Albums Released This Week (September 27 – October 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):

September 27
1968 ● Chad & Jeremy —— The Ark ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Status Quo —— Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo ► British Rock
1972 ● Cat Stevens —— Catch Bull At Four ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● Harry Chapin —— Portrait Gallery ► Folk-Pop
1982 ● The Fall —— Room To Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!) ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Depeche Mode —— A Broken Frame ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Alphaville —— Forever Young ► New Wave synth pop
1986 ● Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● New Order —— The John Peel Sessions I ► Alt Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Squier —— Enough Is Enough ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance
1994 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Under The Table And Dreaming ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Walter Becker —— 11 Tracks Of Whack ► Jazz-Rock
1994 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Strategem ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— In The Hot Seat ► Progressive Rock
1994 ● Brandy Norwood —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing
1994 ● The Moody Blues —— Time Traveler ► Prog Rock
1994 ● R.E.M. —— Monster ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1996 ● Sasha & John Digwood —— Northern Exposure ► Progressive House/Trance
1999 ● Cocteau Twins —— BBC Sessions ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish)
2001 ● Billy Joel —— Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions – Music for Solo Piano ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Big Star —— In Space ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Toni Braxton —— Libra ► Soul-Pop
2005 ● John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock
2005 ● Robert Palmer —— Legend: Live On Stage ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2005 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Heartbreak Beat ► Post-Punk New Wave
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Give Me A Future ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Boz Scaggs —— Fade Into Light ► Pop-Soul
2005 ● Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● The Band —— The Musical History [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Everclear —— Return To Santa Monica ► Grunge-Punk
2011 ● Machine Head —— Unto The Locust ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2011 ● Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop
2011 ● Youth Lagoon —— The Year Of Hibernation ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails Remixed ► Prog/Art Rock

September 28
1973 ● Slade —— Sladest ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Status Quo —— Hello! ► British Rock
1976 ● Stevie Wonder —— Songs In The Key Of Life ► Pop-R&B
1978 ● Black Sabbath —— Never Say Die! ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Alice Cooper —— DaDa ► Art Rock
1987 ● Depeche Mode —— Music For The Masses ► Synth-Pop
1987 ● Alice Cooper —— Raise Your Fist And Yell ► Art Rock
1987 ● Wet Wet Wet —— Popped In Souled Out ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1988 ● MC Hammer —— Let’s Get It Started ► Hip-Hop
1992 ● Brian May —— Back To The Light [UK] ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Anal Cunt —— Morbid Florist ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1993 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live Seeds ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Police —— Message in A Box: The Complete Recordings ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon 1964/1993 ► Folk-Pop
1998 ● PJ Harvey —— Is This Desire? ► Indie Rock
1998 ● Depeche Mode —— The Singles 86>98 ► Synth-Pop
1999 ● Creed —— Human Clay ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
1999 ● Tony Bennett —— Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool ► Easy Listening
1999 ● The Church —— Under The Milky Way: The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Indigo Girls —— Come On Now Social ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Specials —— Ghost Town Live ► Ska Revival
1999 ● Sting —— Brand New Day ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● ZZ Top —— XXX ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Buzzcocks —— The Complete Singles Anthology ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky Live ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Iggy Pop —— Ultimate Live ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2004 ● Mark Knopfler —— Shangri-La ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Joss Stone —— Mind, Body & Soul ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul)
2009 ● Mariah Carey —— Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Slade —— Live At The BBC ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Tina Turner —— Tina Live ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop
2010 ● Soundgarden —— Telephantasm ► Grunge Rock
2010 ● The Doobie Brothers —— World Gone Crazy ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Neil Young —— Le Noise ► Folk-Rock
2018 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— An American Treasure ► Classic Rock

