Albums Released This Week (May 31 – June 6)

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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 31
1965 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Shotgun ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Whitesnake —— Ready An’ Willing ► Arena Rock
1983 ● Talking Heads —— Speaking In Tongues ► New Wave Art-Rock
1985 ● A-Ha —— Hunting High And Low ► Synth-Pop
1988 ● Boogie Down Productions —— By All Means Necessary ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● No Use For A Name —— The Daily Grind ► Punk-Rock
1994 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Purple ► Arena Rock
1994 ● The Church —— Sometime Anywhere ► Alt. Power Pop
1994 ● Various Artists —— The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock/World
1994 ● Elton John —— The Lion King [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Gary Moore —— Blues For Greeny ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1999 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— M6 ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● PJ Harvey —— Uh Huh Her ► Indie Rock
2005 ● The Butterfield Blues Band —— Live ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Little Feat —— Barnstormin’ Live, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock
2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 3 ► Glam Rock

June 01
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— At Large ► Folk-Pop
1963 ● The Ventures —— Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● The Hollies —— Would You Believe? ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Beatles —— Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Monkees —— Changes ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Gary Glitter —— Touch Me ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Aretha Franklin —— Amazing Grace ► Gospel-Soul
1974 ● Carpenters —— Big Star [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1974 ● James Taylor —— Walking Man ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● The Runaways —— The Runaways ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Iggy Pop —— Party ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1982 ● Genesis —— Three Sides Live ► Prog Rock
1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Still Life ► Rock n Roll
1983 ● The Police —— Synchronicity ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Sting —— The Dream Of The Blue Turtles ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Massive Attack —— Blue Lines ► Trip-Hop
1993 ● Pat Benatar —— Gravity’s Rainbow ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Further Down The Spiral ► Industrial Metal
1996 ● The Hives —— Oh Lord! When? How? ► Garage Rock
1998 ● Shed Seven —— Let It Ride ► Alt Rock
1999 ● Blaque —— Blaque ► Dance-Rap
1999 ● Spin Doctors —— Here Comes The Bride ► Alt Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Best Of The Doobie Brothers Live ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Michelle Branch —— Broken Bracelet ► Alt Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco, July 29 & 30, 1977 ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Pretenders —— The Best Of The Pretenders ► Post-Punk
2009 ● Paul Simon —— This Better Be Good ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Jack Johnson —— To The Sea ► AA Folk-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Inside My Head ► AA Pop-Rock

June 02
1958 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Kingston Trio ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● David Bowie —— David Bowie ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● The Small Faces —— From The Beginning ► British Rock
1974 ● Cockney Rebel —— The Psychomodo ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Darkness On The Edge Of Town ► Album Rock
1978 ● Thin Lizzy —— Live And Dangerous ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Life Is A Song Worth Singing ► Soul-Pop
1980 ● Cold Chisel —— East ► Pub Rock
1980 ● Cheap Trick —— Found All The Parts [EP] ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1987 ● Estefan, Gloria & The Miami Sound Machine —— Let It Loose ► Latin Pop
1992 ● Mariah Carey —— MTV Unplugged ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Wilson Phillips —— Shadows And Light ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Buzzcocks —— Trade Test Transmissions ► Punk-Rock
1997 ● Sarah Brightman —— Timeless ► Showtunes
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Brooks & Dunn —— If You See Her ► Country-Rock
1998 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Adore ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lyve From Steel Town ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Iggy Pop —— Préliminaires ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2009 ● Neil Young —— The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972 ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Whitesnake —— Icon ► Arena Rock
2017 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Broadcast Archive Radio Broadcast 1975/1994 ► Southern Rock

June 03
1967 ● The Ventures —— Super Psychedelics ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1969 ● Elton John —— Empty Sky ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple In Rock ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Pink Floyd —— Obscured By Clouds ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Exodus ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● Peter Gabriel —— Peter Gabriel [2] ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Raven —— Wiped Out ► Heavy Metal/NWOBHM
1982 ● George Strait —— Strait From The Heart ► Classic Country
1983 ● America —— Your Move ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Firstborn Is Dead ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1985 ● Bryan Ferry —— Boys And Girls ► Prog. Rock
1986 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Belinda ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Queen —— A Kind Of Magic ► Glam Rock
1990 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp ► Prog/Art Rock
1991 ● Deacon Blue —— Fellow Hoodlums ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Danii Minogue —— Love And Kisses ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Balls To Picasso ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Soft Vengeance ► British Rock
1996 ● Tears For Fears —— Saturnine Martial & Lunatic ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Natalie Cole —— This Will Be: Natalie Cole’s Everlasting Love ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● The Tearaways —— Ground’s The Limit ► Power Pop
1997 ● Pat Benatar —— Innamorata ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Rush —— Retrospective II ► Prog/Art Rock
1997 ● Steve Winwood —— Junction Seven ► Album Rock
1998 ● Rod Stewart —— When We Were The New Boys ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Phish —— The Siket Disc [CC] ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2003 ● Roy Buchanan —— American Axe: Live In 1974 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● John Mellencamp —— Trouble No More ► Roots Rock
2003 ● Roxy Music —— Roxy Music Live ► Prog Rock
2008 ● Various Artists —— 90s Rock ► Rock
2008 ● Weezer —— Weezer (The Red Album) ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2008 ● Journey —— Revelation ► AOR Rock

