Albums Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

Albums Released This Week (August 5 – 11)

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 06


August 05
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock
1969 ● The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk
1980 ● Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Pogues —— Rum, Sodomy And The Lash ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1991 ● Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap
1997 ● HiM —— Interpretive Belief System ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● 311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— More Jack Than God ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Constructing The Legend ► Folk-Rock


August 06
1963 ● Johnny Cash —— Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash ► Outlaw Country
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● 2 Live Crew —— Shake A Lil’ Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap
1974 ● Barry White —— Can’t Get Enough ► Soul
1982 ● Romeo Void —— Benefactor ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock
1985 ● Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1991 ● Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— LifeLinesLive ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— She’s The One [Sndtrk] ► Heartland Rock
2001 ● The Human League —— Secrets ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2002 ● Ringo Starr —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His All-Starr Band ► Pop-Rock


August 07
1961 ● Brenda Lee —— All The Way ► Country-Pop
1967 ● The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock
1970 ● The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Stevie Wonder —— Signed, Sealed And Delivered ► Pop-R&B
1971 ● King Curtis —— Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul
1973 ● The Isley Brothers —— 3 + 3 ► Soul-Funk
1977 ● Sister Sledge —— Together ► Disco
1978 ● Roberta Flack —— Roberta Flack ► Pop-Soul
1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Loudness —— Hurricane Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1990 ● Extreme —— Extreme II: Pornograffitti ► Pop-Metal
1990 ● Jellyfish —— Bellybutton ► Alt. Power Pop
1990 ● Jon Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock
1995 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Rory Gallagher —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Gregg Allman —— Back To Macon, GA ► Southern Rock


August 08
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— Another Side Of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Yardbirds —— Over, Under, Sideways, Down ► Blues Rock
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Xanadu [Sndtrk] ► Prog. Rock
1981 ● Debbie Harry —— Koo Koo ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1983 ● Billy Joel —— An Innocent Man ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● N.W.A. —— Straight Outta Compton ► Hip-Hop
1988 ● Robert Cray —— Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Tina Turner —— What’s Love Got To Do With It [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● April Wine —— Frigate ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Ben Folds Five —— Ben Folds Five ► Indie Rock/Piano Rock
1995 ● Citizen King —— Brown Bag ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1995 ● Moonspell —— Wolfheart ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2000 ● De La Soul —— Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump ► Alt Rap
2000 ● Shaggy —— Hot Shot ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● The Moody Blues —— Hall Of Fame ► Prog Rock
2006 ● Gin Blossoms —— Major Lodge Victory ► Power Pop
2006 ● Bad Company —— Live In Albuquerque 1976 ► Hard Rock


August 09
1968 ● Cream —— Wheels Of Fire ► Hard Rock
1971 ● John Sebastian —— The Four Of Us ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Minnie Riperton —— Perfect Angel ► Soul-Pop
1974 ● Little Feat —— Feats Don’t Fail Me Now ► Southern Rock
1976 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Good Singin’, Good Playin’ ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Motörhead —— Orgasmatron ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Danzig —— Danzig ► Heavy Metal/Blues Metal
1988 ● The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —— Workin’ Band ► Country-Rock
1994 ● Julian Cope —— Autogeddon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Machine Head —— Burn My Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1994 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Endangered Species ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Therion —— Theli ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
2005 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Warner Theatre, March 18, 1978 – 2005 ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Stephen Stills —— Man Alive! ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Yes —— Songs From Tsongas ► Prog Rock


August 10
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis For Everyone ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1968 ● Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock
1973 ● Rod Stewart —— Sing It Again Rod ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Michael Jackson —— Off The Wall ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia —— Friday Night In San Francisco ► Flamenco-Jazz
1983 ● Rufus —— Stompin’ At The Savoy ► Funk
1984 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Red Hot Chili Peppers ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Five Star —— Between The Lines ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth ► Acid Jazz/Funk
1993 ● Billy Joel —— River Of Dreams ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● James Taylor —— Live ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— Gringo Honeymoon ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Richard Marx —— Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● Dark Tranquility —— Projector ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1999 ● The Innocence Mission —— Birds Of My Neighborhood ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection ► Country-Pop
1999 ● Machine Head —— The Burning Red ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Edge Of Forever ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Ace Troubleshooter —— Ace Troubleshooter ► Pop Punk
2004 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Crosby & Nash ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Richard Marx —— My Own Best Enemy ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Essential REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Soul Asylum —— Welcome To The Minority – The A&M Years 1988-1991 ► Alt. Pop-Rock


August 11
1958 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● The Ventures —— Mashed Potatoes And Gravy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks ► British Invasion
1969 ● Donovan —— Barabajagal ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Leonard Cohen —— New Skin For The Old Ceremony ► Contemporary Folk
1976 ● Klaatu —— Klaatu ► Prog Rock
1982 ● The Go-Go’s —— Vacation ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Vanity 6 —— Vanity 6 ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● The Flaming Lips —— Hit To Death In The Future Head ► Neo-Psychedlia
1992 ● Pat Travers —— Blues Tracks ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Dr. John —— Anutha Zone ► New Orleans R&B
1998 ● The Beach Boys —— Endless Harmony Soundtrack ► Pop-Rock

4 Comments
  • walkerblack
    Posted at 13:46h, 05 August Reply

    purple rain. everywhere i look says released: Jun 25, 1984.

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 17:28h, 11 August Reply

      Walkerblack:

      You’re correct and I fixed my database. I have no idea where the August date came from.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  • Scott W. Mackay
    Posted at 12:32h, 06 August Reply

    Purple Rain was released June 25, 1984.

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 17:33h, 11 August Reply

      Scot:

      You are correct and I adjusted my database. I have no idea where the August date came from.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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