Albums Released This Week (October 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):


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

October 17
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll
1966 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Sugar & Spice ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Easybeats —— Vigil ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1970 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion
1975 ● Little Feat —— The Last Record Album ► Southern Rock
1977 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Doors —— Alive, She Cried ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic
1988 ● Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm
1989 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal
1989 ● Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal
1994 ● Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop
1995 ● Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock
2000 ● 2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap
2000 ● David Coverdale —— Into The Light ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Limp Bizkit —— Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal
2000 ● The Specials —— Skinhead Girl ► Ska Revival
2006 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Troy Shondell —— This Time: The Best of Troy Shondell ► Swamp Pop
2006 ● The Tragically Hip —— World Container ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Chris Isaak —— Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Rod Stewart —— Soulbook ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● Manfred Mann —— Lone Arranger ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2014 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics ► Soul/Disco

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