Albums Released This Week (August 31 – September 6)

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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 31
1962 ● The Ventures —— Going To The Ventures’ Dance Party! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● The Ventures —— Let’s Go! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● Dionne Warwick —— Make Way For Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1964 ● The Supremes —— Where Did Our Love Go? ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● Dionne Warwick —— The Windows Of The World ► Pop-Soul
1970 ● The Beach Boys —— Sunflower ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Dr. John —— The Sun, Moon & Herbs ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● The Rolling Stones —— Goats Head Soup ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Donna Summer —— Live And More ► Disco
1981 ● The Gun Club —— Fire Of Love ► Punk-Psychobilly
1983 ● Carly Simon —— Hello Big Man ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Michael Jackson —— Bad ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● 2 Live Crew —— Move Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap
1990 ● Joe Henry —— Shuffletown ► Guitar Jazz
1992 ● Charles & Eddie —— Duophonic ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells II ► Progressive Rock
1993 ● Garth Brooks —— In Pieces ► Country-Pop
1998 ● The Divine Comedy —— Fin de Siècle ► Brit Pop/Baroque Pop
1999 ● Dixie Chicks —— Fly ► Country-Rock
2003 ● Stabbing Westward —— What Do I Have To Do? ► Industrial Rock
2004 ● Ray Charles & Bonnie Raitt —— Genius Loves Company ► Soul
2004 ● Kansas —— Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection ► Prog/Arena Rock
2009 ● The Black Crowes —— Before The Frost…Until The Freeze ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Bay Area 1978 ► Roots Rock
2010 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Something For The Rest of Us ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2010 ● Janet Jackson —— Icon: Number Ones ► Pop-Soul
2010 ● Bryan Adams —— Icon ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Heart —— Red Velvet Car ► Album Rock
2010 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Icon ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Nirvana —— Icon ► Grunge
2010 ● Rush —— Icon ► Prog/Art Rock

September 01
1965 ● The Hollies —— Hear! Here! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Crusade ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Cat Stevens —— Teaser And The Firecat ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● Grateful Dead —— Blues For Allah ► Album Rock
1977 ● Rush —— A Farewell To Kings ► Arena Rock
1978 ● 10cc —— Bloody Tourists ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Molly Hatchet —— Molly Hatchet ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Simple Minds —— Empires And Dance ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1980 ● Jethro Tull —— A ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Hall & Oates —— Private Eyes ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Cocteau Twins —— Love’s Easy Tears [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Tina Turner —— Break Every Rule ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● R.E.M. —— Document ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Mötley Crüe —— Dr. Feelgood ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Thomas Anders —— Down On Sunset ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Ramones —— Mondo Bizarro ► Punk-Rock
1995 ● Lighthouse Family —— Ocean Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Buzzcocks —— I Don’t Mind The Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock
1998 ● Ace Of Base —— Cruel Summer ► Euro-Dance Pop
2002 ● Tonic —— Head On Straight ► Alt/Roots Rock
2009 ● The Apples In Stereo —— #1 Hits Explosion ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop

September 02
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— Too Many Rivers ► Country-Pop
1977 ● Van Der Graaf —— The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Thin Lizzy —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Dead Kennedys —— Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— It’s Time For Love ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1981 ● Ronnie Wood —— 1234 ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Moody Blues —— The Present ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Billy Joel —— Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● UB40 —— Baggariddim ► Reggae-Pop
1986 ● Jeffrey Osbourne —— Emotional ► Soul-Pop
1991 ● Garth Brooks —— Ropin’ The Wind ► Country-Rock
1991 ● Level 42 —— Guaranteed ► New Wave Synth Pop
1991 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine II ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Zard —— Hold Me ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Sepultura —— Chaos A.D. ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● The Blood Divine —— Awaken ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1996 ● Neneh Cherry —— Man ► Trip Hop
1996 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Universal ► New Wave Synth Pop
1997 ● Joe Jackson —— Heaven & Hell ► Classical Pop
1997 ● War —— Colección Latina ► Funk
1997 ● Genesis —— Calling All Stations ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Amon Amarth —— The Avenger ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2003 ● The Innocence Mission —— Befriended ► Alt Pop-Rock
2013 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At Sydney Opera House ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Counting Crows —— Somewhere Under Wonderland ► AA Pop-Rock

