Albums Released This Week (October 10 – 16)

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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):

October 10
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop
1969 ● King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock
1969 ● Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock
1969 ● The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock
1970 ● Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock
1980 ● Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock
1981 ● UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub
1983 ● Culture Club —— Colour By Numbers ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock
1994 ● Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop
1995 ● No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop
1995 ● Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1995 ● Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul
1995 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska
2000 ● The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop
2000 ● The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock

October 11
1957 ● Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar ► Country-Rock
1972 ● Santana —— Caravanserai ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1974 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— The Good Earth ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Billy Joel —— Streetlife Serenade ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Hot Tuna —— Hoppkorv ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Donna Summer —— Four Seasons Of Love ► Disco
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— Beauty On A Back Street ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Kansas —— Point Of Know Return ► Prog/Arena Rock
1983 ● Lionel Richie —— Can’t Slow Down ► Soul-Dance
1985 ● Simply Red —— Picture Book ► Alt Pop-Rock
1985 ● Love And Rockets —— Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ► Glam-rock
1988 ● Ministry —— The Land Of Rape And Honey ► Industrial Metal
1988 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Introspective ► Club Dance
1990 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Ragged Glory ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Silhouette In Red ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● Jackson Browne —— I’m Alive ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Korn —— Korn ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1995 ● Great Big Sea —— Up ► Folk-Rock/Celtic Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Tokyo Warhearts ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1999 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Nightlife ► Electro-pop/Dance
2001 ● Nick Lowe —— The Convincer ► Pub Rock
2004 ● Duran Duran —— Astronaut ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Jackson Browne —— Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Evanescence —— Evanescence ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2011 ● Judas Priest —— The Chosen Few ► Heavy Metal

October 12
1968 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha In Paris ► Soul
1973 ● Genesis —— Selling England By The Pound ► Prog Rock
1974 ● The Who —— Odds & Sods ► British Rock
1978 ● Billy Joel —— 52nd Street ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rick James —— Fire It Up ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● Rod Stewart —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● U2 —— October ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Lloyd Cole & The Commotions —— Rattlesnakes ► AA Pop-Rock/Synth
1984 ● Hall & Oates —— Big Bam Boom ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Warren Zevon —— Transverse City ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime – The Best Of The Talking Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● George Clinton —— Hey, Man, Smell My Finger ► Funk/Hip Hop
1993 ● The Lemonheads —— Come On Feel The Lemonheads ► Power Pop
1993 ● Various Artists —— Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles ► Country-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— 2 1/2 Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Elvis Costello —— Live At The El Mocambo ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1997 ● Midnight Oil —— 20,000 Watt R.S.L. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Fatboy Slim —— You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby ► Brit-Hop
1999 ● Matthew Sweet —— In Reverse ► Power Pop
1999 ● Chicago —— Chicago XXVI: Live In Concert ► Jazz-Rock
1999 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton Chronicles: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice ► AA Pop-Rock
2004 ● No Doubt —— Everything In Time ► Ska-Pop
2004 ● Chris Isaak —— Chris Isaak Christmas ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Journey —— Don’t Stop Believin’: The Best Of Journey ► AOR Rock
2010 ● Indigo Girls —— Holly Happy Days ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Wilson Phillips —— Christmas In Harmony ► Pop-Rock

October 13
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Manfred Mann’s Greatest Hits ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Herbie Hancock —— Head Hunters ► Fusion
1976 ● Triumph —— Triumph ► Arena Rock
1978 ● Carpenters —— Christmas Portrait ► Soft Rock
1978 ● XTC —— Go 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● AC/DC —— If You Want Blood You’ve Got It ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Elton John —— Victim Of Love ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● INXS —— INXS ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1982 ● Kiss —— Creatures Of The Night ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Berlin —— Count Three And Pray ► L. A. Synth-Pop
1987 ● Supertramp —— Free As A Bird ► Prog/Art Rock
1989 ● Ace Frehley —— Trouble Walkin’ ► Pop-Metal
1989 ● Sting —— …Nothing Like The Sun ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Mudhoney —— Piece Of Cake ► Grunge Rock
1992 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— The Love Symbol Album ► Dance-Pop
1992 ● Talking Heads —— Sand In The Vaseline: The Best of Taling Heads ► New Wave Art-Rock
1993 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Remember Two Things ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● East 17 —— Steam ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● The Blood Divine —— Mystica ► Heavy Metal/Goth Metal
1997 ● Jurrasic 5 —— Jurassic 5 EP ► Alternative Hip Hop
1997 ● Billy Joel —— The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997 ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● James —— Millionaires ► Alt Pop/Rock
2003 ● Blondie —— The Curse Of Blondie ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jack Bruce —— Seven Moons Live ► Prog Rock/Fusion
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Christmas In The Heart ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Kansas —— There’s Know Place Like Home ► Prog/Arena Rock
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence ► Alt. Pop-Rock