September 29
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Goin’ Back To Indiana ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Glorified Magnified ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Rush —— All The World’s A Stage ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Billy Joel —— The Stranger ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Kool & The Gang —— Celebrate! ► Disco-Funk
1980 ● Stevie Wonder —— Hotter Than July ► Pop-R&B
1981 ● Carly Simon —— Torch ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Core ► Arena Rock
1986 ● The Fall —— Bend Sinister ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● New Order —— Brotherhood ► Power Pop
1986 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— The Pacific Age ► New Wave Synth Pop
1986 ● Chicago —— Chicago 18 ► Jazz-Rock
1987 ● The Smiths —— Strangeways, Here We Come ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Uplift Mofo Party Plan ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Dirt ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1992 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Our Time In Eden ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Aretha Franklin —— Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings ► Soul
1992 ● Peter Gabriel —— Us ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Rammstein —— Herzeleid ► Industrial/Krautrock
1997 ● The Fall —— Levitate ► Post-Punk
1997 ● Simple Minds —— The Promised ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1997 ● The Verve —— Urban Hymns ► Psych Rock/Britpop
1997 ● The Rolling Stones —— Bridges To Babylon ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● AFI —— A Fire Inside ► Hardcore Punk
1998 ● Judas Priest —— 98 Live Meltdown ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Peter Wolf —— Fool’s Parade ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Elvis Costello And Burt Bacharach —— Painted From Memory ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Joni Mitchell —— Taming The Tiger ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Alice In Chains —— Black Gives Way To Blue ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2009 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Great American Bubble Factory ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— God & Guns ► Southern Rock

September 30
1963 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● Three Dog Night —— Harmony ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1972 ● Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1979 ● Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska
1985 ● Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1985 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock
1991 ● Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM
1991 ● Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Natalie Cole —— Twin Best Now ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal
1994 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll
1996 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
1997 ● Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Ragpicker’s Dream ► Roots Rock
2002 ● The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country
2003 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Best Of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
2008 ● Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Dion —— Heroes: Giants Of Early Guitar Rock ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Tina Turner —— Tina!/The Collected Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● Boz Scaggs —— Speak Low ► R&B/Blues-Rock
2011 ● Kool & The Gang —— Back To Back ► Funk
2013 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Rush —— The Studio Albums 1989-2007 ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Melissa Etheridge —— This Is M.E. ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Lucinda Williams —— Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Bryan Adams —— Tracks Of My Years ► Pop-Rock

October 01
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— G.I. Blues ► Rock n Roll
1961 ● Elvis Presley —— Blue Hawaii ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Present ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● John Cale —— Fear ► Art Rock
1975 ● Rory Gallagher —— Against The Grain ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● John Mellencamp (Johnny Cougar) —— Chestnut Street Incident ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Styx —— Crystal Ball ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● The Runaways —— Waitin’ For The Night ► Punk Rock
1978 ● Rory Gallagher —— Photo-Finish ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Slade —— Return To Base ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Cocteau Twins —— Lullabies [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● The Damned —— Strawberries ► Punk-Rock
1982 ● Marvin Gaye —— Midnight Love ► Soul
1984 ● U2 —— The Unforgettable Fire ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth ► Punk-rock
1984 ● Chaka Khan —— I Feel For You ► Funk
1984 ● Midnight Oil —— Red Sails In The Sunset ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Romeo Void —— Instincts ► Post-Punk
1984 ● The Ramones —— Too Tough To Die ► Punk-Rock
1986 ● John Fogerty —— Eye Of The Zombie ► Folk-Rock
1988 ● Lennie Gallant —— Breakwater ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Iron Maiden —— No Prayer For The Dying ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Dannii Minogue —— Dannii ► Pop/Freestyle
1990 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Hope Chest: The Fredonia Recordings 1982-1983 ► Folk-Rock
1990 ● Elton John —— The Very Best of Elton John [1990] ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Cheap Trick —— The Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
1991 ● Prince & The New Power Generation —— Diamonds And Pearls ► Soul-Funk
1993 ● Marduk —— Those Of The Unlight ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1994 ● Natalie Cole —— Holly & Ivy ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Edge Of Sanity —— Purgatory Afterglow ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1995 ● East 17 —— Up All Night ► Dance-Pop
1996 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Yourself Or Someone Like You ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Bad Brains —— Black Dots ► Post-Punk/Hardcore
1996 ● Thompson Twins —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1996 ● Curtis Mayfield —— New World Order ► Soul/Funk
1996 ● Nirvana —— From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah ► Grunge
1997 ● Carbon Leaf —— Shadows In The Banquet Hall ► AA Alt Rock
1999 ● Eighteen Visions —— No Time For Love ► Metalcore
2001 ● Kylie Minogue —— Fever ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Elton John —— Songs From The West Coast ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Matthew Sweet —— To Understand: The Early Recordings Of Matthew Sweet ► Power Pop
2002 ● Weather Report —— Live And Unreleased ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2004 ● Frank Zappa —— Joe’s Domage ► Jazz Rock
2007 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Best Of The Psychedelic Furs ► Post-Punk New Wave