June 04
1969 ● Johnny Cash —— At San Quentin ► Classic Country
1976 ● Donovan —— Slow Down World ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● The Moody Blues —— Caught Live + 5 ► Psychedelic Rock
1980 ● The Kinks —— One For The Road ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Motörhead —— Another Perfect Day ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1984 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born In the U.S.A. ► Album Rock
1990 ● Wire —— Manscape ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Indigo Girls —— Back On The Bus, Y’all ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Kool Moe Dee —— Funke, Funke Wisdom ► Rap
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Bratmobile —— Pottymouth ► Punk/Riot Grrl
1994 ● Zard —— Oh My Love ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Squirrel Nut Zippers —— Hot ► Swing Revival
1996 ● Bryan Adams —— 18 Til I Die ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Banana Wind ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Metallica —— Load ► Heavy Metal
2001 ● The Smiths —— The Very Best Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Live: The 1971 Tour ► Hard Rock
2006 ● R.E.M. —— And I Feel Fine…The Best Of The I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● The Clash —— The Singles (2007) ► Punk
2007 ● Paul McCartney —— Memory Almost Full ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Heart —— Strange Euphoria ► Album Rock

June 05
1961 ● The Kingston Trio —— Goin’ Places ► Folk-Pop
1962 ● Elvis Presley —— Pot Luck ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest ► Prog Rock
1970 ● Procol Harum —— Home ► Prog Rock
1979 ● J. Geils Band —— Best Of The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● George Harrison —— Somewhere In England ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Blondie —— The Hunter ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Heart —— Private Audition ► Album Rock
1985 ● Five Star —— Luxury Of Life ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Alphaville —— Afternoons In Utopia ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● Peter Gabriel —— Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ [Sndtrk] ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Paul McCartney —— Flowers In The Dirt ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● New Kids On The Block —— Step By Step ► Teen Dance-Pop
1991 ● Trooper —— Ten ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Van Morrison —— Days Like This ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Kasey Chambers —— The Captain ► Country-Rock
2001 ● Asia —— Aura ► Prog Rock
2001 ● John Mayer —— Room For Squares ► Folk-Pop
2001 ● Radiohead —— Amnesiac ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2001 ● Lucinda Williams —— Essence ► Alt. Country
2001 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Curse Of The Hidden Mirror ► Metal
2001 ● Styx —— Styx World: Live 2001 ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● Metallica —— St. Anger ► Heavy Metal
2007 ● Poison —— Poison’d! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
2007 ● The Police —— The Police ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2007 ● Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band —— Live In Dublin ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● The Beach Boys —— That’s Why God Made Radio ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Americana ► Roots Rock

June 06
1967 ● Moby Grape —— Moby Grape ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)
1970 ● The Soft Machine —— Third ► Psychedelic Rock
1972 ● David Bowie —— The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Looking Glass —— Looking Glass ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Carpenters —— Horizon ► Soft Rock
1975 ● The Rolling Stones —— Made In The Shade ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● The Cars —— The Cars ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1980 ● Toyah —— The Blue Meaning ► Punk Rock
1981 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Talk, Talk, Talk ► Post-Punk New Wave
1981 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Juju ► Post-Punk
1983 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Allies ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Randy Travis —— Storms Of Life ► Trad Country
1987 ● Heart —— Bad Animals ► Album Rock
1988 ● Scritti Politti —— Provision ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1988 ● The Moody Blues —— Sur La Mer ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Jackson Browne —— World In Motion ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Van Morrison —— Avalon Sunset ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Queen —— The Miracle ► Glam Rock
1989 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— In Step ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Laura Branigan —— The Best Of Branigan ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● The Innocence Mission —— Glow ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Soul Asylum —— Let Your Dim Light Shine ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Essential Ride ’63-’67 ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Belle & Sebastian —— Tigermilk ► Chamber Pop
1997 ● The Gathering —— Nighttime Birds ► Alt Rock/Prog Metal
1998 ● Steely Dan —— Members Edition ► Jazz-Rock
2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutal Planet ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Willie Nelson —— Me And The Drummer ► Outlaw Country
2000 ● The Tragically Hip —— Music @ Work ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Steve Earle —— Transcendental Blues ► Alt. Country
2005 ● Coldplay —— X&Y ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2005 ● Kraftwerk —— Minimum-Maximum ► Techno-Rock
2006 ● Cheap Trick —— Rockford ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2006 ● Elvis Costello And Allen Toussaint —— The River In Reverse ► Jazz-Soul
2011 ● Iron Maiden —— From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of: 1990-2010 ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● New Order —— Total: From Joy Division To New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock

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