Monday, May 20, 2013

 

Albums Released This Week (May 20 - 26)

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 20
Climax Blues Band ------ Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
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
Peter Cetera ------ You're The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Michael Jackson ------ Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Millencolin ------ For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
James Taylor ------ Hourglass ► Folk-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
Marvin Gaye ------ What's Going On ► Soul - Motown >> 1971
Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Blue Öyster Cult ------ Agents Of Fortune ► Metal >> 1976
Saxon ------ Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney ------ McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
John Waite ------ Ignition ► Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Walsh ------ You Bought It - You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Cinderella ------ Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
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
Jason Becker ------ Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
The Cure ------ Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Everything But The Girl ------ Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
Scorpions ------ Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Soundgarden ------ The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Grunge >> 1996
The Wallflowers ------ Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Arch Enemy ------ Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Bad Company ------ In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Poison ------ Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Three Dog Night ------ Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Soundgarden ------ Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► Grunge >> 2012


May 22
The Monkees ------ Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton ------ Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Smokey Robinson ------ Where There's Smoke… ► Soul - Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross ------ Diana ► Soul - Motown >> 1980
Toyah ------ Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Tin Machine ------ 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
Stabbing Westward ------ Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes ------ Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007


May 23
Marvin Gaye ------ Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul - Motown >> 1966
Brenda Lee ------ Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Cilla Black ------ Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who ------ Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher ------ Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 ------ Lookin' Through The Windows ► Soul - Motown >> 1972
Elton John ------ Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Kiss ------ Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Diana Ross ------ The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Graham Parker ------ The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Rod Stewart ------ Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
The Ramones ------ Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung ------ The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks ------ Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bad Brains ------ God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Chicago ------ Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Chris Isaak ------ Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis ------ Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers ------ The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
Eminem ------ The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
Don Henley ------ Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty ------ Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts ------ Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
XTC ------ Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Jeff Beck ------ Official Bootleg USA '06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007


May 24
The Small Faces ------ Ogden's Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Robert Hunter ------ Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
AC/DC ------ Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Neil Diamond ------ Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Camper Van Beethoven ------ Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Van Halen ------ OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
ABBA ------ More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
The Beastie Boys ------ Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jimmy Buffett ------ Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja ------ The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Dark Tranquility ------ Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004


May 25
Young-Holt Unlimited ------ Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield ------ Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
AC/DC ------ Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
David Gilmour ------ David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Queen ------ Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Spandau Ballet ------ Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Dio ------ Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet ------ Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death ------ Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Jeff Healey Band ------ Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace ------ The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Anthrax ------ The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Marc Cohn ------ The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Donald Fagen ------ Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Talisman ------ Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters ------ Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky ------ Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag ------ A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999
Kylie Minogue ------ Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop >> 2002


May 26
The Mothers Of Invention ------ Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
George Harrison ------ Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono ------ Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Let The Sunshine In ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
Journey ------ Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
The Cure ------ Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos ------ Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
The Jam ------ Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
The B-52's ------ Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1998

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