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Albums Released This Week (October 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):


October 07
1963 ● The Beach Boys —— Little Deuce Coupe ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● XTC —— 3D EP ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1978 ● Heart —— Dog & Butterfly ► Album Rock
1981 ● Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Supertramp —— …Famous Last Words… ► Prog/Art Rock
1983 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Uh-Huh ► Roots Rock
1985 ● Cilla Black —— Surprisimngly Cilla ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Talking Heads —— True Stories ► New Wave Art-Rock
1987 ● Exodus —— Pleasures Of The Flesh ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Metal Church —— Hanging In The Balance ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1996 ● The Shamen —— Hempton Manor ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1997 ● Janet Jackson —— The Velvet Rope ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Everclear —— So Much For The Afterglow ► Grunge-Punk
1997 ● Leonard Cohen —— More Of The Best Of Leonard Cohen ► Soft Rock
1997 ● Blondie —— Picture This Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1997 ● Steve Earle —— El Corazón ► Alt. Country
1997 ● The Four Tops —— The Ultimate Collection ► Soul – Motown
1997 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: In The Attic – Alternative Recordings 1985-1989 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deepest End: Live In Concert ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2003 ● Mötley Crüe —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live In Auburn, WA ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Styx —— 21st Century Live ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Twisted Sister —— A Twisted Christmas ► Hair Metal
2008 ● Natalie Cole —— Caroling, Caroling: Christmas With Natalie Cole ► Holiday Soul-Pop
2008 ● The Pretenders —— Break Up The Concrete ► Post-Punk
2014 ● Jackson Browne —— Standing In The Breach ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Norah Jones —— Little Broken Hearts ► Jazz-Pop Vocals


October 08
1965 ● Dusty Springfield —— Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic
1971 ● Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock
1971 ● The Hollies —— Distant Light [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Soul-Funk
1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● Diana Ross —— Mahogany ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Talking Heads —— Remain In Light ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Prince —— Dirty Mind ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Joy Division —— Still ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Mike Love —— Looking Back With Love ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Presents The Rise & Fall ► Ska
1982 ● Diamond Head —— Borrowed Time ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1984 ● The Fall —— The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 3: September 85 – June 87 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Van Morrison —— Enlightenment ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock
1991 ● 2 Live Crew —— Sports Weekend ► East Coast Rap
1991 ● Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock
1991 ● Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grunge Rock
1991 ● Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Simple Minds —— Glittering Prize 81/92 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1993 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Karen Carpenter —— Karen Carpenter ► Easy Listening
1996 ● Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock
1996 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Chris Isaak —— Baja Sessions ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock
2001 ● Simple Minds —— Neon Lights ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2002 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Velocity Of Sound ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2002 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2002 ● Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal
2002 ● Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock


October 09
1969 ● Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock
1969 ● The Easybeats —— Best of The Easybeats – Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1977 ● Ashford & Simpson —— Send It ► Disco
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Boomtown Rats —— The Fine Art Of Surfacing ► New Wave Post-Punk
1984 ● Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Devo —— Shout ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1986 ● KBC Band —— KBC Band ► Album Rock
1987 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Tunnel Of Love ► Album Rock
1989 ● Kylie Minogue —— Enjoy Yourself ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Book Of Days ► Post-Punk New Wave
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 ● Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Placebo —— Black Market Music ► Alt Rock/Glam Punk
2000 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ► Instrumental/Experimental
2001 ● The Strokes —— Is This It ► Punk Revival
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Ten New Songs ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Karla Bonoff —— Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Eric Clapton —— Complete Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2012 ● Don Felder —— Road To Forever ► Country-Rock
2012 ● Rick Springfield —— Songs For The End Of The World ► Power Pop
2012 ● Kiss —— Monster ► Hard Rock
2015 ● The Zombies —— Still Giot That Hunger ► Art Rock


October 10
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop
1969 ● King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock
1969 ● Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock
1969 ● The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock
1970 ● Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock
1980 ● Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock
1981 ● UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub
1983 ● Culture Club —— Colour By Numbers ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock
1994 ● Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop
1995 ● No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop
1995 ● Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1995 ● Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul
1995 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska
2000 ● The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop
2000 ● The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock


October 11
1957 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1974 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Good Earth ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Joel —— Streetlife Serenade ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Donna Summer —— Four Seasons Of Love ► Disco
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— Beauty On A Back Street ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Prog/Arena Rock
1983 ● Lionel Richie —— Can’t Slow Down ► Soul-Dance
1985 ● Simply Red —— Picture Book ► Alt Pop-Rock
1985 ● Love And Rockets —— Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ► Glam-rock
1988 ● Ministry —— The Land Of Rape And Honey ► Industrial Metal
1988 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Introspective ► Club Dance
1990 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Ragged Glory ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Silhouette In Red ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Jackson Browne —— I’m Alive ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Korn —— Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1995 ● Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Tokyo Warhearts ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1999 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance
2001 ● Nick Lowe —— The Convincer ► Pub Rock
2004 ● Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Evanescence —— Evanescence ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2011 ● Judas Priest —— The Chosen Few ► Heavy Metal


October 12
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul
1973 ● Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock
1974 ● The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock
1978 ● Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rick James —— Fire It Up ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rod Stewart —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● U2 —— October ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Rattlesnakes ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth
1984 ● Hall & Oates —— Big Bam Boom ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Warren Zevon —— Transverse City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime – The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop
1993 ● The Lemonheads —— Come On Feel The Lemonheads ► Power Pop
1993 ● Various Artists —— Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— 2 1/2 Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— Live At The El Mocambo ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1997 ● Midnight Oil —— 20,000 Watt R.S.L. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Fatboy Slim —— You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby ► Brit-Hop
1999 ● Matthew Sweet —— In Reverse ► Power Pop
1999 ● Chicago —— Chicago XXVI: Live In Concert ► Jazz-Rock
1999 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● No Doubt —— Everything In Time ► Ska-Pop
2004 ● Chris Isaak —— Chris Isaak Christmas ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Journey —— Don’t Stop Believin’: The Best Of Journey ► AOR Rock
2010 ● Indigo Girls —— Holly Happy Days ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Wilson Phillips —— Christmas In Harmony ► Pop-Rock


