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Albums Released This Week (Noember 4 – 10)

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

Nov 04


The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock >> 1969
David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock >> 1970
Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop >> 1983
Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock >> 1984
Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock >> 1985
Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening >> 1985
The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk >> 1985
The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Megadeth —— Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock >> 1986
Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1987
Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1996
Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge >> 1997
Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival >> 1997
Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik >> 1997
Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2000
The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Album Rock >> 2003
Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2003
Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock >> 2008
ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock >> 2008

Nov 05

Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers >> 1976
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop >> 1984
Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock >> 1991
Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop >> 1991
Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country >> 1996
The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk >> 1996
New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2002
Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock >> 2002
David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002

Nov 06

The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul >> 1971
The Cars —— Shake It Up ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B >> 1987
Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various >> 1987
N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop >> 1987
Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock >> 1990
Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock >> 1990
Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock >> 2007
Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock >> 2012

Nov 07

Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1972
Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Piano Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1980
Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock >> 1980
Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance >> 1982
Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock >> 1983
U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock >> 1985
Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient >> 1987
R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1988
Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal >> 1995
Fear Factory —— Demanufacture ► Industrial Metal >> 1995
Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock >> 1995
Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock >> 1997
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 >> 2000
Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop >> 2000
The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 2000
Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock >> 2006

Nov 08

The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul >> 1968
Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk >> 1971
Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Elton John —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1974
Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk >> 1975
George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock >> 1981
The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop >> 1982
New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock >> 1994
Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2011
Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2011

Nov 09

Elvis Presley —— Girls! Girls! Girls! ► Rock n Roll >> 1962
Badfinger —— No Dice ► Power Pop >> 1970
Roberta Flack —— Quiet Fire ► Smooth Soul >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Lady Sings The Blues [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Santana —— Welcome ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ► Album Rock >> 1976
Iron Maiden —— The Soundhouse Tapes [EP] ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
The Stranglers —— La Folie ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Men At Work —— Business As Usual ► Synth-Pop >> 1981
Twisted Sister —— Come Out And Play ► Hair Metal >> 1985
Aerosmith —— Done With Mirrors ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Y&T —— Down For The Count ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
W.A.S.P. —— The Last Command ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Loudness —— Thunder In The East ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1985
Dokken —— Under Lock And Key ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Killer Dwarfs —— Stand Tall ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1986
Candlemass —— Nightfall ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1987
Eurythmics —— Savage ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1987
The Tubes —— The Best Of The Tubes, The ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Phil Collins —— Both Sides ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Céline Dion —— The Colour Of My Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Outlaws —— Hittin’ The Road ► Southern Rock >> 1993
The Dubliners —— Further Along ► Irish Folk >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Anal Cunt —— It Just Gets Worse ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1999
38 Special —— Live At Sturgis ► Southern Rock >> 1999
Tonic —— Sugar ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 1999
Linda Ronstadt —— Hummin’ To Myself ► Pop-Rock >> 2004

Nov 10

Elvis Presley —— His Hand In Mine ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
The Moody Blues —— Days Of Future Passed ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Grateful Dead —— Live/Dead ► Album Rock >> 1969
Barclay James Harvest —— Baby James Harvest ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Byrds —— The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Dusty Springfield —— See All Her Faces ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The O’Jays —— Ship Ahoy ► Soul – Philly >> 1973
Chicago —— Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Zuma ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Sex Pistols —— Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 2 ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Babylon By Bus ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
The Clash —— Give ‘Em Enough Rope ► Punk >> 1978
Neil Diamond —— The Jazz Singer [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Mötley Crüe —— Too Fast For Love ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
Billy Idol —— Rebel Yell ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Nik Kershaw —— The Riddle ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Triumph —— Thunder Seven ► Arena Rock >> 1984
The Who —— Who’s Last ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Bruce Springsteen —— Live 1975-1985 ► Heartland Rock >> 1986
Kate Bush —— The Whole Story ► Art Rock >> 1986
Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— West Textures ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Gregorian —— Sadisfaction ► Euro-Pop >> 1991
Biohazard —— Urban Discipline ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
Rush —— Different Stages ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1998
The Ataris —— Look Forward To Failure ► Pop-Punk >> 1998
Ayumi Hamasaki —— Loveppears ► Pop/House >> 1999
The Tubes —— Mondo Birthmark ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

