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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 08


The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock >> 1974
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae >> 1984
Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1989
Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1989
Paula Abdul —— Shut Up And Dance ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Wilson Phillips —— Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Filter —— Short Bus ► Industrial Rock >> 1995
Paul Simon —— Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Pablo Cruise —— The Best Of Pablo Cruise ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Knack —— On Stage At The World Café ► Power Pop >> 2007
Glenn Frey —— After Hours ► Pop-Rock >> 2012
Here We Go Magic —— A Different Ship ► Dream Pop >> 2012

May 09


Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock >> 1969
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound [UK] ► Art-Rock >> 1969
Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde >> 1975
Linton Kwesi Johnson —— Bass Culture ► Dub Poetry >> 1980
The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
The Style Council —— Our Favourite Shop ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Cyndi Lauper —— A Night To Remember ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House >> 1991
Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop >> 1994
Elvis Costello —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1995
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary >> 2006
Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock >> 2006
Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2006
Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk >> 2006
Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap >> 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 2006
Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop >> 2006
The Zombies —— Breathe Out, Breathe In ► Art Rock >> 2011
Iggy Pop —— Après ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2012

May 10


The Ventures —— Hawaii Five-O ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1969
Elton John —— 11-17-70 ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop >> 1988
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1990
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1993
Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country >> 2005
Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2005
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk Rock >> 2011
Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock >> 2011

May 11


The Small Faces —— Small Faces ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1966
Various Artists —— Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More ► Rock n Roll >> 1970
The Meters —— Cabbage Alley ► Funk >> 1972
Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock >> 1973
Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Natalie Cole —— Inseparable ► Dance >> 1975
The Clash —— The Cost Of Living [EP] ► Punk >> 1979
The Cure —— Three Imaginary Boys ► Post-Punk >> 1979
Kraftwerk —— Computer World ► Techno-Rock >> 1981
Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More ► Instrumental Rock >> 1981
Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Simple Minds —— Live In The City Of Light ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1987
Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1987
Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grange Rock >> 1990
Bruce Cockburn —— Nothing But A Burning Light ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 1993
New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [UK] ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds ► Punk-Pop >> 1999
Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1999
Jackson Browne —— Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino ► Folk-Rock >> 2010

May 12


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Robert Fripp —— Exposure ► Art Rock >> 1979
New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Indigo Girls —— Rites Of Passage ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock >> 1992
Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal >> 2008
Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country >> 2009
Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2014

May 13


Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock >> 1968
Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 1977
Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1985
Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal >> 2008

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
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
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 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
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002

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Albums Released This Week (April 17 – 23)

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 17


Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub 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

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
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance >> 1988
Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop >> 1988
Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock >> 1989
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1995
Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1995
Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2000
Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
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
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 >> 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
Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
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
Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock >> 1979
Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1979
Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1981
Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock >> 1985
Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock >> 1992
Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul >> 1993
Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard 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
Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop >> 2004
The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul >> 2004
Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 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
Frank Zappa —— 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
Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop >> 1997
Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock >> 2006
Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2009

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 Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Asia —— Live ► Prog 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
Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock >> 2003
Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening >> 2009

April 23


Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock >> 1973
The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska >> 1982
Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock >> 1985
Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Various Artists —— Deadicated ► Jam Bands >> 1991
Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Warren Zevon —— Mutineer ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
The Knack —— Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop >> 2002
Supertramp —— Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2002
The Monkees —— The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock >> 2010
Cilla Black —— Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock >> 2012
Peter Gabriel —— Live Blood ► Prog Rock >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (March 27 – April 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):

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
Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap >> 1984
King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock >> 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
Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland 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 Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock >> 1966
The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1966
Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock >> 1973
10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Baby Snakes [Sndtrk} ► Art Rock >> 1983
Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal >> 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
Wilco —— A.M. ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1995
Sarah McLachlan —— The Freedom Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Big L —— Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ► Hardcore Rap >> 1995
Glenn Frey —— Solo Collection ► Pop-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
Mott The Hoople —— The Hoople ► Hard Rock >> 1974
King Crimson —— Starless And Bible Black ► Prog Rock >> 1974
Charlie Daniels Band —— Saddle Tramp ► Southern Rock >> 1976
Supertramp —— Breakfast In America ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
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
The Kinks —— Phobia ► British Rock >> 1993
Suede —— Suede ► Brit Pop >> 1993
The Subdudes —— Annunciation ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Phish —— Hoist ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1994
GWAR —— This Toilet Earth ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 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

