Albums Released This Week (February 25 – March 3)

Albums Released This Week (February 25 – March 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):


February 25
1963 ● Barbra Streisand —— The Barbra Streisand Album ► Classic Pop
1972 ● Nick Drake —— Pink Moon ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Alice Cooper —— Billion Dollar Babies ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Dr. John —— In The Right Place ► New Orleans R&B
1974 ● Aretha Franklin —— Let Me In Your Life ► Soul
1977 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [1] ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Al Di Meola —— Casino ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Scorpions —— Lovedrive ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1980 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Against The Wind ► Heartland Rock
1985 ● Tears For Fears —— Songs From The Big Chair ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Midnight Oil —— Blue Sky Mining ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Spacemen 3 —— Recurring ► Neo-Psychedelia
1992 ● Tori Amos —— Little Earthquakes ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Cluster —— First Encounter Tour 1996 ► Electronic-Ambient
1997 ● James —— Whiplash ► Alt Pop/Rock
2008 ● Janet Jackson —— Discipline ► Pop-Soul
2014 ● Heart —— Fanatic Live From Caesar’s Colosseum ► Album Rock


February 26
1965 ● Eric Andersen —— Today Is The Highway ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● The Beatles —— Hey Jude/The Beatles Again ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Anne Murray —— Straight, Clean And Simple ► Country-Pop
1981 ● Judas Priest —— Point Of Entry ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Thompson Twins —— Set ► Post-Punk Dance-Pop
1991 ● Great White —— Hooked ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Motörhead —— 1916 ► Heavy Metal
1991 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Capitol Collectors Series ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Norah Jones —— Come Away With Me ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2002 ● Billy Idol —— Billy Idol: VH1 Storytellers ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Roy Buchanan —— Before And After ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Music From The Motion Picture ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Dig In Deep ► Blues-Rock


February 27
1961 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha (With The Ray Bryant Combo) ► Soul
1967 ● Elvis Presley —— How Great Thou Art ► Southern Gospel
1975 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— On Your Feet Or On Your Knees ► Metal
1975 ● Yes —— Yesterdays ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Village People —— Macho Man ► Disco
1979 ● Desparate Bicycles —— Remorse Code ► Post-Punk/Psych Rock
1984 ● Dead Can Dance —— Dead Can Dance ► Post-Punk/Goth Rock
1985 ● Sade —— Diamond Life ► Quiet Storm
1989 ● XTC —— Oranges And Lemons ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1995 ● PJ Harvey —— To Bring You My Love ► Indie Rock
1995 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Alive In Studio A ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Babble —— Ether ► Electro Dance-Pop
1996 ● America —— Greatest Hits Live ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● The Band —— High On The Hog ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Curtis Mayfield —— People Get Ready: The Curtis Mayfield Story ► Soul/Funk
1996 ● Triumph —— King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) ► Arena Rock
1996 ● Neil Young —— Dead Man ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Frank Zappa —— The Lost Episodes ► Prog rock/Jazz Fusion
1997 ● Bad Religion —— The Gray Race ► Punk Rock
1999 ● CKY —— Volume 1 ► Alt. Rock/Alt. Metal
2001 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Everyday ► AA Pop-Rock
2001 ● Cheap Trick —— Silver ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2006 ● Tears For Fears —— Secret World – Live In Paris ► New Wave Synth-Pop


February 28
1963 ● Sam Cooke —— Mr. Soul ► Soul
1963 ● The Miracles —— The Fabulous Miracles ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Van Morrison —— Moondance ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● U2 —— War ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Ramones —— Subterranean Jungle ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Styx —— Kilroy Was Here ► Prog/Art Rock
1984 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— In 3-D ► Comedy/Parody
1984 ● Queen —— The Works ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Pretty In Pink [Sndtrk] ► Post-Punk New Wave
1989 ● Indigo Girls —— Indigo Girls ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Eric Johnson —— Ah Via Musicom ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● Little River Band —— Get Lucky ► Soft Rock
1992 ● Yoko Ono —— Onobox ► New Wave Art-Rock
1995 ● Del Amitri —— Twisted ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Harry Nilsson —— Personal Bast: The Harry Nilsson Anthology ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Steve Earle —— Train A Comin’ ► Alt. Country
1995 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Oasis —— Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● AC/DC —— Stiff Upper Lip ► Hard Rock
2001 ● Bob Dylan —— Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Judas Priest —— Angel Of Retribution ► Heavy Metal
2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1968-1971 ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Elvis Costello —— My Flame Burns Blue ► Orchestral Jazz
2006 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75 ► Heartland Rock
2006 ● Talking Heads —— Bonus Rarities And Outtakes ► New Wave Art-Rock


February 29
1976 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Come On Over ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Fall —— The Frenz Experiment ► Post-Punk
1988 ● The Clash —— The Story Of The Clash, Volume 1 ► Punk
2000 ● BloodHound Gang —— Hooray For Boobies ► Post-Punk Alt Metal
2000 ● The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— BTNHResurrection ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Steely Dan —— Two Against Nature ► Jazz-Rock


March 01
1964 ● Sam Cooke —— Ain’t That Good News ► Soul
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Girl Happy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1968 ● Golden Earring —— Miracle Mirror ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Rascals —— Search And Nearness ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1974 ● Camel —— Mirage ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Rush —— Rush ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Jeff Beck —— Blow By Blow ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion
1977 ● Max Webster —— High Class In Borrowed Shoes ► Hard Rock
1978 ● The Hollies —— A Crazy Steal ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Roxy Music —— Manifesto ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Elton John —— Lady Samantha ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Neil Young —— Where The Buffalo Roam [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Robert Hunter —— Liberty ► Country-Rock
1988 ● Toto —— The Seventh One ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Ocean Colour Scene —— Ocean Colour Scene ► Brit Pop
1993 ● Cranberries —— Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Beck —— Mellow Gold ► Alt Rock
1995 ● DK Jamz —— The Original Donkey Kong Country Soundtrack ► Atmospheric Ambient
1999 ● Tonic —— Live And Enhanced ► Alt/Roots Rock
2005 ● Cher —— Gold ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Back To Me ► Alt Country-Rock
2005 ● Jack Johnson —— In Between Dreams ► AA Folk-Rock
2011 ● Lucinda Williams —— Blessed ► Alt. Country
2013 ● Rhye —— Woman ► Downtempo Pop


March 02
1973 ● Todd Rundgren —— A Wizard, A True Star ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Doobie Brothers —— The Captain And Me ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Steely Dan —— Pretzel Logic ► Jazz-Rock
1983 ● Bananarama —— Deep Sea Skiving ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1987 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Through The Looking Glass ► Post-Punk Alt Rock
1992 ● Tears For Fears —— Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Steve Earle —— Essential Steve Earle ► Alt. Country
1999 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Spiritual Black Dimensions ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● Cheap Trick —— The Essential Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● John Hiatt —— The Open Road ► Roots Rock


March 03
1967 ● The Walker Brothers —— Images ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Laura Nyro —— Eli And The Thirteenth Confession ► Soft Rock
1972 ● Stevie Wonder —— Music Of My Mind ► Pop-R&B
1972 ● Gary Glitter —— Glitter ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Black Magic ► Soul – Motown
1977 ● Bad Company —— Burnin’ Sky ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Patti Smith —— Easter ► New Wave Punk-Rock
1978 ● Frank Zappa —— Zappa in New York ► Art Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Sheik Yerbouti ► Art Rock
1986 ● Metallica —— Master Of Puppets ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● The Firm —— Mean Business ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Boogie Down Productions —— Criminal Minded ► East Coast Rap
1989 ● De La Soul —— 3 Feet High And Rising ► Hip-Hop
1989 ● Triumph —— Classics ► Arena Rock
1992 ● David Byrne —— Uh-Oh ► Prog Rock
1992 ● The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy —— Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury ► Alt Hip-Hop
1997 ● Apollo 440 —— Electro Glide In Blue ► Electronic
1997 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Boatman’s Call ► Alt Rock
1997 ● U2 —— Pop ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Madonna —— Ray Of Light ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! ► Alt Rock
2009 ● U2 —— No Line On The Horizon ► Alt. Pop-Rock

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