Albums Released This Week (November 11 – 17)

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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):


November 11
1966 ● The Who —— Ready Steady Who [EP] ► British Rock
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Elvis Presley —— That’s The Way It Is [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Faces —— A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse ► British Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Tattoo ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Gratitude ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Kiss —— Rock And Roll Over ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Parliament —— Motor Booty Affair ► Funk
1980 ● Aerosmith —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons Live! ► Soul-Pop
1985 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett’s Greatest Hit(s) ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Depeche Mode —— Catching Up With Depeche Mode ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● The Divinyls —— Essential ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Bitter Blue ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1992 ● Denim —— Back In Denim ► Glam-Rock
1995 ● The Damned —— Not Of This Earth ► Goth Rock
1996 ● Tricky —— effPre-Millennium Tension ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1997 ● AFI —— Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes ► Hardcore Punk
1997 ● Gregg Allman —— Searching For Simplicity ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Bush —— Deconstructed ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Led Zeppelin —— BBC Sessions ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Phil Collins —— Testify ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1970–2002 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pearl Jam —— Lost Dogs: Rarities And B Sides ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Essential Bruce Springsteen ► Heartland Rock
2003 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime ► New Wave Art-Rock
2008 ● Tracy Chapman —— Our Bright Future ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Extended Play Live [EP] ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— Budokan!: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2013 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sweet Summer Sun ► Blues-Rock


November 12
1964 ● Marvin Gaye —— Hello Broadway ► Soul
1968 ● Neil Young —— Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Genesis —— Nursery Cryme ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Hall & Oates —— Whole Oats ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield (Collection) ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Queen —— Sheer Heart Attack ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Hall & Oates —— War Babies ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● J. Geils Band —— Showtime! ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— Hatful Of Hollow ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Duran Duran —— Arena ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Madonna —— Like A Virgin ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Adult Contemporary
1987 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Princess Bride [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 ► Art Rock
1990 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla’s World ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— 20 Years Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Kylie Minogue —— Rhythm Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Bad Religion —— 80-85 ► Punk Rock
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● John Waite —— The Complete John Waite, Vol. 1: Falling Backwards ► Power Pop
1996 ● Blind Melon —— Nico ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Rod Stewart —— If We Fall in Love Tonight ► Adult Contemporary
1999 ● The Corrs —— The Corrs Unplugged ► Celtic Folk-Rock
2001 ● Rod Stewart —— The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● 3 Doors Down —— Away From The Sun ► Alt Metal
2002 ● Matchbox Twenty —— More Than You Think You Are ► Alt. Rock
2002 ● Pearl Jam —— Riot Act ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Pretenders —— Loose Screw ► Post-Punk
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership [UK] ► Hard Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen ► Soul Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— GRRR! ► Blues-Rock


November 13
1958 ● Johnny Cash —— Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous ► Country
1959 ● Elvis Presley —— 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records – Volume 2 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Four Tops —— Four Tops’ Second Album ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Love Child ► Soul
1971 ● Neil Diamond —— Stones ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Leonard Cohen —— Death Of A Ladies’ Man ► Contemporary Folk
1978 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Scream ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— Lionheart ► Art Rock
1981 ● New Order —— Movement ► Club/Dance
1981 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Lee Aaron —— The Lee Aaron Project ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eagles —— Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Phranc —— Folksinger ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● The Sisters Of Mercy —— Floodland ► Goth Rock
1990 ● Madonna —— The Immaculate Collection ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Cher —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Hall & Oates —— Change Of Season ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Mixed
1991 ● The Clash —— The Singles (1991) ► Punk
1995 ● Squeeze —— Ridiculous [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Ultimate Queen ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Oasis —— Familiar To Millions ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● The Beatles —— 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Queen —— The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Sade —— Lovers Rock ► Quiet Storm
2001 ● Radiohead —— I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Oasis —— Stop The Clock EP ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2007 ● James Taylor —— One Man Band ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Duran Duran —— Red Carpet Massacre ► Synth-Pop
2012 ● Soundgarden —— King Animal ► Grunge Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At Leeds (Live 1982) ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Kurt Cobain —— Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings ► Grunge Rock
2015 ● Neil Young —— Bluenote Café ► Folk-Rock


November 14
1967 ● The Monkees —— Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— Barrett ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● John Cale —— Helen Of Troy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Wet Willie —— Manorisms ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— Tubeway Army ► Synth-Pop
1978 ● Queen —— Jazz ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Little Feat —— Down On The Farm ► Southern Rock
1981 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Raise! ► Soul-Funk
1983 ● Chic —— Believer ► Disco-Funk
1986 ● Fates Warning —— Awaken The Guardian ► Heavy Metal/Progressive
1988 ● Milli Vanilli —— All Or Nothing ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Eddie Money —— Greatest Hits: The Sound Of Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● At The Gates —— Slaughter Of The Soul ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1995 ● Tracy Chapman —— New Beginning ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock
1995 ● Guster —— Parachute ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Rolling Stones —— Stripped ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Mötley Crüe —— Greatest Hits ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● 3LW —— 3LW ► Teen Pop
2000 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 2 ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Badfinger —— Head First ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Eagles —— Selected Works: 1972-1999 ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Mojo Workout ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Steely Dan —— Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980 ► Jazz-Rock
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Doraville – Revisited ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Styx —— One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Folk-Rock


