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Albums Released This Week (June 11 – 17)

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):

June 11
1965 ● Them —— The Angry Young Them [UK] ► Garage Rock
1966 ● The Ventures —— Go With The Ventures! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Carpenters —— A Kind Of Hush ► Soft Rock
1979 ● The Knack —— Get The Knack ► Power Pop
1980 ● Burning Spear —— Social Living ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eddie Money —— No Control ► Album Rock
1982 ● REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Live It Up ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Natalie Cole —— Unforgetable…With Love ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Aaron Neville —— Warm Your Heart ► Pop-Soul
1991 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Sugar Tax ► New Wave Synth Pop
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Harem Scarem —— Mood Swings ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1996 ● Ash —— 1977 ► Punk-Pop
1996 ● George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars —— T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully-Operational Mothership) ► Funk/Hip Hop
2002 ● Gregg Allman —— No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Korn —— Untouchables ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2002 ● The Tragically Hip —— In Violet Light ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Various Artists —— Melody [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● David Bowie —— Heathen ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Who —— The Ultimate Collection ► British Rock
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock
2013 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Magnetic ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Queen —— Icon ► Glam Rock

June 12
1959 ● Bo Diddley —— Go Bo Diddley ► Blues-Rock
1959 ● Chuck Berry —— Chuck Berry Is On Top ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band —— Some Time In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● Carly Simon —— Spy ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Howard Jones —— Human’s Lib ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Gregg Allman —— Just Before The Bullets Fly ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Bad Company —— Holy Water ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Fugazi —— Red Medicine ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
1996 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another [Canada] ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● Peter Gabriel —— OVO (Millennium Dome Show) [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Asia —— Asia Live ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Wired ► Art Rock
2001 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Zoom ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Concerto ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Vintage ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Stranglers —— The Very Best of The Stranglers ► Punk-Rock
2007 ● Steely Dan —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● Coldplay —— Viva La Vida ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2012 ● The dB’s —— Falling Off The Sky ► Power Pop
2012 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Songs From The Laundromat ► Southern Rock
2012 ● Rush —— Clockwork Angels ► Prog/Art Rock

June 13
1965 ● The Yardbirds —— For Your Love ► Blues Rock
1966 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soul Sister ► Soul
1972 ● Carpenters —— A Song For You ► Soft Rock
1975 ● Jefferson Starship —— Red Octopus ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie Live! ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Cars —— Candy-O ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joni Mitchell —— Mingus ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Texas Flood ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Donna Summer —— She Works Hard For The Money ► Disco
1986 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Criminal Tango ► British Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John Live In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Paula Abdul —— Forever Your Girl ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Buzzcocks —— Let We Forget ► Punk-Rock
1988 ● Steel Pulse —— State Of Emergency ► Roots Reggae
1989 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— State Of The Heart ► Country-Folk
1989 ● Kon Kan —— Move To Move ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Mariah Carey —— Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Alanis Morrisette —— Jagged Little Pill ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bjork —— Post ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Paula Abdul —— Head Over Heels ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Fear Factory —— Demanufacture ► Industrial Metal
1995 ● Pink Floyd —— Pulse ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Police —— Live! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1996 ● Apocalyptica —— Plays Metallica By Four Cellos ► Heavy Metal/Neo-Classical Metal
1996 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Sweet Water ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bon Jovi —— Crush ► Arena Rock
2000 ● B.B. King & Eric Clapton —— Riding With The King ► Blues
2005 ● Rory Gallagher —— Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Sinner ► Hard Rock
2006 ● John Fogerty —— The Long Road Home – In Concert ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Billy Joel —— 12 Gardens Live ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Poco —— Alive In The Heart Of The Night ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Rush —— Grace Under Pressure Tour ► Prog/Art Rock

