Albums Released This Week (November 2 – 8)

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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 02
1967 ● Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion
1978 ● The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Marianne Faithfull —— Broken English ► AA Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock
1987 ● Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock
1987 ● George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock
1992 ● Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival
1992 ● The Smiths —— …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Smiths —— Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Pink Floyd —— Shine On ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock
1993 ● Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock
1993 ● k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock
1993 ● The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Frank Zappa —— The Yellow Shark ► 20th Century Classical
1998 ● Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo
1998 ● Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Aretha Franklin —— Greatest Hits ► Soul
1998 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk
1999 ● Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Lovin’ Spoonful —— Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Poco —— Running Horse ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Jethro Tull —— Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● 7 Walkers —— 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk
2010 ● No Doubt —— Icon ► Ska-Pop
2010 ● Weezer —— Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Elvis Costello —— National Ransom ► Country-Rock

November 03
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll
1966 ● The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul
1970 ● Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● America —— History: America’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock
1978 ● The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk
1980 ● ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop
1980 ● Whitesnake —— Live…In The Heart Of The City ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Church —— Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1986 ● Kool & The Gang —— Forever ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG
1986 ● John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal
1992 ● Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal
1997 ● Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock
1997 ● Queen —— Queen Rocks ► Glam Rock
1998 ● Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● Eddie Money —— Greatest Hits Live: The Encore Collection ► Album Rock
1998 ● The Shamen —— UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1998 ● The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Duran Duran —— Greatest ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2000 ● Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
2009 ● Foo Fighters —— Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock
2009 ● Weezer —— Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● Nirvana —— Live In Reading ► Grunge
2009 ● REO Speedwagon —— Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock

November 04
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock
1969 ● David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock
1970 ● David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1975 ● The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1977 ● The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop
1984 ● Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock
1985 ● Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock
1985 ● Sade —— Promise [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1985 ● Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening
1985 ● The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk
1986 ● They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock
1986 ● The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Cocteau Twins —— The Box Set ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1997 ● Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival
1997 ● Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik
1997 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Soundgarden —— A-Sides ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Spice Girls —— Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Shania Twain —— Come On Over ► Country-Pop
1997 ● The Beach Boys —— The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2000 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Best Of The ‘B’ Sides ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2003 ● Iggy Pop —— Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2003 ● Ben E. King —— Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul
2003 ● Little River Band —— Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock
2003 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Peter Gabriel —— Hit ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Heartland Rock
2004 ● Queen —— Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Led Zeppelin —— The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock
2008 ● ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Southbound ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Raw ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock
2014 ● Neil Young —— Storytone ► Orchestral Rock

November 05
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop
1971 ● Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers
1982 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop
1984 ● REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock
1991 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk
1996 ● Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1996 ● Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country
2001 ● Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2001 ● Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock
2002 ● The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock
2002 ● The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock
2012 ● Focus —— Focus X ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2013 ● Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock

November 06
1970 ● The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock
1971 ● The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul
1981 ● The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul
1987 ● N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop
1987 ● Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various
1987 ● Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B
1989 ● Phil Collins —— …But Seriously ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1990 ● Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock
1995 ● Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Richard Harvey —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack
1995 ● Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop
2012 ● Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock
2012 ● Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge (1965-1966) ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock

November 07
1969 ● Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1972 ● Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1972 ● David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Iggy Pop & James Williamson —— Kill City ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1980 ● Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How’s Your Fathers ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance
1983 ● Cocteau Twins —— Sunburst And Snowblind [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock
1987 ● David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient
1988 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● The Jungle Brothers —— Done By The Forces Of Nature ► Jazz-Rap
1989 ● Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1995 ● The Cars —— Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1995 ● Madonna —— Something To Remember ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock
2000 ● The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival
2000 ● Natalie Cole —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop
2000 ● Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2000 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 ► Prog Rock
2000 ● The Pretenders —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk
2000 ● James Taylor —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Elton John —— Peachtree Road ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Platinum Collection ► Glam Rock
2005 ● Dire Straits —— Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
2006 ● J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Foo Fighters —— Skin And Bones ► Grunge Rock
2006 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Best Of What’s Around, Vol. 1 ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dion —— Son Of Skip James ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Pink Floyd —— The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door ► Prog Rock

November 08
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul
1970 ● Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk
1974 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock
1975 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk
1976 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock
1982 ● ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop
1982 ● The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop
1986 ● W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop
1990 ● Elton John —— To Be Continued… ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock
1994 ● Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Cher —— not.com.mercial ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● 38 Special —— Live ► Southern Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● The Tragically Hip —— Yer Favorites ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Traffic —— Last Great Traffic Jam ► Prog Rock
2011 ● Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock