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Albums Released This Week (June 11 – 17)

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

June 11
1965 ● Them —— The Angry Young Them [UK] ► Garage Rock
1966 ● The Ventures —— Go With The Ventures! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Suitable For Framing ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Carpenters —— A Kind Of Hush ► Soft Rock
1979 ● The Knack —— Get The Knack ► Power Pop
1980 ● Burning Spear —— Social Living ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● Def Leppard —— High ‘N’ Dry ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eddie Money —— No Control ► Album Rock
1982 ● REO Speedwagon —— Good Trouble ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Live It Up ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Natalie Cole —— Unforgetable…With Love ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Aaron Neville —— Warm Your Heart ► Pop-Soul
1991 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Sugar Tax ► New Wave Synth Pop
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991 ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Harem Scarem —— Mood Swings ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1996 ● 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
2002 ● Gregg Allman —— No Stranger To The Dark: The Best Of Gregg Allman ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Korn —— Untouchables ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2002 ● The Tragically Hip —— In Violet Light ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Various Artists —— Melody [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● David Bowie —— Heathen ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Who —— The Ultimate Collection ► British Rock
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock
2013 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Magnetic ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Queen —— Icon ► Glam Rock

June 12
1959 ● Bo Diddley —— Go Bo Diddley ► Blues-Rock
1959 ● Chuck Berry —— Chuck Berry Is On Top ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band —— Some Time In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● Carly Simon —— Spy ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Howard Jones —— Human’s Lib ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Gregg Allman —— Just Before The Bullets Fly ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Bad Company —— Holy Water ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Fugazi —— Red Medicine ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
1996 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another [Canada] ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● Peter Gabriel —— OVO (Millennium Dome Show) [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Asia —— Asia Live ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Wired ► Art Rock
2001 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Zoom ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Concerto ► Prog Rock
2001 ● Roxy Music —— Vintage ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Stranglers —— The Very Best of The Stranglers ► Punk-Rock
2007 ● Steely Dan —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● Coldplay —— Viva La Vida ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2012 ● The dB’s —— Falling Off The Sky ► Power Pop
2012 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Songs From The Laundromat ► Southern Rock
2012 ● Rush —— Clockwork Angels ► Prog/Art Rock

June 13
1965 ● The Yardbirds —— For Your Love ► Blues Rock
1966 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soul Sister ► Soul
1972 ● Carpenters —— A Song For You ► Soft Rock
1975 ● Jefferson Starship —— Red Octopus ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie Live! ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Cars —— Candy-O ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joni Mitchell —— Mingus ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Texas Flood ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Donna Summer —— She Works Hard For The Money ► Disco
1986 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Criminal Tango ► British Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John Live In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Paula Abdul —— Forever Your Girl ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Buzzcocks —— Let We Forget ► Punk-Rock
1988 ● Steel Pulse —— State Of Emergency ► Roots Reggae
1989 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— State Of The Heart ► Country-Folk
1989 ● Kon Kan —— Move To Move ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Mariah Carey —— Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Alanis Morrisette —— Jagged Little Pill ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bjork —— Post ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Paula Abdul —— Head Over Heels ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Fear Factory —— Demanufacture ► Industrial Metal
1995 ● Pink Floyd —— Pulse ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Police —— Live! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1996 ● Apocalyptica —— Plays Metallica By Four Cellos ► Heavy Metal/Neo-Classical Metal
1996 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Sweet Water ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bon Jovi —— Crush ► Arena Rock
2000 ● B.B. King & Eric Clapton —— Riding With The King ► Blues
2005 ● Rory Gallagher —— Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Sinner ► Hard Rock
2006 ● John Fogerty —— The Long Road Home – In Concert ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● 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

