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Albums Released Thsi Week (May 27 – June 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):


May 27
1963 ● Bob Dylan —— The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Aretha Franklin —— Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul
1977 ● Dixie Dregs —— Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock
1977 ● Neil Young —— American Stars ‘N Bars ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Mike Oldfield —— Crises ► Progressive Rock
1986 ● Journey —— Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock
1993 ● Eric Clapton —— Stages ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Future Sound Of London —— Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno
1997 ● Snot —— Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal
1997 ● Turbonegro —— Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal
1997 ● Various Artists —— Poptopia! 70s Power Pop Classics ► Power Pop
1997 ● Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’80s ► Power Pop
1997 ● Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’90s ► Power Pop
2003 ● Led Zeppelin —— How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock
2008 ● John Hiatt —— Same Old Man ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Bring Ya To The Brink ► Dance-Pop


May 28
1971 ● Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● 10cc —— Sheet Music ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Streetheart —— Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock
1982 ● Cher —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Heatwave —— Current ► Funk/Disco
1989 ● The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop
1991 ● Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House
1991 ● Sam Phillips —— Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular
1991 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock
2004 ● The Electric Prunes —— California ► Psychedelic Rock
2011 ● Weather Report —— Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2012 ● The Who —— Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock
2013 ● John Fogerty —— Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock


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


May 30
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Kingston Trio —— Children Of The Morning ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk
1972 ● The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock
1973 ● George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Heatwave —— Too Hot To Handle ► Funk/Disco
1979 ● Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2 ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● Eddie Money —— Love And Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock
1997 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental
2000 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Iron Maiden —— Brave New World ► Heavy Metal
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Corsage ► Art Rock
2005 ● Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2006 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Alive In America ► Hard Rock
2006 ● The Radio Dept. —— Pet Grief ► Dream Pop


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


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


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

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Albums Released This Week (March 11 – 17)

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


March 11
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1970 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Harry Chapin —— Heads And Tales ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● Chicago —— Chicago VII ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Alice Cooper —— Welcome To My Nightmare ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Weather Report —— Black Market ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1977 ● T. Rex —— Dandy In The Underworld ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Quiet Riot —— Metal Health ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Eric Clapton —— Behind The Sun ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Depeche Mode —— 101 ► Synth-Pop
1996 ● Annihilator —— Refresh The Demon ► Thrash Metal
1997 ● dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea ► Avant Grunge
1997 ● Blonde Redhead —— Fake Can Be Just As Good ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock
1997 ● Heart —— These Dreams: Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1997 ● Santana —— Live At The Fillmore ► Jazz Fusion
2003 ● Everclear —— Slow Motion Daydream ► Grunge-Punk
2003 ● Machine Head —— Hellalive ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2003 ● The Clash —— The Essential Clash ► Punk
2016 ● The Cars —— The Elektra Years 1978 – 1987 ► New Wave Pop-Rock


March 12
1967 ● The Velvet Underground —— The Velvet Underground & Nico ► Alt. Rock
1971 ● Yoko Ono —— Fly ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock
1975 ● Parliament —— Chocolate City ► Funk
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll
1982 ● The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1984 ● Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul
1990 ● Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal
1991 ● R.E.M. —— Out Of Time ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Rick Astley —— Free ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Céline Dion —— Falling Into You ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock


March 13
1970 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— A Beard Of Stars ► Psych Rock
1978 ● Hot Tuna —— Double Dose ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Slade —— We’ll Bring The House Down ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Cars —— Heartbeat City ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● The Fleshtones —— Fleshtones vs. Reality ► Punk-Rock
1990 ● Carly Simon —— My Romance ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Bad Religion —— Generator ► Punk Rock
1994 ● Selena —— Amor Prohibido ► Latin Dance-Pop
1995 ● Disco Inferno —— In Debt ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— janet. Remixed ► Pop-Soul
1998 ● The Hives —— A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T ► Garage Rock
2001 ● Natalie Cole —— The Best Of Natalie Cole ► Soul-Pop
2001 ● Eric Clapton —— Reptile ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● The Innocence Mission —— We Walked In Song ► Alt Pop-Rock
2007 ● Eddie Money —— Wanna Go Back ► Album Rock
2007 ● Neil Young —— Live At Massey Hall 1971 ► Folk-Rock


