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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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Albums Released This Week (January 28 – February 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):


January 28
1977 ● Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool [UK] ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Sparks —— Terminal Jive ► Glam Rock
1980 ● J. Geils Band —— Love Stinks ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Triumph —— Never Surrender ► Arena Rock
1985 ● David Lee Roth —— Crazy From The Heat ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Black Sabbath —— Seventh Star ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Lies, The Drugs, The Sex ► Hard Rock
1992 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Congregation ► Post-Punk
1994 ● Current 93 —— Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre ► Industrial/Experimental
1997 ● Pat Boone —— In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy ► MOR Jazz-Pop
1997 ● Built To Spill —— Perfect From Now On ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
1997 ● Robert Palmer —— The Very Best Of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Natalie Cole —— Super Best ► Soul-Pop
2003 ● Lou Reed —— The Raven ► Art Rock
2008 ● Adele Adkins —— 19 ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 29
1969 ● Miles Davis —— Filles De Kilimanjaro ► Electric Jazz/Fusion
1977 ● Buzzcocks —— Spiral Scratch ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Shalamar —— Friends ► Disco
1982 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Picture This ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Yello —— Stella ► Electro Synth-Pop
1990 ● Fish —— Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors ► Prog Rock
1991 ● The Divinyls —— Divinyls ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1991 ● Gloria Estefan —— Into The Light ► Latin Pop
1991 ● Susanna Hoffs —— When You’re A Boy ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Screaming Trees —— Uncle Anesthesia ► Neo-Psychedelia
1991 ● Chicago —— Twenty 1 ► Jazz-Rock
1998 ● Prince —— The Truth ► Soul-Funk
1999 ● Blackmail —— Science Fiction ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2001 ● Natalie Cole —— Love Songs ► Soul-Pop
2013 ● Indians —— Somewhere Else ► Dream Pop
2016 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Let Me Get By ► Blues-Rock


January 30
1961 ● The Kingston Trio —— Make Way ► Folk-Pop
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones No. 2 ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● The Velvet Underground —— White Light/White Heat ► Alt. Rock
1969 ● Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ’69 ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1976 ● T. Rex —— Futuristic Dragon ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Club Ninja ► Metal
1989 ● New Order —— Technique ► Alt Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Blue Nile —— Hats ► Synth/Dream-Pop
1989 ● The Shamen —— In Gorbachev We Trust ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1995 ● Free Kitten —— Nice Ass ► Indie Rock
1996 ● Ministry —— Filth Pig ► Industrial Metal
2001 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk New Wave
2007 ● Madonna —— The Confessions Tour ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Lykke Li —— Youth Novels ► Dream Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981) ► Blues-Rock


January 31
1966 ● Tony Bennett —— The Movie Song Album ► Easy Listening
1972 ● Al Green —— Let’s Stay Together ► Soul (Southern)
1976 ● Golden Earring —— To The Hilt ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Christopher Cross —— Another Page ► Pop-Rock, Soft
1994 ● Tori Amos —— Under The Pink ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— BBC Radio 1 In Concert ► Soul/Funk
2000 ● Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR [UK] ► Indie Rock
2006 ● Jim Croce —— Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● Ben E. King —— I’ve Been Around ► Soul
2006 ● Warren Zevon —— Reconsider Me: The Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Hannah Peel —— The Broken Wave ► Electronic Pop
2012 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo 2012 ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Leonard Cohen —— Old Ideas ► Soft Rock


February 01
1967 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Surrealistic Pillow ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● The Doors —— Morrison Hotel ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Neil Young —— Harvest ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● The Doobie Brothers —— What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● T. Rex —— Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Cheap Trick —— Cheap Trick At Budokan ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1980 ● Girl —— Sheer Greed ► Heavy Metal/Glam-Metal
1981 ● Earthstar —— Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! ► Kosmische Musik
1982 ● Simple Minds —— Celebration ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1983 ● Eric Clapton —— Money And Cigarettes ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Tesla —— The Great Radio Controversy ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Accept —— Objection Overruled ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1993 ● Paul McCartney —— Off The Ground ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Green Day —— Dookie ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Fugees —— Blunted On Reality ► Rap/Contemporary R&B
2000 ● Dr. John —— Duke Elegant ► New Orleans R&B
2000 ● The Beach Boys —— Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Little Feat —— Extended Versions ► Southern Rock
2001 ● Jack Johnson —— Brushfire Fairy Tales ► AA Folk-Rock
2005 ● Brazilian Girls —— Brazilian Girls ► Electro-Dance
2005 ● Tina Turner —— All The Best ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Jack Johnson —— Sleep Through The Static ► AA Folk-Rock


February 02
1976 ● Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Gimme Back My Bullets ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Stiff Little Fingers —— Inflammable Material ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Iron Maiden —— Killers ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Expose —— Exposure ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Midnight To Midnight ► Post-Punk New Wave
1987 ● The Style Council —— Cost Of Loving ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Leonard Cohen —— I’m Your Man ► Soft Rock
1988 ● Lita Ford —— Lita ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Belly —— Star ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop
1993 ● Brian May —— Back To The Light ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Phish —— Rift ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1994 ● Pavement —— Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain ► Indie Rock/Noise Rock
1999 ● Built To Spill —— Keep It Like A Secret ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
2010 ● Martha & The Muffins —— Delicate ► Indie Art-Rock


February 03
1964 ● The Beatles —— Twist And Shout ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Byrds —— Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde ► Country-Rock
1969 ● Jethro Tull —— This Was ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Harry Nilsson —— Love Story ► Traditional Pop
1976 ● Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Rainbow —— Difficult To Cure ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Earth —— Earth 2 ► Drone Doom Rock
1995 ● Energy Orchard —— Pain Killer ► Alt Indie Rock
1997 ● Judas Priest —— The Best Of Judas Priest: Living After Midnight ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Texas —— White On Blonde ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● David Bowie —— Earthling ► Techno Rock
1998 ● Pearl Jam —— Yield ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Sister Sledge —— African Eyes ► Funk/Soul
1998 ● Various Artists —— Blues Brothers 2000 [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Nocturama ► Alt Rock
2004 ● Incubus —— A Crow Left Of The Murder… ► Funk Metal
2014 ● Tina Turner —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2015 ● Bob Dylan —— Shadows In The Night ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (January 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):


January 14
1972 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● David Bowie —— Low ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Nena —— Nena ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Smokey Robinson —— Smoke Signals ► Soul – Motown
1987 ● The System —— Don’t Disturb This Groove ► R&B/electro-pop
1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Rush [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Lou Reed —— Magic And Loss ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Björk —— Telegram ► Alt Pop-Rock
2000 ● Enigma —— The Screen Behind The Mirror ► Ambient
2003 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Failer ► Alt Country-Rock
2003 ● The Knack —— Re-Zoom ► Power Pop
2008 ● Ringo Starr —— Liverpool 8 ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● New Order —— Lost Sirens ► Alt Pop-Rock
2014 ● Bruce Springsteen —— High Hopes ► Heartland Rock


January 15
1968 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● MC5 —— Back in the USA ► Garage Rock
1970 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Brand New Me ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Aretha Franklin —— This Girl’s In Love With You ► Soul
1971 ● John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat —— Hooker ‘N Heat ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Marvin Gaye —— In Our Lifetime ► Soul – Motown
1982 ● Barbara Dickson —— All For A Song ► MOR Pop
1985 ● John Fogerty —— Centerfield ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● The Commodores —— Nightshift ► Soul-Funk
1988 ● Sabbat —— History Of A Time To Come ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● The Sundays —— Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● David Lee Roth —— A Little Ain’t Enough ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Accept —— Predator ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
2007 ● Talking Heads —— The Collection ► New Wave Art-Rock
2012 ● Barbara Kessler —— What You Keep ► Alt. Country


January 16
1965 ● The Guess Who —— Shakin’ All Over ► Garage Rock
1971 ● ZZ Top —— ZZ Top’s First Album ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● David Bromberg —— David Bromberg ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Blue Öyster Cult ► Metal
1975 ● Michael Jackson —— Forever, Michael ► Soul
1975 ● The Temptations —— A Song For You ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Bob Dylan —— Desire ► Folk-Rock
1984 ● Wang Chung —— Points On The Curve ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1990 ● Joan Jett —— The Hit List ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Peter Murphy —— Deep ► Goth Rock
1991 ● The Knack —— Serious Fun ► Power Pop
1995 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Rapture ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Cibo Matto —— Viva! La Woman ► Trip Hop
1998 ● Air —— Moon Safari ► Psychedelic Pop
2007 ● America —— Here & Now ► Folk-Rock


