Monday, March 20, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (March 20 - 26)

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):


March 20
The Temptations ------ Meet The Temptations ► Soul - Motown >> 1964
Elvis Presley ------ Good Times ► Adult Contemporary >> 1974
Wild Cherry ------ Wild Cherry ► Funk >> 1976
Praying Mantis ------ Time Tells No Lies ► Heavy Metal (New Wave of British) >> 1981
Peter Wolf ------ Come As You Are ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1987
Bell Biv Devoe ------ Poison ► New Jack Swing >> 1990
Blue Aeroplanes ------ Swagger ► Art Rock >> 1990
Iron Fire ------ Thunderstorm ► Speed Metal >> 2000
Cocteau Twins ------ Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 1: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Cocteau Twins ------ Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 2: Singles And Extended Plays 1993-1996-1990 ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Abattoir Blues Tour ► Alt Rock >> 2007
Joss Stone ------ Introducing Joss Stone ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul) >> 2007


March 21
Al Green ------ Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern) >> 1967
The Faces ------ First Step ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
Tangerine Dream ------ Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic >> 1975
AC/DC ------ Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Slade ------ Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Rose Royce ------ Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! ► Disco/Funk >> 1978
Pink Floyd ------ The Final Cut ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock >> 1988
Pixies ------ Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock >> 1988
Tina Turner ------ Tina Live In Europe ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Madonna ------ Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Bonnie Raitt ------ Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
Alison Moyet ------ Essex ► Synth-Pop >> 1994
Stevie Wonder ------ Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B >> 1995
The Tea Party ------ The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock >> 1995
Death ------ Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Against All Authority ------ 24 Hour Roadside Resistance ► Ska-Punk >> 2000
Patti Smith ------ Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock >> 2000
Led Zeppelin ------ Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock >> 2000
NSYNC ------ No Strings Attached ► Dance-Pop >> 2000
Ben Harper ------ Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2006


March 22
The Beatles ------ Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Bob Dylan ------ Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Beatles ------ The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
The Temptations ------ The Temptations Sing Smokey ► Soul - Motown >> 1965
Elvis Presley ------ You'll Never Walk Alone ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa ------ Apostrophe (') ► Art Rock >> 1974
Eagles ------ On The Border ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Soft Machine ------ Bundles ► Jazz Fusion >> 1975
Jesse Colin Young ------ Songbird ► Folk-Rock >> 1975
Elvis Presley ------ The Sun Sessions ► Rock 'N Roll >> 1976
Iron Maiden ------ The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal >> 1982
The Beatles ------ Reel Music ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Savatage ------ The Dungeons Are Calling ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1984
The Go-Go's ------ Talk Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
Alcatrazz ------ Disturbing The Peace ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
John Paul Jones ------ Scream For Help [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock >> 1985
Anthrax ------ Among The Living ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Morrissey ------ Viva Hate ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1988
White Zombie ------ Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1989
Nine Inch Nails ------ Head Like A Hole ► Industrial Metal >> 1990
Iron Maiden ------ A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Yes ------ Talk ► Prog Rock >> 1994
Cheap Trick ------ Woke Up With A Monster ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1994
The Headstones ------ Teeth And Tissue ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ B-Sides & Rarities ► Alt Rock >> 2005
Billy Idol ------ Devil's Playground ► Hard Rock >> 2005
Soundgarden ------ Live On I-5 ► Grange Rock >> 2011


March 23
Elvis Presley ------ Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll >> 1956
Bobby Darin ------ That's All ► Pop-Rock >> 1959
Dionne Warwick ------ Dionne Warwick In Valley Of The Dolls ► Pop-Soul >> 1968
Roxy Music ------ For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock >> 1973
King Crimson ------ Lark's Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Judas Priest ------ Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal >> 1976
Genesis ------ ...And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Kaya ► Roots Reggae >> 1978
Van Halen ------ Van Halen II ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Journey ------ Departure ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1980
Rick Springfield ------ Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet ► Power Pop >> 1982
ZZ Top ------ Eliminator ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Ratt ------ Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
Howard Jones ------ Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1985
Joni Mitchell ------ Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock >> 1988
Fates Warning ------ No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive >> 1988
ZZ Top ------ Recycler ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
The Fall ------ Code: Selfish ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1992
Frank Zappa ------ Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock >> 1993
Depeche Mode ------ Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop >> 1993
Dwight Yoakam ------ This Time ► Alt Country-Rock >> 1993
Everclear ------ Sparkle And Fade ► Grunge-Punk >> 1995
Iron Maiden ------ Virtual XI ► Heavy Metal >> 1998
Elton John & Leann Rimes ------ Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
A+ ------ Hempstead High ► Pop-Rap >> 1999
Gov't Mule ------ Live…With A Little Help From Our Friends, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 1999
Mark Knopfler ------ Metroland [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1999
Peter Pan Speedrock ------ Killermachine ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Jerry Garcia Band ------ Shining Star ► Roots Rock >> 2001
Lou Reed ------ Animal Serenade ► Album Rock >> 2004
Guns N' Roses ------ Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Eric Clapton ------ Me And Mr. Johnson ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Triumph ------ A Night Of Triumph ► Arena Rock >> 2004
Ringo Starr ------ Tour 2003 ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Kansas ------ Miracles Out Of Nowhere ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2015


