Monday, April 29, 2013

 

Albums Released This Week (April 29 - May 5)

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 29
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Ridin' High ► Soul - Motown >> 1968
The Temptations ------ The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul - Motown >> 1968
The Doors ------ L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper ------ Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen ------ Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements ------ Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Freddie Mercury ------ Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Santana ------ Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Tom Petty ------ Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks ------ All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
The Ataris ------ Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Prince ------ Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna ------ Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Steve Winwood ------ Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008


Apr 30
The Zombies ------ Begin Here ► Art Rock >> 1965
Marvin Gaye ------ M.P.G. ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Thin Lizzy ------ Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
J.J. Cale ------ Okie ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
Elton John ------ Here And There ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae >> 1976
The Moody Blues ------ Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1977
Sister Sledge ------ We Are Family ► Disco >> 1979
Cheap Trick ------ One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1982
The Cure ------ The Top ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
Keel ------ The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Billy Bragg ------ The Internationale ► Folk-Rock >> 1990
Boyz II Men ------ Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing >> 1991
Joe Jackson ------ Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1991
Yes ------ Union ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Iced Earth ------ Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1992
The Cranberries ------ To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Dave Matthews Band ------ Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996


May 01
Bob Dylan ------ Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Jeff Beck Group ------ The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
James Taylor ------ Gorilla ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Deacon Blue ------ Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fairground Attraction ------ The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle >> 1988
The Cure ------ Disintegration ► Post-Punk >> 1989
Flotsam And Jetsam ------ When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Rory Gallagher ------ Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Dixie Chicks ------ Little Ol' Cowgirl ► Country-Rock >> 1992
The Vaselines ------ The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock >> 1992
T.I.S.M. ------ Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bardot ------ Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks ------ Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. ------ Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush ------ Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007


May 02
Dean Martin ------ Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Rory Gallagher ------ Jinx ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
New Order ------ Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance >> 1983
Melissa Etheridge ------ Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock >> 1988
Morbid Angel ------ Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Ian Anderson ------ Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Asia ------ Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel ------ 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream ------ XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam ------ Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam ------ Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock >> 2006


May 03
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Stand! ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Status Quo ------ Quo ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Aerosmith ------ Rocks ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Motörhead ------ The Golden Years ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
The Cure ------ Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Modern English ------ After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
Bruce Hornsby & The Range ------ Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color ------ Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Queensrÿche ------ Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bananarama ------ Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Jawbox ------ Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
The Fall ------ Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
Traffic ------ Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Limp Bizkit ------ The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005



May 04
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Greatest Hits ► Soul - Motown >> 1966
Stevie Wonder ------ Up-Tight (Everything's Alright) ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Yes ------ Yessongs ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Billy Preston ------ The Kids And Me ► Funk >> 1974
Gentle Giant ------ Interview ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Beatles ------ Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Frank Zappa ------ Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock >> 1979
Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Scorpions ------ Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
David Crosby ------ Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Dark Funeral ------ Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield ------ Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Therion ------ Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Black Label Society ------ Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
Robbie Williams ------ The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
David Crosby ------ Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Ryan Adams ------ Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Toni Braxton ------ Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 2010
Extreme ------ Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Carole King & James Taylor ------ Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Tonic ------ Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2010


May 05
The Rascals ------ Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Paul Simon ------ There Goes Rhymin' Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
The James Gang ------ Newborn ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Parliament ------ Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Stranger In Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Saxon ------ Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Hard Promises ► Album Rock >> 1981
Sodom ------ In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1984
The Moody Blues ------ The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Style Council ------ Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
Sonia ------ Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Gregg Alexander ------ Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Neville Brothers ------ Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Steve Earle ------ I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Meredith Brooks ------ Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Humble Pie ------ The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney ------ Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx ------ Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
ALL ------ Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1998

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