March 14
1966 ● Waylon Jennings —— Folk-Country ► Trad Country
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Bye Bye Blues ► Country-Pop
1975 ● Justin Hayward And John Lodge —— Blue Jays ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Def Leppard —— On Through The Night ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Joe Jackson —— Body And Soul ► New Wave Jazz-Pop
1986 ● Voivoid —— Rrröööaaarrr ► Thrash Metal
1989 ● Extreme —— Extreme ► Pop-Metal
1994 ● Level 42 —— Forever Now ► New Wave Synth Pop
1994 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Longing In Their Hearts ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● 2Pac —— Me Against The World ► Spoken Word Rap
1995 ● Collective Soul —— Collective Soul ► Southern Rock
1995 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Light At The End Of The World ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— A Boy Named Goo ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1995 ● Annie Lennox —— Medusa ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
1995 ● Matthew Sweet —— 100% Fun ► Power Pop
1995 ● Various Artists —— Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Poison —— Crack A Smile…And More! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2000 ● Elton John —— The Road To El Dorado [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— All Time Greatest Hits ► Southern Rock
2006 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— We Are The 80s ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits 1970-1978 ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976) ► Glam Rock


March 15
1969 ● Jay & The Americans —— Sands Of Time ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Smokey Robinson —— Pure Smokey ► Soul
1975 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— That’s The Way Of The World ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Kiss —— Destroyer ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Procol Harum —— Something Magic ► Prog Rock
1977 ● The Band —— Islands ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Marvin Gaye —— Live At the London Palladium ► Soul
1982 ● Asia —— Asia ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Talking Heads —— Naked ► New Wave Art-Rock
1990 ● Robert Palmer —— Pretty Woman [Sndtrk] ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Coverdale-Page —— Coverdale-Page ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Sammy Hagar —— Unboxed ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Mötley Crüe —— Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Matthew Sweet —— Son Of Altered Beast [EP] ► Power Pop
1999 ● Blur —— 13 ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● Buju Banton —— Rudeboys Inna Ghetto ► Dancehall Reggae
2005 ● Los Lobos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
2005 ● Steely Dan —— Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock


March 16
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— Stereo Concert ► Folk-Pop
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— Shut Down, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Otis Redding & Carla Thomas —— King And Queen ► Soul
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— What A Mann ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock
1979 ● Bijelo Dugme —— Bitanga I Princeza ► Yugoslav Prog Rock
1979 ● The Fall —— Live At The Witch Trials ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock
1988 ● The Smithereens —— Green Thoughts ► College Rock
1988 ● The Who —— Who’s Better, Who’s Best ► British Rock
1993 ● Kid Rock —— The Polyfuze Method ► Rap Rock
1995 ● The Cardigans —— Life ► Power Pop
1998 ● Morcheeba —— Big Clam ► Downtempo Trip-Hop
1998 ● Simple Minds —— Neapolis ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1999 ● Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock
2004 ● Jackson Browne —— The Very Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Madonna —— MDNA ► Dance-Pop
2015 ● Mark Knopfler —— Tracker ► Roots Rock


March 17
1958 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ Around The World ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1967 ● Jackie DeShannon —— New Image ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1969 ● The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock
1978 ● Elvis Costello —— This Year’s Model ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Generation X —— Generation X ► Punk Rock
1979 ● Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Depeche Mode —— Black Celebration ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock
1992 ● No Doubt —— No Doubt ► Ska-Pop
1992 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Never Enough ► Roots Rock
1992 ● k. d. lang —— Ingenue ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● No Doubt —— The Beacon Street Collection ► Ska-Pop
1992 ● Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal
1995 ● Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Hanson —— MMMBop ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop
1997 ● The Dismemberment Plan —— The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified ► Post-Hardcore Punk
1998 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Paul McCartney —— Back In The World ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Bryan Adams —— 11 ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple [UK] ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Nick Lowe —— Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe ► Pub Rock
2014 ● Rod Stewart —— Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night ► Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (February 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):


February 04
1972 ● The Strawbs —— Grave New World ► Prog. Rock
1973 ● Elvis Presley —— Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock
1977 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Rumours ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Buggles —— The Age Of Plastic ► New Wave Power Pop
1980 ● The Ramones —— End Of The Century ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Porcupine ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Widespread Panic —— Space Wrangler ► Southern Rock
1991 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Talkin’ Blues ► Roots Reggae
1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Sap ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1997 ● Tony Bennett —— Tony Bennett On Holiday ► Easy Listening
1997 ● Silverchair —— Freak Show ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Widespread Panic —— Bombs & Butterflies ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Frank Zappa —— Halloween ► Art Rock
2008 ● Various Artists —— Living In The 90s…Now ► Rock
2011 ● Cut Copy —— Zonoscope ► Electronic Pop