June 14
1965 ● The Beatles —— Beatles VI ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Iron Butterfly —— In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Now ► Soul
1970 ● Grateful Dead —— Workingman’s Dead ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Tarkus ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Everyone Is Everybody Else ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren —— Initiation ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Chicago —— Chicago X ► Jazz-Rock
1977 ● Barbra Streisand —— Streisand Superman ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Cultosaurus Erectus ► Metal
1982 ● Various Artists —— Metal Massacre ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Pete Townshend —— All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Corey Hart —— Boy In The Box ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Status Quo —— Ain’t Complaining ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Billy Squier —— Hear & Now ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Mike Oldfield —— Amarok ► Progressive Rock
1993 ● Gloria Estefan —— Mi Terra ► Latin Pop
1993 ● The Palace Brothers —— There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You ► Indie Rock
1994 ● Arrested Development —— Zingalamaduni ► Trad. Rap
2004 ● Blondie —— Singles Box ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2005 ● Foo Fighters —— In Your Honor ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● Indigo Girls —— Rarities ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Too Good To Be True ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Oasis —— Time Flies…1994-2009 ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop

June 15
1965 ● Golden Earring —— Just Earr-ings ► Hard Rock
1966 ● The Temptations —— Getting’ Ready ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Jeremy Dormouse —— Toad ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Jackie DeShannon —— Songs ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Golden Earring —— Together ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Messin’ ► Prog Rock
1974 ● John Denver —— Back Home Again ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Street Legal ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Joy Division —— Unknown Pleasures ► Post-Punk
1979 ● America —— Silent Letter ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Dire Straits —— Communique ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1981 ● Duran Duran —— Duran Duran ► Synth-Pop
1982 ● Steve Miller —— Abracadabra ► Album Rock
1984 ● John Waite —— No Brakes ► Power Pop
1987 ● King Diamond —— Abigail ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Nirvana —— Bleach ► Grunge
1993 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live & Loud ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Pete Townshend —— Psychoderelict ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Golden Earring —— Face It ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Pure And Simple ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Pansy Division —— Deflowered ► Punk/Queercore
1998 ● Roxy Music —— Concert Classics ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Dokken —— Erase The Slate ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Cheap Trick —— Music For Hangovers ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1999 ● Santana —— Supernatural ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2004 ● Phish —— Undermind ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Live In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin ► Soul
2009 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 2 ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Chris Isaak —— Live At The Fillmore ► Adult Contemporary
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— On Rural Route 7609 ► Roots Rock

June 16
1969 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Trout Mask Replica ► Avant-Gard
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Closer To Home ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Love Letters From Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Golden Biscuits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Roxy Music —— Roxy Music ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Grease [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Carly Simon —— Come Upstairs ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Carpenters —— Made In America ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Ringo Starr —— Old Wave ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● The Smiths —— The Queen Is Dead ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Big Audio Dynamite II —— The Globe ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Type O Negative —— Slow, Deep And Hard ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1992 ● Peter Cetera —— World Falling Down ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Taj Mahal —— Taj’s Blues ► Folk-Blues
1995 ● Michael Jackson —— HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Radiohead —— OK Computer ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Neil Finn —— Try Whistling This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter ► Teen Dance-Pop
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— Vertical Man ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Little Feat —— Under The Radar ► Southern Rock
2004 ● The Jellybricks —— Power This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Shpongle —— Nothing Lasts…But Nothing Is Lost ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● George Harrison —— Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Don Henley —— The Very Best Of Don Henley ► Country-Rock
2015 ● James Taylor —— Before This World ► Folk-Rock

June 17
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Something For Everybody ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Elvis In Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
1976 ● LaBelle —— Chameleon ► Funk
1977 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Crush ► New Wave Synth Pop
1987 ● The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Natalie Cole —— Everlasting ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock
1991 ● Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Ghost —— Temple Stone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● 38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Megadeth —— Cryptic Writings ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Love Among The Ruins ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Year Of The Horse ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Long Walk Home [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Sam Cooke —— Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 ► Soul
2003 ● Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock
2003 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock
2008 ● Judas Priest —— Nostrodamus ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Rick Springfield ► Power Pop
2011 ● Bon Iver —— Bon Iver, Bon Iver ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— A Long Time A Growin’ – Volume 1-5 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● David Gray —— Mutineers ► AA Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (May 28 – June 3)

