Albums Released This Week (April 18 – 24)

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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 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 ► 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 ● Amy Grant —— My Father’s Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1979 ● Ronnie Wood —— Gimme Some Neck ► Hard Rock
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 ● Radiohead —— Pablo Honey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Aerosmith —— Get A Grip ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Buckethead —— Monsters And Robots ► Experimental/Funk-Metal
1999 ● Alice Cooper —— The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper ► Hard Rock
1999 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— The Earth Pressed Flat ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Machine Head —— Through The Ashes Of Empires ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2004 ● The Staple Singers —— Reach Out And Touch…Live! ► Memphis Soul
2004 ● Little Feat —— Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Prince —— Musicology ► Dance-Pop
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 ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1986 ● Accept —— Russian Roulette ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1986 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Tinderbox ► New Wave Pop-Rock
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 Beastie Boys —— Check Your Head ► Rap
1992 ● The Cure —— Wish ► Post-Punk
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 ● Arch Enemy —— Stigmata ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Ray Davies —— The Storyteller ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Widespread Panic —— Light Fuse, Get Away ► Southern Rock
1998 ● Lou Reed —— Perfect Night: Live In London ► Hard Rock
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

April 22
1968 ● The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics
1971 ● The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock
1985 ● Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1992 ● The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul
1997 ● Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock
1997 ● Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop
2003 ● Whitesnake —— Best! ► Arena Rock
2003 ● The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock
2003 ● Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Whitesnake —— Good To Be Bad ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock
2009 ● Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening
2013 ● Whitesnake —— Made In Japan ► Arena Rock

April 23
1969 ● Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock
1976 ● The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die! [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska
1985 ● Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock
1987 ● Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1987 ● Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock
1990 ● Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester
1991 ● Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Deadicated ► Jam Bands
1991 ● Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap
2002 ● The Knack —— Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop
2002 ● Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2002 ● Elvis Costello —— When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Supertramp —— Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● The Monkees —— The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock
2012 ● Cilla Black —— Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Peter Gabriel —— Live Blood ► Prog Rock

April 24
1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Featuring “Young Girl” ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk
1990 ● World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop
2001 ● Janet Jackson —— All for You ► Pop-Soul
2001 ● The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock

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