Albums Released This Week (March 9 – 15)

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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 09
1973 ● Canned Heat —— The New Age ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Steely Dan —— Katy Lied ► Jazz-Rock
1979 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Angel Station ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Haircut 100 —— Pelican West ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1984 ● Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Dolly Parton —— Real Love ► Country-Pop
1987 ● U2 —— The Joshua Tree ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Gary Moore —— Wild Frontier ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1992 ● Curve —— Doppelgänger ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing
1992 ● Gotthard —— Gotthard ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Sting —— Ten Summoner’s Tales ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Widespread Panic —— Everyday ► Southern Rock
1993 ● The Moody Blues —— A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Space —— Tin Planet ► Brit Pop
1999 ● Beth Borton —— Central Reservation ► Alt Adult Pop-Rock
1999 ● Citizen King —— Mobile Estates ► Alt Rock/Punk Hop
1999 ● Motörhead —— Everything Louder Than Everyone Else ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Scorpions —— Eye II Eye ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1999 ● Wilco —— Summerteeth ► Alt. Country-Rock
1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— 20th Century Masters ► Southern Rock
1999 ● Van Morrison —— Back On Top ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Franz Ferdinand —— Franz Ferdinand ► Alt. Indie-Rock
2010 ● Dark Tranquility —— We Are The Void ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2010 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
2010 ● The Morning Benders —— Big Echo ► Dream Pop
2010 ● White Hinterland —— Kairos ► Dream Pop


March 10
1967 ● Aretha Franklin —— I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ► Soul
1967 ● Cat Stevens —— Matthew & Son ► Folk-Pop
1972 ● Dolly Parton —— Touch Your Woman ► Country-Pop
1972 ● Thin Lizzy —— Shades Of A Blue Orphanage ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Carpenters —— MAX 20 [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1976 ● The Temptations —— Wings Of Love ► Soul – Motown
1978 ● The Buzzcocks —— Another Music In A Different Kitchen ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Simple Minds —— Life In A Day ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1981 ● John Cale —— Honi Scott ► Art Rock
1981 ● Joe Walsh —— There Goes The Neighborhood ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● Buffalo Tom —— Let Me Come Over ► Alt Folk-Rock
1992 ● The Church —— Priest=Aura ► Alt. Power Pop
1992 ● Queen —— Classic Queen ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Zard —— Forever You ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Sheena Easton —— Body & Soul ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Little River Band —— I Dream Alone ► Soft Rock
1997 ● The Bee Gees —— Still Waters [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Folk
1998 ● Bad Manners —— The Collection ► Ska Revival
1998 ● Killah Priest —— Heavy Mental ► East Coast Rap
1998 ● Motörhead —— Snake Bite Love ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Robbie Robertson —— Contact From The Underworld Of Red Boy ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Eric Clapton —— Pilgrim ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Rory Gallagher —— The Essential ► Blues-Rock
2009 ● Rick Springfield —— My Precious Little One: Lullabies For a New Generation ► Power Pop
2015 ● The Band —— Palladium Circles: The Classic NYC Broadcast 1976 ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Madonna —— Rebel Heart ► Dance-Pop


March 11
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1970 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Déjà Vu ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Harry Chapin —— Heads And Tales ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● Chicago —— Chicago VII ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Alice Cooper —— Welcome To My Nightmare ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Weather Report —— Black Market ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1977 ● T. Rex —— Dandy In The Underworld ► Glam Rock
1983 ● Quiet Riot —— Metal Health ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Eric Clapton —— Behind The Sun ► Blues-Rock
1989 ● Depeche Mode —— 101 ► Synth-Pop
1996 ● Annihilator —— Refresh The Demon ► Thrash Metal
1997 ● dEUS —— In A Bar, Under The Sea ► Avant Grunge
1997 ● Blonde Redhead —— Fake Can Be Just As Good ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock
1997 ● Heart —— These Dreams: Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1997 ● Santana —— Live At The Fillmore ► Jazz Fusion
2003 ● Everclear —— Slow Motion Daydream ► Grunge-Punk
2003 ● Machine Head —— Hellalive ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2003 ● The Clash —— The Essential Clash ► Punk
2016 ● The Cars —— The Elektra Years 1978 – 1987 ► New Wave Pop-Rock