September 03
1971 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Future Games ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Diana Ross —— Ross ► Soul – Motown
1982 ● Golden Earring —— Cut ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Golden Earring —— Cut ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Iron Maiden —— Powerslave ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Judas Priest —— Painkiller ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● George Michael —— Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Blues Traveler —— Travelers And Thieves ► Alt Country Rock
1991 ● Stevie Nicks —— TimeSpace ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Rush —— Roll The Bones ► Arena Rock
1996 ● The Knack —— Banding ► Power Pop
1996 ● Tina Turner —— Wildest Dreams ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Procol Harum —— A Whiter Shade Of Pale [EP] ► Psychedelic Rock
2007 ● Yes —— Live At Montreux 2003 ► Prog Rock
2012 ● Mark Knopfler —— Privateering ► Roots Rock

September 04
1970 ● The Rolling Stones —— Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson —— Winter In America ► Hip-Hop
1973 ● Queen —— Queen ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Trooper —— Flying Colors ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Meat Loaf —— Dead Ringer ► Arena Rock
1981 ● George Strait —— Strait Country ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Nine Tonight ► Heartland Rock
1982 ● The Who —— It’s Hard ► British Rock
1984 ● Donna Summer —— Cats Without Claws ► Disco
1989 ● Love And Rockets —— Love And Rockets ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dan Folgelberg —— The Wild Places ► Country-Rock
1990 ● The Rembrandts —— The Rembrandts ► AA Pop-Rock
1990 ● Soul Asylum —— And The Horse They Rode In On ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Rush —— Chronicles ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Sugar —— Copper Blue ► Alt Rock
1995 ● Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches [UK] ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Powderfinger —— Odyssey Number Five ► Alt Rock
2001 ● System Of A Down —— Toxicity ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Sound Effects ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2001 ● April Wine —— Back To The Mansion ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Melissa Etheridge —— 4th Street Feeling ► Roots Rock
2012 ● Korn —— The Path Of Totality Tour – Live At The Hollywood Palladium ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2012 ● Matchbox Twenty —— North ► Alt. Rock
2012 ● Stars —— The North ► Chamber Pop
2015 ● Iron Maiden —— The Book Of Souls ► Heavy Metal

September 05
1971 ● Poco —— From The Inside ► Country-Rock
1974 ● The Jackson 5 —— Dancing Machine ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Jethro Tull —— Minstrel In The Gallery ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First And…Last ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Gary Numan —— Telekon ► New Wave Synth Pop
1986 ● Skinny Puppy —— Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1987 ● Grim Reaper —— Rock You To Hell ► Thrash Metal
1987 ● Motörhead —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Y & T —— Contagious ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal
1988 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Peepshow ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● Mick Jones —— Mick Jones ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— Megatop Phoenix ► Dance-Rock
1989 ● Soundgarden —— Louder Than Love ► Grunge Rock
1989 ● The Tragically Hip —— Up To Here ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Shed Seven —— Change Giver ► Britpop
1995 ● Die Flippers —— Sommersprossen ► Pop/Schlager
1995 ● The Fall —— The Twenty-Seven Points ► Post-Punk
1995 ● Dion —— Rock “N Roll Christmas ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mack 10 —— Based On A True Story ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Ryan Adams —— Heartbreaker ► Acoustic Pop-Rock
2006 ● Iron Maiden —— A Matter Of Life And Death ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984-1995) ► Glam Rock

September 06
1965 ● Merle Haggard —— Strangers ► Trad Country
1974 ● Hawkwind —— Hall Of The Mountain Grill ► Space Rock
1974 ● Judas Priest —— Rocka Rolla ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Kool & The Gang —— Ladies’ Night ► Disco/Funk
1979 ● Aretha Franklin —— La Diva ► Disco Pop
1982 ● Icehouse —— Primitive Man ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● John Cale —— Artificial Intelligence ► Art Rock
1988 ● New Kids On The Block —— Hangin’ Tough ► Teen Pop
1994 ● David Gray —— Flesh ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Widespread Panic —— Ain’t Life Grand ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Land —— Land ► Electronic/Fusion
1999 ● Yazoo —— Only Yazoo ► Synth-Pop
2004 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired + Hits – The Latest + Greatest ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— A Bigger Bang ► Blues-Rock