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Albums Released This Week (May 30 – June 5)

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

May 30


The Rolling Stones —— England’s Newest Hit Makers ► Blues-Rock >> 1964
The Velvet Underground —— Live At Max’s Kansas City ► Alt. Rock >> 1972
Bobby Womack —— Understanding ► Soul-Funk >> 1972
George Harrison —— Living In The Material World ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Where I Should Be ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [3] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Heaven Up Here ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jefferson Starship —— Nuclear Furniture ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk >> 1988
Bob Dylan —— Down In The Groove ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Kansas —— Freaks Of Nature ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1995
Dimmu Borgir —— Enthrone Darkness Triumphant ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Dredg —— Leitmotif ► Alt Rock/Experimental >> 1998
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue Vol. II ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Oasis —— Don’t Believe The Truth ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2005
The Radio Dept. —— Pet Grief ► Dream Pop >> 2006

May 31


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

Jun 01


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

Jun 02


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

Jun 03


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

Jun 04


Johnny Cash —— At San Quentin ► Classic Country >> 1969
Donovan —— Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
The Kinks —— One For The Road ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Motörhead —— Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
Bruce Springsteen —— Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock >> 1984
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Wire —— Manscape ► Post-Punk >> 1990
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 >> 1991
Bratmobile —— Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1993
Zard —— Oh My Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bryan Adams —— 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett —— Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— Hot ► Swing Revival >> 1996
Metallica —— Load ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
The Smiths —— The Very Best Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
The Clash —— The Singles (2007) ► Punk >> 2007
Heart —— Strange Euphoria ► Album Rock >> 2012

Jun 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

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Albums Released This Week (February 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):

Feb 09


The Mothers Of Invention —— Burnt Weeny Sandwich ► Art Rock >> 1970
ZZ Top —— Tejas ► Blues-Rock >> 1977
Phil Collins —— Face Value ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
The Highwaymen —— Highwayman 2 ► Outlaw Country >> 1990
Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jellyfish —— Spilt Milk ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1993
Mick Jagger —— Wandering Spirit ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Dinosaur Jr. —— Where You Been ► Alt. Rock >> 1993
Stratovarius —— Dreamspace ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Bad Manners —— Rare & Fatty ► Ska Revival >> 1999
The Other Ones —— The Strange Remain ► Jam Band >> 1999
Elvis Presley —— Sunrise ► Rock n Roll >> 1999
Bad Company —— Hard Rock Live ► Hard Rock >> 2010

Feb 10


Dionne Warwick —— Presenting Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1963
The Troggs —— Trogglodynamite ► Garage Rock >> 1967
Buffalo Springfield —— Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
John Cale —— Church Of Anthrax ► Art Rock >> 1971
Carole King —— Tapestry ► Female Vocalist >> 1971
Carpenters —— Golden Double Deluxe [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1972
Dusty Springfield —— It Begins Again ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Judas Priest —— Stained Class ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Van Halen —— Van Halen ► Hard Rock >> 1978
John Lennon —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Manic Street Preachers —— Generation Terrorists ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Wet Wet Wet —— High On The Happy Side ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1992
Blur —— Blur ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1997
Gary Numan —— Exile ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
Yngwie Malmsteen —— Facing The Animal ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Massive Attack —— 100th Window ► Trip-Hop >> 2003
Kanye West —— The College Dropout ► Rap >> 2004
Carpenters —— Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition ► Easy Listening >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky ► Roots Rock >> 2004

Feb 11


The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Blue Öyster Cult —— Tyranny And Mutation ► Heavy Metal >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— Songs From The Wood ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock >> 1984
The Firm —— The Firm ► British Rock >> 1985
Cowboy Junkies —— Black Eyed Man ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1992
Riders In The Sky —— Saturday Morning With Riders ► Western Swing/Pop >> 1992
The Church —— Almost Yesterday ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1997
Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Beautiful World ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Anal Cunt —— I Like It When You Die ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1997
Hall & Oates —— Do It For Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
The Calling —— The Very Best Of The Calling ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— House Of The Rising Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

