Albums Released This Week (May 10 – 16)

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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):


May 10
1969 ● The Ventures —— Hawaii Five-O ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1971 ● Elton John —— 11/17/70 ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Thick As A Brick ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Brothers Johnson —— Right On Time ► Funk
1982 ● The Birthday Party —— Junkyard ► Post-Punk Goth Rock
1982 ● Duran Duran —— Rio ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Ministry —— With Sympathy ► Industrial Metal
1984 ● Twisted Sister —— Stay Hungry ► Hair Metal
1988 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Joy ► Soul-Pop
1988 ● Prince —— Lovesexy ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Right Rhythm ► Electro-dance-pop
1990 ● Steelheart —— Steelheart ► Hair Metal
1993 ● Blur —— Modern Life Is Rubbish ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1993 ● Dire Straits —— Encores [EP] ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1993 ● Dire Straits —— On The Night ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1994 ● Weezer —— Weezer (The Blue Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
1994 ● Danielle Brisebois —— Arrive All Over You ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Indigo Girls —— Swamp Ophelia ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● The Pretenders —— Last Of The Independents ► Post-Punk
2005 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Stand Up ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Weezer —— Make Believe ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2005 ● Lucinda Williams —— Live @ The Fillmore ► Alt. Country
2005 ● Styx —— Big Bang Theory ► Prog/Art Rock
2005 ● Triumph —— Livin’ For The Weekend: Anthology ► Arena Rock
2011 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Playlist: The Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Punk Rock
2011 ● Aerosmith —— Tough Love: Best Of The Ballads ► Hard Rock
2011 ● The Cars —— Move Like This ► New Wave Pop-Rock



May 11
1966 ● The Small Faces —— Small Faces [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1967 ● Country Joe & The Fish —— Electric Music For The Mind And Body ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Various Artists —— Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More ► Rock n Roll
1972 ● The Meters —— Cabbage Alley ► Funk
1973 ● Hawkwind —— The Space Ritual Alive In Liverpool And London ► Space Rock
1973 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Four ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Natalie Cole —— Inseparable ► Dance
1979 ● The Clash —— The Cost Of Living [EP] ► Punk
1979 ● The Cure —— Three Imaginary Boys ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Grace Jones —— Nightclubbing ► Club-Dance/Post-Disco
1981 ● Kraftwerk —— Computer World ► Techno-Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1981 ● Frank Zappa —— Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar Some More ► Instrumental Rock
1985 ● Eurythmics —— Be Yourself Tonight ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1987 ● Bathory —— Under The Sign Of The Black Mark ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1987 ● Simple Minds —— Live In The City Of Light ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1989 ● Stevie Nicks —— The Other Side Of The Mirror ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Soundgarden —— Screaming Life/Fopp ► Grunge Rock
1991 ● Bruce Cockburn —— Nothing But A Burning Light ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Iron Maiden —— Fear Of The Dark ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Aimee Mann —— Whatever ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● New Order —— Republic ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1998 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [UK] ► Alt Rock
1999 ● Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds ► Punk-Pop
1999 ● Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop
2004 ● Judas Priest —— Metalogy ► Heavy Metal
2010 ● Jackson Browne —— Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Golden Earring —— Tits ‘N Ass ► Hard Rock
2018 ● John Mellencamp —— Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theater ► Roots Rock


May 12
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Are You Experienced? [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Weather Report —— Weather Report ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1972 ● The Rolling Stones —— Exile On Main Street ► Rock n Roll
1978 ● The Stranglers —— Black And White ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Robert Fripp —— Exposure ► Art Rock
1992 ● The Black Crowes —— The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion ► Southern Rock
1992 ● Indigo Girls —— Rites Of Passage ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Testament —— The Ritual ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1998 ● Garbage —— Version 2.0 ► Art Rock
1998 ● Soul Asylum —— Candy From A Stranger ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Buzzcocks —— Inventory ► Punk-Rock
2003 ● Robert Palmer —— Drive ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2008 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere Back In Time: The Best of: 1980-1989 ► Heavy Metal
2008 ● Limp Bizkit —— Collected ► Rap-Metal
2008 ● Richard Marx & Max Scannell —— Duo ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Steve Earle —— Townes ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Blondie —— Blondie 4(0) Ever ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2015 ● Leonard Cohen —— Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour ► Soft Rock


May 13
1968 ● Frank Zappa —— Lumpy Gravy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Roger Daltrey —— One Of The Boys ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Donna Summer —— I Remember Yesterday ► Disco
1980 ● Rough Trade —— Avoid Freud ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1980 ● Elton John —— 21 At 33 ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Dire Straits —— Brothers In Arms ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Order —— Low-Life ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Various Artists —— Top Gun [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Limp Bizkit —— Rock Im Park 2001 ► Rap-Metal

May 14
1965 ● Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul
1968 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk
1969 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock
1971 ● Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock
1981 ● Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
1982 ● The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk
1984 ● Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock
1985 ● Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock
1990 ● Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion
1991 ● Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop
1991 ● The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Specials —— Today’s Specials ► Ska Revival
1996 ● The Specials —— Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival
1996 ● Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock
1996 ● Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1996 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop
2001 ● Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2002 ● Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2002 ● Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal
2002 ● Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock

May 15
1970 ● King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock
1972 ● The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer
1974 ● Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock
1975 ● The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
1984 ● Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul
1985 ● Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1995 ● The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock
2001 ● The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2001 ● Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● The Beach Boys —— Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock
2007 ● Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock
2009 ● Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2009 ● Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock

May 16
1966 ● The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock
1966 ● Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock
1966 ● The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Unicorn ► Psychedelic Folk
1970 ● The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock
1973 ● Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock
1974 ● Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock
1975 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock
1978 ● Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1980 ● Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco
1983 ● Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock
1989 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop
2000 ● Motörhead —— We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2000 ● Carly Simon —— The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock
2005 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2006 ● The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock

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