Albums Released This Week (December 21 – 27)

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Frank Zappa (courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

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):


December 21
1965 ● Dionne Warwick —— Here I Am ► Pop-Soul
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Thing-Fish ► Art Rock
1993 ● Jodeci —— Diary Of A Mad Band ► Rap
1993 ● Gamma Ray —— Insanity And Genius ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1996 ● Los Del Rio —— Macarena Non Stop ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Frank Zappa —— Everything Is Healing Nicely ► 20th Century Classical
1999 ● DMX —— And Then There Was X ► Hardcore Rap
2005 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s XMASage ► Prog Rock
2009 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits ► British Rock
2010 ● Duran Duran —— All You Need Is Now ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2011 ● New Order —— Live At The London Troxy ► Alt Pop-Rock

December 22
1973 ● Madeline Bell —— Comin’ Atcha ► Soul-jazz-rock
1979 ● Neil Diamond —— September Morn’ ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● DMX —— Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood ► Hardcore Rap
2005 ● Peter Cetera —— Glory Of Love ► Pop-Rock

December 23
1967 ● The Ventures —— $1,000,000 Weekend ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1968 ● Taj Mahal —— The Natch’l Blues ► Folk-Blues
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering [UK] ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Blindside —— Blindside ► Post Hardcore Punk

December 24
1974 ● Elton John —— Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Boney M. —— Fantastic Boney M.: Die Grossen Erfolge ► Euro Club/Dance
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Live In London ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Freddie King —— Boogie On Down ► Texas Blues

December 25
1976 ● Laura Nyro —— Smile ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Zard —— M? Sagasanai ► Pop-Rock

December 26
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Stand In The Fire ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Kreator —— Past Life Trauma (1985 – 1992) ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal

December 27
1967 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ► Contemporary Folk
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— John Wesley Harding ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Genesis —— Wind & Wuthering ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Adventures In Utopia ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Favourites/The Very Best Of ► Brit Pop-Rock
2005 ● Dion —— Bronx In Blue ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Loverboy —— Setlist: The Very Best Of Loverboy Live ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The 50th Anniversary Collection ► Folk-Rock