Albums Released This Week (February 10 – 16)

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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):


February 10
1963 ● Dionne Warwick —— Presenting Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1967 ● The Troggs —— Trogglodynamite ► Garage Rock
1969 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Carole King —— Tapestry ► Female Vocalist
1971 ● John Cale —— Church Of Anthrax ► Art Rock
1972 ● Carpenters —— Golden Double Deluxe [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1978 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Little Feat —— Waiting For Columbus ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Stained Class ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Dusty Springfield —— It Begins Again ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● John Lennon —— Live In New York City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Generation Terrorists ► Hard Rock
1992 ● New Order —— BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wet Wet Wet —— High On The Happy Side ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Blur —— Blur ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Facing The Animal ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Gary Numan —— Exile ► Industrial Rock
2003 ● Massive Attack —— 100th Window ► Trip-Hop
2003 ● The Stranglers —— Sweet Smell of Success – Best of the Epic Years ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Kanye West —— The College Dropout ► Rap
2004 ● Carpenters —— Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition ► Easy Listening
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Norah Jones —— Feels Like Home ► Jazz-Pop Vocals


February 11
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Tyranny And Mutation ► Heavy Metal
1977 ● Jethro Tull —— Songs From The Wood ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock
1985 ● The Firm —— The Firm ► British Rock
1992 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1992 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Black Eyed Man ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Riders In The Sky —— Saturday Morning With Riders ► Western Swing/Pop
1997 ● Anal Cunt —— I Like It When You Die ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1997 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Beautiful World ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Church —— Almost Yesterday ► Alt. Power Pop
2003 ● Hall & Oates —— Do It For Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● The Calling —— The Very Best Of The Calling ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— House Of The Rising Sun ► Folk-Rock

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February 12
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Sincerely, Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1965 ● The Three Souls —— Soul Sounds ► Soul-Jazz
1966 ● The Ventures —— Where The Action Is! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Eat A Peach ► Southern Rock
1975 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Have You Ever Been Mellow ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● The Kinks —— Sleepwalker ► British Rock
1980 ● Bryan Adams —— Bryan Adams ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● XTC —— English Settlement ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— Vision Quest [Sndtrk] ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1992 ● Phish —— A Picture Of Nectar ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery [UK] ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another ► Alt Indie Rock
2001 ● David Gray —— Lost Songs 95-98 ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Chris Isaak —— Always Got Tonight ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Twice Upon A Time ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Peter Gabriel —— Scratch My Back ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Joni Mitchell —— Studio Albums 1968 – 1979 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Dion —— New York Is My Home ► Blues-Rock


February 13
1962 ● Ben E. King —— Ben E. King Sings For Soulful Lovers ► Soul
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock
1965 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Knock Me Out! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock
1986 ● Jermaine Jackson —— Precious Moments ► Soul-dance-pop
1990 ● The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Gin Blossoms —— Congratulations…I’m Sorry ► Power Pop
1996 ● Jackson Browne —— Looking East ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● The Specials —— Conquering Ruler ► Ska Revival
2007 ● Lucinda Williams —— West ► Alt. Country
2010 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits & More ► British Rock


February 14
1966 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— Deliver ► Pop-Folk
1974 ● Roy Harper —— Valentine ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Heart —— Dreamboat Annie ► Album Rock
1979 ● George Harrison —— George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock
1984 ● Various Artists —— Footloose [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Smiths —— Meat Is Murder ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Honeymoon Suite —— The Big Prize ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Coast II Coast ► West Coast Rap
1995 ● Belly —— King ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop
1995 ● John Waite —— Temple Bar ► Power Pop
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— Let England Shake ► Indie Rock


