Albums Released This Week (July 31 – August 6)

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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 31
1967 ● The Rascals —— Goovin’ ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● The James Gang —— Passin’ Through ► Blues-Rock
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 [UK] ► 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
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

August 03
1959 ● Brenda Lee —— Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang! ► Country-Pop
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Green River ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Canned Heat —— Future Blues ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Stevie Wonder —— Innervisions ► Pop-R&B
1979 ● Talking Heads —— Fear Of Music ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Cilla Black —— Especially For You ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Frampton —— The Art Of Control ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Def Leppard —— Hysteria ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Babes In Toyland —— To Mother ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1992 ● The Hollywood Flames —— The Hollywood Flames ► Doo-Wop
1992 ● Uncle Tupelo —— March 16-20, 1992 ► Alt. Country-Rock
1992 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer In Paradise ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● INXS —— Welcome To Wherever You Are ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Buju Banton —— Voice Of Jamaica ► Dancehall Reggae
1993 ● Sheryl Crow —— Tuesday Night Music Club ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Mixes ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Basement Jaxx —— Remedy ► Progressive House
1999 ● Alison Krauss —— Forget About It ► Bluegrass
1999 ● The Pietasters —— Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 6 ► Ska/Soul
1999 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Ballads ► Arena Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— The Definitive Collection (A Life in Music) ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Black Crowes —— Croweology ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mulennium ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock

August 04
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Arrives ► Soul
1972 ● Michael Jackson —— Ben ► Soul Ballad
1975 ● Rainbow —— Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Slayer —— Haunting The Chapel ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Gin Blossoms —— New Misrable Experience ► Power Pop
1992 ● Donovan —— Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Pink Floyd —— 1967: The First Three Singles ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Godless Savage Garden ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2003 ● Kraftwerk —— Tour De France Soundtracks ► Techno-Rock

August 05
1966 ● The Beatles —— Revolver [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Pink Floyd —— The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ► Prog Rock
1968 ● The Beach Boys —— The Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Stooges —— The Stooges ► Proto-Punk
1980 ● Pat Benatar —— Crimes Of Passion ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Punch The Clock ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Pogues —— Rum, Sodomy And The Lash ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1991 ● Young MC —— Brainstorm ► Rap
1997 ● HiM —— Interpretive Belief System ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● 311 —— Transistor ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Jeff Beck —— Jeff ► Instrumental Rock
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— More Jack Than God ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Constructing The Legend ► Folk-Rock

August 06
1963 ● Johnny Cash —— Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash ► Outlaw Country
1965 ● The Beatles —— Help! [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Barry White —— Can’t Get Enough ► Soul
1982 ● Romeo Void —— Benefactor ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Prince —— Purple Rain ► Album Rock
1985 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Scarecrow ► Roots Rock
1985 ● Midnight Oil —— Species Deceases ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dramarama —— Live At The China Club ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Harem Scarem —— Harem Scarem ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1991 ● Yes —— Yesyears ► Prog Rock
1996 ● 2 Live Crew —— Shake A Lil’ Somethin’ ► East Coast Rap
1996 ● Modest Mouse —— Interstate 8 ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— LifeLinesLive ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— She’s The One [Sndtrk] ► Heartland Rock
2001 ● The Human League —— Secrets ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2002 ● Ringo Starr —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His All-Starr Band ► Pop-Rock

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