Albums Released This Week (January 20 – 26)

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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):


January 20
1962 ● The Ventures —— Twist With The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Beatles —— Meet the Beatles! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jerry Garcia —— Garcia ► Roots Rock
1975 ● Bob Dylan —— Blood On The Tracks ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Gerry Rafferty —— City To City ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Journey —— Infinity ► Prog/Art Rock
1978 ● XTC —— White Music ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● Def Leppard —— Pyromania ► Hard Rock
1983 ● The Oak Ridge Boys —— American Made ► Country-Pop
1987 ● Bruce Willis —— The Return Of Bruno ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Daft Punk —— Homework [UK] ► House
1998 ● Air —— Moon Safari ► Chillout
1998 ● Ace Frehley —— Loaded Deck ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Haiti Relief Project [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock


January 21
1965 ● The Four Tops —— Four Tops ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Them —— Them Again [UK] ► Garage Rock
1968 ● Canned Heat —— Boogie With Canned Heat ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Graduate [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● Ashford & Simpson —— So So Satisfied ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1980 ● Split Enz —— True Colours ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● Loudness —— The Law Of The Devil’s Land ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1983 ● Eurythmics —— Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Bon Jovi —— Bon Jovi ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Pretenders —— Learning To Crawl ► Post-Punk
1997 ● Slick Shoes —— Slick Shoes ► Pop Punk


January 22
1968 ● Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Lady Soul ► Soul
1968 ● Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock
1982 ● The Church —— The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1983 ● Weather Girls —— Success ► Soul
1991 ● Chagall Guevara —— Chagall Guevara ► Contemporary CCM
1991 ● Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Tommy Tutone —— Nervous Love ► Power Pop
2008 ● Buzzcocks —— 30 ► Punk-Rock


January 23
1967 ● The Supremes —— The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Family —— A Song For Me ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock
1976 ● David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock
1976 ● The Kinks —— Schoolboys In Disgrace ► Rock
1977 ● Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Joan Jett —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Trust ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● David Crosby —— Oh Yes I Can ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Tone Loc —— L?c-ed After Dark ► Pop-Rap
1996 ● Stabbing Westward —— Wither Blister Burn & Peel ► Industrial Rock
2001 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Don’t Let Go ► Roots Rock
2007 ● John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock
2007 ● Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock


January 24
1972 ● Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock
1972 ● Aretha Franklin —— Young, Gifted And Black ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Got To Be There ► Soul – Motown
1989 ● Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Debbie Gibson —— Electric Youth ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Underworld —— Dubnobasswithmyhead ► Techno Trance
1995 ● Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock
1995 ● David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Firewater ► West Coast Rap
2007 ● Norah Jones —— Not Too Late ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2012 ● Dion —— Tankful Of Blues ► Blues-Rock


January 25
1964 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures In Space ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1965 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla ► Brit Invasion Pop
1970 ● John Phillips —— John Phillips (John, The Wolf King Of L.A.) ► Country-Rock
1973 ● Little Feat —— Dixie Chicken ► Southern Rock
1973 ● Kinks, The —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Sparks —— A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Cher —— Take Me Home ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Phil Collins —— No Jacket Required ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Touch ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Gary Moore —— After The War ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1993 ● Kenny G —— The Collection ► Jazz-Pop
1994 ● Meat Puppets —— Too High To Die ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Peter Frampton —— A Day In The Sun ► Arena Rock
1994 ● New Kids On The Block —— Face The Music ► Teen Dance-Pop
1994 ● Alice In Chains —— Jar Of Flies ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1996 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Stormblåst ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Shpongle —— Are You Shpongled? ► Psychedelic Ambient
2000 ● Warren Zevon —— Life’ll Kill Ya ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● D’Angelo —— Voodoo ► Neo-Soul/Funk
2000 ● Blindside —— A Thought Crushed My Mind ► Post Hardcore Punk
2005 ● Dark Tranquility —— Character ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2011 ● Soul Asylum —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Charles Bradley —— No Time For Dreaming ► Soul-Funk


January 26
1970 ● Chicago —— Chicago II ► Jazz-Rock
1970 ● Harry Nilsson —— Nilsson Sings Newman ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Folk-Pop
1973 ● Deep Purple —— Who Do We Think We Are ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Elton John —— Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Generation X —— Valley Of The Dolls ► Punk Rock
1980 ● The Specials —— The Special AKA Live [EP] ► Ska Revival
1983 ● Berlin —— Pleasure Victim ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1987 ● Public Enemy —— Yo! Bum Rush the Show ► Hip Hop
1987 ● Janet Jackson —— Control: The Remixes ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● David Lee Roth —— Skyscraper ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Prog Rock
1996 ● The Bouncing Souls —— Maniacal Laughter ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Nick Lowe —— Basher ► Pub Rock
1999 ● Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1999 ● Foxy Brown —— Chyna Doll ► Hip Hop
1999 ● Dan Swanö —— Moontower ► Progressive Death Metal
2005 ● The Church —— El Momento Descuidado ► Alt. Power Pop
2010 ● David Bowie —— A Reality Tour ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Mariah Carey —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Mariah Carey ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Beach House —— Teen Dream ► Dream Pop