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Albums Released This Week (June 20 -26)

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


Jun 20

The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Bob Dylan & The Band —— Before The Flood ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Neil Young —— Tonight’s The Night ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Foreigner —— Double Vision ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Peter Frampton —— Rise Up ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Scorpions —— World Wide Live ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1988
Bobby Brown —— Don’t Be Cruel ► New Jack Swing >> 1988
Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite —— F-Punk ► Dance-Rock >> 1995
Little Feat —— Chinese Work Songs ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Ayreon —— Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 2000


Jun 21

The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal >> 1987
Big Daddy Kane —— Long Live The Kane ► Golden Age Rap >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm >> 1990
Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1990
Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown >> 2010


Jun 22

Joni Mitchell —— Blue ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Touch Me In The Morning ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Cat Stevens —— Saturnight (Live In Tokyo) ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Oingo Boingo —— Nothing To Fear ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1982
Marillion —— Clutching At Straws ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Adult Contemporary >> 1988
Black Sabbath —— Dehumanizer ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Collective Soul —— Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Ben Lee —— Grandpaw Would ► Indie Pop >> 1995
Anathema —— Alternative 4 ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 1998
The Pretenders —— Viva el Amor! ► Post-Punk >> 1999
Saint Etienne —— Sound Of Water ► Ambient/Trip Hop >> 2000
Wilco —— A Ghost Is Born ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2004
Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock >> 2004
Ozzy Osbourne —— Scream ► Hard Rock >> 2010


Jun 23

Stevie Wonder —— Stevie At The Beach ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock >> 1979
ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Tom Tom Club —— Tom Tom Club ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Fleetwood Mac —— Mirage ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae >> 1992
The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1992
Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock >> 2009


Jun 24

The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Endless Summer ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Average White Band —— Cut The Cake ► Funk >> 1975
Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Celtic Frost —— Morbid Tales ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal >> 1984
America —— Encore: More Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Marillion —— Holidays In Eden ► Prog Rock >> 1991
The House Of Love —— Audience With The Mind ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Opeth —— Morning Rise ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1996
Testament —— Demonic ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1997
Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal >> 1997
Del Amitri —— Some Other Sucker’s Parade ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live At The Roxy ► Roots Reggae >> 2003
Michael McDonald —— Motown ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal >> 2008


Jun 25

Chicago —— Chicago VI ► Jazz-Rock >> 1973
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention —— One Size Fits All ► Art Rock >> 1975
Alice Cooper —— Alice Cooper Goes To Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Huey Lewis & The News —— Huey Lewis And The News ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Peter Criss —— Let Me Rock You ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Mike Oldfield —— Discovery ► Progressive Rock >> 1984
Skinny Puppy —— Cleanse Fold And Manipulate ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1987
Deicide —— Deicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
The Moody Blues —— Keys Of The Kingdom ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Jay-Z —— Reasonable Doubt ► East Coast Rap >> 1996
King Crimson —— Thrakattak ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Kiss —— You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Ozzy Osbourne —— Live At Budokan ► Hard Rock >> 2002


Jun 26

The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Flowers ► Rock n Roll >> 1967
Bad Company —— Bad Company ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Bob Dylan And the Band —— The Basement Tapes ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Grateful Dead —— Steal Your Face ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Queen —— Live Killers ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Icehouse —— Sidewalk ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Cameo —— Real Men Wear Black ► Soul-Funk >> 1990
The Chemical Brothers —— Exit Planet Dust ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1995
Badly Drawn Boy —— The Hour Of Bewilderbeast ► Indie Folk-Rock >> 2000
Lou Reed —— American Poet ► Album Rock >> 2001

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Albums Released This Week (February 28 – March 6)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:


