Monday, May 22, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (May 22 - 28)

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 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


May 23
Marvin Gaye ------ Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul - Motown >> 1966
Brenda Lee ------ Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Cilla Black ------ Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who ------ Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher ------ Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 ------ Lookin' Through The Windows ► Soul - Motown >> 1972
Elton John ------ Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Diana Ross ------ The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss ------ Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker ------ The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers ------ Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
The Kinks ------ Live: The Road ► British Rock >> 1988
Rod Stewart ------ Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
The Ramones ------ Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung ------ The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks ------ Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chris Isaak ------ Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Bad Brains ------ God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers ------ The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
The Rembrandts ------ LP ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Chicago ------ Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis ------ Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Aretha Franklin ------ A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul >> 1998
Rae & Christian ------ Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
Charlie Watts ------ Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
Wilson Phillips ------ Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Don Henley ------ Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty ------ Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Eminem ------ The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
The Go-Go's ------ VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go's Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
XTC ------ Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Jeff Beck ------ Official Bootleg USA '06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007
Gin Blossoms ------ No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop >> 2011
Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock >> 2011
Kiss ------ Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock >> 2014


May 24
The Small Faces ------ Ogden's Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson ------ Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Robert Hunter ------ Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Neil Diamond ------ Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
AC/DC ------ Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Van Halen ------ OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Camper Van Beethoven ------ Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Guns N' Roses ------ The "Civil War" [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1993
ABBA ------ More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Natalie Cole ------ Take A Look ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Rod Stewart ------ Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Jimmy Buffett ------ Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys ------ Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Jeru The Damaja ------ The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Dark Tranquility ------ Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004
Avril Lavigne ------ Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk >> 2004
Journey ------ Eclipse ► AOR Rock >> 2011


May 25
Chad & Jeremy ------ Before And After ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
The Ventures ------ Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1968
Young-Holt Unlimited ------ Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield ------ Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
David Gilmour ------ David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
AC/DC ------ Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
Spandau Ballet ------ Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Queen ------ Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Dio ------ Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet ------ Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death ------ Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Jeff Healey Band ------ Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace ------ The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Donald Fagen ------ Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Marc Cohn ------ The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Anthrax ------ The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Talisman ------ Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters ------ Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky ------ Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag ------ A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999
Kylie Minogue ------ Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop >> 2002
Wilson Phillips ------ California ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Three Dog Night ------ The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Iron Maiden ------ Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal >> 2009
Simple Minds ------ Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2009
Yes ------ Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock >> 2015


May 26
The Mothers Of Invention ------ Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
George Harrison ------ Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes ------ Let The Sunshine In ► Soul - Motown >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono ------ Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
The Cure ------ Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos ------ Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Queen ------ Live At Wembley '86 ► Glam Rock >> 1992
The Jam ------ Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1998
Wilson Phillips ------ The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The B-52's ------ Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998
10,000 Maniacs ------ Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock >> 2009


May 27
Bob Dylan ------ The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1963
Paul McCartney & Wings ------ Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Aretha Franklin ------ Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul >> 1976
Neil Young ------ American Stars 'N Bars ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Dixie Dregs ------ Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
Mike Oldfield ------ Crises ► Progressive Rock >> 1983
Journey ------ Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
Eric Clapton ------ Stages ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Future Sound Of London ------ Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno >> 1994
Turbonegro ------ Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1997
Snot ------ Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal >> 1997
Various Artists ------ Poptopia! 70s Power Pop Classics ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists ------ Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '80s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists ------ Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The '90s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Led Zeppelin ------ How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Cyndi Lauper ------ Bring Ya To The Brink ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
John Hiatt ------ Same Old Man ► Roots Rock >> 2008


May 28
Graham Nash ------ Songs For Beginners ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Peter Frampton ------ I'm In You ► Arena Rock >> 1977
Cat Stevens ------ Izitso ► Folk-Pop >> 1977
Streetheart ------ Meanwhile Back In Paris ► Hard Rock/Prairie Rock >> 1978
Cher ------ I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Chic ------ I Paralyze ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
Glenn Frey ------ No Fun Aloud ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Jacksons ------ 2300 Jackson Street ► Soul/pop >> 1989
Sam Phillips ------ Cruel Intentions ► AltRock/Secular >> 1991
Electronic ------ Electronic ► Alt Dance/House >> 1991
The Smashing Pumpkins ------ Gish ► Hard Rock >> 1991
The Anti-Nowhere League ------ The Horse Is Dead ► Punk Rock >> 1996
The Brian Jones Massacre ------ Take It From The Man! ► Neo-Psychedelia >> 1996
Weather Report ------ Live In Berlin 1975 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2011
The Who ------ Pinball Wizard: The Collection ► British Rock >> 2012
John Fogerty ------ Wrote A Song For Everyone ► Folk-Rock >> 2013

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