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Albums Released This Week (July 2 – 8)

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

July 02
1965 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Chile Con Soul ► Jazz Fusion
1966 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Live At Newport ► Jazz Fusion
1979 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Rust Never Sleeps ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Foreigner —— 4 ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Imperial Bedroom ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Time —— Ice Cream Castle ► Funk
1984 ● Depeche Mode —— People Are People ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Carly Simon —— Spoiled Girl ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Lyle Lovett —— Lyle Lovett ► Alt. Country
1990 ● Devo —— Smooth Noodle Maps ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1991 ● Alice Cooper —— Hey Stoopid ► Heavy Metal/Shock Metal
1991 ● Crowded House —— Woodface ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Chris Whitley —— Living With The Law ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Into The Great Wide Open ► Album Rock
1992 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Glenn Frey —— Glenn Frey Live ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Asia —— Arena ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Blues Traveler —— Live From The Fall ► Alt Country Rock
1996 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Broken Arrow ► Blues-Rock
2001 ● David Gray —— The EPs 1992-1994 ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Little River Band —— One Night In Mississippi ► Soft Rock
2002 ● Aerosmith —— O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Kansas —— The Ultimate Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2009 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite ► Dance-Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 ► Blues-Rock

July 03
1969 ● Fairport Convention —— Unhalfbricking ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Cilla Black —— Sweet Inspiration ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Ronnie Wood —— Now Look ► Hard Rock
1980 ● The Jacksons —— Triumph ► Soul/pop
1984 ● Lindsey Buckingham —— Go Insane ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Seven Turns ► Southern Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Am I Cool Or What? ► Soul-Jazz
1996 ● Cryptopsy —— None So Vile ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Kool & The Gang —— State Of Affairs ► Funk
2000 ● Blackmail —— Do Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Various Artists —— G-A-Y ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Tha Alkaholics —— X.O. Experience ► West Coast Rap
2014 ● Richard Marx —— Beautiful Goodbye ► AA Pop-Rock

July 04
1972 ● David Ackles —— American Gothic ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Mission Of Burma —— Signals, Calls, And Marches ► Post-Punk
1983 ● Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Kylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial
1995 ● Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock
1995 ● Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap
1997 ● Mogwai —— Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ► Cosmic Post-Rock
1999 ● Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal
2000 ● Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Alice Cooper —— Dirty Diamonds ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Various Artists —— The Best Of Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Johnny Cash —— American V: A Hundred Highways ► Trad Country/Americana
2011 ● Blondie —— Panic Of Girls ► New Wave Pop-Rock

July 05
1958 ● Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● The Beach Boys —— Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Cass Elliott —— Bubblegum, Lemonade, And… Something For Mama ► Bubblegum Pop
1972 ● Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock
1974 ● Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock
1976 ● The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal
1984 ● Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock
1993 ● U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Björk —— Debut ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi
1994 ● Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● The Who —— Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B ► British Rock
1999 ● The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock
2005 ● Iron Maiden —— The Essential Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal
2005 ● Various Artists —— Music For Lonely Housewives ► Multiple Genres

July 06
1971 ● MC5 —— High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk
1971 ● Diana Ross —— Surrender ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Trilogy ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Steely Dan —— Countdown To Ecstasy ► Jazz-Rock
1973 ● Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play [UK] ► Prog Rock
1979 ● The B-52’s —— The B-52’s ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Pat Benatar —— Precious Time ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Jacksons —— Victory ► Soul/pop
1984 ● Public Image Ltd. —— This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk
1985 ● Heart —— Heart ► Album Rock
1986 ● Quiet Riot —— QR III ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Supertramp —— The Autobiography Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock
1987 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Grateful Dead —— In The Dark ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Akinyele —— Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap
1993 ● Todd Rundgren —— No World Order ► Art Rock
1998 ● Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Champagne ► Electro Pop
1999 ● Dokken —— The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal
2013 ● New Order —— Live At Bestival 2012 ► Alt Pop-Rock
2018 ● Culture Club —— Tribes ► Pop-Soul