October 13
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion
1976 ● Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock
1978 ● Carpenters —— Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock
1978 ● XTC —— Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● AC/DC —— If You Want Blood You’ve Got It ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Elton John —— Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● INXS —— INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Berlin —— Count Three And Pray ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1987 ● Supertramp —— Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock
1989 ● Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal
1989 ● Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock
1992 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Remember Two Things ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● The Blood Divine —— Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● Jurrasic 5 —— Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop
1997 ● Billy Joel —— The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock
2003 ● Blondie —— The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jack Bruce —— Seven Moons Live ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Kansas —— There’s Know Place Like Home ► Prog/Arena Rock
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence ► Alt. Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (September 9 – 15)

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


September 09
1963 ● Marvin Gaye —— Recorded Live On Stage ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made Hits ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Then Play On ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● John Lennon —— Imagine ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha’s Greatest Hits ► Soul
1974 ● John Sebastian —— Tarzana Kid ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Billy Joel —— Songs In The Attic ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rush —— Signals ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Dexy’s Midnight Runners —— Don’t Stand Me Down ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk
1987 ● Love And Rockets —— Earth, Sun, Moon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Jimmy Barnes —— Two Fires ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1991 ● Cross —— Blue Rock ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dire Straits —— On Every Street ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cardigans —— First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop
1996 ● Catherine Wheel —— Like Cats And Dogs ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing
1996 ● Natalie Cole —— Stardust ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Amy Grant —— Behind The Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1997 ● Incubus —— S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ► Funk Metal
1997 ● Whitesnake —— Starkers In Tokyo ► Arena Rock
1998 ● Frank Black And The Catholics —— Frank Black And The Catholics ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● John Mayer —— Heavier Things ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● John Mayer —— Continuum ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● Natalie Cole —— Still Unforgettable ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence [Apple iTunes] ► Alt. Pop-Rock


September 10
1971 ● Carpenters —— Golden Prize [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Eric Clapton —— Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Randy Newman —— Good Old Boys ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Frank Zappa —— Roxy & Elsewhere ► Art Rock
1975 ● Kiss —— Alive! ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Bob Dylan —— Hard Rain ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Diana Ross —— Silk Electric ► Soul – Motown
1986 ● Bill Drummond —— The Man ► Folk-Pop
1990 ● Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● John Cale —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Art Rock
1991 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Solace ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Jethro Tull —— Catfish Rising ► Prog Rock
1996 ● John Mellencamp —— Mr. Happy Go Lucky ► Roots Rock
1996 ● R.E.M. —— New Adventures In Hi-Fi ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Rush —— Test For Echo ► Prog/Art Rock
2001 ● Alison Moyet —— The Essential Alison Moyet ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Peter Wolf —— Sleepless ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Duran Duran —— The Biggest And The Best ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2013 ● The Clash —— 5 Album Studio Set ► Punk
2013 ● The Clash —— Sound System ► Punk
2013 ● Madonna —— MDNA World Tour ► Dance-Pop


September 11
1964 ● Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1967 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● The Beach Boys —— Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock
1978 ● Gentle Giant —— Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Foreigner —— Head Games ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Ultravox —— Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Falco —— Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● Triumph —— The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Jethro Tull —— Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock
1987 ● The Temptations —— Together Again ► Soul
1989 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Eurythmics —— We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Warrant —— Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Bob Dylan —— Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Stephen Stills —— Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Blur —— The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Dion —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Belinda Carlisle —— A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mariah Carey —— Butterfly ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Steps —— Step One [UK] ► Britpop
2001 ● Bob Dylan —— Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● Mariah Carey —— Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● John Hiatt —— The Tiki Bar Is Open ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Nickelback —— Silver Side Up ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2001 ● Boz Scaggs —— Dig It ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● The Knack —— Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos ► Power Pop
2012 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Away From The World ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— Tempest ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The Clash —— The Clash Hits Back ► Punk
2015 ● Scorpions —— Return To Forever ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2015 ● Duran Duran —— Paper Gods ► New Wave Pop-Rock


September 12
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Let Me Sing ► Country-Pop
1969 ● The Rolling Stones —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● The Jackson 5 —— G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Thin Lizzy —— Fighting ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— A New World Record ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Chicago —— Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock
1980 ● David Bowie —— Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Long Blonde Animal ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Prisoner Of The Night [UK] ► Hard Rock
1980 ● XTC —— Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1983 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop
1983 ● Saga —— Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock
1984 ● Talking Heads —— Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock
1984 ● The dB’s —— Like This ► Power Pop
1988 ● Skinny Puppy —— VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1989 ● Aerosmith —— Pump ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Annihilator —— Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Disco Inferno —— D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1995 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock
1995 ● Lenny Kravitz —— Circus ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Stina Nordenstam —— Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop
1999 ● Sloan —— Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● At The Drive-In —— Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock
2000 ● Christina Aguilera —— Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Bloodrock —— Triptych ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Christmas Time Again ► Southern Rock
2005 ● David Gray —— Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Simple Minds —— Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— The Day Bear Bryant Died ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Everclear —— Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk
2006 ● Peter Frampton —— Fingerprints ► Arena Rock
2006 ● R.E.M. —— And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Bob Seger —— Face The Promise ► Heartland Rock
2008 ● Metallica —— Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— iTunes Session [EP] ► Indie Rock


