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Albums Released This Week (September 30 – October 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):


September 30
1963 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1979 ● Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska
1985 ● Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1985 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock
1991 ● Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM
1991 ● Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Natalie Cole —— Twin Best Now ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal
1994 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll
1996 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
1997 ● Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Ragpicker’s Dream ► Roots Rock
2002 ● The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country
2003 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Best Of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
2008 ● Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Dion —— Heroes: Giants Of Early Guitar Rock ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Tina Turner —— Tina!/The Collected Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Kool & The Gang —— Back To Back ► Funk
2013 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Rush —— The Studio Albums 1989-2007 ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Melissa Etheridge —— This Is M.E. ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Lucinda Williams —— Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Bryan Adams —— Tracks Of My Years ► Pop-Rock


October 01
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— G.I. Blues ► Rock n Roll
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Blue Hawaii ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Present ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● John Cale —— Fear ► Art Rock
1975 ● Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— Chestnut Street Incident ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● The Runaways —— Waitin’ For The Night ► Punk Rock
1978 ● Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Damned —— Strawberries ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Marvin Gaye —— Midnight Love ► Soul
1984 ● U2 —— The Unforgettable Fire ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock
1984 ● Chaka Khan —— I Feel For You ► Funk
1984 ● Midnight Oil —— Red Sails In The Sunset ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Romeo Void —— Instincts ► Post-Punk
1984 ● The Ramones —— Too Tough To Die ► Punk-Rock
1986 ● John Fogerty —— Eye Of The Zombie ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Lennie Gallant —— Breakwater ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Dannii Minogue —— Dannii ► Pop/Freestyle
1990 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983 ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Elton John —— The Very Best of Elton John [1990] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1991 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— Diamonds And Pearls ► Soul-Funk
1993 ● Marduk —— Those Of The Unlight ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1994 ● Natalie Cole —— Holly & Ivy ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Edge Of Sanity —— Purgatory Afterglow ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● East 17 —— Up All Night ► Dance-Pop
1996 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Yourself Or Someone Like You ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Bad Brains —— Black Dots ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1996 ● Thompson Twins —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk
1996 ● Nirvana —— From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah ► Grunge
1997 ● Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock
1999 ● Eighteen Visions —— No Time For Love ► Metalcore
2001 ● Kylie Minogue —— Fever ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Elton John —— Songs From The West Coast ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Matthew Sweet —— To Understand: The Early Recordings Of Matthew Sweet ► Power Pop
2002 ● Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Domage ► Jazz Rock
2007 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Post-Punk New Wave


October 02
1961 ● The Ventures —— The Colorful Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks [UK] ► British Rock
1964 ● The Kinks —— You Really Got Me ► British Rock
1971 ● Dolly Parton —— Coat Of Many Colors ► Country
1971 ● J. Geils Band —— The Morning After ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Barry White —— Stone Gon’ ► Soul
1975 ● Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock
1978 ● Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock
1978 ● Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Survival ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Replacements —— Let It Be ► College Rock
1984 ● Bathory —— Bathory ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1984 ● Sheena Easton —— A Private Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Kinks —— UK Jive ► British Rock
1989 ● Neil Young —— Freedom ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● Tiffany —— New Inside ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Iron Maiden —— The X Factor ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2001 ● Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2001 ● The Rembrandts —— Lost Together ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Billy Joel —— The Essential Billy Joel ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Exile On Mainstream ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● John Fogerty —— Revival ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock
2012 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else ► Heavy Metal
2012 ● The Tragically Hip —— Now For Plan A ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Heart —— Fanatic ► Album Rock
2012 ● Van Morrison —— Born To Sing: No Plan B ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Janet Jackson —— Unbreakable ► Pop-Soul


October 03
1960 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country
1975 ● George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock
1977 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Out Of The Blue ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary
1980 ● Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1980 ● The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul
1989 ● Jack Bruce —— A Question Of Time ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1989 ● Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Mark Knopfler —— Last Exit To Brooklyn [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1991 ● Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal
1995 ● Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop
2000 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop
2005 ● New Order —— Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Royal Albert Hall May 2-3-5-6, 2005 ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Home For Christmas ► Pop-Rock


October 04
1971 ● Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels [Sndtrk] ► Art Rock
1974 ● John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock
1975 ● Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock
1982 ● The Associates —— Sulk ► New Wave/New Romantic
1982 ● Culture Club —— Kissing To Be Clever ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Hall & Oates —— H20 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock
1984 ● Barbra Streisand —— Emotion ► Easy Listening
1988 ● Ultramagnetic MC’s —— Critical Beatdown ► East Coast Rap
1988 ● Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm
1988 ● Eddie Money —— Nothing To Lose ► Album Rock
1991 ● Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1993 ● Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Dannii Minogue —— Get Into You ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock
1994 ● Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1994 ● The dB’s —— Paris Avenue ► Power Pop
1994 ● Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock
1994 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: Singles Collected ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Bloodhound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies [UK] ► Post-Punk Alt Metal
1999 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Best Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Re-Mastered ► Hard Rock
1999 ● David Bowie —— Hours ► Glam Rock
1999 ● The Clash —— From Here To Etrenity: Live ► Punk
2004 ● The Church —— Beside Yourself ► Alt. Power Pop
2005 ● The Cars —— The Essentials ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2005 ● Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock
2005 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Essentials ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Talking Heads —— Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
2010 ● Blondie —— At The BBC ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2011 ● Indigo Girls —— Beauty Queen Sister ► Folk-Rock


October 05
1968 ● Muddy Waters —— Electric Mud ► Electric Blues
1970 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin III ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Elton John —— Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bryan Ferry —— These Foolish Things ► Prog. Rock
1973 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Stone Unturned ► Blues-rock
1979 ● The Police —— Reggatta De Blanc ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— I’m The Man ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1980 ● Killing Joke —— Killing Joke ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Kollaps ► Industrial Electronica
1981 ● Saxon —— Denim And Leather ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Depeche Mode —— Speak & Spell ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● J. Geils Band —— You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Mike + The Mechanics ► Brit Pop-Rock
1987 ● Terence Trent D’Arby —— Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby ► Pop-R&B
1987 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Heaven On Earth ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Legend ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Galaxie 500 —— This Is Our Music ► Dream Pop
1990 ● The Go-Go’s —— Greatest ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● American Music Club —— Everclear ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Heart —— Rock The House Live! ► Album Rock
1992 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Twice Upon A Time: The Singles ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Angel Heart ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Gentlemen ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Real ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Redd Kross —— Phaseshifter ► Alt. Power Pop
1993 ● Uncle Tupelo —— Anodyne ► Alt. Country
1996 ● Republica —— Republica [UK] ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1998 ● Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds [UK] ► Punk-Pop
1999 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Breakdown ► Roots Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ► Country-Pop
1999 ● XTC —— Homespun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Band —— The Best Of The Band, Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Korn —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Soul Asylum —— After The Flood: Live From The Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2004 ● R.E.M. —— Around The Sun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Son Volt —— Okemah & The Melody Of Riot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2012 ● The Stranglers —— Giants ► Punk-Rock