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
Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop >> 1987
Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 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
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
Aerosmith —— Honkin’ On Bobo ► Hard Rock >> 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
The Band —— Live In Tokyo 1983 ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Rush —— Time Stand Still: The Collection ► Prog/Art 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
Paul McCartney & Wings —— London Town ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Scorpions —— Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1980
Genesis —— Duke ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Culture Club —— From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
Thompson Twins —— Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop >> 1987
The Smiths —— Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Prince —— Sign ‘O’ The Times ► Soul-Funk >> 1987
Def Leppard —— Adrenalize ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Body Count —— Body Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Human Touch ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Bruce Springsteen —— Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock >> 1992
Céline Dion —— The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop >> 1997
Duran Duran —— Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1998
Daz Dillinger —— Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap >> 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

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
Stabbing Westward —— The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
Ringo Starr —— Extended Versions ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Cher —— The Very Best Of Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Apples In Stereo —— Electronic Projects For Musicians ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-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
Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2016

April 02


Elvis Presley —— Kissin’ Cousins ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Donny Hathaway —— Donny Hathaway ► Soul >> 1971
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Jesse Colin Young —— Love On The Wing ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Phyllis Hyman —— Phyllis Hyman ► Soul – Quiet Storm >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock >> 1981
David Bowie —— Cat People [Sndtrk] ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— The Spangle Maker [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Go West —— Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Severed Heads —— Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial >> 1988
Lenny Kravitz —— Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk >> 1991
Mike + The Mechanics —— Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1991
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Citizen King —— Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1996
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Our Lady Peace —— Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock >> 2001
Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Richard Marx —— Hits & Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010
The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Lotus Plaza —— Spooky Action At A Distance ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (February 20 – 26)

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

February 20


Buddy Holly —— Buddy Holly ► Pop-Rock >> 1958
Elvis Presley —— Elvis Now ► Adult Contemporary >> 1972
Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock >> 1974
Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Smiths —— The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Talk Talk —— The Colour Of Spring ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw And The Cooked ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1989
Meat Beat Manifesto —— Storm The Studio ► Techno-Industrial >> 1989
Everything But The Girl —— The Language Of Life ► Electro-Pop >> 1990
Butthole Surfers —— Piouhgd ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1991
The Smiths —— Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Murder Ballads ► Alt Rock >> 1996
Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock >> 1996
The Monkees —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock >> 2001

February 21


Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Temptations —— Masterpiece ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock >> 1976
David Coverdale —— White Snake ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Stranglers —— Live (X Cert) ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Mick Jagger —— She’s The Boss ► Adult Contemporary >> 1985
Elvis Costello —— King Of America ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Marc Cohn —— Marc Cohn ► Adult Contemporary >> 1991
Emperor —— In The Nightside Eclipse ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Morrissey —— The World Of Morrissey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Various Artists —— The Next Best Thing [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Simple Minds —— X5 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2012

February 22


The Supremes —— Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Ten Years After —— Stonedhenge ► Hard Rock >> 1969
David Crosby —— If I Could Only Remember My Name ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Suzi Quatro —— If You Knew Suzi ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1980
Journey —— Frontiers ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1983
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— G.B.H. [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack >> 1984
Ozzy Osbourne —— The Ultimate Sin ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Goo Goo Dolls —— Jed ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1989
The Chills —— Submarine Bells ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1990
The Auteurs —— New Wave ► Glam Rock >> 1993
Darkane —— Rusted Angel ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1999
The Byrds —— Live At The Fillmore – February 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2000
The Apples In Stereo —— Look Away + 4 ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2000
John Waite —— Rough & Tumble ► Power Pop >> 2011

February 23


Otis Redding —— The Dock Of The Bay ► Memphis Soul >> 1968
Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1968
The Selector —— Too Much Pressure ► New Wave Ska Revival >> 1980
Sade —— Diamond Life ► Quiet Storm >> 1985
The Smiths —— The World Won’t Listen ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Van Halen —— Live: Right Here, Right Now ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Sister Sweetly ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Jack Bruce —— Somethin Els ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1993
Goo Goo Dolls —— Superstar Car Wash ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1993
Derek & The Dominos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Various Artists —— Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen ► Indie Rock >> 1996
ALL —— All ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1999
XTC —— Apple Venus Volume 1 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Eufaula ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band —— The Mountain ► Bluegrass >> 1999
Blondie —— No Exit ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1999
Eminem —— The Slim Shady LP ► Hard Core Rap >> 1999

