Albums Released This Week (June 21 – 27)

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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 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 ● ABC —— The Lexicon Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Carpenters —— Ketteiban (The Definitive) [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1982 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Marilyn —— Despite Straight Lines ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Mötley Crüe —— Theatre Of Pain ► Heavy Metal
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 ● Anita Baker —— Compositions ► Quiet Storm
1990 ● Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1990 ● Uncle Tupelo —— No Depression ► Alt. Country
1993 ● Manic Street Preachers —— Gold Against The Soul ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— Creepin On Ah Come Up ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● John Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock
1994 ● James Taylor —— Best Live ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Sinergy —— Beware The Heavens ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● John Hiatt —— Master Of Disaster ► Roots Rock
2005 ● New Order —— Best Remixes ► Alt Pop-Rock
2010 ● The Jackson 5 —— Live At The Forum ► Soul – Motown
2011 ● The Chain Gang of 1974 —— Wayward Fire ► Electronic Pop

June 22
1971 ● Joni Mitchell —— Blue ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Diana Ross —— Touch Me In The Morning ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Cat Stevens —— Saturnight (Live In Tokyo) ► Folk-Pop
1982 ● Oingo Boingo —— Nothing To Fear ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1987 ● Marillion —— Clutching At Straws ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1990 ● Manic Street Preachers —— New Art Riot ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Black Sabbath —— Dehumanizer ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Liz Phair —— Exile In Guyville ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Death —— Individual Thought Patterns ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1994 ● Collective Soul —— Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Ben Lee —— Grandpaw Would ► Indie Pop
1997 ● Gardenian —— Two Feet Stand ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1998 ● Anathema —— Alternative 4 ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1998 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archive 1967-75 ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Blackalicious —— A2G ► West Coast Rap
1999 ● Natalie Cole —— Snowfall On The Sahara ► Soul-Pop
1999 ● Limp Bizkit —— Significant Other ► Rap-Metal
1999 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Shrine ’69 ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● The Pretenders —— Viva el Amor! ► Post-Punk
2000 ● Saint Etienne —— Sound Of Water ► Ambient/Trip Hop
2004 ● Motörhead —— Inferno ► Heavy Metal
2004 ● Scorpions —— Unbreakable ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2004 ● Wilco —— A Ghost Is Born ► Alt. Country-Rock
2004 ● Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock
2004 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Memphis Blues ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Live From Freedom Hall ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Scream ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Yes —— Fly From Here ► Prog Rock

June 23
1964 ● Stevie Wonder —— Stevie At The Beach ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Can —— Future Days ► Prog Rock/Ambient
1977 ● AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock ► Hard Rock
1979 ● ABBA —— Voulez-Vous ► Euro-Pop
1979 ● The Angels —— No Exit ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Teddy Pendergrass- Greatest Hits ► Soul-Pop
1980 ● Bob Dylan —— Saved ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● The Rolling Stones —— Emotional Rescue ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Tom Tom Club —— Tom Tom Club ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1985 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Jumping At Shadows ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Peter Cetera —— Soliture/Solitaire ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● David Bowie —— Labyrinth ► Glam Rock
1986 ● Rod Stewart —— Every Beat Of My Heart ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Carcass —— Tools Of The Trade ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1992 ● Dr. John —— Goin’ Back To New Orleans ► New Orleans R&B
1992 ● Glenn Frey —— Strange Weather ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The B-52’s —— Good Stuff ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1992 ● Jimmy Cliff —— Breakout ► Pop-Reggae
1992 ● Elton John —— The One ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Billy Bragg & Wilco —— Mermaid Avenue ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Sparks —— Plagarism ► Glam Rock
1997 ● Paul Weller —— Heavy Soul ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Linda Ronstadt —— We Ran ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Farm ► Alt. Rock
2009 ● Tonic —— A Casual Affair: The Best Of Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— The Latest ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● John Mellencamp —— Life, Death, Live And Freedom ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Peter Gabriel —— Back To Front: Live In London ► Prog Rock
2015 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— On Broadway: Act One – October 28th, 1987 ► Roots Rock