October 06
1969 ● Jack Bruce —— Songs For A Tailor ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1972 ● Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Song for Juli ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Lionel Richie —— Lionel Richie ► Soul-Dance
1983 ● George Strait —— Right Or Wrong ► Classic Country
1986 ● A-Ha —— Scoundrel Days ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● Metal Church —— The Dark ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Joan Baez —— Play Me Backwards ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Soul Asylum —— Grave Dancer’s Union ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Tragically Hip —— Fully Completely ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Songs Of Freedom ► Roots Reggae
1997 ● Aphex Twin —— Come To Daddy ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1998 ● Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae
1998 ● Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock
1998 ● John Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock
2002 ● Kansas —— Device-Voice-Drum ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Oasis —— Dig Out Your Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2008 ● The Clash —— Live At Shea Sadium ► Punk
2008 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Everclear —— In A Different Light ► Grunge-Punk
2009 ● Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock

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Albums Released This Week (September 23 – 29)

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):


September 23
1963 ● The Beach Boys —— Surfer Girl ► Surfer
1965 ● The Easybeats —— Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● Isaac Hayes —— Hot Buttered Soul ► Soul
1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Together ► Soul
1969 ● The Temptations —— Puzzle People ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Santana —— Abraxas ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1970 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Idlewild South ► Southern Rock
1976 ● The Who —— The Story Of The Who ► British Rock
1977 ● Steely Dan —— Aja ► Jazz-Rock
1977 ● Carpenters —— Passage ► Soft Rock
1977 ● Randy Newman —— Little Criminals ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● The Stranglers —— No More Heroes ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● The Rolling Stones —— Love You Live ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Blondie —— Parallel Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Opposition —— Breaking The Silence ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Tommy Tutone —— Tommy Tutone – 2 ► Power Pop
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— You Are What You Is ► Art Rock
1982 ● Billy Joel —— The Nylon Curtain ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Fall —— This Nation’s Saving Grace ► Post-Punk
1985 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— The Wishing Chair ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Boston —— Third Stage ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Poco —— Legacy ► Country-Rock
1990 ● The Human League —— Romantic? ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Fatboy Slim —— Better Living Through Chemistry ► Brit-Hop
1996 ● Iron Maiden —— Best Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey —— Dance Hall At Louse Point ► Indie Rock
1997 ● Jann Arden —— Happy? ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Asia —— Live In Osaka ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Sarah Brightman —— Time To Say Goodbye ► Showtunes
1997 ● Jackson Browne —— The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Cream —— Those Were The Days ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Todd Rundgren —— With A Twist… ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Three Dog Night —— 20 Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● John Waite —— When You Were Mine ► Power Pop
2003 ● Alice Cooper —— The Eyes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Gin Blossoms —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop
2003 ● Limp Bizkit —— Results May Vary ► Rap-Metal
2003 ● The Yardbirds —— Live! Blueswailing July ’64 ► Blues Rock
2003 ● Elvis Costello —— North ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Aretha Franklin —— So Damn Happy ► Soul Pop
2003 ● Joni Mitchell —— The Complete Geffen Recordings ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Triumph —— Live At The US Festival ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Little River Band —— We Call It Christmas ► Soft Rock
2008 ● Jackson Browne —— Time The Conqueror ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● John Mellencamp —— Plain Spoken ► Roots Rock
2016 ● Frank Zappa —— ZAPPAlite ► Prog Rock


September 24
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Laura Nyro —— New York Tendaberry ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● T. Rex —— Electric Warrior ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Roy Orbison —— Milestones ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Rush —— Caress Of Steel ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Motörhead —— Motörhead ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Eagles —— The Long Run ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Kool & The Gang —— Something Special ► Funk
1984 ● The Honeydrippers —— The Honeydrippers, Vol. I ► Roots Rock
1984 ● David Bowie —— Tonight ► Glam Rock
1984 ● Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward [UK] ► Synth-Pop
1989 ● Spandau Ballet —— Heart Like A Sky ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Megadeth —— Rust In Peace ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 1: March 79 – April 82 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● AC/DC —— The Razor’s Edge ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Badfinger —— Day After Day: Live ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Nirvana —— Nevermind ► Grunge
1991 ● A Tribe Called Quest —— The Low End Theory ► Jazz Rap
1991 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Blood Sugar Sex Magik ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1991 ● The Cult —— Ceremony ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Kid ‘N Play —— Face The Nation ► Comedy Rap
1991 ● John Prine —— The Missing Years ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Thompson Twins —— Queer ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1991 ● Bryan Adams —— Waking Up The Neighbors ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Little Feat —— Shake Me Up ► Southern Rock
1991 ● James Taylor —— New Moon Shine ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Led Zeppelin —— The Complete Studio Recordings ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Weezer —— Pinkerton ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
1996 ● Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Zumpano —— Goin’ Through Changes ► Alt. Power Pop
1996 ● Elton John —— Love Songs [Eur] ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Frank Zappa —— Läther ► Orchestral Rock
1998 ● Frank Zappa —— Mystery Disc ► Art Rock
2002 ● Elvis Presley —— Elv1s: 30 No. 1 Hits ► Rock n Roll
2002 ● Linda Ronstadt —— The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Beck —— Sea Change ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Songs For Christmas ► Holiday Folk-Rock
2002 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— A Long Day’s Night ► Metal
2002 ● Jackson Browne —— The Naked Ride Home ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Steve Earle —— Jerusalem ► Alt. Country
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Up ► Prog Rock
2007 ● PJ Harvey —— White Chalk ► Indie Rock
2007 ● New Order —— iTunes Originals – New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
2009 ● Foreigner —— Can’t Slow Down ► Arena Rock
2010 ● Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop
2013 ● Cher —— Closer To The Truth ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Gov’t Mule —— Shout! ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2013 ● Various Artists —— And I’ll Scratch Yours ► Prog Rock


