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

2 COMMENTS

  1. I hate to have to say this, because I have checked this site almost daily for quite some time, but I’m done. Your album release date information is so randomly, terribly, repeatedly and easily provably wrong, it’s baffling.
    Good luck.

    • John:

      I happen to think you are off-base here, relying on Wikipeida as your sole source of information on album release dates.

      I have been building my several databases for nearly ten years. In that time, I have come to rely on 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. From experience I can tell you that Wikipedia alone is not always reliable. You need to have the patience to check multiple sources before accepting a particular input.

      I stand behind my work and my databases. There are not 100% accurate, but then none of my other souces are, either. The closest to perfection is Discogs, but by nature of the site they only input what is known to be 100% accurate, so they do not always have the data I seek.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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