Feb 12


Brenda Lee —— Sincerely, Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1962
The Three Souls —— Soul Sounds ► Soul-Jazz >> 1965
The Allman Brothers Band —— Eat A Peach ► Southern Rock >> 1972
Olivia Newton-John —— Have You Ever Been Mellow ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Kinks —— Sleepwalker ► British Rock >> 1977
Bryan Adams —— Bryan Adams ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
XTC —— English Settlement ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1982
Various Artists —— Vision Quest [Sndtrk] ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1985
A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1991
Phish —— A Picture Of Nectar ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 1992
Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1992
Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery [UK] ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Sloan —— One Chord To Another ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1997
David Gray —— Lost Songs 95-98 ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2001
Chris Isaak —— Always Got Tonight ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
The Kingston Trio —— Twice Upon A Time ► Folk-Pop >> 2008

Feb 13


The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1973
Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Thompson Twins —— Into The Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Jermaine Jackson —— Precious Moments ► Soul-dance-pop >> 1986
The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock >> 1990
Gin Blossoms —— Congratulations…I’m Sorry ► Power Pop >> 1996
Jackson Browne —— Looking East ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Lucinda Williams —— West ► Alt. Country >> 2007
The Who —— Greatest Hits & More ► British Rock >> 2010

Feb 14


Neil Young —— Harvest ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Roy Harper —— Valentine ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Heart —— Dreamboat Annie ► Album Rock >> 1976
George Harrison —— George Harrison ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock >> 1980
Various Artists —— Footloose [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Smiths —— Meat Is Murder ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite —— The Big Prize ► Arena Rock >> 1986
Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Tha Alkaholics —— Coast II Coast ► West Coast Rap >> 1995
Belly —— King ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop >> 1995
John Waite —— Temple Bar ► Power Pop >> 1995

Feb 15


Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1965
The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Buck Owens —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1971
Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Rush —— Fly By Night ► Arena Rock >> 1975
America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
The Knack —— …But The Little Girls Understand ► Power Pop >> 1980
Graham Nash —— Earth & Sky ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Get Happy!! ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1980
Jimmy Page —— Death Wish II [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock >> 1985
Anathema —— Serenades ► Goth/Doom Metal >> 1993
Gloria Estefan —— Best Of Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop >> 1997
The Creatures —— Anima Animus ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1999
The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock >> 2000
The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk >> 2000
Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2000
Tracy Chapman —— Telling Stories ► Folk-Rock >> 2000

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Albums Released This Week (December 9 – 15)

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

Dec 09


The Supremes —— Meet The Supremes ► Soul – Motown >> 1962
The Hollies —— For Certain Because… ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Cream —— Fresh Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1966
The Who —— A Quick One ► British Rock >> 1966
The Hollies —— Stop! Stop! Stop! ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Neil Diamond —— Hot August Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
George Harrison —— Dark Horse ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Good Music ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Bryan Adams —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock >> 1997

Dec 10


Deep Purple —— Stormbringer ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Journey —— Dream, After Dream [Sndtrk] ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
The Jam —— Dig The New Breed ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Ozzy Osbourne —— Bark At The Moon ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Fine Young Cannibals —— Fine Young Cannibals ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1985
Jethro Tull —— Live At Hammersmith ’84 ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Enigma —— MCMXC A.D. ► Ambient >> 1990
Various Artists —— Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Mixed >> 1991
Ghostface Killah —— Lama Rabi Rabi ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Phish —— Round Room ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002

Dec 11


Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Blood, Sweat & Tears ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1968
Deep Purple —— The Book Of Taliesyn ► Hard Rock >> 1968
John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
King Crimson —— Lizard ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Rolling Stones —— More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Over America ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Monty Python —— Monty Python Sings ► Comedy >> 1989
Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw & The Remix ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1990
No Doubt —— Rock Steady ► New Wave >> 2001
Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Piedmont Park ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007

Dec 12


John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— Live Peace In Toronto ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Ringo Starr —— Blast From Your Past ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1975
ABBA —— The Album ► Euro-Pop >> 1977
The Clash —— Sandinista! ► Punk >> 1980
Venom —— Welcome To Hell ► Heavy Metal >> 1981
The Fall —— Perverted By Language ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk >> 1983
UB40 —— Labour Of Love II ► Reggae-Pop >> 1989
Arch Enemy —— Black Earth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Cypress Hill —— Live At The Fillmore ► Rap Metal >> 2000
Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl ► Dance-Pop >> 2005

Dec 13


Neil Diamond —— Touching You, Touching Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Badfinger —— Straight Up ► British Rock >> 1971
Roberta Flack —— Blue Lights In The Basement ► Pop-Soul >> 1977
Joni Mitchell —— Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Distance ► Heartland Rock >> 1982
C+C Music Factory —— Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Garth Brooks —— The Hits ► Country-Rock >> 1994
George Michael —— Songs From The Last Century ► Adult Contemporary >> 1999

