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Albums Released This Week (August 27 – September 2)

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):

Aug 27


Stevie Wonder —— I Was Made To Love Her ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Donna Summer —— Love To Love You Baby ► Disco >> 1975
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Roaring Silence ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
ZZ Top —— Deguello ► Blues-Rock >> 1979
Alan Parsons Project —— Eve ► Prog Rock >> 1979
The B-52’s —— Wild Planet ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Billy Squier —— Emotions In Motion ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward ► Synth-Pop >> 1984
Mica Paris —— So Good ► Urban Contemporary >> 1988
Garth Brooks —— No Fences ► Country-Pop >> 1990
Brenda Lee —— Anthology (1956-1980) ► Country-Pop >> 1991
Bad English —— Backlash ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
Jerry Garcia Band —— Jerry Garcia Band ► Album Rock >> 1991
Pearl Jam —— Ten ► Hard Rock >> 1991
A+ —— Latch-Key Child ► Pop-Rap >> 1996
Pearl Jam —— No Code ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Boston —— Corporate America ► Arena Rock >> 2002
Coldplay —— A Rush Of Blood To The Head ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2002

Aug 28


Merle Haggard —— Branded Man ► Country Classics >> 1967
Marvin Gaye —— Let’s Get It On ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
Mike Oldfield —— Hergest Ridge ► Instrumental >> 1974
Michael Jackson —— 0 ► Soul Ballad >> 1975
Devo —— Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1978
The Moody Blues —— The Present [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Stevie Wonder —— The Woman In Red ► Pop-R&B >> 1984
The Beach Boys —— Still Cruisin’ ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mortification —— Scrolls Of The Megilloth ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1992
Morrissey —— Southpaw Grammar ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Robbie Williams —— Swing When You’re Winning ► Jazz-Pop Vocals >> 2000
The Beach Boys —— Still Cruisin’ ► Pop-Rock >> 1989

Aug 29


Tony Bennett —— A Time For Love ► Easy Listening >> 1966
The Supremes —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Stevie Wonder —— My Cherie Amour ► Pop-R&B >> 1969
Split Enz —— Dizrythmia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
Iggy Pop —— Lust For Life ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1977
Jethro Tull —— A [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Warren Zevon —— Sentimental Hygiene ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
The Innocence Mission —— The Innocence Mission ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Elton John —— Sleeping With The Past ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Rolling Stones —— Steel Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Palace Brothers —— Days In The Wake ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Heart —— The Road Home ► Album Rock >> 1995
Sarah Brightman —— La Luna ► Classical Crossover >> 2000
Eric Clapton —— Back Home ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Counting Crows —— August And Everything After: Live At Town Hall ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2011

Aug 30


Bob Dylan —— Highway 61 Revisited ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Byrds —— Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ► Country-Rock >> 1968
The Beach Boys —— Surf’s Up ► Surfer >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— Tattoo You ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
Hughes/Thrall —— Hughes/Thrall ► Hard Rock >> 1982
XTC —— Mummer ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine —— Eyes Of Innocence ► Pop-Dance >> 1984
Boz Scaggs —— Other Roads ► Pop-Soul >> 1988
REO Speedwagon —— The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken ► Arena Rock >> 1990
Oasis —— Definitely Maybe ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Luis Miguel —— Segundo Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1994
Herbert Grönemeyer —— Mensch ► Pop-Rock/German >> 2002
Asia —— Silent Nation ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Death Cab For Cutie —— Plans ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005

Aug 31


The Ventures —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Dionne Warwick —— Make Way For ► Pop-Soul >> 1964
The Supremes —— Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
Dionne Warwick —— 0 ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young —— After The Gold Rush ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Sunflower ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— The Sun, Moon & Herbs ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones —— Goats Head Soup ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Donna Summer —— Live And More ► Disco >> 1978
The Gun Club —— Fire Of Love ► Punk-Psychobilly >> 1981
Carly Simon —— Hello Big Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Bad ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Charles & Eddie —— Duophonic ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells II ► Progressive Rock >> 1992
Garth Brooks —— In Pieces ► Country-Pop >> 1993
The Divine Comedy —— Fin de Siècle ► Brit Pop/Baroque Pop >> 1998
Dixie Chicks —— Fly ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Stabbing Westward —— What Do I Have To Do? ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
The Black Crowes —— Before The Frost…Until The Freeze ► Southern Rock >> 2009

