Albums Released This Week (May 4 – 10)

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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 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


May 09
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Midnight Ride ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Ambrose Slade —— Beginnings ► Hard Rock
1969 ● George Harrison —— Electronic Sound [UK] ► Art-Rock
1975 ● Henry Cow —— In Praise Of Learning ► Prog Rock/Avant-Garde
1980 ● Linton Kwesi Johnson —— Bass Culture ► Dub Poetry
1985 ● The Style Council —— Internationalists ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● The Style Council —— Our Favourite Shop ► Synth-Pop
1989 ● Cyndi Lauper —— A Night To Remember ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Big Daddy ► Roots Rock
1991 ● 808 State —— Ex:El ► Acid House
1994 ● Kenny G —— The Very Best Of Kenny G ► Jazz-Pop
1995 ● Babes In Toyland —— Nemesisters ► Hard Rock/Riot Grrl
1995 ● Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello —— Kojak Variety ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Cream —— The Very Best Of Cream ► Blues-Rock
2000 ● Bad Religion —— The New America ► Punk Rock
2006 ● Against All Authority —— The Restoration Of Chaos & Order ► Ska-Punk
2006 ● Gnarls Barkley —— St. Elsewhere ► Alt. Rap
2006 ● Korn —— Live & Rare ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2006 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Stadium Arcadium ► Alt. Funk-Rock
2006 ● Snow Patrol —— Eyes Open ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Chris Isaak —— Best Of Chris Isaak ► Adult Contemporary
2006 ● Paul Simon —— Surprise ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● Neil Young —— Living With War ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● The Zombies —— Breathe Out, Breathe In ► Art Rock
2012 ● Iggy Pop —— Après ► Alt. Rock / Punk


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