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Albums Released This Week (June 24 – 30)

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


June 24
1968 ● The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1974 ● The Beach Boys —— Endless Summer ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Average White Band —— Cut The Cake ► Funk
1977 ● James Taylor —— JT ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● The Who —— The Kids Are Alright [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1980 ● Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Replacements —— Stink ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Celtic Frost —— Morbid Tales ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal
1986 ● Soul Asylum —— Time’s Incinerator ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Elton John —— Reg Strikes Back ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Marillion —— Holidays In Eden ► Prog Rock
1991 ● America —— Encore: More Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● The House Of Love —— Audience With The Mind ► Indie Rock
1996 ● Opeth —— Morningrise ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1997 ● Del Amitri —— Some Other Sucker’s Parade ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Testament —— Demonic ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2003 ● Michael McDonald —— Motown ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2003 ● Dion —— New Masters ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live At The Roxy ► Roots Reggae
2008 ● Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Peter Gabriel & Various Artists —— Big Blue Ball ► Prog Rock
2014 ● Phish —— Fuego ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2014 ● The Band —— Carter Barron Amphitheater Washington, DC, July 17th, 1976 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Record Plant ’77 ► Album Rock
2016 ● Neil Young With Promise Of The Real —— Earth ► Folk-Rock


June 25
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Speedway ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Supertramp —— Indelibly Stamped ► Prog/Art Rock
1973 ● Chicago —— Chicago VI ► Jazz-Rock
1973 ● Aretha Franklin —— Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ► Soul
1975 ● Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention —— One Size Fits All ► Art Rock
1976 ● Alice Cooper —— Alice Cooper Goes To Hell ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Huey Lewis And The News ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Criss —— Let Me Rock You ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Mike Oldfield —— Discovery ► Progressive Rock
1987 ● Skinny Puppy —— Cleanse Fold And Manipulate ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1990 ● Deicide —— Deicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1990 ● Dusty Springfield —— Reputation ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Crystal Waters —— Surprise ► House/Dance-Pop
1991 ● The Moody Blues —— Keys Of The Kingdom ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Luck Of The Draw ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Jay-Z —— Reasonable Doubt ► East Coast Rap
1996 ● Screaming Trees —— Dust ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● King Crimson —— Thrakattak ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Kiss —— You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Aerosmith —— Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live At Budokan ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie Cole En Espanol ► Soul-Pop
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Two ► Roots Rock
2013 ● Heart —— Original Album Classics ► Album Rock


June 26
1961 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Flowers ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Free —— Fire And Water ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Bad Company —— Bad Company ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Bob Dylan And The Band —— The Basement Tapes ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Trooper —— Two For The Show ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Grateful Dead —— Steal Your Face ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Queen —— Live Killers ► Glam Rock
1984 ● Icehouse —— Sidewalk ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Bad English —— Bad English ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Cameo —— Real Men Wear Black ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● The Chemical Brothers —— Exit Planet Dust ► Eletronica/Big beat
1995 ● Dire Straits —— Live At The BBC ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
2000 ● Badly Drawn Boy —— The Hour Of Bewilderbeast ► Indie Folk-Rock
2001 ● Lou Reed —— American Poet ► Album Rock
2002 ● Bobby Patterson —— How Do You Spell Love? (The Paula Recordings 1971-1973) ► Texas Soul
2003 ● Simple Minds —— Early Gold ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2007 ● Nick Lowe —— At My Age ► Pub Rock
2007 ● Pearl Jam —— Live At The Gorge 05/06 ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Paul Simon —— The Essential Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop


June 27
1966 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Freak Out! ► Art Rock
1974 ● Grateful Dead —— From The Mars Hotel ► Psychedelic Rock
1981 ● Motörhead —— No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Twisted Sister —— You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hair Metal
1985 ● Lee Aaron —— Call Of The Wild ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Chaka Khan —— Destiny ► Funk
1988 ● Ranking Roger —— Radical Departure ► Ska
1988 ● Jethro Tull —— 20 Years Of Jethro Tull ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Don Henley —— The End Of The Innocence ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The B-52’s —— Cosmic Thing ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Pete Townshend —— The Iron Man: A Musical ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Black Moon ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Beck —— One Foot In The Grave ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Gov’t Mule —— Gov’t Mule ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1995 ● Alison Moyet —— Singles ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Phish —— A Live One ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1995 ● Bon Jovi —— These Days ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Mirror Ball ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● HammerFall —— Glory To The Brave ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Whitesnake —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Whitesnake ► Arena Rock
2000 ● Chuck Berry —— The Anthology ► Rock n Roll
2000 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: 1985-1995 ► Album Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— Gold ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Bob Dylan —— Blues ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977-1982) ► Glam Rock


June 28
1963 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Come And Get These Memories ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— Mighty Garvey! ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Elton John —— Caribou ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Soft Boys —— Underwater Moonlight ► Post-Punk/Psych-Folk
1982 ● Jon Lord —— Before I Forget ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Men at Work —— Cargo ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● AC/DC —— Fly On The Wall ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Public Enemy —— It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back ► Hip-Hop
1988 ● Amy Grant —— Lead Me On ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1990 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Bonnie Raitt Collection, The ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Da Brat —— Funkdafied ► G-Funk
1994 ● House Of Pain —— Same As It Ever Was ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap
1994 ● Leonard Cohen —— Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen In Concert ► Soft Rock
1999 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Radio One Sessions ► Post-Punk New Wave
2011 ● David Cook —— This Loud Morning ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock
2011 ● Limp Bizkit —— Gold Cobra ► Rap-Metal
2011 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Live At The Greek Theater 1982 ► Pop-Rock


June 29
1967 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Safe As Milk ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Pink Floyd —— A Saucerful Of Secrets ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Whitney Houston —— Whitney ► Pop
1987 ● Great White —— Once Bitten… ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Blind Guardian —— Somewhere Far Beyond ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1993 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Liberator ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Barbra Streisand —— Back To Broadway ► Easy Listening
1993 ● Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys —— Crazy Legs ► Rock n Roll
1993 ● Billy Idol —— Cyberpunk ► Electronica
1999 ● Alice In Chains —— Nothing Safe: Best Of The Box ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1999 ● Mötley Crüe —— Supersonic And Demonic Reloics ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Thirty Years Of Funk: 1969 – 1999 ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Styx —— Brave New World ► Prog/Art Rock
2004 ● The Tragically Hip —— In Between Evolution ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Cure —— The Cure ► Post-Punk
2004 ● Rush —— Feedback ► Prog/Art Rock
2004 ● Paul Simon —— The Studio Recordings, 1972-2000 ► Folk-Pop
2008 ● David Bowie —— iSelect ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Steely Dan —— The Very Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
2010 ● Indigo Girls —— Staring Down The Brilliant Dream ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Neil Young With Promise Of The Real —— The Monsanto Years ► Folk-Rock


June 30
1963 ● James Brown —— Live At the Apollo ► Soul
1971 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills 2 ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Fresh ► Soul-Funk
1975 ● The Beach Boys —— Good Vibrations – Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Kiss —— Love Gun ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Queen —— The Game ► Glam Rock
1984 ● Stephen Stills —— Right By You ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Big Country —— The Seer ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Madonna —— True Blue ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Various Artists —— La Bamba [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Life ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Biohazard —— Biohazard ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Come On Come On ► Country-Folk
1992 ● The Chills —— Soft Bomb ► Alt Indie Rock
1992 ● Skinny Puppy —— Last Rights ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1992 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Natural Force ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Hat Full Of Stars ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Strawberry Alarm Clock —— Anthology ► Psychedelic Pop
1994 ● The Clarks —— Love Gone Sour Suspicion And Bad Debt ► Garage Rock
1997 ● Iron Savior —— Iron Savior ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1998 ● Lucinda Williams —— Car Wheels on a Gravel Road ► Country-Rock
1998 ● Carpenters —— Reflections ► Easy Listening
1998 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Miles From Our Home ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Extreme —— Running Gag ► Pop-Metal
1998 ● Megadeth —— Live Trax ► Brash Metal
1998 ● Bobby Patterson —— I’d Rather Eat Soup ► Texas Soul
1998 ● Cheap Trick —— Hits Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1998 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Plugged In & Live ► Soul-Funk
2003 ● The Who —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► British Rock
2006 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Rolling Stone Original [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2008 ● David Bowie —— Live Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock
2008 ● The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle: 40th Anniversary Concert ► Baroque Pop
2009 ● Wilco —— Wilco (The Album) ► Alt. Country-Rock
2009 ● Jefferson Airplane —— The Woodstock Experience ► Psychedelic Rock

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Albums Released This Week (June 17 – 23)