Dec 14


Canned Heat —— Historical Figures And Ancient Heads ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Yes —— Tales From Topographic Oceans [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Joe Walsh —— So What ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
The Clash —— London Calling ► Punk >> 1979
Yellow Magic Orchestra —— Service ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Soda Stereo —— Soda Stereo ► Latino Rock >> 1984
Dinosaur Jr. —— You’re Living All Over Me ► Alt. Rock >> 1987
Nirvana —— Incesticide ► Grunge >> 1992
Steely Dan —— Citizen Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Katatonia —— Dance Of December Souls ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1993
Culture Club —— Don’t Mind If I Do ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1999
Juvenile —— Tha G-Code ► Southern Rap >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Kylie: Live In New York ► Dance-Pop >> 2009

Dec 15


The Beatles —— Beatles ’65 ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Beatles —— Christmas Time Is Here Again! ► Holiday Message & Music >> 1967
The Who —— The Who Sell Out ► British Rock >> 1967
The Rascals —— See ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Status Quo —— Piledriver ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Parliament —— Mothership Connection ► Funk >> 1975
Marvin Gaye —— Here, My Dear ► Soul – Motown >> 1978
Sid Vicious —— Sid Sings ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
The Durutti Column —— LC ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Steve Miller —— Living In The 20th Century ► Album Rock >> 1987
Pestilence —— Consuming Impulse ► Death Metal >> 1989
Legião Urbana —— V ► Brazilian Rock >> 1991
Dr. Dre —— The Chronic ► Hip-Hop >> 1992
Savatage —— Final Bell/Ghost In Ruins ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1995
Busta Rhymes —— E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front ► Rap >> 1998

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Albums Released This Week (September 30 – October 6)

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

Sep 30


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown >> 1970
Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish) >> 1978
Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock >> 1979
Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska >> 1985
Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1985
R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM >> 1991
Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1991
Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock >> 1991
The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll >> 1994
Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal >> 1994
Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1996
Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock >> 1997
Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1997
Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk >> 2000
Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2002
Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock >> 2003
Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock >> 2008

Oct 01


Elvis Presley —— G.I. Blues ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Elvis Presley —— Blue Hawaii ► Rock n Roll >> 1961
The Monkees —— The Monkees Present ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
John Cale —— Fear ► Art Rock >> 1974
Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1976
Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock >> 1979
ZZ Top —— El Loco ► Blues-Rock >> 1981
The Damned —— Strawberries ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock >> 1984
Chaka Khan —— I Feel For You ► Funk >> 1984
Romeo Void —— Instincts ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Midnight Oil —— Red Sails In The Sunset ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Ramones —— Too Tough To Die ► Punk-Rock >> 1984
U2 —— The Unforgettable Fire ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
John Fogerty —— Eye Of The Zombie ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Lennie Gallant —— Breakwater ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Dannii Minogue —— Dannii ► Pop/Freestyle >> 1990
Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Prince & The New Power Generation —— Diamonds And Pearls ► Soul-Funk >> 1991
Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1991
Marduk —— Those Of The Unlight ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1993
Edge Of Sanity —— Purgatory Afterglow ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
East 17 —— Up All Night ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Bad Brains —— Black Dots ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1996
Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk >> 1996
Matchbox Twenty —— Yourself Or Someone Like You ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock >> 1997
Eighteen Visions —— No Time For Love ► Metalcore >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Fever ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Elton John —— Songs From The West Coast ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2002

Oct 02


The Kinks —— The Kinks [UK] ► British Rock >> 1964
The Kinks —— You Really Got Me ► British Rock >> 1964
Dolly Parton —— Coat Of Many Colors ► Country >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— The Morning After ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock >> 1975
Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Survival ► Roots Reggae >> 1979
The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1981
Bathory —— Bathory ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1984
The Replacements —— Let It Be ► College Rock >> 1984
Sheena Easton —— A Private Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Neil Young —— Freedom ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Kinks —— UK Jive ► British Rock >> 1989
Tiffany —— New Inside ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1995
Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock >> 2000
Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2001
Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Matchbox Twenty —— Exile On Mainstream ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock >> 2007
John Fogerty —— Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Van Morrison —— Born To Sing: No Plan B ► Folk-Rock >> 2012

