Monday, May 1, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (May 1 - 7)

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 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
Warren Zevon ------ Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-Rock >> 2007
Rush ------ Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2007
Natalie Cole ------ Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop >> 2010


May 02
Dean Martin ------ Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop >> 1967
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ You're Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock >> 1978
Rory Gallagher ------ Jinx ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
New Order ------ Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance >> 1983
Melissa Etheridge ------ Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock >> 1988
Morbid Angel ------ Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Ian Anderson ------ Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock >> 1995
The Apples In Stereo ------ Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 1995
Asia ------ Rare ► Prog Rock >> 2000
Billy Joel ------ 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Primal Scream ------ XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock >> 2000
The Who ------ The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock >> 2004
Pearl Jam ------ Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Pearl Jam ------ Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock >> 2006
Cyndi Lauper ------ Detour ► Country-Pop >> 2016


May 03
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Stand! ► Soul-Funk >> 1969
Status Quo ------ Quo ► Hard Rock >> 1974
Aerosmith ------ Rocks ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Motörhead ------ The Golden Years ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Modern English ------ After The Snow ► Synth-Pop >> 1982
The Cure ------ Pornography ► Post-Punk >> 1982
Frank Zappa ------ Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock >> 1982
Queensrÿche ------ Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Bruce Hornsby & The Range ------ Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Living Color ------ Vivid ► Hard Rock >> 1988
When In Rome ------ When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1988
Jawbox ------ Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore >> 1991
Bananarama ------ Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop >> 1991
Traffic ------ Far From Home ► Prog Rock >> 1994
The Fall ------ Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock >> 1994
The Allman Brothers Band ------ Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock >> 1994
Cyndi Lauper ------ Shine ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
David Bowie ------ The Collection ► Glam Rock >> 2005
Nouvelle Vague ------ Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock >> 2005
Limp Bizkit ------ The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal >> 2005
Rush ------ Retrospective III: 1989-2008 ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2009
Aretha Franklin ------ Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love ► Soul/Hip Hop >> 2011
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 2013
Bob Dylan ------ Fixin' To Die ► Folk-Rock >> 2013


May 04
The Ventures ------ Surfing ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Greatest Hits ► Soul - Motown >> 1966
Stevie Wonder ------ Up-Tight (Everything's Alright) ► Pop-R&B >> 1966
Yes ------ Yessongs ► Prog Rock >> 1973
Billy Preston ------ The Kids And Me ► Funk >> 1974
Gentle Giant ------ Interview ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Beatles ------ Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Frank Zappa ------ Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock >> 1979
38 Special ------ Special Forces ► Southern Rock >> 1982
Stevie Wonder ------ Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I ► Pop-R&B >> 1982
Scorpions ------ Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1984
Echo & The Bunnymen ------ Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk >> 1984
PJ Harvey ------ Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock >> 1993
David Crosby ------ Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Jack Bruce ------ Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 1994
Dark Funeral ------ Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1994
Curtis Mayfield ------ Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk >> 1994
Therion ------ Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal >> 1998
Robbie Williams ------ The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop >> 1999
Black Label Society ------ Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock >> 1999
David Crosby ------ Live ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Styx ------ Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2004
Ryan Adams ------ Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock >> 2004
Carole King & James Taylor ------ Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock >> 2010
Toni Braxton ------ Pulse ► Soul-Pop >> 2010
Extreme ------ Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal >> 2010
Tonic ------ Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2010


May 05
The Rascals ------ Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1971
Paul Simon ------ There Goes Rhymin' Simon ► Folk-Pop >> 1973
The James Gang ------ Newborn ► Blues-Rock >> 1975
Parliament ------ Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk >> 1977
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ------ Stranger In Town ► Album Rock >> 1978
Saxon ------ Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ------ Hard Promises ► Album Rock >> 1981
Sodom ------ In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1984
The Style Council ------ Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop >> 1986
The Moody Blues ------ The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Sonia ------ Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR >> 1990
Robert Palmer ------ Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1992
Neville Brothers ------ Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans) >> 1992
Gregg Alexander ------ Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1992
Steve Earle ------ I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country >> 1996
Meredith Brooks ------ Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1997
Paul McCartney ------ Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Styx ------ Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
Humble Pie ------ The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock >> 1997
ALL ------ Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk >> 1998
Jack Bruce ------ Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
The Zombies ------ As Far As I Can See… ► Art Rock >> 2004


May 06
Manfred Mann ------ The Mighty Quinn ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Poco ------ Poco ► Country-Rock >> 1970
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ------ Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Denny Laine ------ Holly Days ► Rock 'N' Roll >> 1977
Camel ------ The Single Factor ► Prog Rock >> 1982
The Cure ------ Standing On A Beach ► Post-Punk >> 1986
Ash ------ 1977 [UK] ► Punk-Pop >> 1996
Hanson ------ Middle Of Nowhere ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1997
Rush ------ Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1997
The Bee Gees ------ Still Waters ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Gary Burke ------ Summer In The City ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2000
John Hiatt ------ Beneath This Gruff Exterior ► Roots Rock >> 2003
Jack Johnson ------ On And On ► AA Folk-Rock >> 2003
David Cook ------ Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock >> 2006
David Bowie ------ Zeit! 77-79 ► Glam Rock >> 2013


May 07
Bay City Rollers ------ Once Upon A Star ► Power Pop >> 1975
Elvis Presley ------ Today ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
The Human League ------ Hysteria ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1984
James Brown ------ Star Time ► Soul >> 1991
At The Gates ------ With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1993
Pantera ------ The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal >> 1996
Guttermouth ------ Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Tragically Hip ------ Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock >> 1996
Westlife ------ Westlife ► Teen Pop/Boy Band >> 2000
The Black Crowes ------ Lions ► Southern Rock >> 2001
Tom Waits ------ Blood Money ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Warren Zevon ------ My Ride's Here ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Rod Stewart ------ Time ► Pop-Rock >> 2013

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