February 05
1969 ● Cream —— Goodbye ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Once Again ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Minnie Riperton —— Stay In Love ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Bee Gees —— Spirits Having Flown ► Disco
1980 ● The Cure —— Boys Don’t Cry ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Queen —— Innuendo ► Glam Rock
1992 ● Nirvana —— Hormoaning ► Grunge
1996 ● Deep Purple —— Purpendicular ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Dizzy [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2002 ● The Church —— After Everything Now This ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● Sade —— Lovers Live ► Quiet Storm
2007 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Voila ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● The Church —— El Momento Siguiente ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● Sade —— Soldier Of Love ► Quiet Storm
2016 ● Lucinda Williams —— The Ghosts Of Highway 20 ► Alt. Country
2016 ● Elton John —— Wonderful Crazy Night ► Pop-Rock


February 06
1959 ● Elvis Presley —— For LP Fans Only ► Rockabilly
1967 ● The Byrds —— Younger Than Yesterday ► Country-Rock
1978 ● Jefferson Starship —— Earth ► Arena Rock
1984 ● 38 Special —— Tour De Force ► Southern Rock
1984 ● Simple Minds —— Sparkle In The Rain ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1986 ● Violent Femmes —— The Blind Leading The Naked ► New Wave Post-Punk
1989 ● Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead —— Dylan & The Dead ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Adam Ant —— Manners & Physique ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Pastels —— Mobile Safari ► Indie Pop-Rock
2001 ● Jeff Beck —— You Had It Coming ► Instrumental Rock
2006 ● Sparks —— Hello Young Lovers ► Glam Rock
2007 ● The Apples In Stereo —— New Magnetic Wonder ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop


February 07
1964 ● The Four Seasons —— Born To Wander ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Stooges —— Raw Power ► Proto-Punk
1976 ● The James Gang —— Jesse Come Home ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Iggy Pop —— Soldier ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Rush —— Moving Pictures ► Arena Rock
1981 ● The Stranglers —— The Gospel According To The Meninblack ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Powerlight ► Soul-Funk
1984 ● Alan Parsons Project —— Ammonia Avenue ► Prog Rock
1989 ● 2 Live Crew —— As Nasty As They Wanna Bee ► East Coast Rap
1989 ● Roy Orbison —— Mystery Girl ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Mighty Mighty Bosstones —— More Noise And Other Disturbances ► Ska-Metal
1994 ● Cake —— Motorcade Of Generosity ► Alt Rock/College Rock
1995 ● Carpenters —— Interpretations ► Easy Listening
1995 ● Alison Krauss —— Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection ► Bluegrass
1995 ● Simple Minds —— Good News From The Next World ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2000 ● The Melvins —— The Crybaby ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal
2006 ● Ray Davies —— Other People’s Lives ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Jack Johnson —— Sing-Alongs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George [Sndtrk] ► AA Folk-Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— The Definitive Collection ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Elton John —— Billy Elliot The Musical [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Van Halen —— A Different Kind Of Truth ► Hard Rock


February 08
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jimmy Smith —— Root Down ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1974 ● Peter Hammill —— The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Television —— Marquee Moon ► Punk-Rock
1993 ● Poison —— Native Tongue ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1994 ● Richard Marx —— Paid Vacation ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Stratovarius —— Fourth Dimension ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Edguy —— Kingdom Of Madness ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● 3 Doors Down —— The Better Life ► Post-Grunge Alt Metal
2000 ● Steps —— Step One ► Britpop
2000 ● Asia —— Live At The Town & Country Club ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Joni Mitchell —— Both Sides Now ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Massive Attack —— Heligoland ► Trip-Hop
2011 ● Jack Bruce —— Live At The Milky Way ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2011 ● Elton John —— Gnomeo & Juliet [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock


February 09
1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Burnt Weeny Sandwich ► Art Rock
1971 ● Carly Simon —— Carly Simon ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● ZZ Top —— Tejas ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Phil Collins —— Face Value ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Highwaymen —— Highwayman 2 ► Outlaw Country
1991 ● Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Mick Jagger —— Wandering Spirit ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Where You Been ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Jellyfish —— Spilt Milk ► Alt. Power Pop
1994 ● Stratovarius —— Dreamspace ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● Elvis Presley —— Sunrise ► Rock n Roll
1999 ● Bad Manners —— Rare & Fatty ► Ska Revival
1999 ● The Other Ones —— The Strange Remain ► Jam Band
2010 ● Bad Company —— Hard Rock Live ► Hard Rock