July 07
1969 ● Cream —— Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● The Stooges —— Fun House ► Proto-Punk
1970 ● Ben E. King —— Rough Edges ► Soul
1972 ● Jimmy Cliff —— The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae
1973 ● Barry Manilow —— Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop
1974 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary
1977 ● Styx —— The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● Yes —— Going For The One ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Golden Earring —— No Promises…No Debts ► Hard Rock
1984 ● David Sylvian —— Brilliant Trees ► Ambient
1986 ● Steve Winwood —— Back In The High Life ► Album Rock
1986 ● David Lee Roth —— Eat ‘Em And Smile ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Eric B. and Rakim —— Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap
1987 ● Laura Branigan —— Touch ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Hoodoo Gurus —— Mars Needs Guitars ► Alt. Power Pop
1987 ● k. d. lang —— Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock
1987 ● Los Lobos —— By The Light Of The Moon ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Dwight Yoakam —— Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock
1988 ● Iggy Pop —— Instinct ► Alt. Rock / Punl
1991 ● Robert Fripp —— Show Of Hands ► Art Rock
1991 ● Frank Zappa —— Beat The Boots ► Art Rock
1992 ● Dream Theater —— Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive
1992 ● Kansas —— Live At The Whisky ► Prog/Arena Rock
1997 ● Against All Authority —— Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk
1997 ● Dropkick Murphys —— Boys On The Docks ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Ringo Starr —— Choose Love ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Jeff Beck —— Live At B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock
2008 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live 2006 ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Berlin —— All The Way In ► L. A. Synth-Pop

July 08
1968 ● Duster Bennett —— Smiling Like I’m Happy ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Canned Heat —— Halleujah ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● The Go-Go’s —— Beauty And The Beat ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Ministry —— Twitch ► Industrial Metal
1987 ● Pete Townshend —— Another Scoop ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Zard —— Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Call —— The Best Of The Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1997 ● Emperor —— Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2000 ● Midnight Oil —— The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● David Lee Roth —— Diamond Dave ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Heart —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Heart ► Album Rock
2013 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Live In NYC ► Alt. Rock
2013 ● Warren Zevon —— Headless In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Four ► Roots Rock
2014 ● John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More Live At Town Hall ► Roots Rock
2016 ● Heart —— Beautiful Broken ► Album Rock

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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 14 – 20)

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 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
The Mamas & The Papas —— The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk >> 1968
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Specials —— Today’s Specials ► Ska Revival >> 1996
The Specials —— Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002

May 15


King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
The Beach Boys —— Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock >> 2007
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009
Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

May 16


Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
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
Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock >> 1988
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Carly Simon —— The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Motörhead —— We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock >> 2006
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006

May 17


Aretha Franklin —— Yeah! ► Soul >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
The Kingston Trio —— Stay Awhile ► Folk-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
Joan Jett —— Joan Jett ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Gap Band —— The Gap Band IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
Judas Priest —— Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal >> 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
Dave Matthews Band —— Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Iggy Pop —— Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco – November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Iggy Pop —— Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News —— Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

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
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Judas Priest —— Metal Works ’73-’93 ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 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
Eddie Money —— Ready Eddie ► Album Rock >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010

May 19


The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul >> 1977
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 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 ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock >> 2014
R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock >> 2014
Whitesnake —— The Purple Album ► Arena Rock >> 2015

May 20


Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Genesis —— Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003
Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Jesse Colin Young —— Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Kansas —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2003
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Whitesnake —— The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake —— Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Eric Clapton —— I Still Do ► Blues-Rock >> 2016
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2016
The Blues Magoos —— Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2016
The Zombies —— The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Bob Dylan —— Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks —— Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock >> 2016
Various Artists —— Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock >> 2016

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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 16 – 22)

