Albums Released This Week (May 13 -19)

Albums Released This Week (May 13 -19)

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 13
1968 ● Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco
1980 ● Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1980 ● Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal


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


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


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


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


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


May 19
1962 ● The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Alexander “Skip” Spence —— Oar ► Pop-Psychedelic
1969 ● Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop
1969 ● Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock
1971 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul
1972 ● Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock
1975 ● Willie Nelson —— Red Headed Stranger ► Classic Country
1976 ● Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul
1978 ● Kraftwerk —— The Man-Machine ► Techno-Rock
1978 ● The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock
1986 ● Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop
1986 ● The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock
1987 ● Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop
1992 ● Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana
1998 ● The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1998 ● Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk
1998 ● Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock
2004 ● Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock
2005 ● Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop
2008 ● Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop
2009 ● Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock
2015 ● Whitesnake —— The Purple Album ► Arena Rock

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