Albums Released This Week (July 27 – August 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):

July 27
1969 ● Pink Floyd —— More [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Temptations —— All Directions ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● The New York Dolls —— New York Dolls ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Sweet —— Sweet ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Genesis —— Genesis Live ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Grateful Dead —— Terrapin Station ► Album Rock
1979 ● AC/DC —— Highway To Hell ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Stevie Nicks —— Bella Donna ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Madonna —— Madonna ► Dance-Pop
1983 ● Neil Young And The Shocking Pinks —— Everybody’s Rockin’ ► Rockabilly
1984 ● Mark Knopfler —— Comfort And Joy [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1984 ● Metallica —— Ride The Lightning ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— In My Tribe ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Triumph —— Surveillance ► Arena Rock
1989 ● The Bodeans —— Home ► Roots Rock
1990 ● Jellyfish —— Bellybutton ► Alt. Power Pop
1992 ● Sloan —— Peppermint ► Alt Indie Rock
1993 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Siamese Dream ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— All The Greatest Hits Live ► Album Rock
1998 ● Dying Fetus —— Killing On Adrenaline ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1999 ● At The Drive-In —— Vaya ► Punk Rock
1999 ● Nick Lowe —— The Doings ► Pub Rock
1999 ● Eric Clapton —— Blues ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● 38 Special —— Drivetrain ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Pearl Jam —— Live At Benaroya Hall ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Scissor Sisters —— Scissor Sisters ► Dance-Techno Pop
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— The Collection ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Ringo Starr —— Live At The Greek Theater 2008 ► Pop-Rock
2018 ● Boz Scaggs —— Out Of The Blues ► R&B/Blues-Rock

July 28
1965 ● John Coltrane —— Live In Paris ► Contemporary Jazz
1972 ● Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Schmilsson [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Black Sabbath —— Sabotage ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Rainbow —— Down To Earth ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Zapp —— Zapp ► P-Funk
1986 ● R.E.M. —— Lifes Rich Pageant ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Various Artists —— The Bridge: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Alt Rock
1992 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Gordon ► AA Pop-Rock
1992 ● Mary J. Blige —— What’s The 411? ► Hip Hop Soul
1992 ● Morrissey —— Your Arsenal ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1997 ● Company Flow —— Funcrusher Plus ► Experimental Rap
1998 ● Mary J. Blige —— The Tour ► Hip Hop Soul
1998 ● Tommy Tutone —— Tutone.rtf ► Power Pop

July 29
1969 ● The Byrds —— Preflyte ► Country-Rock
1977 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom ► Disco/Funk
1980 ● Hall & Oates —— Voices ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Little Feat —— Hoy! Hoy! ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Hoover —— A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular ► Dream Pop/Electronic Trip Hop
1997 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Art Of War ► Gangsta Rap
1997 ● Alice Cooper —— A Fistful Of Alice ► Hard Rock
1999 ● GZA/Genius —— Beneath The Surface ► East Coast Rap
2003 ● Carpenters —— Carpenters Perform Carpenters ► Easy Listening
2003 ● Little Feat —— Down Upon The Suwannee River ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Alice Cooper —— Along Came A Spider ► Hard Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Turning Like Forever: Rarities Vol. 2 ► Folk-Pop
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Venus In Overdrive ► Power Pop
2014 ● Eric Clapton —— The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hypnotic Eye ► Album Rock

July 30
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads ► Blues-Rock
1968 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Last Time Around ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Miles Davis —— In A Silent Way ► Electric Jazz/Fusion
1969 ● Moby Grape —— Truly Fine Citizen ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)<
1979 ● Chic —— Risqué ► Disco
1986 ● Cutting Crew —— Broadcast ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Hometown Girl ► Country-Folk
1990 ● The Cavedogs —— Joyrides For Shut-Ins ► Power Pop
1991 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— World Outside ► Post-Punk New Wave
1991 ● Widespread Panic —— Widespread Panic ► Southern Rock
1993 ● Amorphous Androgynous —— Tales Of Ephidrina ► Ambient Techno
1996 ● Alice In Chains —— Unplugged ► Acoustic Metal
1996 ● The Human League —— Soundtrack To A Generation ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Republica —— Republica ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1996 ● Sublime —— Sublime ► Alt. Rock
2001 ● Cast —— Beetroot ► Britpop
2002 ● Roxy Music —— Ladytron ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Rising ► Heartland Rock

July 31
1967 ● The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1981 ● Eddie Rabbitt —— Step By Step ► Country -Pop
1991 ● Fugazi —— Steady Diet Of Nothing ► Post Hardcore Rock ‘N’ Roll
2000 ● Ronan Keating —— Ronan ► Euro Dance-Pop
2001 ● Judas Priest —— Demolition ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● Little River Band —— Where We Started From ► Soft Rock
2006 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live At Montreux ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Korn —— Untitled Album ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2007 ● Little River Band —— Forever Gold ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live Trax ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Phish —— Chicago ’94 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2015 ● Tony Banks —— A Chord Too Far ► Prog Rock

August 01
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Jethro Tull —— Stand Up ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Bonzo Dog Band —— Tadpoles ► Psychedelic Rock (Comedy)
1972 ● Scorpions —— Lonesome Crow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1982 ● Aerosmith —— Rock And A Hard Place ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Bette Midler —— No Frills ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1986 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— The Way It Is ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Little Feat —— Let It Roll ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Bryan Adams —— So Far So Live ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● AFI —— Answer That And Stay Fashionable ► Hardcore Punk
1995 ● Pinetop Perkins —— Got My Mojo Workin’ ► Paino Blues
1995 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Barometer Soup ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Deadsy —— Deadsy ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2000 ● Big L —— The Big Picture ► Hardcore Rap
2001 ● Carpenters —— As Time Goes By ► Easy Listening
2006 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991 ► Roots Rock
2006 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— iTunes Originals ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Wrigley Field ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Steely Dan —— Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection ► Jazz-Rock

August 02
1965 ● Sonny & Cher —— Look At Us ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Fillmore East: June 1971 ► Art Rock
1973 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Contemporary Adult Pop-Rock
1978 ● Boston —— Don’t Look Back ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Jackson Browne —— Lawyers In Love ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Vinnie Vincent Invasion —— Vinnie Vincent Invasion ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1986 ● Poison —— Look What The Cat Dragged In ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1987 ● Midnight Oil —— Diesel And Dust ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Dwight Yoakam —— Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room ► Alt Country-Rock
1994 ● Immature —— Playtyme Is Over ► Pop-Rap
1994 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Acoustic Rock
1998 ● Carly Simon —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Talking Heads —— 12 X 12 Original Remixes ► New Wave Art-Rock
2004 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● The Tubes —— Wild In London ► Alt. Rock
2005 ● Michael Penn —— Mr. Hollywood, Jr., 1947 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● John Hiatt —— Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns ► Roots Rock
2011 ● Screaming Trees —— Last Words: The Final Recordings ► Neo-Psychedelia