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


June 17
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Something For Everybody ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Elvis In Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
1976 ● LaBelle —— Chameleon ► Funk
1977 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Crush ► New Wave Synth Pop
1987 ● The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Natalie Cole —— Everlasting ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock
1991 ● Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Ghost —— Temple Stone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● 38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Megadeth —— Cryptic Writings ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Love Among The Ruins ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Year Of The Horse ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Long Walk Home [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Sam Cooke —— Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 ► Soul
2003 ● Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock
2003 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock
2008 ● Judas Priest —— Nostrodamus ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Rick Springfield ► Power Pop
2011 ● Bon Iver —— Bon Iver, Bon Iver ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— A Long Time A Growin’ – Volume 1-5 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● David Gray —— Mutineers ► AA Pop-Rock


June 18
1971 ● The Yardbirds —— Remember ► Blues Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Donny Hathaway —— Extension Of A Man ► Soul
1973 ● Joe Walsh —— The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Brand X —— Unorthodox Behavior ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— John Cougar ► Roots Rock
1982 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mirage ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● King Crimson —— Beat ► Prog Rock
1983 ● Pink Floyd —— Works ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— From Her To Eternity ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1984 ● Dolly Parton —— Burlap & Satin ► Country-Pop
1984 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Goodbye Cruel World ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Rod Stewart —— Camouflage ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— Dare To Be Stupid ► Comedy/Parody
1990 ● Alias —— Alias ► Hard Rock
1991 ● 3rd Bass —— Derelicts Of Dialect ► Golden Age
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Blondie —— Beautiful: The Remix Album ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1996 ● Beck —— Odelay ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Primitive Radio Gods —— Rocket ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● AFI —— Very Proud Of Ya ► Hardcore Punk
1996 ● Toni Braxton —— Secrets ► Soul-Pop
1996 ● Little Feat —— Live From Neon Park ► Southern Rock
1996 ● The Ramones —— Greatest Hits Live ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Patti Smith —— Gone Again ► Heartland Rock
2001 ● Iggy Pop —— Beat ‘Em Up ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2002 ● Yes —— Symphonic Live ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Phish —— Ventura ► Prog Rock/Jam Band


June 19
1970 ● Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Smokey Robinson —— Smokey ► Soul
1974 ● Marvin Gaye —— Marvin Gaye Live! ► Soul
1978 ● Trooper —— Thick As Thieves ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Lowell George —— Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here ► Country-Rock
1979 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Mirrors ► Metal
1981 ● Oingo Boingo —— Only A Lad ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1984 ● Glenn Frey —— The Allnighter ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Rolling Stones —— Rewind (1971-1984) ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● John Waite —— Rover’s Return ► Power Pop
1988 ● Jimmy Page —— Outrider ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Cher —— Heart Of Stone ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Reef —— Replenish ► Brit Pop
2000 ● Duran Duran —— Pop Trash ► AA Pop-Rock
2001 ● 311 —— From Chaos ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Loverboy —— Live, Loud And Loose (1982 – 1986) ► Arena Rock
2002 ● The Church —— Greatest Hits Acoustic ► Alt. Power Pop
2012 ● Richard Marx —— A Night Out With Friends ► Pop Acoustic


June 20
1966 ● The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Cher —— 3614 Jackson Highway ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Cher —— Chastity [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soft And Beautiful ► Soul
1969 ● Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Otis Redding —— Love Man ► Memphis Soul
1974 ● Bob Dylan & The Band —— Before The Flood ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Neil Young —— Tonight’s The Night ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Foreigner —— Double Vision ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Peter Frampton —— Rise Up ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Scorpions —— World Wide Live ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1988 ● Bobby Brown —— Don’t Be Cruel ► New Jack Swing
1988 ● Iggy Pop —— Instinct [UK] ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1988 ● Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock
1989 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock
1989 ● Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— F-Punk ► Dance-Rock
1995 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Very Fine Love ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Ayreon —— Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
2000 ● The Clarks —— Let It Go ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Little Feat —— Chinese Work Songs ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Counting Crows —— New Amersterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall ► AA Pop-Rock
2006 ● Guster —— Ganging Up On The Sun ► AA Pop-Rock
2006 ● Gram Parsons —— The Complete Reprise Sessions ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Live At Easy Street ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Madonna —— I’m Going To Tell You A Secret ► Dance-Pop
2011 ● Weather Report —— Live In Offenbach 1978 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion


June 21
1965 ● The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock
1968 ● John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Buck Owens —— Ruby ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1979 ● Mick Taylor —— Mick Taylor ► Blues-Rock
1982 ● ABC —— The Lexicon Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Carpenters —— Ketteiban (The Definitive) [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1982 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Judas Priest —— Priest…Live! ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal
1988 ● Big Daddy Kane —— Long Live The Kane ► Golden Age Rap
1990 ● Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm
1990 ● Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1990 ● Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country
1993 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— Creepin On Ah Come Up ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● John Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock
1994 ● James Taylor —— Best Live ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● John Hiatt —— Master Of Disaster ► Roots Rock
2005 ● New Order —— Best Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown
2011 ● The Chain Gang of 1974 —— Wayward Fire ► Electronic Pop