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 16


The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop >> 1970
Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock >> 1976
The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Stephanie Mills —— Sweet Sensation ► Quiet Storm >> 1980
Tommy Tutone —— National Emotion ► Power Pop >> 1983
Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock >> 1984
The Bodeans —— Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams ► Roots Rock >> 1986
Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock >> 1987
Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1988
Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal >> 1990
Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock >> 1991
Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock >> 1995
Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock >> 1996
Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk >> 1999
Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 10 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 11 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 12 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 7 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 8 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 9 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2002
The Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock >> 2007
The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 2007
The Pretenders —— Live In London ► Post-Punk >> 2010
Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2011
Houses —— A Quiet Darkness ► Electronic Pop >> 2013

April 17


Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock >> 1970
Paul McCartney —— McCartney [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Peter Frampton —— Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Stiff Little Fingers —— Go For It ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1982
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Good Son ► Alt Rock >> 1990
Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-Rock >> 1991
Rick Wakeman —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock >> 1991
The Church —— Uninvited, Like The Clouds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Dark Tranquility —— Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2007
Tom Petty —— Live ► Album Rock >> 2017

April 18


Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat >> 1966
The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown >> 1973
ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1986
Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance >> 1988
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop >> 1988
Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock >> 1989
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1995
Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1995
Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2000
Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2000
Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2000
Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Kansas —— Works In Progress ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2006
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Grimes —— Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2011
Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2011
Neil Young —— A Letter Home ► Hard Rock >> 2014
Jethro Tull —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

April 19


Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening >> 1965
The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Baroque Pop >> 1968
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock >> 1982
Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Golden Earring —— Bloody Buccaneers ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk >> 1994
The Sneetches —— Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1995
The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
R.E.M. —— Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Rock >> 2014

April 20


Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young —— Light Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1979
Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock >> 1979
Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1981
Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock >> 1985
Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock >> 1992
Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul >> 1993
Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1993
Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal >> 1999
Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2004
Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop >> 2004
The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul >> 2004
Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
The Apples In Stereo —— Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2010

April 21


King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul >> 1960
The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock >> 1969
ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Bananarama —— Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1984
Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1986
Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock >> 1987
X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1989
The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap >> 1992
The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore >> 1995
Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop >> 1997
Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock >> 1998
The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock >> 2006
Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2009
Procol Harum —— Novum ► Prog Rock >> 2017

April 22


The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics >> 1971
The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock >> 1978
Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk >> 1991
The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop >> 2003
The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake —— Best! ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Whitesnake —— Good To Be Bad ► Arena Rock >> 2008
Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening >> 2009
Whitesnake —— Made In Japan ► Arena Rock >> 2013

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Albums Released This Week (April 2 – 8)

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

April 02


Elvis Presley —— Kissin’ Cousins ► Rock n Roll >> 1964
Donny Hathaway —— Donny Hathaway ► Soul >> 1971
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Jesse Colin Young —— Love On The Wing ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Phyllis Hyman —— Phyllis Hyman ► Soul – Quiet Storm >> 1977
Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Giorgio Moroder —— Cat People [Sndtrk] ► Electronic Dance-Pop >> 1982
Cocteau Twins —— The Spangle Maker [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1984
Go West —— Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Severed Heads —— Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial >> 1988
Lenny Kravitz —— Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk >> 1991
Mike + The Mechanics —— Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 1991
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock >> 1996
Citizen King —— Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop >> 1996
Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock >> 1996
Our Lady Peace —— Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock >> 2001
Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Richard Marx —— Hits & Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2010
Lotus Plaza —— Spooky Action At A Distance ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia >> 2012
The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock >> 2012
Charles Bradley —— Victim Of Love ► Soul-Funk >> 2013

