Albums Released This Week (December 6 – 12)

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The Byrds, ca. 1967

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 06
1960 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1963 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Christmas Record ► Holiday Message & Music
1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Byrds —— Turn! Turn! Turn! ► Country-Rock
1967 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— A Scratch In The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Rolling Stones —— Beggar’s Banquet ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— For Once In My Life ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Christine McVie —— Christine Perfect ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Al Green —— Livin’ For You ► Soul (Southern)
1973 ● Diana Ross —— Last Time I Saw Him ► Soul – Motown
1977 ● Al Green —— The Belle Album ► Soul (Southern)
1977 ● Jackson Browne —— Running On Empty ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Denny Laine —— Japanese Tears ► Rock
1983 ● The Cure —— Japanese Whispers ► Post-Punk
1988 ● Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band —— Almost Acoustic ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live ► Synth-Pop
1994 ● Pearl Jam —— Vitalogy ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Eminem —— The Slim Shady EP ► Hard Core Rap
2005 ● Korn —— See You On The Other Side ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2006 ● Poco —— Wilwood Sessions, The ► Country-Rock
2011 ● Korn —— The Path Of Totality ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2011 ● Little River Band —— A Little River Band Christmas ► Soft Rock
2011 ● Phish —— Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2011 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Seven & Seven ► AA Pop-Rock

December 07
1963 ● The Kingston Trio —— Sing A Song With The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1964 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio (Nick Bob John) ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Pendulum ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wild Life ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— 1990 ► Soul – Motown
1984 ● Foreigner —— Agent Provocateur ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Workin’ It Back ► Soul-Pop
1992 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Fixed ► Industrial Metal
1993 ● Ice Cube —— Lethal Injection ► Gangsta Rap
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Devotional ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Three Dog Night —— Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Singles 90/98 ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Nightwish —— Oceanborn ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live From Central Park ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends: Live On Stage ► Folk-Pop
2018 ● John Mellencamp —— Other People’s Stuff ► Roots Rock

December 08
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Their Satanic Majesties Request ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1972 ● Lou Reed —— Transformer ► Album Rock
1972 ● Marvin Gaye —— Trouble Man [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Eagles —— Hotel California ► Country-Rock
1978 ● Public Image Ltd. —— Public Image: First Issue ► Post-Punk
1979 ● Pink Floyd —— The Wall ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Motörhead —— On Parole ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Fleetwood Mac Live ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The Church —— Sing Songs [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Tesla —— Mechanical Resonance ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Kool Moe Dee —— How Ya Like Me Now ► Rap
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1992 ● Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions —— The Anthology 1961-1977 ► Soul (Chicago)
1993 ● The Verve Pipe —— Pop Smear ► Alt Rock
1997 ● Katatonia —— Sounds Of Decay ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
2008 ● The Smiths —— The Smith Singles Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Buffet Hotel ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Neil Young —— Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 ► Folk-Rock

December 09
1962 ● The Supremes —— Meet The Supremes ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Cream —— Fresh Cream ► Blues-Rock
1966 ● The Who —— A Quick One ► British Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— For Certain Because… ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● The Hollies —— Stop! Stop! Stop! ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Neil Diamond —— Hot August Night ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● George Harrison —— Dark Horse ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Jesse Colin Young —— American Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Good Music ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Bryan Adams —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● New Order —— Retro ► Alt Pop-Rock
2003 ● Motörhead —— Live At Brixton Academy ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Yes —— Like It Is: Yes At The Bristol Hippodrome ► Prog Rock
2016 ● Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Peace Trail ► Folk-Rock

December 10
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Stormbringer ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Journey —— Dream, After Dream [Sndtrk] ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● The Jam —— Dig The New Breed ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Bark At The Moon ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— Fine Young Cannibals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1985 ● The Who —— The Who Collection ► British Rock
1990 ● Enigma —— MCMXC A.D. ► Ambient
1990 ● Jethro Tull —— Live At Hammersmith ’84 ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Mixed
1996 ● Ghost —— Lama Rabi Rabi ► Neo-Psychedelia
2002 ● Phish —— Round Room ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2007 ● Pink Floyd —— Oh, By The Way ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Neil Young —— Live At The Cellar Door ► Folk-Rock

December 11
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Blood, Sweat & Tears ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1968 ● Deep Purple —— The Book Of Taliesyn ► Hard Rock
1970 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● King Crimson —— Lizard ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Over America ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Leonard Cohen —— Various Positions ► Soft Rock
1989 ● Monty Python —— Monty Python Sings ► Comedy
1990 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw & The Remix ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● No Doubt —— Rock Steady ► Ska-Pop
2007 ● Iggy Pop —— Live In San Fran 1981 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Piedmont Park ► AA Pop-Rock
2015 ● The Beach Boys —— Live In Chicago 1965 ► Pop-Rock

December 12
1969 ● John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band —— Live Peace In Toronto ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Keith Jarrett —— The Koln Concert ► Piano Jazz
1975 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1975 ● Ringo Starr —— Blast From Your Past ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● ABBA —— The Album ► Euro-Pop
1980 ● The Clash —— Sandinista! ► Punk
1981 ● Venom —— Welcome To Hell ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● The Fall —— Perverted By Language ► Post-Punk
1989 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love II ► Reggae-Pop
1996 ● Arch Enemy —— Black Earth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2000 ● Cypress Hill —— Live At The Fillmore ► Rap Metal
2005 ● Kylie Minogue —— Showgirl ► Dance-Pop

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