September 13
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— My Little Red Book Of Winners! ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● Bobby Darin —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Yes —— Close To The Edge ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Jackson Browne —— Late For The Sky ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Supertramp —— Crime Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock
1974 ● LaBelle —— Nightbirds ► Funk
1974 ● Ronnie Wood —— I’ve Got My Own Album To Do ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Heros Are Hard To Find ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Rose Royce —— Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Disco
1976 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— One More From The Road ► Southern Rock
1977 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Kate Bush —— The Dreaming ► Art Rock
1982 ● Simple Minds —— New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1984 ● Dokken —— Tooth And Nail ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Kiss —— Animalize ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Stevie Wonder —— In Square Circle ► Pop-R&B
1988 ● Fishbone —— Truth And Soul ► Alt Pop-Rock
1988 ● Tanita Tikram —— Ancient Heart ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Jeff Healey Band —— See The Light ► Blues-Rock
1988 ● The Smiths —— Rank ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Tina Turner —— Foreign Affair ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Shamen —— Boss Drum ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1993 ● The Cure —— Show ► Post-Punk
1994 ● The Notorious B.I.G. —— Ready To Die ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● Blues Traveler —— Four ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Various Artists —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Alt Rock
1994 ● Eric Clapton —— From The Cradle ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Peter Gabriel —— Secret World Live ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Live ► Soul/Funk
1999 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine Songtrack ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Tracy Chapman —— Where You Live ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Spin Doctors —— Nice Talking To Me ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Souls Alike ► Blues-Rock
2010 ● Phil Collins —— Going Back ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Bush —— The Sea Of Memories ► Grunge Rock
2011 ● Alice Cooper —— Welcome 2 My Nightmare ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Nick Lowe —— The Old Magic ► Pub Rock
2011 ● Aerosmith —— The Essential Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Winton Marsalis And Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincolcn Center ► Blues-Rock


September 14
1964 ● Doris Day —— The Doris Day Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop
1970 ● The Byrds —— (Untitled) ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Supertramp —— Crisis? What Crisis? ► Prog/Art Rock
1979 ● Jethro Tull —— Stormwatch ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Genesis —— Abacab ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Faith No More —— Introduce Yourself ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Mick Jagger —— Primitive Cool ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— Armed Audio Warfare ► Techno-Industrial
1992 ● Blind Melon —— Blind Melon ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Jethro Tull —— A Little Light Music [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Counting Crows —— August And Everything After ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— A Little More Magic ► Soul-Pop
1993 ● Squeeze —— Some Fantastic Place ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bryan Adams —— Live ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Millennium ► Soul-Funk
1993 ● Prince —— The Hits/The B-Sides ► Dance-Pop
1996 ● dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea [UK] ► Avant Grunge
1999 ● Iggy Pop —— Avenue B ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1999 ● Luis Miguel —— Amarte Es Un Placer ► Latin Pop
1999 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Long Train Runnin’: 1970-2000 ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Alice Cooper —— School’s Out And Other Hits ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Gov’t Mule —— Deja Voodoo ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2004 ● Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2004 ● Blondie —— Live By Request ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2004 ● Joni Mitchell —— Dreamland ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— QuAUDIOPHILIAC ► Art Rock
2008 ● Mark Knopfler —— Get Lucky ► Roots Rock
2009 ● David Gray —— Draw The Line ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Weezer —— Hurley ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Leonard Cohen —— Songs From The Road ► Soft Rock
2012 ● Marilyn Martin —— Trust, Love, Pray ► Contemporary CCM


September 15
1960 ● Johnny Cash —— Sings Hank Williams ► Classic Country
1965 ● Otis Redding —— Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul ► Memphis Soul
1966 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1967 ● The Kinks —— Something Else By The Kinks ► British Rock
1971 ● Bobby Womack —— Communication ► Soul-Funk
1971 ● The Band —— Cahoots ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Deep Purple —— Fireball ► Hard Rock
1972 ● John Denver —— Rocky Mountain High ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Phoenix ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Poco —— Crazy Eyes ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Pink Floyd —— Wish You Were Here ► Prog Rock
1975 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Wind On The Water ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Hall & Oates —— Daryl Hall & John Oates ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Frank Zappa —— Studio Tan ► Art Rock
1983 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Sports ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Motörhead —— No Remorse ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Blood & Chocolate ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Love And Rockets —— Express ► Alt Pop-Rock
1986 ● Ric Ocasek —— This Side Of Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Tiffany —— Tiffany ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● The Ramones —— Halfway To Sanity ► Punk-Rock
1987 ● Donna Summer —— All Systems Go ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— 2000 A.D. Into The Future ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Bad 4 Good —— Refugee ► Heavy Metal/Teen Metal
1992 ● Michael Penn —— Free-For-All ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● New Edition —— Home Again ► Soul-Pop
1998 ● Death —— Sound Of Perseverance ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Marilyn Manson —— Mechanical Animals ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal
1998 ● America —— Human Nature ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● The Human League —— The Very Best Of The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Elton John —— The Captain & The Kid ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Ace Frehley —— Anomaly ► Pop-Metal

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Albums Released This Week (August 12 – 18)

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


August 12
1957 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Oldies ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1963 ● Aretha Franklin —— Laughing On The Outside ► Soul
1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Greatest Hits! ► British Rock
1967 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Big Brother & The Holding Company ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Cheap Thrills ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Roberta Flack —— Chapter Two ► Pop-Soul
1981 ● Luther Vandross —— Never Too Much ► Smooth Soul
1981 ● Bob Dylan —— Shot Of Love ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Queensrÿche —— Queensrÿche ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Neil Young —— Old Ways ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Paul Simon —— Graceland ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Metallica —— Metallica ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Luis Miguel —— Romances ► Latin Pop
1997 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band – Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pat Benatar —— Good King Bad ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Extreme —— Saudades De Rock ► Pop-Metal


August 13
1956 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rock ‘N Roll Stage Show ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1956 ● Gene Vincent —— Bluejean Bop! ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Aretha Franklin —— The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin ► Soul
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Curtis —— Everybody’s Talkin’ ► Southern Soul
1973 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Chicago —— Chicago 13 ► Jazz-Rock
1982 ● Don Henley —— I Can’t Stand Still ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Twisted Sister —— Love Is For Suckers ► Hair Metal
1990 ● Pixies —— Bossanova ► Garage Rock
1990 ● Duran Duran —— Liberty ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Curtis Mayfield —— The Return Of Superfly [Sndtrk] ► Soul/Hip Hop
1991 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Brand New Man ► Country-Rock
1991 ● Kid Creole & The Coconuts —— You Shoulda Told Me You Were…. ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Aldo Nova —— A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
1993 ● Sheena Easton —— No Strings ► Standards
1996 ● Akinyele —— Put It In Your Mouth ► Dirty Rap
2002 ● James Taylor —— October Road ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— A Thousand Miles Behind ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The ‘Collection: 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock


August 14
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 5 X 5 ► British Invasion
1971 ● Al Green —— Al Green Gets Next To You ► Soul
1973 ● Roberta Flack —— Killing Me Softly ► Pop-Soul
1974 ● Buddy Guy & Junior Wells —— Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ► Electric Blues
1983 ● The Who —— Rarities Volume I & Volume II ► British Rock
1984 ● Soul Asylum —— Say What You Will…Everything Can Happen ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Brenda Lee —— Feels So Right ► Country-Pop
1990 ● The Heart Throbs —— Cleopatra Grip ► Indie Pop
1992 ● Motörhead —— March Ör Die ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Spin Doctors —— Turn It Upside Down ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Bill Frisell —— Dead Deep Blue ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— F? A? ? ► Instrumental/Experimental
2009 ● The XX —— XX ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Loverboy —— Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival ► Arena Rock


August 15
1966 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Scorpions —— Tokyo Tapes ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1979 ● Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door ► Hard Rock
1980 ● America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● The Cars —— Panorama ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Kinks —— Give The People What They Want ► British Rock
1983 ● AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1985 ● Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Glenn Frey —— Soul Searchin’ ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Michelle Shocked —— Short, Sharp, Shocked ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles Collection: The London Years ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Blind Melon —— Soup ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Garbage —— Garbage ► Art Rock
1995 ● Southern Culture On The Skids —— Dirt Track Date ► Rockabilly
1998 ● Korn —— Follow The Leader ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2000 ● Blue October —— Consent To Treatment ► Indie Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And Friends ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Little Dragon —— Little Dragon ► Trip Hop/Downtempo
2009 ● Sparks —— The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman ► Glam Rock


August 16
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown
1985 ● Miami Sound Machine —— Primitive Love ► Pop-Dance
1985 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Mayhem —— Deathcrush ► Norwegian Black Metal
1989 ● The Ethiopians —— Dread Prophecy ► Rocksteady
1989 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1993 ● ALL —— Breaking Things ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
1994 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop
1994 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Tricky —— Juxtapose ► Electronic Trip-Hop
2002 ● Frank Zappa —— FZ:OZ ► Art Rock


August 17
1959 ● Miles Davis —— Kind Of Blue ► Improv Jazz
1970 ● The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● XTC —— Drums And Wires ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection ► Disco/Funk
1984 ● W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal
1987 ● New Order —— Substance 1987 ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Tom Waits —— Franks Wild Years ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● The Call —— Red Moon ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Cannibal Corpse —— Eaten Back To Life ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1991 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Plains Music ► British Rock
1992 ● Take That —— Take That & Party ► Pop-Rock/Boyband
1993 ● Bad Brains —— Rise ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1993 ● Mariah Carey —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Tina Arena —— In Deep ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Front Line Assembly —— Re-wind ► Industrial Rock
1999 ● Blur —— The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1999 ● The Knack —— Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1999 ● John Mellencamp —— Rough Harvest ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Boz Scaggs —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Talking Heads —— The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
2010 ● David Gray —— Founding ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Iron Maiden —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— No Better Than This ► Roots Rock


August 18
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock
1980 ● Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Wall Of Voodoo —— Dark Continent ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Bon Jovi —— Slippery When Wet ► Hard Rock
1986 ● ABBA —— ABBA Live ► Euro-Pop
1986 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Kicking Against The Pricks ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1987 ● Debbie Gibson —— Out Of The Blue ► Pop-Rock/Dance-Pop
1987 ● Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Patty Smyth —— Patty Smyth ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Phranc —— Goofyfoot ► Folk-Rock/Surf Rock
1996 ● At The Drive-In —— Acrobatic Tenement ► Post-Hardcore
1997 ● Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● At The Drive-In —— In/Casino/Out ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Graham Coxon —— The Sky Is Too High ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi
2008 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Greatest Hits [2008] ► Southern Rock

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Albums Released This Week (June 3 – 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):


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


June 04
1969 ● Johnny Cash —— At San Quentin ► Classic Country
1976 ● Donovan —— Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock
1980 ● The Kinks —— One For The Road ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Motörhead —— Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1984 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock
1990 ● Wire —— Manscape ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Indigo Girls —— Back On The Bus, Y’all ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Kool Moe Dee —— Funke, Funke Wisdom ► Rap
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bratmobile —— Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl
1994 ● Zard —— Oh My Love ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers —— Hot ► Swing Revival
1996 ● Bryan Adams —— 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Metallica —— Load ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● The Smiths —— The Very Best Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Live: The 1971 Tour ► Hard Rock
2007 ● The Clash —— The Singles (2007) ► Punk
2007 ● Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Heart —— Strange Euphoria ► Album Rock


June 05
1961 ● The Kingston Trio —— Goin’ Places ► Folk-Pop
1962 ● Elvis Presley —— Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Procol Harum —— Home ► Prog Rock
1979 ● J. Geils Band —— Best Of The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● George Harrison —— Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Blondie —— The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Heart —— Private Audition ► Album Rock
1985 ● Five Star —— Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Alphaville —— Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Peter Gabriel —— Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Paul McCartney —— Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop
1991 ● Trooper —— Ten ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Van Morrison —— Days Like This ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Kasey Chambers —— The Captain ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Asia —— Aura ► Prog Rock
2001 ● John Mayer —— Room For Squares ► Folk-Pop
2001 ● Radiohead —— Amnesiac ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Lucinda Williams —— Essence ► Alt. Country
2001 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Curse Of The Hidden Mirror ► Metal
2001 ● Styx —— Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● Metallica —— St. Anger ► Heavy Metal
2007 ● Poison —— Poison’d! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2007 ● The Police —— The Police ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2007 ● Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band —— Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Beach Boys —— That’s Why God Made Radio ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Americana ► Roots Rock