Feb 28

The Miracles —— Fabulous Miracles, The ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Morrison, Van —— Moondance ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Styx —— Kilroy Was Here ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1983
U2 —— War ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
“Weird Al” Yankovic —— In 3-D ► Comedy/Parody >> 1984
Queen —— Works, The ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Eric Johnson —— Ah Via Musicom ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
AC/DC —— Stiff Upper Lip ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Bruce Springsteen —— Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 ► Heartland Rock >> 2006


Feb 29

The Fall —— Frenz Experiment, The ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1988
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— BTNHResurrection ► Gangsta Rap >> 2000
Steely Dan —— Two Against Nature ► Jazz-Rock >> 2000


Mar 01

Elvis Presley —— Girl Happy ► Rock n Roll >> 1965
The Rascals —— Search And Nearness ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Deep Purple —— Machine Head ► Heavy Metal >> 1972
Aerosmith —— Get Your Wings ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Roxy Music —— Manifesto ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Robert Hunter —— Liberty ► Country-Rock >> 1988
Ocean Colour Scene —— Ocean Colour Scene ► Brit Pop >> 1992
Beck —— Mellow Gold ► Alt Rock >> 1994


Mar 02

The Doobie Brothers —— Captain And Me, The ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Siouxsie & The Banshees —— Through The Looking Glass ► Post-Punk Alt Rock >> 1987
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy —— Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury ► Alt Hip-Hop >> 1992
Apollo 440 —— Electro Glide In Blue ► Electronic >> 1997
Madonna —— Ray Of Light ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
Dimmu Borgir —— Spiritual Black Dimensions ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999


Mar 03

Walker Brothers —— Images ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Laura Nyro —— Eli And The Thirteenth Confession ► Soft Rock >> 1968
Gary Glitter —— Glitter ► Glam Rock >> 1972
Stevie Wonder —— Music Of My Mind ► Pop-R&B >> 1972
Bad Company —— Burnin’ Sky ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Easter ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Zappa in New York ► Art Rock >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Sheik Yerbouti ► Art Rock >> 1979
Metallica —— Master Of Puppets ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
The Firm —— Mean Business ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Boogie Down Productions —— Criminal Minded ► East Coast Rap >> 1987
David Byrne —— Uh-Oh ► Prog Rock >> 1992
U2 —— Pop ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
U2 —— No Line On The Horizon ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2009


Mar 04

Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
ABBA —— Waterloo ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Police —— Live At Zellerbach ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Beatles —— Rarities ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Wang Chung —— Huang Chung ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1982
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Dazzle Ships ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1983
Thin Lizzy —— Thunder And Lightning ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— True ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1983
Julian Cope —— Peggy Suicide ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Auteurs —— After Murder Park ► Glam Rock >> 1996


Mar 05

The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks [UK] ► British Invasion >> 1965
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmellow) ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Jimi Hendrix —— Cry Of Love, The ► Ballad >> 1971
Charlie Daniels Band —— Windows ► Southern Rock >> 1982
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Rising Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
The Beloved —— Happiness ► Brit Pop/Dance-Pop >> 1990
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. —— New Funky Nation ► G-Funk >> 1990
Morrissey —— Kill Uncle ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Gravity Kills —— Gravity Kills ► Industrial Electronica >> 1996
Humble Pie —— Live At The Whisky A Go-Go ’69 ► Hard Rock >> 2002


Mar 06

The Temptations —— Temptations Live! ► Soul >> 1967
The United States Of America —— United States Of America, The ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
The Temptations —— Psychedelic Shack ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Janet Jackson —— Control ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Rod Stewart —— Downtown Train ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
EMF —— Cha Cha Cha ► Synth-Pop >> 1995
Aerosmith —— Just Push Play ► Hard Rock >> 2001

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Albums Released This Week (January 3 – 9)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Jan 03

The Byrds —— Notorious Byrd Brothers, The >> 1968

Barrett, Syd —— Madcap Laughs, The >> 1970
Hot Tuna —— Phosphorescent Rat, The >> 1974