June 14
1965 ● The Beatles —— Beatles VI ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Iron Butterfly —— In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Now ► Soul
1970 ● Grateful Dead —— Workingman’s Dead ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Tarkus ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Everyone Is Everybody Else ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren —— Initiation ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Chicago —— Chicago X ► Jazz-Rock
1977 ● Barbra Streisand —— Streisand Superman ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Cultosaurus Erectus ► Metal
1982 ● Various Artists —— Metal Massacre ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Pete Townshend —— All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Corey Hart —— Boy In The Box ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Status Quo —— Ain’t Complaining ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Billy Squier —— Hear & Now ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Mike Oldfield —— Amarok ► Progressive Rock
1993 ● Gloria Estefan —— Mi Terra ► Latin Pop
1993 ● The Palace Brothers —— There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You ► Indie Rock
1994 ● Arrested Development —— Zingalamaduni ► Trad. Rap
2004 ● Blondie —— Singles Box ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2005 ● Foo Fighters —— In Your Honor ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● Indigo Girls —— Rarities ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Too Good To Be True ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Oasis —— Time Flies…1994-2009 ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop

June 15
1965 ● Golden Earring —— Just Earr-ings ► Hard Rock
1966 ● The Temptations —— Getting’ Ready ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Jeremy Dormouse —— Toad ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Jackie DeShannon —— Songs ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Golden Earring —— Together ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Messin’ ► Prog Rock
1974 ● John Denver —— Back Home Again ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Street Legal ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Joy Division —— Unknown Pleasures ► Post-Punk
1979 ● America —— Silent Letter ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Dire Straits —— Communique ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1981 ● Duran Duran —— Duran Duran ► Synth-Pop
1982 ● Steve Miller —— Abracadabra ► Album Rock
1984 ● John Waite —— No Brakes ► Power Pop
1987 ● King Diamond —— Abigail ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Nirvana —— Bleach ► Grunge
1993 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live & Loud ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Pete Townshend —— Psychoderelict ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Neil Young —— Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Golden Earring —— Face It ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Pure And Simple ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Pansy Division —— Deflowered ► Punk/Queercore
1998 ● Roxy Music —— Concert Classics ► Prog Rock
1999 ● 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
2004 ● Phish —— Undermind ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Live In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin ► Soul
2009 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 2 ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Chris Isaak —— Live At The Fillmore ► Adult Contemporary
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— On Rural Route 7609 ► Roots Rock

June 16
1969 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Trout Mask Replica ► Avant-Gard
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Closer To Home ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Love Letters From Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Golden Biscuits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Roxy Music —— Roxy Music ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Grease [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Carly Simon —— Come Upstairs ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Carpenters —— Made In America ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Ringo Starr —— Old Wave ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● The Smiths —— The Queen Is Dead ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Big Audio Dynamite II —— The Globe ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Type O Negative —— Slow, Deep And Hard ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1992 ● Peter Cetera —— World Falling Down ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Taj Mahal —— Taj’s Blues ► Folk-Blues
1995 ● Michael Jackson —— HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Radiohead —— OK Computer ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Neil Finn —— Try Whistling This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter ► Teen Dance-Pop
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— Vertical Man ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Little Feat —— Under The Radar ► Southern Rock
2004 ● The Jellybricks —— Power This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Shpongle —— Nothing Lasts…But Nothing Is Lost ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● George Harrison —— Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Don Henley —— The Very Best Of Don Henley ► Country-Rock
2015 ● James Taylor —— Before This World ► Folk-Rock

June 17
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Something For Everybody ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Elvis In Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
1976 ● LaBelle —— Chameleon ► Funk
1977 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Crush ► New Wave Synth Pop
1987 ● The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Natalie Cole —— Everlasting ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock
1991 ● Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Ghost —— Temple Stone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● 38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Megadeth —— Cryptic Writings ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Love Among The Ruins ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Year Of The Horse ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Long Walk Home [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Sam Cooke —— Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 ► Soul
2003 ● Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock
2003 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock
2008 ● Judas Priest —— Nostrodamus ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Rick Springfield ► Power Pop
2011 ● Bon Iver —— Bon Iver, Bon Iver ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— A Long Time A Growin’ – Volume 1-5 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● David Gray —— Mutineers ► AA Pop-Rock

