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