Monday, April 27, 2015

 

Albums Released This Week (April 27 - May 3)

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


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
R.E.M. ------ Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
David Bowie ------ Never Let Me Down ► Glam 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
Massive Attack ------ Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
Blind Guardian ------ Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
AFI ------ Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal ------ Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Patti Smith ------ Trampin' ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Melissa Etheridge ------ Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010


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
Dave Matthews Band ------ Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Big Pun ------ Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett ------ Don't Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks ------ Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane ------ Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
The Monkees ------ The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 ------ Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Children Of Bodom ------ Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts ------ Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler ------ A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
Various Artists ------ Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009
The Black Crowes ------ Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
The Ramona Flowers ------ Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2013



Apr 29
The Turtles ------ Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
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
Santana ------ Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Freddie Mercury ------ Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Tom Petty ------ Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Buzzcocks ------ All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
The Ataris ------ Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
Indigo Girls ------ Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters ------ Stompin' Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Steve Winwood ------ Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
Prince ------ Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Madonna ------ Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 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
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1984
The Cure ------ The Top ► Post-Punk >> 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
Dave Matthews Band ------ Crash ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Cranberries ------ To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Spin Doctors ------ If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013


May 01
Joni Mitchell ------ Clouds ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
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
Rory Gallagher ------ Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Flotsam And Jetsam ------ When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 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
Simple Minds ------ Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Bardot ------ Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Plan B ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Gram Parsons ------ Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock >> 2001
Stevie Nicks ------ Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Dinosaur Jr. ------ Beyond ► Alt. Rock >> 2007
Rush ------ Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole ------ Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010


May 02
Dean Martin ------ Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ You're Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock >> 1978
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
The Apples In Stereo ------ Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1995
Asia ------ Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel ------ 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream ------ XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
The Who ------ The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock >> 2004
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
Modern English ------ After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure ------ Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Queensrÿche ------ Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range ------ Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color ------ Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
When In Rome ------ When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Jawbox ------ Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
Bananarama ------ Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Traffic ------ Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Fall ------ Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Nouvelle Vague ------ Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit ------ The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bob Dylan ------ Fixin' To Die ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

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