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Albums Released This Week (June 4 – 10)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 10
1963 ● Patsy Cline —— The Patsy Cline Story ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Carcass —— Swansong ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1966 ● Elvis Presley —— Paradise, Hawaiian Style [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— Friends ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● LaBelle —— Moon Shadow ► Funk
1975 ● Eagles —— One Of These Nights ► Country-Rock
1980 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Uprising ► Roots Reggae
1982 ● Rainbow —— Straight Between The Eyes ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Kinks —— State Of Confusion ► British Rock
1983 ● Stevie Nicks —— The Wild Heart ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Rod Stewart —— Body Wishes ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● 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
1986 ● Candlemass —— Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1988 ● Hall & Oates —— Ooh Yeah! ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Annie Lennox —— Bare ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
2003 ● Fountains Of Wayne —— Welcome Interstate Managers ► Power Pop
2003 ● Eddie Money —— The Essential Eddie Money ► Album Rock
2003 ● Radiohead —— Hail To The Thief ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Heart —— Alive In Seattle ► Album Rock
2003 ● Steely Dan —— Everything Must Go ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● Walter Becker —— Circus Money ► Jazz-Rock
2008 ● The Tubes —— Goin’ Down The Tubes ► Alt. Rock
2013 ● Black Sabbath —— 13 ► Hard Rock
2014 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia Live In London ► British Rock
2016 ● Motörhead —— Clean Your Clock ► Heavy Metal

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Albums Released This Week (May 28 – June 3)

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 28
1971 ● Graham Nash —— Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Peter Frampton —— I’m In You ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Cat Stevens —— Izitso ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Streetheart —— Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock
1982 ● Cher —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chic —— I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Glenn Frey —— No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Heatwave —— Current ► Funk/Disco
1989 ● The Jacksons —— 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop
1991 ● Electronic —— Electronic ► Alt Dance/House
1991 ● Sam Phillips —— Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular
1991 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Gish ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock
2011 ● Weather Report —— Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2012 ● The Who —— Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock
2013 ● John Fogerty —— Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock

May 29
1969 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Crosby, Stills & Nash ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Poco —— Rose of Cimarron ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Amy Grant —— Amy Grant In Concert ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1984 ● Tina Turner —— Private Dancer ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Warlock —— Hellbound ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1986 ● Chris De Burgh —— Into The Light ► Soft Rock
1987 ● John Hiatt —— Bring The Family ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Trooper —— The Last Of The Gypsys ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dismember —— Like An Ever Flowing Stream ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Teenage Fanclub —— Grand Prix ► Power Pop
1995 ● Rod Stewart —— A Spanner In The Works ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Bright Eyes —— Fevers And Mirrors ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
2001 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2002 ● Hammer, Jan —— Miami Vice: The Complete Collection [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock

May 30
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Kingston Trio —— Children Of The Morning ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk
1972 ● The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock
1973 ● George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Heatwave —— Too Hot To Handle ► Funk/Disco
1979 ● Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● Eddie Money —— Love And Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock
1997 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental
2000 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Iron Maiden —— Brave New World ► Heavy Metal
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Corsage ► Art Rock
2005 ● Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2006 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Alive In America ► Hard Rock
2006 ● The Radio Dept. —— Pet Grief ► Dream Pop

May 31
1965 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Shotgun ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Whitesnake —— Ready An’ Willing ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock
1985 ● A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● No Use For A Name —— The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock
1994 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock
1994 ● The Church —— Sometime Anywhere ► Alt. Power Pop
1994 ● Various Artists —— The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World
1994 ● Elton John —— The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1999 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● PJ Harvey —— Uh Huh Her ► Indie Rock
2005 ● The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock

June 01
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop
1963 ● The Ventures —— Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● The Hollies —— Would You Believe? ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Gary Glitter —— Touch Me ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Aretha Franklin —— Amazing Grace ► Gospel-Soul
1974 ● Carpenters —— Big Star [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1974 ● James Taylor —— Walking Man ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Runaways —— The Runaways ► Punk Rock
1982 ● Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock
1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll
1983 ● The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop
1993 ● Pat Benatar —— Gravity’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal
1996 ● The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock
1998 ● Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock
1999 ● Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap
1999 ● Spin Doctors —— Here Comes The Bride ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Best Of The Doobie Brothers Live ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco, July 29 & 30, 1977 ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Pretenders —— The Best Of The Pretenders ► Post-Punk
2009 ● Paul Simon —— This Better Be Good ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Jack Johnson —— To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Inside My Head ► AA Pop-Rock

June 02
1958 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock
1974 ● Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock
1978 ● Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop
1980 ● Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock
1980 ● Cheap Trick —— Found All The Parts [EP] ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1987 ● Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop
1992 ● Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wilson Phillips —— Shadows And Light ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Buzzcocks —— Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Sarah Brightman —— Timeless ► Showtunes
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Brooks & Dunn —— If You See Her ► Country-Rock
1998 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lyve From Steel Town ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Iggy Pop —— Préliminaires ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2009 ● Neil Young —— The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972 ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Whitesnake —— Icon ► Arena Rock
2017 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Broadcast Archive Radio Broadcast 1975/1994 ► Southern Rock

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

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Albums Released This Week (May 7 – 13)

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 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
Guttermouth —— Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock >> 1996
Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1996
The Tragically Hip —— Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock >> 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

May 08


The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock >> 1974
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae >> 1984
Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1989
Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 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
Cyndi Lauper —— A Night To Remember ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock >> 1989
808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House >> 1991
Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop >> 1994
Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1995
Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Elvis Costello —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk >> 2006
Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary >> 2006
Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap >> 2006
Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2006
Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop >> 2006
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 2006
Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock >> 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
Brothers Johnson —— Right On Time ► Funk >> 1977
Duran Duran —— Rio ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock >> 1982
Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal >> 1983
Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal >> 1984
Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop >> 1988
Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal >> 1990
The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop >> 1990
Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1993
Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1994
Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005
Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country >> 2005
Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2005
Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock >> 2005
Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2005
Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock >> 2011
The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk 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
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
Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco >> 1981
Kraftwerk —— Computer World ► Techno-Rock >> 1981
Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1987
Simple Minds —— Live In The City Of Light ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1987
Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grunge Rock >> 1990
Bruce Cockburn —— Nothing But A Burning Light ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire ► Pop-Rock/Arena 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
Judas Priest —— Metalogy ► Heavy Metal >> 2004
Jackson Browne —— Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Golden Earring —— Tits ‘N Ass ► Hard Rock >> 2012

May 12


Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
Weather Report —— Weather Report ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1971
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
Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock >> 1998
Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1998
Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2003
Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal >> 2008
Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary >> 2008
Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country >> 2009
Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2014
Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock >> 1968
Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 1977

May 13


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

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Albums Released This Week (April 30 – May 6)

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

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
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 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
Golden Earring —— The Hole ► Hard Rock >> 1986
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
The Specials —— More…Or Less: The Specials Live ► Ska Revival >> 2012
Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2013
Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013

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
A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop >> 1988
Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 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
Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Warren Zevon —— Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-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 [EP] ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock >> 1982
Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk >> 1994
Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Cyndi Lauper —— Shine ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
David Bowie —— The Collection ► Glam Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 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
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1984
David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
PJ Harvey —— Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Jack Bruce —— Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1994
Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2004
Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 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 ► Heartland 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 Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Robert Palmer —— Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1992
Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art 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
Procol Harum —— Some Long Road ► Prog Rock >> 2014

