Albums Released This Week (March 23 – 29)

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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 23
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Presley ► Rock n Roll
1959 ● Bobby Darin —— That’s All ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Valley Of The Dolls ► Pop-Soul
1973 ● Roxy Music —— For Your Pleasure ► Prog Rock
1973 ● King Crimson —— Lark’s Tongues In Aspic ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Judas Priest —— Sad Wings Of Destiny ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Genesis —— …And Then There Were Three… ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Kaya ► Roots Reggae
1979 ● Van Halen —— Van Halen II ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Journey —— Departure ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● Rick Springfield —— Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet ► Power Pop
1983 ● ZZ Top —— Eliminator ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Ratt —— Out Of The Cellar ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Howard Jones —— Dream Into Action ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Fates Warning —— No Exit ► Heavy Metal/Progressive
1988 ● Joni Mitchell —— Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● ZZ Top —— Recycler ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● The Fall —— Code: Selfish ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Dwight Yoakam —— This Time ► Alt Country-Rock
1993 ● Depeche Mode —— Songs Of Faith And Devotion ► Synth-Pop
1993 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Ahead Of Their Time ► Art Rock
1995 ● Everclear —— Sparkle And Fade ► Grunge-Punk
1998 ● Iron Maiden —— Virtual XI ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● A+ —— Hempstead High ► Pop-Rap
1999 ● Gov’t Mule —— Live…With A Little Help From Our Friends, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1999 ● Mark Knopfler —— Metroland [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1999 ● Elton John & Various Artists —— Elton John And Tim Rice’s Aida ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Peter Pan Speedrock —— Killermachine ► Punk Rock
2001 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Shining Star ► Roots Rock
2003 ● Eddie Money —— Let’s Rock ‘N Roll The Place ► Album Rock
2004 ● Ringo Starr —— Tour 2003 ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Eric Clapton —— Me And Mr. Johnson ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Lou Reed —— Animal Serenade ► Album Rock
2004 ● Triumph —— A Night Of Triumph ► Arena Rock
2015 ● Kansas —— Miracles Out Of Nowhere ► Prog/Arena Rock


March 24
1966 ● The Easybeats —— It’s 2 Easy ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Mothermania ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Elton John —— Friends [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Striking It Rich ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Slade —— Slade Alive! ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Pink Floyd —— The Dark Side Of The Moon [UK] ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Weather Report —— Mysterious Traveller ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1975 ● Chicago —— Chicago VIII ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Nuthin’ Fancy ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Motörhead —— Overkill ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● The Beach Boys —— Keepin’ The Summer Alive ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Talking Heads —— The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1986 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Please ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● The Rolling Stones —— Dirty Work ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● They Might Be Giants —— Apollo 18 ► Alt. Rock
1994 ● Running Wild —— Black Hand Inn ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Everclear —— White Trash Hell ► Grunge-Punk
1997 ● Supertramp —— Some Things Never Change ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● NSYNC —— NSYNC ► Dance-Pop
1998 ● The Specials —— Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent ► Ska Revival
1998 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Heaven Forbid ► Metal
1998 ● Journey —— Greatest Hits Live ► Arena Rock
2008 ● The Who —— Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
2009 ● Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks —— Tangled Tales ► Country-Rock
2009 ● Indigo Girls —— Poseidon And The Bitter Bug ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Van Morrison —— Diuets: Reworking The Catalogue ► Folk-Rock


March 25
1963 ● The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ U.S.A. ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Billy Preston —— The Wildest Organ In Town ► Soul
1968 ● Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-R&B
1970 ● John Cale —— Vintage Violence ► Art Rock
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Band Of Gypsys ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kronikles ► British Rock
1972 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Together ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Open Our Eyes ► Soul-Funk
1975 ● John Cale —— Slow Dazzle ► Art Rock
1976 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings At The Speed Of Sound ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Triumph —— Progressions Of Power ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Devo —— DEV-O LIVE ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1982 ● The Church —— The Blurred Crusade ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Joe Jackson —— Big World ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Cure —— Entreat ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Shakira —— Peligro ► New Jack Swing
1994 ● Powerman 5000 —— True Force ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Sleater-Kinney —— Call The Doctor ► Punk/Riot Grrl
1997 ● The Notorious B.I.G. —— Life After Death ► Gangsta Rap
1997 ● Daft Punk —— Homework ► House
1997 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Hand It Over ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Machine Head —— The More Things Change… ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1997 ● Matthew Sweet —— Blue Sky On Mars ► Power Pop
1998 ● Simple Minds —— The Early Years 1977-1978 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1999 ● Rick Slick —— The Art Of Storytelling ► Rap
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Rock In Rio ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Rama ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989 – 2005 ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Counting Crows —— Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Raconteurs —— Consolers Of The Lonely ► Alt. Rock
2008 ● The B-52’s —— Funplex ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2013 ● Iron Maiden —— Maiden England ’88 ► Heavy Metal
2013 ● Simple Minds —— Celebrate: The Greatest Hits ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2013 ● Eagles —— The Studio Albums 1972-1979 ► Country-Rock
2014 ● Jack Bruce —— Silver Rails ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2016 ● Judas Priest —— Battle Cry ► Heavy Metal