June 24
1968 ● The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1971 ● Todd Rundgren —— Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● The Beach Boys —— Endless Summer ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Average White Band —— Cut The Cake ► Funk
1977 ● James Taylor —— JT ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● The Who —— The Kids Are Alright [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1980 ● Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Replacements —— Stink ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Celtic Frost —— Morbid Tales ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal
1986 ● Soul Asylum —— Time’s Incinerator ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Elton John —— Reg Strikes Back ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Marillion —— Holidays In Eden ► Prog Rock
1991 ● America —— Encore: More Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● The House Of Love —— Audience With The Mind ► Indie Rock
1996 ● Opeth —— Morningrise ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1997 ● Del Amitri —— Some Other Sucker’s Parade ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Testament —— Demonic ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2003 ● Michael McDonald —— Motown ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2003 ● Dion —— New Masters ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Live At The Roxy ► Roots Reggae
2008 ● Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Peter Gabriel & Various Artists —— Big Blue Ball ► Prog Rock
2014 ● Phish —— Fuego ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2014 ● The Band —— Carter Barron Amphitheater Washington, DC, July 17th, 1976 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Record Plant ’77 ► Album Rock
2016 ● Neil Young With Promise Of The Real —— Earth ► Folk-Rock

June 25
1968 ● Elvis Presley —— Speedway ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Supertramp —— Indelibly Stamped ► Prog/Art Rock
1973 ● Chicago —— Chicago VI ► Jazz-Rock
1973 ● Aretha Franklin —— Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ► Soul
1975 ● Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention —— One Size Fits All ► Art Rock
1976 ● Alice Cooper —— Alice Cooper Goes To Hell ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Huey Lewis And The News ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Peter Criss —— Let Me Rock You ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Mike Oldfield —— Discovery ► Progressive Rock
1987 ● Skinny Puppy —— Cleanse Fold And Manipulate ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1990 ● Deicide —— Deicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1990 ● Dusty Springfield —— Reputation ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Crystal Waters —— Surprise ► House/Dance-Pop
1991 ● The Moody Blues —— Keys Of The Kingdom ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Luck Of The Draw ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Jay-Z —— Reasonable Doubt ► East Coast Rap
1996 ● Screaming Trees —— Dust ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● King Crimson —— Thrakattak ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Kiss —— You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Aerosmith —— Classic Aerosmith: The Universal Masters Collection ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live At Budokan ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Natalie Cole —— Natalie Cole En Espanol ► Soul-Pop
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Two ► Roots Rock
2013 ● Heart —— Original Album Classics ► Album Rock

June 26
1961 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Beatles —— A Hard Day’s Night ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Flowers ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Free —— Fire And Water ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Bad Company —— Bad Company ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Bob Dylan And The Band —— The Basement Tapes ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Trooper —— Two For The Show ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Grateful Dead —— Steal Your Face ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Queen —— Live Killers ► Glam Rock
1984 ● Icehouse —— Sidewalk ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Bad English —— Bad English ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Cameo —— Real Men Wear Black ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● The Chemical Brothers —— Exit Planet Dust ► Eletronica/Big beat
1995 ● Dire Straits —— Live At The BBC ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
2000 ● Badly Drawn Boy —— The Hour Of Bewilderbeast ► Indie Folk-Rock
2001 ● Lou Reed —— American Poet ► Album Rock
2002 ● Bobby Patterson —— How Do You Spell Love? (The Paula Recordings 1971-1973) ► Texas Soul
2003 ● Simple Minds —— Early Gold ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2007 ● Nick Lowe —— At My Age ► Pub Rock
2007 ● Pearl Jam —— Live At The Gorge 05/06 ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Paul Simon —— The Essential Paul Simon ► Folk-Pop

June 27
1966 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Freak Out! ► Art Rock
1974 ● Grateful Dead —— From The Mars Hotel ► Psychedelic Rock
1981 ● Motörhead —— No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Twisted Sister —— You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Hair Metal
1985 ● Lee Aaron —— Call Of The Wild ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Chaka Khan —— Destiny ► Funk
1988 ● Ranking Roger —— Radical Departure ► Ska
1988 ● Jethro Tull —— 20 Years Of Jethro Tull ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Don Henley —— The End Of The Innocence ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The B-52’s —— Cosmic Thing ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Pete Townshend —— The Iron Man: A Musical ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Black Moon ► Prog Rock
1994 ● Beck —— One Foot In The Grave ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Gov’t Mule —— Gov’t Mule ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1995 ● Alison Moyet —— Singles ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● Phish —— A Live One ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1995 ● Bon Jovi —— These Days ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Neil Young Featuring Pearl Jam —— Mirror Ball ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● HammerFall —— Glory To The Brave ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Whitesnake —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Whitesnake ► Arena Rock
2000 ● Chuck Berry —— The Anthology ► Rock n Roll
2000 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: 1985-1995 ► Album Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— Gold ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Bob Dylan —— Blues ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977-1982) ► Glam Rock

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