Albums Released This Week (October 19 – 25)

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LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1960: The Kingston Trio (L-R Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds) pose for a portrait circa 1960 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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 19
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Ray Charles —— What’d I Say ► Soul
1964 ● Brenda Lee —— Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock
1970 ● The Shadows —— Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Last Days And Time ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock
1973 ● The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae
1973 ● America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock
1979 ● The Specials —— The Specials ► Ska
1979 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock
1979 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Prince —— Prince ► Funk
1979 ● Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock
1981 ● INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap
1990 ● The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— 4-Track Demos ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion
1993 ● The Zombies —— New World ► Art Rock
1994 ● Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Idlewild —— Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore
1998 ● Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Natalie Cole —— The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop
1999 ● Gin Blossoms —— Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop
1999 ● Ringo Starr —— I Wanna Be Santa Clus ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Three Dog Night —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2004 ● Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge
2004 ● Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal
2004 ● John Mellencamp —— Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock
2004 ● Rod Stewart —— Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 ► Traditional Pop
2004 ● Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Elton John & Leon Russell —— The Union ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Rod Stewart —— Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V ► Traditional Pop

October 20
1964 ● Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock
1975 ● B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop
1980 ● U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco
1981 ● The Human League —— Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Oak Ridge Boys —— Deliver ► Country-Pop
1986 ● Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance
1989 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal
1992 ● Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop
1992 ● Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Elton John —— Rare Masters ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental
1997 ● Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock
1998 ● Crucial Conflict —— Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap
1998 ● George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— VH1 Storytellers ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Heart —— Heart Presents A Lovemonger’s Christmas ► Holiday Rock
1998 ● Kansas —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2002 ● The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● The Clash —— Singles Box ► Punk
2008 ● AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Expando ► Country-Rock
2009 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 ► Soft Rock

October 21
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Pop-R&B
1975 ● Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion
1977 ● Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1985 ● Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock
1986 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody
1987 ● Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock
1988 ● Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
1991 ● Carcass —— Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1997 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Shou;d God Forget: Retrospective ► Post-Punk New Wave
1997 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Yes —— Keys To Ascension 2 ► Prog Rock
2003 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Very Best Of The Cryan’ Shames ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Eagles —— The Very Best Of ► Country-Rock
2003 ● Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Van Morrison —— What’s Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Motörhead —— Aftershock ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Five ► Roots Rock

October 22
1965 ● Donovan —— Fairytale [UK] ► Folk-Rock
1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin II ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Kiss —— Hotter Than Hell ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Night Moves ► Heartland Rock
1976 ● Elton John —— Blue Moves ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Led Zeppelin —— The Song Remains The Same ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Cher —— Prisoner ► Pop-Disco
1984 ● The Cure —— Concert: The Cure Live ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Paul McCartney —— Give My Regards To Broad Street ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller —— Classical Gas ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— No Rest For The Wicked ► Hard Rock
1990 ● A-Ha —— East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon ► Synth-Pop
1990 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Behavior ► Electro-pop/Dance
1991 ● Death —— Human ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1991 ● Matthew Sweet —— Girlfriend ► Power Pop
1991 ● Various Artists —— Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Tina Turner —— Simoly The Best ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Arc ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Weld ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Gov’t Mule —— Live From Roseland Ballroom ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1996 ● Phil Collins —— Dance Into The Light ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Journey —— Trial By Fire ► Prog/Art Rock
1996 ● Van Halen —— Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I ► Hard Rock
1998 ● The Dillenger Escape Plan —— Under The Running Board ► Heavy Metal/Mathcore
2001 ● The Cranberries —— Wake Up And Smell The Coffee ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Foo Fighters —— One By One ► Grunge Rock
2002 ● Various Artists —— VH1 Divas Las Vegas ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Santana —— Shaman ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2002 ● Rod Stewart —— It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook ► Traditional Pop
2007 ● Ray Davies —— Working Man’s Café ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Richard Marx —— Christmas Spirit ► AA Pop-Rock

