Albums Released This Week (October 5 – 11)

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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 05
1968 ● Muddy Waters —— Electric Mud ► Electric Blues
1970 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin III ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Elton John —— Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bryan Ferry —— These Foolish Things ► Prog. Rock
1973 ● The Rolling Stones —— No Stone Unturned ► Blues-rock
1979 ● The Police —— Reggatta De Blanc ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● Joe Jackson —— I’m The Man ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1979 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia [Sndtrk] ► British Rock
1980 ● Killing Joke —— Killing Joke ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Kollaps ► Industrial Electronica
1981 ● Saxon —— Denim And Leather ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Depeche Mode —— Speak & Spell ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● J. Geils Band —— You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Mike + The Mechanics ► Brit Pop-Rock
1987 ● Terence Trent D’Arby —— Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby ► Pop-R&B
1987 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Heaven On Earth ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Legend ► Southern Rock
1990 ● Galaxie 500 —— This Is Our Music ► Dream Pop
1990 ● The Go-Go’s —— Greatest ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● American Music Club —— Everclear ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Heart —— Rock The House Live! ► Album Rock
1992 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Twice Upon A Time: The Singles ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Angel Heart ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1993 ● The Afghan Whigs —— Gentlemen ► Post-Punk
1993 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Real ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Def Leppard —— Retro Active ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Redd Kross —— Phaseshifter ► Alt. Power Pop
1993 ● Uncle Tupelo —— Anodyne ► Alt. Country
1996 ● Republica —— Republica [UK] ► Punk Rock/Techno-Pop
1998 ● Ash —— Nu-Clear Sounds [UK] ► Punk-Pop
1999 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Breakdown ► Roots Rock
1999 ● Brenda Lee —— Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ► Country-Pop
1999 ● XTC —— Homespun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● The Band —— The Best Of The Band, Vol. II ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Korn —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Soul Asylum —— After The Flood: Live From The Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2004 ● R.E.M. —— Around The Sun ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Son Volt —— Okemah & The Melody Of Riot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2012 ● The Stranglers —— Giants ► Punk-Rock

October 06
1969 ● Jack Bruce —— Songs For A Tailor ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1972 ● Genesis —— Foxtrot ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Song for Juli ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Hawkwind —— Hawklords – 25 Years On ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Rachel Sweet —— Fool Around ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1982 ● Lionel Richie —— Lionel Richie ► Soul-Dance
1983 ● George Strait —— Right Or Wrong ► Classic Country
1986 ● A-Ha —— Scoundrel Days ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● Metal Church —— The Dark ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● R.E.M. —— Automatic For The People ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Joan Baez —— Play Me Backwards ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Soul Asylum —— Grave Dancer’s Union ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Tragically Hip —— Fully Completely ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Songs Of Freedom ► Roots Reggae
1997 ● Aphex Twin —— Come To Daddy ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1998 ● Manu Chao —— Clandestino ► Latin Reggae
1998 ● Son Volt —— Wide Swing Tremelo ► Alt. Country-rock
1998 ● John Mellencamp —— John Mellencamp ► Roots Rock
2002 ● Kansas —— Device-Voice-Drum ► Prog/Arena Rock
2008 ● Oasis —— Dig Out Your Soul ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2008 ● The Clash —— Live At Shea Sadium ► Punk
2008 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Everclear —— In A Different Light ► Grunge-Punk
2009 ● Kiss —— Sonic Boom ► Hard Rock

October 07
1963 ● The Beach Boys —— Little Deuce Coupe ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● XTC —— 3D EP ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1978 ● Dire Straits —— Dire Straits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1978 ● Heart —— Dog & Butterfly ► Album Rock
1981 ● Loverboy —— Get Lucky ► Arena Rock
1982 ● Supertramp —— …Famous Last Words… ► Prog/Art Rock
1983 ● John Cougar Mellencamp —— Uh-Huh ► Roots Rock
1985 ● Cilla Black —— Surprisimngly Cilla ► Pop-Rock
1986 ● Slayer —— Reign In Blood ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Talking Heads —— True Stories ► New Wave Art-Rock
1987 ● Exodus —— Pleasures Of The Flesh ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Metal Church —— Hanging In The Balance ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1996 ● The Shamen —— Hempton Manor ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
1997 ● Janet Jackson —— The Velvet Rope ► Pop-Soul
1997 ● Everclear —— So Much For The Afterglow ► Grunge-Punk
1997 ● Leonard Cohen —— More Of The Best Of Leonard Cohen ► Soft Rock
1997 ● Blondie —— Picture This Live ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1997 ● Steve Earle —— El Corazón ► Alt. Country
1997 ● The Four Tops —— The Ultimate Collection ► Soul – Motown
1997 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M.: In The Attic – Alternative Recordings 1985-1989 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deepest End: Live In Concert ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2003 ● Mötley Crüe —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Mötley Crüe ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live In Auburn, WA ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Styx —— 21st Century Live ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Twisted Sister —— A Twisted Christmas ► Hair Metal
2008 ● Natalie Cole —— Caroling, Caroling: Christmas With Natalie Cole ► Holiday Soul-Pop
2008 ● The Pretenders —— Break Up The Concrete ► Post-Punk
2014 ● Jackson Browne —— Standing In The Breach ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Norah Jones —— Little Broken Hearts ► Jazz-Pop Vocals