September 25
1965 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures A Go-Go ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1967 ● The Doors —— Strange Days ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Gladys Knight & The Pips —— Nitty Gritty ► Soul
1970 ● Ringo Starr —— Beaucoups Of Blues ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 ► Hard Rock
1974 ● J. Geils Band —— Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Black Sabbath —— Technical Ecstasy ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Village People —— Cruisin’ ► Disco
1978 ● The Beach Boys —— M.I.U. Album ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Gang Of Four —— Entertainment! ► Post-Punk
1979 ● The Buzzcocks —— Singles Going Steady ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Barry Manilow —— One Voice ► AM Pop
1981 ● The Creatures —— Wild Things ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
1982 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Forever Now ► Post-Punk New Wave
1988 ● They Might Be Giants —— Lincoln ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● The Sugarcubes —— Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Replacements —— All Shook Down ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Carly Simon —— Have You Seen Me Lately ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 2: August 82 – April 85 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Grateful Dead —— Without A Net (First Set) ► Psychedelic Rock
1990 ● The Vaughan Brothers —— Family Style ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● John Cale —— Fragments Of A Rainy Season ► Art Rock
1994 ● Melt-Banana —— Speak Squeak Creak ► Noise Rock
1995 ● Harem Scarem —— Voice Of Reason ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1995 ● David Bowie —— 1. Outside ► Industrial Rock
2000 ● Kylie Minogue —— Light Years ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● David Bowie —— Bowie At The Beeb ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis —— You Win Again ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Yes —— House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues ► Prog Rock
2001 ● 38 Special —— A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night ► Southern Rock
2001 ● Ryan Adams —— Gold ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● The Innocence Mission —— Small Planes ► Alt Pop-Rock
2001 ● The Knack —— Normal As The Next Guy ► Power Pop
2007 ● Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening ► Roots Rock
2007 ● Foo Fighters —— Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace ► Grunge Rock
2007 ● Deborah Harry —— Necessary Evil ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Steve Earle —— Washington Square Serenade ► Alt. Country
2007 ● Joni Mitchell —— Shine ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● No Doubt —— Push And Shove ► Ska-Pop
2015 ● David Bowie —— Five Years (1969-1973) ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Don Henley —— Cass County ► Country-Rock


September 26
1969 ● https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BeatlesllThe Beatles —— Abbey Road ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Billy Preston —— That’s The Way God Planned It ► Funk
1972 ● J. Geils Band —— “Live” Full House ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Jim Croce —— Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo The 4th ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Mötley Crüe —— Shout At The Devil ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Magnum —— Vigilante ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Oingo Boingo —— Boingo Alive ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1989 ● Daniel Lanois —— Acadie ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● Thompson Twins —— Big Trash ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Kool & The Gang —— The Ballad Collection ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Kool & The Gang —— The Dance Collection ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Massive Attack —— Protection ► Trip-Hop
1995 ● AC/DC —— Ballbreaker ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Prince —— The Gold Experience ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● The Velvet Underground —— Peel Slowly And See ► Alt. Rock
2000 ● Good Charlotte —— Good Charlotte ► Punk Rock/Ska Punk
2000 ● John Hiatt —— Crossing Muddy Waters ► Roots Rock
2000 ● Mark Knopfler —— Sailing To Philadelphia ► Roots Rock
2000 ● Soul Asylum —— Black Gold: The Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Matthew Sweet —— Time Capsule: Best Of 90/00 ► Power Pop
2000 ● Styx —— Arch Allies: Live At Riverport ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Janet Jackson —— 20 Y.O. ► Pop-Soul
2006 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball: The Complete Concert ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● The Smiths —— The Smiths Complete ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Pink Floyd —— Discovery ► Prog Rock


September 27
1968 ● Chad & Jeremy —— The Ark ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Status Quo —— Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo ► British Rock
1972 ● Cat Stevens —— Catch Bull At Four ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● Harry Chapin —— Portrait Gallery ► Folk-Pop
1982 ● The Fall —— Room To Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!) ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Depeche Mode —— A Broken Frame ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Alphaville —— Forever Young ► New Wave synth pop
1986 ● Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● New Order —— The John Peel Sessions I ► Alt Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Squier —— Enough Is Enough ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance
1994 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Under The Table And Dreaming ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Walter Becker —— 11 Tracks Of Whack ► Jazz-Rock
1994 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Strategem ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— In The Hot Seat ► Progressive Rock
1994 ● Brandy Norwood —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing
1994 ● The Moody Blues —— Time Traveler ► Prog Rock
1994 ● R.E.M. —— Monster ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1996 ● Sasha & John Digwood —— Northern Exposure ► Progressive House/Trance
1999 ● Cocteau Twins —— BBC Sessions ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish)
2001 ● Billy Joel —— Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions – Music for Solo Piano ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Big Star —— In Space ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Toni Braxton —— Libra ► Soul-Pop
2005 ● John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock
2005 ● Robert Palmer —— Legend: Live On Stage ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2005 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Heartbreak Beat ► Post-Punk New Wave
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Give Me A Future ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● The Band —— The Musical History [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Everclear —— Return To Santa Monica ► Grunge-Punk
2011 ● Machine Head —— Unto The Locust ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2011 ● Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop
2011 ● Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop
2011 ● Youth Lagoon —— The Year Of Hibernation ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails Remixed ► Prog/Art Rock


September 28
1973 ● Slade —— Sladest ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Status Quo —— Hello! ► British Rock
1976 ● Stevie Wonder —— Songs In The Key Of Life ► Pop-R&B
1978 ● Black Sabbath —— Never Say Die! ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Alice Cooper —— DaDa ► Art Rock
1987 ● Depeche Mode —— Music For The Masses ► Synth-Pop
1987 ● Alice Cooper —— Raise Your Fist And Yell ► Art Rock
1987 ● Wet Wet Wet —— Popped In Souled Out ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1988 ● MC Hammer —— Let’s Get It Started ► Hip-Hop
1992 ● Brian May —— Back To The Light [UK] ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Anal Cunt —— Morbid Florist ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1993 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live Seeds ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Police —— Message in A Box: The Complete Recordings ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon 1964/1993 ► Folk-Pop
1998 ● PJ Harvey —— Is This Desire? ► Indie Rock
1998 ● Depeche Mode —— The Singles 86>98 ► Synth-Pop
1999 ● Creed —— Human Clay ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
1999 ● Tony Bennett —— Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool ► Easy Listening
1999 ● The Church —— Under The Milky Way: The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Indigo Girls —— Come On Now Social ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Specials —— Ghost Town Live ► Ska Revival
1999 ● Sting —— Brand New Day ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● ZZ Top —— XXX ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Buzzcocks —— The Complete Singles Anthology ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky Live ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Iggy Pop —— Ultimate Live ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2004 ● Mark Knopfler —— Shangri-La ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Joss Stone —— Mind, Body & Soul ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul)
2009 ● Mariah Carey —— Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Slade —— Live At The BBC ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Tina Turner —— Tina Live ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop
2010 ● Soundgarden —— Telephantasm ► Grunge Rock
2010 ● The Doobie Brothers —— World Gone Crazy ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Neil Young —— Le Noise ► Folk-Rock


September 29
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Goin’ Back To Indiana ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Glorified Magnified ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Rush —— All The World’s A Stage ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Billy Joel —— The Stranger ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Kool & The Gang —— Celebrate! ► Disco-Funk
1980 ● Stevie Wonder —— Hotter Than July ► Pop-R&B
1981 ● Carly Simon —— Torch ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Core ► Arena Rock
1986 ● The Fall —— Bend Sinister ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● New Order —— Brotherhood ► Power Pop
1986 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— The Pacific Age ► New Wave Synth Pop
1986 ● Chicago —— Chicago 18 ► Jazz-Rock
1987 ● The Smiths —— Strangeways, Here We Come ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Uplift Mofo Party Plan ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Dirt ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1992 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Our Time In Eden ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Aretha Franklin —— Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings ► Soul
1992 ● Peter Gabriel —— Us ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Rammstein —— Herzeleid ► Industrial/Krautrock
1997 ● The Fall —— Levitate ► Post-Punk
1997 ● Simple Minds —— The Promised ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1997 ● The Verve —— Urban Hymns ► Psych Rock/Britpop
1997 ● The Rolling Stones —— Bridges To Babylon ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● AFI —— A Fire Inside ► Hardcore Punk
1998 ● Judas Priest —— 98 Live Meltdown ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Peter Wolf —— Fool’s Parade ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Elvis Costello And Burt Bacharach —— Painted From Memory ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Joni Mitchell —— Taming The Tiger ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Alice In Chains —— Black Gives Way To Blue ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2009 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Great American Bubble Factory ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— God & Guns ► Southern Rock

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Album of the Day (September 11) – Chad & Jeremy

British folk-pop duo Chad & Jeremy scored an early hit in the U.K. with the 1963 single “Yesterday’s Gone,” but that was pretty much the extent of their chart activity at home. On the other hand, they were widely accepted in the U.S. as part of the first wave of the British Invasion. By the time their seventh U.S. album, Of Cabbages And Kings was released on September 11, 1967, the duo had scored several hits on the American charts, including a re-release of “Yesterday’s Gone” and the 1964 Top 10 “A Summer Song.” Even greater exposure came from unlikely appearances on U.S. music-oriented TV variety programs such as Hulabaloo,Shindig and The Hollywood Palace. The pair were also guest stars on U.S. sitcoms The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Patty Duke Show and were featured on two episodes of Batman. Despite all the exposure, the times were changing and the late-60s shift toward harder psychedelic rock doomed Chad & Jeremy’s brand of commercialized, light folk-pop. Neither the critically acclaimed Of Cabbages And Kings nor its respected follow-up, The Ark (1968) could save the duo. Of Cabbage And Kings is an imaginative leap into the sounds of psychedelia with a firm grip on their folkie roots, with six decent artsy pop songs on Side A and a long, somewhat overdone but still enjoyable “The Progress Suite” on the back.

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Albums Released This Week (September 9 – 15)

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):


September 09
1963 ● Marvin Gaye —— Recorded Live On Stage ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made Hits ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Then Play On ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● John Lennon —— Imagine ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha’s Greatest Hits ► Soul
1974 ● John Sebastian —— Tarzana Kid ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Billy Joel —— Songs In The Attic ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rush —— Signals ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Dexy’s Midnight Runners —— Don’t Stand Me Down ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk
1987 ● Love And Rockets —— Earth, Sun, Moon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Jimmy Barnes —— Two Fires ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1991 ● Cross —— Blue Rock ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dire Straits —— On Every Street ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cardigans —— First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop
1996 ● Catherine Wheel —— Like Cats And Dogs ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing
1996 ● Natalie Cole —— Stardust ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Amy Grant —— Behind The Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1997 ● Incubus —— S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ► Funk Metal
1997 ● Whitesnake —— Starkers In Tokyo ► Arena Rock
1998 ● Frank Black And The Catholics —— Frank Black And The Catholics ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● John Mayer —— Heavier Things ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● John Mayer —— Continuum ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● Natalie Cole —— Still Unforgettable ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence [Apple iTunes] ► Alt. Pop-Rock


September 10
1971 ● Carpenters —— Golden Prize [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Eric Clapton —— Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Randy Newman —— Good Old Boys ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Frank Zappa —— Roxy & Elsewhere ► Art Rock
1975 ● Kiss —— Alive! ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Bob Dylan —— Hard Rain ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Diana Ross —— Silk Electric ► Soul – Motown
1986 ● Bill Drummond —— The Man ► Folk-Pop
1990 ● Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● John Cale —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Art Rock
1991 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Solace ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Jethro Tull —— Catfish Rising ► Prog Rock
1996 ● John Mellencamp —— Mr. Happy Go Lucky ► Roots Rock
1996 ● R.E.M. —— New Adventures In Hi-Fi ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Rush —— Test For Echo ► Prog/Art Rock
2001 ● Alison Moyet —— The Essential Alison Moyet ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Peter Wolf —— Sleepless ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Duran Duran —— The Biggest And The Best ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2013 ● The Clash —— 5 Album Studio Set ► Punk
2013 ● The Clash —— Sound System ► Punk
2013 ● Madonna —— MDNA World Tour ► Dance-Pop


September 11
1964 ● Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1967 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● The Beach Boys —— Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock
1978 ● Gentle Giant —— Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Foreigner —— Head Games ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Ultravox —— Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Falco —— Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● Triumph —— The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Jethro Tull —— Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock
1987 ● The Temptations —— Together Again ► Soul
1989 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Eurythmics —— We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Warrant —— Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Bob Dylan —— Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Stephen Stills —— Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Blur —— The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Dion —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Belinda Carlisle —— A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mariah Carey —— Butterfly ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Steps —— Step One [UK] ► Britpop
2001 ● Bob Dylan —— Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● Mariah Carey —— Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● John Hiatt —— The Tiki Bar Is Open ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Nickelback —— Silver Side Up ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2001 ● Boz Scaggs —— Dig It ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● The Knack —— Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos ► Power Pop
2012 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Away From The World ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— Tempest ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The Clash —— The Clash Hits Back ► Punk
2015 ● Scorpions —— Return To Forever ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2015 ● Duran Duran —— Paper Gods ► New Wave Pop-Rock


