Monday, August 28, 2017

 

Albums Released This Week (August 28 - September 3)

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):


August 28
Merle Haggard ------ Branded Man ► Country Classics >> 1967
Rick Springfield ------ Beginnings ► Power Pop >> 1972
Marvin Gaye ------ Let's Get It On ► Soul - Motown >> 1973
Mike Oldfield ------ Hergest Ridge ► Instrumental >> 1974
Michael Jackson ------ The Best Of Michael Jackson ► Soul Ballad >> 1975
Devo ------ Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1978
The Moody Blues ------ The Present [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1983
Stevie Wonder ------ The Woman In Red ► Pop-R&B >> 1984
The Beach Boys ------ Still Cruisin' ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Mortification ------ Scrolls Of The Megilloth ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal >> 1992
Morrissey ------ Southpaw Grammar ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1995
Robbie Williams ------ Swing When You're Winning ► Jazz-Pop Vocals >> 2000
Kool & The Gang ------ Gangland ► Funk >> 2001
American Head Charge ------ The War Of Art ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal >> 2001
Scorpions ------ Humanity: Hour I ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2007
Three Dog Night ------ Super Hits Live ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2007
Triumph ------ Live At Sweden Rock Festival ► Arena Rock >> 2012
Wild Nothing ------ Nocturne ► Dream Pop >> 2012


August 29
Tony Bennett ------ A Time For Love ► Easy Listening >> 1966
The Supremes ------ Greatest Hits ► Soul - Motown >> 1967
Stevie Wonder ------ My Cherie Amour ► Pop-R&B >> 1969
Split Enz ------ Dizrythmia ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1977
Iggy Pop ------ Lust For Life ► Proto Punk >> 1977
Jethro Tull ------ A [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Warren Zevon ------ Sentimental Hygiene ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
The Innocence Mission ------ The Innocence Mission ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1989
Elton John ------ Sleeping With The Past ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
The Rolling Stones ------ Steel Wheels ► Blues-Rock >> 1989
The Palace Brothers ------ Days In The Wake ► Indie Rock >> 1994
Heart ------ The Road Home ► Album Rock >> 1995
Drivin' N' Cryin' ------ Wrapped In Sky ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Sarah Brightman ------ La Luna ► Classical Crossover >> 2000
Scorpions ------ Moment Of Glory ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2000
Eric Clapton ------ Back Home ► Blues-Rock >> 2005
Iron Maiden ------ Death On The Road ► Heavy Metal >> 2005
Journey ------ Generations ► AOR Rock >> 2005
Dion ------ Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan ------ Bob Dylan: The Collection ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Devon Allman's Honeytribe ------ Honeytribe ► Blues-Rock >> 2006
Bob Dylan ------ Modern Times ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Counting Crows ------ August And Everything After: Live At Town Hall ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2011
38 Special ------ Live From Texas ► Southern Rock >> 2011


August 30
Bob Dylan ------ Highway 61 Revisited ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
The Mamas & The Papas ------ The Mamas & The Papas ► Pop-Folk >> 1966
The Byrds ------ Sweetheart Of The Rodeo ► Country-Rock >> 1968
The Beach Boys ------ Surf's Up ► Surfer >> 1971
Harry Nilsson ------ Pussy Cats [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Barry White ------ Barry White Sings For Someone You Love ► Soul >> 1977
The Rolling Stones ------ Tattoo You ► Rock n Roll >> 1981
Hughes/Thrall ------ Hughes/Thrall ► Hard Rock >> 1982
XTC ------ Mummer ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
Miami Sound Machine ------ Eyes Of Innocence ► Pop-Dance >> 1984
Boz Scaggs ------ Other Roads ► Pop-Soul >> 1988
John Hiatt ------ Slow Turning ► Roots Rock >> 1988
The Cover Girls ------ We Can't Go Wrong ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
REO Speedwagon ------ The Earth, A Small Man, His Dog And A Chicken ► Arena Rock >> 1990
Dark Tranquility ------ Skydancer ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 1993
Oasis ------ Definitely Maybe ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
Luis Miguel ------ Segundo Romance ► Latin Pop >> 1994
Herbert Grönemeyer ------ Mensch ► Pop-Rock/German >> 2002
Asia ------ Silent Nation ► Prog Rock >> 2004
Bob Dylan ------ The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Bob Dylan ------ Live At The Gasight 1962 ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
Death Cab For Cutie ------ Plans ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2005


