Albums Released This Week (March 2 – 8)

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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 02
1973 ● Todd Rundgren —— A Wizard, A True Star ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Doobie Brothers —— The Captain And Me ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Steely Dan —— Pretzel Logic ► Jazz-Rock
1983 ● Bananarama —— Deep Sea Skiving ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1987 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Through The Looking Glass ► Post-Punk Alt Rock
1992 ● Tears For Fears —— Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Steve Earle —— Essential Steve Earle ► Alt. Country
1999 ● Dimmu Borgir —— Spiritual Black Dimensions ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● Cheap Trick —— The Essential Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● John Hiatt —— The Open Road ► Roots Rock


March 03
1967 ● The Walker Brothers —— Images ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Laura Nyro —— Eli And The Thirteenth Confession ► Soft Rock
1972 ● Stevie Wonder —— Music Of My Mind ► Pop-R&B
1972 ● Gary Glitter —— Glitter ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Black Magic ► Soul – Motown
1977 ● Bad Company —— Burnin’ Sky ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Patti Smith —— Easter ► New Wave Punk-Rock
1978 ● Frank Zappa —— Zappa in New York ► Art Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Sheik Yerbouti ► Art Rock
1986 ● Metallica —— Master Of Puppets ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● The Firm —— Mean Business ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Boogie Down Productions —— Criminal Minded ► East Coast Rap
1989 ● De La Soul —— 3 Feet High And Rising ► Hip-Hop
1989 ● Triumph —— Classics ► Arena Rock
1992 ● David Byrne —— Uh-Oh ► Prog Rock
1992 ● The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy —— Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury ► Alt Hip-Hop
1997 ● Apollo 440 —— Electro Glide In Blue ► Electronic
1997 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Boatman’s Call ► Alt Rock
1997 ● U2 —— Pop ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Madonna —— Ray Of Light ► Dance-Pop
2008 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! ► Alt Rock
2009 ● U2 —— No Line On The Horizon ► Alt. Pop-Rock


March 04
1957 ● Gene Vincent —— Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps ► Rock n Roll
1968 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— We’re Only In It For the Money ► Art Rock
1974 ● ABBA —— Waterloo ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Police —— Live At Zellerbach ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Beatles —— Rarities ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Wang Chung —— Huang Chung ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1983 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Dazzle Ships ► New Wave Synth Pop
1983 ● Spandau Ballet —— TRUE ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1983 ● Thin Lizzy —— Thunder And Lightning ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Aikea-Guinea [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Julian Cope —— Peggy Suicide ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Auteurs —— After Murder Park ► Glam Rock
1996 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Hits ► Brit Pop-Rock
2003 ● Evanescence —— Fallen ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2003 ● Procol Harum —— The Well’s On Fire ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Kathleen Edwards —— Asking For Flowers ► Alt Country-Rock
2008 ● Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The 1975 —— Music For Cars [EP] ► Dream Pop


March 05
1965 ● The Kinks —— Kinda Kinks [UK] ► British Invasion
1966 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Play The “Batman” Theme ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Hard ‘N’ Heavy (With Marshmellow) ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Jimi Hendrix —— The Cry Of Love ► Psych/Blues Rock
1976 ● Slade —— Nobody’s Fools ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Trooper —— Hot Shots ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Windows ► Southern Rock
1983 ● Motörhead —— What’s Words Worth? ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Rising Force ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Steve Earle —— Guitar Town ► Alt. Country
1990 ● The Beloved —— Happiness ► Brit Pop/Dance-Pop
1990 ● Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. —— New Funky Nation ► G-Funk
1991 ● Amy Grant —— Heart In Motion ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1991 ● Morrissey —— Kill Uncle ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Truly Blessed ► Soul-Pop
1996 ● Gravity Kills —— Gravity Kills ► Industrial Electronica
1996 ● Iggy Pop —— Naughty Little Doggie ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2002 ● Black Label Society —— 1919 Eternal ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Humble Pie —— Live At The Whisky A Go-Go ’69 ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Poco —— All Fired Up ► Country-Rock
2013 ● Boz Scaggs —— Memphis ► R&B/Blues-Rock


March 06
1967 ● The Temptations —— Temptations Live! ► Soul
1968 ● The United States Of America —— The United States Of America ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● The Temptations —— Psychedelic Shack ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Nick Drake —— Bryter Layter ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Stone Age ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Three Dog Night —— Hard Labor ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1978 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— A Biography ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Janet Jackson —— Control ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Kris Kristofferson —— Third World Warrior ► Trad Country
1990 ● Rod Stewart —— Downtown Train ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● EMF —— Cha Cha Cha ► Synth-Pop
1995 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Beggar On A Beach Of Gold ► Brit Pop-Rock
2000 ● Buzzcocks —— Time’s Up ► Punk-Rock
2001 ● Aerosmith —— Just Push Play ► Hard Rock
2001 ● Journey —— The Journey Continues ► AOR Rock
2006 ● David Gilmour —— On An Island ► Prog Rock
2007 ● Korn —— MYTV Unplugged: Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2007 ● The Stooges —— The Weirdness ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2009 ● The Church —— Untitled #23 ► Alt. Power Pop
2012 ● Counting Crows —— Live In New York City 1997 ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Wrecking Ball ► Heartland Rock


March 07
1969 ● Genesis —— From Genesis To Revelation ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Mountain —— Climbing! ► Hard Rock
1973 ● The Byrds —— Byrds ► Country-Rock
1975 ● David Bowie —— Young Americans ► Glam Rock
1975 ● Carpenters —— Live In Japan ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Tears For Fears —— The Hurting ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Chris Rea —— On The Beach ► Album Rock
1988 ● The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume One ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Beatles —— Past Masters, Volume Two ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works Volume II ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1995 ● Eric Clapton —— The Cream Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Human Nature —— Telling Everybody [US] ► Dance-Pop/Boy Band
2000 ● Beatsteaks —— Launched ► Hardcore Punk/Kraut Rock
2005 ● Ben E. King —— Soul Masters ► Soul
2005 ● Tears For Fears —— Everybody Loves A Happy Ending [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Buzzcocks —— Flat-Pack Philosophy ► Punk-Rock
2006 ● Donald Fagen —— Morph The Cat ► Jazz-Rock
2006 ● Jethro Tull —— Auqualung Live ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Van Morrison —— Pay The Devil ► Folk-Rock


March 08
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Today! ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Ben E. King —— What Is Soul ► Soul
1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Love It To Death ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Aerosmith —— Get Your Wings ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Foreigner —— Foreigner ► Arena Rock
1982 ● The Fall —— Hex Enduction Hour ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Reba McEntire —— Just A Little Love ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Soundgarden —— Superunknown ► Grunge Rock
1994 ● Nine Inch Nails —— The Downward Spiral ► Industrial Metal
1994 ● Babble —— The Stone ► Electro Dance-Pop
1994 ● Failure —— Magnified ► Post-Grunge/Alt Metal
1994 ● David Lee Roth —— Your Filthy Little Mouth ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Elvis Costello —— Brutal Youth ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Luther Vandross —— The Night I Fell In Love ► Smooth Soul
1999 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada ► Instrumental/Experimental
2003 ● Rory Gallagher —— Wheels Within Wheels ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Billy Joel —— Live At Shea Stadium: The Concert ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● R.E.M. —— Collapse Into Now ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2013 ● David Bowie —— The Next Day ► Glam Rock