January 17
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Sounds Of Silence ► Folk-Pop
1969 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soul ’69 ► Soul
1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Joni Mitchell —— Court And Spark ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Bob Dylan —— Planet Waves ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● John Foxx —— Metamatic ► New Wave Electronic Pop
1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Live Evil ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Smokey Robinson —— Yes It’s You Lady ► Soul – Motown
1992 ● Green Day —— Kerplunk! ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● The Roots —— Do You Want More?!!!??! ► Jazz Rap
2000 ● Explosions In The Sky —— How Strange, Innocense ► Instrumental
2000 ● Golden Earring —— Last Blast Of The Century ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Van Morrison —— The Skiffle Sessions – Live In Belfast 1998 ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Pearl Jam —— Live On Ten Legs ► Hard Rock
2012 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Voyageur ► Alt Country-Rock


January 18
1969 ● The Ventures —— Underground Fire ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1974 ● Pink Floyd —— A Nice Pair ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Smokey Robinson —— Deep In My Soul ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1977 ● Diana Ross —— An Evening With Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● Warren Zevon —— Excitable Boy ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Sheena Easton —— Take My Time ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jean-Luc Ponty —— Mystical Adventures ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1983 ● Bryan Adams —— Cuts Like A Knife ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Little River Band —— Playing To Swin ► Soft Rock
1986 ● Soul Asylum —— Made To Be Broken ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock
1988 ● AC/DC —— Blow Up Your Video ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Mark Lanegan —— Whiskey For The Holy Ghost ► Roots Rock
1994 ● ZZ Top —— Antenna ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Gotthard —— G. ► Hard Rock
2010 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits Live ► British Rock
2011 ● Gregg Allman —— Low Country Blues ► Southern Rock


January 19
1970 ● John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian [Reprise] ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● John Sebastian —— John B. Sebastian [MGM] ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Pastiche ► Jazz-Pop
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Sleep Dirt ► Art Rock
1980 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Styx —— Paradise Theater ► Prog/Art Rock
1988 ● Megadeth —— So Far, So Good…So What! ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Roanne Cash —— The Wheel ► Country-Folk
1993 ● Bonnie Tyler —— The Very Best Of Bonnie Tyler ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Elvis Costello And The Brodsky Quartet —— The Juliet Letters ► String Quartet
1995 ● Extreme —— Waiting For The Punchline ► Pop-Metal
1995 ● Fairport Convention —— Jewel In The Crown ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Adele Adkins —— 21 ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 20
1962 ● The Ventures —— Twist With The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Roots Rock
1975 ● Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock
1983 ● Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop
1987 ● Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House
1998 ● Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout
1998 ● Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Haiti Relief Project [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (January 7 – 13)

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


January 07
1970 ● Billy Preston —— Encouraging Words ► Soul-Funk
1971 ● Black Sabbath —— Paranoid ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Nicky Hopkins; Ry Cooder; Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts —— Jamming With Edward ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● David Bromberg —— Wanted Dead Or Alive ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Flight Log (1966-1976) ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Lipps, Inc. —— Mouth To Mouth ► Disco
1982 ● The Fleshtones —— Roman Gods ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Smokey Robinson —— Touch The Sky ► Soul – Motown
1994 ● Rick Wakeman —— Word & The Gospels ► Art Rock
1997 ● Incubus —— Enjoy Incubus ► Funk Metal
1999 ● Alex Lloyd —— Black In The Sun ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— On The Road Again ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Carly Simon —— Into White ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan And The New Folk Movement ► Folk-Rock


January 08
1970 ● Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Yoko Ono —— Approximately Infinite Universe ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beach Boys —— Holland ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Elvis Presley —— Promised Land ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N Roll
1976 ● Bette Midler —— Songs For The New Depression ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1989 ● Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock
1990 ● GWAR —— Scumdogs Of The Universe ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1991 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Fly Me Courageous ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Loudon Wainwright III —— Career Moves ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl Homecoming Live ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock
2016 ● David Bowie —— Blackstar ► Glam Rock


January 09
1967 ● The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Blue Magic —— Blue Magic ► Philly Soul
1984 ● Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock
1991 ● The Specials —— The Singles Collection ► Ska Revival
2001 ● Ben E. King —— Eleven Best ► Soul
2006 ● The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk
2007 ● John Waite —— Downtown: Journey Of A Heart ► Power Pop


