Albums Released This Week (June 29 – July 5)

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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 29
1967 ● Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band —— Safe As Milk ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Pink Floyd —— A Saucerful Of Secrets ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Whitney Houston —— Whitney ► Pop
1987 ● Great White —— Once Bitten… ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Blind Guardian —— Somewhere Far Beyond ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1993 ● Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys —— Crazy Legs ► Rock n Roll
1993 ● Barbra Streisand —— Back To Broadway ► Easy Listening
1993 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Liberator ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Billy Idol —— Cyberpunk ► Electronica
1999 ● Styx —— Brave New World ► Prog/Art Rock
1999 ● Mötley Crüe —— Supersonic And Demonic Reloics ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Thirty Years Of Funk: 1969 – 1999 ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Alice In Chains —— Nothing Safe: Best Of The Box ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2004 ● The Tragically Hip —— In Between Evolution ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Cure —— The Cure ► Post-Punk
2004 ● Rush —— Feedback ► Prog/Art Rock
2004 ● Paul Simon —— The Studio Recordings, 1972-2000 ► Folk-Pop
2008 ● David Bowie —— iSelect ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Steely Dan —— The Very Best Of Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock
2010 ● Indigo Girls —— Staring Down The Brilliant Dream ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Neil Young With Promise Of The Real —— The Monsanto Years ► Folk-Rock


June 30
1963 ● James Brown —— Live At the Apollo ► Soul
1971 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills 2 ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Fresh ► Soul-Funk
1975 ● The Beach Boys —— Good Vibrations – Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Kiss —— Love Gun ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Queen —— The Game ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Chic —— Real People ► Disco
1984 ● Stephen Stills —— Right By You ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Big Country —— The Seer ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Madonna —— True Blue ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Life ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● Various Artists —— La Bamba [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1990 ● Biohazard —— Biohazard ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● The Chills —— Soft Bomb ► Alt Indie Rock
1992 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Natural Force ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1992 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Come On Come On ► Country-Folk
1992 ● Skinny Puppy —— Last Rights ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1993 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Hat Full Of Stars ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Strawberry Alarm Clock —— Anthology ► Psychedelic Pop
1994 ● The Clarks —— Love Gone Sour Suspicion And Bad Debt ► Garage Rock
1997 ● Iron Savior —— Iron Savior ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1998 ● Extreme —— Running Gag ► Pop-Meta
1998 ● Megadeth —— Live Trax ► Brash Metal
1998 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Miles From Our Home ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Plugged In & Live ► Soul-Funk
1998 ● Cheap Trick —— Hits Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1998 ● Lucinda Williams —— Car Wheels on a Gravel Road ► Country-Rock
1998 ● Carpenters —— Reflections ► Easy Listening
1998 ● Bobby Patterson —— I’d Rather Eat Soup ► Texas Soul
2003 ● The Who —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► British Rock
2006 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Rolling Stone Original [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2008 ● David Bowie —— Live Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock
2008 ● The Zombies —— Odessey and Oracle: 40th Anniversary Concert ► Baroque Pop
2009 ● Jefferson Airplane —— The Woodstock Experience ► Psychedelic Rock
2009 ● Wilco —— Wilco (The Album) ► Alt. Country-Rock


July 01
1957 ● Elvis Presley —— Loving You ► Rock n Roll
1968 ● The Band —— Music From Big Pink ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Jackie DeShannon —— Lonely Girl ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Traffic —— John Barleycorn Must Die ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Donny Hathaway —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul
1970 ● The Beach Boys —— Summertime Blues ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Otis Redding —— Tell The Truth ► Memphis Soul
1970 ● Cactus —— Cactus ► Hard Rock
1972 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Toulouse Street ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Jim Croce —— Life And Times ► Folk-Pop
1973 ● Golden Earring —— Moontan ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Trooper —— Trooper ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Ray Campi & His Rockabilly Rebels —— Born To Rock ► Rockabilly
1979 ● The Korgis —— The Korgis ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Korgis —— Dumb Waiters ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Loudness —— Disillusion ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1985 ● Ray Davies —— Return To Waterloo [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Wham! —— Music From The Edge Of Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Rory Gallagher —— Defender ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● Green Day —— 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours ► Alt. Rock
1991 ● Cannibal Corpse —— Butchered At Birth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1991 ● Rick Wakeman —— Black Nights At The Court Of Ferdinand IV ► Prog Rock
1993 ● East 17 —— Walthamstow ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Wolfstone —— Year Of The Dog ► Celtic Rock
1996 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern Knights ► Southern Rock
1997 ● John Hiatt —— Little Head ► Roots Rock
1997 ● Limp Bizkit —— Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ ► Rap-Metal
1997 ● Blues Traveler —— Straight On Till Morning ► Alt Country Rock
1999 ● Roy Buchanan —— Live ► Blues-Rock
2001 ● Shpongle —— Tales Of The Inexpressible ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Oasis —— Heathen Chemistry ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2010 ● Trooper —— Hits From Ten Albums ► Hard Rock
2014 ● 38 Special —— 10 Live! ► Southern Rock
2016 ● Focus —— Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon ► Prog Rock/Fusion