June 22
1971 ● Joni Mitchell —— Blue ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Diana Ross —— Touch Me In The Morning ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Cat Stevens —— Saturnight (Live In Tokyo) ► Folk-Pop
1982 ● Oingo Boingo —— Nothing To Fear ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1987 ● Marillion —— Clutching At Straws ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1990 ● Manic Street Preachers —— New Art Riot ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Black Sabbath —— Dehumanizer ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Liz Phair —— Exile In Guyville ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Death —— Individual Thought Patterns ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1994 ● Collective Soul —— Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Ben Lee —— Grandpaw Would ► Indie Pop
1997 ● Gardenian —— Two Feet Stand ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Anathema —— Alternative 4 ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1998 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archive 1967-75 ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Blackalicious —— A2G ► West Coast Rap
1999 ● Natalie Cole —— Snowfall On The Sahara ► Soul-Pop
1999 ● Limp Bizkit —— Significant Other ► Rap-Metal
1999 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Shrine ’69 ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● The Pretenders —— Viva el Amor! ► Post-Punk
2000 ● Saint Etienne —— Sound Of Water ► Ambient/Trip Hop
2004 ● Motörhead —— Inferno ► Heavy Metal
2004 ● Scorpions —— Unbreakable ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2004 ● Wilco —— A Ghost Is Born ► Alt. Country-Rock
2004 ● Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock
2004 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Memphis Blues ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Live From Freedom Hall ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Scream ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Yes —— Fly From Here ► Prog Rock


June 23
1964 ● Stevie Wonder —— Stevie At The Beach ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Can —— Future Days ► Prog Rock/Ambient
1977 ● AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock ► Hard Rock
1979 ● ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop
1979 ● The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass- Greatest Hits ► Soul-Pop
1980 ● Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Tom Tom Club —— Tom Tom Club ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Jumping At Shadows ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1992 ● Dr. John —— Goin’ Back To New Orleans ► New Orleans R&B
1992 ● Glenn Frey —— Strange Weather ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1992 ● Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae
1992 ● Elton John —— The One ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Sparks —— Plagarism ► Glam Rock
1997 ● Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Linda Ronstadt —— We Ran ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock
2009 ● Tonic —— A Casual Affair: The Best Of Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— The Latest ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● John Mellencamp —— Life, Death, Live And Freedom ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Peter Gabriel —— Back To Front: Live In London ► Prog Rock
2015 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 ► Roots Rock

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Albums Released This Week (June 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):

June 10
1963 ● Patsy Cline —— The Patsy Cline Story ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Carcass —— Swansong ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1966 ● Elvis Presley —— Paradise, Hawaiian Style [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— Friends ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● LaBelle —— Moon Shadow ► Funk
1975 ● Eagles —— One Of These Nights ► Country-Rock
1980 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Uprising ► Roots Reggae
1982 ● Rainbow —— Straight Between The Eyes ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Kinks —— State Of Confusion ► British Rock
1983 ● Stevie Nicks —— The Wild Heart ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Rod Stewart —— Body Wishes ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● R.E.M. —— Fables Of The Reconstruction ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Talking Heads —— Little Creatures ► New Wave Art-Rock
1986 ● Candlemass —— Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1988 ● Hall & Oates —— Ooh Yeah! ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Annie Lennox —— Bare ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
2003 ● Fountains Of Wayne —— Welcome Interstate Managers ► Power Pop
2003 ● Eddie Money —— The Essential Eddie Money ► Album Rock
2003 ● Radiohead —— Hail To The Thief ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Heart —— Alive In Seattle ► Album Rock
2003 ● Steely Dan —— Everything Must Go ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● Walter Becker —— Circus Money ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● The Tubes —— Goin’ Down The Tubes ► Alt. Rock
2013 ● Black Sabbath —— 13 ► Hard Rock
2014 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia Live In London ► British Rock
2016 ● Motörhead —— Clean Your Clock ► Heavy Metal


