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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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Albums Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

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 06


August 05
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock
1969 ● The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk
1980 ● Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Pogues —— Rum, Sodomy And The Lash ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1991 ● Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap
1997 ● HiM —— Interpretive Belief System ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● 311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— More Jack Than God ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Constructing The Legend ► Folk-Rock


August 06
1963 ● Johnny Cash —— Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash ► Outlaw Country
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● 2 Live Crew —— Shake A Lil’ Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap
1974 ● Barry White —— Can’t Get Enough ► Soul
1982 ● Romeo Void —— Benefactor ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock
1985 ● Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1991 ● Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— LifeLinesLive ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— She’s The One [Sndtrk] ► Heartland Rock
2001 ● The Human League —— Secrets ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2002 ● Ringo Starr —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His All-Starr Band ► Pop-Rock


August 07
1961 ● Brenda Lee —— All The Way ► Country-Pop
1967 ● The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock
1970 ● The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Stevie Wonder —— Signed, Sealed And Delivered ► Pop-R&B
1971 ● King Curtis —— Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul
1973 ● The Isley Brothers —— 3 + 3 ► Soul-Funk
1977 ● Sister Sledge —— Together ► Disco
1978 ● Roberta Flack —— Roberta Flack ► Pop-Soul
1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Loudness —— Hurricane Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1990 ● Extreme —— Extreme II: Pornograffitti ► Pop-Metal
1990 ● Jellyfish —— Bellybutton ► Alt. Power Pop
1990 ● Jon Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock
1995 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Rory Gallagher —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Gregg Allman —— Back To Macon, GA ► Southern Rock


August 08
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— Another Side Of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Yardbirds —— Over, Under, Sideways, Down ► Blues Rock
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Xanadu [Sndtrk] ► Prog. Rock
1981 ● Debbie Harry —— Koo Koo ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1983 ● Billy Joel —— An Innocent Man ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● N.W.A. —— Straight Outta Compton ► Hip-Hop
1988 ● Robert Cray —— Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Tina Turner —— What’s Love Got To Do With It [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● April Wine —— Frigate ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Ben Folds Five —— Ben Folds Five ► Indie Rock/Piano Rock
1995 ● Citizen King —— Brown Bag ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1995 ● Moonspell —— Wolfheart ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2000 ● De La Soul —— Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump ► Alt Rap
2000 ● Shaggy —— Hot Shot ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● The Moody Blues —— Hall Of Fame ► Prog Rock
2006 ● Gin Blossoms —— Major Lodge Victory ► Power Pop
2006 ● Bad Company —— Live In Albuquerque 1976 ► Hard Rock


August 09
1968 ● Cream —— Wheels Of Fire ► Hard Rock
1971 ● John Sebastian —— The Four Of Us ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Minnie Riperton —— Perfect Angel ► Soul-Pop
1974 ● Little Feat —— Feats Don’t Fail Me Now ► Southern Rock
1976 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Good Singin’, Good Playin’ ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Motörhead —— Orgasmatron ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Danzig —— Danzig ► Heavy Metal/Blues Metal
1988 ● The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —— Workin’ Band ► Country-Rock
1994 ● Julian Cope —— Autogeddon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Machine Head —— Burn My Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1994 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Endangered Species ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Therion —— Theli ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
2005 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Warner Theatre, March 18, 1978 – 2005 ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Stephen Stills —— Man Alive! ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Yes —— Songs From Tsongas ► Prog Rock


August 10
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis For Everyone ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1968 ● Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock
1973 ● Rod Stewart —— Sing It Again Rod ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Michael Jackson —— Off The Wall ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia —— Friday Night In San Francisco ► Flamenco-Jazz
1983 ● Rufus —— Stompin’ At The Savoy ► Funk
1984 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Red Hot Chili Peppers ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Five Star —— Between The Lines ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth ► Acid Jazz/Funk
1993 ● Billy Joel —— River Of Dreams ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● James Taylor —— Live ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— Gringo Honeymoon ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Richard Marx —— Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● Dark Tranquility —— Projector ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1999 ● The Innocence Mission —— Birds Of My Neighborhood ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection ► Country-Pop
1999 ● Machine Head —— The Burning Red ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Edge Of Forever ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Ace Troubleshooter —— Ace Troubleshooter ► Pop Punk
2004 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Crosby & Nash ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Richard Marx —— My Own Best Enemy ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Essential REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Soul Asylum —— Welcome To The Minority – The A&M Years 1988-1991 ► Alt. Pop-Rock


August 11
1958 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● The Ventures —— Mashed Potatoes And Gravy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks ► British Invasion
1969 ● Donovan —— Barabajagal ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Leonard Cohen —— New Skin For The Old Ceremony ► Contemporary Folk
1976 ● Klaatu —— Klaatu ► Prog Rock
1982 ● The Go-Go’s —— Vacation ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Vanity 6 —— Vanity 6 ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● The Flaming Lips —— Hit To Death In The Future Head ► Neo-Psychedlia
1992 ● Pat Travers —— Blues Tracks ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Dr. John —— Anutha Zone ► New Orleans R&B
1998 ● The Beach Boys —— Endless Harmony Soundtrack ► Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

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):