October 23
1970 ● Genesis —— Trespass ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Frank Zappa —— Chunga’s Revenge ► Art Rock
1972 ● Al Green —— I’m Still in Love With You ► Soul (Southern)
1976 ● Harry Chapin —— On The Road To Kingdom Come ► Folk-Pop
1979 ● Hyman, Phyllis —— You Know How To Love Me ► Disco/Soul-Pop
1981 ● Sammy Hagar —— Standing Hampton ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Almost Blue ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Willie Nelson —— Without A Song ► Outlaw Country
1984 ● Janet Jackson —— Dream Street ► Pop-Soul
1984 ● Wham! —— Make It Big ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Iggy Pop —— Blah Blah Blah ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1988 ● Various Artists —— Miami Vice III [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Terence Trent D’Arby —— Neither Fish Nor Flesh (A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope & Destruction) ► Pop-R&B
1989 ● Roy Orbison —— Black & White Night Live ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Deep Purple —— Slaves And Masters ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Ozzmosis ► Hard Rock
2000 ● PJ Harvey —— Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea ► Indie Rock
2000 ● Atomic Kitten —— Right Now ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Incubus —— Morning View ► Funk Metal
2001 ● Toni Braxton —— Snowflakes ► Soul-Pop
2001 ● Bush —— Golden State ► Grunge Rock
2001 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 1 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2001 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live In Chicago 12.19.98 At The United Center ► AA Pop-Rock
2006 ● Martin Briley —— It Comes In Waves ► Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2006 ● PJ Harvey —— The Peel Sessions: 1991-2004 ► Indie Rock
2007 ● Robert Plant & Alison Krauss —— Raising Sand ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Mötley Crüe —— Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal
2007 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr: Live At Soundstage ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Heart —— Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock
2007 ● Neil Young —— Chrome Dreams II ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● David Bowie —— Glass Spider Live ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Rod Stewart —— Another Country ► Pop-Rock

October 24
1971 ● Don McLean —— American Pie ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Grateful Dead —— Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock
1975 ● Roxy Music —— Siren ► Prog Rock
1975 ● John Lennon —— Shaved Fish ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Rory Gallagher —— Calling Card ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Organisation ► New Wave Synth Pop
1980 ● Cheap Trick —— All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1981 ● Billy Idol —— Don’t Stop ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Stryper —— To Hell With The Devil ► Heavy Metal/Christian
1986 ● Warren Zevon —— A Quiet, Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevomn ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Dead Can Dance —— The Serpent’s Egg ► Folk-Pop
1991 ● Brenda Lee —— A Brenda Lee Christmas ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Silver Jews —— Starlite Walker ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock
1995 ● The Smashing Pumpkins —— Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness ► Hard Rock
1995 ● 20 Fingers —— 20 Fingers ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Anthrax —— Stomp 442 ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1995 ● John Hiatt —— Walk On ► Roots Rock
1995 ● Indigo Girls —— 1200 Curfews ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Simply Red —— Life ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● David Bowie —— The Buddha Of Suburbia ► Glam Rock
1995 ● The Pretenders —— The Isle Of View ► Post-Punk
1995 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— It’s A Mystery ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Linkin Park —— Hybrid Theory ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Christina Aguilera —— My Kind Of Christmas ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Richard Marx —— Days In Avalon ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● Spin Doctors —— Just Go Ahead Now: A Retrospective ► Alt Pop-Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— Beyond Here Lies Nothin’: The Collection ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● Paul Simon —— Songwriter ► Folk-Pop

October 25
1968 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Electric Ladyland [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Pink Floyd —— Ummagumma ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock
1971 ● The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Poco —— A Good Feelin’ to Know ► Country-Rock
1973 ● Carpenters —— GEM II [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1974 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Natty Dread ► Roots Reggae
1975 ● Paul Simon —— Still Crazy After All These Years ► Folk-Pop
1976 ● Al Di Meola —— Land Of The Midnight Sun ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● Joe Walsh —— You Can’t Argue With A Sick Mind ► Blues-Rock
1980 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha ► Soul
1984 ● Culture Club —— Waking Up With The House On Fire ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Howard Jones —— One To One ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● The Police —— Every Breath You Take: The Singles ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 ► Art Rock
1994 ● Common Sense —— Resurrection ► Underground Rap
1994 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Here Come The Psychedelic Furs: B-Sides And Lost Grooves ► Post-Punk New Wave
1994 ● Madonna —— Bedtime Stories ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Joni Mitchell —— Turbulent Indigo ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits ► Heartland Rock
1996 ● The Brian Jones Massacre —— Thank God For Mental Illness ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● Madonna —— Evita [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Faithless —— Sunday 8PM/Saturday 3AM ► Trip-hop/Dance
2004 ● PJ Harvey —— iTunes Originals – PJ Harvey ► Indie Rock
2004 ● Manfred Mann —— 2006 ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Berlin —— 4Play ► L. A. Synth-Pop
2005 ● Jerry Garcia —— Garcia Plays Dylan ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Bette Midler —— Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook ► Female Vocalist
2005 ● Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock
2005 ● Duran Duran —— Live From London ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2010 ● Devon Allman’s Honeytribe —— Space Age Blues ► Blues-Rock
2010 ● Kansas —— The Essential Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2019 ● Neil Young —— Colorado ► Folk-Rock