Monday, July 4, 2016

 

Albums Released This Week (July 4 - 10)

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):

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Jul 04
David Ackles ------ American Gothic ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Neil Diamond ------ Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Mission Of Burma ------ Signals, Calls, And Marches ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Yazoo ------ You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
Kylie Minogue ------ Kylie ► Dance-Pop >> 1988
The Prodigy ------ Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial >> 1994
Funkdoobiest ------ Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap >> 1995
Foo Fighters ------ Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock >> 1995
Brother Cane ------ Seeds ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Mogwai ------ Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ► Cosmic Post-Rock >> 1997
Underoath ------ Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1999
Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes ------ Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock >> 2000
Alice Cooper ------ Dirty Diamonds ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Johnny Cash ------ American V: A Hundred Highways ► Trad Country/Americana >> 2006
Various Artists ------ The Best Of Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Blondie ------ Panic Of Girls ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2011

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Jul 05
Ray Charles ------ Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul >> 1958
The Beach Boys ------ Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Beach Boys ------ Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
Creedence Clearwater Revival ------ Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Cass Elliott ------ Bubblegum, Lemonade, And… Something For Mama ► Bubblegum Pop >> 1969
Frank Zappa ------ Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock >> 1972
Bryan Ferry ------ Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock >> 1974
The Beach Boys ------ 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Suicidal Tendencies ------ Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal >> 1983
Billy Squier ------ Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock >> 1984
Björk ------ Debut ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1993
Smog ------ Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi >> 1993
U2 ------ Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
Hootie & The Blowfish ------ Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Who ------ Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B ► British Rock >> 1994
The Auteurs ------ How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock >> 1999
Iron Maiden ------ The Essential Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
Various Artists ------ Music For Lonely Housewives ► Multiple Genres >> 2005

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Jul 06
MC5 ------ High Time ► Garage Rock/Proto-Punk >> 1971
Diana Ross ------ Surrender ► Soul - Motown >> 1971
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ------ Trilogy ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Steely Dan ------ Countdown To Ecstasy ► Jazz-Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull ------ A Passion Play [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
The B-52's ------ The B-52's ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1979
Pat Benatar ------ Precious Time ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Public Image Ltd. ------ This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get ► Post-Punk >> 1984
The Jacksons ------ Victory ► Soul/pop >> 1984
Heart ------ Heart ► Album Rock >> 1985
Supertramp ------ The Autobiography Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
Quiet Riot ------ QR III ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Echo & The Bunnymen ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Grateful Dead ------ In The Dark ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Todd Rundgren ------ No World Order ► Art Rock >> 1993
Akinyele ------ Vagina Diner ► Dirty Rap >> 1993
Miss Kitten & The Hacker ------ Champagne ► Electro Pop >> 1998
Dokken ------ The Very Best Of Dokken ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
New Order ------ Live At Bestival 2012 ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2013

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Jul 07
Cream ------ Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
Ben E. King ------ Rough Edges ► Soul >> 1970
Jimmy Cliff ------ The Harder They Come [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Reggae >> 1972
Barry Manilow ------ Barry Manilow I ► AM Pop >> 1973
Elvis Presley ------ Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Yes ------ Going For The One ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Styx ------ The Grand Illusion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
David Sylvian ------ Brilliant Trees ► Ambient >> 1984
Steve Winwood ------ Back In The High Life ► Album Rock >> 1986
David Lee Roth ------ Eat 'Em And Smile ► Hard Rock >> 1986
k. d. lang ------ Angel With A Lariat ► Alt Country Rock >> 1987
Los Lobos ------ By The Light Of The Moon ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Dwight Yoakam ------ Hillbilly Deluxe ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1987
Hoodoo Gurus ------ Mars Needs Guitars ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1987
Eric B. and Rakim ------ Paid in Full ► Hardcore Rap >> 1987
Laura Branigan ------ Touch ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Frank Zappa ------ Beat The Boots ► Art Rock >> 1991
Robert Fripp ------ Show Of Hands ► Art Rock >> 1991
Kansas ------ Carry On ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1992
Dream Theater ------ Images And Words ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1992
Against All Authority ------ Against All Authority ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Dropkick Murphys ------ Boys On The Docks ► Punk Rock >> 1997
Barenaked Ladies ------ Stunt ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Ringo Starr ------ Choose Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Jeff Beck ------ Live At B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill ► Instrumental Rock >> 2006
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live 2006 ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Berlin ------ All The Way In ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2009

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Jul 08
Duster Bennett ------ Smiling Like I'm Happy ► Blues-Rock >> 1968
Canned Heat ------ Halleujah ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Ministry ------ Twitch ► Industrial Metal >> 1986
Pete Townshend ------ Another Scoop ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Zard ------ Today Is Another Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Emperor ------ Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1997
The Call ------ The Best Of The Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1997
Midnight Oil ------ The Real Thing ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
David Lee Roth ------ Diamond Dave ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Heart ------ Playlist: The Very Best Of Heart ► Album Rock >> 2008
Jane's Addiction ------ Live In NYC ► Alt. Rock >> 2013
John Mellencamp ------ Trouble No More Live At Town Hall ► Roots Rock >> 2014

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Jul 09
Wham! ------ Fantastic ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Elton John ------ Breaking Hearts ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Public Image Ltd. ------ This Is What You Want…This Is What You Get [UK] ► Post-Punk >> 1984
Meat Puppets ------ Forbidden Places ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
The Samples ------ Underwater People ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
REO Speedwagon ------ Building The Bridge ► Arena Rock >> 1996
I Mother Earth ------ Scenery And Fish ► Alt. Rock >> 1996
Counting Crows ------ Hard Candy ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2002

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Jul 10
The Beatles ------ A Hard Day's Night [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
The Shadows ------ Jigsaw ► Instrumental Rock 'N' Roll >> 1967
The Yardbirds ------ Little Games ► Blues Rock >> 1967
Otis Redding ------ Live In Europe ► Memphis Soul >> 1967
Tim Buckley ------ Happy Sad ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Chicago ------ Chicago V ► Jazz-Rock >> 1972
Cher ------ Foxy Lady ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Nilsson ------ Son Of Schmilsson ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Parliament ------ Up For The Down Stroke ► Funk >> 1974
The Kinks ------ Low Budget ► British Rock >> 1979
The Korgis ------ Sticky George ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tina Turner ------ Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
N.R.B.Q. ------ Honest Dollar ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Zard ------ Yureru Omoi ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
The Calling ------ Camino Palmero ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock >> 2001
Jack Bruce ------ Shadows In The Air ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2001
Melissa Etheridge ------ Skin ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Coldplay ------ Parachutes ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2000
Queen ------ The A-Z Of Queen, Volume 1 ► Glam Rock >> 2007
Stephen Stills ------ Just Roll Tape: April 26th, 1968 ► Folk-Rock >> 2007
Kool & The Gang ------ Still Kool ► Funk >> 2007
Yes ------ Like It Is: Yes At The Messa Arts Center ► Prog Rock >> 2015

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