September 12
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Let Me Sing ► Country-Pop
1969 ● The Rolling Stones —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● The Jackson 5 —— G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Thin Lizzy —— Fighting ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— A New World Record ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Chicago —— Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock
1980 ● David Bowie —— Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Long Blonde Animal ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Prisoner Of The Night [UK] ► Hard Rock
1980 ● XTC —— Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1983 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop
1983 ● Saga —— Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock
1984 ● Talking Heads —— Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock
1984 ● The dB’s —— Like This ► Power Pop
1988 ● Skinny Puppy —— VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1989 ● Aerosmith —— Pump ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Annihilator —— Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Disco Inferno —— D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1995 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock
1995 ● Lenny Kravitz —— Circus ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Stina Nordenstam —— Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop
1999 ● Sloan —— Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● At The Drive-In —— Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock
2000 ● Christina Aguilera —— Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Bloodrock —— Triptych ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Christmas Time Again ► Southern Rock
2005 ● David Gray —— Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Simple Minds —— Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— The Day Bear Bryant Died ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Everclear —— Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk
2006 ● Peter Frampton —— Fingerprints ► Arena Rock
2006 ● R.E.M. —— And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Bob Seger —— Face The Promise ► Heartland Rock
2008 ● Metallica —— Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— iTunes Session [EP] ► Indie Rock


September 13
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— My Little Red Book Of Winners! ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● Bobby Darin —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Yes —— Close To The Edge ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Jackson Browne —— Late For The Sky ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Supertramp —— Crime Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock
1974 ● LaBelle —— Nightbirds ► Funk
1974 ● Ronnie Wood —— I’ve Got My Own Album To Do ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Heros Are Hard To Find ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Rose Royce —— Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Disco
1976 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— One More From The Road ► Southern Rock
1977 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Kate Bush —— The Dreaming ► Art Rock
1982 ● Simple Minds —— New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1984 ● Dokken —— Tooth And Nail ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Kiss —— Animalize ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Stevie Wonder —— In Square Circle ► Pop-R&B
1988 ● Fishbone —— Truth And Soul ► Alt Pop-Rock
1988 ● Tanita Tikram —— Ancient Heart ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Jeff Healey Band —— See The Light ► Blues-Rock
1988 ● The Smiths —— Rank ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Tina Turner —— Foreign Affair ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Shamen —— Boss Drum ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1993 ● The Cure —— Show ► Post-Punk
1994 ● The Notorious B.I.G. —— Ready To Die ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● Blues Traveler —— Four ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Various Artists —— If I Were A Carpenter ► Alt Rock
1994 ● Eric Clapton —— From The Cradle ► Blues-Rock
1994 ● Peter Gabriel —— Secret World Live ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Live ► Soul/Funk
1999 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine Songtrack ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Tracy Chapman —— Where You Live ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Spin Doctors —— Nice Talking To Me ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Souls Alike ► Blues-Rock
2010 ● Phil Collins —— Going Back ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Bush —— The Sea Of Memories ► Grunge Rock
2011 ● Alice Cooper —— Welcome 2 My Nightmare ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Nick Lowe —— The Old Magic ► Pub Rock
2011 ● Aerosmith —— The Essential Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Winton Marsalis And Eric Clapton —— Play The Blues Live From Jazz At Lincolcn Center ► Blues-Rock


September 14
1964 ● Doris Day —— The Doris Day Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop
1970 ● The Byrds —— (Untitled) ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Supertramp —— Crisis? What Crisis? ► Prog/Art Rock
1979 ● Jethro Tull —— Stormwatch ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Genesis —— Abacab ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Faith No More —— Introduce Yourself ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Mick Jagger —— Primitive Cool ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— Armed Audio Warfare ► Techno-Industrial
1992 ● Blind Melon —— Blind Melon ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Jethro Tull —— A Little Light Music [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Counting Crows —— August And Everything After ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— A Little More Magic ► Soul-Pop
1993 ● Squeeze —— Some Fantastic Place ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bryan Adams —— Live ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Millennium ► Soul-Funk
1993 ● Prince —— The Hits/The B-Sides ► Dance-Pop
1996 ● dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea [UK] ► Avant Grunge
1999 ● Iggy Pop —— Avenue B ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1999 ● Luis Miguel —— Amarte Es Un Placer ► Latin Pop
1999 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Long Train Runnin’: 1970-2000 ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Alice Cooper —— School’s Out And Other Hits ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Gov’t Mule —— Deja Voodoo ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2004 ● Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2004 ● Blondie —— Live By Request ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2004 ● Joni Mitchell —— Dreamland ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— QuAUDIOPHILIAC ► Art Rock
2008 ● Mark Knopfler —— Get Lucky ► Roots Rock
2009 ● David Gray —— Draw The Line ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Weezer —— Hurley ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Leonard Cohen —— Songs From The Road ► Soft Rock
2012 ● Marilyn Martin —— Trust, Love, Pray ► Contemporary CCM


September 15
1960 ● Johnny Cash —— Sings Hank Williams ► Classic Country
1965 ● Otis Redding —— Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul ► Memphis Soul
1966 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Takes Off ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1967 ● The Kinks —— Something Else By The Kinks ► British Rock
1971 ● Bobby Womack —— Communication ► Soul-Funk
1971 ● The Band —— Cahoots ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Deep Purple —— Fireball ► Hard Rock
1972 ● John Denver —— Rocky Mountain High ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Phoenix ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Poco —— Crazy Eyes ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Pink Floyd —— Wish You Were Here ► Prog Rock
1975 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Wind On The Water ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Hall & Oates —— Daryl Hall & John Oates ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Frank Zappa —— Studio Tan ► Art Rock
1983 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Sports ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Motörhead —— No Remorse ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Blood & Chocolate ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Love And Rockets —— Express ► Alt Pop-Rock
1986 ● Ric Ocasek —— This Side Of Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Tiffany —— Tiffany ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● The Ramones —— Halfway To Sanity ► Punk-Rock
1987 ● Donna Summer —— All Systems Go ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— 2000 A.D. Into The Future ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Bad 4 Good —— Refugee ► Heavy Metal/Teen Metal
1992 ● Michael Penn —— Free-For-All ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● New Edition —— Home Again ► Soul-Pop
1998 ● Death —— Sound Of Perseverance ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Marilyn Manson —— Mechanical Animals ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal
1998 ● America —— Human Nature ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● The Human League —— The Very Best Of The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Elton John —— The Captain & The Kid ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Ace Frehley —— Anomaly ► Pop-Metal

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Albums Released This Week (September 2 – 8)

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):