Jan 04

The Doors —— Doors, The >> 1967
Yes —— Fragile >> 1972
Slick, Grace —— Manhole >> 1974
Romantics, The —— Romantics. The >> 1980
Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith >> 1984
Marillion —— B’Sides Themselves >> 1988
L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns >> 1988
L.A. Guns —— Lack Of Charisma >> 1993

Jan 05

Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Bayou Country >> 1969
Nyro, Laura —— First Songs, The >> 1973
Bruce Springsteen —— Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. >> 1973
ABBA —— Arrival >> 1977
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Armed Forces >> 1979
Jackson, Joe —— Look Sharp! >> 1979
Hüsker Dü —— Warehouse: Songs And Stories >> 1987
They Might Be Giants —— Flood >> 1990
Jeff Beck & Jed Leiber —— Frankie’s House [Sndtrk] >> 1992
The The —— Dusk >> 1993
Neil Young —— Lucky Thirteen >> 1993

Jan 06

David Bowie —— David Bowie >> 1967
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! >> 1976
Cheap Trick —— Rockford >> 2006

Jan 07

Preston, Billy —— Encouraging Words >> 1970
Hopkins, Nicky; Ry Cooder; Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Charlie Watts —— Jamming With Edward >> 1972
Smokey Robinson —— Touch The Sky >> 1983
Wakeman, Rick —— Word & The Gospels >> 1994

Jan 08

Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is >> 1970
Yoko Ono —— Approximately Infinite Universe >> 1973
The Beach Boys —— Holland >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Promised Land >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: A Legendary Perfomer Volume 2 >> 1976
Bette Midler —— Songs For The New Depression >> 1976
Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit >> 1989
Loudon Wainwright III —— Career Moves >> 1993

Jan 09

The Rascals —— Collections >> 1967
Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] >> 1970
Blue Magic —— Blue Magic >> 1974
Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans >> 1974
Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) >> 1984
Rush —— Show Of Hands, A >> 1989
The Specials —— Singles Collection, The >> 1991

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Albums Released This Week (December 20 – 26)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

(Due to the Holidays, very few albums were released over the years after mid-December)

Dec 20

Harrison, George —— Concert For Bangladesh, The >> 1971
Rolling Stones, The —— Hot Rocks, 1964-1971 >> 1971
Van Halen —— Atomic Punks >> 1977

Dec 21

Zappa, Frank —— Thing-Fish >> 1984
Sade —— Promise >> 1985

Dec 22

Bell, Madeline —— Comin’ Atcha >> 1973
Cetera, Peter —— Glory Of Love >> 2005

Dec 23

Mahal, Taj —— Natch’l Blues, The >> 1968
Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering [UK] >> 1976

Dec 24

Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back >> 1974
Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge >> 1984
King, Freddie —— Boogie On Down >> 1997
Stranglers, The —— Live In London >> 1997

Dec 25

Nyro, Laura —— Smile >> 1976

Dec 26

Zevon, Warren —— Stand In The Fire >> 1980

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Albums Released This Week (December 13 – 19)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Dec 13

Diamond, Neil —— Touching You, Touching Me >> 1969
Badfinger —— Straight Up >> 1971
Flack, Roberta —— Blue Lights In The Basement >> 1977
C+C Music Factory —— Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) >> 1990
Michael, George —— Songs From The Last Century >> 1999

Dec 14

Walsh, Joe —— So What >> 1974
Clash, The —— London Calling >> 1979
Yellow Magic Orchestra —— Service >> 1983
Dinosaur Jr. —— You’re Living All Over Me >> 1987
Nirvana —— Incesticide >> 1992

Dec 15

Beatles, The —— Beatles ’65 >> 1964
Who, The —— Who Sell Out, The >> 1967
Rascals, The —— See >> 1969
Gaye, Marvin —— Here, My Dear >> 1978
Vicious, Sid —— Sid Sings >> 1979
Miller, Steve —— Living In The 20th Century >> 1987
Pestilence —— Consuming Impulse >> 1989
Urban Legion —— V >> 1991
Dr. Dre —— Chronic, The >> 1992

