Albums Released This Week (February 15 – 21)

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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 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
2019 ● Chic —— Executive Realness ► Dance-Funk

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

February 17
1967 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— A Hard Road ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● The Temptations —— Cloud Nine ► Soul
1975 ● AC/DC —— High Voltage [Australia] ► Hard Rock
1975 ● John Lennon —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Eagles —— Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ► Country-Rock
1978 ● The Adverts —— Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— The Kick Inside ► Art Rock
1980 ● Tommy Tutone —— Tommy Tutone ► Power Pop
1981 ● Eric Clapton —— Another Ticket ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Willie Nelson —— Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country
1984 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Budapest Live ► British Rock
1984 ● Thompson Twins —— Into The Gap ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● King Diamond —— Fatal Portrait ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Lee Aaron —— Lee Aaron ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Heritage ► Soul-Funk
1994 ● Blink-182 —— Cheshire Cat ► Punk-Pop
1995 ● Massive Attack —— No Protection ► Trip-Hop
1997 ● Ash —— Live At The Wireless ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Spirit —— Made In Germany ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● Blood Duster —— Str8 Outta Northcote ► Heavy/Grind Metal
2004 ● Family —— Live ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Indigo Girls —— All That We Let In ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Eagles —— New Zealand Concert ► Country-Rock

February 18
1963 ● Tony Bennett —— I Wanna Be Around… ► Easy Listening
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington ► Soul
1966 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Soul Session ► Soul
1966 ● The Supremes —— I Hear A Symphony ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● The Ventures —— Guitar Freakout ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned [UK] ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— No Goodbyes ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Sham 69 —— Tell Us The Truth ► Punk Rock
1983 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Somewhere In Afrika ► British Rock
1986 ● Jackson Browne —— Lives In The Balance ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Live —— Secret Samadhi ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
2003 ● Styx —— Cyclorama ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Radiohead —— The King Of Limbs ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2016 ● Iggy Pop —— Leaves Of Grass ► Alt. Rock / Punk

February 19
1968 ● The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1971 ● Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Split Enz —— Frenzy [NZ] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— The Breakfast Club [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Peter Wolf —— Up To No Good ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1991 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Green Mind ► Alt. Rock
1991 ● The Fixx —— Ink ► Techno-Pop
1991 ● The Tragically Hip —— Road Apples ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Joni Mitchell —— Night Ride Home ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Ace Of Base —— Happy Nation ► Euro-Dance Pop
1996 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Cars —— Complete Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume One ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Richard Marx —— Now And Forever: The Ballads ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2016 ● Yoko Ono —— Yes, I’m A Witch Too ► Electronic Alternative
2016 ● Mavis Staples —— Livin’ On A High Note ► Roots Soul

February 20
1958 ● Buddy Holly —— Buddy Holly ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Now ► Adult Contemporary
1974 ● Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock
1976 ● Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail ► Prog Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Talk Talk —— The Colour Of Spring ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw And The Cooked ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— Storm The Studio ► Techno-Industrial
1990 ● Everything But The Girl —— The Language Of Life ► Electro-Pop
1991 ● Butthole Surfers —— Piouhgd ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1995 ● The Smiths —— Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Murder Ballads ► Alt Rock
1996 ● Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock
2001 ● The Monkees —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 ► Soft Rock

February 21
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— Masterpiece ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock
1977 ● David Coverdale —— White Snake ► Hard Rock
1979 ● The Stranglers —— Live (X Cert) ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Mick Jagger —— She’s The Boss ► Adult Contemporary
1986 ● Elvis Costello —— King Of America ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Marc Cohn —— Marc Cohn ► Adult Contemporary
1994 ● Emperor —— In The Nightside Eclipse ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1995 ● Morrissey —— The World Of Morrissey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Various Artists —— The Next Best Thing [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
2012 ● Simple Minds —— X5 ► New Wave Alt. Pop

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