September 02
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop
1977 ● Van Der Graaf —— The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Thin Lizzy —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Dead Kennedys —— Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— It’s Time For Love ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1981 ● Ronnie Wood —— 1234 ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Moody Blues —— The Present ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● UB40 —— Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop
1986 ● Jeffrey Osbourne —— Emotional ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Garth Brooks —— Ropin’ The Wind ► Country-Rock
1991 ● Level 42 —— Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop
1991 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Zard —— Hold Me ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Sepultura —— Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● The Blood Divine —— Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1996 ● Neneh Cherry —— Man ► Trip Hop
1996 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop
1997 ● Joe Jackson —— Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop
1997 ● War —— Colección Latina ► Funk
1997 ● Genesis —— Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Amon Amarth —— The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2003 ● The Innocence Mission —— Befriended ► Alt Pop-Rock
2013 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At Sydney Opera House ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Counting Crows —— Somewhere Under Wonderland ► AA Pop-Rock


September 03
1971 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Future Games ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Diana Ross —— Ross ► Soul – Motown
1982 ● Golden Earring —— Cut ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Iron Maiden —— Powerslave ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Judas Priest —— Painkiller ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● George Michael —— Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Blues Traveler —— Travelers And Thieves ► Alt Country Rock
1991 ● Stevie Nicks —— TimeSpace ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Rush —— Roll The Bones ► Arena Rock
1996 ● The Knack —— Banding ► Power Pop
1996 ● Tina Turner —— Wildest Dreams ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Procol Harum —— A Whiter Shade Of Pale [EP] ► Psychedelic Rock
2007 ● Yes —— Live At Montreux 2003 ► Prog Rock
2012 ● Mark Knopfler —— Privateering ► Roots Rock


September 04
1970 ● The Rolling Stones —— Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson —— Winter In America ► Hip-Hop
1973 ● Queen —— Queen ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Trooper —— Flying Colors ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Meat Loaf —— Dead Ringer ► Arena Rock
1981 ● George Strait —— Strait Country ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Nine Tonight ► Heartland Rock
1982 ● The Who —— It’s Hard ► British Rock
1984 ● Donna Summer —— Cats Without Claws ► Disco
1989 ● Love And Rockets —— Love And Rockets ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dan Folgelberg —— The Wild Places ► Country-Rock
1990 ● The Rembrandts —— The Rembrandts ► AA Pop-Rock
1990 ● Soul Asylum —— And The Horse They Rode In On ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Rush —— Chronicles ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Sugar —— Copper Blue ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches [UK] ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Powderfinger —— Odyssey Number Five ► Alt Rock
2001 ● System Of A Down —— Toxicity ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Sound Effects ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2001 ● April Wine —— Back To The Mansion ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Melissa Etheridge —— 4th Street Feeling ► Roots Rock
2012 ● Korn —— The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2012 ● Matchbox Twenty —— North ► Alt. Rock
2012 ● Stars —— The North ► Chamber Pop
2015 ● Iron Maiden —— The Book Of Souls ► Heavy Metal


September 05
1971 ● Poco —— From The Inside ► Country-Rock
1974 ● The Jackson 5 —— Dancing Machine ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Jethro Tull —— Minstrel In The Gallery ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First And…Last ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Gary Numan —— Telekon ► New Wave Synth Pop
1986 ● Skinny Puppy —— Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1987 ● Grim Reaper —— Rock You To Hell ► Thrash Metal
1987 ● Motörhead —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Y & T —— Contagious ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal
1988 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Peepshow ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● Mick Jones —— Mick Jones ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— Megatop Phoenix ► Dance-Rock
1989 ● Soundgarden —— Louder Than Love ► Grunge Rock
1989 ● The Tragically Hip —— Up To Here ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Shed Seven —— Change Giver ► Britpop
1995 ● Die Flippers —— Sommersprossen ► Pop/Schlager
1995 ● The Fall —— The Twenty-Seven Points ► Post-Punk
1995 ● Dion —— Rock “N Roll Christmas ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mack 10 —— Based On A True Story ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Ryan Adams —— Heartbreaker ► Acoustic Pop-Rock
2006 ● Iron Maiden —— A Matter Of Life And Death ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984-1995) ► Glam Rock


September 06
1965 ● Merle Haggard —— Strangers ► Trad Country
1974 ● Hawkwind —— Hall Of The Mountain Grill ► Space Rock
1974 ● Judas Priest —— Rocka Rolla ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Kool & The Gang —— Ladies’ Night ► Disco/Funk
1979 ● Aretha Franklin —— La Diva ► Disco Pop
1982 ● Icehouse —— Primitive Man ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● John Cale —— Artificial Intelligence ► Art Rock
1988 ● New Kids On The Block —— Hangin’ Tough ► Teen Pop
1994 ● David Gray —— Flesh ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Widespread Panic —— Ain’t Life Grand ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Land —— Land ► Electronic/Fusion
1999 ● Yazoo —— Only Yazoo ► Synth-Pop
2004 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired + Hits – The Latest + Greatest ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— A Bigger Bang ► Blues-Rock


September 07
1973 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Over-Nite Sensation ► Art Rock
1974 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Another Time ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● The Slits —— Cut ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Gary Numan —— The Pleasure Principle ► New Wave Synth Pop
1979 ● Iggy Pop —— New Values ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1979 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Join Hands ► Glam Rock
1981 ● Matt Johnson —— Burning Blue Soul ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Iggy Pop —— Zombie Birdhouse ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1982 ● Kool & The Gang —— As One ► Disco
1984 ● Mercyful Fate —— Don’t Break The Oath ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Queensrÿche —— The Warning ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Jethro Tull —— Under Wraps ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Actually ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Mike Oldfield —— Islands ► Progressive Rock
1987 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Timothy B. ► Country-Rock
1990 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Boxed Set ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire [UK] ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1993 ● John Hiatt —— Perfectly Good Guitar ► Roots Rock
1993 ● Iggy Pop —— American Caesar ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1993 ● John Mellencamp —— Human Wheels ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Belle & Sebastian —— The Boy With The Arab Strap ► Chamber Pop
1999 ● Agnostic Front —— Riot, Riot, Upstart ► Hardcore Punk
1999 ● Buzzcocks —— Modern ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Christine McVie —— In The Meantime ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Matthew Sweet —— Living Things ► Power Pop
2004 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Living In Paradise ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla All Mixed Up ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● Natalie Cole —— The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year ► Holiday Soul-Pop


