Albums Released This Week (March 30 – April 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):


March 30
1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy ► British Invasion
1967 ● Billy Preston —— Club Meeting ► Soul
1969 ● The Bee Gees —— Odessa ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Miles Davis —— Bitches Brew ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Commodores —— Commodores ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Magazine —— Secondhand Daylight ► Post-Punk
1981 ● The Pretenders —— Extended Play ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Erasure —— The Circus ► Alt. Dance/Synthpop
1987 ● Bryan Adams —— Into The Fire ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● PJ Harvey —— Dry ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Onyx —— Bacdafucup ► Hardcore Rap
1994 ● Pink Floyd —— The Division Bell ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Choking Victim —— No Gods, No Managers ► Hardcore Punk
2004 ● Janet Jackson —— Damita Jo ► Pop-Soul
2004 ● Los Lonely Boys —— Los Lonely Boys ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Aerosmith —— Honkin’ On Bobo ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert At Philharmonic Hall ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Who —— Then And Now ► British Rock
2007 ● The Yardbirds —— Live At B. B. King’s Blues Club ► Blues Rock
2010 ● The Band —— Live In Tokyo 1983 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Rush —— Time Stand Still: The Collection ► Prog/Art Rock


March 31
1970 ● Three Dog Night —— It Ain’t Easy ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Deep Purple —— Machine Head ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Led Zeppelin —— Presence ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Heatwave —— Central Heating ► Funk/Disco
1978 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— London Town ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Scorpions —— Animal Magnetism ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1980 ● Genesis —— Duke ► Prog Rock
1986 ● Culture Club —— From Luxury To Heartache ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Prince —— Sign ‘O’ The Times ► Soul-Funk
1987 ● The Smiths —— Louder Than Bombs ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Thompson Twins —— Close To The Bone ► New Wave Dance-pop
1992 ● Body Count —— Body Count ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Def Leppard —— Adrenalize ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Human Touch ► Heartland Rock
1992 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Lucky Town ► Heartland Rock
1997 ● Céline Dion —— The Collection 1982-1988 ► Adult Pop
1998 ● Daz Dillinger —— Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back ► West Coast Rap
1998 ● Duran Duran —— Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2008 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Live: Architecture & Morality And More ► New Wave Synth Pop
2009 ● Cheap Trick —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Cheap Trick ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live In London ► Soft Rock
2015 ● Ringo Starr —— Postcards From Paradise ► Pop-Rock
2015 ● Van Halen —— Tokyo Dome Live In Concert ► Hard Rock
2017 ● Bob Dylan —— Triplicate ► Folk-Rock


April 01
1959 ● John Coltrane —— Giant Steps ► Jazz
1964 ● Marvin Gaye —— When I’m Alone I Cry ► Soul/Broadway
1970 ● Cat Stevens —— Mona Bone Jakon ► Folk-Pop
1973 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live Songs ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock
1976 ● Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● The Clash —— Capital Radio [EP] ► Punk
1981 ● Grateful Dead —— Reckoning ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Aldo Nova —— Aldo Nova ► Glam Rock
1982 ● Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Paul Young —— The Secret Of Association ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Suzanne Vega —— Solitude Standing ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● Black Sabbath —— Headless Cross ► Hard Rock
1990 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Up In It ► Post-Punk
1991 ● School Of Fish —— School Of Fish ► Jangle Pop
1997 ● Lit —— Tripping The Light Fantastic ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2002 ● Simple Minds —— Cry ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2003 ● Stabbing Westward —— The Essential Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock
2003 ● Cher —— The Very Best Of Cher ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Ringo Starr —— Extended Versions ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Electronic Projects For Musicians ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2008 ● Van Morrison —— Keep It Simple ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— June 26, 1981, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Jackson Browne —— Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Charles Bradley —— Changes ► Soul-Funk
2016 ● Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop


April 02
1964 ● Elvis Presley —— Kissin’ Cousins ► Rock n Roll
1971 ● Donny Hathaway —— Donny Hathaway ► Soul
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Phyllis Hyman —— Phyllis Hyman ► Soul – Quiet Storm
1977 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Love On The Wing ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock
1982 ● David Bowie & Giorgio Moroder —— Cat People [Sndtrk] ► Electronic Dance-Pop
1984 ● Cocteau Twins —— The Spangle Maker [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Go West —— Go West ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Severed Heads —— Bulkhead ► Electronica/Industrial
1991 ● Lenny Kravitz —— Mama Said ► Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk
1991 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Word Of Mouth ► Brit Pop-Rock
1996 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Citizen King —— Count The Days ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1996 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Our Lady Peace —— Clumsy ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
2001 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— No More Shall We Part ► Alt Rock
2007 ● Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock
2010 ● Richard Marx —— Hits & Ballads ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Lotus Plaza —— Spooky Action At A Distance ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Charles Bradley —— Victim Of Love ► Soul-Funk


April 03
1961 ● Brenda Lee —— Emotions ► Country-Pop
1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Bookends ► Folk-Rock
1968 ● Moby Grape —— Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1969 ● Harry Nilsson —— Harry ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Billy Preston —— Live European Tour ► Funk
1976 ● Poco —— Live ► Country-Rock
1990 ● En Vogue —— Born To Sing ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Ronnie Wood —— Live & Electric ► Hard Rock
2001 ● Journey —— Arrival ► AOR Rock
2006 ● David Gray —— Live from London [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock
2006 ● Poison —— The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath: The Dio Years ► Hard Rock
2007 ● REO Speedwagon —— Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock
2012 ● Wilson Phillips —— Dedicated ► Pop-Rock


April 04
1960 ● The Kingston Trio —— Sold Out ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● ZZ Top —— Rio Grande Mud ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Carly Simon —— Boys In The Trees ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Cocteau Twins —— Peppermint Pig [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Rodan —— Rusty ► Alt Rock/Math Rock
1995 ● Radiohead —— The Bends ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Band —— Live At Watkins Glen ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Black Sabbath —— Cross Purposes Live ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Duran Duran —— Thank You ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1997 ● INXS —— Elegantly Wasted ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Kreator —— Voices Of Transgression: A 90s Retrospective ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2000 ● Procol Harum —— BBC Live In Concert ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Lou Reed —— Ecstasy ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Mariah Carey —— The Emancipation Of Mimi ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
2014 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Warner Sound Sessions [EP] ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2015 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Twice Told Tales ► Folk-Rock


April 05
1965 ● Ben E. King —— Seven Letters ► Soul
1970 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Live At The L.A. Forum 4-5-70 ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● David Crosby & Graham Nash —— Graham Nash/David Crosby ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Johnny Cash —— Ragged Old Flag ► Trad Country
1979 ● Journey —— Evolution ► Prog/Art Rock
1988 ● Tracy Chapman —— Tracy Chapman ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Sade —— Stronger Than Pride ► Quiet Storm
1991 ● Crash Test Dummies —— The Ghosts That Haunt Me ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● David Bowie —— Black Tie White Noise ► Glam Rock
1994 ● Milla Jovovich —— The Divine Comedy ► Soft Rock
1994 ● Boz Scaggs —— Some Change ► Pop-Soul
1995 ● Blind Guardian —— Imaginations From The Other Side ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2005 ● Kansas —— On The Other Side ► Prog/Arena Rock
2011 ● Eric Clapton —— Icon ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Eric Clapton —— Icon 2 ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● The Who —— Icon ► British Rock
2011 ● The Who —— Icon 2 ► British Rock