March 24
The Easybeats ------ It's 2 Easy ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1966
Frank Zappa ------ Mothermania ► Prog Rock >> 1969
Elton John ------ Friends [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Slade ------ Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock >> 1972
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks ------ Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock >> 1972
Pink Floyd ------ The Dark Side Of The Moon [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Chicago ------ Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock >> 1975
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Nuthin' Fancy ► Southern Rock >> 1975
Motörhead ------ Overkill ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Talking Heads ------ The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock >> 1982
The Rolling Stones ------ Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock >> 1986
Pet Shop Boys ------ Please ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
They Might Be Giants ------ Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock >> 1992
Running Wild ------ Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1994
Supertramp ------ Some Things Never Change ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Everclear ------ White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk >> 1997
Journey ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock >> 1998
Blue Öyster Cult ------ Heaven Forbid ► Metal >> 1998
NSYNC ------ NSYNC ► Dance-Pop >> 1998
The Who ------ Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 2008
Indigo Girls ------ Poseidon And The Bitter Bug ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks ------ Tangled Tales ► Country-Rock >> 2009
Van Morrison ------ Diuets: Reworking The Catalogue ► Folk-Rock >> 2015


March 25
The Beach Boys ------ Surfin' U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock >> 1963
Billy Preston ------ The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul >> 1966
Stevie Wonder ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-R&B >> 1968
Jimi Hendrix ------ Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
John Cale ------ Vintage Violence ► Art Rock >> 1970
The Kinks ------ The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young ------ Together ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk >> 1974
John Cale ------ Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock >> 1975
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Triumph ------ Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock >> 1980
Devo ------ DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1981
The Church ------ The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Jackson ------ Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
The Cure ------ Entreat ► Post-Punk >> 1991
Shakira ------ Peligro ► New Jack Swing >> 1993
Powerman 5000 ------ True Force ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Sleater-Kinney ------ Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl >> 1996
Matthew Sweet ------ Blue Sky On Mars ► Power Pop >> 1997
Dinosaur Jr. ------ Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock >> 1997
Daft Punk ------ Homework ► House >> 1997
The Notorious B.I.G. ------ Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap >> 1997
Machine Head ------ The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1997
Simple Minds ------ The Early Years 1977-1978 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1998
Rick Slick ------ The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap >> 1999
Iron Maiden ------ Rock In Rio ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Ringo Starr ------ Ringo Rama ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Jerry Garcia Band ------ Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989 – 2005 ► Roots Rock >> 2005
The Raconteurs ------ Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock >> 2008
The B-52's ------ Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2008
Counting Crows ------ Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2008
Simple Minds ------ Celebrate: The Greatest Hits ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2013
Iron Maiden ------ Maiden England '88 ► Heavy Metal >> 2013
Eagles ------ The Studio Albums 1972-1979 ► Country-Rock >> 2013
Jack Bruce ------ Silver Rails ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2014


March 26
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers ------ John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock >> 1965
The Kinks ------ Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock >> 1971
Frank Zappa ------ Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock >> 1972
ABBA ------ Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Smokey Robinson ------ A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1975
Santana ------ Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1976
Thin Lizzy ------ Jailbreak ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Village People ------ Go West ► Disco >> 1979
Van Halen ------ Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock >> 1980
The Oak Ridge Boys ------ Fancy Free ► Country-Pop >> 1981
Keel ------ The Right To Rock ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Southern Accents ► Album Rock >> 1985
Van Halen ------ 5150 ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Heart ------ Brigade ► Album Rock >> 1990
Cross ------ Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know ► Hard Rock >> 1990
Digital Underground ------ Sex Packets ► Pop-Rap >> 1990
Bob Dylan ------ The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock >> 1991
Rod Stewart ------ Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Anal Cunt ------ 40 More Reasons To Hate Us ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore >> 1996
Bonnie Tyler ------ Free Spirit ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1996
Mark Knopfler ------ Golden Heart ► Roots Rock >> 1996
The Monkees ------ Missing Links, Volume Three ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Elton John ------ Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
David Gray ------ Shine: The Best Of The Early Years ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay ------ The Singles 1999-2006 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2007
Iron Maiden ------ En Vivo! ► Heavy Metal >> 2012

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