November 15
1960 ● Muddy Waters —— At Newport 1960 ► Chicago Blues
1965 ● The Kingston Trio —— Somethin’ Else ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● The Velvet Underground —— Loaded ► Alt. Rock
1970 ● Van Morrison —— His Band And The Street Choir ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— E Pluribus Funk ► Hard Rock
1972 ● America —— Homecoming ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Grateful Dead —— Wake Of The Flood ► Album Rock
1974 ● Roxy Music —— Country Life ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Ringo Starr —— Goodnight Vienna ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Another Live ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Grateful Dead —— Shakedown Street ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Thin Lizzy —— Renegade ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Kool & The Gang —— Emergency ► Dance-Pop
1984 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Tiny Dynamine ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Songs To Learn & Sing ► Post-Punk
1985 ● Sade —— Promise ► Quiet Storm
1986 ● The Beastie Boys —— License To Ill ► Rap
1986 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Live Alive ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Frank Zappa —— Jazz From Hell ► Art Rock/Computer Electronica
1988 ● Cowboy Junkies —— The Trinity Session ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Sheena Easton —— The Lover In Me ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Journey —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Kiss —— Smashes, Trashes & Hits ► Hard Rock
1990 ● KMFDM —— Naïve ► Industrial/Kraut Rock
1992 ● Ween —— Pure Guava ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Method Man —— Tical ► Hardcore Rap
1994 ● The Band —— Across The Great Divide [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Tina Turner —— The Collected Recordings – Sixties To Nineties ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Ace Of Base —— Singles Of The 90s ► Euro-Dance Pop
1999 ● Chris Rea —— Road To Hell: Part 2 ► Album Rock
1999 ● Bryan Adams —— The Best Of Me ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Collection ► Heartland Rock
2005 ● Bush —— Zen X Four ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● The Rembrandts —— Choice Picks ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Wilco —— Kicking Television: Live In Chicago ► Alt. Country-Rock
2005 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Fenway Park ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Loggins & Messina —— Live: Sittin’ In Again At Santa Barbara Bowl ► Country-Rock
2005 ● Madonna —— Confessions On A Dance Floor ► Dance-Pop
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Twin Shadow —— Forget ► Dream Pop
2011 ● R.E.M. —— Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 ► Blues-Rock


November 16
1964 ● Tony Bennett —— Who Can I Turn To? ► Easy Listening
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop-Rock
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Running Out Of Fools ► Soul
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Watchout! ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Down To Earth ► Pop-R&B
1970 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● J. Geils Band —— The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Live Album ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Denny Laine —— Ahh…Laine ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1973 ● Bette Midler —— Bette Midler ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1973 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 1 ► British Rock
1977 ● Natalie Cole —— Thankful ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● Chic —— Take It Off ► Disco-Funk
1981 ● Kiss —— Music From “The Elder” ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Rick Astley —— Whenever You Need Somebody ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Pebbles —— Pebbles ► Urban Dance-Pop
1987 ● Black Sabbath —— The Eternal Idol ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Dokken —— Beast From The East ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● The Knack —— Retrospective, The: The Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1993 ● Better Than Ezra —— Deluxe ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Only Sisters Can Do That ► Soul
1993 ● Carly Simon —— Ruomulus Hunt: A Famikly Opera ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Us3 —— Hand On The Torch ► Jazz-Rap
1993 ● Blondie —— Blonde & Beyond ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Heart —— Desire Walks On ► Album Rock
1993 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1999 ● The Church —— The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Céline Dion —— Au Cœur Du Stade ► Adult Pop
1999 ● Dr. Dre —— 2001 ► Hip-Hop
1999 ● Korn —— Issues ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Pearl Jam —— Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991 – 2003) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Genesis —— Platinum Collection ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Neil Young —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Queen —— Absolute Greatest ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Billy Joel —— The Hits ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Promise ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story ► Heartland Rock


November 17
1967 ● The Kinks —— Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock
1971 ● Miles Davis —— Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion
1971 ● Laura Nyro —— Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Bob Dylan —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● The Moody Blues —— Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop
1975 ● Tommy Bolin —— Teaser ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Bette Midler —— Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● The Doors —— An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● The Jam —— Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● The Easybeats —— Absolute Anthology ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● The Fall —— Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Post-Punk
1980 ● John Lennon —— Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk
1986 ● The The —— Infected ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Robert Cray —— Strong Persuader ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● The Kinks —— Think Visual ► British Rock
1987 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Touch The World ► Soul-Funk
1987 ● The Pretenders —— The Singles ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Ice Cube —— The Predator ► Gangsta Rap
1992 ● Various Artists —— The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop
1997 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Mariah Carey —— #1’s ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Kylie Minogue —— Body Language ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● U2 —— Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● Mariah Carey —— The Ballads ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Damned —— So, Who’s Paranoid? ► Goth Rock
2009 ● Janet Jackson —— Number Ones / The Best ► Pop-Soul
2009 ● Norah Jones —— The Fall ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2009 ● Paul McCartney —— Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Working Men ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● David Bowie —— Nothing Has Changed ► Glam Rock
2014 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock
2017 ● Bob Seger —— I Knew You When ► Heartland Rock