June 11
1965 ● Them —— The Angry Young Them [UK] ► Garage Rock
1966 ● The Ventures —— Go With The Ventures! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Carpenters —— A Kind Of Hush ► Soft Rock
1979 ● The Knack —— Get The Knack ► Power Pop
1980 ● Burning Spear —— Social Living ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eddie Money —— No Control ► Album Rock
1982 ● REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Live It Up ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Natalie Cole —— Unforgetable…With Love ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Aaron Neville —— Warm Your Heart ► Pop-Soul
1991 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Sugar Tax ► New Wave Synth Pop
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Harem Scarem —— Mood Swings ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1996 ● Ash —— 1977 ► Punk-Pop
1996 ● George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars —— T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully-Operational Mothership) ► Funk/Hip Hop
2002 ● Gregg Allman —— No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Korn —— Untouchables ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2002 ● The Tragically Hip —— In Violet Light ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Various Artists —— Melody [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● David Bowie —— Heathen ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Who —— The Ultimate Collection ► British Rock
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock
2013 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Magnetic ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Queen —— Icon ► Glam Rock


June 12
1959 ● Bo Diddley —— Go Bo Diddley ► Blues-Rock
1959 ● Chuck Berry —— Chuck Berry Is On Top ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band —— Some Time In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● Carly Simon —— Spy ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Howard Jones —— Human’s Lib ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Gregg Allman —— Just Before The Bullets Fly ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Bad Company —— Holy Water ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Fugazi —— Red Medicine ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
1996 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another [Canada] ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● Peter Gabriel —— OVO (Millennium Dome Show) [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Asia —— Asia Live ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Wired ► Art Rock
2001 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Zoom ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Concerto ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Vintage ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Stranglers —— The Very Best of The Stranglers ► Punk-Rock
2007 ● Steely Dan —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● Coldplay —— Viva La Vida ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2012 ● The dB’s —— Falling Off The Sky ► Power Pop
2012 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Songs From The Laundromat ► Southern Rock
2012 ● Rush —— Clockwork Angels ► Prog/Art Rock


June 13
1965 ● The Yardbirds —— For Your Love ► Blues Rock
1966 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soul Sister ► Soul
1972 ● Carpenters —— A Song For You ► Soft Rock
1975 ● Jefferson Starship —— Red Octopus ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie Live! ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Cars —— Candy-O ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joni Mitchell —— Mingus ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Justin Hayward —— Night Flight ► Dance_Pop
1983 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Texas Flood ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Donna Summer —— She Works Hard For The Money ► Disco
1986 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Criminal Tango ► British Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John Live In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Paula Abdul —— Forever Your Girl ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Buzzcocks —— Let We Forget ► Punk-Rock
1988 ● Steel Pulse —— State Of Emergency ► Roots Reggae
1989 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— State Of The Heart ► Country-Folk
1989 ● Kon Kan —— Move To Move ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Mariah Carey —— Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Alanis Morrisette —— Jagged Little Pill ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bjork —— Post ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Paula Abdul —— Head Over Heels ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Fear Factory —— Demanufacture ► Industrial Metal
1995 ● Pink Floyd —— Pulse ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Police —— Live! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1996 ● Apocalyptica —— Plays Metallica By Four Cellos ► Heavy Metal/Neo-Classical Metal
1996 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Sweet Water ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bon Jovi —— Crush ► Arena Rock
2000 ● B.B. King & Eric Clapton —— Riding With The King ► Blues
2005 ● Rory Gallagher —— Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Sinner ► Hard Rock
2006 ● John Fogerty —— The Long Road Home – In Concert ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Billy Joel —— 12 Gardens Live ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Poco —— Alive In The Heart Of The Night ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Rush —— Grace Under Pressure Tour ► Prog/Art Rock


June 14
1965 ● The Beatles —— Beatles VI ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Iron Butterfly —— In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Now ► Soul
1970 ● Grateful Dead —— Workingman’s Dead ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Tarkus ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Everyone Is Everybody Else ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren —— Initiation ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Chicago —— Chicago X ► Jazz-Rock
1977 ● Barbra Streisand —— Streisand Superman ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Cultosaurus Erectus ► Metal
1982 ● Various Artists —— Metal Massacre ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Pete Townshend —— All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Corey Hart —— Boy In The Box ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Status Quo —— Ain’t Complaining ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Billy Squier —— Hear & Now ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Mike Oldfield —— Amarok ► Progressive Rock
1993 ● Gloria Estefan —— Mi Terra ► Latin Pop
1993 ● The Palace Brothers —— There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You ► Indie Rock
1994 ● Arrested Development —— Zingalamaduni ► Trad. Rap
2004 ● Blondie —— Singles Box ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2005 ● Foo Fighters —— In Your Honor ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● Indigo Girls —— Rarities ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Too Good To Be True ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Oasis —— Time Flies…1994-2009 ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop


June 15
1965 ● Golden Earring —— Just Earr-ings ► Hard Rock
1966 ● The Temptations —— Getting’ Ready ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Jeremy Dormouse —— Toad ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Jackie DeShannon —— Songs ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Golden Earring —— Together ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Messin’ ► Prog Rock
1974 ● John Denver —— Back Home Again ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Street Legal ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Joy Division —— Unknown Pleasures ► Post-Punk
1979 ● America —— Silent Letter ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Dire Straits —— Communique ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1981 ● Duran Duran —— Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Steve Miller —— Abracadabra ► Album Rock
1984 ● John Waite —— No Brakes ► Power Pop
1987 ● King Diamond —— Abigail ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Nirvana —— Bleach ► Grunge
1993 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live & Loud ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Pete Townshend —— Psychoderelict ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Golden Earring —— Face It ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Pure And Simple ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Pansy Division —— Deflowered ► Punk/Queercore
1998 ● Roxy Music —— Concert Classics ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Dokken —— Erase The Slate ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Cheap Trick —— Music For Hangovers ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1999 ● Santana —— Supernatural ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2004 ● Phish —— Undermind ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Live In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin ► Soul
2009 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 2 ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Chris Isaak —— Live At The Fillmore ► Adult Contemporary
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— On Rural Route 7609 ► Roots Rock
2018 ● Gene Clark —— Gene Clark Sings For You ► Country-Rock


June 16
1969 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Trout Mask Replica ► Avant-Gard
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Closer To Home ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Love Letters From Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Golden Biscuits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Roxy Music —— Roxy Music ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Grease [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Carly Simon —— Come Upstairs ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Carpenters —— Made In America ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Ringo Starr —— Old Wave ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● The Smiths —— The Queen Is Dead ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Big Audio Dynamite II —— The Globe ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Type O Negative —— Slow, Deep And Hard ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1992 ● Peter Cetera —— World Falling Down ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Taj Mahal —— Taj’s Blues ► Folk-Blues
1995 ● Michael Jackson —— HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Radiohead —— OK Computer ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Neil Finn —— Try Whistling This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter ► Teen Dance-Pop
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— Vertical Man ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Little Feat —— Under The Radar ► Southern Rock
2004 ● The Jellybricks —— Power This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Shpongle —— Nothing Lasts…But Nothing Is Lost ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● George Harrison —— Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Don Henley —— The Very Best Of Don Henley ► Country-Rock
2015 ● James Taylor —— Before This World ► Folk-Rock

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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 (May 20 – 26)

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


May 20
1974 ● Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock
1977 ● The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Genesis —— Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1987 ● Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock
1996 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk
1997 ● The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Whitesnake —— The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock
2003 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk
2003 ● Kansas —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock
2003 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Whitesnake —— Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock
2016 ● The Blues Magoos —— Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock
2016 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock
2016 ● Various Artists —— Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock
2016 ● Eric Clapton —— I Still Do ► Blues-Rock
2016 ● Bob Dylan —— Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & Bob Dylan —— Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks —— Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock
2016 ● The Zombies —— The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock


May 21
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop
1971 ● Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Head To The Sky ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal
1979 ● Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop
1983 ● Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock
1988 ● Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1990 ● Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic
1991 ● Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1991 ● The Doors —— In Concert ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop
1996 ● The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Bobby Patterson —— Second Coming ► Texas Soul
1996 ● Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1996 ● Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge Rock
1996 ● The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2002 ● Kool & The Gang —— Too Hot Live ► Funk
2002 ● Phil Lesh & Friends —— There And Back Again ► Country-Rock
2002 ● Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2002 ● Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Soundgarden —— The Classic Album Selection ► Grunge Rock
2013 ● The Beach Boys —— Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour ► Pop-Rock


May 22
1967 ● The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown
1981 ● Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock
1989 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze
1992 ● Ringo Starr —— Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock
2002 ● The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Natalie Cole —— Leavin’ ► Soul-Pop
2007 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock
2012 ● The Knack —— Havin’ A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop
2012 ● Sade —— Bring Me Home: Live 2011 ► Quiet Storm


May 23
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock
1969 ● Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat
1971 ● Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco
1980 ● Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock
1980 ● Roxy Music —— Flesh + Blood ► Prog Rock
1983 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae
1988 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock
1988 ● The Kinks —— Live: The Road ► British Rock
1988 ● Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock
1994 ● Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1995 ● Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll
1995 ● The Rembrandts —— LP ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival
1995 ● Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band
1995 ● Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Warren Zevon —— Mutineer ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul
2000 ● Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop
2000 ● The Go-Go’s —— VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go’s Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock
2000 ● Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix
2000 ● Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2000 ● Wilson Phillips —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2000 ● Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock
2011 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock
2014 ● Kiss —— Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock


May 24
1968 ● The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock
1974 ● Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock
1986 ● AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion
1988 ● Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock
1993 ● ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop
1993 ● Natalie Cole —— Take A Look ► Soul-Pop
1993 ● Guns N’ Roses —— The “Civil War” [EP] ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Rod Stewart —— Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Listen to the Music: The Very Best of the Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap
1994 ● Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap
1994 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2004 ● Avril Lavigne —— Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk
2011 ● Journey —— Eclipse ► AOR Rock


May 25
1965 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Before And After ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● The Ventures —— Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul
1973 ● Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock
1978 ● AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1982 ● Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1987 ● Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1989 ● Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House
1993 ● Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1993 ● Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock
1994 ● Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock
1995 ● The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul
1998 ● Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1999 ● Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock
2002 ● Kylie Minogue —— Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop
2004 ● Wilson Phillips —— California ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Three Dog Night —— The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2009 ● Iron Maiden —— Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal
2009 ● Simple Minds —— Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2015 ● Yes —— Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock


May 26
1967 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock
1969 ● George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock
1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Weather Report —— I Sing The Body Electric ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1987 ● The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Queen —— Live At Wembley ’86 ► Glam Rock
1997 ● The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock
1998 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock
1998 ● Wilson Phillips —— The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2009 ● Procol Harum —— Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra And Choir ► Prog Rock
2009 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (May 13 -19)

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 13
1968 ● Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco
1980 ● Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1980 ● Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal


May 14
1965 ● Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul
1968 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk
1969 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock
1971 ● Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock
1981 ● Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
1982 ● The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk
1984 ● Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock
1985 ● Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock
1990 ● Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion
1991 ● Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop
1991 ● The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Specials —— Today’s Specials ► Ska Revival
1996 ● The Specials —— Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival
1996 ● Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1996 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop
2001 ● Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2002 ● Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2002 ● Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2002 ● Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock


May 15
1970 ● King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer
1974 ● Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock
1975 ● The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
1984 ● Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul
1985 ● Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1995 ● The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock
2001 ● The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2001 ● Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● The Beach Boys —— Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock
2007 ● Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock
2009 ● Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2009 ● Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock


May 16
1966 ● The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Unicorn ► Psychedelic Folk
1970 ● The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock
1973 ● Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock
1975 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock
1978 ● Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1980 ● Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco
1983 ● Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock
1989 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop
2000 ● Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2000 ● Carly Simon —— The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Motörhead —— We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal
2005 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2006 ● The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock


May 17
1965 ● Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop
1965 ● The Kingston Trio —— Stay Awhile ► Folk-Pop
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Aretha Franklin —— Yeah! ► Soul
1969 ● Neil Diamond —— Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock
1976 ● Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock
1976 ● Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock
1980 ● Joan Jett —— Joan Jett ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock
1982 ● The Gap Band —— The Gap Band IV ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop
1985 ● Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk
1988 ● Judas Priest —— Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk
1994 ● Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance
1994 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1994 ● America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop
1999 ● Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop
1999 ● Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop
1999 ● The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal
2001 ● Iggy Pop —— Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco – November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2001 ● Iggy Pop —— Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2005 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock


May 18
1964 ● Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop
1973 ● The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock
1976 ● Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Warren Zevon —— Warren Zevon ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country
1988 ● Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop
1993 ● Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll
1993 ● Janet Jackson —— janet. ► Pop-Soul
1993 ● Judas Priest —— Metal Works ’73-’93 ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock
1998 ● Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1999 ● AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk
1999 ● Eddie Money —— Ready Eddie ► Album Rock
1999 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock


May 19
1962 ● The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Alexander “Skip” Spence —— Oar ► Pop-Psychedelic
1969 ● Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop
1969 ● Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock
1971 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul
1972 ● Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock
1975 ● Willie Nelson —— Red Headed Stranger ► Classic Country
1976 ● Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul
1978 ● Kraftwerk —— The Man-Machine ► Techno-Rock
1978 ● The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock
1986 ● Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop
1986 ● The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock
1987 ● Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop
1992 ● Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana
1998 ● The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1998 ● Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk
1998 ● Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock
2004 ● Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock
2005 ● Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop
2008 ● Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop
2009 ● Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock
2015 ● Whitesnake —— The Purple Album ► Arena Rock

