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Albums Released This Week (May 2 – 8)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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 02
1967 ● Dean Martin —— Happiness Is Dean Martin ► Traditional Pop
1978 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— You’re Gonna Get It! ► Album Rock
1982 ● Rory Gallagher —— Jinx ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● New Order —— Power, Corruption & Lies ► Club/Dance
1988 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Melissa Etheridge ► Roots Rock
1989 ● The Stone Roses —— The Stone Roses ► Brit Pop
1989 ● The Cure —— Disintegration ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Morbid Angel —— Blessed Are The Sick ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● Ian Anderson —— Divinities: Twelve Dances With God ► Prog Rock
1995 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Fun Trick Noisemaker ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● Asia —— Rare ► Prog Rock
2000 ● Primal Scream —— XTRMNTR ► Indie Rock
2000 ● Billy Joel —— 2000 Years: The Millennium Concert ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● The Who —— The 1st Singles Box ► British Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Live In NYC 12/31/92 ► Hard Rock
2006 ● Pearl Jam —— Pearl Jam ► Hard Rock
2016 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Detour ► Country-Pop

May 03
1969 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Stand! ► Soul-Funk
1969 ● Nick Drake —— Five Leaves Left ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Status Quo —— Quo ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Aerosmith —— Rocks ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— The Golden Years [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1982 ● The Cure —— Pornography ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Modern English —— After The Snow ► Synth-Pop
1982 ● Frank Zappa —— Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ► Art Rock
1988 ● Living Color —— Vivid ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Queensrÿche —— Operation: Mindcrime ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1988 ● When In Rome —— When In Rome ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Bruce Hornsby & The Range —— Scenes From The Southside ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bananarama —— Pop Life ► New Wave Dance-Pop
1991 ● Jawbox —— Grippe ► Punk Rock/Post-Hardcore
1994 ● The Fall —— Middle Class Revolt ► Post-Punk
1994 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Where It All Begins ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Traffic —— Far From Home ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Shine ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● Nouvelle Vague —— Nouvelle Vague ► Soft Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Collection ► Glam Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Retrospective III: 1989-2008 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha: A Woman Falling Out Of Love ► Soul/Hip Hop
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— Fixin’ To Die ► Folk-Rock

May 04
1963 ● The Ventures —— Surfing ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Greatest Hits ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Up-Tight (Everything’s Alright) ► Pop-R&B
1973 ● Yes —— Yessongs ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Preston —— The Kids And Me ► Funk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview ► Prog Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Frank Zappa —— Orchestral Favorites ► Art Rock
1982 ● 38 Special —— Special Forces ► Southern Rock
1982 ● Stevie Wonder —— Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I ► Pop-R&B
1984 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Ocean Rain ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Scorpions —— Love At First Sting ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— Rid Of Me ► Indie Rock
1993 ● David Crosby —— Thousand Roads ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Jack Bruce —— Cities Of The Heart ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1994 ● Dark Funeral —— Dark Funeral ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1994 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Live In New York City ► Soul/Funk
1998 ● Therion —— Vovin ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal
1999 ● Black Label Society —— Sonic Brew ► Heavy Metal/Southern Rock
1999 ● Robbie Williams —— The Ego Has Landed ► Britpop/Dance-Pop
2000 ● David Crosby —— Live ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Ryan Adams —— Love Is Hell ► Acoustic Pop-Rock
2004 ● Styx —— Come Sail Away – The Styx Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock
2010 ● Toni Braxton —— Pulse ► Soul-Pop
2010 ● Extreme —— Take Us Alive ► Pop-Metal
2010 ● Tonic —— Tonic ► Alt/Roots Rock
2010 ● Carole King & James Taylor —— Live At The Troubadour ► Folk-Rock

May 05
1971 ● The Rascals —— Peaceful World ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Paul Simon —— There Goes Rhymin’ Simon ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● The James Gang —— Newborn ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Live: P-Funk Earth Tour ► Funk
1978 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Stranger In Town ► Heartland Rock
1980 ● Saxon —— Wheels Of Steel ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Hard Promises ► Album Rock
1984 ● Sodom —— In The Sign Of Evil ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1986 ● The Style Council —— Home And Abroad ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● The Moody Blues —— The Other Side Of Life ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Sonia —— Everybody Knows ► Pop/MOR
1992 ● Gregg Alexander —— Intoxifornication ► Alt Pop-Rock
1992 ● Neville Brothers —— Family Groove ► Soul (New Orleans)
1992 ● Robert Palmer —— Addictions, Vol. 2 ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1996 ● Steve Earle —— I Feel Alright ► Alt. Country
1997 ● Meredith Brooks —— Blurring The Edges ► Alt Pop-Rock
1997 ● Humble Pie —— The Scrubbers Session ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Paul McCartney —— Flaming Pie ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Styx —— Return To Paradise ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● ALL —— Mass Nerder ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
2003 ● Jack Bruce —— Jet Set Jewel ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2004 ● The Zombies —— As Far As I Can See… ► Art Rock
2014 ● Procol Harum —— Some Long Road ► Prog Rock

May 06
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— The Mighty Quinn ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Poco —— Poco ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway —— Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ► Pop-Soul
1977 ● Denny Laine —— Holly Days ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1982 ● Camel —— The Single Factor ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Cure —— Standing On A Beach ► Post-Punk
1996 ● Ash —— 1977 [UK] ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Hanson —— Middle Of Nowhere ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop
1997 ● The Bee Gees —— Still Waters ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective I ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Joe Jackson/Graham Maby/Gary Burke —— Summer In The City ► Alt Pop-Rock
2003 ● John Hiatt —— Beneath This Gruff Exterior ► Roots Rock
2003 ● Jack Johnson —— On And On ► AA Folk-Rock
2006 ● David Cook —— Analog Heart ► Post-Grunge Pop-Rock
2013 ● David Bowie —— Zeit! 77-79 ► Glam Rock
2016 ● The Cars —— Moving in Stereo: The Best of The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock

May 07
1975 ● Bay City Rollers —— Once Upon A Star ► Power Pop
1975 ● Elvis Presley —— Today ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Iggy Pop & The Stooges —— TV Eye Live 1977 ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1984 ● The Human League —— Hysteria ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1991 ● James Brown —— Star Time ► Soul
1993 ● At The Gates —— With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1996 ● Guttermouth —— Teri Yakimoto ► Punk Rock
1996 ● Pantera —— The Great Southern Trendkill ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
1996 ● The Tragically Hip —— Trouble At The Henhouse ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Westlife —— Westlife ► Teen Pop/Boy Band
2001 ● The Black Crowes —— Lions ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Tom Waits —— Blood Money ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Warren Zevon —— My Ride’s Here ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Rod Stewart —— Time ► Pop-Rock

May 08
1970 ● The Beatles —— Let It Be ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— ABC ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Wishbone Ash —— Argus ► Prog Rock
1974 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 2 ► British Rock
1984 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Legend ► Roots Reggae
1989 ● Golden Earring —— Keeper Of The Flame ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Phish —— Junta ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1989 ● Simple Minds —— Street Fighting Years ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Paula Abdul —— Shut Up And Dance ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Wilson Phillips —— Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Filter —— Short Bus ► Industrial Rock
2000 ● Paul Simon —— Greatest Hits: Shining Like A National Guitar ► Folk-Pop
2001 ● Pablo Cruise —— The Best Of Pablo Cruise ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● The Knack —— On Stage At The World Café ► Power Pop
2012 ● Glenn Frey —— After Hours ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Here We Go Magic —— A Different Ship ► Dream Pop

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