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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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Albums Released This Week (April 29 – May 5)

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 29
1967 ● The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad
1981 ● Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1989 ● Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock
1996 ● Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock
1997 ● The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk
1997 ● Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► Southern Rock
2001 ● Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock


April 30
1965 ● The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop
1969 ● Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Doobie Brothers —— The Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae
1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1979 ● Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco
1982 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1984 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop
1984 ● The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Golden Earring —— The Hole ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing
1991 ● Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1996 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Specials —— More…Or Less: The Specials Live ► Ska Revival
2013 ● Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2013 ● Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock


May 01
1961 ● Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul
1969 ● Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle
1989 ● The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock
1992 ● The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock
1995 ● T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock
1998 ● Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2000 ● Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group
2001 ● Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock
2007 ● Warren Zevon —— Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop


May 02
1967 ● Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop
1978 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock
1982 ● Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance
1988 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock
1989 ● The Stone Roses —— The Stone Roses ► Brit Pop
1991 ● Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock
2000 ● Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock
2016 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Detour ► Country-Pop


May 03
1969 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk
1969 ● Nick Drake —— Five Leaves Left ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— The Golden Years [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop
1982 ● Frank Zappa —— Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock
1988 ● Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1988 ● When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1991 ● Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore
1994 ● The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk
1994 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Shine ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Collection ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Retrospective III: 1989-2008 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love ► Soul/Hip Hop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock


May 04
1963 ● The Ventures —— Surfing ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B
1973 ● Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock
1982 ● 38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock
1982 ● Stevie Wonder —— Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I ► Pop-R&B
1984 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock
1993 ● David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Jack Bruce —— Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1994 ● Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk
1998 ● Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock
1999 ● Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop
2000 ● David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock
2004 ● Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock
2010 ● Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop
2010 ● Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock
2010 ● Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock


May 05
1971 ● The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk
1978 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Heartland Rock
1980 ● Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock
1984 ● Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1986 ● The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR
1992 ● Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans)
1992 ● Robert Palmer —— Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1996 ● Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country
1997 ● Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2004 ● The Zombies —— As Far As I Can See… ► Art Rock
2014 ● Procol Harum —— Some Long Road ► Prog Rock

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Albums Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

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 22
1968 ● The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics
1971 ● The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock
1985 ● Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1992 ● The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul
1997 ● Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock
1997 ● Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop
2003 ● Whitesnake —— Best! ► Arena Rock
2003 ● The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock
2003 ● Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Whitesnake —— Good To Be Bad ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock
2009 ● Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening
2013 ● Whitesnake —— Made In Japan ► Arena Rock


April 23
1969 ● Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock
1976 ● The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska
1985 ● Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock
1987 ● Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1987 ● Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock
1990 ● Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester
1991 ● Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Deadicated ► Jam Bands
1991 ● Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap
2002 ● The Knack —— Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop
2002 ● Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2002 ● Elvis Costello —— When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Supertramp —— Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● The Monkees —— The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock
2012 ● Cilla Black —— Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Peter Gabriel —— Live Blood ► Prog Rock


April 24
1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Young Girl ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk
1990 ● World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop
2001 ● Janet Jackson —— All for You ► Pop-Soul
2001 ● The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock


April 25
1969 ● The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● 10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco
1980 ● Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock
1994 ● Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1994 ● David Bowie —— Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk
2000 ● Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Blondie —— Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2000 ● Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Neil Young —— Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2005 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Rush —— Gold ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock


April 26
1970 ● The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.)
1982 ● Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance
1982 ● Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody
1985 ● Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock
1988 ● Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1989 ● Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul
1993 ● The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk
1994 ● Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country
1994 ● Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1994 ● Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues
1994 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Gold ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock
2006 ● Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop


April 27
1968 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● Weather Report —— Sweetnighter ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Heatwave —— Hot Property ► Funk/Disco
1981 ● The Fall —— Slates [EP] ► Post-Punk
1983 ● The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock
1987 ● David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock
1987 ● R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues
1992 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock
1992 ● XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1993 ● Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk
2000 ● Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Carly Simon —— This Kind Of Love ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock


April 28
1969 ● Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop
1992 ● Tracy Chapman —— Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
1995 ● Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1998 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1998 ● Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap
1998 ● Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat
2013 ● The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop
2015 ● Eric Clapton —— Forever Man ► Blues-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 (April 8 – 14)

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 08
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country
1969 ● P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B
1975 ● Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Carly Simon —— Playing Possum ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk
1982 ● Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock
1983 ● Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop
1991 ● Simple Minds —— Real Life ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1991 ● The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll
1994 ● The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore
1997 ● Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop
1997 ● Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Frank Zappa —— Have I Offended Someone? ► Art Rock
2003 ● Judas Priest —— Live In London ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Lucinda Williams —— World Without Tears ► Alt. Country
2003 ● James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Paul Simon —— So Beautiful Or So What ► Folk-Pop
2013 ● Counting Crows —— Echoes Of The Outlaws Roadshow ► AA Pop-Rock
2013 ● Fossil Collective —— Tell Where I Lie ► Dream Pop
2014 ● Various Artists —— The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars ► Girl Groups
2016 ● Peter Wolf —— A Cure For Loneliness ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul


April 09
1969 ● Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Queen —— Queen II ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie ► Soul-Pop
1976 ● America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock
1979 ● Squeeze —— Cool For Cats ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Billy Squier —— Creatures Of Habit ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap
2002 ● Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Neil Young Featuring Booker T. & The M.G.’s —— Are You Passionate? ► Rock & Soul
2004 ● Motörhead —— Hammered ► Heavy Metal


April 10
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— It Happened At The World’s Fair ► Rock n Roll
1964 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Second Album ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Elton John —— Elton John ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Miles Davis —— Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1970 ● Dusty Springfield —— From Dusty With Love ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Carpenters —— Golden Prize Volume II [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1977 ● Supertramp —— Even In The Quietest Moments ► Prog/Art Rock
1978 ● Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock
1981 ● The Cure —— Faith ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Scorpions —— Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] ► Prog Rock
1989 ● The Cult —— Sonic Temple ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Laura Branigan —— Laura Branigan ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Behind The Mask ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Hives —— Veni Vidi Vicious ► Garage Rock
2004 ● Whitesnake —— The Early Years ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Brenda Lee —— Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends ► Country-Pop
2012 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Slipstream ► Blues-Rock


April 11
1972 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● The Beach Boys —— Love You ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Whitesnake —— Come An’ Get It ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1987 ● The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1988 ● Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal
1995 ● Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock
2000 ● Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival
2000 ● No Doubt —— Return Of Saturn ► Ska-Pop
2006 ● Queen —— Stone Cold Classics ► Glam Rock
2008 ● Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Judas Priest —— The Essential Judas Priest ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 ► Folk-Rock


April 12
1965 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Dance Party ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● The Supremes —— We Remember Sam Cooke ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Maybe Tomorrow ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Stevie Wonder —— Where I’m Coming From ► Pop-R&B
1972 ● Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Bob Seger —— Beautiful Loser ► Heartland Rock
1976 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Live Bullet ► Heartland Rock
1982 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— American Fool ► Roots Rock
1984 ● Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1988 ● Neil Young & The Bluenotes —— This Note’s For You ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● David Gray —— A Century Ends ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bruce Springsteen —— In Concert/MTV Unplugged ► Album Rock
1994 ● Hole —— Live Through This ► Grunge
1994 ● All-4-One —— All-4-One ► Contemporary Soul
1994 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton ’87 ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Nightmares On Wax —— Carboot Soul ► Electronic/Trip Hop
1999 ● Golden Earring —— Paradise In Distress ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Supertramp —— It Was The Best Of Times ► Prog/Art Rock
2004 ● New Order —— In Sessions ► Alt Pop-Rock
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Wasting Light ► Grunge Rock
2012 ● Counting Crows —— Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► AA Pop-Rock


April 13
1970 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Farewell ► Soul
1973 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Catch A Fire ► Roots Reggae
1973 ● David Bowie —— Aladdin Sane ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Michael Jackson —— Music & Me ► Soul Ballad
1978 ● Aretha Franklin —— Almighty Fire ► Soul
1979 ● Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Billy Squier —— Don’t Say No ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Church —— Of Skins And Heart ► Alt. Power Pop
1983 ● R.E.M. —— Murmur ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Carly Simon —— Coming Around Again ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ► Trad Country
1987 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Cross —— Shove It ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Chris Isaak —— San Francisco Days ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Warren Zevon —— Learning To Flinch ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Desmond Dekker & The Specials —— King Of Kings ► Ska Revival
1999 ● The Ataris —— Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits ► Pop-Punk
1999 ● The Jellybricks —— The Soap Opera ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Rick Springfield —— Karma ► Power Pop
1999 ● Various Artists —— VH1 Divas 1999 ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock
1999 ● Bruce Springsteen —— 18 Tracks ► Album Rock
1999 ● The Who —— 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Who ► British Rock
2012 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Collection: 1973-2012 ► Heartland Rock


April 14
1966 ● Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Paris ► Pop-Soul
1972 ● Gentle Giant —— Three Friends ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock
1983 ● David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Cocteau Twins —— Victorialand ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Soul Asylum —— Clam Dip & Other Delights [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Chaka Khan —— The Woman I Am ► Soul-Funk
1992 ● ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Cast —— Mother Nature Calls ► Britpop
1998 ● Converge —— When Forever Comes Crashing ► Punk/Metalcore
2003 ● Cream —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty —— In The Coloseum ► Album Rock

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