Monday, March 19, 2012

 

Albums Released This Week (March 19 - 25)

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


Mar 19

Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1962
Jethro Tull ------ Aqualung ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Cat Stevens ------ Buddha And The Chocolate Box ► Folk-Pop >> 1974
Kiss ------ Dressed To Kill ► Hard Rock >> 1975
America ------ Hearts ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
The Doobie Brothers ------ Takin' It To The Streets ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Black Flag ------ Who's Got The 10 1/2? ► Punk-Rock/Hardcore >> 1986
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ------ Rock The House ► Pop-Rap >> 1987
Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads ------ Tribute ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Cowboy Junkies ------ The Caution Horses ► Alt. Rock >> 1990
Robert Plant ------ Manic Nirvana ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Depeche Mode ------ Violator ► Synth-Pop >> 1990
George Strait ------ Chill Of An Early Fall ► Classic Country >> 1991
Barenaked Ladies ------ Born On A Pirate Ship ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Jimmy Buffett ------ Far Side Of The World ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Donovan ------ Pied Piper ► Folk-Rock >> 2002


Mar 20

The Temptations ------ Meet The Temptations ► Soul - Motown >> 1964
Elvis Presley ------ Good Times ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Wild Cherry ------ Wild Cherry ► Funk >> 1976
Praying Mantis ------ Time Tells No Lies ► Heavy Metal (New Wave of British) >> 1981
Bell Biv Devoe ------ Poison ► New Jack Swing >> 1990
Blue Aeroplanes ------ Swagger ► Art Rock >> 1990
Iron Fire ------ Thunderstorm ► Speed Metal >> 2000
Joss Stone ------ Introducing Joss Stone ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2007


Mar 21

Al Green ------ Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern) >> 1967
The Faces ------ First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream ------ Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
AC/DC ------ Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Slade ------ Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Pink Floyd ------ The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Pixies ------ Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Madonna ------ Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Bonnie Raitt ------ Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alison Moyet ------ Essex ► Synth-Pop >> 1994
Stevie Wonder ------ Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
The Tea Party ------ The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Death ------ Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Against All Authority ------ 24 Hour Roadside Assistance ► Ska-Punk >> 2000
Patti Smith ------ Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Ben Harper ------ Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006


Mar 22

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


Mar 23

Elvis Presley ------ Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
Roxy Music ------ For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock >> 1973
King Crimson ------ Lark's Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Judas Priest ------ Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal >> 1976
Genesis ------ ...And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Kaya ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
Van Halen ------ Van Halen II ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Journey ------ Departure ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
ZZ Top ------ Eliminator ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Ratt ------ Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Howard Jones ------ Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Joni Mitchell ------ Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Fates Warning ------ No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1988
ZZ Top ------ Recycler ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Fall ------ Code: Selfish ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Mothers Of Invention ------ Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock >> 1993
Depeche Mode ------ Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Dwight Yoakam ------ This Time ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1993
Everclear ------ Sparkle And Fade ► Grunge-Punk >> 1995
Iron Maiden ------ Virtual XI ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
A+ ------ Hempstead High ► Pop-Rap >> 1999
Peter Pan Speedrock ------ Killermachine ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Lou Reed ------ Animal Serenade ► Album Rock >> 2004
Guns N' Roses ------ Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Eric Clapton ------ Me And Mr. Johnson ► Blues-Rock >> 2004


Mar 24

The Easybeats ------ It's Too Easy ► British Invasion >> 1966
Elton John ------ Friends ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Slade ------ Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks ------ Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Chicago ------ Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Nuthin' Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead ------ Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Talking Heads ------ The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
The Rolling Stones ------ Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Pet Shop Boys ------ Please ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
They Might Be Giants ------ Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Running Wild ------ Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Everclear ------ White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
Journey ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock >> 1998


Mar 25

The Beach Boys ------ Surfin' U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Billy Preston ------ The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul >> 1966
Jimi Hendrix ------ Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale ------ Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
The Kinks ------ The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale ------ Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph ------ Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Devo ------ DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
The Church ------ The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
Joe Jackson ------ Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure ------ Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Shakira ------ Peligro ► New Jack Swing >> 1993
Powerman 5000 ------ True Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Sleater-Kinney ------ Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1996
Dinosaur Jr. ------ Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Daft Punk ------ Homework ► House >> 1997
The Notorious B.I.G. ------ Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Rick Slick ------ The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap >> 1999
The Raconteurs ------ Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock >> 2008
The B-52's ------ Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008
Counting Crows ------ Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008

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