Albums Released This Week (June 15 – 21)

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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):

June 15
1965 ● Golden Earring —— Just Earr-ings ► Hard Rock
1966 ● The Temptations —— Getting’ Ready ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Jeremy Dormouse —— Toad ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Jackie DeShannon —— Songs ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Golden Earring —— Together ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Messin’ ► Prog Rock
1974 ● John Denver —— Back Home Again ► Folk-Pop
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Street Legal ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Joy Division —— Unknown Pleasures ► Post-Punk
1979 ● America —— Silent Letter ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Dire Straits —— Communique ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1981 ● Duran Duran —— Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Steve Miller —— Abracadabra ► Album Rock
1984 ● John Waite —— No Brakes ► Power Pop
1987 ● King Diamond —— Abigail ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Nirvana —— Bleach ► Grunge
1993 ● Neil Young —— Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Pete Townshend —— Psychoderelict ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live & Loud ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Pansy Division —— Deflowered ► Punk/Queercore
1994 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Pure And Simple ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Golden Earring —— Face It ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Roxy Music —— Concert Classics ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Dokken —— Erase The Slate ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Cheap Trick —— Music For Hangovers ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1999 ● Santana —— Supernatural ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1999 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Live In Boston ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Phish —— Undermind ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Aretha Franklin —— A Deeper Love: The Best Of Aretha Franklin ► Soul
2009 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 2 ► Glam Rock
2010 ● John Mellencamp —— On Rural Route 7609 ► Roots Rock
2010 ● Chris Isaak —— Live At The Fillmore ► Adult Contemporary
2010 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Mojo ► Album Rock
2018 ● Gene Clark —— Gene Clark Sings For You ► Country-Rock

June 16
1969 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Trout Mask Replica ► Avant-Gard
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Closer To Home ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Golden Biscuits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Love Letters From Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1972 ● Roxy Music —— Roxy Music ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Grease [Sndtrk] ► Country-Pop
1978 ● Ringo Starr —— Bad Boy ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Carly Simon —— Come Upstairs ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Carpenters —— Made In America ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Ringo Starr —— Old Wave ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● The Smiths —— The Queen Is Dead ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Type O Negative —— Slow, Deep And Hard ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1991 ● Big Audio Dynamite II —— The Globe ► Dance-Rock
1992 ● Peter Cetera —— World Falling Down ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Taj Mahal —— Taj’s Blues ► Folk-Blues
1995 ● Michael Jackson —— HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Radiohead —— OK Computer ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Neil Finn —— Try Whistling This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Little Feat —— Under The Radar ► Southern Rock
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— Vertical Man ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter ► Teen Dance-Pop
2004 ● The Jellybricks —— Power This ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Shpongle —— Nothing Lasts…But Nothing Is Lost ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Don Henley —— The Very Best Of Don Henley ► Country-Rock
2009 ● George Harrison —— Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
2015 ● James Taylor —— Before This World ► Folk-Rock

June 17
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Something For Everybody ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Elvis In Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
1976 ● LaBelle —— Chameleon ► Funk
1977 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● David Gilmour —— David Gilmour ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Crush ► New Wave Synth Pop
1987 ● Natalie Cole —— Everlasting ► Soul-Pop
1987 ● The Replacements —— Pleased To Meet Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Foreigner —— Unusual Heat ► Arena Rock
1991 ● Van Halen —— For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Ghost —— Temple Stone ► Neo-Psychedelia
1997 ● Megadeth —— Cryptic Writings ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Blink-182 —— Dude Ranch ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Love Among The Ruins ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Year Of The Horse ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● 38 Special —— Resolution ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Long Walk Home [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Bryan Adams —— Live At The Budokan ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Sam Cooke —— Portrait of a Legend 1951 – 1964 ► Soul
2003 ● Steve Winwood —— About Time ► Album Rock
2003 ● Finger Eleven —— Finger Eleven ► Alt. Rock
2008 ● Rick Springfield —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Rick Springfield ► Power Pop
2008 ● Judas Priest —— Nostrodamus ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● Bon Iver —— Bon Iver, Bon Iver ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— A Long Time A Growin’ – Volume 1-5 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● David Gray —— Mutineers ► AA Pop-Rock