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
Jack Johnson —— On And On ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2003
John Hiatt —— Beneath This Gruff Exterior ► Roots Rock >> 2003
David Cook —— Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2006
David Bowie —— Zeit! 77-79 ► Glam Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (April 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):

April 09


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

April 10


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

April 11


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

April 12


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

April 13


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

April 14


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

April 15


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

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Albums Released This Week (March 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):

March 19


Aretha Franklin —— The Electrifying Aretha Franklin ► Soul >> 1962
Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1962
Jethro Tull —— Aqualung ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Cat Stevens —— Buddha And The Chocolate Box ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
America —— Hearts ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Kiss —— Dressed To Kill ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Who —— Tommy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1975
The Doobie Brothers —— Takin’ It To The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— I Love You So ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
The Beach Boys —— L.A. (Light Album) ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Black Flag —— Who’s Got The 10 1/2? ► Punk-Rock/Hardcore >> 1986
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Rock The House ► Pop-Rap >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads —— Tribute ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Cowboy Junkies —— The Caution Horses ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
Depeche Mode —— Violator ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
Robert Plant —— Manic Nirvana ► Hard Rock >> 1990
George Strait —— Chill Of An Early Fall ► Classic Country >> 1991
Barenaked Ladies —— Born On A Pirate Ship ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Who —— Blues To The Bush ► British Rock >> 2000
Donovan —— Pied Piper ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Jimmy Buffett —— Far Side Of The World ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
David Bowie —— The Best Of David Bowie, 1980/1987 ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Scorpions —— Sting In The Tail ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2010

March 20


The Temptations —— Meet The Temptations ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Elvis Presley —— Good Times ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Wild Cherry —— Wild Cherry ► Funk >> 1976
Praying Mantis —— Time Tells No Lies ► Heavy Metal (New Wave of British) >> 1981
Peter Wolf —— Come As You Are ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1987
Bell Biv Devoe —— Poison ► New Jack Swing >> 1990
Blue Aeroplanes —— Swagger ► Art Rock >> 1990
Eddie Money —— Complete Eddie Money Live ► Album Rock >> 2000
Iron Fire —— Thunderstorm ► Speed Metal >> 2000
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 1: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 2: Singles And Extended Plays 1993-1996-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Joss Stone —— Introducing Joss Stone ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2007
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Abattoir Blues Tour ► Alt Rock >> 2007

March 21


Al Green —— Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern) >> 1967
The Faces —— First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
Brothers Johnson —— Look Out For #1 ► Funk >> 1976
AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Rose Royce —— Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! ► Disco/Funk >> 1978
Pink Floyd —— The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Pixies —— Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner —— Tina Live In Europe ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Madonna —— Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Alison Moyet —— Essex ► Synth-Pop >> 1994
Death —— Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Stevie Wonder —— Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
The Tea Party —— The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Against All Authority —— 24 Hour Roadside Resistance ► Ska-Punk >> 2000
Led Zeppelin —— Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock >> 2000
NSYNC —— No Strings Attached ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Patti Smith —— Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Ben Harper —— Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006

March 22


The Beatles —— Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Bob Dylan —— Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles —— The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Temptations —— The Temptations Sing Smokey ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Elvis Presley —— You’ll Never Walk Alone ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Eagles —— On The Border ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Frank Zappa —— Apostrophe (‘) ► Art Rock >> 1974
Jesse Colin Young —— Songbird ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Soft Machine —— Bundles ► Jazz Fusion >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— The Sun Sessions ► Rock ‘N Roll >> 1976
Iron Maiden —— The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
The Beatles —— Reel Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Savatage —— The Dungeons Are Calling ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1984
The Go-Go’s —— Talk Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Alcatrazz —— Disturbing The Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
John Paul Jones —— Scream For Help [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Anthrax —— Among The Living ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Morrissey —— Viva Hate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
White Zombie —— Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1989
Nine Inch Nails —— Head Like A Hole ► Industrial Metal >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Cheap Trick —— Woke Up With A Monster ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
Yes —— Talk ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Headstones —— Teeth And Tissue ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Billy Idol —— Devil’s Playground ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— B-Sides & Rarities ► Alt Rock >> 2005
Soundgarden —— Live On I-5 ► Grunge Rock >> 2011