July 02
1965 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Chile Con Soul ► Jazz Fusion
1966 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Live At Newport ► Jazz Fusion
1979 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Rust Never Sleeps ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Foreigner —— 4 ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Imperial Bedroom ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Time —— Ice Cream Castle ► Funk
1984 ● Depeche Mode —— People Are People ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Carly Simon —— Spoiled Girl ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Lyle Lovett —— Lyle Lovett ► Alt. Country
1990 ● Devo —— Smooth Noodle Maps ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1991 ● Alice Cooper —— Hey Stoopid ► Heavy Metal/Shock Metal
1991 ● Chris Whitley —— Living With The Law ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● Crowded House —— Woodface ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Into The Great Wide Open ► Album Rock
1992 ● David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine Live: Oy Vey, Baby ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Glenn Frey —— Glenn Frey Live ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Broken Arrow ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Blues Traveler —— Live From The Fall ► Alt Country Rock
1996 ● Asia —— Arena ► Prog Rock
2001 ● David Gray —— The EPs 1992-1994 ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Little River Band —— One Night In Mississippi ► Soft Rock
2002 ● Aerosmith —— O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Kansas —— The Ultimate Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2009 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ► AA Pop-Rock
2010 ● Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite ► Dance-Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At The Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 ► Blues-Rock
2012 ● Duran Duran —— Diamond In The Mind: Live 2011, A ► New Wave Synth-Pop


July 03
1969 ● Fairport Convention —— Unhalfbricking ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Cilla Black —— Sweet Inspiration ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Ronnie Wood —— Now Look ► Hard Rock
1980 ● The Jacksons —— Triumph ► Soul/pop
1984 ● Lindsey Buckingham —— Go Insane ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Seven Turns ► Southern Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Am I Cool Or What? ► Soul-Jazz
1996 ● Kool & The Gang —— State Of Affairs ► Funk
1996 ● Cryptopsy —— None So Vile ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
2000 ● Blackmail —— Do Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Various Artists —— G-A-Y ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Tha Alkaholics —— X.O. Experience ► West Coast Rap
2014 ● Richard Marx —— Beautiful Goodbye ► AA Pop-Rock


July 04
1972 ● David Ackles —— American Gothic ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Neil Diamond —— Beautiful Noise ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Mission Of Burma —— Signals, Calls, And Marches ► Post-Punk
1983 ● Yazoo —— You And Me Both ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Kylie Minogue —— Kylie ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Prodigy —— Music For The Jilted Generation ► Electro-Industrial
1995 ● Funkdoobiest —— Brothas Doobie ► Latino Rap
1995 ● Brother Cane —— Seeds ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Foo Fighters —— Foo Fighters ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Mogwai —— Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997) ► Cosmic Post-Rock
1999 ● Underoath —— Act Of Depression ► Heavy Metal/Christian Metal
2000 ● Jimmy Page And The Black Crowes —— Live At The Greek: Excess All Areas ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Alice Cooper —— Dirty Diamonds ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Various Artists —— The Best Of Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Johnny Cash —— American V: A Hundred Highways ► Trad Country/Americana
2011 ● Blondie —— Panic Of Girls ► New Wave Pop-Rock


July 05
1958 ● Ray Charles —— Ray Charles At Newport ► Soul
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● The Beach Boys —— Best Of The Beach Boys ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows ► Psychedelic Folk
1968 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Creedence Clearwater Revival ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Cass Elliott —— Bubblegum, Lemonade, And… Something For Mama ► Bubblegum Pop
1972 ● Frank Zappa —— Waka/Jawaka ► Art Rock
1974 ● Bryan Ferry —— Another Time, Another Place ► Prog. Rock
1976 ● The Beach Boys —— 15 Big Ones ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Suicidal Tendencies —— Suicidal Tendencies ► Punk Metal
1984 ● Billy Squier —— Signs Of Life ► Hard Rock
1993 ● U2 —— Zooropa ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Smog —— Julius Caesar ► Alt Rock/Lo-Fi
1993 ● Björk —— Debut ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● The Who —— Thirty Years Of Maximum R&B ► British Rock
1994 ● Hootie & The Blowfish —— Cracked Rear View ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Auteurs —— How I Learned To Love The Bootboys ► Glam Rock
2005 ● Various Artists —— Music For Lonely Housewives ► Multiple Genres
2005 ● Iron Maiden —— The Essential Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal