Monday, May 18, 2015

 

Albums Released This Week (May 18 - 24)

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):


May 18
Brenda Lee ------ By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds ------ History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel ------ Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Ian Dury & The Blockheads ------ Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
David Bowie ------ Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde ------ Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle ------ Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists ------ Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel ------ 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Kiss ------ Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Janet Jackson ------ Janet ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis ------ The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Feeder ------ Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger ------ Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett ------ Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
AFI ------ Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Triumph ------ Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010


May 19
Brenda Lee ------ Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Spiral Starecase ------ More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Poco ------ Pickin' Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Uriah Heep ------ Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Elton John ------ Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
The Kinks ------ Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
The Ramones ------ Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Prince ------ Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
Peter Gabriel ------ So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
The Cure ------ Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Kiss ------ Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Billy Ray Cyrus ------ Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kansas ------ Always Never The Same ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Calexico ------ The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kool & The Gang ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack ------ Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey ------ Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet ------ Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood ------ Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms ------ Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. ------ Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Alt. Rock >> 2014


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
Michael Jackson ------ Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
John Fogerty ------ Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Blues Brothers ------ Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Millencolin ------ For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
James Taylor ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip ------ Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters ------ The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
Peter Cetera ------ You're The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Bracket ------ When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs ------ But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Jack Bruce ------ Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall '75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003


May 21
Stevie Wonder ------ Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul - Pop >> 1963
Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Marvin Gaye ------ What's Going On ► Soul - Motown >> 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
The Wallflowers ------ Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Soundgarden ------ The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Grunge >> 1996
Jason Becker ------ Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Scorpions ------ Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal >> 1996
Bobby Patterson ------ Second Coming ► Texas Soul >> 1996
Everything But The Girl ------ Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
The Cure ------ Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
Arch Enemy ------ Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Poison ------ Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Bad Company ------ In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Phil Lesh & Friends ------ There And Back Again ► Country-Rock >> 2002
Three Dog Night ------ Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Kool & The Gang ------ Too Hot Live ► Funk >> 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
Ringo Starr ------ Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stabbing Westward ------ Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes ------ Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Natalie Cole ------ Leavin' ► Soul-Pop >> 2006
Ozzy Osbourne ------ Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007
The Knack ------ Havin' A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop >> 2012


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
Diana Ross ------ The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss ------ Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker ------ The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Rod Stewart ------ Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Up Your Alley ► Hard 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
Chris Isaak ------ Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Brains ------ God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers ------ The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
The Rembrandts ------ LP ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Chicago ------ Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis ------ Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts ------ Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
Wilson Phillips ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Don Henley ------ Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty ------ Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Eminem ------ The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 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
Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Robert Hunter ------ Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Neil Diamond ------ Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
AC/DC ------ Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Van Halen ------ OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Camper Van Beethoven ------ Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Guns N' Roses ------ The "Civil War" [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1993
ABBA ------ More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Natalie Cole ------ Take A Look ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett ------ Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys ------ Ill Communication ► Rap >> 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
Avril Lavigne ------ Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk >> 2004
Journey ------ Eclipse ► AOR Rock >> 2011

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