March 23


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
Bobby Darin —— That’s All ► Pop-Rock >> 1959
Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Valley Of The Dolls ► Pop-Soul >> 1968
King Crimson —— Lark’s Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Roxy Music —— For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Judas Priest —— Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Kaya ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Van Halen —— Van Halen II ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Journey —— Departure ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
Rick Springfield —— Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet ► Power Pop >> 1982
ZZ Top —— Eliminator ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Ratt —— Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Howard Jones —— Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Fates Warning —— No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1988
Joni Mitchell —— Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
ZZ Top —— Recycler ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Fall —— Code: Selfish ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Dwight Yoakam —— This Time ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1993
The Mothers Of Invention —— Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock >> 1993
Everclear —— Sparkle And Fade ► Grunge-Punk >> 1995
Iron Maiden —— Virtual XI ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
A+ —— Hempstead High ► Pop-Rap >> 1999
Elton John & Various Artists —— Elton John And Tim Rice’s Aida ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Gov’t Mule —— Live…With A Little Help From Our Friends, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1999
Mark Knopfler —— Metroland [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1999
Peter Pan Speedrock —— Killermachine ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Jerry Garcia Band —— Shining Star ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Eddie Money —— Let’s Rock ‘N Roll The Place ► Album Rock >> 2003
Eric Clapton —— Me And Mr. Johnson ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Guns N’ Roses —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Lou Reed —— Animal Serenade ► Album Rock >> 2004
Ringo Starr —— Tour 2003 ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Triumph —— A Night Of Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2004
Kansas —— Miracles Out Of Nowhere ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2015

March 24


The Easybeats —— It’s 2 Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
The Mothers Of Invention —— Mothermania ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Elton John —— Friends [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Slade —— Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Weather Report —— Mysterious Traveller ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
Chicago —— Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Nuthin’ Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead —— Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
The Beach Boys —— Keepin’ The Summer Alive ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Talking Heads —— The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
Pet Shop Boys —— Please ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
The Rolling Stones —— Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
They Might Be Giants —— Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Running Wild —— Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Everclear —— White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
Supertramp —— Some Things Never Change ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Blue Öyster Cult —— Heaven Forbid ► Metal >> 1998
Journey —— Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock >> 1998
NSYNC —— NSYNC ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Specials —— Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent ► Ska Revival >> 1998
The Who —— Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 2008
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Tangled Tales ► Country-Rock >> 2009
Indigo Girls —— Poseidon And The Bitter Bug ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Van Morrison —— Diuets: Reworking The Catalogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

March 25


The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Billy Preston —— The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul >> 1966
Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-R&B >> 1968
Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
Jesse Colin Young —— Together ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Devo —— DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Shakira —— Peligro ► New Jack Swing >> 1993
Powerman 5000 —— True Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Sleater-Kinney —— Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1996
Daft Punk —— Homework ► House >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Machine Head —— The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1997
Matthew Sweet —— Blue Sky On Mars ► Power Pop >> 1997
The Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Simple Minds —— The Early Years 1977-1978 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Rick Slick —— The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap >> 1999
Iron Maiden —— Rock In Rio ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Ringo Starr —— Ringo Rama ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989 – 2005 ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Counting Crows —— Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008
The Raconteurs —— Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock >> 2008
Eagles —— The Studio Albums 1972-1979 ► Country-Rock >> 2013
Iron Maiden —— Maiden England ’88 ► Heavy Metal >> 2013
Simple Minds —— Celebrate: The Greatest Hits ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2013
Jack Bruce —— Silver Rails ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2014
Judas Priest —— Battle Cry ► Heavy Metal >> 2016

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