Albums Released This Week (August 3 – 9)

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The original lineup of Creedence Clearwater Revival, at London's Heathrow Airport. L-R: Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford, John Fogerty.

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 03
1959 ● Brenda Lee —— Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Green River ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Canned Heat —— Future Blues ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Stevie Wonder —— Innervisions ► Pop-R&B
1979 ● Talking Heads —— Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Cilla Black —— Especially For You ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Frampton —— The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Def Leppard —— Hysteria ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Babes In Toyland —— To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1992 ● The Hollywood Flames —— The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop
1992 ● Uncle Tupelo —— March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock
1992 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer In Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● INXS —— Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae
1993 ● Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House
1999 ● Alison Krauss —— Forget About It ► Bluegrass
1999 ● The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul
1999 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Ballads ► Arena Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— The Definitive Collection (A Life in Music) ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Black Crowes —— Croweology ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mulennium ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock

August 04
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad
1975 ● Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop
1992 ● Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Pink Floyd —— 1967: The First Three Singles ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2003 ● Kraftwerk —— Tour De France Soundtracks ► Techno-Rock

August 05
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock
1969 ● The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk
1980 ● Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Pogues —— Rum, Sodomy And The Lash ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1991 ● Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap
1997 ● HiM —— Interpretive Belief System ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● 311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— More Jack Than God ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Constructing The Legend ► Folk-Rock

August 06
1963 ● Johnny Cash —— Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash ► Outlaw Country
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● 2 Live Crew —— Shake A Lil’ Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap
1974 ● Barry White —— Can’t Get Enough ► Soul
1982 ● Romeo Void —— Benefactor ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock
1985 ● Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1991 ● Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— LifeLinesLive ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— She’s The One [Sndtrk] ► Heartland Rock
2001 ● The Human League —— Secrets ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2002 ● Ringo Starr —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His All-Starr Band ► Pop-Rock

August 07
1961 ● Brenda Lee —— All The Way ► Country-Pop
1967 ● The Byrds —— The Byrd’s Greatest Hits ► Country-Rock
1970 ● The Moody Blues —— A Question Of Balance ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Stevie Wonder —— Signed, Sealed And Delivered ► Pop-R&B
1971 ● King Curtis —— Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul
1973 ● The Isley Brothers —— 3 + 3 ► Soul-Funk
1977 ● Sister Sledge —— Together ► Disco
1978 ● Roberta Flack —— Roberta Flack ► Pop-Soul
1983 ● Black Sabbath —— Born Again ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Loudness —— Hurricane Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1990 ● Extreme —— Extreme II: Pornograffitti ► Pop-Metal
1990 ● Jon Bon Jovi —— Blaze Of Glory ► Arena Rock
1995 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1999 ● Rory Gallagher —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Gregg Allman —— Back To Macon, GA ► Southern Rock

August 08
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— Another Side Of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Yardbirds —— Over, Under, Sideways, Down ► Blues Rock
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Xanadu [Sndtrk] ► Prog. Rock
1981 ● Debbie Harry —— Koo Koo ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1983 ● Billy Joel —— An Innocent Man ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● N.W.A. —— Straight Outta Compton ► Hip-Hop
1988 ● Robert Cray —— Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Tina Turner —— What’s Love Got To Do With It [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● April Wine —— Frigate ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Ben Folds Five —— Ben Folds Five ► Indie Rock/Piano Rock
1995 ● Citizen King —— Brown Bag ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1995 ● Moonspell —— Wolfheart ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2000 ● De La Soul —— Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump ► Alt Rap
2000 ● Shaggy —— Hot Shot ► Dancehall Reggae
2000 ● The Moody Blues —— Hall Of Fame ► Prog Rock
2006 ● Gin Blossoms —— Major Lodge Victory ► Power Pop
2006 ● Bad Company —— Live In Albuquerque 1976 ► Hard Rock

August 09
1968 ● Cream —— Wheels Of Fire ► Hard Rock
1971 ● John Sebastian —— The Four Of Us ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Minnie Riperton —— Perfect Angel ► Soul-Pop
1974 ● Little Feat —— Feats Don’t Fail Me Now ► Southern Rock
1976 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Good Singin’, Good Playin’ ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Motörhead —— Orgasmatron ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Danzig —— Danzig ► Heavy Metal/Blues Metal
1988 ● The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —— Workin’ Band ► Country-Rock
1994 ● Julian Cope —— Autogeddon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Machine Head —— Burn My Eyes ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1994 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Endangered Species ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Therion —— Theli ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
2005 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Warner Theatre, March 18, 1978 – 2005 ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Stephen Stills —— Man Alive! ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Yes —— Songs From Tsongas ► Prog Rock