June 18
1971 ● The Yardbirds —— Remember ► Blues Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis: As Recorded Live At Madison Square Garden ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Joe Walsh —— The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Donny Hathaway —— Extension Of A Man ► Soul
1976 ● Brand X —— Unorthodox Behavior ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— John Cougar ► Roots Rock
1982 ● King Crimson —— Beat ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mirage ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Pink Floyd —— Works ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— From Her To Eternity ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1984 ● Rod Stewart —— Camouflage ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Goodbye Cruel World ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Dolly Parton —— Burlap & Satin ► Country-Pop
1985 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— Dare To Be Stupid ► Comedy/Parody
1990 ● Alias —— Alias ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Cher —— Love Hurts ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● 3rd Bass —— Derelicts Of Dialect ► Golden Age
1995 ● Blondie —— Beautiful: The Remix Album ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1996 ● Primitive Radio Gods —— Rocket ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Patti Smith —— Gone Again ► Heartland Rock
1996 ● The Ramones —— Greatest Hits Live ► Punk-Rock
1996 ● Toni Braxton —— Secrets ► Soul-Pop
1996 ● AFI —— Very Proud Of Ya ► Hardcore Punk
1996 ● Little Feat —— Live From Neon Park ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Beck —— Odelay ► AA Pop-Rock
2001 ● Iggy Pop —— Beat ‘Em Up ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2002 ● Yes —— Symphonic Live ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Phish —— Ventura ► Prog Rock/Jam Band

June 19
1970 ● Diana Ross —— Diana Ross ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Smokey Robinson —— Smokey ► Soul
1974 ● Marvin Gaye —— Marvin Gaye Live! ► Soul
1978 ● Trooper —— Thick As Thieves ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Mirrors ► Metal
1979 ● Lowell George —— Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Oingo Boingo —— Only A Lad ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1984 ● The Rolling Stones —— Rewind (1971-1984) ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Glenn Frey —— The Allnighter ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● John Waite —— Rover’s Return ► Power Pop
1988 ● Jimmy Page —— Outrider ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Cher —— Heart Of Stone ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Reef —— Replenish ► Brit Pop
2000 ● Duran Duran —— Pop Trash ► AA Pop-Rock
2001 ● 311 —— From Chaos ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Loverboy —— Live, Loud And Loose (1982 – 1986) ► Arena Rock
2002 ● The Church —— Greatest Hits Acoustic ► Alt. Power Pop
2012 ● Richard Marx —— A Night Out With Friends ► Pop Acoustic

June 20
1966 ● The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Aretha Franklin —— Soft And Beautiful ► Soul
1969 ● Cher —— 3614 Jackson Highway ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Otis Redding —— Love Man ► Memphis Soul
1969 ● Cher —— Chastity [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Bob Dylan & The Band —— Before The Flood ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Neil Young —— Tonight’s The Night ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Foreigner —— Double Vision ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Peter Frampton —— Rise Up ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Scorpions —— World Wide Live ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1988 ● Bobby Brown —— Don’t Be Cruel ► New Jack Swing
1988 ● Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock
1988 ● Iggy Pop —— Instinct [UK] ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1989 ● Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— F-Punk ► Dance-Rock
1995 ● Dusty Springfield —— A Very Fine Love ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Clarks —— Let It Go ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Ayreon —— Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
2000 ● Little Feat —— Chinese Work Songs ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Live At Easy Street ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Gram Parsons —— The Complete Reprise Sessions ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Counting Crows —— New Amersterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall ► AA Pop-Rock
2006 ● Madonna —— I’m Going To Tell You A Secret ► Dance-Pop
2006 ● Guster —— Ganging Up On The Sun ► AA Pop-Rock
2011 ● Weather Report —— Live In Offenbach 1978 ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

June 21
1965 ● The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock
1968 ● John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Buck Owens —— Ruby ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1979 ● Mick Taylor —— Mick Taylor ► Blues-Rock
1982 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Carpenters —— Ketteiban (The Definitive) [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1982 ● ABC —— The Lexicon Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1985 ● Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Judas Priest —— Priest…Live! ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal
1988 ● Big Daddy Kane —— Long Live The Kane ► Golden Age Rap
1990 ● Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1990 ● Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country
1990 ● Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm
1993 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock
1994 ● James Taylor —— Best Live ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— Creepin On Ah Come Up ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● John Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock
1999 ● Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● New Order —— Best Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● John Hiatt —— Master Of Disaster ► Roots Rock
2010 ● The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown
2011 ● The Chain Gang of 1974 —— Wayward Fire ► Electronic Pop