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 28
1971 ● Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Streetheart —— Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock
1982 ● Cher —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Heatwave —— Current ► Funk/Disco
1989 ● The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop
1991 ● Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House
1991 ● Sam Phillips —— Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular
1991 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock
2011 ● Weather Report —— Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2012 ● The Who —— Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock
2013 ● John Fogerty —— Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock

May 29
1969 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Crosby, Stills & Nash ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Poco —— Rose of Cimarron ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Amy Grant —— Amy Grant In Concert ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1984 ● Tina Turner —— Private Dancer ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Warlock —— Hellbound ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1986 ● Chris De Burgh —— Into The Light ► Soft Rock
1987 ● John Hiatt —— Bring The Family ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Trooper —— The Last Of The Gypsys ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dismember —— Like An Ever Flowing Stream ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Teenage Fanclub —— Grand Prix ► Power Pop
1995 ● Rod Stewart —— A Spanner In The Works ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Bright Eyes —— Fevers And Mirrors ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
2001 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2002 ● Hammer, Jan —— Miami Vice: The Complete Collection [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock

May 30
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Kingston Trio —— Children Of The Morning ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk
1972 ● The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock
1973 ● George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Heatwave —— Too Hot To Handle ► Funk/Disco
1979 ● Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● Eddie Money —— Love And Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock
1997 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental
2000 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Iron Maiden —— Brave New World ► Heavy Metal
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Corsage ► Art Rock
2005 ● Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2006 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Alive In America ► Hard Rock
2006 ● The Radio Dept. —— Pet Grief ► Dream Pop

May 31
1965 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Shotgun ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Whitesnake —— Ready An’ Willing ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock
1985 ● A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● No Use For A Name —— The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock
1994 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock
1994 ● The Church —— Sometime Anywhere ► Alt. Power Pop
1994 ● Various Artists —— The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World
1994 ● Elton John —— The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1999 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● PJ Harvey —— Uh Huh Her ► Indie Rock
2005 ● The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock

June 01
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop
1963 ● The Ventures —— Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● The Hollies —— Would You Believe? ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Gary Glitter —— Touch Me ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Aretha Franklin —— Amazing Grace ► Gospel-Soul
1974 ● Carpenters —— Big Star [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1974 ● James Taylor —— Walking Man ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Runaways —— The Runaways ► Punk Rock
1982 ● Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock
1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll
1983 ● The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop
1993 ● Pat Benatar —— Gravity’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal
1996 ● The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock
1998 ● Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock
1999 ● Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap
1999 ● Spin Doctors —— Here Comes The Bride ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Best Of The Doobie Brothers Live ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco, July 29 & 30, 1977 ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Pretenders —— The Best Of The Pretenders ► Post-Punk
2009 ● Paul Simon —— This Better Be Good ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Jack Johnson —— To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Inside My Head ► AA Pop-Rock

June 02
1958 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock
1974 ● Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock
1978 ● Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop
1980 ● Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock
1980 ● Cheap Trick —— Found All The Parts [EP] ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1987 ● Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop
1992 ● Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wilson Phillips —— Shadows And Light ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Buzzcocks —— Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Sarah Brightman —— Timeless ► Showtunes
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Brooks & Dunn —— If You See Her ► Country-Rock
1998 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lyve From Steel Town ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Iggy Pop —— Préliminaires ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2009 ● Neil Young —— The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972 ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Whitesnake —— Icon ► Arena Rock
2017 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Broadcast Archive Radio Broadcast 1975/1994 ► Southern Rock