February 24


Fleetwood Mac —— Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Funkadelic —— Funkadelic ► Funk >> 1970
Cactus —— One Way…Or Another ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Led Zeppelin —— Physical Graffiti ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Watch ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Rick Springfield —— Working Class Dog ► Power Pop >> 1981
Europe —— Europe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
Lee Aaron —— Metal Queen ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Ringo Starr —— Starr Struck: Best Of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Madness —— Divine Madness ► Ska Revival >> 1992
2 Unlimited —— Get Ready! ► Eurodance-Pop >> 1992
Bark Psychosis —— Hex ► Electronic/Ambient >> 1994
Cradle Of Filth —— The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal >> 1994
Gov’t Mule —— Dose ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1998
Jonathan Cain —— For A Lifetime ► Instrumental Piano Rock >> 1998
Train —— Train ► Alt. Rock >> 1998
Chaka Khan —— Dance Classics Of Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk >> 1999
Led Zeppelin —— Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume One ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Peter, Paul & Mary —— In These Times ► Folk-Pop >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 02.28.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2004
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 07.15.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2004
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 07.29.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2004
Rick Springfield —— Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance ► Power Pop >> 2004
Van Morrison —— Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
The Church —— Coffee Hounds [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2009
Chris Isaak —— Mr. Lucky ► Adult Contemporary >> 2009
Rick Springfield —— Stripped Down ► Power Pop >> 2015

February 25


Barbra Streisand —— The Barbra Streisand Album ► Classic Pop >> 1963
Nick Drake —— Pink Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Alice Cooper —— Billion Dollar Babies ► Hard Rock >> 1973
Dr. John —— In The Right Place ► New Orleans R&B >> 1973
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [1] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Al Di Meola —— Casino ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1978
Scorpions —— Lovedrive ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1979
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Against The Wind ► Heartland Rock >> 1980
Tears For Fears —— Songs From The Big Chair ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Midnight Oil —— Blue Sky Mining ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Spacemen 3 —— Recurring ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1991
Tori Amos —— Little Earthquakes ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1992
Cluster —— First Encounter Tour 1996 ► Electronic-Ambient >> 1997
James —— Whiplash ► Alt Pop/Rock >> 1997
Janet Jackson —— Discipline ► Pop-Soul >> 2008
Heart —— Fanatic Live From Caesar’s Colosseum ► Album Rock >> 2014

February 26


Eric Andersen —— Today Is The Highway ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— Hey Jude/The Beatles Again ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Anne Murray —— Straight, Clean And Simple ► Country-Pop >> 1971
Judas Priest —— Point Of Entry ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Thompson Twins —— Set ► Post-Punk Dance-Pop >> 1982
Great White —— Hooked ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Billy Idol —— Billy Idol: VH1 Storytellers ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Roy Buchanan —— Before And After ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
10,000 Maniacs —— Music From The Motion Picture ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bonnie Raitt —— Dig In Deep ► Blues-Rock >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (October 2 – 9)

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):

October 03


The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country >> 1968
George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary >> 1977
The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave) >> 1980
Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mark Knopfler —— Last Exit To Brooklyn [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Jack Bruce —— A Question Of Time ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1989
Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul >> 1989
Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1990
Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal >> 1994
The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop >> 2000
Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Cream —— Royal Albert Hall May 2-3-5-6, 2005 ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
New Order —— Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2006

October 04


Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels ► Art Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock >> 1974
John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Hall & Oates —— H20 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Associates —— Sulk ► New Wave/New Romantic >> 1982
Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Barbra Streisand —— Emotion ► Easy Listening >> 1984
Ultramagnetic MC’s —— Critical Beatdown ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1991
Dannii Minogue —— Get Into You ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1994
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock >> 1994
The dB’s —— Paris Avenue ► Power Pop >> 1994
R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: Singles Collected ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Best Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Re-Mastered ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Clash —— From Here To Etrenity: Live ► Punk >> 1999
Bloodhound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies [UK] ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 1999
David Bowie —— Hours ► Glam Rock >> 1999
The Church —— Beside Yourself ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2004
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2005
Bonnie Raitt —— The Essentials ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Talking Heads —— Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 2005
Blondie —— At The BBC ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2010
Indigo Girls —— Beauty Queen Sister ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