Oct 03


The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country >> 1968
George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary >> 1977
The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave) >> 1980
Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul >> 1989
Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1990
Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap >> 1991
Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal >> 1994
The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop >> 1994
Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop >> 2000
Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop >> 2000
Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal >> 2006

Oct 04


Frank Zappa —— 200 Motels ► Art Rock >> 1971
Rod Stewart —— Smiler ► Album Rock >> 1974
John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
Elton John —— Rock Of The Westies ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Trooper —— Untitled ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Hall & Oates —— H20 ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Associates —— Sulk ► New Wave/New Romantic >> 1982
Jefferson Starship —— Winds Of Change ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Barbra Streisand —— Emotion ► Easy Listening >> 1984
Anita Baker —— Giving You The Best That I Got ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Savatage —— Streets: A Rock Opera ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1991
Dannii Minogue —— Get Into You ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Entombed —— Wolverine Blues ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Bon Jovi —— Cross Road ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Accept —— Death Row ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1994
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble —— Music For The Native Americans ► Roots Rock >> 1994
R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: Singles Collected ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bloodhound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies [UK] ► Post-Punk Alt Metal >> 1999
Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2005
Indigo Girls —— Beauty Queen Sister ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

Oct 05


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

Oct 06


Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal >> 1978
Lionel Richie —— Lionel Richie ► Soul-Dance >> 1982
George Strait —— Right Or Wrong ► Classic Country >> 1983
Metal Church —— The Dark ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1986
A-Ha —— Scoundrel Days ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Joan Baez —— Play Me Backwards ► Folk-Pop >> 1992
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Songs Of Freedom ► Roots Reggae >> 1992
Aphex Twin —— Come To Daddy ► Electronica – Dark Ambient >> 1997
Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae >> 1998
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock >> 1998
Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock >> 1998
Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Oasis —— Dig Out Your Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 2008
Everclear —— In A Different Light ► Grunge-Punk >> 2009
Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock >> 2009

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Albums Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

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

Jul 29


The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Rose Royce —— Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom ► Disco/Funk >> 1977
Hall & Oates —— Voices ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Metallica —— Kill ‘Em All ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Hoover —— A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular ► Dream Pop/Electronic Trip Hop >> 1996
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Art Of War ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
GZA/Genius —— Beneath The Surface ► East Coast Rap >> 1999
Little Feat —— Down Upon The Suwannee River ► Southern Rock >> 2003

Jul 30


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

Jul 31


The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1967
Journey —— Escape ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1981
Eddie Rabbitt —— Step By Step ► Country -Pop >> 1981
Fugazi —— Steady Diet Of Nothing ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1991
Ronan Keating —— Ronan ► Euro Dance-Pop >> 2000
Rory Gallagher —— Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Korn —— Untitled Album ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal >> 2007
Phish —— Chicago ’94 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2012

Aug 01


Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1960
Jethro Tull —— Stand Up ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Bonzo Dog Band —— Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1969
Scorpions —— Lonesome Crow ► Heavy Metal >> 1972
Bette Midler —— No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1983
Aerosmith —— Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— The Way It Is ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Little Feat —— Let It Roll ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Bryan Adams —— So Far So Live ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
AFI —— Answer That And Stay Fashionable ► Hardcore Punk >> 1995
Jimmy Buffett —— Barometer Soup ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Pinetop Perkins —— Got My Mojo Workin’ ► Paino Blues >> 1995
Big L —— The Big Picture ► Hardcore Rap >> 2000
Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Wrigley Field ► Folk-Rock >> 2006

Aug 02


The Mothers Of Invention —— Fillmore East: June 1971 ► Art Rock >> 1971
Boston —— Don’t Look Back ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Jackson Browne —— Lawyers In Love ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Poison —— Look What The Cat Dragged In ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1986
Vinnie Vincent Invasion —— Vinnie Vincent Invasion ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1986
Midnight Oil —— Diesel And Dust ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam —— Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1988
Immature —— Playtyme Is Over ► Pop-Rap >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Michael Penn —— Mr. Hollywood, Jr., 1947 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2005
The Tubes —— Wild In London ► Alt. Rock >> 2005
Screaming Trees —— Last Words: The Final Recordings ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 2011