June 06
1967 ● Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1970 ● The Soft Machine —— Third ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● David Bowie —— The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Looking Glass —— Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Carpenters —— Horizon ► Soft Rock
1975 ● The Rolling Stones —— Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● The Cars —— The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1980 ● Toyah —— The Blue Meaning ► Punk Rock
1981 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Talk, Talk, Talk ► Post-Punk New Wave
1981 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Juju ► Post-Punk
1983 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Allies ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Randy Travis —— Storms Of Life ► Trad Country
1987 ● Heart —— Bad Animals ► Album Rock
1988 ● Scritti Politti —— Provision ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1988 ● The Moody Blues —— Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Jackson Browne —— World In Motion ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Van Morrison —— Avalon Sunset ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Queen —— The Miracle ► Glam Rock
1989 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— In Step ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Laura Branigan —— The Best Of Branigan ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● The Innocence Mission —— Glow ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Soul Asylum —— Let Your Dim Light Shine ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Essential Ride ’63-’67 ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Belle & Sebastian —— Tigermilk ► Chamber Pop
1997 ● The Gathering —— Nighttime Birds ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal
1998 ● Steely Dan —— Members Edition ► Jazz-Rock
2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutal Planet ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Willie Nelson —— Me And The Drummer ► Outlaw Country
2000 ● The Tragically Hip —— Music @ Work ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Steve Earle —— Transcendental Blues ► Alt. Country
2005 ● Coldplay —— X&Y ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2005 ● Kraftwerk —— Minimum-Maximum ► Techno-Rock
2006 ● Cheap Trick —— Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2006 ● Elvis Costello And Allen Toussaint —— The River In Reverse ► Jazz-Soul
2011 ● Iron Maiden —— From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of: 1990-2010 ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● New Order —— Total: From Joy Division To New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock


June 07
1972 ● Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —— Live! ► Jazz Fusion
1974 ● Cilla Black —— In My Life ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Lou Rawls —— All Things In Time ► Soul (Philly)
1976 ● The Beatles —— Rock & Roll Music ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Stray Cats —— Built For Speed ► Rockabilly
1982 ● Chicago —— Chicago 16 ► Jazz-Rock
1983 ● The Fleshtones —— Hexbreaker! ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Sister Sledge —— When The Boys Meet The Girls ► Disco
1988 ● EPMD —— Strictly Business ► East Coast Rap
1990 ● Iggy Pop —— Brick By Brick ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1990 ● Tiamat —— Sumerian Cry ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Tears For Fears —— Elemental ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1994 ● Boston —— Walk On ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Paul Weller —— Stanley Road ► Rock ‘N’ Soul
1996 ● Robert Miles —— Dreamland ► Electro-Dream Trance
1999 ● Paul Butterfield’s Better Days —— Live At Winterland Ballroom ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Therion —— Crowning Of Atlantis ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
2004 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired ► Brit Pop-Rock
2005 ● Bush —— The Best Of ’94 – ’99 ► Grunge Rock
2008 ● My Morning Jacket —— Evil Urges ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedlia
2011 ● Alice Cooper —— Old School: 1964-1974 ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Revelator ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Neil Young With The International Harvesters —— A Treasure ► Folk-Rock


June 08
1961 ● Marvin Gaye —— The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown
1963 ● The Ventures —— Ventures Play The Country Classics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— Self Portrait ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Bobby Womack —— The Facts Of Life ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Carly Simon —— Another Passenger ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Trooper —— Knock ‘Em Dead Kid ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Back To The Egg ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Survivor —— Eye Of The Tiger ► Album Rock
1984 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Hyaena ► Glam Rock
1985 ● Bob Dylan —— Empire Burlesque ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● José José —— En Las Buenas…Y En Las Malas ► Latin Pop
1993 ● Urge Overkill —— Saturation ► Alt Hard Rock
1993 ● Van Morrison —— Too Long In Exile ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Faith No More —— Angel Dust ► Hard Rock
1994 ● 2 Live Crew —— Back At Your Ass For The Nine-4 ► East Coast Rap
1995 ● Black Sabbath —— Forbidden ► Hard Rock
1998 ● The Delgados —— Peloton ► Indie Pop-Rock
1998 ● Brandy Norwood —— Never Say Never ► New Jack Swing
1999 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Californication ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1999 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Her Wallpaper Reverie ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
1999 ● Def Leppard —— Euphoria ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Fetish ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Jerry Lee Lewis —— Live At The Star Club, Hamburg ► Rock n Roll
2004 ● The Calling —— Two ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock
2004 ● Various Artists —— Girls With Guitars ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● The Gremlins —— Coming Generation: The Complete Recordings 1965-1968 ► Garage Rock/Psych Pop


June 09
1969 ● Bonzo Dog Band —— Urban Spaceman ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy)
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● King Crimson —— Earthbound ► Prog Rock
1977 ● J. Geils Band —— Monkey Island ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● The Moody Blues —— Octave ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Nick Lowe —— Labour Of Lust ► Pub Rock
1983 ● Peter Gabriel —— Plays Live ► Prog Rock
1983 ● Diana Ross —— Ross ► Soul – Motown
1983 ● Frank Zappa —— London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1 ► Classical Fusion
1984 ● Eurythmics —— Touch Dance [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Genesis —— Invisible Touch ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Goo Goo Dolls ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1987 ● Diana Ross —— Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ► Pop-Soul
1992 ● Deicide —— Legion ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1992 ● Del Amitri —— Change Everything ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Buzzcocks —— Chronology ► Punk-Rock
1998 ● Brandy Norwood —— Never Say Never ► Hip Hop-Soul
1998 ● David Lee Roth —— DLR Band ► Hard Rock
1998 ● John Fogerty —— Premonition ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Whitesnake —— 30th Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock
2009 ● Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Elvis Costello —— Secret, Profane & Sugarcane ► Country-Rock
2015 ● Sparks —— FFS ► Glam Rock

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Albums Released This Week (March 4 – 10)

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 04
1957 ● Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps ► Rock n Roll
1968 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— We’re Only In It For the Money ► Art Rock
1974 ● ABBA —— Waterloo ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Police —— Live At Zellerbach ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Beatles —— Rarities ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Wang Chung —— Huang Chung ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1983 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Dazzle Ships ► New Wave Synth Pop
1983 ● Spandau Ballet —— TRUE ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1983 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thunder And Lightning ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Aikea-Guinea [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Julian Cope —— Peggy Suicide ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Auteurs —— After Murder Park ► Glam Rock
1996 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Hits ► Brit Pop-Rock
2003 ● Evanescence —— Fallen ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2003 ● Procol Harum —— The Well’s On Fire ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Asking For Flowers ► Alt Country-Rock
2008 ● Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The 1975 —— Music For Cars [EP] ► Dream Pop


