Albums Released This Week (December 26 – January 1)

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Warren Zevon

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 26
1971 ● The James Gang —— Live In Concert ► Blues-Rock
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

December 28
1963 ● Stevie Wonder —— With A Song In My Heart ► Pop-R&B
1977 ● Suicide —— Suicide ► No Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Leon Redbone —— Christmas Island ► Ragtime
2004 ● R.E.M. —— iTunes Originals – R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock

December 29
1969 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk ► Hard Rock
1971 ● America —— America ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Byrds —— Farther Along ► Country-Rock
1976 ● The Trammps —— Disco Inferno ► Disco
1982 ● Neil Young —— Trans ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Various Artists —— Miami Vice II [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— 99% ► Techno-Industrial
1998 ● All Saints —— The Remix Album ► Electronic Dance-Pop

December 30
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rough Trade —— For Those Who Think Young ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Ric Ocasek —— Beatitude ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— The ‘Pink Opaque ► Folk-Rock

December 31
1980 ● Steve Winwood —— Arc of A Diver ► Album Rock
1991 ● Live —— Mental Jewelry ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1993 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions ► Blue-Eyed Soul

January 01
1957 ● Carl Perkins —— The Dance Album ► Rockabilly
1962 ● The Everly Brothers —— Instant Party! ► Pop-Rock
1963 ● Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae —— Peace In The Valley ► Inspirational Pop
1964 ● Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul
1964 ● The Hollies —— Stay With The Hollies ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Easybeats —— The Best of The Easybeats + Party Girl ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1974 ● Beck, Bogert & Appice —— Live In Japan ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Leonard Cohen —— Greatest Hits ► Soft Rock
1977 ● Carpenters —— Live At The Palladium ► Easy Listening
1980 ● Rush —— Permanent Waves ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Stranglers —— Feline ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Los Lobos —— How Will The Wolf Survive? ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Kenny G —— Six Of Hearts ► Jazz-Pop
1998 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Man Of Inspiration ► Soul/Funk
2000 ● The Presidents Of The United States Of America —— Lumps ► Post-Grunge/Pop Punk
2000 ● Mariah Carey —— Valentines ► Pop-Rock

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