Aug 03


Brenda Lee —— Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop >> 1959
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Green River ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Canned Heat —— Future Blues ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Stevie Wonder —— Innervisions ► Pop-R&B >> 1973
Talking Heads —— Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1979
Peter Frampton —— The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Def Leppard —— Hysteria ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Babes In Toyland —— To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl >> 1991
The Hollywood Flames —— The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop >> 1992
Uncle Tupelo —— March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1992
INXS —— Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1992
Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1993
Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul >> 1999
Alison Krauss —— Forget About It ► Bluegrass >> 1999
Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House >> 1999
The Black Crowes —— Croweology ► Southern Rock >> 2010

Aug 04


Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul >> 1967
Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad >> 1972
Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop >> 1992
Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998

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Albums Released This Week (June 17 – 23)

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

Jun 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
The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Cher —— Love Hurts [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Ghost —— Temple Stone ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1994
.38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock >> 1997
10,000 Maniacs —— Love Among The Ruins ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop >> 1997
Megadeth —— Cryptic Writings ► Heavy Metal >> 1997
Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Sam Cooke —— Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 ► Soul >> 2003
Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock >> 2003
Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock >> 2003

Jun 18


The Yardbirds —— Remember ► British Invasion >> 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 (Cougar) Mellencamp —— John Cougar ► Roots Rock >> 1979
King Crimson —— Beat ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— From Her To Eternity ► Post-punk Alt Rock >> 1984
Dolly Parton —— Burlap & Satin ► Country-Pop >> 1984
Rod Stewart —— Camouflage ► Blues-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
Cher —— Love Hurts ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
AFI —— Very Proud Of Ya ► Hardcore Punk >> 1996
Toni Braxton —— Secrets ► Soul-Pop >> 1996
Little Feat —— Live From Neon Park ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Primitive Radio Gods —— Rocket ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
The Ramones —— Greatest Hits Live ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
Patti Smith —— Gone Again ► Heartland Rock >> 1996

Jun 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
Oingo Boingo —— Only A Lad ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1981
Glenn Frey —— The Allnighter ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
John Waite —— Rover’s Return ► Power Pop >> 1987
Jimmy Page —— Outrider ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Reef —— Replenish ► Brit Pop >> 1995
Duran Duran —— Pop Trash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2000
311 —— From Chaos ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001

Jun 20


The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
Otis Redding —— Love Man ► Memphis Soul >> 1969
Bob Dylan & The Band —— 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 >> 1985
Bobby Brown —— Don’t Be Cruel ► New Jack Swing >> 1988
Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1988
The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock >> 1989
Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Big Audio Dynamite —— F-Punk ► Dance-Rock >> 1995
Ayreon —— Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal >> 2000
The Clarks —— Let It Go ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Little Feat —— Chinese Work Songs ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Counting Crows —— New Amersterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006
Guster —— Ganging Up On The Sun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam —— Live At Easy Street ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Weather Report —— Live In Offenbach 1978 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2011

Jun 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
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
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— Creepin On Ah Come Up ► Gangsta Rap >> 1994
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock >> 1994
James Taylor —— Best Live ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1999
The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown >> 2010

Jun 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 ► Adult Contemporary >> 1988
Manic Street Preachers —— New Art Riot ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Black Sabbath —— Dehumanizer ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Death —— Individual Thought Patterns ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Liz Phair —— Exile In Guyville ► Indie Rock >> 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
The Pretenders —— Viva el Amor! ► Post-Punk >> 1999
Saint Etienne —— Sound Of Water ► Ambient/Trip Hop >> 2000
Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock >> 2004
Scorpions —— Unbreakable ► Heavy Metal >> 2004
Wilco —— A Ghost Is Born ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2004
Ozzy Osbourne —— Scream ► Hard Rock >> 2010



Jun 23


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
ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop >> 1979
The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass- Greatest Hits ► Soul-Pop >> 1979
Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock >> 1980
The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-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
David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock >> 1986
Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock >> 1987
The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1992
Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae >> 1992
Dr. John —— Goin’ Back To New Orleans ► New Orleans R&B >> 1992
Elton John —— One, The ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1997
Linda Ronstadt —— We Ran ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock >> 2009
John (Cougar) Mellencamp —— Life, Death, Live And Freedom ► Roots Rock >> 2009
Tonic —— A Casual Affair: The Best Of Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2009

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Albums Released This Week (May 13 – 19

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



May 13


Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock >> 1968
Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco >> 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
The Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft 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
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal >> 2001
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002



May 15


King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► Pop-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
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
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
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009



May 16


The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-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
The 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
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006



May 17


Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 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
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
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
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
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005



May 18


Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-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
Janet Jackson —— Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 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
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999



May 19


Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009

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