August 31
The Ventures ------ Going To The Ventures' Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
The Ventures ------ Let's Go! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1963
Dionne Warwick ------ Make Way For Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul >> 1964
The Supremes ------ Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul - Motown >> 1964
Dionne Warwick ------ The Windows Of The World ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
Neil Young ------ After The Gold Rush ► Folk-Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys ------ Sunflower ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Dr. John ------ The Sun, Moon & Herbs ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Rolling Stones ------ Goats Head Soup ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Donna Summer ------ Live And More ► Disco >> 1978
The Gun Club ------ Fire Of Love ► Punk-Psychobilly >> 1981
Carly Simon ------ Hello Big Man ► Pop-Rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson ------ Bad ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
2 Live Crew ------ Move Somethin' ► East Coast Rap >> 1987
Joe Henry ------ Shuffletown ► Guitar Jazz >> 1990
Charles & Eddie ------ Duophonic ► Dance-Pop >> 1992
Mike Oldfield ------ Tubular Bells II ► Progressive Rock >> 1992
Garth Brooks ------ In Pieces ► Country-Pop >> 1993
The Divine Comedy ------ Fin de Siècle ► Brit Pop/Baroque Pop >> 1998
Dixie Chicks ------ Fly ► Country-Rock >> 1999
Stabbing Westward ------ What Do I Have To Do? ► Industrial Rock >> 2003
Ray Charles & Bonnie Raitt ------ Genius Loves Company ► Soul >> 2004
Kansas ------ Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2004
The Black Crowes ------ Before The Frost…Until The Freeze ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Jerry Garcia Band ------ Pure Jerry: Bay Area 1978 ► Roots Rock >> 2009
Bryan Adams ------ Icon ► Pop-Rock >> 2010
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Icon ► Southern Rock >> 2010
Nirvana ------ Icon ► Grunge >> 2010
Rush ------ Icon ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2010
Janet Jackson ------ Icon: Number Ones ► Pop-Soul >> 2010
Heart ------ Red Velvet Car ► Album Rock >> 2010
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Something For The Rest of Us ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2010


September 01
The Hollies ------ Hear! Here! ► Pop-Rock >> 1965
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers ------ Crusade ► Blues-Rock >> 1967
Cat Stevens ------ Teaser And The Firecat ► Folk-Pop >> 1971
Grateful Dead ------ Blues For Allah ► Album Rock >> 1975
Rush ------ A Farewell To Kings ► Arena Rock >> 1977
10cc ------ Bloody Tourists ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Molly Hatchet ------ Molly Hatchet ► Southern Rock >> 1978
Jethro Tull ------ A ► Prog Rock >> 1980
Simple Minds ------ Empires And Dance ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 1980
Hall & Oates ------ Private Eyes ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Tina Turner ------ Break Every Rule ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Cocteau Twins ------ Love's Easy Tears [EP] ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
R.E.M. ------ Document ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Mötley Crüe ------ Dr. Feelgood ► Heavy Metal >> 1989
Thomas Anders ------ Down On Sunset ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
The Ramones ------ Mondo Bizarro ► Punk-Rock >> 1992
Lighthouse Family ------ Ocean Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1995
Buzzcocks ------ I Don't Mind The Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Ace Of Base ------ Cruel Summer ► Euro-Dance Pop >> 1998
Tonic ------ Head On Straight ► Alt/Roots Rock >> 2002
The Apples In Stereo ------ #1 Hits Explosion ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop >> 2009


September 02
Brenda Lee ------ Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Thin Lizzy ------ Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Van Der Graaf ------ The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock >> 1977
Ronnie Wood ------ 1234 ► Hard Rock >> 1981
Teddy Pendergrass ------ It's Time For Love ► Soul/Quiet Storm >> 1981
The Moody Blues ------ The Present ► Prog Rock >> 1983
UB40 ------ Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop >> 1985
Billy Joel ------ Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Jeffrey Osbourne ------ Emotional ► Soul-Pop >> 1986
Level 42 ------ Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1991
David Bowie & Tin Machine ------ Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Zard ------ Hold Me ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Sepultura ------ Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
The Blood Divine ------ Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal >> 1996
Neneh Cherry ------ Man ► Trip Hop >> 1996
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ------ Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop >> 1996
Genesis ------ Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock >> 1997
War ------ Colección Latina ► Funk >> 1997
Joe Jackson ------ Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop >> 1997
Amon Amarth ------ The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
The Innocence Mission ------ Befriended ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2003
Bryan Adams ------ Live At Sydney Opera House ► Pop-Rock >> 2013
Counting Crows ------ Somewhere Under Wonderland ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2014


September 03
Fleetwood Mac ------ Future Games ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Diana Ross ------ Ross ► Soul - Motown >> 1978
Iron Maiden ------ Powerslave ► Heavy Metal >> 1984
George Michael ------ Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Judas Priest ------ Painkiller ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Rush ------ Roll The Bones ► Arena Rock >> 1991
Stevie Nicks ------ TimeSpace ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Blues Traveler ------ Travelers And Thieves ► Alt Country Rock >> 1991
The Knack ------ Banding ► Power Pop >> 1996
Tina Turner ------ Wildest Dreams ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Yes ------ Live At Montreux 2003 ► Prog Rock >> 2007
Mark Knopfler ------ Privateering ► Roots Rock >> 2012

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