Albums Released This Week (October 26 – November 1)

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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 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
2007 ● John Mellencamp —— 20th Century Masters: The Best Of John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock
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

October 28
1966 ● The Kinks —— Face To Face ► British Rock
1969 ● Golden Earring —— Eight Miles High ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Sex Pistols —— Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Neil Young —— Decade ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Rush —— Hemispheres ► Prog/Art Rock
1982 ● The Dream Syndicate —— The Days Of Wine And Roses ► Alt Pop-Rock
1983 ● Nick Heywrd —— North Of A Miracle ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Oingo Boingo —— Dead Man’s Party ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1985 ● Bob Dylan —— Biograph ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Living Years ► Brit Pop-Rock
1989 ● Deborah Harry —— Def, Dumb & Blonde ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1991 ● Richard Marx —— Rush Street ► AA Pop-Rock
1991 ● Genesis —— We Can’t Dance ► Prog Rock
1991 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits II ► Glam Rock
1993 ● Bob Dylan —— World Gone Wrong ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Millencolin —— Tiny Toons ► Euro-punk
1996 ● The Beatles —— Anthology 3 ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Aquabats —— The Fury Of The Aquabats ► Ska-Punk Revival
1997 ● Asia —— Live in Koln ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Judas Priest —— Jugulator ► Heavy Metal
1997 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Michael McDonald —— Blue Obsession ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Eddie Money —— Shakin’ With The Money Man ► Album Rock
1997 ● Phish —— Slip Stitch And Pass ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1997 ● Kiss —— Carnival Of Souls: The Final Sessions ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Tina Turner —— Twenty Four Seven ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● David Gray —— A New Day at Midnight ► AA Pop-Rock
2003 ● HIM —— A-Sides ► Hard Rock
2003 ● The Moody Blues —— December ► Prog Rock
2003 ● R.E.M. —— In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● School Of Seven Bells —— Alpinisms ► Dream Pop
2008 ● The Cure —— 4:13 Dream ► Post-Punk

October 29
1962 ● The Beach Boys —— Surfin’ Safari ► Hot Rod
1966 ● Neil Diamond —— The Feel Of Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Byrds —— Ballad Of Easy Rider ► Country-Rock
1973 ● Dave Mason —— It’s Like You Never Left ► Prog Rock
1974 ● David Bowie —— David Live ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Frank Zappa —— Zoot Allures ► Art Rock
1976 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Best Of The Doobie Brothers ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● ABBA —— Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ► Euro-Pop
1981 ● Rush —— Exit…Stage Left ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Donald Fagen —— The Nightfly ► Jazz-Rock
1982 ● Pat Benatar —— Get Nervous ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Welcome To The Pleasuredome ► New Wave Club/Dance
1984 ● Bryan Adams —— Reckless ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Rush —— Power Windows ► Arena Rock
1990 ● The Beautiful South —— Choke ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Freddie Jackson —— Do Me Again ► Soul
1990 ● Paul McCartney —— Tripping The Live Fantastic ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Big Daddy Kane —— Prince Of Darkness ► Golden Age Rap
1991 ● The New York Rock And Soul Revue —— Live At The Beacon ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [US] ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Wilco —— Being There ► Alt. Country-Rock
1996 ● Natalie Cole —— A Celebration Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop
1996 ● Ghostface Killah —— Ironman ► Rap-soul
1996 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Greatest Hits Live ► Soul-Funk
1996 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Time Flies…The Best Of ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Joni Mitchell —— Hits ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Joni Mitchell —— Misses ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● The Who —— Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► British Rock
1996 ● Yes —— Keys To The Ascension ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Iggy Pop —— Nude & Rude: The Best Of Iggy Pop ► Alt. Rock / Post-Punk
1996 ● Various Artists —— Message To Love: The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 ► Festival Rock
2002 ● New Order —— International ► Alt Pop-Rock
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 13 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 14 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 15 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 16 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2002 ● Whitesnake —— Here I Go Again: The Whitesnake Collection ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Nirvana —— Nirvana ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Queen —— Queen Rock Momtreal ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas II You ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bryan Adams —— Bare Bones ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Nick Lowe —— A Seasonal Selection For All The Family ► Pub Rock
2013 ● James Taylor —— The Essential James Taylor ► Folk-Rock

October 30
1967 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield Again ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Elton John —— Tumbleweed Connection ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● The Temptations —— The Temptations Christmas Card ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● The Who —— Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy ► British Rock
1971 ● Pink Floyd —— Meddle ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Stevie Wonder —— Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants ► Pop-R&B
1981 ● Spandau Ballet —— Journeys To Glory ► New Wave Synht-Pop
1983 ● Mercyful Fate —— Melissa ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Anthrax —— Spreading The Disease ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1987 ● George Michael —— Faith ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Joe Satriani —— Flying In A Blue Dream ► Instrumental
1989 ● Wet Wet Wet —— Holding Back The River ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1990 ● Big Daddy Kane —— Taste Of Chocolate ► Golden Age Rap
1990 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Feeding Frenzy ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Roxy Music —— Heart Still Beating ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Pulp —— Different Class ► Britpop
2000 ● Blur —— Blur: The Best Of ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
2001 ● Bane —— Give Blood ► Hardcore Punk
2001 ● Tracy Chapman —— Collection ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 6 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2001 ● Michael Jackson —— Invincible ► Dance-Pop
2006 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Decades Rock Live: Bonnie Raitt And Friends ► Blues-Rock
2007 ● Ben E. King —— Love Is Gonna Get You ► Soul
2007 ● Eagles —— Long Road Out Of Eden ► Country-Rock
2012 ● Rod Stewart —— Merry Christmas, Baby ► Holiday Pop
2012 ● Three Dog Night —— One ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Psychedelic Pill ► Hard Rock
2015 ● Trey Anastasio —— Paper Wheels ► Jam Band/Guitar Rock