April 03


Brenda Lee —— Emotions ► Country-Pop >> 1961
Moby Grape —— Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1968
Simon & Garfunkel —— Bookends ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson —— Harry ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Billy Preston —— Live European Tour ► Funk >> 1974
Poco —— Live ► Country-Rock >> 1976
En Vogue —— Born To Sing ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Ronnie Wood —— Live & Electric ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Journey —— Arrival ► AOR Rock >> 2001
David Gray —— Live from London [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006
Poison —— The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2006
Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath: The Dio Years ► Hard Rock >> 2007
REO Speedwagon —— Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock >> 2007
Wilson Phillips —— Dedicated ► Pop-Rock >> 2012

April 04


The Kingston Trio —— Sold Out ► Folk-Pop >> 1960
ZZ Top —— Rio Grande Mud ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
Carly Simon —— Boys In The Trees ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Cocteau Twins —— Peppermint Pig [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1983
Rodan —— Rusty ► Alt Rock/Math Rock >> 1994
Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes Live ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Duran Duran —— Thank You ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Radiohead —— The Bends ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
The Band —— Live At Watkins Glen ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
INXS —— Elegantly Wasted ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1997
Kreator —— Voices Of Transgression: A 90s Retrospective ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1999
Lou Reed —— Ecstasy ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Procol Harum —— BBC Live In Concert ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Mariah Carey —— The Emancipation Of Mimi ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Grand Funk Railroad —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Goo Goo Dolls —— Warner Sound Sessions [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2014
10,000 Maniacs —— Twice Told Tales ► Folk-Rock >> 2015

April 05


Ben E. King —— Seven Letters ► Soul >> 1965
Jimi Hendrix —— Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Live At The L.A. Forum 4-5-70 ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Graham Nash/David Crosby ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Johnny Cash —— Ragged Old Flag ► Trad Country >> 1974
Journey —— Evolution ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1979
Tracy Chapman —— Tracy Chapman ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Crash Test Dummies —— The Ghosts That Haunt Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
David Bowie —— Black Tie White Noise ► Glam Rock >> 1993
Boz Scaggs —— Some Change ► Pop-Soul >> 1994
Milla Jovovich —— The Divine Comedy ► Soft Rock >> 1994
Blind Guardian —— Imaginations From The Other Side ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1995
Kansas —— On The Other Side ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2005
Eric Clapton —— Icon ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Eric Clapton —— Icon 2 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
The Who —— Icon ► British Rock >> 2011
The Who —— Icon 2 ► British Rock >> 2011

April 06


Cilla Black —— Sher-oo! ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1968
Jean Jacques Burnel —— Euroman Cometh ► Minimal Wave >> 1979
Roger Taylor —— Fun In Space ► Glam Rock >> 1981
The Motels —— All Four One ► L. A. New Wave >> 1982
The Cult —— Electric ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival >> 1987
Bruce Hornsby —— Harbor Lights ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Dandy Warhols —— Dandys Rule, OK? ► Psych Rock >> 1995
Big Sugar —— Heated ► Blues-Rock >> 1999
Various Artists —— Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock >> 1999
Jane’s Addiction —— A Cabinet Of Curiosities ► Alt. Rock >> 2009
Madonna —— Sticky & Sweet Tour ► Dance-Pop >> 2010
Peter Wolf —— Midnight Souvenirs ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2010

April 07


The Nazz —— Nazz Nazz ► Garage Rock >> 1969
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— 4 Way Street ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Prince —— For You ► Quiet Storm >> 1978
Rick James —— Street Songs ► Soul-Funkl >> 1981
Blow Monkeys —— Animal Magic ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Various Artists —— Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] ► Contemporary Rock >> 1986
Whitesnake —— Whitesnake ► Arena Rock >> 1987
Diamanda Galás —— The Singer ► Gospel/Blues >> 1992
M.O.P. —— To The Death ► Hardcore Rap >> 1994
Oval —— 94 Diskont ► Experimental/Electronica >> 1995
The Chemical Brothers —— Dig Your Own Hole ► Eletronica/Big beat >> 1997
2 Live Crew —— The Real One ► East Coast Rap >> 1998
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— King Biscuit Flower Hour ► Album Rock >> 1998
Bonnie Raitt —— Fundamental ► Blues-Rock >> 1998
King Crimson —— Space Groove ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock >> 1998
James Taylor —— Other Covers [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Neil Young —— Fork In The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
The Tragically Hip —— We Are The Same ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Psychotic Reaction ► Album Rock >> 2017

