Albums Released This Week (July 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):

July 20
1964 ● The Beatles —— Something New ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Doors —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Long John Silver ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● Mott The Hoople —— Mott ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin —— Love Devotion Surrender ► Jazz Fusion
1976 ● Parliament —— The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein ► Funk
1979 ● REO Speedwagon —— Nine Lives ► Arena Rock
1981 ● The Ramones —— Pleasant Dreams ► Punk-Rock
1981 ● ZZ Top —— El Loco ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Graham Parker —— Burning Questions ► Pub Rock
1993 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— The Anthology ► Album Rock
1993 ● The Rascals —— The Very Best Oif The Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1993 ● Cypress Hill —— Black Sunday ► Latino Rap
1998 ● Sparklehorse —— Good Morning Spider ► Dream Pop
1999 ● Robert Palmer —— Rhythm & Blues ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2000 ● Various Artists —— Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5 ► Punk Rock
2002 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Classic Masters ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Van Halen —— The Best Of Both Worlds ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.02.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2005 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.03.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2005 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.04.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2005 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 04.05.98 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2006 ● Paul Simon —— Recorded As Jerry Landis ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● Jack Bruce —— Live In America ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2010 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Rocksteady ► AA Pop-Rock

July 21
1962 ● Bobby Vee —— A Bobby Vee Recording Session ► Teen Idol
1971 ● Black Sabbath —— Master Of Reality ► Hard Rock
1972 ● T. Rex —— The Slider ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Rod Stewart —— Never A Dull Moment ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Various Artists —— Live And Let Die [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Rory Gallagher —— Irish Tour ’74 ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Kiss —— The Originals ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Talking Heads —— More Songs About Buildings And Food ► New Wave Art-Rock
1979 ● Triumph —— Just A Game ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Chicago —— Chicago XIV ► Jazz-Rock
1981 ● Bryan Adams —— You Want It, You Got It ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Shonen Knife —— Burning Farm ► Punk Pop
1984 ● Stryper —— The Yellow And Black Attack ► Heavy Metal/Christian
1986 ● Neil Young —— Landing On Water ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Destruction ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Dio —— Dream Evil ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Madonna —— Who’s That Girl [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● House Of Pain —— House Of Pain ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap
1992 ● Sonic Youth —— Dirty ► Indie Rock
1998 ● Anal Cunt —— Picnic Of Love ► Folk-Rock/Parody
2003 ● Nick Lowe —— Anthology ► Pub Rock
2008 ● Sister Sledge —— Absolutely Live! ► Disco
2009 ● Nick Lowe —— Brentford Trilogy Box Set ► Pub Rock
2009 ● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs —— Under The Covers, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock

July 22
1966 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Stevie Wonder —— Fulfillingness’ First Finale ► Pop-R&B
1974 ● Commodores —— Machine Gun ► Soul-Funk
1977 ● Elvis Costello —— My Aim Is True ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Amy Grant —— The Collection ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1987 ● LL Cool J —— Bigger And Deffer ► Hip-Hop
1996 ● Disco Inferno —— Technicolour ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1997 ● Kreator —— Outcast ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1997 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— In The Name Of Love ► Soul-Funk
2003 ● Gavin DeGraw —— Chariot ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Strays ► Alt. Rock
2003 ● Cheap Trick —— Special Case ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2003 ● Kiss —— Kiss Symphony: Alive IV ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Chairlift —— Does You Inspire You ► Dream Pop
2008 ● Counting Crows —— iTunes Live From Soho ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● Black Sabbath —— The Rules Of Hell ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu Live ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The Rolling Stones —— Hyde Park Live (Live 2013) ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Bobby Patterson —— I Got More Soul! ► Texas Soul

July 23
1965 ● The Moody Blues —— The Magnificent Moodies ► Blues-Rock
1965 ● The Supremes —— More Hits By The Supremes ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Moody Blues —— Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● Jethro Tull —— A Passion Play ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Joan Baez —— Gracias A La Vida ► Folk-Pop/Latin
1982 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— This One’s For You ► Soul-Pop
1982 ● Various Artists —— The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop
1984 ● Sammy Hagar —— VOA ► Arena Rock
1984 ● Rick Springfield —— Hard To Hold ► Power Pop
1991 ● Color Me Badd —— C.M.B. ► New Jack Swing
1991 ● DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Homebase ► Pop-Rap
1991 ● The Innocence Mission —— Umbrella ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Fiona Apple —— Tidal ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Black Crowes —— Three Snakes And One Charm ► Southern Rock
2012 ● Procol Harum —— MMX ► Prog Rock

July 24
1967 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Yes —— Time And A Word [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Jon Anderson —— Olias Of Sunhillow ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Tell Me The Truth ► Country-Rock
1990 ● Dread Zeppelin —— Un-Led-Ed ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Nils Lofgren —— Crooked Line ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Cake —— Comfort Eagle ► Alt Rock/College Rock
2001 ● Eddie Money —— The Best Of Eddie Money ► Album Rock
2001 ● NSYNC —— Celebrity ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Ringo Starr —— The Anthology…So Far ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Soul Legacy ► Soul/Funk
2004 ● Joni Mitchell —— The Beginning Of Survival ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Antlers —— Undersea ► Dream Pop

July 25
1966 ● The Troggs —— From Nowhere…The Troggs [UK] ► Garage Rock
1966 ● The Troggs —— Wild Thing ► Garage Rock
1969 ● Yes —— Yes [UK] ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Cosmo’s Factory ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Donovan —— Open Road ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Cat Stevens —— Foreigner ► Folk-Pop
1980 ● AC/DC —— Back In Black ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— TP ► Soul-Pop
1983 ● Metallica —— Kill ‘Em All ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● 2 Live Crew —— The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are ► East Coast Rap
1986 ● Loudness —— Lightning Strikes ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1988 ● Kim Carnes —— View From The House ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Kool & The Gang —— Everything’s Kool & the Gang: Greatest Hits & More ► Funk-Soul
1989 ● The Beastie Boys —— Paul’s Boutique ► Rap
1989 ● Alice Cooper —— Trash ► Hard Rock
1989 ● The Bee Gees —— One ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Boredoms —— Chocolate Synthesizer ► Noise Rock
1995 ● 311 —— 311 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— E. 1999 Eternal ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Dark Tranquility —— Haven ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2000 ● Béla Fleck And The Flecktones —— Outbound ► Jazz Fusion
2000 ● Dion —— Deja Nu ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Tom Petty —— Highway Companion ► Album Rock

July 26
1965 ● Buck Owens —— Before You Go ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1968 ● The Moody Blues —— In Search Of The Lost Chord ► Psychedelic Rock
1973 ● ZZ Top —— Tres Hombres ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Robert Wyatt —— Rock Bottom ► Art Rock
1979 ● The Clash —— The Clash ► Punk
1981 ● Bucks Fizz —— Bucks Fizz ► Europop-Dance
1982 ● The Human League —— Love And Dancing [EP] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● The League Unlimited Orchestra —— Love And Dancing ► Synth-Pop
1983 ● Asia —— Alpha ► Prog Rock
1985 ● John Waite —— Mask Of Smiles ► Power Pop
1989 ● Katrina & The Waves —— Break Of Hearts ► New Wave/Jangle Pop
1993 ● Odeta Adams —— Evolution ► Jazz-Pop Fusion
1994 ● Ani DiFranco —— Out Of Range ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● The Aquabats —— The Return Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival