Albums Released This Week (November 23 – 29)

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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 23
1964 ● Ben E. King —— Ben E. King’s Greatest Hits ► Soul
1964 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles Story ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Cat Stevens —— Tea For The Tillerman ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three Volume Two ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1973 ● Yoko Ono —— Feeling The Space ► Avant Garde/Experimental
1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues ► Psychedelic Rock
1978 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Public Image Ltd. —— Metal Box ► Post-Punk
1979 ● Mike Oldfield —— Platinum ► Progressive Rock
1979 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Live! Coast To Coast ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● David Bowie —— Changestwobowie ► Glam Rock
1981 ● AC/DC —— For Those About To Rock We Salute You ► Hard Rock
1981 ● Chicago —— Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Jazz-Rock
1981 ● Pink Floyd —— A Collection Of Great Dance Songs ► Prog Rock
1983 ● The Who —— Who’s Greatest Hits ► British Rock
1990 ● Bad Religion —— Against The Grain ► Punk Rock
1993 ● Archers Of Loaf —— Icky Mettle ► Indie Rock/Noise Pop
1993 ● Ace Of Base —— The Sign ► Euro-Dance Pop
1993 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Pale Sun, Crescent Moon ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Guns N’ Roses —— The Spaghetti Incident? ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Metallica —— Live Shit: Binge & Purge ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Linda Ronstadt —— Winter Light ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Sisters Of Avalon ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Beastie Boys —— Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science ► Rap
1999 ● Freedom Call —— Stairway To Fairyland ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Listener Supported ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● Mötley Crüe —— Live: Entertainment Or Death ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● Phish —— Hampton Comes Alive ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1999 ● Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses ► Tenn Dance-Pop
1999 ● Blondie —— Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1999 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Live Era: ’87-’93 ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Metallica —— S&M ► Heavy Metal
1999 ● R.E.M. —— Man On The Moon ► Rock
2004 ● Evanescence —— Anywhere But Home ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2004 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow Live ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— One Way Out ► Southern Rock
2004 ● Nirvana —— With The Lights Out ► Grunge
2004 ● Poco —— Keeping The Legend Alive ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— In Concert ► Folk-Pop
2004 ● U2 —— How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Chinese Democracy ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Live Anthology ► Album Rock

November 24
1967 ● Kaleidoscope —— Tangerine Dream ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Tim Buckley —— Blue Afternoon ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● The Kinks —— Muswell Hillbillies ► British Rock
1972 ● Hawkwind —— Doremi Fasol Latido ► Space Rock
1975 ● Carly Simon —— The Best Of Carly Simon ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● George Harrison —— Thirty-Three & 1/3 ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Mike Oldfield —— Incantations ► Progressive Rock
1978 ● Rod Stewart —— Blondes Have More Fun ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Eurythmics —— 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Pat Benatar —— Tropico ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Hawkwind —— Live Chronicles ► Space Rock
1986 ● Red Box —— The Circle & The Square ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Eric Clapton —— August ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Keith Sweat —— Make It Last Forever ► New jack swing
1992 ● Leonard Cohen —— The Future ► Soft Rock
1992 ● Erasure —— Pop! – The First 20 Singles ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Spin Doctors —— Homebelly Groove ► Alt Pop-Rock
1994 ● Cryptopsy —— Blasphemy Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● All Saints —— All Saints ► Electronic Dance-Pop
1997 ● Yes —— Open Your Eyes ► Prog Rock
1998 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 1 ► Gangsta Rap
1998 ● Pearl Jam —— Live On Two Legs ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Metallica —— Garage, Inc. ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Queen —— The Crown Jewels ► Glam Rock
2003 ● Madonna —— Remixed & Revisited ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● The Tubes —— White Punks On Dope ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Whitesnake —— Live: In The Heart Of The Blues ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Alt Rock
2008 ● Jeff Beck —— Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s ► Instrumental Rock
2009 ● Bob Seger —— Early Seger Vol. 1 ► Heartland Rock
2014 ● Soundgarden —— Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path ► Grunge Rock
2014 ● Joni Mitchell —— Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting Toi Be Danced ► Folk-Rock

November 25
1963 ● The Beatles —— Beatlemania! With The Beatles ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Laura Nyro —— Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Aretha Franklin —— With Everything I Feel In Me ► Soul
1977 ● Eric Clapton —— Slowhand ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Eric Clapton —— Backless ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1983 ● Tracey Ullman —— You Broke My Heart in 17 Places ► Girl Groups
1996 ● Enigma —— Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! ► Ambient
1997 ● Garth Brooks —— Sevens ► Country-Pop
2003 ● Counting Crows —— Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● No Doubt —— Boon Box ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● No Doubt —— The Singles 1992-2003 ► Ska-Pop
2003 ● Roy Buchanan —— Live In Japan ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Johnny Cash —— Unearthed ► Classic Country
2011 ● Nirvana —— Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge
2011 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Kiss My Amps Live ► Album Rock
2013 ● Black Sabbath —— Live…Gathered In Their Masses ► Hard Rock
2016 ● Heart —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ► Album Rock

November 26
1965 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion
1971 ● Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● America —— Holiday ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock
1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock
1988 ● Rick Astley —— Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1991 ● Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop
1991 ● Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Cotton Mather —— Kon Tiki ► Power Pop
2002 ● Little River Band —— Definitive Collection ► Soft Rock
2002 ● Sparks —— Lil’ Beethoven ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Beach Boys —— Good Timin’: Live At Knebworth England 1980 ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk
2002 ● Heart —— The Essential Heart ► Album Rock
2002 ● Journey —— Red 13 [EP] ► AOR Rock
2002 ● Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Carpenters —— The Ultimate Collection ► Easy Listening
2007 ● The Shamen —— Immortal ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
2007 ● Genesis —— Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock
2010 ● Sting —— Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock

November 27
1957 ● The Crickets —— The “Chirping” Crickets ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop
1967 ● The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Spirit —— The Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock
1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Killer ► Hard Rock
1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— The Grand Wazoo ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk
1978 ● Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco
1981 ● Soft Cell —— Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● 10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal
1990 ● Clint Black —— Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock
1995 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1998 ● David Gray —— White Ladder ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient
2007 ● Loverboy —— Just Getting Started ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Counting Crows —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock
2009 ● The Church —— Operetta [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop

November 28
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Spirit Of ’67 ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Slade —— Play It Loud ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Rory Gallagher —— Deuce ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Carly Simon —— No Secrets ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk
1978 ● Blues Brothers —— Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Parliament —— Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk
1980 ● The Jam —— Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Toyah —— Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Japan —— Tin Drum ► New Wave
1981 ● Neil Diamond —— On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Technotronic —— Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock
1992 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp 2 ► Prog/Art Rock
1995 ● Various Artists —— Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop
2000 ● Donovan —— Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● April Wine —— Roughly Speaking ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Incubus —— Light Grenades ► Funk Metal
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— 1978 Tokyo Concert ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2011 ● Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop

November 29
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Experimental
1974 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock
1974 ● Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock
1981 ● Amy Grant —— In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1982 ● Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Debbie Harry —— Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1988 ● Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Motörhead —— Bastards ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Mary J. Blige —— My Life ► Hip Hop Soul
1994 ● Nick Lowe —— The Impossible Bird ► Pub Rock
1996 ● Quarashi —— Switchstance ► Rap-Metal
2011 ● Yes —— In The Present – Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Scorpions —— MTV Unplugged: Live In Athens ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock

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