October 14
1968 ● Tyrannosaurus Rex —— Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels Of The Ages ► Psych Rock
1969 ● Elvis Presley —— From Memphis To Vegas/From Vegas To Memphis ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1974 ● Jethro Tull —— War Child ► Prog Rock
1977 ● David Bowie —— Heroes ► Glam Rock
1977 ● Ultravox —— Ha!-Ha!-Ha! ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1977 ● Kiss —— Alive II ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Faces ► Soul-Funk
1981 ● Prince —— Controversy ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Zapp —— Zapp II ► P-Funk
1983 ● Cyndi Lauper —— She’s So Unusual ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Jam —— Snap! ► Punk-Rock
1983 ● Elton John —— Too Low For Zero ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● ABC —— How To Be A…Zillionaire! ► Dance-Pop
1985 ● Iron Maiden —— Live After Death ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Depeche Mode —— The Singles 81>85 ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● INXS —— Listen Like Thieves ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● Wang Chung —— Mosaic ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1987 ● Billy Joel —— Kohuept ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— Broadway The Hard Way ► Progressive Rock
1991 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Live Your Life Be Free ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Kylie Minogue —— Let’s Get To It ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Jimmy Page And Robert Plant —— No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Donovan —— Sutras ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Duran Duran —— Medazzaland ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1997 ● Yes —— Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop
2003 ● Mariah Carey —— The Remixes ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Rod Stewart —— As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook 2 ► Traditional Pop
2003 ● ZZ Top —— Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Uneasy Rider ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Lucinda Williams —— Little Honey ► Alt. Country
2011 ● Scorpions —— Live 2011: Get Your Sting & Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2013 ● Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Boardwalk —— Boardwalk ► Dream Pop
2014 ● The Blues Magoos —— Psychedelic Resurrection ► Garage Rock
2014 ● Bob Seger —— Ride Out ► Heartland Rock

October 15
1957 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda, That’s All ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made [UK] ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis Soul
1968 ● Neil Diamond —— Velvet Gloves And Spit ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Yes —— Yes ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● The Band —— Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Neil Young —— Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Toto —— Toto ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— On The Radio ► Disco
1982 ● Richard & Linda Thompson —— Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Ultravox —— Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● XTC —— The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Elton John —— Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing
1990 ● Morrissey —— Bona Drag ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Warren Zevon —— Mr. Bad Exmaple ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Corrosion Of Conformity —— Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal
1996 ● Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Korn —— Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1996 ● Motörhead —— Overnight Sensation ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Phish —— Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2001 ● The Church —— Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● Tracy Chapman —— Let It Rain ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Alison Moyet —— The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock
2013 ● Pearl Jam —— Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock

October 16
1964 ● The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Brenda Lee —— Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop
1968 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Aretha Franklin —— You ► Soul
1976 ● Thin Lizzy —— Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Elton John —— A Single Man ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Eurythmics —— In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Thin Lizzy —— Life Live ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— White Nights [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● ZZ Top —— Afterburner ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Masque ► British Rock
1989 ● All About Eve —— Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1989 ● Erasure —— Wild! ► Alt. Dance
1989 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1990 ● Paul Simon —— The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Buju Banton —— Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae
1995 ● Cast —— All Change ► Britpop
1995 ● Natalie Cole —— I’ve Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop
1995 ● Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska
1995 ● Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2000 ● All Saints —— Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop
2000 ● Cocteau Twins —— Stars And Topsoil ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Faithless —— Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop
2000 ● Kylie Minogue —— Hits+ ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Michael McDonald —— In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● New Order —— Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock
2001 ● Journey —— The Essential Journey ► AOR Rock
2001 ● John Mellencamp —— Cuttin’ Heads ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Down To Earth ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mighty High ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul ► Soul
2007 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Donald Fagen —— Sunken Condos ► Jazz-Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Light The Fuse (Live 2005) ► Blues-Rock
2016 ● Leonard Cohen —— You Want It Darker ► Soft Rock

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