With Cherry Twister ► Power Pop
2000 ● Various Artists —— Romeo Must Die: The Album [Sndtrk] ► R&B/funk-rap


March 29
1969 ● Quicksilver Messenger Service —— Happy Trails ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Diana Ross —— Diana! ► Soul
1973 ● The Jackson 5 —— Skywriter ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Mott The Hoople —— The Hoople ► Hard Rock
1974 ● King Crimson —— Starless And Bible Black ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Saddle Tramp ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Supertramp —— Breakfast In America ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● Sparks —— Angst In My Pants ► Glam Rock
1985 ● Slade —— Rogues Gallery ► Glam Rock
1988 ● Bobby McFerrin —— Simple Pleasures ► Pop-Reggae
1989 ● Little Feat —— Representing The Mambo ► Southern Rock
1992 ● Otis Redding —— Remember Me ► Memphis Soul
1993 ● Suede —— Suede ► Brit Pop
1993 ● The Kinks —— Phobia ► British Rock
1994 ● GWAR —— This Toilet Earth ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1994 ● Phish —— Hoist ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1994 ● The Subdudes —— Annunciation ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Gamma Ray —— Power Plant ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● Judy Collins —— Portrait Of An American Girl ► Folk-Pop
2011 ● Whitesnake —— Forevermore ► Arena Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— All The Best: Dylan ► Folk-Rock


March 30
1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy ► British Invasion
1967 ● Billy Preston —— Club Meeting ► Soul
1969 ● The Bee Gees —— Odessa ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Miles Davis —— Bitches Brew ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Commodores —— Commodores ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Magazine —— Secondhand Daylight ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Pretenders —— Extended Play ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop
1987 ● Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● PJ Harvey —— Dry ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Onyx —— Bacdafucup ► Hardcore Rap
1994 ● Pink Floyd —— The Division Bell ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Choking Victim —— No Gods, No Managers ► Hardcore Punk
2004 ● Janet Jackson —— Damita Jo ► Pop-Soul
2004 ● Los Lonely Boys —— Los Lonely Boys ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Aerosmith —— Honkin’ On Bobo ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert At Philharmonic Hall ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Who —— Then And Now ► British Rock
2007 ● The Yardbirds —— Live At B. B. King’s Blues Club ► Blues Rock
2010 ● The Band —— Live In Tokyo 1983 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Rush —— Time Stand Still: The Collection ► Prog/Art Rock


March 31
1970 ● Three Dog Night —— It Ain’t Easy ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Deep Purple —— Machine Head ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Led Zeppelin —— Presence ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Heatwave —— Central Heating ► Funk/Disco
1978 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— London Town ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Scorpions —— Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1980 ● Genesis —— Duke ► Prog Rock
1986 ● Culture Club —— From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Prince —— Sign ‘O’ The Times ► Soul-Funk
1987 ● The Smiths —— Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Thompson Twins —— Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop
1992 ● Body Count —— Body Count ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Def Leppard —— Adrenalize ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Human Touch ► Heartland Rock
1992 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock
1997 ● Céline Dion —— The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop
1998 ● Daz Dillinger —— Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap
1998 ● Duran Duran —— Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2008 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Live: Architecture & Morality And More ► New Wave Synth Pop
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live In London ► Soft Rock
2015 ● Ringo Starr —— Postcards From Paradise ► Pop-Rock
2015 ● Van Halen —— Tokyo Dome Live In Concert ► Hard Rock
2017 ● Bob Dylan —— Triplicate ► Folk-Rock

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