Sep 01


The Hollies —— Hear! Here! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Crusade ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Cat Stevens —— Teaser And The Firecat ► Folk-Pop >> 1971
Grateful Dead —— Blues For Allah ► Album Rock >> 1975
Rush —— A Farewell To Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1977
10cc —— Bloody Tourists ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Molly Hatchet —— Molly Hatchet ► Southern Rock >> 1978
Styx —— Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull —— A ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds —— Empires And Dance ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1980
Hall & Oates —— Private Eyes ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
David Bowie —— Tonight ► Glam Rock >> 1984
Tina Turner —— Break Every Rule ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
R.E.M. —— Document ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Mötley Crüe —— Dr. Feelgood ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Down On Sunset ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Ramones —— Mondo Bizarro ► Punk-Rock >> 1992
Lighthouse Family —— Ocean Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1995
Buzzcocks —— I Don’t Mind The Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Ace Of Base —— Cruel Summer ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998
Tonic —— Head On Straight ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2002

Sep 02


Brenda Lee —— Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Thin Lizzy —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Van Der Graaf —— The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Ronnie Wood —— 1234 ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— The Present ► Prog Rock >> 1983
UB40 —— Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop >> 1985
Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Jeffrey Osbourne —— Emotional ► Soul-Pop >> 1986
Level 42 —— Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Zard —— Hold Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sepultura —— Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
The Blood Divine —— Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1996
Neneh Cherry —— Man ► Trip Hop >> 1996
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1996
Genesis —— Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock >> 1997
War —— Colección Latina ► Funk >> 1997
Joe Jackson —— Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop >> 1997
Amon Amarth —— The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
The Innocence Mission —— Befriended ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2003

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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 which were released this week (and some related albums of note):


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
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
Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock >> 2007


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
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
New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop >> 1990
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
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


Jun 06

Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1967
The Soft Machine —— Third ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Looking Glass —— Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
David Bowie —— The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars ► Glam Rock >> 1972
The Rolling Stones —— Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cars —— The Cars ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Toyah —— The Blue Meaning ► Punk Rock >> 1980
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Juju ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Allies ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Randy Travis —— Storms Of Life ► Trad Country >> 1986
Heart —— Bad Animals ► Album Rock >> 1987
Scritti Politti —— Provision ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 1988
The Moody Blues —— Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— In Step ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Queen —— The Miracle ► Glam Rock >> 1989
Jackson Browne —— World In Motion ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Laura Branigan —— The Best Of Branigan ► Dance-Pop >> 1995
Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Essential Ride ’63-’67 ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Innocence Mission —— Glow ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Belle & Sebastian —— Tigermilk ► Chamber Pop >> 1996
The Gathering —— Nighttime Birds ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal >> 1997
Alice Cooper —— Brutal Planet ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Steve Earle —— Transcendental Blues ► Alt. Country >> 2000
Coldplay —— X&Y ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2005
Cheap Trick —— Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 2006


Jun 07

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles —— Live! ► Jazz Fusion >> 1972
Lou Rawls —— All Things In Time ► Soul (Philly) >> 1976
The Beatles —— Rock & Roll Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Stray Cats —— Built For Speed ► Rockabilly >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 16 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1982
EPMD —— Strictly Business ► East Coast Rap >> 1988
Tiamat —— Sumerian Cry ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1990
Tears For Fears —— Elemental ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Boston —— Walk On ► Arena Rock >> 1994
Paul Weller —— Stanley Road ► Rock ‘N’ Soul >> 1995
Robert Miles —— Dreamland ► Electro-Dream Trance >> 1996
Therion —— Crowning Of Atlantis ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1999
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days —— Live At Winterland Ballroom ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Bush —— The Best Of ’94 – ’99 ► Grunge Rock >> 2005


Jun 08

Marvin Gaye —— The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1961
Bob Dylan —— Self Portrait ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Bobby Womack —— The Facts Of Life ► Soul-Funk >> 1973
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Back To The Egg ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
Survivor —— Eye Of The Tiger ► Album Rock >> 1982
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Hyaena ► Glam Rock >> 1984
José José —— En Las Buenas…Y En Las Malas ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Urge Overkill —— Saturation ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1993
Faith No More —— Angel Dust ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Black Sabbath —— Forbidden ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Brandy Norwood —— Never Say Never ► New Jack Swing >> 1998
The Delgados —— Peloton ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1998
Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Californication ► Alt. Funk-Rock >> 1999
Def Leppard —— Euphoria ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Apples In Stereo —— Her Wallpaper Reverie ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1999