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Albums Released This Week (May 6 – 12)

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 06
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— The Mighty Quinn ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway —— Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ► Pop-Soul
1977 ● Denny Laine —— Holly Days ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1982 ● Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Cure —— Standing On A Beach ► Post-Punk
1996 ● Ash —— 1977 [UK] ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Hanson —— Middle Of Nowhere ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop
1997 ● The Bee Gees —— Still Waters ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Gary Burke —— Summer In The City ► Alt Pop-Rock
2003 ● John Hiatt —— Beneath This Gruff Exterior ► Roots Rock
2003 ● Jack Johnson —— On And On ► AA Folk-Rock
2006 ● David Cook —— Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock
2013 ● David Bowie —— Zeit! 77-79 ► Glam Rock
2016 ● The Cars —— Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock


May 07
1975 ● Bay City Rollers —— Once Upon A Star ► Power Pop
1975 ● Elvis Presley —— Today ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— TV Eye Live 1977 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1984 ● The Human League —— Hysteria ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1991 ● James Brown —— Star Time ► Soul
1993 ● At The Gates —— With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Guttermouth —— Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock
1996 ● Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1996 ● The Tragically Hip —— Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Westlife —— Westlife ► Teen Pop/Boy Band
2001 ● The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Tom Waits —— Blood Money ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Rod Stewart —— Time ► Pop-Rock


May 08
1970 ● The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock
1974 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock
1984 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae
1989 ● Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1989 ● Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Paula Abdul —— Shut Up And Dance ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Wilson Phillips —— Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Filter —— Short Bus ► Industrial Rock
2000 ● Paul Simon —— Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar ► Folk-Pop
2001 ● Pablo Cruise —— The Best Of Pablo Cruise ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● The Knack —— On Stage At The World Café ► Power Pop
2012 ● Glenn Frey —— After Hours ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Here We Go Magic —— A Different Ship ► Dream Pop


May 09
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock
1969 ● George Harrison —— Electronic Sound [UK] ► Art-Rock
1975 ● Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde
1980 ● Linton Kwesi Johnson —— Bass Culture ► Dub Poetry
1985 ● The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● The Style Council —— Our Favourite Shop ► Synth-Pop
1989 ● Cyndi Lauper —— A Night To Remember ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock
1991 ● 808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House
1994 ● Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop
1995 ● Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1995 ● Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock
2000 ● Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock
2006 ● Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk
2006 ● Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap
2006 ● Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2006 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock
2006 ● Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary
2006 ● Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● The Zombies —— Breathe Out, Breathe In ► Art Rock
2012 ● Iggy Pop —— Après ► Alt. Rock / Punk


May 10
1969 ● The Ventures —— Hawaii Five-O ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1971 ● Elton John —— 11/17/1970 ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Brothers Johnson —— Right On Time ► Funk
1982 ● The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock
1982 ● Duran Duran —— Rio ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal
1984 ● Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal
1988 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop
1988 ● Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop
1990 ● Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal
1993 ● Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1993 ● Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1993 ● Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1994 ● Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
1994 ● Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk
2005 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2005 ● Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country
2005 ● Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock
2005 ● Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock
2011 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk Rock
2011 ● Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock
2011 ● The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock


May 11
1966 ● The Small Faces —— Small Faces [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1967 ● Country Joe & The Fish —— Electric Music For The Mind And Body ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Various Artists —— Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More ► Rock n Roll
1972 ● The Meters —— Cabbage Alley ► Funk
1973 ● Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock
1973 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Natalie Cole —— Inseparable ► Dance
1979 ● The Clash —— The Cost Of Living [EP] ► Punk
1979 ● The Cure —— Three Imaginary Boys ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco
1981 ● Kraftwerk —— Computer World ► Techno-Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More ► Instrumental Rock
1985 ● Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1987 ● Simple Minds —— Live In The City Of Light ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1989 ● Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grunge Rock
1991 ● Bruce Cockburn —— Nothing But A Burning Light ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1998 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [UK] ► Alt Rock
1999 ● Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds ► Punk-Pop
1999 ● Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop
2004 ● Judas Priest —— Metalogy ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● Jackson Browne —— Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Golden Earring —— Tits ‘N Ass ► Hard Rock


May 12
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Weather Report —— Weather Report ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll
1978 ● The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Robert Fripp —— Exposure ► Art Rock
1992 ● The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock
1992 ● Indigo Girls —— Rites Of Passage ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1998 ● Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock
1998 ● Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock
2003 ● Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2008 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal
2008 ● Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2015 ● Leonard Cohen —— Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour ► Soft Rock

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