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Albums Released This Week (June 3 – 9)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Albums Released This Week (April 15 – 21)

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


April 15
1964 ● Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern)
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock
1977 ● The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Little Feat —— Time Loves a Hero ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Andrew Gold —— All This And Heaven Too ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Leo Kottke —— My Father’s Face ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock
1996 ● David Gray —— Sell, Sell, Sell ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk
1997 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop
2003 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty —— Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best Of Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure ► Album Rock
2016 ● PJ Harvey —— Hope Six Demolition Project, The ► Indie Rock


April 16
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop
1976 ● Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Stephanie Mills —— Sweet Sensation ► Quiet Storm
1983 ● Tommy Tutone —— National Emotion ► Power Pop
1984 ● Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock
1986 ● The Bodeans —— Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock
1988 ● Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal
1991 ● Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock
1995 ● Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock
1996 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock
1999 ● Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 10 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 11 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 12 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 7 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 8 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 9 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2010 ● The Pretenders —— Live In London ► Post-Punk
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge Rock
2011 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2013 ● Houses —— A Quiet Darkness ► Electronic Pop


April 17
1964 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock
1972 ● Peter Frampton —— Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Stiff Little Fingers —— Go For It ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1990 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Good Son ► Alt Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Church —— Uninvited, Like The Clouds ► Alt. Power Pop
2007 ● Dark Tranquility —— Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2017 ● Tom Petty —— Live ► Album Rock


April 18
1966 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat
1967 ● The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1988 ● Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance
1988 ● Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop
1988 ● Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock
1994 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1995 ● Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1996 ● Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Kansas —— Works In Progress ► Prog/Arena Rock
2011 ● Grimes —— Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop
2011 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock
2014 ● Neil Young —— A Letter Home ► Hard Rock
2015 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 ► Folk-Rock


April 19
1965 ● Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening
1968 ● The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Baroque Pop
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Golden Earring —— Bloody Buccaneers ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock
1994 ● Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk
1995 ● The Sneetches —— Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Rock


April 20
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock
1974 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Light Shine ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1979 ● Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock
1985 ● Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock
1993 ● Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock
1993 ● Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul
1993 ● Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal
1999 ● Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock
1999 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2004 ● The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul
2004 ● Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock


April 21
1960 ● King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul
1969 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Bananarama —— Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1986 ● Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1986 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock
1989 ● X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1992 ● The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap
1992 ● The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk
1995 ● Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore
1997 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1997 ● Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop
1998 ● Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock
1998 ● Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock
2006 ● The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock
2009 ● Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
2017 ● Procol Harum —— Novum ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (March 11 – 17)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Albums Released This Week (March 4 – 10)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Albums Released This Week (February 11 – 17)

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


February 11
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Tyranny And Mutation ► Heavy Metal
1977 ● Jethro Tull —— Songs From The Wood ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock
1985 ● The Firm —— The Firm ► British Rock
1992 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1992 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Black Eyed Man ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Riders In The Sky —— Saturday Morning With Riders ► Western Swing/Pop
1997 ● Anal Cunt —— I Like It When You Die ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1997 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Beautiful World ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Church —— Almost Yesterday ► Alt. Power Pop
2003 ● Hall & Oates —— Do It For Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● The Calling —— The Very Best Of The Calling ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— House Of The Rising Sun ► Folk-Rock


February 12
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Sincerely, Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1965 ● The Three Souls —— Soul Sounds ► Soul-Jazz
1966 ● The Ventures —— Where The Action Is! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Eat A Peach ► Southern Rock
1975 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Have You Ever Been Mellow ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● The Kinks —— Sleepwalker ► British Rock
1980 ● Bryan Adams —— Bryan Adams ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● XTC —— English Settlement ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— Vision Quest [Sndtrk] ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1992 ● Phish —— A Picture Of Nectar ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery [UK] ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another ► Alt Indie Rock
2001 ● David Gray —— Lost Songs 95-98 ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Chris Isaak —— Always Got Tonight ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Twice Upon A Time ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Peter Gabriel —— Scratch My Back ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Joni Mitchell —— Studio Albums 1968 – 1979 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Dion —— New York Is My Home ► Blues-Rock


February 13
1962 ● Ben E. King —— Ben E. King Sings For Soulful Lovers ► Soul
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock
1965 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Knock Me Out! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock
1986 ● Jermaine Jackson —— Precious Moments ► Soul-dance-pop
1990 ● The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Gin Blossoms —— Congratulations…I’m Sorry ► Power Pop
1996 ● Jackson Browne —— Looking East ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● The Specials —— Conquering Ruler ► Ska Revival
2007 ● Lucinda Williams —— West ► Alt. Country
2010 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits & More ► British Rock