Jun 09

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


Jun 10

Patsy Cline —— The Patsy Cline Story ► Country-Pop >> 1963
Elvis Presley —— Paradise, Hawaiian Style [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Friends ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Eagles —— One Of These Nights ► Country-Rock >> 1975
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Uprising ► Roots Reggae >> 1980
Rainbow —— Straight Between The Eyes ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Rod Stewart —— Body Wishes ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Kinks —— State Of Confusion ► British Rock >> 1983
Stevie Nicks —— The Wild Heart ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
R.E.M. —— Fables Of The Reconstruction ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Talking Heads —— Little Creatures ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1985
Candlemass —— Epicus Doomicus Metallicus ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1986
Hall & Oates —— Ooh Yeah! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Carcass —— Swansong ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1966
Heart —— Alive In Seattle ► Album Rock >> 2003
Annie Lennox —— Bare ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 2003
Steely Dan —— Everything Must Go ► Jazz-Rock >> 2003
Radiohead —— Hail To The Thief ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2003

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Albums Released This Week (January 16 – 22)

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):


Jan 16

ZZ Top —— ZZ Top’s First Album ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Blue Öyster Cult —— Blue Öyster Cult ► Metal >> 1972
Michael Jackson —— Forever, Michael ► Soul >> 1975
The Temptations —— A Song For You ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Bob Dylan —— Desire ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Wang Chung —— Points On The Curve ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1984
Peter Murphy —— Deep ► Goth Rock >> 1990
Joan Jett —— The Hit List ► Hard Rock >> 1990
The Knack —— Serious Fun ► Power Pop >> 1991
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Rapture ► Alt. Rock >> 1995
Cibo Matto —— Viva! La Woman ► Trip Hop >> 1996
America —— Here & Now ► Folk-Rock >> 2007


Jan 17

Simon & Garfunkel —— Sounds Of Silence ► Folk-Pop >> 1966
Aretha Franklin —— Soul ’69 ► Soul >> 1969
Joni Mitchell —— Court And Spark ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Bob Dylan —— Planet Waves ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
John Foxx —— Metamatic ► New Wave Electronic Pop >> 1980
Black Sabbath —— Live Evil ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Smokey Robinson —— Yes It’s You Lady ► Soul – Motown >> 1983
Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Green Day —— Kerplunk ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
The Roots —— Do You Want More?!!!??! ► Jazz Rap >> 1995
Explosions In The Sky —— How Strange, Innocense ► Instrumental >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Live On Ten Legs ► Hard Rock >> 2011


Jan 18

Smokey Robinson —— Deep In My Soul ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1977
Diana Ross —— An Evening With Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown >> 1977
Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Warren Zevon —— Excitable Boy ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Sheena Easton —— Take My Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Jean-Luc Ponty —— Mystical Adventures ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1982
Bryan Adams —— Cuts Like A Knife ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Soul Asylum —— Made To Be Broken ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1986
AC/DC —— Blow Up Your Video ► Hard Rock >> 1988
ZZ Top —— Antenna ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Mark Lanegan —— Whiskey For The Holy Ghost ► Roots Rock >> 1994
Gotthard —— G. ► Hard Rock >> 1996


Jan 19

The Manhattan Transfer —— Pastiche ► Jazz-Pop >> 1978
Frank Zappa —— Sleep Dirt ► Art Rock >> 1979
The Pretenders —— Pretenders ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Styx —— Paradise Theater ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1981
Megadeth —— So Far, So Good…So What! ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Fairport Convention —— Jewel In The Crown ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Roanne Cash —— The Wheel ► Country-Folk >> 1993
Extreme —— Waiting For The Punchline ► Pop-Metal >> 1995


Jan 20

The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Album Rock >> 1972
Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1978
XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop >> 1983
Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul >> 1987
Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House >> 1997
Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal >> 1998
Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout >> 1998


Jan 21

Them —— Them Again [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop >> 1968
Ashford & Simpson —— So So Satisfied ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1977
Split Enz —— True Colours ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— The Law Of The Devil’s Land ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1983
Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock >> 1984
The Pretenders —— Learning To Crawl ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Slick Shoes —— Slick Shoes ► Pop Punk >> 1997


Jan 22

Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues >> 1968
Aretha Franklin —— Lady Soul ► Soul >> 1968
Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Chagall Guevara —— Chagall Guevara ► Contemporary CCM >> 1991

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Albums Released This Week (August 1 – 7)

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):


Aug 01

Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1960
Jethro Tull —— Stand Up ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Bonzo Dog Band —— Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1969
Bette Midler —— No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals >> 1983
Aerosmith —— Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock >> 1982
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 —— Playtime Is Over ► Pop-Rap >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix —— Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
The Tubes —— Wild In London ► Alt. Rock >> 2005


Aug 03

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
Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae >> 1993
Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul >> 1999
Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House >> 1999


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 Miserable Experience ► Power Pop >> 1992
Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998


Aug 05

The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock >> 1967
The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk >> 1969
Elvis Costello —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap >> 1991
311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock >> 2003


Aug 06

The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock >> 1984
Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1985
Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock >> 1990
Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal >> 1991
Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock >> 1996


Aug 07

The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock >> 1967
The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Stevie Wonder —— Signed, Sealed And Delivered ► Pop-R&B >> 1970
King Curtis —— Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock >> 1983
Loudness —— Hurricane Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1987
Jellyfish —— Bellybutton ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock >> 1990
The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1995

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Albums Released This Week (July 25 – 31)

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 25

The Troggs —— From Nowhere…The Troggs [UK] ► Garage Rock >> 1966
The Troggs —— Wild Thing ► Garage Rock >> 1966
Iron Butterfly —— In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Yes —— Yes [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Cosmo’s Factory ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Donovan —— Open Road ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Cat Stevens —— Foreigner ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
Boston —— Boston ► Arena Rock >> 1976
AC/DC —— Back In Black ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— Lightning Strikes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal >> 1986
Kim Carnes —— View From The House ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Bee Gees —— One ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Beastie Boys —— Paul’s Boutique ► Rap >> 1989
Boredoms —— Chocolate Synthesizer ► Noise Rock >> 1994
311 —— 311 ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— E. 1999 Eternal ► Gangsta Rap >> 1995
Béla Fleck And The Flecktones —— Outbound ► Jazz Fusion >> 2000


Jul 26

Buck Owens —— Before You Go ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield >> 1965
The Moody Blues —— In Search Of The Lost Chord ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
ZZ Top —— Tres Hombres ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Robert Wyatt —— Rock Bottom ► Art Rock >> 1974
Bucks Fizz —— Bucks Fizz ► Europop-Dance >> 1981
The League Unlimited Orchestra —— Love And Dancing ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Asia —— Alpha ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Odeta Adams —— Evolution ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1993
Ani DiFranco —— Out Of Range ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Aquabats —— The Return Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival >> 1996


Jul 27

Pink Floyd —— More [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1969
The Temptations —— All Directions ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Genesis —— Genesis Live ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Sweet —— Sweet ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Grateful Dead —— Terrapin Station ► Album Rock >> 1977
AC/DC —— Highway To Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Stevie Nicks —— Bella Donna ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Neil Young —— Everybody’s Rockin’ ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Madonna —— Madonna ► Dance-Pop >> 1983
Metallica —— Ride The Lightning ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
10,000 Maniacs —— In My Tribe ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
The Bodeans —— Home ► Roots Rock >> 1989
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— All The Greatest Hits Live ► Album Rock >> 1993
The Smashing Pumpkins —— Siamese Dream ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Dying Fetus —— Killing On Adrenaline ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
.38 Special —— Drivetrain ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam —— Live At Benaroya Hall ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Scissor Sisters —— Scissor Sisters ► Dance-Techno Pop >> 2004


Jul 28

Black Sabbath —— Sabotage ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Rainbow —— Down To Earth ► Arena Rock >> 1979
Zapp —— Zapp ► P-Funk >> 1980
Sade —— Diamond Life [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1984
R.E.M. —— Lifes Rich Pageant ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Barenaked Ladies —— Gordon ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1992
Mary J. Blige —— What’s The 411? ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1992
Morrissey —— Your Arsenal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Company Flow —— Funcrusher Plus ► Experimental Rap >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— The Tour ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1998


Jul 29

The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock >> 1969
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

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
Sublime —— Sublime ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Alice In Chains —— Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal >> 1996
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

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Albums Released This Week (July 11 – 17)

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 11

King Curtis —— Party Time ► Jazz-Soul >> 1961
The Doors —— Waiting For The Sun ► Psych Rock >> 1968
Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Ultravox —— Vienna ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1980
Shalamar —— The Look ► Disco >> 1983
Joy Division —— Substance ► Post-Punk >> 1988
Kyuss —— …And The Circus Leaves Town ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Rock >> 1995
Mötley Crüe —— New Tattoo ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Anti-Nowhere League —— Out Of Control ► Punk Rock >> 2000


Jul 12

Kenny Loggins —— Nightwatch ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Eurythmics —— Revenge ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Bananarama —— True Confessions ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1986
Amorphis —— Tales From The Thousand Lakes ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1994
Witness —— Before The Calm ► Electronic/Lo-Fi >> 1999