March 12
1967 ● The Velvet Underground —— The Velvet Underground & Nico ► Alt. Rock
1971 ● Yoko Ono —— Fly ► Avant-Garde/Pop-Rock
1975 ● Parliament —— Chocolate City ► Funk
1978 ● Bob Dylan —— Masterpieces ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Billy Joel —— Glass Houses ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sucking In The Seventies ► Rock n Roll
1982 ● The Jam —— The Gift ► Punk-Rock
1984 ● Berlin —— Love Life ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1984 ● Dire Straits —— Alchemy: Dire Straits Live ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● Kool & The Gang —— Kool & The Gang At Their Best ► Funk-Soul
1990 ● Robyn Hitchcock —— Eye Of The Hurricane ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Prong —— Beg To Differ ► Thrash Metal
1991 ● R.E.M. —— Out Of Time ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Rick Astley —— Free ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Céline Dion —— Falling Into You ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Kiss —— MTV Unplugged ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Sting —— Mercury Falling ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Rod Stewart —— Human ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Indigo Girls —— Become You ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Eric Clapton —— Old Sock ► Blues-Rock


March 13
1970 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— A Beard Of Stars ► Psych Rock
1978 ● Hot Tuna —— Double Dose ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Slade —— We’ll Bring The House Down ► Hard Rock
1984 ● The Cars —— Heartbeat City ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● The Fleshtones —— Fleshtones vs. Reality ► Punk-Rock
1990 ● Carly Simon —— My Romance ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Bad Religion —— Generator ► Punk Rock
1994 ● Selena —— Amor Prohibido ► Latin Dance-Pop
1995 ● Disco Inferno —— In Debt ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— janet. Remixed ► Pop-Soul
1998 ● The Hives —— A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T ► Garage Rock
2001 ● Natalie Cole —— The Best Of Natalie Cole ► Soul-Pop
2001 ● Eric Clapton —— Reptile ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● The Roches —— Moonswept ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● The Innocence Mission —— We Walked In Song ► Alt Pop-Rock
2007 ● Eddie Money —— Wanna Go Back ► Album Rock
2007 ● Neil Young —— Live At Massey Hall 1971 ► Folk-Rock


March 14
1966 ● Waylon Jennings —— Folk-Country ► Trad Country
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Bye Bye Blues ► Country-Pop
1975 ● Justin Hayward And John Lodge —— Blue Jays ► Prog Rock
1980 ● Def Leppard —— On Through The Night ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Joe Jackson —— Body And Soul ► New Wave Jazz-Pop
1986 ● Voivoid —— Rrröööaaarrr ► Thrash Metal
1989 ● Extreme —— Extreme ► Pop-Metal
1994 ● Level 42 —— Forever Now ► New Wave Synth Pop
1994 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Longing In Their Hearts ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● 2Pac —— Me Against The World ► Spoken Word Rap
1995 ● Collective Soul —— Collective Soul ► Southern Rock
1995 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Light At The End Of The World ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— A Boy Named Goo ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1995 ● Annie Lennox —— Medusa ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
1995 ● Matthew Sweet —— 100% Fun ► Power Pop
1995 ● Various Artists —— Encomium: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Poison —— Crack A Smile…And More! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2000 ● Elton John —— The Road To El Dorado [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— All Time Greatest Hits ► Southern Rock
2006 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— We Are The 80s ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● Black Sabbath —— Greatest Hits 1970-1978 ► Hard Rock
2011 ● Queen —— Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973-1976) ► Glam Rock


March 15
1969 ● Jay & The Americans —— Sands Of Time ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Smokey Robinson —— Pure Smokey ► Soul
1975 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— That’s The Way Of The World ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Kiss —— Destroyer ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Procol Harum —— Something Magic ► Prog Rock
1977 ● The Band —— Islands ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Marvin Gaye —— Live At the London Palladium ► Soul
1982 ● Asia —— Asia ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Talking Heads —— Naked ► New Wave Art-Rock
1990 ● Robert Palmer —— Pretty Woman [Sndtrk] ► Adult Contemporary
1993 ● Coverdale-Page —— Coverdale-Page ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Sammy Hagar —— Unboxed ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Mötley Crüe —— Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Matthew Sweet —— Son Of Altered Beast [EP] ► Power Pop
1999 ● Blur —— 13 ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● Buju Banton —— Rudeboys Inna Ghetto ► Dancehall Reggae
2005 ● Los Lobos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Eagles —— Eagles ► Country-Rock
2005 ● Steely Dan —— Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz With Steely Dan ► Jazz-Rock