February 10
1963 ● Dionne Warwick —— Presenting Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1967 ● The Troggs —— Trogglodynamite ► Garage Rock
1969 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Carole King —— Tapestry ► Female Vocalist
1971 ● John Cale —— Church Of Anthrax ► Art Rock
1972 ● Carpenters —— Golden Double Deluxe [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1978 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Little Feat —— Waiting For Columbus ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Stained Class ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Dusty Springfield —— It Begins Again ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● John Lennon —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Generation Terrorists ► Hard Rock
1992 ● New Order —— BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wet Wet Wet —— High On The Happy Side ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Blur —— Blur ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Facing The Animal ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Gary Numan —— Exile ► Industrial Rock
2003 ● Massive Attack —— 100th Window ► Trip-Hop
2003 ● The Stranglers —— Sweet Smell of Success – Best of the Epic Years ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Kanye West —— The College Dropout ► Rap
2004 ● Carpenters —— Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition ► Easy Listening
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Norah Jones —— Feels Like Home ► Jazz-Pop Vocals

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Albums Released This Week (January 21 – 27)

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


January 21
1965 ● The Four Tops —— Four Tops ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Them —— Them Again [UK] ► Garage Rock
1968 ● Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● Ashford & Simpson —— So So Satisfied ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1980 ● Split Enz —— True Colours ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● Eurythmics —— Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Loudness —— The Law Of The Devil’s Land ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1984 ● Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Pretenders —— Learning To Crawl ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Motörhead —— 1916 ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Slick Shoes —— Slick Shoes ► Pop Punk


January 22
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Lady Soul ► Soul
1968 ● Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues
1968 ● Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock
1982 ● The Church —— The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1983 ● Weather Girls —— Success ► Soul
1991 ● Chagall Guevara —— Chagall Guevara ► Contemporary CCM
1991 ● Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Tommy Tutone —— Nervous Love ► Power Pop
2008 ● Buzzcocks —— 30 ► Punk-Rock


January 23
1967 ● The Supremes —— The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Family —— A Song For Me ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock
1976 ● David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock
1976 ● The Kinks —— Schoolboys In Disgrace ► Rock
1977 ● Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Joan Jett —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Trust ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Tone Loc —— L?c-ed After Dark ► Pop-Rap
1989 ● David Crosby —— Oh Yes I Can ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock
2001 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Don’t Let Go ► Roots Rock
2007 ● Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock
2007 ● John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock


January 24
1972 ● Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock
1972 ● Aretha Franklin —— Young, Gifted And Black ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Got To Be There ► Soul – Motown
1989 ● Debbie Gibson —— Electric Youth ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Underworld —— Dubnobasswithmyhead ► Techno Trance
1995 ● David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Firewater ► West Coast Rap
2007 ● Norah Jones —— Not Too Late ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2012 ● Dion —— Tankful Of Blues ► Blues-Rock


January 25
1964 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures In Space ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1965 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla ► Brit Invasion Pop
1970 ● John Phillips —— John Phillips (John, The Wolf King Of L.A.) ► Country-Rock
1973 ● Little Feat —— Dixie Chicken ► Southern Rock
1973 ● Sparks —— A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Kinks, The —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Cher —— Take Me Home ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Phil Collins —— No Jacket Required ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Touch ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Gary Moore —— After The War ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1993 ● Kenny G —— The Collection ► Jazz-Pop
1994 ● Alice In Chains —— Jar Of Flies ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1994 ● Meat Puppets —— Too High To Die ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● New Kids On The Block —— Face The Music ► Teen Dance-Pop
1994 ● Peter Frampton —— A Day In The Sun ► Arena Rock
1996 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Stormblåst ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Shpongle —— Are You Shpongled? ► Psychedelic Ambient
2000 ● D’Angelo —— Voodoo ► Neo-Soul/Funk
2000 ● Blindside —— A Thought Crushed My Mind ► Post Hardcore Punk
2000 ● Warren Zevon —— Life’ll Kill Ya ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Dark Tranquility —— Character ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2011 ● Charles Bradley —— No Time For Dreaming ► Soul-Funk
2011 ● Soul Asylum —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock


January 26
1970 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Harry Nilsson —— Nilsson Sings Newman ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Chicago —— Chicago II ► Jazz-Rock
1973 ● Deep Purple —— Who Do We Think We Are ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Elton John —— Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Generation X —— Valley Of The Dolls ► Punk Rock
1980 ● The Specials —— The Special AKA Live [EP] ► Ska Revival
1983 ● Berlin —— Pleasure Victim ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1987 ● Public Enemy —— Yo! Bum Rush the Show ► Hip Hop
1987 ● Janet Jackson —— Control: The Remixes ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● David Lee Roth —— Skyscraper ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Prog Rock
1996 ● The Bouncing Souls —— Maniacal Laughter ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Nick Lowe —— Basher ► Pub Rock
1999 ● Foxy Brown —— Chyna Doll ► Hip Hop
1999 ● Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1999 ● Dan Swanö —— Moontower ► Progressive Death Metal
2005 ● The Church —— El Momento Descuidado ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● Beach House —— Teen Dream ► Dream Pop
2010 ● Mariah Carey —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● David Bowie —— A Reality Tour ► Glam Rock


January 27
1967 ● Golden Earring —— Winter-Harvest ► Hard Rock
1969 ● The Beach Boys —— 20/20 ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The B-52’s —— Mesopotamia ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— The Kid Inside ► Roots Rock
1984 ● Christine McVie —— Christine McVie ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● John Lennon And Yoko Ono —— Milk And Honey ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Frank Zappa —— Does Humor Belong In Music? ► Comedy Rock
1989 ● The Replacements —— Don’t Tell A Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Slaughter —— Stick It To Ya ► Hair Metal
1992 ● Therapy? —— Pleasure Death ► Alt Metal/Noise Rock
1995 ● The Human League —— Octopus ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Reef —— Glow ► Brit Pop
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Written In Red ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Richard Carpenter —— Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor ► Easy Listening
1998 ● Dixie Chicks —— Wide Open Spaces ► Country-Rock
1999 ● Edguy —— Theater Of Salvation ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2004 ● Procol Harum —— One More Time ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Twista —— Kamikaze ► Midwest Rap
2004 ● The Cure —— Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 ► Post-Punk
2009 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Working On A Dream ► Heartland Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 31 – January 6)

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


December 31
1980 ● Steve Winwood —— Arc of A Diver ► Album Rock
1991 ● Live —— Mental Jewelry ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1993 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 01
1957 ● Carl Perkins —— The Dance Album ► Rockabilly
1962 ● The Everly Brothers —— Instant Party! ► Pop-Rock
1963 ● Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae —— Peace In The Valley ► Inspirational Pop
1964 ● Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul
1964 ● The Hollies —— Stay With The Hollies ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Easybeats —— The Best of The Easybeats + Party Girl ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1974 ● Beck, Bogert & Appice —— Live In Japan ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Leonard Cohen —— Greatest Hits ► Soft Rock
1977 ● Carpenters —— Live At The Palladium ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Stranglers —— Feline ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Los Lobos —— How Will The Wolf Survive? ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Kenny G —— Six Of Hearts ► Jazz-Pop
1998 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Man Of Inspiration ► Soul/Funk
2000 ● Mariah Carey —— Valentines ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Presidents Of The United States Of America —— Lumps ► Post-Grunge/Pop Punk


January 02
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Sing Me Back Home ► Classic Country
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4 ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old) ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Infected Mushroom —— Classical Mushroom ► Psychedelic Trance


January 03
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Just Like Us! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Byrds —— The Notorious Byrd Brothers ► Country-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— The Madcap Laughs ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Ian McDonald And Michael Giles —— McDonald And Giles ► Progressive Rock
1972 ● Ben E. King —— The Beginning Of It All ► Soul
1974 ● Hot Tuna —— The Phosphorescent Rat ► Folk-Rock


January 04
1967 ● The Doors —— The Doors ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Yes —— Fragile ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song [UK] ► Funk
1974 ● Grace Slick —— Manhole ► Psychedelic Rock
1980 ● The Romantics —— The Romantics ► New Wave Power Pop
1984 ● Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Marillion —— B’Sides Themselves ► Prog Rock
1993 ● L.A. Guns —— Lack Of Charisma ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Lagwagon —— Trashed ► Punk-Rock


