Albums Released This Week (August 26 – September 1)

Albums Released This Week (August 26 – September 1)

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 26
1966 ● Donovan —— Sunshine Superman [US] ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Walker Brothers —— Portrait ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Marvin Gaye —— In The Groove ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing And Perform “Funny Girl” ► Soul
1968 ● The Supremes —— Live At London’s Talk Of The Town ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Otis Redding —— Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival ► Memphis Soul
1981 ● Grateful Dead —— Dead Set ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● The Cure —— The Head On The Door ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Journey —— Star-Box ► AOR Rock
1991 ● Blur —— Leisure ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1994 ● Amy Grant —— House Of Love ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1997 ● Dwight Yoakam —— Wild Gift ► Alt Country-Rock
1997 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Likwidation ► West Coast Rap
1997 ● Creed —— My Own Prison ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
1997 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Eddie Money —— Super Hits ► Album Rock
2003 ● Various Artists —— Live! The Farewell Tour ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Peter Frampton —— Now ► Arena Rock
2003 ● Styx —— Rockers ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● Warren Zevon —— The Wind ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Motörhead —— Motörizer ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Matthew Sweet —— Sunshine Lies ► Power Pop
2008 ● Little Feat —— Join The Band ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night: Greatest Hits Live ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2016 ● Kiss —— Kiss Rocks Las Vegas ► Hard Rock


August 27
1967 ● Stevie Wonder —— I Was Made To Love Her ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Donna Summer —— Love To Love You Baby ► Disco
1976 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Roaring Silence ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Eric Clapton —— No Reason To Cry ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Alan Parsons Project —— Eve ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Pat Benatar —— In The Heat Of The Night ► Hard Rock
1979 ● ZZ Top —— Deguello ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● The B-52’s —— Wild Planet ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Billy Squier —— Emotions In Motion ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Mica Paris —— So Good ► Urban Contemporary
1990 ● Garth Brooks —— No Fences ► Country-Pop
1991 ● Pearl Jam —— Ten ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Jerry Garcia Band ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Brenda Lee —— Anthology (1956-1980) ► Country-Pop
1991 ● Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1991 ● Procol Harum —— The Prodigal Stranger ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Bad English —— Backlash ► Arena Rock
1991 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— The Fire Inside ► Heartland Rock
1996 ● A+ —— Latch-Key Child ► Pop-Rap
1996 ● Pearl Jam —— No Code ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Who —— My Generation: The Very Best Opf The Who ► British Rock
2002 ● Coldplay —— A Rush Of Blood To The Head ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2002 ● Jimmy Fallon —— The Bathroom Wall ► Comedy/Satire
2002 ● Uncle Kracker —— No Stranger To Shame ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Boston —— Corporate America ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Trunk Of Funk ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Procol Harum —— Secrets Of The Hive ► Prog Rock
2007 ● Ringo Starr —— Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Little River Band —— Cuts Like A Diamond ► Soft Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self-Portrait (1969-1971) ► Folk-Rock


August 28
1967 ● Merle Haggard —— Branded Man ► Country Classics
1972 ● Rick Springfield —— Beginnings ► Power Pop
1973 ● Marvin Gaye —— Let’s Get It On ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Mike Oldfield —— Hergest Ridge ► Instrumental
1975 ● Michael Jackson —— The Best Of Michael Jackson ► Soul Ballad
1978 ● Devo —— Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1983 ● The Moody Blues —— The Present [UK] ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Stevie Wonder —— The Woman In Red ► Pop-R&B
1989 ● The Beach Boys —— Still Cruisin’ ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Mortification —— Scrolls Of The Megilloth ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal
1995 ● Morrissey —— Southpaw Grammar ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Robbie Williams —— Swing When You’re Winning ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2001 ● American Head Charge —— The War Of Art ► Heavy Metal/Nu Metal
2001 ● Kool & The Gang —— Gangland ► Funk
2007 ● Scorpions —— Humanity: Hour I ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2007 ● Three Dog Night —— Super Hits Live ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Wild Nothing —— Nocturne ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Triumph —— Live At Sweden Rock Festival ► Arena Rock
2015 ● Motörhead —— Bad Magic ► Heavy Metal


August 29
1966 ● Tony Bennett —— A Time For Love ► Easy Listening
1967 ● Gladys Knight & The Pips —— Everybody Needs Love ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● The Supremes —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Stevie Wonder —— My Cherie Amour ► Pop-R&B
1977 ● Iggy Pop —— Lust For Life ► Proto Punk
1977 ● Split Enz —— Dizrythmia ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1980 ● UB40 —— Signing Off ► Reggae-Pop
1980 ● Jethro Tull —— A [UK] ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Warren Zevon —— Sentimental Hygiene ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● 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
1994 ● The Palace Brothers —— Days In The Wake ► Indie Rock
1995 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— Wrapped In Sky ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Heart —— The Road Home ► Album Rock
2000 ● Sarah Brightman —— La Luna ► Classical Crossover
2000 ● Scorpions —— Moment Of Glory ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2005 ● Iron Maiden —— Death On The Road ► Heavy Metal
2005 ● Eric Clapton —— Back Home ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Dion —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Journey —— Generations ► AOR Rock
2006 ● Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Honeytribe ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Motörhead —— Kiss Of Death ► Heavy Metal
2006 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan: The Collection ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Bob Dylan —— Modern Times ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● The Moody Blues —— An Introduction To The Moody Blues ► Brit Beat
2011 ● 38 Special —— Live From Texas ► Southern Rock
2011 ● Counting Crows —— August And Everything After: Live At Town Hall ► AA Pop-Rock


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


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


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

2 Comments
  • Scott Mackay
    Posted at 11:04h, 26 August Reply

    The only info I can find is that ZZ Top Deguello was released in November ’79, with no specific date. If anyone can provide a source for an August 27, 1979 date, I would appreciate it.

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 18:35h, 27 August Reply

      Scott: One of several dilemma entries in my Album DB. Degüello shows in Wikipedia as 11/8/1979. In Discogs the 8-track release is 11/8/1979. In MusicBrainz the vinyl LP is 8/27/1979. The official ZZ Top web site’s click-through to Amazon shows 8/27/1979. The same click-through to Apple Music shows 11/1/1979. In 45cat the listing is just 11/1979. AllMusic is just 1979. So I decided that the 8-track date in Discogs is not the vinyl date, and someone entered this in Wikipedia. My gut feeling is that MusicBrainz is the one. Wrong? Maybe. Got anything better? Cheers to you, Dr. Rock

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