Albums Released This Week (April 20 – 26)

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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 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


April 25
1969 ● The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● 10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco
1980 ● Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock
1994 ● Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1994 ● David Bowie —— Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk
2000 ● Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Blondie —— Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2000 ● Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Neil Young —— Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2005 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Rush —— Gold ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock


April 26
1970 ● The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.)
1982 ● Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance
1982 ● Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody
1985 ● Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock
1988 ● Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1989 ● Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul
1993 ● The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk
1994 ● Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country
1994 ● Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1994 ● Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues
1994 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Gold ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock
2006 ● Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop