Albums Released This Week (April 6 – 12)

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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 06
1968 ● Cilla Black —— Sher-oo! ► Pop/Merseybeat
1979 ● Jean Jacques Burnel —— Euroman Cometh ► Minimal Wave
1981 ● Roger Taylor —— Fun In Space ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The Motels —— All Four One ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● The Cult —— Electric ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival
1993 ● Bruce Hornsby —— Harbor Lights ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Dandy Warhols —— Dandys Rule, OK? ► Psych Rock
1999 ● Big Sugar —— Heated ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Various Artists —— Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane ► Punk-Rock
2009 ● Jane’s Addiction —— A Cabinet Of Curiosities ► Alt. Rock
2010 ● Peter Wolf —— Midnight Souvenirs ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Madonna —— Sticky & Sweet Tour ► Dance-Pop


April 07
1969 ● Leonard Cohen —— Songs From A Room ► Contemporary Folk
1969 ● The Nazz —— Nazz Nazz ► Garage Rock
1971 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— 4 Way Street ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… [UK] ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Prince —— For You ► Quiet Storm
1981 ● Rick James —— Street Songs ► Soul-Funkl
1986 ● Blow Monkeys —— Animal Magic ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] ► Contemporary Rock
1987 ● Whitesnake —— Whitesnake ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Diamanda Galás —— The Singer ► Gospel/Blues
1994 ● M.O.P. —— To The Death ► Hardcore Rap
1995 ● Oval —— 94 Diskont ► Experimental/Electronica
1997 ● The Chemical Brothers —— Dig Your Own Hole ► Eletronica/Big beat
1998 ● 2 Live Crew —— The Real One ► East Coast Rap
1998 ● Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock
1998 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— King Biscuit Flower Hour ► Album Rock
1998 ● King Crimson —— Space Groove ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Fundamental ► Blues-Rock
2009 ● The Tragically Hip —— We Are The Same ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● James Taylor —— Other Covers [EP] ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Neil Young —— Fork In The Road ► Folk-Rock
2017 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Psychotic Reaction ► Album Rock


April 08
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Is Back! ► Rock n Roll
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde ► Trad Country
1969 ● P. J. Proby —— Three Week Hero ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Caravan —— In The Land Of Grey And Pink ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Dr. John —— Desitively Bonnaroo ► New Orleans R&B
1975 ● Aerosmith —— Toys In The Attic ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Carly Simon —— Playing Possum ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● The Clash —— The Clash [UK] ► Punk
1982 ● Toto —— Toto IV ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Dave Edmunds —— D.E. 7th ► Roots/Pub Rock
1983 ● Heaven 17 —— The Luxury Gap ► Synth-Pop
1991 ● Simple Minds —— Real Life ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1991 ● The Rolling Stones —— Flashpoint ► Rock n Roll
1994 ● The Offspring —— Smash ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Unwound —— Repetition ► Post Hardcore
1997 ● Third Eye Blind —— Third Eye Blind ► Power Pop
1997 ● Richard Marx —— Flesh And Bone ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Boz Scaggs —— Come On Home ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Frank Zappa —— Have I Offended Someone? ► Art Rock
2003 ● Judas Priest —— Live In London ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Lucinda Williams —— World Without Tears ► Alt. Country
2003 ● James Taylor —— The Best Of James Taylor ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Mariah Carey —— E=MC2 ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Paul Simon —— So Beautiful Or So What ► Folk-Pop
2013 ● Counting Crows —— Echoes Of The Outlaws Roadshow ► AA Pop-Rock
2013 ● Fossil Collective —— Tell Where I Lie ► Dream Pop
2014 ● Various Artists —— The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars ► Girl Groups
2016 ● Peter Wolf —— A Cure For Loneliness ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul


April 09
1969 ● Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Queen —— Queen II ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie ► Soul-Pop
1976 ● America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock
1979 ● Squeeze —— Cool For Cats ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Billy Squier —— Creatures Of Habit ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap
2002 ● Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Neil Young Featuring Booker T. & The M.G.’s —— Are You Passionate? ► Rock & Soul
2004 ● Motörhead —— Hammered ► Heavy Metal


April 10
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— It Happened At The World’s Fair ► Rock n Roll
1964 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Second Album ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Elton John —— Elton John ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Miles Davis —— Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1970 ● Dusty Springfield —— From Dusty With Love ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Carpenters —— Golden Prize Volume II [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1977 ● Supertramp —— Even In The Quietest Moments ► Prog/Art Rock
1978 ● Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock
1981 ● The Cure —— Faith ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Scorpions —— Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1982 ● Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] ► Prog Rock
1989 ● The Cult —— Sonic Temple ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Laura Branigan —— Laura Branigan ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Behind The Mask ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Hives —— Veni Vidi Vicious ► Garage Rock
2004 ● Whitesnake —— The Early Years ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Brenda Lee —— Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends ► Country-Pop
2012 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Slipstream ► Blues-Rock


April 11
1972 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys Love You ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Whitesnake —— Come An’ Get It ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1987 ● The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1988 ● Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal
1995 ● Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock
2000 ● Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival
2000 ● No Doubt —— Return Of Saturn ► Ska-Pop
2006 ● Queen —— Stone Cold Classics ► Glam Rock
2008 ● Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Judas Priest —— The Essential Judas Priest ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 ► Folk-Rock


April 12
1965 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Dance Party ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● The Supremes —— We Remember Sam Cooke ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Maybe Tomorrow ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Stevie Wonder —— Where I’m Coming From ► Pop-R&B
1972 ● Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Bob Seger —— Beautiful Loser ► Heartland Rock
1976 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Live Bullet ► Heartland Rock
1982 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— American Fool ► Roots Rock
1984 ● Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1988 ● Neil Young & The Bluenotes —— This Note’s For You ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● David Gray —— A Century Ends ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bruce Springsteen —— In Concert/MTV Unplugged ► Album Rock
1994 ● Hole —— Live Through This ► Grunge
1994 ● All-4-One —— All-4-One ► Contemporary Soul
1994 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton ’87 ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Nightmares On Wax —— Carboot Soul ► Electronic/Trip Hop
1999 ● Golden Earring —— Paradise In Distress ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Supertramp —— It Was The Best Of Times ► Prog/Art Rock
2004 ● New Order —— In Sessions ► Alt Pop-Rock
2011 ● Foo Fighters —— Wasting Light ► Grunge Rock
2012 ● Counting Crows —— Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► AA Pop-Rock

1 COMMENT

  1. You have a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album listed as released on April 7, 2017, called “Psychotic Reaction.” I’ve never heard of it, and can’t find any information about it anywhere. Can you tell me where you found that, or how you know about it?

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