Albums Released This Week (April 13 – 19)

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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):


April 13
1970 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Farewell ► Soul
1973 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Catch A Fire ► Roots Reggae
1973 ● David Bowie —— Aladdin Sane ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Michael Jackson —— Music & Me ► Soul Ballad
1978 ● Aretha Franklin —— Almighty Fire ► Soul
1979 ● Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Billy Squier —— Don’t Say No ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Church —— Of Skins And Heart ► Alt. Power Pop
1983 ● R.E.M. —— Murmur ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Carly Simon —— Coming Around Again ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ► Trad Country
1987 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Cross —— Shove It ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Chris Isaak —— San Francisco Days ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Warren Zevon —— Learning To Flinch ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Desmond Dekker & The Specials —— King Of Kings ► Ska Revival
1999 ● The Ataris —— Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits ► Pop-Punk
1999 ● The Jellybricks —— The Soap Opera ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Rick Springfield —— Karma ► Power Pop
1999 ● Various Artists —— VH1 Divas 1999 ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock
1999 ● Bruce Springsteen —— 18 Tracks ► Album Rock
1999 ● The Who —— 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Who ► British Rock
2012 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Collection: 1973-2012 ► Heartland Rock


April 14
1966 ● Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Paris ► Pop-Soul
1972 ● Gentle Giant —— Three Friends ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock
1983 ● David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Cocteau Twins —— Victorialand ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Soul Asylum —— Clam Dip & Other Delights [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Chaka Khan —— The Woman I Am ► Soul-Funk
1992 ● ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Cast —— Mother Nature Calls ► Britpop
1998 ● Converge —— When Forever Comes Crashing ► Punk/Metalcore
2003 ● Cream —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Focus —— Golden Oldies ► Prog Rock/Fusion


April 15
1964 ● Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern)
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock
1977 ● The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Little Feat —— Time Loves a Hero ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Andrew Gold —— All This And Heaven Too ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Leo Kottke —— My Father’s Face ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock
1996 ● David Gray —— Sell, Sell, Sell ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk
1997 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop
2003 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock
2016 ● PJ Harvey —— Hope Six Demolition Project, The ► Indie Rock


April 16
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● Bert Jansch —— Bert Jansch ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Donovan —— A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Minnie Riperton —— Come To My Garden ► Soul-Pop
1976 ● Klaus Schulze —— Moondawn ► Space Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Stephanie Mills —— Sweet Sensation ► Quiet Storm
1983 ● Tommy Tutone —— National Emotion ► Power Pop
1984 ● Poco —— Inamorata ► Country-Rock
1986 ● The Bodeans —— Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Spacemen 3 —— The Perfect Perscription ► Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock
1988 ● Scorpions —— Savage Amusement ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Bathory —— Hammerheart ► Heavy Metal/Viking Metal
1991 ● Chris Rea —— Auberge ► Album Rock
1995 ● Brainbombs —— Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power ► Noise Rock
1996 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Borderline ► Country-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery ► Alt. Rock
1999 ● Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 10 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 11 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 12 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 7 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 8 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 9 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Final Concert ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● Aldo Nova —— Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2010 ● The Pretenders —— Live In London ► Post-Punk
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge Rock
2011 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2013 ● Houses —— A Quiet Darkness ► Electronic Pop
2016 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Kiss My Amps Live Live Vol. 2 ► Album Rock


April 17
1964 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub Rock
1972 ● Peter Frampton —— Wind Of Change ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Eagles —— Desperado ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Stiff Little Fingers —— Go For It ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Motörhead —— Iron Fist ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1990 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Good Son ► Alt Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock
2006 ● The Church —— Uninvited, Like The Clouds ► Alt. Power Pop
2007 ● Dark Tranquility —— Fiction ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2017 ● Tom Petty —— Live ► Album Rock


April 18
1966 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla Sings A Rainbow ► Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat
1967 ● The Pretty Things —— Emotions ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● The Miracles —— Renaissance ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● ZZ Top —— Fandango! ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● The Cure —— Seventeen Seconds ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Butthole Surfers —— Rembrandt Pussycat ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1988 ● Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance
1988 ● Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop
1988 ● Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock
1994 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1995 ● Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1996 ● Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Kansas —— Works In Progress ► Prog/Arena Rock
2011 ● Grimes —— Darkbloom [EP] ► Dream Pop
2011 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— The Road ► Brit Pop-Rock
2014 ● Neil Young —— A Letter Home ► Hard Rock
2015 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1970 ► Folk-Rock


April 19
1965 ● Tony Bennett —— If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set ► Easy Listening
1968 ● The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle ► Baroque Pop
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Ultravox —— Lament ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Natalie Cole —— Good To Be Back ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Golden Earring —— Bloody Buccaneers ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Gastr Del Sol —— Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly ► Alt Rock
1994 ● Superchunk —— Foolish ► Indie Rock/Alt Punk
1995 ● The Sneetches —— Starfucker ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● The Cranberries —— Bury The Hatchet ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Rock