Monday, May 16, 2016

 

Albums Released This Week (May 16 - 22)

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 16
Bob Dylan ------ Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys ------ Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows ------ Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock 'N' Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs ------ Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who ------ Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters ------ Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young ------ First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks ------ The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Joe Walsh ------ But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Hall & Oates ------ Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Devo ------ Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Iron Maiden ------ Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
10,000 Maniacs ------ Blind Man's Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
The A-Teens ------ The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Pearl Jam ------ Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Phish ------ Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
Peter Frampton ------ Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Gov't Mule ------ Mo' Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
The Raconteurs ------ Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006


May 17
Herbie Hancock ------ Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
Brenda Lee ------ The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Neil Diamond ------ Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive ------ Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Rainbow ------ Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney ------ Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith ------ Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Frank Zappa ------ Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Fixx ------ Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth ------ Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Herbie Hancock ------ Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers ------ Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders ------ Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai ------ Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
Oingo Boingo ------ Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
America ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Erasure ------ I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Van Morrison ------ A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band ------ Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Hanson ------ Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
The Melvins ------ The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Cast ------ Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison ------ Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones ------ The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010


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
The Ventures ------ Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
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
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock >> 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 ------ Down On The Upside ► Grange Rock >> 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 ------ The Classic Album Selection ► Grange Rock >> 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

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