Albums Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

Albums Released This Week (July 29 – August 4)

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):


July 29
1969 ● The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock
1977 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom ► Disco/Funk
1980 ● Hall & Oates —— Voices ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Little Feat —— Hoy! Hoy! ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Hoover —— A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular ► Dream Pop/Electronic Trip Hop
1997 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Art Of War ► Gangsta Rap
1997 ● Alice Cooper —— A Fistful Of Alice ► Hard Rock
1999 ● GZA/Genius —— Beneath The Surface ► East Coast Rap
2003 ● Carpenters —— Carpenters Perform Carpenters ► Easy Listening
2003 ● Little Feat —— Down Upon The Suwannee River ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Alice Cooper —— Along Came A Spider ► Hard Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Turning Like Forever: Rarities Vol. 2 ► Folk-Pop
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Venus In Overdrive ► Power Pop
2014 ● Eric Clapton —— The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hypnotic Eye ► Album Rock


July 30
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Last Time Around ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Miles Davis —— In A Silent Way ► Electric Jazz/Fusion
1969 ● Moby Grape —— Truly Fine Citizen ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1979 ● Chic —— Risque ► Disco
1986 ● Cutting Crew —— Broadcast ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Hometown Girl ► Country-Folk
1990 ● The Cavedogs —— Joyrides For Shut-Ins ► Power Pop
1991 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— World Outside ► Post-Punk New Wave
1991 ● Widespread Panic —— Widespread Panic ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Amorphous Androgynous —— Tales Of Ephidrina ► Ambient Techno
1996 ● Alice In Chains —— Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal
1996 ● The Human League —— Soundtrack To A Generation ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Republica —— Republica ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1996 ● Sublime —— Sublime ► Alt. Rock
2001 ● Cast —— Beetroot ► Britpop
2002 ● Roxy Music —— Ladytron ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Rising ► Heartland Rock


July 31
1967 ● The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1981 ● Journey —— Escape ► Prog/Art Rock
1981 ● Eddie Rabbitt —— Step By Step ► Country -Pop
1991 ● Fugazi —— Steady Diet Of Nothing ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
2000 ● Ronan Keating —— Ronan ► Euro Dance-Pop
2001 ● Judas Priest —— Demolition ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● Little River Band —— Where We Started From ► Soft Rock
2006 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Korn —— Untitled Album ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2007 ● Little River Band —— Forever Gold ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live Trax ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Phish —— Chicago ’94 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2015 ● Tony Banks —— A Chord Too Far ► Prog Rock


August 01
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Jethro Tull —— Stand Up ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Bonzo Dog Band —— Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy)
1972 ● Scorpions —— Lonesome Crow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1982 ● Aerosmith —— Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Bette Midler —— No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1986 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— The Way It Is ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Little Feat —— Let It Roll ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Bryan Adams —— So Far So Live ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● AFI —— Answer That And Stay Fashionable ► Hardcore Punk
1995 ● Pinetop Perkins —— Got My Mojo Workin’ ► Paino Blues
1995 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Barometer Soup ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Deadsy —— Deadsy ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2000 ● Big L —— The Big Picture ► Hardcore Rap
2001 ● Carpenters —— As Time Goes By ► Easy Listening
2006 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991 ► Roots Rock
2006 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— iTunes Originals ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Wrigley Field ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Steely Dan —— Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection ► Jazz-Rock


August 02
1965 ● Sonny & Cher —— Look At Us ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Fillmore East: June 1971 ► Art Rock
1973 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock
1978 ● Boston —— Don’t Look Back ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Jackson Browne —— Lawyers In Love ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Vinnie Vincent Invasion —— Vinnie Vincent Invasion ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1986 ● Poison —— Look What The Cat Dragged In ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1987 ● Midnight Oil —— Diesel And Dust ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Dwight Yoakam —— Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room ► Alt Country-Rock
1994 ● Immature —— Playtyme Is Over ► Pop-Rap
1994 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Acoustic Rock
1998 ● Carly Simon —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Talking Heads —— 12 X 12 Original Remixes ► New Wave Art-Rock
2004 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● The Tubes —— Wild In London ► Alt. Rock
2005 ● Michael Penn —— Mr. Hollywood, Jr., 1947 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● John Hiatt —— Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns ► Roots Rock
2011 ● Screaming Trees —— Last Words: The Final Recordings ► Neo-Psychedelia


August 03
1959 ● Brenda Lee —— Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Green River ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Canned Heat —— Future Blues ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Stevie Wonder —— Innervisions ► Pop-R&B
1979 ● Talking Heads —— Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Cilla Black —— Especially For You ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Frampton —— The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Def Leppard —— Hysteria ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Babes In Toyland —— To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1992 ● The Hollywood Flames —— The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop
1992 ● Uncle Tupelo —— March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock
1992 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer In Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● INXS —— Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae
1993 ● Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House
1999 ● Alison Krauss —— Forget About It ► Bluegrass
1999 ● The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul
1999 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Ballads ► Arena Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— The Definitive Collection (A Life in Music) ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Black Crowes —— Croweology ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mulennium ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock


August 04
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad
1975 ● Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop
1992 ● Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Pink Floyd —— 1967: The First Three Singles ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2003 ● Kraftwerk —— Tour De France Soundtracks ► Techno-Rock

4 Comments
  • walkerblack
    Posted at 21:14h, 29 July Reply

    july 30 the strokes – is this it (went platinum)

  • walkerblack
    Posted at 10:27h, 30 July Reply

    you had journey escape listed on july 17 which wikipedia “confirms”. the july 31 release according to musicbrainz was a digital release in 2006.

  • Marc Landers
    Posted at 17:20h, 04 August Reply

    August 4, 1967 – Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 20:42h, 04 August Reply

      Marc:
      Respectfully, that’s what Wikipedia says. But it’s wrong. My other sources all say the release date in the UK was August 5, 1967 and October 21, 1967 in the US. Check AllMusic, MusicBrainz. Discogs and 45Cat, plus others. Wikipedia is not necessarily a reliable source for facts.
      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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