Monday, April 17, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (April 17 - 23)

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):


April 17
Dusty Springfield ------ A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Brinsley Schwarz ------ Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock >> 1970
Ten Years After ------ Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Peter Frampton ------ Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Eagles ------ Desperado ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Stiff Little Fingers ------ Go For It ► Punk-Rock >> 1981
Motörhead ------ Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1982
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Good Son ► Alt Rock >> 1990
Rick Wakeman ------ Silent Nights ► Art-Rock >> 1991
Rick Wakeman ------ Time Machine ► Prog Rock >> 1991
The Church ------ Uninvited, Like The Clouds ► Alt. Power Pop >> 2006
Dark Tranquility ------ Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2007


April 18
Cilla Black ------ Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock 'N' Roll/Merseybeat >> 1966
The Pretty Things ------ Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1967
The Miracles ------ Renaissance ► Soul - Motown >> 1973
ZZ Top ------ Fandango! ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
The Cure ------ Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk >> 1980
Butthole Surfers ------ Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1986
Eric Clapton ------ Crossroads ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Timbuk 3 ------ Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1988
Erasure ------ The Innocents ► Alt. Dance >> 1988
Reba McEntire ------ Reba ► Country-Pop >> 1988
Pixies ------ Doolittle ► Garage Rock >> 1989
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Let Love In ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Scorpions ------ Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1995
Tricky ------ Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1995
Deicide ------ Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1995
Blind Guardian ------ The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
The Apples In Stereo ------ The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2000
Sheena Easton ------ Freedom ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Ace Of Base ------ Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 2000
Berlin ------ Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop >> 2000
Black Label Society ------ Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal >> 2000
Daniel Powter ------ Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs ------ Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Kansas ------ Works In Progress ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2006
Grimes ------ Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop >> 2011
Mike + The Mechanics ------ The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock >> 2011
Neil Young ------ A Letter Home ► Hard Rock >> 2014
Jethro Tull ------ Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 ► Folk-Rock >> 2015


April 19
Tony Bennett ------ If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening >> 1965
The Zombies ------ Odessey and Oracle ► Baroque Pop >> 1968
The Beatles ------ The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
The Beatles ------ The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1973
Miles Davis ------ Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1974
John Sebastian ------ Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Laurie Anderson ------ Big Science ► Art Rock >> 1982
Jethro Tull ------ The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Ultravox ------ Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
Natalie Cole ------ Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1989
Gastr Del Sol ------ Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock >> 1994
Superchunk ------ Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk >> 1994
The Sneetches ------ Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1995
The Cranberries ------ Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
R.E.M. ------ Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Rock >> 2014


April 20
Jethro Tull ------ Benefit ► Prog Rock >> 1970
Paul McCartney ------ McCartney ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John ------ Dr. John's Gumbo ► Roots Rock >> 1972
Jesse Colin Young ------ Light Shine ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Rick James ------ Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk >> 1978
Ronnie Wood ------ Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Charlie Daniels Band ------ Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock >> 1979
Amy Grant ------ My Father's Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1979
Dave Edmunds ------ Twangin'… ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1981
Bon Jovi ------ 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock >> 1985
Pavement ------ Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock >> 1992
Ben E. King ------ Anthology ► Soul >> 1993
Dave Edmunds ------ The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock >> 1993
Aerosmith ------ Get A Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Radiohead ------ Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1993
10,000 Maniacs ------ The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Alice Cooper ------ The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Buckethead ------ Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal >> 1999
Little Feat ------ Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock >> 2004
Prince ------ Musicology ► Dance-Pop >> 2004
The Staple Singers ------ Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul >> 2004
Machine Head ------ Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 2004
Jimmy Buffett ------ Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
The Apples In Stereo ------ Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2010


April 21
King Curtis ------ King Soul ► Instrumental Soul >> 1960
Frank Zappa ------ Uncle Meat ► Art Rock >> 1969
ABBA ------ ABBA ► Euro-Pop >> 1975
Ringo Starr ------ Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Pete Townshend ------ Empty Glass ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Bananarama ------ Bananarama ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1984
Accept ------ Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1986
Siouxsie And The Banshees ------ Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1986
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) ► Album Rock >> 1987
X Japan ------ Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1989
The Beastie Boys ------ Check Your Head ► Rap >> 1992
The Cure ------ Wish ► Post-Punk >> 1992
Unwound ------ The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore >> 1995
Supergrass ------ In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop >> 1997
Dark Tranquility ------ The Mind's I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1997
Widespread Panic ------ Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock >> 1998
Lou Reed ------ Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock >> 1998
Arch Enemy ------ Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1998
Ray Davies ------ The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Who ------ Live From Toronto ► British Rock >> 2006
Depeche Mode ------ Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop >> 2009


April 22
The Monkees ------ The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
Iron Butterfly ------ Live ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1970
Merle Haggard ------ Hag ► Country Classics >> 1971
The Temptations ------ Sky's The Limit ► Soul - Motown >> 1971
J. Geils Band ------ Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Heart ------ Magazine ► Album Rock >> 1978
Prince ------ Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Alison Moyet ------ Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1991
The Fall ------ Shift-Work ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1991
The Samples ------ No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1992
Stratovarius ------ Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1996
Boston ------ Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock >> 1997
Chicago ------ The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1997
Asia ------ Live ► Prog Rock >> 1997
Mary J. Blige ------ Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul >> 1997
Son Volt ------ Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 1997
Black Sabbath ------ Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 - 1978 ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Madonna ------ American Life ► Dance-Pop >> 2003
The Yardbirds ------ Birdland ► Blues Rock >> 2003
Black Label Society ------ The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal >> 2003
Matthew Sweet ------ Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop >> 2003
Simple Minds ------ Sunday Express - Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ Momofuku ► Roots Rock >> 2008
Carpenters ------ 40/40 ► Easy Listening >> 2009


April 23
Joe Cocker ------ With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock >> 1969
The Rolling Stones ------ Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas ------ Down The Road ► Country-Rock >> 1973
The Rolling Stones ------ Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock >> 1976
Gentle Giant ------ Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Burning Spear ------ Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
The Ramones ------ The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Judas Priest ------ Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal >> 1977
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Madness ------ Complete Madness ► Ska >> 1982
Men at Work ------ Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop >> 1985
Various Artists ------ We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock >> 1985
Dave Mason ------ Two Hearts ► Prog Rock >> 1987
Death Angel ------ The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1987
Inspiral Carpets ------ Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Dead Milkmen ------ Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Various Artists ------ Deadicated ► Jam Bands >> 1991
Joe Walsh ------ Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Michael Bolton ------ Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Warren Zevon ------ Mutineer ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Hootie & The Blowfish ------ Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos ------ Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
The Knack ------ Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop >> 2002
Supertramp ------ Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Wilco ------ Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2002
The Monkees ------ The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bob Dylan ------ Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Asia ------ Omega ► Prog Rock >> 2010
Cilla Black ------ Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock >> 2012
Peter Gabriel ------ Live Blood ► Prog Rock >> 2012

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