September 08
1958 ● Gene Vincent —— A Gene Vincent Record Date ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— Third Album ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Natural Resources ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● LaBelle —— LaBelle ► Funk
1972 ● Mott The Hoople —— All The Young Dudes ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Hall & Oates —— Bigger Than The Both Of Us ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Bunny Wailer —— Blackheart Man ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● David Bowie —— Stage ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Dave Edmunds —— Tracks On Wax 4 ► Roots/Pub Rock
1978 ● Styx —— Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock
1980 ● Kate Bush —— Never For Ever ► Prog Rock
1981 ● The Cure —— …Happily Ever After ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Peter Gabriel —— Security ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Human League —— Crash ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● The B-52’s —— Bouncing Off The Satellites ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mr. Mister —— Go On… ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● Pink Floyd —— A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Rush —— Hold Your Fire ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Bad Religion —— Suffer ► Punk Rock
1988 ● Sam Phillips —— The Indescribable Wow ► AltRock/Secular
1992 ● Screaming Trees —— Sweet Oblivion ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● Marilyn Manson —— Antichrist Superstar ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal
1997 ● The Crystal Method —— Vegas ► Electronic/Industrial
1998 ● Blonde Redhead —— In An Expression Of The Inexpressible ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock
1998 ● The Church —— Hologram Of Baal ► Alt. Power Pop
1998 ● Hole —— Celebrity Skin ► Grunge
1999 ● Tristania —— Beyond The Veil ► Heavy Metal/Gloom Metal
2003 ● Iron Maiden —— Dance Of Death ► Heavy Metal
2009 ● Phish —— Joy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Phish —— Party Time ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Washed Out —— Life Of Leisure [EP] ► Electronica
2014 ● Queen —— Queen: Live At The Rainbow ’74 ► Glam Rock

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Albums Released This Week (August 19 – 25)

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):


August 19
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— Stacks O’ Tracks ► Instrumental Rock
1970 ● Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Coming Out ► Jazz-Pop
1977 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Scarecrow ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Sneaker Pimps —— Becoming X ► Electronic-Dance/Trip Hop
1996 ● The Beach Boys —— Stars And Stripes Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Fleetwood Mac —— The Dance ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Greendale ► Rock
2008 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume Two: ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Pure Bathing Culture —— Moon Tides ► Dream Pop
2016 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Seven ► Roots Rock


August 20
1975 ● Harmonia —— Deluxe ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Slow Train Coming ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock
1985 ● Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Queensrÿche —— Empire ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Spin Doctors —— Pocket Full of Kryptonite ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Luis Miguel —— Nada Es Igual ► Latin Pop
1998 ● Boards Of Canada —— Music Has The Right To Children ► Techno-Ambient
2002 ● Berlin —— Voyeur ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2002 ● The Black Crowes —— Live ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Dark Tranquility —— Damage Done ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Past Lives ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Made Up Mind ► Blues-Rock


August 21
1968 ● Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul
1969 ● The Nice —— Nice ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Golden Earring —— Golden Earring ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Black Rose —— Black Rose ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Chillliwack —— Wanna Be A Star ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Mirror Moves ► Post-Punk New Wave
1987 ● Various Artists —— Dirty Dancing [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Ritual De Lo Habitual ► Alt. Rock
1990 ● Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1990 ● Prince —— Graffiti Bridge ► Funk-Pop
1995 ● Palace Music —— Viva Last Blues ► Indie Rock/Country-Rock
1995 ● New Order —— (the rest of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Oasis —— Be Here Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● Paul McCartney —— Liverpool Sound Collage ► Electronica/Ambient
2001 ● The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock
2001 ● John Waite —— Figure In A Landscape ► Power Pop
2006 ● Slade —— Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Caribou —— Andorra ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ ► Southern Rock


August 22
1975 ● Herbie Hancock —— Man-Child ► Fusion
1975 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Nightingales & Bombers ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Dennis Wilson —— Pacific Ocean Blue ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Depeche Mode —— Construction Time Again ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Let’s Active —— Every Dog Has His Day ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane ► Arena Rock
1994 ● Portishead —— Dummy ► Trip-Hop
1995 ● Marvin Gaye —— Anthology ► Soul – Motown
1995 ● The Gathering —— Mandylion ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal
1995 ● King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Styx —— Styx Greatest Hits ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Buju Banton —— Unchained Spirit ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● Sparks —— Balls ► Glam Rock
2006 ● Deadsy —— Phantasmagore ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2006 ● Gov’t Mule —— High & Mighty ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2006 ● Aldo Nova —— The Best Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2006 ● The Marshall Tucker Band —— Live On Long Island 04-18-80 ► Southern Rock
2011 ● Judas Priest —— Single Cuts ► Heavy Metal


August 23
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mr. Wonderful ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Tygers Of Pang Yang —— Wild Cat ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Yazoo —— Upstairs At Eric’s ► Synth-Pop
1983 ● Ratt —— Ratt [EP] ► Glam Metal
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ► Art Rock/Contemporary Orchestral
1985 ● Diana Ross —— Eaten Alive ► Smooth Soul
1986 ● Various Artists —— Now That’s What I Call Music 7 ► Rock
1988 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Nothing’s Shocking ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Bad Company —— Dangerous Age ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Jeff Buckley —— Grace ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Without A Sound ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Symphony X —— The Damnation Game ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1999 ● Gardenian —— Soulburner ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2005 ● Yes —— The Word Is Live ► Prog Rock
2011 ● The Human League —— Credo ► New Wave Synth-Pop


August 24
1964 ● Ben E. King —— Young Boy Blues ► Soul
1968 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Truth ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● The Ventures —— Horse, The ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Aretha Franklin —— Spirit In The Dark ► Soul
1982 ● R.E.M. —— Chronic Town [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Rainbow —— Bent Out Of Shape ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Mark Knopfler —— Cal [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— The Lonesome Jubilee ► Roots Rock
1988 ● Corey Hart —— Young Man Running ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Squeeze —— Frank ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Kylie Minogue —— Greatest Hits ► Dance-Pop
1993 ● Tha Alkaholics —— 21 & Over ► West Coast Rap
1993 ● Annihilator —— Set The World On Fire ► Thrash Metal
1993 ● Various Artists —— Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Disc 1) ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Shaggy —— Midnite Lover ► Dancehall Reggae
1998 ● Moloko —— I Am Not A Doctor ► Electronic/Dance
1999 ● Christina Aguilera —— Christina Aguilera ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Lou Bega —— A Little Bit Of Mambo ► Latin Pop/Mambo
1999 ● Elton John —— The Muse [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Donovan —— Beat Café ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Steve Earle —— The Revolution Starts Now ► Alt. Country
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Jump Back: The Best Of The Rolling Stones ► Blues-Rock


