Albums Released This Week (August 17 – 23)

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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 17
1959 ● Miles Davis —— Kind Of Blue ► Improv Jazz
1970 ● The Band —— Stage Fright ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● XTC —— Drums And Wires ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection ► Disco/Funk
1984 ● W.A.S.P. —— W.A.S.P. ► Glam Metal
1987 ● New Order —— Substance 1987 ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Tom Waits —— Franks Wild Years ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● The Call —— Red Moon ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Cannibal Corpse —— Eaten Back To Life ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1991 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Plains Music ► British Rock
1992 ● Take That —— Take That & Party ► Pop-Rock/Boyband
1993 ● Bad Brains —— Rise ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1993 ● Mariah Carey —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Tina Arena —— In Deep ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Front Line Assembly —— Re-wind ► Industrial Rock
1999 ● Blur —— The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1999 ● The Knack —— Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1999 ● John Mellencamp —— Rough Harvest ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Moody Blues —— Strange Times ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Boz Scaggs —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Talking Heads —— The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
2010 ● David Gray —— Founding ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Iron Maiden —— The Final Frontier ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— No Better Than This ► Roots Rock

August 18
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Man In The Hills ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● The Who —— Who Are You ► British Rock
1980 ● Yes —— Drama ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Wall Of Voodoo —— Dark Continent ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Bon Jovi —— Slippery When Wet ► Hard Rock
1986 ● ABBA —— ABBA Live ► Euro-Pop
1986 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Kicking Against The Pricks ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1987 ● Debbie Gibson —— Out Of The Blue ► Pop-Rock/Dance-Pop
1987 ● Aerosmith —— Permanent Vacation ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Patty Smyth —— Patty Smyth ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Eric Clapton —— Unplugged ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Phranc —— Goofyfoot ► Folk-Rock/Surf Rock
1996 ● At The Drive-In —— Acrobatic Tenement ► Post-Hardcore
1997 ● Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● At The Drive-In —— In/Casino/Out ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Graham Coxon —— The Sky Is Too High ► Indie Rock/Lo-Fi
2008 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Greatest Hits [2008] ► Southern Rock

August 19
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— Stacks O’ Tracks ► Instrumental Rock
1970 ● Carpenters —— Close To You ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Pussy Cats ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— So Far ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Manhattan Transfer —— Coming Out ► Jazz-Pop
1977 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Livin’ On The Fault Line ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Arthur Brown With Jimmy Carl Black —— Brown, Black & Blue ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Sneaker Pimps —— Becoming X ► Electronic-Dance/Trip Hop
1996 ● The Beach Boys —— Stars And Stripes Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Fleetwood Mac —— The Dance ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Greendale ► Rock
2008 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume Two: ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2013 ● Pure Bathing Culture —— Moon Tides ► Dream Pop
2016 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Seven ► Roots Rock

August 20
1975 ● Harmonia —— Deluxe ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 1 ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Kiss —— Kiss Destroys Anaheim, Pt. 2 ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Slow Train Coming ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Heart —— Passionworks ► Album Rock
1985 ● Asia —— Astra ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Queensrÿche —— Empire ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Black Sabbath —— TYR ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Notorious ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Spin Doctors —— Pocket Full of Kryptonite ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Luis Miguel —— Nada Es Igual ► Latin Pop
1998 ● Boards Of Canada —— Music Has The Right To Children ► Techno-Ambient
2002 ● Berlin —— Voyeur ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2002 ● The Black Crowes —— Live ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Dark Tranquility —— Damage Done ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Past Lives ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Made Up Mind ► Blues-Rock

August 21
1968 ● Etta James —— Tell Mama ► Soul
1969 ● The Nice —— Nice ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Golden Earring —— Golden Earring ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Black Rose —— Black Rose ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Chillliwack —— Wanna Be A Star ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Mirror Moves ► Post-Punk New Wave
1987 ● Various Artists —— Dirty Dancing [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Metallica —— The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jethro Tull —— Rock Island ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Ritual De Lo Habitual ► Alt. Rock
1990 ● Alice In Chains —— Facelift ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1990 ● Prince —— Graffiti Bridge ► Funk-Pop
1995 ● Palace Music —— Viva Last Blues ► Indie Rock/Country-Rock
1995 ● New Order —— (the rest of) New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Rainbow —— Stranger To Us All ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Oasis —— Be Here Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● Paul McCartney —— Liverpool Sound Collage ► Electronica/Ambient
2001 ● The Damned —— Grave Disorder ► Goth Rock
2001 ● John Waite —— Figure In A Landscape ► Power Pop
2006 ● Slade —— Slade Alive! – The Live Anthology ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Caribou —— Andorra ► Dream Pop
2012 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Last Of A Dyin’ Breed’ ► Southern Rock

August 22
1975 ● Herbie Hancock —— Man-Child ► Fusion
1975 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Nightingales & Bombers ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Dennis Wilson —— Pacific Ocean Blue ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Depeche Mode —— Construction Time Again ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Let’s Active —— Every Dog Has His Day ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● L.A. Guns —— Cocked & Loaded ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane ► Arena Rock
1994 ● Portishead —— Dummy ► Trip-Hop
1995 ● Marvin Gaye —— Anthology ► Soul – Motown
1995 ● The Gathering —— Mandylion ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal
1995 ● King Crimson —— B’Boom: Official Bootleg – Live In Arentina ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Styx —— Styx Greatest Hits ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Buju Banton —— Unchained Spirit ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● Sparks —— Balls ► Glam Rock
2006 ● Deadsy —— Phantasmagore ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2006 ● Gov’t Mule —— High & Mighty ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2006 ● Aldo Nova —— The Best Of Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
2006 ● The Marshall Tucker Band —— Live On Long Island 04-18-80 ► Southern Rock
2011 ● Judas Priest —— Single Cuts ► Heavy Metal

August 23
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mr. Wonderful ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Tygers Of Pang Yang —— Wild Cat ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● Yazoo —— Upstairs At Eric’s ► Synth-Pop
1983 ● Ratt —— Ratt [EP] ► Glam Metal
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ► Art Rock/Contemporary Orchestral
1985 ● Diana Ross —— Eaten Alive ► Smooth Soul
1986 ● Various Artists —— Now That’s What I Call Music 7 ► Rock
1988 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Nothing’s Shocking ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Bad Company —— Dangerous Age ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Jeff Buckley —— Grace ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Without A Sound ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Symphony X —— The Damnation Game ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1999 ● Gardenian —— Soulburner ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2005 ● Yes —— The Word Is Live ► Prog Rock
2011 ● The Human League —— Credo ► New Wave Synth-Pop