Albums Released This Week (April 25 – May 1)

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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 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

April 27
1968 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● Weather Report —— Sweetnighter ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Heatwave —— Hot Property ► Funk/Disco
1981 ● The Fall —— Slates [EP] ► Post-Punk
1983 ● The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock
1987 ● David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock
1987 ● R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues
1992 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock
1992 ● XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1993 ● Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk
2000 ● Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Carly Simon —— This Kind Of Love ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock

April 28
1969 ● Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop
1992 ● Tracy Chapman —— Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
1995 ● Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1998 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1998 ● Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap
1998 ● Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat
2013 ● The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop
2015 ● Eric Clapton —— Forever Man ► Blues-Rock
2017 ● John Mellencamp —— Sad Clowns & Hillbillies ► Roots Rock

April 29
1967 ● The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad
1981 ● Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1989 ● Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock
1996 ● Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock
1997 ● The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk
1997 ● Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► Southern Rock
2001 ● Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock

April 30
1965 ● The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop
1969 ● Marvin Gaye —— M.P.G. ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thin Lizzy ► Hard Rock
1971 ● The Doobie Brothers —— The Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Red Rose Speedway ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● J.J. Cale —— Okie ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Elton John —— Here And There ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Rastaman Vibration ► Roots Reggae
1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1979 ● Sister Sledge —— We Are Family ► Disco
1982 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Cheap Trick —— One On One ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1984 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Junk Culture ► New Wave Synth Pop
1984 ● The Cure —— The Top ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Golden Earring —— The Hole ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Keel —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s Innyrds ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Billy Bragg —— The Internationale ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Boyz II Men —— Cooleyhighharmony ► New Jack Swing
1991 ● Joe Jackson —— Laughter & Lust ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● Yes —— Union ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Iced Earth —— Night Of The Stormrider ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1996 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Crash ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cranberries —— To The Faithful Departed ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Jethro Tull —— Living With The Past ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Specials —— More…Or Less: The Specials Live ► Ska Revival
2013 ● Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— Ready To Die ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2013 ● Spin Doctors —— If The River Was Whiskey ► Alt Pop-Rock

May 01
1961 ● Ben E. King —— Spanish Harlem ► Soul
1969 ● Joni Mitchell —— Clouds ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— Possum Belly Overalls ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Jeff Beck Group —— The Jeff Beck Group ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● James Taylor —— Gorilla ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Deacon Blue —— Raintown [UK] ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● A-Ha —— Stay On These Roads ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Fairground Attraction —— The First Of A Million Kisses ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Skiffle
1990 ● Flotsam And Jetsam —— When The Storm Comes Down ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Rory Gallagher —— Fresh Evidence ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Dixie Chicks —— Little Ol’ Cowgirl ► Country-Rock
1992 ● The Vaselines —— The Way Of The Vaselines: A Complete History ► Indie Pop-Rock
1995 ● T.I.S.M. —— Machiavelli And The Four Seasons ► Alt Pop-Rock
1998 ● Simple Minds —— Real Live 91 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2000 ● Bardot —— Bardot ► Pop/Girl Group
2001 ● Gram Parsons —— Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Fed The Fire ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Plan B ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Stevie Nicks —— Trouble In Shangri-La ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Beyond ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Live At Hammersmith Odeon ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Rush —— Snakes & Arrows ► Prog/Art Rock
2007 ● Warren Zevon —— Preludes:Rare And Unreleased Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Natalie Cole —— Original Album Series ► Soul-Pop

2 COMMENTS

  1. Love the site.
    is April 29 correct for L.A. WOman and Full Moon Fever?
    l.a. woman – April 19th
    full moon fever – April 24th

    • Hello Pedro,

      I have 8-10 sources of data I rely on for my database. Unfortunately, they don’t always agree with each other, so often my inutuition must decide whch date to use.

      In the case of Full Moon Fever, three of what I consider the most reliable sources (AllMusic, Discogs and MusicBrainz) show April 29, so I went with that.

      For L. A. Woman, I am changing my database to April 19 as two sources (Discogs and DutchCharts) show that date, and only RateYour Music has April 29. (All other sources have just April 1971 for L. A. Woman.)

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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