Monday, April 22, 2013

 

Albums Released This Week (April 22 - 28)

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):


Apr 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
The Fall ------ Shift-Work ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
Alison Moyet ------ Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Samples ------ No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius ------ Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Asia ------ Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige ------ Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Boston ------ Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago ------ The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Son Volt ------ Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Label Society ------ The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Madonna ------ American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003


Apr 23
Joe Cocker ------ With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Rolling Stones ------ Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas ------ Down The Road ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Burning Spear ------ Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
Gentle Giant ------ Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Ramones ------ The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
The Rolling Stones ------ Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Judas Priest ------ Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Madness ------ Complete Madness ► Ska >> 1982
Men at Work ------ Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Various Artists ------ We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock >> 1985
Death Angel ------ The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Dave Mason ------ Two Hearts ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Dead Milkmen ------ Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Inspiral Carpets ------ Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Michael Bolton ------ Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Joe Walsh ------ Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Hootie & The Blowfish ------ Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos ------ Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
Wilco ------ Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2002
Bob Dylan ------ Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Asia ------ Omega ► Prog Rock >> 2010


Apr 24
David Bowie ------ Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo ------ Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party ------ Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween ------ Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson ------ Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
The Bee Gees ------ This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Lou Reed ------ Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith ------ Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007


Apr 25
The Moody Blues ------ On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers ------ Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc ------ Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer ------ Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath ------ Heaven & Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus ------ Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum ------ Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur ------ Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
King Crimson ------ THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Little Feat ------ Ain't Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Parliament ------ Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton ------ The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Donovan ------ Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Bruce Springsteen ------ We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Apr 26
The Supremes ------ Right On ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
Bucks Fizz ------ Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney ------ Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
"Weird Al" Yankovic ------ "Weird Al" Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters ------ Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Honeymoon Suite ------ Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang ------ Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
The Bodeans ------ Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
Luther Vandross ------ Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Fall ------ The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1993
Johnny Cash ------ American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac ------ In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix ------ Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Live ------ Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom ------ Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
New Order ------ Waiting For The Siren's Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen ------ Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Steve Earle ------ I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011


Apr 27
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
The Fall ------ Slates ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1981
The B-52's ------ Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
David Bowie ------ Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
R.E.M. ------ Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Slade ------ You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar ------ True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Henry's Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC ------ Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Vince Neil ------ Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Porno For Pyros ------ Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Blind Guardian ------ Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Massive Attack ------ Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
AFI ------ Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal ------ Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith ------ Trampin' ► Hard Rock >> 2004


Apr 28
Chicago ------ Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ------ What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper ------ Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead ------ Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw ------ Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox ------ Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning ------ Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius ------ Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Big Pun ------ Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett ------ Don't Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom ------ Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane ------ Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
Dave Matthews Band ------ Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks ------ Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 ------ Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
The Black Crowes ------ Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Various Artists ------ Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009

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