February 14
1966 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— Deliver ► Pop-Folk
1974 ● Roy Harper —— Valentine ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Heart —— Dreamboat Annie ► Album Rock
1979 ● George Harrison —— George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock
1984 ● Various Artists —— Footloose [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Smiths —— Meat Is Murder ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Honeymoon Suite —— The Big Prize ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Coast II Coast ► West Coast Rap
1995 ● Belly —— King ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop
1995 ● John Waite —— Temple Bar ► Power Pop
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— Let England Shake ► Indie Rock


February 15
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Dionne Warwick —— The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1969 ● The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Buck Owens —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1974 ● Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Rush —— Fly By Night ► Arena Rock
1977 ● America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Get Happy!! ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Knack —— …But The Little Girls Understand ► Power Pop
1980 ● Graham Nash —— Earth & Sky ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jimmy Page —— Death Wish II [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock
1993 ● Anathema —— Serenades ► Goth/Doom Metal
1997 ● Gloria Estefan —— Best Of Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop
1999 ● The Creatures —— Anima Animus ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
2000 ● Tracy Chapman —— Telling Stories ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2000 ● The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk
2000 ● The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock
2005 ● Styx —— The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings ► Prog/Art Rock


February 16
1969 ● The Isley Brothers —— It’s Our Thing ► Soul-Funk
1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● T. Rex —— Bolan’s Zip Gun ► Glam Rock
1982 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Concert In Central Park ► Folk-Pop
1985 ● Possessed —— Seven Churches ► Heavy/Death Metal
1988 ● All About Eve —— All About Eve ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1988 ● The Church —— Starfish ► Alt. Power Pop
1988 ● Sting —— Nada Como El Sol…. ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Death —— Spiritual Healing ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Tabula Rasa ► Industrial Electronica
1993 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Last Rebel ► Southern Rock
1999 ● New Kids On The Block —— Greatest Hits ► Teen Dance-Pop
2004 ● The Stranglers —— Norfolk Coast ► Punk-Rock
2015 ● Roebuck “Pops” Staples —— Don’t Lose This ► Gospel-Soul


February 17
1967 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— A Hard Road ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● The Temptations —— Cloud Nine ► Soul
1975 ● AC/DC —— High Voltage [Australia] ► Hard Rock
1975 ● John Lennon —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Eagles —— Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ► Country-Rock
1978 ● The Adverts —— Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— The Kick Inside ► Art Rock
1980 ● Tommy Tutone —— Tommy Tutone ► Power Pop
1981 ● Eric Clapton —— Another Ticket ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Willie Nelson —— Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country
1984 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Budapest Live ► British Rock
1984 ● Thompson Twins —— Into The Gap ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● King Diamond —— Fatal Portrait ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Lee Aaron —— Lee Aaron ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Heritage ► Soul-Funk
1994 ● Blink-182 —— Cheshire Cat ► Punk-Pop
1995 ● Massive Attack —— No Protection ► Trip-Hop
1997 ● Ash —— Live At The Wireless ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Spirit —— Made In Germany ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● Blood Duster —— Str8 Outta Northcote ► Heavy/Grind Metal
2004 ● Family —— Live ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Indigo Girls —— All That We Let In ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Eagles —— New Zealand Concert ► Country-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (December 31 – January 6)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Albums Released This Week (December 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):


December 24
1974 ● Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge ► Euro Club/Dance
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Live In London ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Freddie King —— Boogie On Down ► Texas Blues


December 25
1976 ● Laura Nyro —— Smile ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Zard —— M? Sagasanai ► Pop-Rock


December 26
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal


December 27
1967 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Contemporary Folk
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock
2005 ● Dion —— Bronx In Blue ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Loverboy —— Setlist: The Very Best Of Loverboy Live ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock


December 28
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B
1977 ● Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime
2004 ● R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock


December 29
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Byrds —— Farther Along ► Country-Rock
1971 ● America —— America ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Trammps —— Disco Inferno ► Disco
1982 ● Neil Young —— Trans ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Miami Vice II [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— 99% ► Techno-Industrial
1998 ● All Saints —— The Remix Album ► Electronic Dance-Pop


December 30
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Harmony ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rough Trade —— For Those Who Think Young ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Ric Ocasek —— Beatitude ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— The ‘Pink Opaque ► Folk-Rock

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