Albums Released This Week (April 15 – 21)

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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 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 ● Little Feat —— Time Loves a Hero ► Southern Rock
1977 ● The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-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 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop
1997 ● Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk
1997 ● Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-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 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Tom Waits —— Mule Variations ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 9 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 7 ► 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 8 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● The Band —— The Last Waltz [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 10 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
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 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Three ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Medium Rare ► Grunge 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 [UK} ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Girl Called Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Ten Years After —— Cricklewood Green ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Brinsley Schwarz —— Brinsley Schwarz ► Pub 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 —— Time Machine ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Silent Nights ► Art-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 ● Reba McEntire —— Reba ► Country-Pop
1988 ● Timbuk 3 —— Eden Alley ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads ► Blues-Rock
1988 ● Erasure —— The Innocents ► Alt. Dance
1989 ● Pixies —— Doolittle ► Garage Rock
1994 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Let Love In ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Tricky —— Maxinquaye ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1995 ● Scorpions —— Live Bites ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1995 ● Deicide —— Once Upon The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Blind Guardian —— The Forgotten Tales ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Ace Of Base —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Dance Pop
2000 ● Black Label Society —— Stronger Than Death ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Berlin —— Live:Sacred & Profane ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Sheena Easton —— Freedom ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Daniel Powter —— Daniel Powter ► Folk-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/1967-1970 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Miles Davis —— Big Fun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● John Sebastian —— Welcome Back ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Laurie Anderson —— Big Science ► Art 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
2011 ● The Steve Miller Band —— Let Your Hair Down ► Blue-Eyed_Soul
2014 ● R.E.M. —— Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions ► Indie Rock

April 20
1970 ● Paul McCartney —— McCartney ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Jethro Tull —— Benefit ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Dr. John —— Dr. John’s Gumbo ► Roots Rock
1974 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Light Shine ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Rick James —— Come Get It! ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Million Mile Reflections ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1981 ● Dave Edmunds —— Twangin’… ► Roots/Pub Rock
1985 ● Bon Jovi —— 7800° Fahrenheit ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Pavement —— Slanted And Enchanted ► Garage Rock
1993 ● Dave Edmunds —— The Anthology (1968-1990) ► Roots/Pub Rock
1993 ● Ben E. King —— Anthology ► Soul
1993 ● Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal
1999 ● Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock
2004 ● The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul
2004 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2004 ● Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop
2004 ● Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock
2010 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Travellers In Space And Time ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Encores: Live ► Folk-Rock

April 21
1960 ● King Curtis —— King Soul ► Instrumental Soul
1969 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Uncle Meat ► Art Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— ABBA ► Euro-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Pete Townshend —— Empty Glass ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Bananarama —— Bananarama [UK] ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1986 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1987 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) ► Album Rock
1989 ● X Japan —— Blue Blood ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1992 ● The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk
1992 ● The Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap
1995 ● Unwound —— The Future Of What ► Post Hardcore
1997 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Mind’s I ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1997 ● Supergrass —— In It For The Money ► Post-Punk Britpop
1998 ● Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock
1998 ● Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2006 ● The Who —— Live From Toronto ► British Rock
2009 ● Depeche Mode —— Sounds Of The Universe ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
2017 ● Procol Harum —— Novum ► Prog Rock

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello, Looka.

    I have many different sources for birth dates, and LP and single release dates. These include 45Cat, 45Worlds/Vinyl Albums, AllMusic, AppleMusic, Billboard, Discogs, DutchCharts, HitParade.ch, MusicBrainz, RateYourMusic, Wikipedia, and YouTube Music, as well as artists’ websites, record label websites, fan club blogs and others. Occasionally a Google search will uncover a one-off website with credible date(s).

    The available info for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) is inconclusive. Four sources say April 27, three say April 21, one shows April 20 and one just 1987. However, since the Petty official web site shows April 27, I will adjust my database accordingly.

    As for Depeche Mode’s Sounds Of The Universe, data is inconclusive as well. In this case, the official web site shows April 20, 2009. so I will go with that.

    Thanks for the heads-up.
    Cheers, Dr. Rock

  2. Hello, Michael.

    I have many different sources for birth dates, and LP and single release dates. These include 45Cat, 45Worlds/Vinyl Albums, AllMusic, AppleMusic, Billboard, Discogs, DutchCharts, HitParade.ch, MusicBrainz, RateYourMusic, Wikipedia, and YouTube Music, as well as artists’ websites, record label websites, fan club blogs and others. Occasionally a Google search will uncover a one-off website with credible date(s).

    The available info for McCartney is inconclusive. Five sources say April 17 and two say April 20 (Discogs and 45Cat, usually the most reliable). McCartney’s official web site shows April 16, so I will adjust my database accordingly.

    Thanks for the heads-up.
    Cheers, Dr. Rock

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