January 05
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— From The Hungry i ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Bill Haley’s Chicks ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers —— My Bonnie ► Britpop
1963 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Play Telstar – The Lonely Bull And Others ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country ► Roots Rock
1970 ● Loretta Lynn —— Wings Upon Your Horns ► Trad Country
1973 ● Laura Nyro —— The First Songs ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. ► Album Rock
1977 ● ABBA —— Arrival ► Euro-Pop
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— Look Sharp! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Leo Kottke —— Time Step ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● They Might Be Giants —— Flood ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] ► Instrumental Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen ► Roots Rock
1993 ● The The —— Dusk ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Cell —— Slo*Blo ► Grunge
1999 ● Hawkwind —— In Your Area ► Space Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— Rarities ► Power Pop


January 06
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! ► Arena Rock
2004 ● Phantom Planet —— Phantom Planet ► Alt Rock/Garage Revival
2009 ● Animal Collective —— Merriweather Post Pavilion ► Neo Psychedelia
2011 ● Yes —— Union Live ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 10 – 16)

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 10
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Stormbringer ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Journey —— Dream, After Dream [Sndtrk] ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● The Jam —— Dig The New Breed ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Bark At The Moon ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— Fine Young Cannibals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1985 ● The Who —— The Who Collection ► British Rock
1990 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Hammersmith ’84 ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Enigma —— MCMXC A.D. ► Ambient
1991 ● Various Artists —— Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1996 ● Ghostface Killah —— Lama Rabi Rabi ► Neo-Psychedelia
2002 ● Phish —— Round Room ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2007 ● Pink Floyd —— Oh, By The Way ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Neil Young —— Live At The Cellar Door ► Folk-Rock


December 11
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Blood, Sweat & Tears ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1968 ● Deep Purple —— The Book Of Taliesyn ► Hard Rock
1970 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Crimson —— Lizard ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Over America ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Leonard Cohen —— Various Positions ► Soft Rock
1989 ● Monty Python —— Monty Python Sings ► Comedy
1990 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw & The Remix ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● No Doubt —— Rock Steady ► Ska-Pop
2007 ● Iggy Pop —— Live In San Fran 1981 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Piedmont Park ► AA Pop-Rock
2015 ● The Beach Boys —— Live In Chicago 1965 ► Pop-Rock


December 12
1969 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— Live Peace In Toronto ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Ringo Starr —— Blast From Your Past ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Keith Jarrett —— The Koln Concert ► Piano Jazz
1975 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1977 ● ABBA —— The Album ► Euro-Pop
1980 ● The Clash —— Sandinista! ► Punk
1981 ● Venom —— Welcome To Hell ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● The Fall —— Perverted By Language ► Post-Punk
1989 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love II ► Reggae-Pop
1996 ● Arch Enemy —— Black Earth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2000 ● Cypress Hill —— Live At The Fillmore ► Rap Metal
2005 ● Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl ► Dance-Pop


December 13
1969 ● Neil Diamond —— Touching You, Touching Me ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Ventures —— Swamp Rock ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1971 ● Badfinger —— Straight Up ► British Rock
1975 ● Patti Smith —— Horses ► New Wave Punk-Rock
1977 ● Roberta Flack —— Blue Lights In The Basement ► Pop-Soul
1977 ● Joni Mitchell —— Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Distance ► Heartland Rock
1990 ● C+C Music Factory —— Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Garth Brooks —— The Hits ► Country-Rock
1999 ● George Michael —— Songs From The Last Century ► Adult Contemporary
2001 ● Dion N’ Little Kings —— Live In New York ► Pop-Rock


December 14
1959 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Strictly Instrumental ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1959 ● Dave Brubeck Quartet —— Time Out ► Cool Jazz
1971 ● Canned Heat —— Historical Figures And Ancient Heads ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans [UK] ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Joe Walsh —— So What ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● The Clash —— London Calling ► Punk
1983 ● Yellow Magic Orchestra —— Service ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Soda Stereo —— Soda Stereo ► Latino Rock
1987 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— You’re Living All Over Me ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Nirvana —— Incesticide ► Grunge
1993 ● Steely Dan —— Citizen Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
1993 ● Katatonia —— Dance Of December Souls ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1999 ● Culture Club —— Don’t Mind If I Do ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1999 ● Juvenile —— Tha G-Code ► Southern Rap
2009 ● Kylie Minogue —— Kylie: Live In New York ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Yours ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo Tours 2010 ► Album Rock


