Sunday, April 22, 2018

 

Albums Released This Week (April 23 - 29)

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 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
Burning Spear ------ Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk >> 1976
Gentle Giant ------ Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1976
The Ramones ------ The Ramones ► Punk-Rock >> 1976
The Rolling Stones ------ Black And Blue ► Blues-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
Dead Milkmen ------ Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock >> 1990
Inspiral Carpets ------ Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester >> 1990
Joe Walsh ------ Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock >> 1991
Michael Bolton ------ Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Various Artists ------ Deadicated ► Jam Bands >> 1991
Hootie & The Blowfish ------ Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock >> 1996
Babasónicos ------ Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap >> 1999
Elvis Costello ------ When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2002
Supertramp ------ Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
The Knack ------ Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop >> 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


April 24
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap ------ Young Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
David Bowie ------ Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock >> 1974
Cameo ------ Cameosis ► Soul-Funk >> 1980
World Party ------ Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Helloween ------ Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Jessica Simpson ------ Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop >> 2000
Janet Jackson ------ All for You ► Pop-Soul >> 2001
The Bee Gees ------ This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock >> 2001
Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris ------ All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock >> 2006
Lou Reed ------ Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock >> 2007
Patti Smith ------ Twelve ► Hard Rock >> 2007


April 25
The Moody Blues ------ On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1969
The Doobie Brothers ------ Stampede ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
10cc ------ Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Donna Summer ------ Bad Girls ► Disco >> 1979
Black Sabbath ------ Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Exodus ------ Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Soul Asylum ------ Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock >> 1988
Blur ------ Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop >> 1994
David Bowie ------ Santa Monica '72 ► Glam Rock >> 1994
Bob Dylan ------ MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
King Crimson ------ THRAK ► Prog Rock >> 1995
Little Feat ------ Ain't Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock >> 1995
Parliament ------ Live 1976-93 ► Funk >> 1996
Blondie ------ Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Donovan ------ Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Neil Young ------ Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock >> 2000
Toni Braxton ------ The Heat ► Soul-Pop >> 2000
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2002
Goo Goo Dolls ------ Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge >> 2005
Bruce Springsteen ------ We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock >> 2006
Rush ------ Gold ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2006


April 26
The Supremes ------ Right On ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
X ------ Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.) >> 1980
Bucks Fizz ------ Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance >> 1982
Paul McCartney ------ Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
"Weird Al" Yankovic ------ "Weird Al" Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody >> 1983
Hooters ------ Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1985
Frank Zappa ------ Guitar ► Instrumental Rock >> 1988
Honeymoon Suite ------ Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock >> 1988
k. d. lang ------ Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock >> 1988
Richard Marx ------ Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1989
Luther Vandross ------ Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul >> 1991
The Bodeans ------ Black And White ► Roots Rock >> 1991
The Fall ------ The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk >> 1993
Fleetwood Mac ------ In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues >> 1994
Jimi Hendrix ------ Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1994
Johnny Cash ------ American Recordings ► Traditional Country >> 1994
Live ------ Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock >> 1994
Children Of Bodom ------ Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1999
The Rolling Stones ------ Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock >> 2004
Bruce Springsteen ------ Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock >> 2005
Joni Mitchell ------ Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
New Order ------ Waiting For The Siren's Call ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2005
Soul Asylum ------ Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2006
Steve Earle ------ I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country >> 2011
The Rolling Stones ------ Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock >> 2011
Chad & Jeremy ------ Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop >> 2013


April 27
Sly & The Family Stone ------ Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk >> 1968
Weather Report ------ Sweetnighter ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1973
Heatwave ------ Hot Property ► Funk/Disco >> 1979
The Fall ------ Slates [EP] ► Post-Punk >> 1981
The B-52's ------ Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1983
David Bowie ------ Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock >> 1987
R.E.M. ------ Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1987
Slade ------ You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Pat Benatar ------ True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues >> 1991
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ------ Henry's Dream ► Alt Rock >> 1992
XTC ------ Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1992
Porno For Pyros ------ Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock >> 1993
Vince Neil ------ Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1993
Blind Guardian ------ Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1998
Massive Attack ------ Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop >> 1998
AFI ------ Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Immortal ------ Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 2000
Black Sabbath ------ Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ------ Naked ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Patti Smith ------ Trampin' ► Hard Rock >> 2004
Carly Simon ------ This Kind Of Love ► Pop-Rock >> 2008
Melissa Etheridge ------ Fearless Love ► Roots Rock >> 2010


April 28
Chicago ------ Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock >> 1969
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ------ What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul - Motown >> 1970
Alice Cooper ------ Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Grateful Dead ------ Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Marshall Crenshaw ------ Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop >> 1982
Annie Lennox ------ Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock >> 1992
Tracy Chapman ------ Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock >> 1992
Fair Warning ------ Rainmaker ► Hard Rock >> 1995
Stratovarius ------ Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Big Pun ------ Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap >> 1998
Children Of Bodom ------ Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal >> 1998
Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts ------ Spin This ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Dave Matthews Band ------ Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1998
Jefferson Airplane ------ Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1998
Jimmy Buffett ------ Don't Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock >> 1998
Secret Chiefs 3 ------ Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock >> 1998
Stevie Nicks ------ Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
The Monkees ------ The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
Yes ------ Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock >> 1998
Mark Knopfler ------ A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 2002
The Black Crowes ------ Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock >> 2009
Various Artists ------ Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat >> 2009


April 29
The Turtles ------ Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ------ Ridin' High ► Soul - Motown >> 1968
The Temptations ------ The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul - Motown >> 1968
The Doors ------ L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper ------ Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen ------ Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements ------ Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Freddie Mercury ------ Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Santana ------ Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Tom Petty ------ Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Black Sabbath ------ The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Buzzcocks ------ All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
Indigo Girls ------ Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Twenty ► Southern Rock >> 1997
The Ataris ------ Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters ------ Stompin' Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Prince ------ Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Kansas ------ Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2008
Madonna ------ Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Mudcrutch ------ Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Steve Winwood ------ Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
The Zombies ------ Begin Here ► Baroque Pop >> 1965

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