Albums Released This Week (October 28 – November 3)

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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 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 ● 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


November 02
1967 ● Cream —— Disraeli Gears ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Willy And The Poor Boys ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● Yes —— Time And A Word ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● John Lennon —— Mind Games ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Miles Davis —— Water Babies ► Jazz/Be-Bop Fusion
1978 ● The Police —— Outlandos d’Amour ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wings Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Marianne Faithfull —— Broken English ► AA Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Damned —— Machine Gun Etiquette ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Rory Gallagher —— Stage Struck ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Re-ac-tor ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Long After Dark ► Album Rock
1987 ● Bryan Ferry —— Bete Noire ► Prog. Rock
1987 ● George Harrison —— Cloud Nine ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Paul McCartney —— All The Best! ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Bad Religion —— No Control ► Punk Rock
1992 ● Madness —— Madstock! ► Ska Revival
1992 ● The Smiths —— …Best II ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Smiths —— Best…I ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Pink Floyd —— Shine On ► Prog Rock
1993 ● Bryan Adams —— So Far So Good ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Kate Bush —— The Red Shoes ► Art Rock
1993 ● Dixie Chicks —— Shouldn’t Have Told You That ► Country-Rock
1993 ● k. d. lang —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Alt Country Rock
1993 ● The Band —— Jericho ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● The Bee Gees —— Size Isn’t Everything ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Frank Zappa —— The Yellow Shark ► 20th Century Classical
1998 ● Bright Eyes —— Letting Off The Happiness ► Indie Rock/Emo
1998 ● Oasis —— The Masterplan ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● Aretha Franklin —— Greatest Hits ► Soul
1998 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vols. 1-2: The Shorts And Longs ► Prog Rock
1999 ● Bane —— It All Comes Down To This ► Hardcore Punk
1999 ● Mariah Carey —— Rainbow ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Counting Crows —— This Desert Life ► AA Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Lovin’ Spoonful —— Live At The Hotel Seville ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Poco —— Running Horse ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Jethro Tull —— Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● 7 Walkers —— 7 Walkers ► Swampadelic Funk
2010 ● No Doubt —— Icon ► Ska-Pop
2010 ● Weezer —— Death To False Metal ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2010 ● Elvis Costello —— National Ransom ► Country-Rock


November 03
1965 ● Elvis Presley —— Harum Scarum ► Rock n Roll
1966 ● The Easybeats —— Volume 3 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1969 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Cream Of The Crop ► Soul
1970 ● Diana Ross —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Hall & Oates —— Abandoned Luncheonette ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Neil Diamond —— Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● America —— History: America’s Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Triumph —— Rock & Roll Machine ► Arena Rock
1978 ● The Jam —— All Mod Cons ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Back On The Right Track ► Soul-Funk
1980 ● ABBA —— Super Trouper ► Euro-Pop
1980 ● Whitesnake —— Live…In The Heart Of The City ► Arena Rock
1980 ● Neil Young —— Hawks & Doves ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Church —— Temperature Drop In Down Town Winterland [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
1986 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Your Funeral…My Trial ► Post-punk Alt Rock
1986 ● Kool & The Gang —— Forever ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● Kim Wilde —— Another Step ► Hi-NRG
1986 ● John Lennon —— Menlove Ave. ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young —— American Dream ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Rage Against The Machine —— Rage Against The Machine ► Rap-Metal
1992 ● Bon Jovi —— Keep The Faith ► Arena Rock
1992 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Grand Funk Railroad ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1976–1986 ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Angra —— Angels Cry ► Heavy Metal/Brazilian Metal
1997 ● Front Line Assembly —— [FLA]vour Of The Week ► Industrial Rock
1997 ● Queen —— Queen Rocks ► Glam Rock
1998 ● Beck —— Mutations ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● Eddie Money —— Greatest Hits Live: The Encore Collection ► Album Rock
1998 ● The Shamen —— UV ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1998 ● The Bee Gees —— One Night Only ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Security ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Duran Duran —— Greatest ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2000 ● Vintersorg —— Cosmic Genesis ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
2009 ● Foo Fighters —— Greatest Hits ► Grunge Rock
2009 ● Weezer —— Raditude ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2009 ● Nirvana —— Live In Reading ► Grunge
2009 ● REO Speedwagon —— Not So Silent Night…Christmas With REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock