Albums Released This Week (January 27 – February 2)

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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 27
1967 ● Golden Earring —— Winter-Harvest ► Hard Rock
1969 ● The Beach Boys —— 20/20 ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Queen —— Flash Gordon [Sndtrk] ► Glam Rock
1982 ● The B-52’s —— Mesopotamia ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— The Kid Inside ► Roots Rock
1984 ● Christine McVie —— Christine McVie ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● John Lennon And Yoko Ono —— Milk And Honey ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Frank Zappa —— Does Humor Belong In Music? ► Comedy Rock
1989 ● The Replacements —— Don’t Tell A Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Slaughter —— Stick It To Ya ► Hair Metal
1992 ● Therapy? —— Pleasure Death ► Alt Metal/Noise Rock
1995 ● The Human League —— Octopus ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Reef —— Glow ► Brit Pop
1997 ● The Stranglers —— Written In Red ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Dixie Chicks —— Wide Open Spaces ► Country-Rock
1998 ● Richard Carpenter —— Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor ► Easy Listening
1999 ● Edguy —— Theater Of Salvation ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2004 ● Twista —— Kamikaze ► Midwest Rap
2004 ● Procol Harum —— One More Time ► Prog Rock
2004 ● The Cure —— Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 ► Post-Punk
2009 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Working On A Dream ► Heartland Rock


January 28
1977 ● Gentle Giant —— Playing The Fool [UK] ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Sparks —— Terminal Jive ► Glam Rock
1980 ● J. Geils Band —— Love Stinks ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Triumph —— Never Surrender ► Arena Rock
1985 ● David Lee Roth —— Crazy From The Heat ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Black Sabbath —— Seventh Star ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Lies, The Drugs, The Sex ► Hard Rock
1992 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Congregation ► Post-Punk
1994 ● Current 93 —— Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre ► Industrial/Experimental
1997 ● Built To Spill —— Perfect From Now On ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
1997 ● Robert Palmer —— The Very Best Of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Pat Boone —— In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy ► MOR Jazz-Pop
1998 ● Natalie Cole —— Super Best ► Soul-Pop
2003 ● Lou Reed —— The Raven ► Art Rock
2008 ● Adele Adkins —— 19 ► Blue-Eyed Soul


January 29
1969 ● Miles Davis —— Filles De Kilimanjaro ► Electric Jazz/Fusion
1977 ● Buzzcocks —— Spiral Scratch ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Picture This ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Shalamar —— Friends ► Disco
1985 ● Yello —— Stella ► Electro Synth-Pop
1990 ● Fish —— Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Susanna Hoffs —— When You’re A Boy ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Screaming Trees —— Uncle Anesthesia ► Neo-Psychedelia
1991 ● Gloria Estefan —— Into The Light ► Latin Pop
1991 ● Chicago —— Twenty 1 ► Jazz-Rock
1991 ● The Divinyls —— Divinyls ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1998 ● Prince —— The Truth ► Soul-Funk
1999 ● Blackmail —— Science Fiction ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2001 ● Natalie Cole —— Love Songs ► Soul-Pop
2013 ● Indians —— Somewhere Else ► Dream Pop
2016 ● Tedeschi Trucks Band —— Let Me Get By ► Blues-Rock


January 30
1961 ● The Kingston Trio —— Make Way ► Folk-Pop
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones No. 2 ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● The Velvet Underground —— White Light/White Heat ► Alt. Rock
1969 ● Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ’69 ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1976 ● T. Rex —— Futuristic Dragon ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Club Ninja ► Metal
1989 ● The Blue Nile —— Hats ► Synth/Dream-Pop
1989 ● The Shamen —— In Gorbachev We Trust ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1989 ● New Order —— Technique ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Free Kitten —— Nice Ass ► Indie Rock
1996 ● Ministry —— Filth Pig ► Industrial Metal
2001 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk New Wave
2007 ● Madonna —— The Confessions Tour ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● Lykke Li —— Youth Novels ► Dream Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981) ► Blues-Rock


January 31
1966 ● Tony Bennett —— The Movie Song Album ► Easy Listening
1972 ● Al Green —— Let’s Stay Together ► Soul (Southern)
1976 ● Golden Earring —— To The Hilt ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Christopher Cross —— Another Page ► Pop-Rock, Soft
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— BBC Radio 1 In Concert ► Soul/Funk
1994 ● Tori Amos —— Under The Pink ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR [UK] ► Indie Rock
2006 ● Warren Zevon —— Reconsider Me: The Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Ben E. King —— I’ve Been Around ► Soul
2006 ● Jim Croce —— Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live ► Folk-Pop
2011 ● Hannah Peel —— The Broken Wave ► Electronic Pop
2012 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo 2012 ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Leonard Cohen —— Old Ideas ► Soft Rock


February 01
1967 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Surrealistic Pillow ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● Neil Young —— Harvest ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● T. Rex —— Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow ► Glam Rock
1974 ● The Doobie Brothers —— What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Cheap Trick —— Cheap Trick At Budokan ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1980 ● Girl —— Sheer Greed ► Heavy Metal/Glam-Metal
1981 ● Earthstar —— Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! ► Kosmische Musik
1982 ● Simple Minds —— Celebration ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1983 ● Eric Clapton —— Money And Cigarettes ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Tesla —— The Great Radio Controversy ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Paul McCartney —— Off The Ground ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Accept —— Objection Overruled ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal
1994 ● Fugees —— Blunted On Reality ► Rap/Contemporary R&B
1994 ● Green Day —— Dookie ► Alt Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Beach Boys —— Greatest Hits Volume Three: Best of the Brother Years 1970–1986 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Little Feat —— Extended Versions ► Southern Rock
2000 ● Dr. John —— Duke Elegant ► New Orleans R&B
2001 ● Jack Johnson —— Brushfire Fairy Tales ► AA Folk-Rock
2005 ● Tina Turner —— All The Best ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Brazilian Girls —— Brazilian Girls ► Electro-Dance
2008 ● Jack Johnson —— Sleep Through The Static ► AA Folk-Rock


February 02
1976 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Gimme Back My Bullets ► Southern Rock
1976 ● Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail [UK] ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Stiff Little Fingers —— Inflammable Material ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● Iron Maiden —— Killers ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● The Style Council —— Cost Of Loving ► Synth-Pop
1987 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Midnight To Midnight ► Post-Punk New Wave
1987 ● Expose —— Exposure ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Lita Ford —— Lita ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Leonard Cohen —— I’m Your Man ► Soft Rock
1993 ● Phish —— Rift ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1993 ● Belly —— Star ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop
1993 ● Brian May —— Back To The Light ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Pavement —— Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain ► Indie Rock/Noise Rock
1999 ● Built To Spill —— Keep It Like A Secret ► Indie Rock/Pop-Rock
2010 ● Martha & The Muffins —— Delicate ► Indie Art-Rock