October 05


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

October 06


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

October 07


The Beach Boys —— Little Deuce Coupe ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
XTC —— 3D EP ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1978
Heart —— Dog & Butterfly ► Album Rock >> 1978
Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock >> 1981
John Cougar Mellencamp —— Uh-Huh ► Roots Rock >> 1983
Cilla Black —— Surprisimngly Cilla ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Talking Heads —— True Stories ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1986
Exodus —— Pleasures Of The Flesh ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Metal Church —— Hanging In The Balance ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
The Shamen —— Hempton Manor ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych >> 1996
Steve Earle —— El Corazón ► Alt. Country >> 1997
Leonard Cohen —— More Of The Best Of Leonard Cohen ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Blondie —— Picture This Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1997
R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: In The Attic – Alternative Recordings 1985-1989 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Everclear —— So Much For The Afterglow ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
The Four Tops —— The Ultimate Collection ► Soul – Motown >> 1997
Janet Jackson —— The Velvet Rope ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Mötley Crüe —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Gov’t Mule —— The Deepest End: Live In Concert ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2003
Jimmy Buffett —— Live In Auburn, WA ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Twisted Sister —— A Twisted Christmas ► Hair Metal >> 2006
The Pretenders —— Break Up The Concrete ► Post-Punk >> 2008
Natalie Cole —— Caroling, Caroling: Christmas With Natalie Cole ► Holiday Soul-Pop >> 2008
Jackson Browne —— Standing In The Breach ► Folk-Rock >> 2014

October 08


Dusty Springfield —— Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Hollies —— Distant Light [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock >> 1971
The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic >> 1971
Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Diana Ross —— Mahogany ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Prince —— Dirty Mind ► Dance-Pop >> 1980
Talking Heads —— Remain In Light ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1980
Mike Love —— Looking Back With Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Joy Division —— Still ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Diamond Head —— Borrowed Time ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave) >> 1982
Madness —— Presents The Rise & Fall ► Ska >> 1982
The Fall —— The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1984
Van Morrison —— Enlightenment ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 3: September 85 – June 87 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grange Rock >> 1991
Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock >> 1991
John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Simple Minds —— Glittering Prize 81/92 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1992
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1993
Chris Isaak —— Baja Sessions ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
Karen Carpenter —— Karen Carpenter ► Easy Listening >> 1996
Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Simple Minds —— Neon Lights ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2001
Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2002
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock >> 2002
Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal >> 2002
The Apples In Stereo —— Velocity Of Sound ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2002

October 09


The Easybeats —— Best of The Easybeats – Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1969
Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock >> 1969
Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1973
Ashford & Simpson —— Send It ► Disco >> 1977
Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Boomtown Rats —— The Fine Art Of Surfacing ► New Wave Post-Punk >> 1979
Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Devo —— Shout ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1984
KBC Band —— KBC Band ► Album Rock >> 1986
Bruce Springsteen —— Tunnel Of Love ► Album Rock >> 1987
The Psychedelic Furs —— Book Of Days ► Post-Punk New Wave >> 1989
Kylie Minogue —— Enjoy Yourself ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1990
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Shooting Straight In The Dark ► Country-Folk >> 1990
Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 4: February 89 – May 90 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1990
Placebo —— Black Market Music ► Alt Rock/Glam Punk >> 2000
Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ► Instrumental/Experimental >> 2000
Eric Clapton —— Complete Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 2007
Karla Bonoff —— Live ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Rick Springfield —— Songs For The End Of The World ► Power Pop >> 2012
Don Felder —— Road To Forever ► Country-Rock >> 2012

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Albums Released This Week (January 18 – 24)

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):

Jan 18


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

Jan 19


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

Jan 20


The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Album Rock >> 1972
Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul >> 1987
Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House >> 1997
Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal >> 1998
Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout >> 1998

Jan 21


The Four Tops —— Four Tops ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Them —— Them Again [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop >> 1968
Ashford & Simpson —— So So Satisfied ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1977
Split Enz —— True Colours ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— The Law Of The Devil’s Land ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock >> 1984
The Pretenders —— Learning To Crawl ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Slick Shoes —— Slick Shoes ► Pop Punk >> 1997

Jan 22


Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues >> 1968
Aretha Franklin —— Lady Soul ► Soul >> 1968
Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Church —— The Church ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Chagall Guevara —— Chagall Guevara ► Contemporary CCM >> 1991
Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Buzzcocks —— 30 ► Punk-Rock >> 2008

Jan 23


The Supremes —— The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Family —— A Song For Me ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The Kinks —— Schoolboys In Disgrace ► Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Trust ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tone Loc —— Lōc-ed After Dark ► Pop-Rap >> 1989
David Crosby —— Oh Yes I Can ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1996
John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock >> 2007
Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock >> 2007

Jan 24


Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock >> 1972
Michael Jackson —— Got To Be There ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Aretha Franklin —— Young, Gifted And Black ► Soul >> 1972
Debbie Gibson —— Electric Youth ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Underworld —— Dubnobasswithmyhead ► Techno Trance >> 1994
Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock >> 1995
David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Tha Alkaholics —— Firewater ► West Coast Rap >> 2006

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