March 05
1965 ● The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks [UK] ► British Invasion
1966 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Play The “Batman” Theme ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmellow) ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Jimi Hendrix —— The Cry Of Love ► Psych/Blues Rock
1976 ● Slade —— Nobody’s Fools ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Trooper —— Hot Shots ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Windows ► Southern Rock
1983 ● Motörhead —— What’s Words Worth? ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Rising Force ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Steve Earle —— Guitar Town ► Alt. Country
1990 ● The Beloved —— Happiness ► Brit Pop/Dance-Pop
1990 ● Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. —— New Funky Nation ► G-Funk
1991 ● Amy Grant —— Heart In Motion ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1991 ● Morrissey —— Kill Uncle ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Truly Blessed ► Soul-Pop
1996 ● Gravity Kills —— Gravity Kills ► Industrial Electronica
1996 ● Iggy Pop —— Naughty Little Doggie ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2002 ● Black Label Society —— 1919 Eternal ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Humble Pie —— Live At The Whisky A Go-Go ’69 ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Poco —— All Fired Up ► Country-Rock


March 06
1967 ● The Temptations —— Temptations Live! ► Soul
1968 ● The United States Of America —— The United States Of America ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● The Temptations —— Psychedelic Shack ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Nick Drake —— Bryter Layter ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Stone Age ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Three Dog Night —— Hard Labor ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1978 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— A Biography ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Janet Jackson —— Control ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Kris Kristofferson —— Third World Warrior ► Trad Country
1990 ● Rod Stewart —— Downtown Train ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● EMF —— Cha Cha Cha ► Synth-Pop
1995 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Beggar On A Beach Of Gold ► Brit Pop-Rock
2000 ● Buzzcocks —— Time’s Up ► Punk-Rock
2001 ● Aerosmith —— Just Push Play ► Hard Rock
2001 ● Journey —— The Journey Continues ► AOR Rock
2006 ● David Gilmour —— On An Island ► Prog Rock
2007 ● Korn —— MYTV Unplugged: Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2007 ● The Stooges —— The Weirdness ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2009 ● The Church —— Untitled #23 ► Alt. Power Pop
2012 ● Counting Crows —— Live In New York City 1997 ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Wrecking Ball ► Heartland Rock


March 07
1969 ● Genesis —— From Genesis To Revelation ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Mountain —— Climbing! ► Hard Rock
1973 ● The Byrds —— Byrds ► Country-Rock
1975 ● David Bowie —— Young Americans ► Glam Rock
1975 ● Carpenters —— Live In Japan ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Tears For Fears —— The Hurting ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Chris Rea —— On The Beach ► Album Rock
1988 ● The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume One ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume Two ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works Volume II ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1995 ● Eric Clapton —— The Cream Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Human Nature —— Telling Everybody [US] ► Dance-Pop/Boy Band
2000 ● Beatsteaks —— Launched ► Hardcore Punk/Kraut Rock
2005 ● Ben E. King —— Soul Masters ► Soul
2005 ● Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Buzzcocks —— Flat-Pack Philosophy ► Punk-Rock
2006 ● Donald Fagen —— Morph The Cat ► Jazz-Rock
2006 ● Jethro Tull —— Auqualung Live ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Van Morrison —— Pay The Devil ► Folk-Rock


March 08
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Today! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Ben E. King —— What Is Soul ► Soul
1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Love It To Death ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Aerosmith —— Get Your Wings ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Foreigner —— Foreigner ► Arena Rock
1982 ● The Fall —— Hex Enduction Hour ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Reba McEntire —— Just A Little Love ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Soundgarden —— Superunknown ► Grunge Rock
1994 ● Nine Inch Nails —— The Downward Spiral ► Industrial Metal
1994 ● Babble —— The Stone ► Electro Dance-Pop
1994 ● Failure —— Magnified ► Post-Grunge/Alt Metal
1994 ● David Lee Roth —— Your Filthy Little Mouth ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Elvis Costello —— Brutal Youth ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Luther Vandross —— The Night I Fell In Love ► Smooth Soul
1999 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada ► Instrumental/Experimental
2003 ● Rory Gallagher —— Wheels Within Wheels ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Billy Joel —— Live At Shea Stadium: The Concert ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● R.E.M. —— Collapse Into Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2013 ● David Bowie —— The Next Day ► Glam Rock


March 09
1973 ● Canned Heat —— The New Age ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Steely Dan —— Katy Lied ► Jazz-Rock
1979 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Angel Station ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Haircut 100 —— Pelican West ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1984 ● Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Dolly Parton —— Real Love ► Country-Pop
1987 ● U2 —— The Joshua Tree ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Gary Moore —— Wild Frontier ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1992 ● Curve —— Doppelgänger ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing
1992 ● Gotthard —— Gotthard ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Sting —— Ten Summoner’s Tales ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Widespread Panic —— Everyday ► Southern Rock
1993 ● The Moody Blues —— A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Space —— Tin Planet ► Brit Pop
1999 ● Beth Borton —— Central Reservation ► Alt Adult Pop-Rock
1999 ● Citizen King —— Mobile Estates ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1999 ● Motörhead —— Everything Louder Than Everyone Else ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Scorpions —— Eye II Eye ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1999 ● Wilco —— Summerteeth ► Alt. Country-Rock
1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— 20th Century Masters ► Southern Rock
1999 ● Van Morrison —— Back On Top ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Franz Ferdinand —— Franz Ferdinand ► Alt. Indie-Rock
2010 ● Dark Tranquility —— We Are The Void ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2010 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
2010 ● The Morning Benders —— Big Echo ► Dream Pop
2010 ● White Hinterland —— Kairos ► Dream Pop