Dec 16

Womack, Bobby —— Across 110th Street [Sndtrk] >> 1972
Kraftwerk —— Electric Café >> 1986

Dec 17

Bowie, David —— Hunky Dory >> 1971
AC/DC —— Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap >> 1976
Jacksons, The —— Destiny >> 1978
Tork, Peter —— Two Man Band >> 1996

Dec 18

Beach Boys, The —— Wild Honey >> 1967
Jackson 5, The —— Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 >> 1969
Beatles, The —— Beatles Christmas Album, The >> 1970
T. Rex —— T. Rex >> 1970
Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans [UK] >> 1973
Queen —— Day At The Races, A >> 1976
Sly & The Family Stone —— Heard You Missed Me, Well I’m Back >> 1976

Dec 19

Yes —— Yesshows >> 1980
Supremes, The —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 >> 1988

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Albums Released This Week (December 6 – 12)

Here’s a sampling of the great albums of 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop – the best music ever made! – which were released this week:

Dec 06

Beatles, The —— Rubber Soul >> 1965
Rolling Stones, The —— Beggar’s Banquet >> 1968
Wonder, Stevie —— For Once In My Life >> 1968
Taylor, James —— James Taylor >> 1968
Browne, Jackson —— Running On Empty >> 1977
Cure, The —— Japanese Whispers >> 1983

Dec 07

Kingston Trio, The —— Kingston Trio, The (Nick Bob John) >> 1964
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Pendulum >> 1970
McCartney, Paul & Wings —— Wild Life >> 1971
Temptations, The —— 1990 >> 1973
Foreigner —— Agent Provocateur >> 1984
Cowboy Junkies —— Trinity Session, The >> 1988
Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends: Live On Stage >> 2004

Dec 08

Rolling Stones, The —— Their Satanic Majesties Request >> 1967
Reed, Lou —— Transformer >> 1972
Gaye, Marvin —— Trouble Man [Sndtrk] >> 1972
Eagles —— Hotel California >> 1976
Public Image Ltd. —— Public Image: First Issue >> 1978
Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac Live >> 1980
Tesla —— Mechanical Resonance >> 1986
Mayfield, Curtis And The Impressions —— Anthology 1961-1977, The >> 1992
Buffett, Jimmy —— Buffet Hotel >> 2009

Dec 09

Ross, Diana & The Supremes —— Meet The Supremes >> 1962
Cream —— Fresh Cream >> 1966
Who, The —— Quick One, A >> 1966
Diamond, Neil —— Hot August Night >> 1972
Harrison, George —— Dark Horse >> 1974
Adams, Bryan —— MTV Unplugged >> 1997

Dec 10

Deep Purple —— Stormbringer >> 1974
Journey —— Dream, After Dream [Sndtrk] >> 1980
Jam, The —— Dig The New Breed >> 1982
Osbourne, Ozzy —— Bark At The Moon >> 1983
Fine Young Cannibals —— Fine Young Cannibals >> 1985
Jethro Tull —— Live At Hammersmith ’84 >> 1990

Dec 11

Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Blood, Sweat & Tears >> 1968
Deep Purple —— Book Of Taliesyn, The >> 1968
Lennon, John —— John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band >> 1970
King Crimson —— Lizard >> 1970
Rolling Stones, The —— More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) >> 1972
McCartney, Paul & Wings —— Wings Over America >> 1976
Monty Python —— Monty Python Sings >> 1989
Fine Young Cannibals —— Raw & The Remix, The >> 1990
No Doubt —— Rock Steady >> 2001

Dec 12

Byrds, The —— Turn! Turn! Turn! >> 1965
Lennon, John —— Live Peace In Toronto >> 1969
Starr, Ringo —— Blast From Your Past >> 1975
Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey >> 1975
ABBA —— Album, The >> 1977
Clash, The —— Sandinista! >> 1980
Venom —— Welcome To Hell >> 1981
Fall, The —— Perverted By Language >> 1983
UB40 —— Labour Of Love II >> 1989

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