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Albums Released This Week (June 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):

June 19


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

June 20


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

June 21


The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock >> 1969
Buck Owens —— Ruby ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1971
Mick Taylor —— Mick Taylor ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Carpenters —— Ketteiban (The Definitive) [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1982
Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal >> 1987
Big Daddy Kane —— Long Live The Kane ► Golden Age Rap >> 1988
Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm >> 1990
Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1990
Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country >> 1990
Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock >> 1993
James Taylor —— Best Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— Creepin On Ah Come Up ► Gangsta Rap >> 1994
John Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock >> 1994
Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
New Order —— Best Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
John Hiatt —— Master Of Disaster ► Roots Rock >> 2005
The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown >> 2010
Blackalicious —— A2G ► West Coast Rap >> 1999

June 22


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

June 23


Stevie Wonder —— Stevie At The Beach ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Can —— Future Days ► Prog Rock/Ambient >> 1973
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock ► Hard Rock >> 1977
The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass- Greatest Hits ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-Rock >> 1980
Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Tom Tom Club —— Tom Tom Club ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1981
Fleetwood Mac —— Mirage ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Fleetwood Mac —— Jumping At Shadows ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae >> 1992
Dr. John —— Goin’ Back To New Orleans ► New Orleans R&B >> 1992
The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Elton John —— The One ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Glenn Frey —— Strange Weather ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1992
Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Sparks —— Plagarism ► Glam Rock >> 1997
Linda Ronstadt —— We Ran ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Tonic —— A Casual Affair: The Best Of Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2009
Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock >> 2009
Cheap Trick —— The Latest ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2009
John Mellencamp —— Life, Death, Live And Freedom ► Roots Rock >> 2009
Peter Gabriel —— Back To Front: Live In London ► Prog Rock >> 2014
Jerry Garcia Band —— On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 ► Roots Rock >> 2015

June 24


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

June 25


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

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Albums Released This Week (June 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):

June 12


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

June 13


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

June 14


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

June 15


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

June 16


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

June 17


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

June 18


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

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Albums Released This Week (June 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):

June 05


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

June 06


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

June 07


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

June 08


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

June 09


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

June 10


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

June 11


Them —— The Angry Young Them [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1965
The Ventures —— Go With The Ventures! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1966
Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Procol Harum —— Broken Barricades ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Carpenters —— A Kind Of Hush ► Soft Rock >> 1976
The Knack —— Get The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1979
Burning Spear —— Social Living ► Roots Reggae >> 1980
Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock >> 1981
REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Live It Up ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock >> 1991
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Sugar Tax ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
Natalie Cole —— Unforgetable…With Love ► Soul-Pop >> 1991
Aaron Neville —— Warm Your Heart ► Pop-Soul >> 1991
Harem Scarem —— Mood Swings ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1993
Ash —— 1977 ► Punk-Pop >> 1996
George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars —— T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully-Operational Mothership) ► Funk/Hip Hop >> 1996
David Bowie —— Heathen ► Glam Rock >> 2002
The Tragically Hip —— In Violet Light ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Various Artists —— Melody [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Gregg Allman —— No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman ► Southern Rock >> 2002
The Who —— The Ultimate Collection ► British Rock >> 2002
Korn —— Untouchables ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2002
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock >> 2010
Queen —— Icon ► Glam Rock >> 2013
Goo Goo Dolls —— Magnetic ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (May 15 – 21)

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

May 15


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

May 16


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

May 17


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

May 18


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

May 19


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

May 20


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

May 21


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

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

May 08


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

May 09


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

May 10


The Ventures —— Hawaii Five-O ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1969
Elton John —— 11-17-70 ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop >> 1988
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1990
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1993
Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country >> 2005
Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2005
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk Rock >> 2011
Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock >> 2011

May 11


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

May 12


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll >> 1972
The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock >> 1978
Robert Fripp —— Exposure ► Art Rock >> 1979
New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Indigo Girls —— Rites Of Passage ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock >> 1992
Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock >> 1998
Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal >> 2008
Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country >> 2009
Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2014

May 13


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

May 14


Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002

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Albums Released This Week (May 1 – 7)

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

May 01


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

May 02


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

May 03


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

May 04


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

May 05


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

May 06


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

May 07


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

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Albums Released This Week (April 24 – 30)

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

April 24


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

April 25


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

April 26


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

April 27




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

April 28


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

April 29


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

April 30


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

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