Albums Released This Week (October 21 – 27)

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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 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


October 26
1967 ● Sam & Dave —— Soul Men ► Soul
1973 ● Diana Ross And Marvin Gaye —— Diana & Marvin ► Soul
1974 ● Neil Diamond —— Serenade ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Fall —— Dragnet ► Post-Punk
1981 ● J. Geils Band —— Freeze-Frame ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● Gary Numan —— Berserker ► New Wave Synth Pop
1985 ● Glenn Frey —— Miami Vice [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Meat Loaf —— Live At Wembley ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Hooters —— Zig Zag ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1992 ● Sade —— Love Deluxe ► Quiet Storm
1993 ● Ben E. King —— Shades Of Blue ► Soul
1993 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● The Clash —— Super Black Market Clash ► Punk
1993 ● The Cure —— Paris ► Post-Punk
1993 ● The Velvet Underground —— Live MCMXCIII ► Alt. Rock
1994 ● Blur —— The Special Collectors Edition ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Napalm Death —— Words From The Exit Wound [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1998 ● The Stranglers —— Coup De Grace ► Punk Rock
1999 ● Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Akinyele —— Aktapuss ► Dirty Rap
1999 ● B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group
1999 ● Bush —— The Science Of Things ► Grunge Rock
1999 ● Incubus —— Make Yourself ► Funk Metal
1999 ● Phil Lesh & Friends —— Love Will See You Through ► Country-Rock
1999 ● Robert Palmer —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robert Palmer ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1999 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— Looking Forward ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● The Band —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Hall & Oates —— Our Kind Of Soul ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Live At Wolf Trap ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Leonard Cohen —— Dear Heather ► Soft Rock


October 27
1967 ● Dusty Springfield —— Where Am I Going? ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Ten Years After —— Ten Years After ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Johnny Winter —— Second Winter ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● Ten Years After —— A Space In Time ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Stevie Wonder —— Talking Book ► Pop-R&B
1975 ● Angel —— Angel ► Heavy Metal
1975 ● Bobby Womack —— Safety Zone ► Smooth Soul
1978 ● Slade —— Slade Alive, Vol. 2 ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Motörhead —— Bomber ► Heavy Metal
1980 ● Hawkwind —— Levitation ► Space Rock
1981 ● Ringo Starr —— Stop And Smell The Roses ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Prince —— 1999 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● George Harrison —— Gone Troppo ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Heaven Only Knows ► Soul-Pop
1983 ● Bob Dylan —— Infidels ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Celtic Frost —— To Mega Therion ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● XTC —— Skylarking ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Robbie Robertson —— Robbie Robertson ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Michael Nesmith —— Tropical Campfires ► Country-Rock
1992 ● AC/DC —— Live ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Bob Dylan —— Good As I Been To You ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Jefferson Airplane Loves You ► Psychedelic Rock
1992 ● Neil Young —— Harvest Moon ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Ayreon —— The Final Experiment ► Heavy Metal/Prog Metal
1997 ● John Lennon —— Lennon Legend: The Very Best Of JoHn Lennon ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Old Friends ► Folk-Pop
1998 ● The Afghan Whigs —— 1965 ► Post-Punk
1998 ● Cyndi Lauper —— Merry Christmas…Have A Nice Life ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Phish —— The Story Of The Ghost ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1998 ● Bryan Adams —— On A Day Like Today ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● R.E.M. —— Up ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● The Haunted —— Made Me Do It ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2008 ● Genesis —— Turn It On Again: The Hits – The Tour Collection ► Prog Rock
2009 ● Gov’t Mule —— By A Thread ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2009 ● Jack Johnson —— En Concert ► AA Folk-Rock
2009 ● Carly Simon —— Never Been Gone ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Spandau Ballet —— Once More ► New Wave Synht-Pop
2009 ● Stephen Stills —— Live At Shepherd’s Bush ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● R.E.M. —— Live At The Olympia ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Sting —— If On A Winter’s Night… ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● The Who —— The Who Hits 50! ► British Rock