March 10
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ► Soul
1967 ● Cat Stevens —— Matthew & Son ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Dolly Parton —— Touch Your Woman ► Country-Pop
1972 ● Thin Lizzy —— Shades Of A Blue Orphanage ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Carpenters —— MAX 20 [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1976 ● The Temptations —— Wings Of Love ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● The Buzzcocks —— Another Music In A Different Kitchen ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Simple Minds —— Life In A Day ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1981 ● John Cale —— Honi Scott ► Art Rock
1981 ● Joe Walsh —— There Goes The Neighborhood ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Buffalo Tom —— Let Me Come Over ► Alt Folk-Rock
1992 ● The Church —— Priest=Aura ► Alt. Power Pop
1992 ● Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Zard —— Forever You ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Sheena Easton —— Body & Soul ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Little River Band —— I Dream Alone ► Soft Rock
1997 ● The Bee Gees —— Still Waters [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Folk
1998 ● Bad Manners —— The Collection ► Ska Revival
1998 ● Killah Priest —— Heavy Mental ► East Coast Rap
1998 ● Motörhead —— Snake Bite Love ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Robbie Robertson —— Contact From The Underworld Of Red Boy ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Eric Clapton —— Pilgrim ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Rory Gallagher —— The Essential ► Blues-Rock
2009 ● Rick Springfield —— My Precious Little One: Lullabies For a New Generation ► Power Pop
2015 ● The Band —— Palladium Circles: The Classic NYC Broadcast 1976 ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Madonna —— Rebel Heart ► Dance-Pop

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Albums Released This Week (February 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):


February 18
1963 ● Tony Bennett —— I Wanna Be Around… ► Easy Listening
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington ► Soul
1966 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Soul Session ► Soul
1966 ● The Supremes —— I Hear A Symphony ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● The Ventures —— Guitar Freakout ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned [UK] ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— No Goodbyes ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Sham 69 —— Tell Us The Truth ► Punk Rock
1983 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Somewhere In Afrika ► British Rock
1986 ● Jackson Browne —— Lives In The Balance ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Live —— Secret Samadhi ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
2003 ● Styx —— Cyclorama ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Radiohead —— The King Of Limbs ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2016 ● Iggy Pop —— Leaves Of Grass ► Alt. Rock / Punk


February 19
1968 ● The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1971 ● Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Split Enz —— Frenzy [NZ] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— The Breakfast Club [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Peter Wolf —— Up To No Good ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1991 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Green Mind ► Alt. Rock
1991 ● The Fixx —— Ink ► Techno-Pop
1991 ● The Tragically Hip —— Road Apples ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Joni Mitchell —— Night Ride Home ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Ace Of Base —— Happy Nation ► Euro-Dance Pop
1996 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Cars —— Complete Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume One ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Richard Marx —— Now And Forever: The Ballads ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2016 ● Yoko Ono —— Yes, I’m A Witch Too ► Electronic Alternative
2016 ● Mavis Staples —— Livin’ On A High Note ► Roots Soul


February 20
1958 ● Buddy Holly —— Buddy Holly ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Now ► Adult Contemporary
1974 ● Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock
1976 ● Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail ► Prog Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Talk Talk —— The Colour Of Spring ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw And The Cooked ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— Storm The Studio ► Techno-Industrial
1990 ● Everything But The Girl —— The Language Of Life ► Electro-Pop
1991 ● Butthole Surfers —— Piouhgd ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1995 ● The Smiths —— Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Murder Ballads ► Alt Rock
1996 ● Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock
2001 ● The Monkees —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 ► Soft Rock


February 21
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— Masterpiece ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock
1977 ● David Coverdale —— White Snake ► Hard Rock
1979 ● The Stranglers —— Live (X Cert) ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Mick Jagger —— She’s The Boss ► Adult Contemporary
1986 ● Elvis Costello —— King Of America ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Marc Cohn —— Marc Cohn ► Adult Contemporary
1994 ● Emperor —— In The Nightside Eclipse ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1995 ● Morrissey —— The World Of Morrissey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Various Artists —— The Next Best Thing [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
2012 ● Simple Minds —— X5 ► New Wave Alt. Pop


February 22
1965 ● The Supremes —— Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Ten Years After —— Stonedhenge ► Hard Rock
1971 ● David Crosby —— If I Could Only Remember My Name ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Suzi Quatro —— If You Knew Suzi ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ► New Wave Synth Pop
1983 ● Journey —— Frontiers ► Prog/Art Rock
1984 ● Elvis Costello And Richard Harvey —— G.B.H. [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack
1986 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— The Ultimate Sin ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Jed ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1990 ● The Chills —— Submarine Bells ► Alt Indie Rock
1993 ● The Auteurs —— New Wave ► Glam Rock
1999 ● Darkane —— Rusted Angel ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Look Away + 4 ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● The Byrds —— Live At The Fillmore – February 1969 ► Country-Rock
2011 ● John Waite —— Rough & Tumble ► Power Pop


February 23
1968 ● Otis Redding —— The Dock Of The Bay ► Memphis Soul
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1980 ● The Selector —— Too Much Pressure ► New Wave Ska Revival
1987 ● The Smiths —— The World Won’t Listen ► Alt. Pop-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 ● Van Halen —— Live: Right Here, Right Now ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Derek & The Dominos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Various Artists —— Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen ► Indie Rock
1999 ● Eminem —— The Slim Shady LP ► Hard Core Rap
1999 ● ALL —— All ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
1999 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Eufaula ► Southern Rock
1999 ● The Specials —— Blue Plate Specials Live ► Ska Revival
1999 ● XTC —— Apple Venus Volume 1 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Blondie —— No Exit ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1999 ● Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band —— The Mountain ► Bluegrass


February 24
1968 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Funkadelic —— Funkadelic ► Funk
1971 ● Cactus —— One Way…Or Another ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Led Zeppelin —— Physical Graffiti ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Watch ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rick Springfield —— Working Class Dog ► Power Pop
1983 ● Europe —— Europe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1984 ● Lee Aaron —— Metal Queen ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Ringo Starr —— Starr Struck: Best Of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● 2 Unlimited —— Get Ready! ► Eurodance-Pop
1992 ● Madness —— Divine Madness ► Ska Revival
1994 ● Bark Psychosis —— Hex ► Electronic/Ambient
1994 ● Cradle Of Filth —— The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal
1998 ● Jonathan Cain —— For A Lifetime ► Instrumental Piano Rock
1998 ● Gov’t Mule —— Dose ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1998 ● Train —— Train ► Alt. Rock
1999 ● Chaka Khan —— Dance Classics Of Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk
1999 ● Led Zeppelin —— Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume One ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Golden Earring —— Millbrook U.S.A. ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— In These Times ► Folk-Pop
2004 ● 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
2009 ● The Church —— Coffee Hounds [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
2009 ● Chris Isaak —— Mr. Lucky ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Van Morrison —— Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Rick Springfield —— Stripped Down ► Power Pop