June 03
1967 ● The Ventures —— Super Psychedelics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Elton John —— Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple In Rock ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Pink Floyd —— Obscured By Clouds ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Exodus ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [2] ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Raven —— Wiped Out ► Heavy Metal/NWOBHM
1982 ● George Strait —— Strait From The Heart ► Classic Country
1983 ● America —— Your Move ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Firstborn Is Dead ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1985 ● Bryan Ferry —— Boys And Girls ► Prog. Rock
1986 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Belinda ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Queen —— A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock
1990 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock
1991 ● Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Danii Minogue —— Love And Kisses ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Soft Vengeance ► British Rock
1996 ● Tears For Fears —— Saturnine Martial & Lunatic ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Natalie Cole —— This Will Be: Natalie Cole’s Everlasting Love ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● The Tearaways —— Ground’s The Limit ► Power Pop
1997 ● Pat Benatar —— Innamorata ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective II ► Prog/Art Rock
1997 ● Steve Winwood —— Junction Seven ► Album Rock
1998 ● Rod Stewart —— When We Were The New Boys ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Phish —— The Siket Disc [CC] ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Roy Buchanan —— American Axe: Live In 1974 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More ► Roots Rock
2003 ● Roxy Music —— Live ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Various Artists —— 90s Rock ► Rock
2008 ● Weezer —— Weezer (The Red Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2008 ● Journey —— Revelation ► AOR Rock

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Albums Released This Week (May 14 – 20)

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

May 14


Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
The Mamas & The Papas —— The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk >> 1968
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Specials —— Today’s Specials ► Ska Revival >> 1996
The Specials —— Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002

May 15


King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
The Beach Boys —— Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock >> 2007
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009
Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

May 16


Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock >> 1988
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Carly Simon —— The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Motörhead —— We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock >> 2006
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006

May 17


Aretha Franklin —— Yeah! ► Soul >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
The Kingston Trio —— Stay Awhile ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Neil Diamond —— Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett —— Joan Jett ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Gap Band —— The Gap Band IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
Judas Priest —— Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Iggy Pop —— Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco – November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Iggy Pop —— Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News —— Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

May 18


Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Janet Jackson —— janet. ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Judas Priest —— Metal Works ’73-’93 ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Eddie Money —— Ready Eddie ► Album Rock >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010

May 19


The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul >> 1977
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock >> 2014
R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock >> 2014
Whitesnake —— The Purple Album ► Arena Rock >> 2015

May 20


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

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Albums Released This Week (April 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):

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
Tommy Tutone —— National Emotion ► Power Pop >> 1983
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
Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk >> 1999
Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
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 >> 2002
Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 2007
The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 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

April 17


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

April 18


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

April 19


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

April 20


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

April 21


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

April 22


The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics >> 1971
The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock >> 1978
Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk >> 1991
The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop >> 2003
The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake —— Best! ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Whitesnake —— Good To Be Bad ► Arena Rock >> 2008
Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening >> 2009
Whitesnake —— Made In Japan ► Arena Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (March 26 – April 1)

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 26


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

March 27


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

March 28


The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1966
The Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock >> 1966
Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Golden Earring —— Contraband ► Hard Rock >> 1977
10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— Baby Snakes [Sndtrk} ► Art Rock >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— The Man From Utopia ► Art Rock >> 1983
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Like A Rock ► Heartland Rock >> 1986
Roxette —— Joyride ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
En Vogue —— Funky Divas ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
The Divine Comedy —— Promenade ► Brit Pop >> 1994
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 >> 1995
Cherry Twister —— At Home With Cherry Twister ► Power Pop >> 2000
Common —— Like Water For Chocolate ► Alt Hip Hop >> 2000
Various Artists —— Romeo Must Die: The Album [Sndtrk] ► R&B/funk-rap >> 2000

March 29


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

March 30


The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy ► British Invasion >> 1966
Billy Preston —— Club Meeting ► Soul >> 1967
Peter Frampton —— Frampton ► Arena Rock >> 1975
The Commodores —— Commodores ► Soul-Funk >> 1977
Magazine —— Secondhand Daylight ► Post-Punk >> 1979
The Pretenders —— Extended Play ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop >> 1987
PJ Harvey —— Dry ► Indie Rock >> 1992
Onyx —— Bacdafucup ► Hardcore Rap >> 1993
Pink Floyd —— The Division Bell ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Choking Victim —— No Gods, No Managers ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
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
Janet Jackson —— Damita Jo ► Pop-Soul >> 2004
Los Lonely Boys —— Los Lonely Boys ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
The Who —— Then And Now ► British Rock >> 2004
The Yardbirds —— Live At B. B. King’s Blues Club ► Blues Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Time Stand Still: The Collection ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2010
The Band —— Live In Tokyo 1983 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010

March 31


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

April 01


John Coltrane —— Giant Steps ► Jazz >> 1959
Marvin Gaye —— When I’m Alone I Cry ► Soul/Broadway >> 1964
Cat Stevens —— Mona Bone Jakon ► Folk-Pop >> 1970
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1975
Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
The Clash —— Capital Radio [EP] ► Punk >> 1977
Grateful Dead —— Reckoning ► Folk-Rock >> 1981
Aldo Nova —— Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Paul Young —— The Secret Of Association ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Suzanne Vega —— Solitude Standing ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Black Sabbath —— Headless Cross ► Hard Rock >> 1989
The Afghan Whigs —— Up In It ► Post-Punk >> 1990
School Of Fish —— School Of Fish ► Jangle Pop >> 1991
Lit —— Tripping The Light Fantastic ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1997
Simple Minds —— Cry ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2002
Cher —— The Very Best Of Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Ringo Starr —— Extended Versions ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Stabbing Westward —— The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Apples In Stereo —— Electronic Projects For Musicians ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Jerry Garcia Band —— June 26, 1981, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA ► Roots Rock >> 2013
Jackson Browne —— Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 2014
Charles Bradley —— Changes ► Soul-Funk >> 2016
Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (March 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):

March 19


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

March 20


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

March 21


Al Green —— Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern) >> 1967
The Faces —— First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
Brothers Johnson —— Look Out For #1 ► Funk >> 1976
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Rose Royce —— Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! ► Disco/Funk >> 1978
Pink Floyd —— The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Pixies —— Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner —— Tina Live In Europe ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Alison Moyet —— Essex ► Synth-Pop >> 1994
Death —— Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Stevie Wonder —— Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
The Tea Party —— The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Against All Authority —— 24 Hour Roadside Resistance ► Ska-Punk >> 2000
Led Zeppelin —— Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock >> 2000
NSYNC —— No Strings Attached ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Ben Harper —— Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006

March 22


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

March 23


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

March 24


The Easybeats —— It’s 2 Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
The Mothers Of Invention —— Mothermania ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Elton John —— Friends [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Weather Report —— Mysterious Traveller ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
Chicago —— Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Nuthin’ Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead —— Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
The Beach Boys —— Keepin’ The Summer Alive ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Talking Heads —— The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
Pet Shop Boys —— Please ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
The Rolling Stones —— Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Running Wild —— Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Everclear —— White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
Supertramp —— Some Things Never Change ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Blue Öyster Cult —— Heaven Forbid ► Metal >> 1998
Journey —— Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock >> 1998
NSYNC —— NSYNC ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Specials —— Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent ► Ska Revival >> 1998
The Who —— Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 2008
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Tangled Tales ► Country-Rock >> 2009
Indigo Girls —— Poseidon And The Bitter Bug ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Van Morrison —— Diuets: Reworking The Catalogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

March 25


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

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Albums Released This Week (March 12 – 18)

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

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
Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1984
Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1984
Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul >> 1985
Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal >> 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
Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

March 13


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

March 14


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

March 15


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

March 16


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

March 17


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

March 18


Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Peter, Paul & Mary —— Album 1700 ► Classic Folk >> 1967
Donna Summer —— A Love Trilogy ► Disco >> 1976
Iggy Pop —— The Idiot ► Proto Punk >> 1977
Grace Slick —— Dreams ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1980
Ike & Tina Turner —— Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner ► Soul >> 1991
Peter Gabriel —— Birdy [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Beatles —— Anthology 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— The Premier Hits ► Synth-Pop >> 1996
Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Buzzcocks —— Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Sparks —— Two Hands, One Mouth: Live In Europe ► Art Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop —— Post Pop Depression ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2016

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