October 02
1961 ● The Ventures —— The Colorful Ventures ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1964 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks [UK] ► British Rock
1964 ● The Kinks —— You Really Got Me ► British Rock
1971 ● Dolly Parton —— Coat Of Many Colors ► Country
1971 ● J. Geils Band —— The Morning After ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Barry White —— Stone Gon’ ► Soul
1975 ● Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart —— Bongo Fury ► Art Rock
1978 ● Chicago —— Hot Streets ► Jazz-Rock
1978 ● Neil Young —— Comes A Time ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Survival ► Roots Reggae
1981 ● The Police —— Ghost In The Machine ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1984 ● The Replacements —— Let It Be ► College Rock
1984 ● Bathory —— Bathory ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1984 ● Sheena Easton —— A Private Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Kinks —— UK Jive ► British Rock
1989 ● Neil Young —— Freedom ► Blues-Rock
1990 ● Tiffany —— New Inside ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Iron Maiden —— The X Factor ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● Richard Marx —— The Best Of Richard Marx ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2001 ● Machine Head —— Supercharger ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2001 ● The Rembrandts —— Lost Together ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Billy Joel —— The Essential Billy Joel ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Matchbox Twenty —— Exile On Mainstream ► Alt. Rock
2007 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● John Fogerty —— Revival ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Magic ► Heartland Rock
2012 ● Motörhead —— The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else ► Heavy Metal
2012 ● The Tragically Hip —— Now For Plan A ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Heart —— Fanatic ► Album Rock
2012 ● Van Morrison —— Born To Sing: No Plan B ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Janet Jackson —— Unbreakable ► Pop-Soul

October 03
1960 ● The Kingston Trio —— The Last Month Of The Year ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Merle Haggard —— Mama Tried ► Classic Country
1975 ● George Harrison —— Extra Texture (Read All About It) [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● The Who —— The Who By Numbers ► British Rock
1977 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— Out Of The Blue ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis In Concert ► Adult Contemporary
1980 ● Diamond Head —— Lightning To The Nations ► Heavy Metal (Brit New Wave)
1980 ● The Police —— Zenyatta Mondatta ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Lindsey Buckingham —— Law And Order ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Genesis —— Genesis ► Prog Rock
1988 ● Keith Richards —— Talk Is Cheap ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Otis Day & The Knights —— Shout ► Soul
1989 ● Jack Bruce —— A Question Of Time ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1989 ● Tracy Chapman —— Crossroads ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Mark Knopfler —— Last Exit To Brooklyn [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville —— Cry Like A Rainstorm – Howl Like The Wind ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Blind Guardian —— Tales From The Twilight World ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1991 ● Scarface —— Mr. Scarface Is Back ► Gangsta Rap
1994 ● The Cranberries —— No Need To Argue ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Brenda Lee —— The Very Best With Love ► Country-Pop
1994 ● Twisted Sister —— Live At Hammersmith ► Hair Metal
1995 ● Mariah Carey —— Daydream ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Radiohead —— Kid A ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Luis Miguel —— Vivo ► Latin Pop
2000 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Sibling Rivalry ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Paul Simon —— You’re The One ► Folk-Pop
2005 ● New Order —— Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Royal Albert Hall May 2-3-5-6, 2005 ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Evanescence —— The Open Door ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Home For Christmas ► Pop-Rock

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