April 08


Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll >> 1960
Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country >> 1968
P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B >> 1974
Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock >> 1975
Carly Simon —— Playing Possum ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk >> 1977
Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1982
Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Simple Minds —— Real Life ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1991
The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll >> 1991
The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock >> 1994
Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore >> 1996
Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul >> 1997
Frank Zappa —— Have I Offended Someone? ► Art Rock >> 1997
Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop >> 1997
James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Judas Priest —— Live In London ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Lucinda Williams —— World Without Tears ► Alt. Country >> 2003
Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Paul Simon —— So Beautiful Or So What ► Folk-Pop >> 2011
Counting Crows —— Echoes Of The Outlaws Roadshow ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2013
Fossil Collective —— Tell Where I Lie ► Dream Pop >> 2013
Various Artists —— The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars ► Girl Groups >> 2014
Peter Wolf —— A Cure For Loneliness ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2016

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Albums Released This Week (March 12 – 18)

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

March 12


The Velvet Underground —— The Velvet Underground & Nico ► Alt. Rock >> 1967
Yoko Ono —— Fly ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock >> 1971
Parliament —— Chocolate City ► Funk >> 1975
Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock >> 1982
Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 1984
Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1984
Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul >> 1985
Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal >> 1990
Rick Astley —— Free ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
R.E.M. —— Out Of Time ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1991
Céline Dion —— Falling Into You ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock >> 2013

March 13


Tyrannosaurus Rex —— A Beard Of Stars ► Psych Rock >> 1970
Hot Tuna —— Double Dose ► Folk-Rock >> 1978
Slade —— We’ll Bring The House Down ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Cars —— Heartbeat City ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Fleshtones —— Fleshtones vs. Reality ► Punk-Rock >> 1987
Carly Simon —— My Romance ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Bad Religion —— Generator ► Punk Rock >> 1992
Selena —— Amor Prohibido ► Latin Dance-Pop >> 1994
Disco Inferno —— In Debt ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental >> 1995
Janet Jackson —— janet. Remixed ► Pop-Soul >> 1995
The Hives —— A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T ► Garage Rock >> 1998
Eric Clapton —— Reptile ► Blues-Rock >> 2001
Natalie Cole —— The Best Of Natalie Cole ► Soul-Pop >> 2001
The Innocence Mission —— We Walked In Song ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2007
Eddie Money —— Wanna Go Back ► Album Rock >> 2007
Neil Young —— Live At Massey Hall 1971 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007

March 14


Waylon Jennings —— Folk-Country ► Trad Country >> 1966
Brenda Lee —— Bye Bye Blues ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Justin Hayward And John Lodge —— Blue Jays ► Prog Rock >> 1975
Def Leppard —— On Through The Night ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Joe Jackson —— Body And Soul ► New Wave Jazz-Pop >> 1984
Voivoid —— Rrröööaaarrr ► Thrash Metal >> 1986
Extreme —— Extreme ► Pop-Metal >> 1989
Level 42 —— Forever Now ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1994
Bonnie Raitt —— Longing In Their Hearts ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
2Pac —— Me Against The World ► Spoken Word Rap >> 1995
Collective Soul —— Collective Soul ► Southern Rock >> 1995
A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Light At The End Of The World ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1995
Goo Goo Dolls —— A Boy Named Goo ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 1995
Annie Lennox —— Medusa ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1995
Matthew Sweet —— 100% Fun ► Power Pop >> 1995
Various Artists —— Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Elton John —— The Road To El Dorado [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— All Time Greatest Hits ► Southern Rock >> 2000
Poison —— Crack A Smile…And More! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2000
Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits 1970-1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
A Flock Of Seagulls —— We Are The 80s ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 2006
Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976) ► Glam Rock >> 2011