December 15
1964 ● The Beatles —— Beatles ’65 ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Beatles —— Christmas Time Is Here Again! ► Holiday Message & Music
1967 ● The Who —— The Who Sell Out ► British Rock
1969 ● The Rascals —— See ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Status Quo —— Piledriver ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Parliament —— Mothership Connection ► Funk
1978 ● Marvin Gaye —— Here, My Dear ► Soul – Motown
1979 ● Sid Vicious —— Sid Sings ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● The Durutti Column —— LC ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Steve Miller —— Living In The 20th Century ► Album Rock
1989 ● Pestilence —— Consuming Impulse ► Death Metal
1991 ● Legião Urbana —— V ► Brazilian Rock
1992 ● Dr. Dre —— The Chronic ► Hip-Hop
1995 ● Savatage —— Final Bell/Ghost In Ruins ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1998 ● Busta Rhymes —— E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front ► Rap
2009 ● Kool & The Gang —— Liive At Montreux 2009 ► Funk


December 16
1963 ● Doris Day —— Love Him ► Adult Contemporary
1966 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas ► Holiday Message & Music
1972 ● Bobby Womack —— Across 110th Street [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Funk
1978 ● Neil Diamond —— You Don’t Bring Me Flowers ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide [EP] ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Kraftwerk —— Electric Café ► Techno-Rock
1996 ● TISM —— Machines Against The Rage ► Alt Rock/Australia
1997 ● Riverfenix —— Riverfenix ► Pop Punk
1997 ● No Doubt —— Collector’s Orange Crate ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● Various Artists —— Cold Mountain ► Roots/Americana
2003 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal

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Albums Released This Week (November 5 – 11)

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


November 05
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop
1971 ● Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers
1982 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop
1984 ● REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock
1991 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk
1996 ● Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1996 ● Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country
2001 ● Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2001 ● Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock
2002 ● The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock
2002 ● The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock
2013 ● Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock


November 06
1970 ● The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock
1971 ● The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul
1981 ● The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul
1987 ● N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop
1987 ● Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various
1987 ● Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B
1990 ● The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1990 ● Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock
1995 ● Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Richard Harvey —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack
1995 ● Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop
2012 ● Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock
2012 ● Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge (1965-1966) ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock


November 07
1969 ● Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1972 ● Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1972 ● David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Iggy Pop & James Williamson —— Kill City ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1980 ● Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How’s Your Fathers ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance
1983 ● Cocteau Twins —— Sunburst And Snowblind [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock
1987 ● David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● The Jungle Brothers —— Done By The Forces Of Nature ► Jazz-Rap
1989 ● Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1995 ● Madonna —— Something To Remember ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock
2000 ● The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival
2000 ● Natalie Cole —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop
2000 ● Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2000 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 ► Prog Rock
2000 ● The Pretenders —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk
2000 ● James Taylor —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Elton John —— Peachtree Road ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Platinum Collection ► Glam Rock
2005 ● Dire Straits —— Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
2006 ● J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Foo Fighters —— Skin And Bones ► Grunge Rock
2006 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Best Of What’s Around, Vol. 1 ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dion —— Son Of Skip James ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Pink Floyd —— The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door ► Prog Rock


November 08
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul
1970 ● Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk
1974 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock
1975 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk
1976 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock
1982 ● ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop
1982 ● The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop
1986 ● W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop
1990 ● Elton John —— To Be Continued… ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock
1994 ● Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Cher —— not.com.mercial ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● 38 Special —— Live ► Southern Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● The Tragically Hip —— Yer Favorites ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Traffic —— Last Great Traffic Jam ► Prog Rock
2011 ● Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock


November 09
1962 ● Elvis Presley —— Girls! Girls! Girls! ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Derek & The Dominos —— Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Badfinger —— No Dice ► Power Pop
1971 ● Roberta Flack —— Quiet Fire ► Smooth Soul
1972 ● Diana Ross —— Lady Sings The Blues [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Carpenters —— The Singles: 1969-1973 ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Billy Joel —— Piano Man ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Santana —— Welcome ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ► Album Rock
1979 ● Iron Maiden —— The Soundhouse Tapes [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Men At Work —— Business As Usual ► Synth-Pop
1981 ● The Stranglers —— La Folie ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Dokken —— Under Lock And Key ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Loudness —— Thunder In The East ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1985 ● Twisted Sister —— Come Out And Play ► Hair Metal
1985 ● W.A.S.P. —— The Last Command ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Y&T —— Down For The Count ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Aerosmith —— Done With Mirrors ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Killer Dwarfs —— Stand Tall ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal
1987 ● Candlemass —— Nightfall ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1987 ● Eurythmics —— Savage ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Cher —— Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) ► Prog Rock
1992 ● The Tubes —— The Best Of The Tubes ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Wu-Tang Clan —— Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● Céline Dion —— The Colour Of My Love ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Mark Knopfler —— Screenplaying ► Roots Rock
1993 ● Phil Collins —— Both Sides ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Nirvana —— Legacy Of Noise [Bootleg] ► Grunge
1993 ● The Outlaws —— Hittin’ The Road ► Southern Rock
1996 ● The Dubliners —— Further Along ► Irish Folk
1997 ● Golden Earring —— Naked II ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Tonic —— Sugar ► Alt/Roots Rock
1999 ● 38 Special —— Live At Sturgis ► Southern Rock
1999 ● Anal Cunt —— It Just Gets Worse ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1999 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits III ► Glam Rock
2004 ● Poco —— Last Roundup, The ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Linda Ronstadt —— Hummin’ To Myself ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Weezer —— iTunes Originals – Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2015 ● Eric Clapton —— Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Blues-Rock


November 10
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— His Hand In Mine ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● The Moody Blues —— Days Of Future Passed ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Grateful Dead —— Live/Dead ► Album Rock
1972 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Baby James Harvest ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Dusty Springfield —— See All Her Faces ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● The Byrds —— The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Country-Rock
1973 ● The O’Jays —— Ship Ahoy ► Soul – Philly
1975 ● Chicago —— Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Zuma ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 2 ► Prog Rock
1978 ● The Clash —— Give ‘Em Enough Rope ► Punk
1978 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Babylon By Bus ► Roots Reggae
1980 ● Neil Diamond —— The Jazz Singer [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Mötley Crüe —— Too Fast For Love ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Billy Idol —— Rebel Yell ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Nik Kershaw —— The Riddle ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Triumph —— Thunder Seven ► Arena Rock
1984 ● The Who —— Who’s Last ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Kate Bush —— The Whole Story ► Art Rock
1986 ● Cocteau Twins —— The Moon And The Melodies ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Live 1975-1985 ► Heartland Rock
1987 ● Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— West Textures ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Gregorian —— Sadisfaction ► Euro-Pop
1992 ● Biohazard —— Urban Discipline ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● Golden Earring —— The Naked Truth, ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Peter Gabriel —— Revisited ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Carpenters —— Seishun No Kagayaki: The Best Of (22 Hits Of The Carpenters) [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1996 ● Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● The Ataris —— Look Forward To Failure ► Pop-Punk
1998 ● Cher —— Believe ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Dire Straits —— Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Staraits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1998 ● Rush —— Different Stages ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Tracks ► Heartland Rock
1999 ● Ayumi Hamasaki —— Loveppears ► Pop/House
2005 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Christmas Party ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Smiths —— The Sound Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Let It Rock: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2 ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Tubes —— Mondo Birthmark ► Alt. Rock
2011 ● Pearl Jam —— 9.11.2011 Toronto, Canada ► Hard Rock
2014 ● Heart —— Heart & Friends – Home For The Holidays ► Album Rock


November 11
1966 ● The Who —— Ready Steady Who [EP] ► British Rock
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Elvis Presley —— That’s The Way It Is [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Faces —— A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse ► British Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Tattoo ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Gratitude ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Kiss —— Rock And Roll Over ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Parliament —— Motor Booty Affair ► Funk
1980 ● Aerosmith —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons Live! ► Soul-Pop
1985 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett’s Greatest Hit(s) ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Depeche Mode —— Catching Up With Depeche Mode ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● The Divinyls —— Essential ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Bitter Blue ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1992 ● Denim —— Back In Denim ► Glam-Rock
1995 ● The Damned —— Not Of This Earth ► Goth Rock
1996 ● Tricky —— effPre-Millennium Tension ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1997 ● AFI —— Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes ► Hardcore Punk
1997 ● Gregg Allman —— Searching For Simplicity ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Bush —— Deconstructed ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Led Zeppelin —— BBC Sessions ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Phil Collins —— Testify ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1970–2002 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pearl Jam —— Lost Dogs: Rarities And B Sides ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Essential Bruce Springsteen ► Heartland Rock
2003 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime ► New Wave Art-Rock
2008 ● Tracy Chapman —— Our Bright Future ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Extended Play Live [EP] ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— Budokan!: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2013 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sweet Summer Sun ► Blues-Rock

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