Albums Released This Week (March 16 – 22)

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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):


March 16
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— Stereo Concert ► Folk-Pop
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— Shut Down, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Otis Redding & Carla Thomas —— King And Queen ► Soul
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— What A Mann ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● T. Rex —— Tanx ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Marvin Gaye —— I Want You ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● REO Speedwagon —— You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can’t Tuna Fish ► Arena Rock
1979 ● Bijelo Dugme —— Bitanga I Princeza ► Yugoslav Prog Rock
1979 ● The Fall —— Live At The Witch Trials ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Who —— Face Dances ► British Rock
1988 ● The Smithereens —— Green Thoughts ► College Rock
1988 ● The Who —— Who’s Better, Who’s Best ► British Rock
1993 ● Kid Rock —— The Polyfuze Method ► Rap Rock
1995 ● The Cardigans —— Life ► Power Pop
1998 ● Morcheeba —— Big Clam ► Downtempo Trip-Hop
1998 ● Simple Minds —— Neapolis ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1999 ● Jeff Beck —— Who Else! ► Instrumental Rock
2004 ● Jackson Browne —— The Very Best Of Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Madonna —— MDNA ► Dance-Pop
2015 ● Mark Knopfler —— Tracker ► Roots Rock


March 17
1958 ● Bill Haley And His Comets —— Rockin’ Around The World ► Rock ‘n’ Roll
1967 ● Jackie DeShannon —— New Image ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1969 ● The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 1 ► Prog. Rock
1978 ● Elvis Costello —— This Year’s Model ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Generation X —— Generation X ► Punk Rock
1979 ● Bad Company —— Desolation Angels ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Depeche Mode —— Black Celebration ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock
1992 ● No Doubt —— No Doubt ► Ska-Pop
1992 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Never Enough ► Roots Rock
1992 ● k. d. lang —— Ingenue ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● No Doubt —— The Beacon Street Collection ► Ska-Pop
1992 ● Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal
1995 ● Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Hanson —— MMMBop ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop
1997 ● The Dismemberment Plan —— The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified ► Post-Hardcore Punk
1998 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen III ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Paul McCartney —— Back In The World ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Bryan Adams —— 11 ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple [UK] ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Nick Lowe —— Quiet Please: The New Best Of Nick Lowe ► Pub Rock
2014 ● Rod Stewart —— Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s The Night ► Pop-Rock


March 18
1958 ● Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— Album 1700 ► Classic Folk
1976 ● Donna Summer —— A Love Trilogy ► Disco
1977 ● Iggy Pop —— The Idiot ► Proto Punk
1978 ● Big Star —— Third/Sister Lovers ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Grace Slick —— Dreams ► Psychedelic Rock
1991 ● Ike & Tina Turner —— Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner ► Soul
1995 ● Peter Gabriel —— Birdy [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— The Premier Hits ► Synth-Pop
1996 ● The Beatles —— Anthology 2 ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Buzzcocks —— Buzzcocks ► Punk-Rock
2003 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock
2013 ● Sparks —— Two Hands, One Mouth: Live In Europe ► Art Rock
2016 ● Iggy Pop —— Post Pop Depression ► Alt. Rock / Punk


March 19
1962 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1962 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1962 ● Aretha Franklin —— The Electrifying Aretha Franklin ► Soul
1971 ● Jethro Tull —— Aqualung ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Leonard Cohen —— Songs Of Love And Hate ► Contemporary Folk
1974 ● Cat Stevens —— Buddha And The Chocolate Box ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● America —— Hearts ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Kiss —— Dressed To Kill ► Hard Rock
1975 ● The Who —— Tommy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1976 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Takin’ It To The Streets ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Natalie Cole —— I Love You So ► Soul-Pop
1979 ● The Beach Boys —— L.A. (Light Album) ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Black Flag —— Who’s Got The 10 1/2? ► Punk-Rock/Hardcore
1987 ● DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince —— Rock The House ► Pop-Rap
1987 ● Ozzy Osbourne And Randy Rhoads —— Tribute ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Depeche Mode —— Violator ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Cowboy Junkies —— The Caution Horses ► Alt. Rock
1990 ● Robert Plant —— Manic Nirvana ► Hard Rock
1991 ● George Strait —— Chill Of An Early Fall ► Classic Country
1996 ● Barenaked Ladies —— Born On A Pirate Ship ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Who —— Blues To The Bush ► British Rock
2002 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Far Side Of The World ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Donovan —— Pied Piper ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● David Bowie —— The Best Of David Bowie, 1980/1987 ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Scorpions —— Sting In The Tail ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock


March 20
1964 ● The Temptations —— Meet The Temptations ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Elvis Presley —— Good Times ► Adult Contemporary
1976 ● Wild Cherry —— Wild Cherry ► Funk
1981 ● Praying Mantis —— Time Tells No Lies ► Heavy Metal (New Wave of British)
1986 ● Anita Baker —— Rapture ► Quiet Storm
1987 ● Peter Wolf —— Come As You Are ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1990 ● Bell Biv Devoe —— Poison ► New Jack Swing
1990 ● Blue Aeroplanes —— Swagger ► Art Rock
2000 ● Iron Fire —— Thunderstorm ► Speed Metal
2000 ● Eddie Money —— Complete Eddie Money Live ► Album Rock
2000 ● Duran Duran —— The Essential Collection ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 1: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1990 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies To Violaine, Volume 2: Singles And Extended Plays 1993-1996-1990 ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Abattoir Blues Tour ► Alt Rock
2007 ● Joss Stone —— Introducing Joss Stone ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul)


March 21
1967 ● Al Green —— Back Up Train ► Soul (Southern)
1970 ● The Faces —— First Step ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Tangerine Dream —— Rubycon ► Art Rock/Electronic
1976 ● Brothers Johnson —— Look Out For #1 ► Funk
1977 ● Slade —— Whatever Happened To Slade ► Hard Rock
1977 ● AC/DC —— Let There Be Rock [Australia] ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Rose Royce —— Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! ► Disco/Funk
1983 ● Pink Floyd —— The Final Cut ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Pixies —— Surfer Rosa ► Garage Rock
1988 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Southern By The Grace of God: Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour 1987 ► Southern Rock
1988 ● Tina Turner —— Tina Live In Europe ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Nick Of Time ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Madonna —— Like A Prayer ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Alison Moyet —— Essex ► Synth-Pop
1995 ● Death —— Symbolic ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● The Tea Party —— The Edges Of Twilight ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Stevie Wonder —— Conversation Peace ► Pop-R&B
2000 ● Against All Authority —— 24 Hour Roadside Resistance ► Ska-Punk
2000 ● NSYNC —— No Strings Attached ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Led Zeppelin —— Latter Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume Two ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Patti Smith —— Gung Ho ► Heartland Rock
2006 ● Ben Harper —— Both Sides Of The Gun ► AA Pop-Rock


March 22
1963 ● The Beatles —— Please Please Me ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● Bob Dylan —— Bringing It All Back Home ► Folk-Rock
1965 ● The Beatles —— The Early Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1965 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Sing Smokey ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— You’ll Never Walk Alone ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Eagles —— On The Border ► Country-Rock
1974 ● Frank Zappa —— Apostrophe (‘) ► Art Rock
1975 ● The Soft Machine —— Bundles ► Jazz Fusion
1975 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Songbird ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Elvis Presley —— The Sun Sessions ► Rock ‘N Roll
1982 ● Iron Maiden —— The Number Of The Beast ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● The Beatles —— Reel Music ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Go-Go’s —— Talk Show ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Savatage —— The Dungeons Are Calling ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1985 ● Alcatrazz —— Disturbing The Peace ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● John Paul Jones —— Scream For Help [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Anthrax —— Among The Living ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1988 ● Morrissey —— Viva Hate ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● White Zombie —— Make Them Die Slowly ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Head Like A Hole ► Industrial Metal
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— A Real Live One ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Cheap Trick —— Woke Up With A Monster ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1994 ● Yes —— Talk ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Headstones —— Teeth And Tissue ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— B-Sides & Rarities ► Alt Rock
2005 ● Billy Idol —— Devil’s Playground ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Soundgarden —— Live On I-5 ► Grunge Rock