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Albums Released This Week (December 3 – 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):


December 03
1965 ● The Who —— My Generation ► Hard Rock
1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Neil Diamond —— I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Cat Stevens —— Back To Earth ► Folk-Pop
1983 ● Slade —— The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Electric Universe ► Soul-Funk
1984 ● Bob Dylan —— Real Live ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Bloodhound Gang —— One Fierce Beer Coaster ► Post-Punk Alt Metal
1996 ● Spirit —— California Blues ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Elvis Costello And Steve Nieve —— Costello & Nieve ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Elvis Costello with Steve Nieve —— Costello & Nieve ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Mariah Carey —— Charmbracelet ► Pop-Rock


December 04
1964 ● The Yardbirds —— Five Live Yardbirds ► Blues Rock
1964 ● The Beatles —— Beatles For Sale ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— December’s Children (And Everybody’s) ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● Dionne Warwick —— Here Where There Is Love ► Pop-Soul
1970 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Robert Wyatt —— The End Of An Ear ► Art Rock
1975 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills Live ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Scorpions —— Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1987 ● Foreigner —— Inside Information ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Queen —— At The Beeb ► Glam Rock
1990 ● Brand Nubian —— One For All ► Alternative Rap
1997 ● Loverboy —— Six ► Arena Rock
2001 ● Mariah Carey —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Limp Bizkit —— New Old Songs ► Rap-Metal
2001 ● Yes —— Magnification ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Eric Clapton —— Sessions For Robert J. ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Billy Idol —— Happy Holidays: A Very Special Christmas Album ► Hard Rock


December 05
1960 ● The Crickets —— In Style With The Crickets ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Band On The Run ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Yes —— Relayer ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live! ► Roots Reggae
1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Made In America ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Parliament —— Trombipulation ► Funk
1981 ● Black Flag —— Damaged ► Post-Punk
1986 ● The Damned —— Anything ► Goth Rock
1987 ● New Order —— The John Peel Sessions II ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Bush —— Sixteen Stone ► Grunge Rock
1994 ● The Stone Roses —— Second Coming ► Brit Pop
1995 ● Immature —— We Got It ► Pop-Rap
2000 ● Alice In Chains —— Live ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutally Live ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Alison Krauss —— O Brother, Where Art Thou [Sndtrk] ► Country-Bluegrass-Folk
2000 ● Neil Young —— Road Rock Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Frank Zappa —— The MOFO Project/Object ► Prog Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— 7IN—83–88 ► Rock


December 06
1960 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Byrds —— Turn! Turn! Turn! ► Country-Rock
1967 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— A Scratch In The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Rolling Stones —— Beggar’s Banquet ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— For Once In My Life ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Christine McVie —— Christine Perfect ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Al Green —— Livin’ For You ► Soul (Southern)
1973 ● Diana Ross —— Last Time I Saw Him ► Soul – Motown
1977 ● Al Green —— The Belle Album ► Soul (Southern)
1977 ● Jackson Browne —— Running On Empty ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Denny Laine —— Japanese Tears ► Rock
1983 ● The Cure —— Japanese Whispers ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band —— Almost Acoustic ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live ► Synth-Pop
1994 ● Pearl Jam —— Vitalogy ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Eminem —— The Slim Shady EP ► Hard Core Rap
2005 ● Korn —— See You On The Other Side ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2006 ● Poco —— Wilwood Sessions, The ► Country-Rock
2011 ● Korn —— The Path Of Totality ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2011 ● Little River Band —— A Little River Band Christmas ► Soft Rock
2011 ● Phish —— Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2011 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Seven & Seven ► AA Pop-Rock


December 07
1963 ● The Kingston Trio —— Sing A Song With The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1964 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio (Nick Bob John) ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Pendulum ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wild Life ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— 1990 ► Soul – Motown
1984 ● Foreigner —— Agent Provocateur ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Workin’ It Back ► Soul-Pop
1992 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Fixed ► Industrial Metal
1993 ● Ice Cube —— Lethal Injection ► Gangsta Rap
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Devotional ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Three Dog Night —— Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Singles 90/98 ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Nightwish —— Oceanborn ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live From Central Park ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends: Live On Stage ► Folk-Pop


December 08
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Their Satanic Majesties Request ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1972 ● Lou Reed —— Transformer ► Album Rock
1972 ● Marvin Gaye —— Trouble Man [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Eagles —— Hotel California ► Country-Rock
1978 ● Public Image Ltd. —— Public Image: First Issue ► Post-Punk
1979 ● Pink Floyd —— The Wall ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Motörhead —— On Parole ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac Live ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The Church —— Sing Songs [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Tesla —— Mechanical Resonance ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Kool Moe Dee —— How Ya Like Me Now ► Rap
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1992 ● Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions —— The Anthology 1961-1977 ► Soul (Chicago)
1993 ● The Verve Pipe —— Pop Smear ► Alt Rock
1997 ● Katatonia —— Sounds Of Decay ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
2008 ● The Smiths —— The Smith Singles Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Buffet Hotel ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Neil Young —— Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 ► Folk-Rock


December 09
1962 ● The Supremes —— Meet The Supremes ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Cream —— Fresh Cream ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Who —— A Quick One ► British Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— For Certain Because… ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— Stop! Stop! Stop! ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Neil Diamond —— Hot August Night ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● George Harrison —— Dark Horse ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Jesse Colin Young —— American Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Good Music ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Bryan Adams —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● New Order —— Retro ► Alt Pop-Rock
2003 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton Academy ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Yes —— Like It Is: Yes At The Bristol Hippodrome ► Prog Rock
2016 ● Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Peace Trail ► Folk-Rock

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