Jul 13

The Beach Boys —— All Summer Long ► Sunshine Pop >> 1964
Grateful Dead —— History Of The Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice) ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Bob Dylan —— Pat Garret & Billy The Kid ► Folk-Rock >> 1973
Killing Joke —— Fire Dances ► Heavy Metal/Post-Punk >> 1983
Ian Gillan —— Naked Thunder ► Hard Rock >> 1990
George Harrison —— Live In Japan ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Matthew Sweet —— Altered Beast ► Power Pop >> 1993
Gang Starr —— Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr ► East Coast Rap >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— License To Chill ► Country-Rock >> 2004


Jul 14

The Bee Gees —— Bee Gees’ 1st ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Supertramp —— Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1970
Talking Heads —— More Songs About Buildings And Food ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1978
Bob Dylan —— Knocked Out Loaded ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Megadeth —— Countdown To Extinction ► Heavy Metal >> 1992
Ace Of Base —— Flowers ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998


Jul 15

The Yardbirds —— Roger The Engineer ► British Invasion >> 1966
Neil Diamond —— Moods ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Donnie Iris —— Back On The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
America —— A View From The Ground ► Folk-Rock >> 1982
Big Country —— The Crossing ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
The Damned —— Phantasmagoria ► Goth Rock >> 1985
Lionel Richie —— Dancing On The Ceiling ► Soul-Dance >> 1986
Spandau Ballet —— Through The Barricades ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Samples —— Outpost ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Dandy Warhols —— …The Dandy Warhols Come Down ► Psych Rock >> 1997
Sarah McLachlan —— Surfacing ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Dwight Yoakam —— Under The Covers ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1997


Jul 16

Gentle Giant —— Acquiring The Taste [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Neil Young —— On The Beach ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— I Am ► Soul-Funk >> 1979
Rick James —— Garden Of Love ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
The Beach Boys —— Rare Early Recordings ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Warren Zevon —— The Envoy ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Persuader —— The Hunter ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 2000
Dave Matthews Band —— Busted Stuff ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002
Simon & Garfunkel —— Live From New York City, 1967 ► Folk-Pop >> 2002


Jul 17

The Temptations —— With A Lot O’ Soul ► Soul – Motown >> 1967
Bonzo Dog Band —— The Beast Of The Bonzos ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy) >> 1970
Judas Priest —— Screaming For Vengeance ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
A-Ha —— Minor Earth Major Sky ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2000
Colbie Callat —— Coco ► Alt Rock >> 2007

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Albums Released This Week (July 4 – 10)

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 04

Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Eurythmics —— Revenge ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Jylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial >> 1994
Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap >> 1995
Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock >> 1995
Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1999
Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock >> 2000


Jul 05

Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul >> 1958
The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock >> 1972
Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock >> 1974
The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal >> 1983
Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1993
U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock >> 1999


Jul 06

MC5 —— High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk >> 1971
Diana Ross —— Surrender ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Trilogy ► Prog Rock >> 1972
The B-52’s —— The B-52’s ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk >> 1984
The Jacksons —— Victory ► Soul/pop >> 1984
Heart —— Heart ► Album Rock >> 1985
Quiet Riot —— QR III ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Echo & The Bunnymen —— Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Grateful Dead —— In The Dark ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Todd Rundgren —— No World Order ► Art Rock >> 1993
Akinyele —— Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap >> 1993
Dokken —— The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal >> 1999


Jul 07

Jimmy Cliff —— The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae >> 1972
Barry Manilow —— Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop >> 1973
Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Yes —— Going For The One ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Styx —— The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1978
David Sylvian —— Brilliant Trees ► Ambient >> 1984
Steve Winwood —— Back In The High Life ► Album Rock >> 1986
k. d. lang —— Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam —— Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1987
Eric B. and Rakim —— Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap >> 1987
Laura Branigan —— Touch ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Frank Zappa —— Beat The Boots ► Art Rock >> 1991
Robert Fripp —— Show Of Hands ► Art Rock >> 1991
Dream Theater —— Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1992
Against All Authority —— Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Barenaked Ladies —— Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Live At B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock >> 2006


Jul 08

Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Canned Heat —— Hallelujah ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal >> 1986
Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000


Jul 09

Wham! —— Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get [UK] ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Meat Puppets —— Forbidden Places ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
REO Speedwagon —— Building The Bridge ► Arena Rock >> 1996
I Mother Earth —— Scenery And Fish ► Alt. Rock >> 1996


Jul 10

The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Tim Buckley —— Happy Sad ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Chicago —— Chicago V ► Jazz-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks —— Low Budget ► British Rock >> 1979
The Korgis —— Sticky George ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
N.R.B.Q. —— Honest Dollar ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Melissa Etheridge —— Skin ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Coldplay —— Parachutes ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2000
Stephen Stills —— Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

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