March 26
1965 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— John Mayall Plays John Mayall ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● The Kinks —— Percy [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Just Another Band From L.A. ► Art Rock
1973 ● ABBA —— Ring Ring ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Smokey Robinson —— A Quiet Storm ► Soul/Quiet Storm
1976 ● Thin Lizzy —— Jailbreak ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Santana —— Amigos ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Village People —— Go West ► Disco
1980 ● Van Halen —— Women And Children First… ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Oak Ridge Boys —— Fancy Free ► Country-Pop
1985 ● Keel —— The Right To Rock ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Southern Accents ► Album Rock
1986 ● Van Halen —— 5150 ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Cross —— Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Digital Underground —— Sex Packets ► Pop-Rap
1990 ● Heart —— Brigade ► Album Rock
1991 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Rod Stewart —— Vagabond Heart ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Anal Cunt —— 40 More Reasons To Hate Us ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1996 ● Mark Knopfler —— Golden Heart ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Free Spirit ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1996 ● The Monkees —— Missing Links, Volume Three ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Whitesnake —— Restless Heart ► Arena Rock
2007 ● Coldplay —— The Singles 1999-2006 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2007 ● David Gray —— Shine: The Best Of The Early Years ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Elton John —— Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Iron Maiden —— En Vivo! ► Heavy Metal


March 27
1967 ● The Yardbirds —— The Yardbirds Greatest Hits ► Blues Rock
1967 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Ringo Starr —— Sentimental Journey ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Three Dog Night —— Seven Separate Fools ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Jesse Colin Young —— On The Road ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Ian Hunter —— You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic ► Album Rock
1984 ● Run-D.M.C. —— Run-D.M.C. ► Rap
1984 ● David Gilmour —— About Face ► Prog Rock
1984 ● King Crimson —— Three Of A Perfect Pair ► Prog Rock
1989 ● The Outfield —— Voices Of Babylon ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Slint —— Spiderland ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1995 ● Silverchair —— Frogstomp ► Grunge
2000 ● Embrace —— Drawn From Memory ► Alt Rock/Post-Britpop
2001 ● Peter Cetera —— Another Perfect World ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live In New York City ► Heartland Rock
2003 ● Natalie Cole —— Anthology ► Soul-Pop
2006 ● Massive Attack —— Collected ► Trip-Hop
2007 ● Machine Head —— The Blackening ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2007 ● Stevie Nicks —— Crystal Visions – The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● PJ Harvey & John Parish —— A Woman A Man Walked By ► Indie Rock
2015 ● Boz Scaggs —— A Fool To Care ► R&B/Blues-Rock


March 28
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) ► Rock
1966 ● The Rascals —— The Young Rascals ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Led Zeppelin —— Houses Of The Holy ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Golden Earring —— Contraband ► Hard Rock
1980 ● 10cc —— Look Hear? ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Al Jarreau —— Jarreau ► Jazz-Pop Vocal
1983 ● Frank Zappa —— Baby Snakes [Sndtrk} ► Art Rock
1983 ● Frank Zappa —— The Man From Utopia ► Art Rock
1985 ● ‘Til Tuesday —— Voices Carry ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Like A Rock ► Heartland Rock
1991 ● Roxette —— Joyride ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● En Vogue —— Funky Divas ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Divine Comedy —— Promenade ► Brit Pop
1995 ● Big L —— Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous ► Hardcore Rap
1995 ● Glenn Frey —— Solo Collection ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Sarah McLachlan —— The Freedom Sessions ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Wilco —— A.M. ► Alt. Country-Rock
2000 ● Common —— Like Water For Chocolate ► Alt Hip Hop
2000 ● Cherry Twister —— At Home With Cherry Twister ► Power Pop
2000 ● Various Artists —— Romeo Must Die: The Album [Sndtrk] ► R&B/funk-rap


March 29
1969 ● Quicksilver Messenger Service —— Happy Trails ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Diana Ross —— Diana! ► Soul
1973 ● The Jackson 5 —— Skywriter ► Soul – Motown
1974 ● Mott The Hoople —— The Hoople ► Hard Rock
1974 ● King Crimson —— Starless And Bible Black ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Saddle Tramp ► Southern Rock
1979 ● Supertramp —— Breakfast In America ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● Sparks —— Angst In My Pants ► Glam Rock
1985 ● Slade —— Rogues Gallery ► Glam Rock
1988 ● Bobby McFerrin —— Simple Pleasures ► Pop-Reggae
1989 ● Little Feat —— Representing The Mambo ► Southern Rock
1992 ● Otis Redding —— Remember Me ► Memphis Soul
1993 ● Suede —— Suede ► Brit Pop
1993 ● The Kinks —— Phobia ► British Rock
1994 ● GWAR —— This Toilet Earth ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1994 ● Phish —— Hoist ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1994 ● The Subdudes —— Annunciation ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Gamma Ray —— Power Plant ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● Judy Collins —— Portrait Of An American Girl ► Folk-Pop
2011 ● Whitesnake —— Forevermore ► Arena Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— All The Best: Dylan ► Folk-Rock