January 10
1964 ● The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Blues-Rock
1967 ● The Monkees —— More Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Woman, Woman ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Rod Stewart/Faces —— Coast To Coast: Overture And Beginners ► British Rock
1977 ● Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues
1977 ● The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● Chris Isaak —— Silvertone ► AA Pop-Rock
1989 ● Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Brenda Lee —— The Definitive Collection ► Country-Pop
2006 ● Heart —— Love Songs ► Album Rock


January 11
1962 ● Howlin’ Wolf —— Howlin’ Wolf ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Janis Joplin —— Pearl ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Chicago —— Chicago III ► Jazz-Rock
1972 ● The Temptations —— Solid Rock ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Carly Simon —— Hotcakes ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Bobby Womack —— Lookin’ For A Love Again ► Soul
1982 ● The Waitresses —— Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Carcass —— Heartwork ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1999 ● Iron Savior —— Unification ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Badfinger —— BBC In Concert 1972-1973 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Chuck Berry —— Live! ► Rock n Roll
2000 ● Jethro Tull —— Nightcap: The Unreleased Masters 1972-1991 ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Kiss —— Gold ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Aerosmith —— Gold ► Hard Rock


January 12
1959 ● Johnny Cash —— Greatest! ► Country
1968 ● The Kinks —— Live At Kelvin Hall ► British Rock
1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin [UK] ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter And Tompall Glaser —— Wanted! The Outlaws ► Outlaw Country
1981 ● April Wine —— The Nature Of The Beast ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Deep Purple —— The House Of Blue Light ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Triumph —— Edge Of Excess ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Denis Leary —— No Cure For Cancer ► Stand Up Comedy
1999 ● The Black Crowes —— By Your Side ► Southern Rock
1999 ● The Church —— Magician Among The Spirits Plus Some ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● Ringo Starr —— Y Not ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Live At Hollywood High ► Alt. Pop-Rock


January 13
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— The Times They Are A-Changin’ ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● Manfred Mann —— Soul Of Mann ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● Dusty Springfield —— Dusty In Memphis ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Poco —— Deliverin’ ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Weather Report —— Live In Tokyo ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1973 ● Aerosmith —— Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Peter Frampton —— Premonition ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Sloan —— Smeared ► Alt Indie Rock
1998 ● King Crimson —— Night Watch ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Mark Knopfler —— Wag The Dog [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Against All Authority —— All Fall Down ► Ska-Punk
2006 ● Frank Zappa —— Imaginery Diseases ► Prog Rock
2009 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 24 – 30)

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


December 24
1974 ● Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge ► Euro Club/Dance
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Live In London ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Freddie King —— Boogie On Down ► Texas Blues


December 25
1976 ● Laura Nyro —— Smile ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Zard —— M? Sagasanai ► Pop-Rock


December 26
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal


December 27
1967 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Contemporary Folk
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock
2005 ● Dion —— Bronx In Blue ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Loverboy —— Setlist: The Very Best Of Loverboy Live ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock


December 28
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B
1977 ● Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime
2004 ● R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock


December 29
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Byrds —— Farther Along ► Country-Rock
1971 ● America —— America ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Trammps —— Disco Inferno ► Disco
1982 ● Neil Young —— Trans ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Miami Vice II [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— 99% ► Techno-Industrial
1998 ● All Saints —— The Remix Album ► Electronic Dance-Pop


December 30
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Harmony ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rough Trade —— For Those Who Think Young ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Ric Ocasek —— Beatitude ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— The ‘Pink Opaque ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (November 26 – December 2)

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


November 26
1965 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion
1971 ● Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● America —— Holiday ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock
1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock
1988 ● Rick Astley —— Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1991 ● Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop
1991 ● Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Cotton Mather —— Kon Tiki ► Power Pop
2002 ● Little River Band —— Definitive Collection ► Soft Rock
2002 ● Sparks —— Lil’ Beethoven ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Beach Boys —— Good Timin’: Live At Knebworth England 1980 ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk
2002 ● Heart —— The Essential Heart ► Album Rock
2002 ● Journey —— Red 13 [EP] ► AOR Rock
2002 ● Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Carpenters —— The Ultimate Collection ► Easy Listening
2007 ● The Shamen —— Immortal ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
2007 ● Genesis —— Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock
2010 ● Sting —— Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock


November 27
1957 ● The Crickets —— The “Chirping” Crickets ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop
1967 ● The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Spirit —— The Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock
1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Killer ► Hard Rock
1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— The Grand Wazoo ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk
1978 ● Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco
1981 ● Soft Cell —— Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● 10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal
1990 ● Clint Black —— Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock
1995 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1998 ● David Gray —— White Ladder ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient
2007 ● Loverboy —— Just Getting Started ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Counting Crows —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock
2009 ● The Church —— Operetta [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop


November 28
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Spirit Of ’67 ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Rolling Stones —— Let It Bleed ► Rock
1970 ● Slade —— Play It Loud ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Rory Gallagher —— Deuce ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Carly Simon —— No Secrets ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk
1978 ● Blues Brothers —— Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Parliament —— Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk
1980 ● The Jam —— Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Toyah —— Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Japan —— Tin Drum ► New Wave
1981 ● Neil Diamond —— On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Technotronic —— Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock
1992 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp 2 ► Prog/Art Rock
1995 ● Various Artists —— Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop
2000 ● Donovan —— Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● April Wine —— Roughly Speaking ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Incubus —— Light Grenades ► Funk Metal
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— 1978 Tokyo Concert ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2011 ● Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop


November 29
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock
1974 ● Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock
1981 ● Amy Grant —— In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1982 ● Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Debbie Harry —— Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1988 ● Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Motörhead —— Bastards ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Mary J. Blige —— My Life ► Hip Hop Soul
1994 ● Nick Lowe —— The Impossible Bird ► Pub Rock
1996 ● Quarashi —— Switchstance ► Rap-Metal
2011 ● Yes —— In The Present – Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Scorpions —— MTV Unplugged: Live In Athens ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock


November 30
1967 ● Jefferson Airplane —— After Bathing At Baxter’s ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● J.J. Cale —— Really ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Solar Fire ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Montrose —— Montrose ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Cat Stevens —— Numbers ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● Stevie Wonder —— Looking Back ► Soul
1978 ● Steely Dan —— Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock
1979 ● Pink Floyd —— The Wall [UK] ► Prog Rock
1981 ● ABBA —— The Visitors ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Bad Religion —— Bad Religion ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Yes —— Classic Yes ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Michael Jackson —— Thriller ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Violent Femmes —— Violent Femmes ► New Wave Post-Punk
1982 ● Sammy Hagar —— Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock
1984 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Love Language ► Soul-Pop
1985 ● Pete Townshend —— White City: A Novel ► Prog Rock
1985 ● The Who —— Who’s Missing ► Hard Rock
1992 ● FM —— Mac Of The Roundtable ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Freddie King —— Live At The Texas Opry House ► Electric Blues
1997 ● Shadows Fall —— Somber Eyes To The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Intimate And Live ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Cher —— The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Cher —— If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock


December 01
1967 ● The Shadows —— From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● The Monkees —— Head ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Separate Ways ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Jim Croce —— I Got A Name ► Folk-Pop
1973 ● Koko Taylor —— South Side Lady ► Chicago Blues
1973 ● Black Sabbath —— Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll [UK] ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Styx —— Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● Aerosmith —— Draw The Line ► Hard Rock
1978 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Story Of The Stones ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force —— Planet Rock: The Album ► Hip-Hop
1986 ● Queen —— Live Magic ► Glam Rock
1987 ● Sodom —— Persecution Mania ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Dixie Chicks —— Thank Heavens For Dale Evans ► Country-Rock
1992 ● Journey —— Time3 [Time Cubed] ► AOR Rock
1993 ● R.E.M. —— The Automatic Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Dimmu Borgir —— For All Tid ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1997 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop
1998 ● Sarah Brightman —— Eden ► Showtunes
2008 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 1 ► Glam Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The New York Shuffle ► Album Rock
2017 ● U2 —— Songs Of Experience ► Alt. Pop-Rock


December 02
1968 ● George Harrison —— Wonderwall Music ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ► Doo Wop
1975 ● Queen —— A Night At The Opera ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Stephen Stills —— The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Dolly Parton —— 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs ► Country-Pop
1985 ● Queen —— The Complete Works ► Glam Rock
1991 ● Suzi Quatro —— Live & Kickin’ ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Bon Jovi —— Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Neil Young —— Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● The Beach Boys —— Live In Sacramento 1964 ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live In Dublin ► Soft Rock

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