March 15


Jay & The Americans —— Sands Of Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson —— Pure Smokey ► Soul >> 1974
Earth, Wind & Fire —— That’s The Way Of The World ► Soul-Funk >> 1975
Kiss —— Destroyer ► Hard Rock >> 1976
The Band —— Islands ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Marvin Gaye —— Live At the London Palladium ► Soul >> 1977
Procol Harum —— Something Magic ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Asia —— Asia ► Arena Rock >> 1982
Talking Heads —— Naked ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1988
Robert Palmer —— Pretty Woman [Sndtrk] ► Adult Contemporary >> 1990
Coverdale-Page —— Coverdale-Page ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Sammy Hagar —— Unboxed ► Hard Rock >> 1994
Mötley Crüe —— Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Matthew Sweet —— Son Of Altered Beast [EP] ► Power Pop >> 1994
Blur —— 13 ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1999
Buju Banton —— Rudeboys Inna Ghetto ► Dancehall Reggae >> 2000
Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock >> 2005
Los Lobos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Roots Rock >> 2005
Steely Dan —— Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock >> 2005

March 16


The Kingston Trio —— Stereo Concert ► Folk-Pop >> 1959
The Beach Boys —— Shut Down, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas —— King And Queen ► Soul >> 1967
Manfred Mann —— What A Mann ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown >> 1976
REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Bijelo Dugme —— Bitanga I Princeza ► Yugoslav Prog Rock >> 1979
The Fall —— Live At The Witch Trials ► Post-Punk >> 1979
The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock >> 1981
The Smithereens —— Green Thoughts ► College Rock >> 1988
The Who —— Who’s Better, Who’s Best ► British Rock >> 1988
Kid Rock —— The Polyfuze Method ► Rap Rock >> 1993
The Cardigans —— Life ► Power Pop >> 1995
Morcheeba —— Big Clam ► Downtempo Trip-Hop >> 1998
Simple Minds —— Neapolis ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock >> 1999
Jackson Browne —— The Very Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock >> 2004
Madonna —— MDNA ► Dance-Pop >> 2012
Mark Knopfler —— Tracker ► Roots Rock >> 2015

March 17


Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ Around The World ► Rock ‘n’ Roll >> 1958
Jackie DeShannon —— New Image ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO) >> 1967
The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1969
Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock >> 1977
Elvis Costello —— This Year’s Model ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1978
Generation X —— Generation X ► Punk Rock >> 1978
Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Depeche Mode —— Black Celebration ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Melissa Etheridge —— Never Enough ► Roots Rock >> 1992
k. d. lang —— Ingenue ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
No Doubt —— The Beacon Street Collection ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
No Doubt —— No Doubt ► Ska-Pop >> 1992
Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal >> 1992
Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Hanson —— MMMBop ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1996
The Dismemberment Plan —— The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified ► Post-Hardcore Punk >> 1997
Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Paul McCartney —— Back In The World ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams —— 11 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 2008
Nick Lowe —— Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe ► Pub Rock >> 2009
Rod Stewart —— Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 2014

March 18


Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll ► Rock n Roll >> 1958
Peter, Paul & Mary —— Album 1700 ► Classic Folk >> 1967
Donna Summer —— A Love Trilogy ► Disco >> 1976
Iggy Pop —— The Idiot ► Proto Punk >> 1977
Grace Slick —— Dreams ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1980
Ike & Tina Turner —— Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner ► Soul >> 1991
Peter Gabriel —— Birdy [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Beatles —— Anthology 2 ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— The Premier Hits ► Synth-Pop >> 1996
Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock >> 1997
The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Buzzcocks —— Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 2003
Sparks —— Two Hands, One Mouth: Live In Europe ► Art Rock >> 2013
Iggy Pop —— Post Pop Depression ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2016

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