October 08
1965 ● Dusty Springfield —— Ev’rything’s Coming Up Dusty ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● The Move —— Message From The Country ► Pop Psychedelic
1971 ● Hawkwind —— In Search Of Space ► Space Rock
1971 ● The Hollies —— Distant Light [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Billy Preston —— Music Is My Life ► Soul-Funk
1974 ● The Moody Blues —— This Is The Moody Blues [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● Diana Ross —— Mahogany ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Talking Heads —— Remain In Light ► New Wave Art-Rock
1980 ● Prince —— Dirty Mind ► Dance-Pop
1981 ● Joy Division —— Still ► Post-Punk
1981 ● Mike Love —— Looking Back With Love ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Presents The Rise & Fall ► Ska
1982 ● Diamond Head —— Borrowed Time ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1984 ● The Fall —— The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 3: September 85 – June 87 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreux ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Van Morrison —— Enlightenment ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Primal Scream —— Screamadelica ► Indie Rock
1991 ● 2 Live Crew —— Sports Weekend ► East Coast Rap
1991 ● Pixies —— Trompe Le Monde ► Garage Rock
1991 ● Soundgarden —— Badmotorfinger ► Grunge Rock
1991 ● Eric Clapton —— 24 Nights ► Blues-Rock
1991 ● John Mellencamp —— Whenever We Wanted ► Roots Rock
1992 ● Simple Minds —— Glittering Prize 81/92 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1993 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— A Bigger Piece Of Sky ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Karen Carpenter —— Karen Carpenter ► Easy Listening
1996 ● Chemlab —— East Side Militia ► Industrial Rock
1996 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Christmas Island ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Chris Isaak —— Baja Sessions ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Colin James —— National Steel ► Blues-Rock
2001 ● Simple Minds —— Neon Lights ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2002 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Velocity Of Sound ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2002 ● Gov’t Mule —— The Deep End, Vol. 2 ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2002 ● Slaughter —— Then and Now: Slaughter ► Hair Metal
2002 ● Bon Jovi —— Bounce ► Arena Rock
2002 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The Last DJ ► Album Rock

October 09
1969 ● Carpenters —— Ticket To Ride ► Soft Rock
1969 ● The Easybeats —— Best of The Easybeats – Volume 2 ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● Cream —— Heavy Cream ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Cyan ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1977 ● Ashford & Simpson —— Send It ► Disco
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Killing Machine ► Heavy Metal
1978 ● Judas Priest —— Hell Bent For Leather ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Boomtown Rats —— The Fine Art Of Surfacing ► New Wave Post-Punk
1984 ● Armored Saint —— March Of The Saint ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Devo —— Shout ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave
1986 ● KBC Band —— KBC Band ► Album Rock
1987 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Tunnel Of Love ► Album Rock
1989 ● Kylie Minogue —— Enjoy Yourself ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Book Of Days ► Post-Punk New Wave
1990 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Shooting Straight In The Dark ► Country-Folk
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 4: February 89 – May 90 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Styx —— Edge Of The Century ► Prog/Art Rock
2000 ● Placebo —— Black Market Music ► Alt Rock/Glam Punk
2000 ● Godspeed You Black Emperor! —— Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ► Instrumental/Experimental
2001 ● The Strokes —— Is This It ► Punk Revival
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Ten New Songs ► Soft Rock
2007 ● Karla Bonoff —— Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Eric Clapton —— Complete Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2012 ● Don Felder —— Road To Forever ► Country-Rock
2012 ● Rick Springfield —— Songs For The End Of The World ► Power Pop
2012 ● Kiss —— Monster ► Hard Rock
2015 ● The Zombies —— Still Giot That Hunger ► Art Rock

October 10
1960 ● Brenda Lee —— This Is…Brenda ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Ventures —— Walk, Don’t Run, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1966 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Elvis Presley —— Clambake ► Pop-Rock/Country-Pop
1969 ● King Crimson —— In The Court Of The Crimson King ► Prog Rock
1969 ● Frank Zappa —— Hot Rats ► Art Rock
1969 ● The Kinks —— Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) ► British Rock
1970 ● Pink Floyd —— Atom Heart Mother ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Ventures —— 10th Anniversary Album ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Carpenters —— GEM I [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Renaissance —— Ashes Are Burning ► Prog Rock
1975 ● Deep Purple —— Come Taste The Band ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Easybeats —— The Shame Just Drained ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The River ► Album Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann —— Chance ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Chance ► British Rock
1980 ● Thin Lizzy —— Chinatown ► Hard Rock
1981 ● UB40 —— Present Arms In Dub ► Reggae-Dub
1983 ● Culture Club —— Colour By Numbers ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Triumph —— Stages ► Arena Rock
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● John Lennon —— Imagine: John Lennon ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● U2 —— Rattle And Hum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Truth In A Structured Form ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Indigo Girls —— Strange Fire ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of Dark Horse (1976-1989) ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● The Jesus Lizard —— Liar ► Alt Rock/Noise Rock
1994 ● Annihilator —— King Of The Kill ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Suede —— Dog Man Star ► Brit Pop
1995 ● No Doubt —— Tragic Kingdom ► Ska-Pop
1995 ● Jack Bruce —— Monkjack ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1995 ● Cowboy Junkies —— 200 More Miles, Live Performances 1985 – 1994 ► Alt. Rock
1995 ● Idle Wilds —— Dumb, Gifted And Beautiful ► Power Pop
1995 ● Janet Jackson —— Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 ► Pop-Soul
1995 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Time ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! II ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Blackmail —— Blackmail ► Post-Grunge/Kraut Rock
2000 ● Catch 22 —— Alone In A Crowd ► Post-Punk/Third Wave Ska
2000 ● The Church —— Triple Set ► Alt. Power Pop
2000 ● The Tubes —— Tubes World Tour 2001 ► Alt. Rock
2006 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Take The Weather With You ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Rod Stewart —— Still The Same: Great Rock Classics Of Our Time ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Sting —— Songs From The Labyrinth ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● James Taylor —— James Taylor At Christmas ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Radiohead —— In Rainbows ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Peter Gabriel —— New Blood ► Prog Rock

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