February 15
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Dionne Warwick —— The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1969 ● The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Buck Owens —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1974 ● Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Rush —— Fly By Night ► Arena Rock
1977 ● America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Get Happy!! ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Knack —— …But The Little Girls Understand ► Power Pop
1980 ● Graham Nash —— Earth & Sky ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jimmy Page —— Death Wish II [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock
1993 ● Anathema —— Serenades ► Goth/Doom Metal
1997 ● Gloria Estefan —— Best Of Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop
1999 ● The Creatures —— Anima Animus ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
2000 ● Tracy Chapman —— Telling Stories ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2000 ● The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk
2000 ● The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock
2005 ● Styx —— The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings ► Prog/Art Rock


February 16
1969 ● The Isley Brothers —— It’s Our Thing ► Soul-Funk
1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● T. Rex —— Bolan’s Zip Gun ► Glam Rock
1982 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Concert In Central Park ► Folk-Pop
1985 ● Possessed —— Seven Churches ► Heavy/Death Metal
1988 ● All About Eve —— All About Eve ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1988 ● The Church —— Starfish ► Alt. Power Pop
1988 ● Sting —— Nada Como El Sol…. ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Death —— Spiritual Healing ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Tabula Rasa ► Industrial Electronica
1993 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Last Rebel ► Southern Rock
1999 ● New Kids On The Block —— Greatest Hits ► Teen Dance-Pop
2004 ● The Stranglers —— Norfolk Coast ► Punk-Rock
2015 ● Roebuck “Pops” Staples —— Don’t Lose This ► Gospel-Soul

3 COMMENTS

  1. You listed Sloan “one chord to another” as a release date for February 12. This is from Wikipedia, the EASIEST source of information.
    One Chord to Another
    Sloan
    Studio album by Sloan
    Released
    June 12, 1996 (Canada)
    March 11, 1997 (International)
    How and why do you keep getting things so wrong? It’s mind boggling. Tighten it up. I’m almost done with you, and I’m going to miss having this source… but it’s easy to find that you continue to disappoint and mislead with just the slightest double check. Often. Please tighten it up.

    • John:

      Perhaps you didn’t see my January 18 reply to your January 17 comment, nor those to your other, earlier comments.

      I have been building my several databases of rock and pop music factoids for nearly ten years. Over that time, I have come to use multiple different sources of data, particularly for album release dates. On any given day I am referring to AllMusic, Discogs, 45Cat, RateYourMusic, Last.fm, MusicBrainz, Billboard and other music sites, plus record label and artists’ official websites, fan blogs, Wikipedia and other sources.

      Through years of experience, I can assure you of two things: (1) Wikipedia is NOT very reliable and should always be verified, and (2) Discogs is more reliable than others, but not close to perfect. You may find Wikipedia the “EASIEST” (in your own words), but you are making a grave error relying on that as a sole source.

      In the case of Sloan’s One Chord To Another, it was released in Canada on 6/12/1996, exactly as Wikipedia says. But if you’d read down farther, you’d have seen that it “was not released until 1997 in the United States.” Wikipedia shows the international release of March 11, 1997. My check of other sources finds both 2/12/1997 and 3/11/1997. Discogs, a site run by collectors and aficionados for whom accurate data is an absolute, shows 2/12/1997. Two other sources confirm that. I went with 2/12/1997 as my US release date.

      Sleuthing, deduction and cognitive reasoning are involved with determining the appropriate date to enter in my databases. Is my data perfect? Certainly not. But I will bet that 95% of my album release dates are reliable. I know because I have checked, double- and triple-checked the inputs for years.
      Please desist from calling my work “so randomly, terribly, repeatedly and easily provably wrong” when you mistakenly assume Wikipedia is accurate. You are relying on an unreliable source for your accusations.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  2. Per your email…
    Wikipedia is NOT the only fact check I use. I check lots of band websites, official Facebook and Instagram pages, dedicated fan groups and more. The frequency of inaccuracies drove me to contact you. It got to me.

     If I questioned every single thing I have seen about release dates that was easily provably wrong every time with a singular message to you,  I’d be doing your work. There has been a very high rate of error, I only check the albums I like. I don’t mean to be mean. I won’t comment again.

    Good luck.

    Thanks for the response.

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