July 29
1969 ● The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock
1977 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom ► Disco/Funk
1980 ● Hall & Oates —— Voices ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Little Feat —— Hoy! Hoy! ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Hoover —— A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular ► Dream Pop/Electronic Trip Hop
1997 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Art Of War ► Gangsta Rap
1997 ● Alice Cooper —— A Fistful Of Alice ► Hard Rock
1999 ● GZA/Genius —— Beneath The Surface ► East Coast Rap
2003 ● Carpenters —— Carpenters Perform Carpenters ► Easy Listening
2003 ● Little Feat —— Down Upon The Suwannee River ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Alice Cooper —— Along Came A Spider ► Hard Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Turning Like Forever: Rarities Vol. 2 ► Folk-Pop
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Venus In Overdrive ► Power Pop
2014 ● Eric Clapton —— The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hypnotic Eye ► Album Rock


July 30
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Last Time Around ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Miles Davis —— In A Silent Way ► Electric Jazz/Fusion
1969 ● Moby Grape —— Truly Fine Citizen ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1979 ● Chic —— Risque ► Disco
1986 ● Cutting Crew —— Broadcast ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Hometown Girl ► Country-Folk
1990 ● The Cavedogs —— Joyrides For Shut-Ins ► Power Pop
1991 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— World Outside ► Post-Punk New Wave
1991 ● Widespread Panic —— Widespread Panic ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Amorphous Androgynous —— Tales Of Ephidrina ► Ambient Techno
1996 ● Alice In Chains —— Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal
1996 ● The Human League —— Soundtrack To A Generation ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Republica —— Republica ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1996 ● Sublime —— Sublime ► Alt. Rock
2001 ● Cast —— Beetroot ► Britpop
2002 ● Roxy Music —— Ladytron ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Rising ► Heartland Rock


July 31
1967 ● The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1981 ● Journey —— Escape ► Prog/Art Rock
1981 ● Eddie Rabbitt —— Step By Step ► Country -Pop
1991 ● Fugazi —— Steady Diet Of Nothing ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
2000 ● Ronan Keating —— Ronan ► Euro Dance-Pop
2001 ● Judas Priest —— Demolition ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● Little River Band —— Where We Started From ► Soft Rock
2006 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Korn —— Untitled Album ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2007 ● Little River Band —— Forever Gold ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live Trax ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Phish —— Chicago ’94 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2015 ● Tony Banks —— A Chord Too Far ► Prog Rock


August 01
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Jethro Tull —— Stand Up ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Bonzo Dog Band —— Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy)
1972 ● Scorpions —— Lonesome Crow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1982 ● Aerosmith —— Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Bette Midler —— No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1986 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— The Way It Is ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Little Feat —— Let It Roll ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Bryan Adams —— So Far So Live ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● AFI —— Answer That And Stay Fashionable ► Hardcore Punk
1995 ● Pinetop Perkins —— Got My Mojo Workin’ ► Paino Blues
1995 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Barometer Soup ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Deadsy —— Deadsy ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2000 ● Big L —— The Big Picture ► Hardcore Rap
2001 ● Carpenters —— As Time Goes By ► Easy Listening
2006 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991 ► Roots Rock
2006 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— iTunes Originals ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Wrigley Field ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Steely Dan —— Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection ► Jazz-Rock


August 02
1965 ● Sonny & Cher —— Look At Us ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Fillmore East: June 1971 ► Art Rock
1973 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock
1978 ● Boston —— Don’t Look Back ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Jackson Browne —— Lawyers In Love ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Vinnie Vincent Invasion —— Vinnie Vincent Invasion ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1986 ● Poison —— Look What The Cat Dragged In ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1987 ● Midnight Oil —— Diesel And Dust ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Dwight Yoakam —— Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room ► Alt Country-Rock
1994 ● Immature —— Playtyme Is Over ► Pop-Rap
1994 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Acoustic Rock
1998 ● Carly Simon —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Talking Heads —— 12 X 12 Original Remixes ► New Wave Art-Rock
2004 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● The Tubes —— Wild In London ► Alt. Rock
2005 ● Michael Penn —— Mr. Hollywood, Jr., 1947 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● John Hiatt —— Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns ► Roots Rock
2011 ● Screaming Trees —— Last Words: The Final Recordings ► Neo-Psychedelia


August 03
1959 ● Brenda Lee —— Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Green River ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Canned Heat —— Future Blues ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Stevie Wonder —— Innervisions ► Pop-R&B
1979 ● Talking Heads —— Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Cilla Black —— Especially For You ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Frampton —— The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Def Leppard —— Hysteria ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Babes In Toyland —— To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1992 ● The Hollywood Flames —— The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop
1992 ● Uncle Tupelo —— March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock
1992 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer In Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● INXS —— Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae
1993 ● Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House
1999 ● Alison Krauss —— Forget About It ► Bluegrass
1999 ● The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul
1999 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Ballads ► Arena Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— The Definitive Collection (A Life in Music) ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Black Crowes —— Croweology ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mulennium ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock


August 04
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad
1975 ● Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop
1992 ● Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Pink Floyd —— 1967: The First Three Singles ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2003 ● Kraftwerk —— Tour De France Soundtracks ► Techno-Rock

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