Albums Released This Week (August 10 – 16)

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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):

August 10
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis For Everyone ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1968 ● Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock
1973 ● Rod Stewart —— Sing It Again Rod ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Michael Jackson —— Off The Wall ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia —— Friday Night In San Francisco ► Flamenco-Jazz
1983 ● Rufus —— Stompin’ At The Savoy ► Funk
1984 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Red Hot Chili Peppers ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Five Star —— Between The Lines ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth ► Acid Jazz/Funk
1993 ● Billy Joel —— River Of Dreams ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● James Taylor —— Live ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— Gringo Honeymoon ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Richard Marx —— Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● Dark Tranquility —— Projector ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1999 ● The Innocence Mission —— Birds Of My Neighborhood ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection ► Country-Pop
1999 ● Machine Head —— The Burning Red ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Edge Of Forever ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Ace Troubleshooter —— Ace Troubleshooter ► Pop Punk
2004 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Crosby & Nash ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Richard Marx —— My Own Best Enemy ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Essential REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Soul Asylum —— Welcome To The Minority – The A&M Years 1988-1991 ► Alt. Pop-Rock

August 11
1958 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1962 ● The Ventures —— Mashed Potatoes And Gravy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks ► British Invasion
1969 ● Donovan —— Barabajagal ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Leonard Cohen —— New Skin For The Old Ceremony ► Contemporary Folk
1976 ● Klaatu —— Klaatu ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Chic —— C’est Chic ► Disco
1982 ● The Go-Go’s —— Vacation ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Vanity 6 —— Vanity 6 ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● The Flaming Lips —— Hit To Death In The Future Head ► Neo-Psychedlia
1992 ● Pat Travers —— Blues Tracks ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Dr. John —— Anutha Zone ► New Orleans R&B
1998 ● The Beach Boys —— Endless Harmony Soundtrack ► Pop-Rock

August 12
1957 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ The Oldies ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1963 ● Aretha Franklin —— Laughing On The Outside ► Soul
1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Greatest Hits! ► British Rock
1967 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Big Brother & The Holding Company ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Cheap Thrills ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Roberta Flack —— Chapter Two ► Pop-Soul
1980 ● Paul Simon —— One-Trick Pony ► Folk-Pop
1981 ● Luther Vandross —— Never Too Much ► Smooth Soul
1981 ● Bob Dylan —— Shot Of Love ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Queensrÿche —— Queensrÿche ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Neil Young —— Old Ways ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Metallica —— Metallica ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Luis Miguel —— Romances ► Latin Pop
1997 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band – Volume 1 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pat Benatar —— Good King Bad ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Extreme —— Saudades De Rock ► Pop-Metal

August 13
1956 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rock ‘N Roll Stage Show ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1956 ● Gene Vincent —— Bluejean Bop! ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Aretha Franklin —— The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin ► Soul
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Curtis —— Everybody’s Talkin’ ► Southern Soul
1973 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Chicago —— Chicago 13 ► Jazz-Rock
1982 ● Don Henley —— I Can’t Stand Still ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Twisted Sister —— Love Is For Suckers ► Hair Metal
1990 ● Pixies —— Bossanova ► Garage Rock
1990 ● Duran Duran —— Liberty ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Curtis Mayfield —— The Return Of Superfly [Sndtrk] ► Soul/Hip Hop
1991 ● Brooks & Dunn —— Brand New Man ► Country-Rock
1991 ● Kid Creole & The Coconuts —— You Shoulda Told Me You Were…. ► Dance-Rock
1991 ● Aldo Nova —— A Portrait Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
1993 ● Sheena Easton —— No Strings ► Standards
1996 ● Akinyele —— Put It In Your Mouth ► Dirty Rap
2002 ● James Taylor —— October Road ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— A Thousand Miles Behind ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The ‘Collection: 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock

August 14
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 5 X 5 ► British Invasion
1971 ● The Who —— Who’s Next ► British Rock
1971 ● Al Green —— Al Green Gets Next To You ► Soul
1973 ● Roberta Flack —— Killing Me Softly ► Pop-Soul
1974 ● Buddy Guy & Junior Wells —— Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ► Electric Blues
1983 ● The Who —— Rarities Volume I & Volume II ► British Rock
1984 ● Soul Asylum —— Say What You Will…Everything Can Happen ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Brenda Lee —— Feels So Right ► Country-Pop
1990 ● The Heart Throbs —— Cleopatra Grip ► Indie Pop
1992 ● Motörhead —— March Ör Die ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Spin Doctors —— Turn It Upside Down ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Bill Frisell —— Dead Deep Blue ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— F? A? ? ► Instrumental/Experimental
2009 ● The XX —— XX ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Loverboy —— Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival ► Arena Rock

August 15
1966 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Distant Shores ► Folk-Pop
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Pious Bird Of Good Omen ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● The Band —— Rock Of Ages ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Rod Stewart —— Atlantic Crossing ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Scorpions —— Tokyo Tapes ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1979 ● Led Zeppelin —— In Through The Out Door ► Hard Rock
1980 ● America —— Alibi ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● The Cars —— Panorama ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Pretenders —— Pretenders II ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Kinks —— Give The People What They Want ► British Rock
1983 ● AC/DC —— Flick Of The Switch ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Cheap Trick —— Next Position Please ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1985 ● Dio —— Sacred Heart ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Glenn Frey —— Soul Searchin’ ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Michelle Shocked —— Short, Sharp, Shocked ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles Collection: The London Years ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Blind Melon —— Soup ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Garbage —— Garbage ► Art Rock
1995 ● Southern Culture On The Skids —— Dirt Track Date ► Rockabilly
1998 ● Korn —— Follow The Leader ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2000 ● Blue October —— Consent To Treatment ► Indie Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And Friends ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Little Dragon —— Little Dragon ► Trip Hop/Downtempo
2009 ● Sparks —— The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman ► Glam Rock

August 16
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Gimme Shelter ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Do The Temptations ► Soul – Motown
1985 ● Miami Sound Machine —— Primitive Love ► Pop-Dance
1985 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Freaky Styley ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1987 ● Mayhem —— Deathcrush ► Norwegian Black Meta
1989 ● The Ethiopians —— Dread Prophecy ► Rocksteady
1989 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Mother’s Milk ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1993 ● ALL —— Breaking Things ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
1994 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Maybe You Should Drive ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— After The Storm ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Prince —— Come ► Funk-Pop
1994 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Sleeps With Angels ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Tricky —— Juxtapose ► Electronic Trip-Hop
2002 ● Frank Zappa —— FZ:OZ ► Art Rock