August 25
1966 ● Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston —— Take Two ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● The Supremes —— The Supremes A Go-Go ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— On Time ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Who —— Who’s Next ► British Rock
1972 ● The Kinks —— Everybody’s In Show Biz ► British Rock
1973 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Brothers And Sisters ► Southern Rock
1975 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run ► Album Rock
1976 ● Boston —— Boston ► Arena Rock
1981 ● The Replacements —— Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1982 ● The Time —— What Time Is It? ► Funk
1982 ● Alice Cooper —— Zipper Catches Skin ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Hooters —— One Way Home ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● The Cars —— Door To Door ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Danny O’Keefe —— Redux ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Garth Brooks —— Beyond The Season ► Country Christmas
1992 ● The Wallflowers —— The Wallflowers ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Lucinda Williams —— Sweet Old World ► Alt. Country
1992 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— Flowers And Stones ► Folk-Pop
1995 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Methodrone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● Gamma Ray —— Somewhere Out In Space ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Rammstein —— Sehnsucht ► Industrial/Krautrock
1998 ● Metallica —— …And Justice For All ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Everclear —— Live From Toronto ► Grunge-Punk
1998 ● Lauryn Hill —— The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill ► Neo-Soul/Hip Hop
1998 ● Nicole Wray —— Make It Hot ► Urban Contemporary
1998 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Use Your Illusion ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— Sgt. Pepper Live ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● John Fogerty —— The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again ► Folk-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (August 12 – 18)

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):


August 12
1957 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Oldies ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1963 ● Aretha Franklin —— Laughing On The Outside ► Soul
1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Greatest Hits! ► British Rock
1967 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Big Brother & The Holding Company ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Cheap Thrills ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Roberta Flack —— Chapter Two ► Pop-Soul
1981 ● Luther Vandross —— Never Too Much ► Smooth Soul
1981 ● Bob Dylan —— Shot Of Love ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Queensrÿche —— Queensrÿche ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Neil Young —— Old Ways ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Paul Simon —— Graceland ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Metallica —— Metallica ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Luis Miguel —— Romances ► Latin Pop
1997 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band – Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pat Benatar —— Good King Bad ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Extreme —— Saudades De Rock ► Pop-Metal


August 13
1956 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rock ‘N Roll Stage Show ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1956 ● Gene Vincent —— Bluejean Bop! ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Aretha Franklin —— The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin ► Soul
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Curtis —— Everybody’s Talkin’ ► Southern Soul
1973 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Chicago —— Chicago 13 ► Jazz-Rock
1982 ● Don Henley —— I Can’t Stand Still ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Twisted Sister —— Love Is For Suckers ► Hair Metal
1990 ● Pixies —— Bossanova ► Garage Rock
1990 ● Duran Duran —— Liberty ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Curtis Mayfield —— The Return Of Superfly [Sndtrk] ► Soul/Hip Hop
1991 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Brand New Man ► Country-Rock
1991 ● Kid Creole & The Coconuts —— You Shoulda Told Me You Were…. ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Aldo Nova —— A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
1993 ● Sheena Easton —— No Strings ► Standards
1996 ● Akinyele —— Put It In Your Mouth ► Dirty Rap
2002 ● James Taylor —— October Road ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— A Thousand Miles Behind ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The ‘Collection: 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock


August 14
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 5 X 5 ► British Invasion
1971 ● Al Green —— Al Green Gets Next To You ► Soul
1973 ● Roberta Flack —— Killing Me Softly ► Pop-Soul
1974 ● Buddy Guy & Junior Wells —— Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ► Electric Blues
1983 ● The Who —— Rarities Volume I & Volume II ► British Rock
1984 ● Soul Asylum —— Say What You Will…Everything Can Happen ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Brenda Lee —— Feels So Right ► Country-Pop
1990 ● The Heart Throbs —— Cleopatra Grip ► Indie Pop
1992 ● Motörhead —— March Ör Die ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Spin Doctors —— Turn It Upside Down ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Bill Frisell —— Dead Deep Blue ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— F? A? ? ► Instrumental/Experimental
2009 ● The XX —— XX ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Loverboy —— Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival ► Arena Rock


August 15
1966 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Scorpions —— Tokyo Tapes ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1979 ● Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door ► Hard Rock
1980 ● America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● The Cars —— Panorama ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Kinks —— Give The People What They Want ► British Rock
1983 ● AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1985 ● Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Glenn Frey —— Soul Searchin’ ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Michelle Shocked —— Short, Sharp, Shocked ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles Collection: The London Years ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Blind Melon —— Soup ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Garbage —— Garbage ► Art Rock
1995 ● Southern Culture On The Skids —— Dirt Track Date ► Rockabilly
1998 ● Korn —— Follow The Leader ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2000 ● Blue October —— Consent To Treatment ► Indie Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And Friends ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Little Dragon —— Little Dragon ► Trip Hop/Downtempo
2009 ● Sparks —— The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman ► Glam Rock


August 16
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown
1985 ● Miami Sound Machine —— Primitive Love ► Pop-Dance
1985 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Mayhem —— Deathcrush ► Norwegian Black Metal
1989 ● The Ethiopians —— Dread Prophecy ► Rocksteady
1989 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1993 ● ALL —— Breaking Things ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
1994 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop
1994 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Tricky —— Juxtapose ► Electronic Trip-Hop
2002 ● Frank Zappa —— FZ:OZ ► Art Rock


August 17
1959 ● Miles Davis —— Kind Of Blue ► Improv Jazz
1970 ● The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● XTC —— Drums And Wires ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection ► Disco/Funk
1984 ● W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal
1987 ● New Order —— Substance 1987 ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Tom Waits —— Franks Wild Years ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● The Call —— Red Moon ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Cannibal Corpse —— Eaten Back To Life ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1991 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Plains Music ► British Rock
1992 ● Take That —— Take That & Party ► Pop-Rock/Boyband
1993 ● Bad Brains —— Rise ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1993 ● Mariah Carey —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Tina Arena —— In Deep ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Front Line Assembly —— Re-wind ► Industrial Rock
1999 ● Blur —— The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1999 ● The Knack —— Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1999 ● John Mellencamp —— Rough Harvest ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Boz Scaggs —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Talking Heads —— The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
2010 ● David Gray —— Founding ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Iron Maiden —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— No Better Than This ► Roots Rock


August 18
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock
1980 ● Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Wall Of Voodoo —— Dark Continent ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Bon Jovi —— Slippery When Wet ► Hard Rock
1986 ● ABBA —— ABBA Live ► Euro-Pop
1986 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Kicking Against The Pricks ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1987 ● Debbie Gibson —— Out Of The Blue ► Pop-Rock/Dance-Pop
1987 ● Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Patty Smyth —— Patty Smyth ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Phranc —— Goofyfoot ► Folk-Rock/Surf Rock
1996 ● At The Drive-In —— Acrobatic Tenement ► Post-Hardcore
1997 ● Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● At The Drive-In —— In/Casino/Out ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Graham Coxon —— The Sky Is Too High ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi
2008 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Greatest Hits [2008] ► Southern Rock

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