Monday, May 16, 2011

 

Albums Released This Week (May 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):


May 16

Bob Dylan ------ Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys ------ Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Phil Ochs ------ Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who ------ Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Neil Young ------ First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Joe Walsh ------ But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Hall & Oates ------ Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Iron Maiden ------ Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
The A-Teens ------ The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Peter Frampton ------ Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000


May 17

Herbie Hancock ------ Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive ------ Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Paul McCartney ------ Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Rainbow ------ Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Patti Smith ------ Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Frank Zappa ------ Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
Herbie Hancock ------ Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers ------ Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders ------ Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
America ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Erasure ------ I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Hanson ------ Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
The Melvins ------ The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999


May 18

Brenda Lee ------ By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds ------ History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel ------ Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Ian Dury & The Blockheads ------ Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
David Bowie ------ Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde ------ Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Kiss ------ Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Janet Jackson ------ Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Feeder ------ Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger ------ Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett ------ Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
AFI ------ Black Sails In The Sunset ► Alt Rock >> 1999


May 19

Spiral Starecase ------ More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Poco ------ Pickin' Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Uriah Heep ------ Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elton John ------ Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks ------ Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Prince ------ Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
Peter Gabriel ------ So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Cure ------ Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Spanish Fly ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Kiss ------ Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Billy Ray Cyrus ------ Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Calexico ------ The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Spandau Ballet ------ Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005


May 20

Marvin Gaye ------ What's Going On ► Soul - Motown >> 1971
David Bowie ------ Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
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
James Taylor ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera ------ You're The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bracket ------ When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003


May 21

Stevie Wonder ------ Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul - Pop >> 1963
Blue Öyster Cult ------ Agents Of Fortune ► Proto-Metal >> 1976
Saxon ------ Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney ------ McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Joe Walsh ------ You Bought It - You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Poison ------ Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul ------ Vol. II: 1990 - A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween ------ Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
The Wallflowers ------ Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jason Becker ------ Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Everything But The Girl ------ Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
The Cure ------ Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Poison ------ Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Bad Company ------ In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Three Dog Night ------ Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002


May 22

The Monkees ------ Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton ------ Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Diana Ross ------ The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Smokey Robinson ------ Where There's Smoke… ► Soul - Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross ------ Diana ► Soul - Motown >> 1980
Toyah ------ Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie ------ Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Madonna ------ I'm Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders ------ Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Andrew Ridgeley ------ Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Spiritualized ------ Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007

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