October 31
1964 ● Bob Dylan —— Carnegie Hall ► Folk
1966 ● Elvis Presley —— Spinout ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Phil Ochs —— Pleasures Of The Harbor ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Donna Summer —— Once Upon A Time… ► Disco
1978 ● Smokey Robinson —— Smokin’ ► Quiet Storm
1980 ● Klaus Schulze —— Dig It ► Space Rock
1983 ● Cocteau Twins —— Head Over Heals ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● Paul McCartney —— Pipes Of Peace ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Possessed —— Beyond The Gates ► Heavy/Death Metal
1986 ● Roxette —— Pearls Of Passion ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Bug ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Soundgarden —— Ultramega OK ► Grunge Rock
1988 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP [Russia] ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Carpenters —— Loveliness ► Easy Listening
1989 ● Grateful Dead —— Built To Last ► Album Rock
1990 ● Naked Raygun —— Raygun…Naked Raygun ► Punk Rock
1991 ● Ice Cube —— Death Certificate ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● ABBA —— Thank You For The Music ► Euro-Pop
1994 ● Frank Zappa —— Civilization Phaze III ► 20th Century Classical
1995 ● Paul Siebel —— Paul Siebel ► Country-Folk
1995 ● Julian Cope —— 20 Mothers ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Foreigner —— Mr. Moonlight ► Arena Rock
1995 ● Curtis Mayfield —— Live At The Bitter End ► Soul/Funk
1996 ● Slipknot —— Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. ► Heavy Metal/Funk Metal
2000 ● U2 —— All That You Can’t Leave Behind ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Bob Dylan —— The Essential Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Anthology: Through the Years ► Album Rock
2006 ● The Fags —— Light ‘Em Up ► Alt. Power Pop
2006 ● Phil Lesh & Friends —— Live At The Warfield ► Country-Rock
2006 ● Phish —— Colorado ’88 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2006 ● Triumph —— Extended Versions: Triumph ► Arena Rock
2006 ● The Who —— Endless Wire ► British Rock
2008 ● Richard Marx —— Emotional Remains ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● Richard Marx —— Sundown ► AA Pop-Rock

November 01
1963 ● Elvis Presley —— Fun In Acapulco ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Supremes —— Merry Christmas ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● The Temptations —— Temptin’ Temptations ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Canned Heat —— Living The Blues ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Grateful Dead —— American Beauty ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales —— Hooteroll? ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1971 ● Billy Joel —— Cold Spring Harbor ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Slade —— Slayed? ► Hard Rock
1972 ● The Hollies —— Romany ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Burning Love And Hits From His Movies, Vol. 3 ► Rock n Roll
1972 ● James Taylor —— One Man Dog ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Roxy Music —— Stranded ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Kraftwerk —— Autobahn ► Techno-Rock
1974 ● Scorpions —— Fly To The Rainbow ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1974 ● Poco —— Cantamos ► Country-Rock
1975 ● The Band —— Northern Lights-Southern Cross ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● James Taylor —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Queen —— News Of The World ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Carpenters —— Special Series [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1979 ● Hall & Oates —— X-Static ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Simple Minds —— Real To Real Cacophony ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1979 ● Aerosmith —— Night In The Ruts ► Hard Rock
1979 ● Jefferson Starship —— Freedom At Point Zero ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Themes For Great Cities 79/81 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1982 ● Chic —— Tongue In Chic ► Post-Disco R&B/Pop
1982 ● Phil Collins —— Hello, I Must Be Going! ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Cocteau Twins —— Treasure ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Harry Connick, Jr. —— 20 ► Piano Jazz
1988 ● Ratt —— Reach For The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Glam Metal
1990 ● The Shamen —— En-Tact ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1990 ● Big Audio Dynamite II —— Kool-Aid ► Dance-Rock
1990 ● Steve Earle —— The Hard Way ► Alt. Country
1991 ● Grateful Dead —— Infrared Roses ► Psychedelic Rock
1992 ● Sade —— Love Deluxe [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1994 ● Nirvana —— MTV Unplugged In New York ► Grunge
1994 ● The Black Crowes —— Amorica ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Mariah Carey —— Merry Christmas ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Carly Simon —— Letters Never Sent ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Aerosmith —— Big Ones ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Four Chords And Several Years Ago ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Tom Petty —— Wildflowers ► Album Rock
1995 ● John Hiatt —— Live From Austin, TX ► Roots Rock
1995 ● Incubus —— Fungus Amongus ► Funk Metal
1996 ● East 17 —— Around The World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Kylie Minogue —— Inpossible Princess ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Carbon Leaf —— Ether-Electrified Porch Music ► AA Alt Rock
1999 ● Westlife —— Westlife [UK] ► Teen Pop/Boy Band
2004 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor: A Christmas Album ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● The Tragically Hip —— Hipeponymous ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Nirvana —— Silver: The Best In The Box ► Grunge
2005 ● Santana —— All That I Am ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2011 ● Blouse —— Blouse ► Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia
2011 ● The Beach Boys —— The Smile Sessions ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Journey —— Greatest Hits 2 ► AOR Rock