Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Albums Released This Week (May 14 - 20)

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 14
Donovan ------ What's Bin Did And What's Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick ------ On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
The Mamas & The Papas ------ The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk >> 1968
Neil Young With Crazy Horse ------ Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters ------ Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd ------ Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher ------ Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC ------ High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart ------ Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton ------ Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Eric Clapton ------ Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Clash ------ Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago ------ Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp ------ Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade ------ Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams ------ Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
EMF ------ Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul ------ Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees ------ High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Amorphis ------ Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard ------ Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions ------ All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Peter Wolf ------ Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Spin Doctors ------ You've Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Specials ------ Today's Specials ► Ska Revival >> 1996
The Specials ------ Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker ------ Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions ------ Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Bryan Adams ------ Spirit - Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Deadsy ------ Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Rush ------ Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison ------ Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer ------ Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002


May 15
King Crimson ------ In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys ------ Carl & The Passions - "So Tough" ► Surfer >> 1972
Bill Wyman ------ Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Jackson 5 ------ Moving Violation ► Soul - Motown >> 1975
Natalie Cole ------ Don't Look Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Squeeze ------ East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
The Moody Blues ------ Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures ------ Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson ------ Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger ------ Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe ------ Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Richard Marx ------ Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde ------ Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dio ------ Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Squeeze ------ A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Opeth ------ Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
The Stranglers ------ About Time ► Punk Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion ------ No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode ------ Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. ------ Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go's ------ God Bless The Go-Go's ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weezer ------ Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
The Beach Boys ------ Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section ------ Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock >> 2007
Wilco ------ Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay ------ LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009
Green Day ------ 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock >> 2009


May 16
Bob Dylan ------ Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys ------ Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows ------ Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock 'N' Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs ------ Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who ------ Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters ------ Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young ------ First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks ------ The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Hall & Oates ------ Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Joe Walsh ------ But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Devo ------ Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Sister Sledge ------ Love Somebody Today ► Disco >> 1980
Iron Maiden ------ Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa ------ You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock >> 1988
10,000 Maniacs ------ Blind Man's Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Carly Simon ------ The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam ------ Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Peter Frampton ------ Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Phish ------ Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
The A-Teens ------ The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Motörhead ------ We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Gov't Mule ------ Mo' Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
Poco ------ Keep On Tryin' ► Country-Rock >> 2006
The Raconteurs ------ Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006


May 17
Aretha Franklin ------ Yeah! ► Soul >> 1965
Brenda Lee ------ The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Herbie Hancock ------ Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
The Kingston Trio ------ Stay Awhile ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Neil Diamond ------ Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney ------ Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive ------ Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull ------ Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Rainbow ------ Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney ------ Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith ------ Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett ------ Joan Jett ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa ------ Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Gap Band ------ The Gap Band IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fixx ------ Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth ------ Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Judas Priest ------ Turbo ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Herbie Hancock ------ Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
Judas Priest ------ Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers ------ Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders ------ Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai ------ Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
America ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band ------ Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Erasure ------ I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Oingo Boingo ------ Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Van Morrison ------ A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Hanson ------ Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast ------ Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins ------ The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Iggy Pop ------ Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco - November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Iggy Pop ------ Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News ------ Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison ------ Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones ------ The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010


May 18
Brenda Lee ------ By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds ------ History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel ------ Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
David Bowie ------ Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Ian Dury & The Blockheads ------ Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde ------ Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle ------ Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists ------ Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel ------ 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Janet Jackson ------ janet. ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis ------ The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Judas Priest ------ Metal Works '73-'93 ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Kiss ------ Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Feeder ------ Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger ------ Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
AFI ------ Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Eddie Money ------ Ready Eddie ► Album Rock >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett ------ Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Triumph ------ Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010


May 19
The Ventures ------ Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Brenda Lee ------ Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco ------ Pickin' Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase ------ More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Aretha Franklin ------ Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Elton John ------ Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep ------ Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel ------ Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin ------ Sweet Passion ► Soul >> 1977
The Kinks ------ Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Peter Gabriel ------ So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince ------ Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Cure ------ Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
The Ramones ------ Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ------ Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Billy Ray Cyrus ------ Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kiss ------ Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Calexico ------ The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kansas ------ Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Kool & The Gang ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack ------ Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey ------ Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet ------ Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Sparks ------ Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood ------ Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms ------ Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. ------ Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock >> 2014
R.E.M. ------ Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock >> 2014
Whitesnake ------ The Purple Album ► Arena Rock >> 2015


May 20
Climax Blues Band ------ Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie ------ Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Genesis ------ Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
The Jam ------ In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss ------ Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John ------ The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage ------ Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists ------ Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers ------ Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork ------ Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blues Brothers ------ Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters ------ The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
James Taylor ------ Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
John Fogerty ------ Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Michael Jackson ------ Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Millencolin ------ For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
Peter Cetera ------ You're The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip ------ Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Bracket ------ When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs ------ But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire ------ The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003
Jack Bruce ------ Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall '75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Jesse Colin Young ------ Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Kansas ------ Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2003
Lynyrd Skynyrd ------ Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish ------ Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Whitesnake ------ The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake ------ Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan ------ Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Eric Clapton ------ I Still Do ► Blues-Rock >> 2016
Mudcrutch ------ Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2016
The Blues Magoos ------ Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2016
The Zombies ------ The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Bob Dylan ------ Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks ------ Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock >> 2016
Various Artists ------ Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock >> 2016

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