Monday, April 25, 2016

 

Albums Released This Week (April 25 - May 1)

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 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 And 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
Little Feat ------ Ain't Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Bob Dylan ------ MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
King Crimson ------ THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Parliament ------ Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Toni Braxton ------ The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Donovan ------ Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2002
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen ------ We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006


Apr 26
The Supremes ------ Right On ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
X ------ Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.) >> 1980
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
Richard Marx ------ Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1989
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
Jimi Hendrix ------ Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Fleetwood Mac ------ In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Live ------ Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom ------ Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
The Rolling Stones ------ Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen ------ Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Joni Mitchell ------ Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
New Order ------ Waiting For The Siren's Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Soul Asylum ------ Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Steve Earle ------ I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011
The Rolling Stones ------ Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Chad & Jeremy ------ Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop >> 2013


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
Black Sabbath ------ Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
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
Yes ------ Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog 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
Black Sabbath ------ The Sabbath Stones ► Hard 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
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Twenty ► 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
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Skynyrd's Innyrds ► Southern Rock >> 1989
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
Ben E. King ------ Spanish Harlem ► Soul >> 1961
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
A-Ha ------ Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop >> 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
Timothy B. Schmit ------ Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock >> 2001
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
Black Sabbath ------ Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock >> 2007
Rush ------ Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole ------ Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010

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