Albums Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

Albums Released This Week (April 22 – 28)

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):


April 22
1968 ● The Monkees —— The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Iron Butterfly —— Live ► Psychedelic Rock
1971 ● Merle Haggard —— Hag ► Country Classics
1971 ● The Temptations —— Sky’s The Limit ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● J. Geils Band —— Blow Your Face Out ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Heart —— Magazine ► Album Rock
1985 ● Prince —— Around The World In A Day ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Fall —— Shift-Work ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Alison Moyet —— Hoodoo [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1992 ● The Samples —— No Room ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Stratovarius —— Episode ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1997 ● Asia —— Live ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Mary J. Blige —— Share My World ► Hip Hop Soul
1997 ● Son Volt —— Straightaways ► Alt. Country-Rock
1997 ● Boston —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1997 ● Chicago —— The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 ► Jazz-Rock
2002 ● Black Sabbath —— Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Black Label Society —— The Blessed Hellride ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Matthew Sweet —— Kimi Ga Suki ► Power Pop
2003 ● Whitesnake —— Best! ► Arena Rock
2003 ● The Yardbirds —— Birdland ► Blues Rock
2003 ● Madonna —— American Life ► Dance-Pop
2007 ● Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2008 ● Whitesnake —— Good To Be Bad ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Elvis Costello And The Imposters —— Momofuku ► Roots Rock
2009 ● Carpenters —— 40/40 ► Easy Listening
2013 ● Whitesnake —— Made In Japan ► Arena Rock


April 23
1969 ● Joe Cocker —— With A Little Help From My Friends ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sticky Fingers ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Down The Road ► Country-Rock
1976 ● The Ramones —— The Ramones ► Punk-Rock
1976 ● Burning Spear —— Marcus Garvey ► Reggae-Folk
1976 ● Gentle Giant —— Interview [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Rolling Stones —— Black And Blue ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● Judas Priest —— Sin After Sin ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan At Budokan ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Madness —— Complete Madness ► Ska
1985 ● Men at Work —— Two Hearts ► Synth-Pop
1985 ● Various Artists —— We Are The World (USA For Africa) ► Album Rock
1987 ● Death Angel —— The Ultra-Violence ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1987 ● Dave Mason —— Two Hearts ► Prog Rock
1990 ● Dead Milkmen —— Metaphysical Grafitti ► Punk-Rock
1990 ● Inspiral Carpets —— Life ► Indie Rock/Madchester
1991 ● Michael Bolton —— Time, Love & Tenderness ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Various Artists —— Deadicated ► Jam Bands
1991 ● Joe Walsh —— Ordinary Average Guy ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Hootie & The Blowfish —— Fairweather Johnson ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Babasónicos —— Miami ► Latin Rock/Rap
2002 ● The Knack —— Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse ► Power Pop
2002 ● Wilco —— Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ► Alt. Country-Rock
2002 ● Elvis Costello —— When I Was Cruel ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2002 ● Supertramp —— Slow Motion ► Prog/Art Rock
2003 ● The Monkees —— The Best Of The Monkees ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Bob Dylan —— Together Through Life ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Asia —— Omega ► Prog Rock
2012 ● Cilla Black —— Complete Cilla (1963-1973) ► Pop-Rock
2012 ● Peter Gabriel —— Live Blood ► Prog Rock


April 24
1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Young Girl ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● David Bowie —— Diamond Dogs ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Cameo —— Cameosis ► Soul-Funk
1990 ● World Party —— Goodbye Jumbo ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Helloween —— Better Than Raw ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
2000 ● Jessica Simpson —— Sweet Kisses [UK] ► Tenn Dance-Pop
2001 ● Janet Jackson —— All for You ► Pop-Soul
2001 ● The Bee Gees —— This Is Where I Came In ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris —— All The Roadrunning ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Patti Smith —— Twelve ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Lou Reed —— Hudson River Wind Meditations ► Art Rock


April 25
1969 ● The Moody Blues —— On The Threshold Of A Dream ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Stampede ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● 10cc —— Deceptive Bends ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— Bad Girls ► Disco
1980 ● Black Sabbath —— Heaven And Hell ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Exodus —— Bonded By Blood ► Heavy Metal
1988 ● Soul Asylum —— Hang Time ► Alt. Rock/Garage Rock
1994 ● Blur —— Parklife ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1994 ● David Bowie —— Santa Monica ’72 ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bob Dylan —— MTV Unplugged ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● King Crimson —— THRAK ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Little Feat —— Ain’t Had Enough Fun ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Parliament —— Live 1976-93 ► Funk
2000 ● Toni Braxton —— The Heat ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Blondie —— Livid [UK] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2000 ● Donovan —— Summer Day Reflection Songs ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Neil Young —— Silver & Gold ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Gutterflower ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2005 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Let Love In ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2006 ● Rush —— Gold ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Bruce Springsteen —— We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions ► Folk-Rock


April 26
1970 ● The Supremes —— Right On ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● X —— Los Angeles ► Punk-Rock (L.A.)
1982 ● Bucks Fizz —— Are You Ready ► Europop-Dance
1982 ● Paul McCartney —— Tug Of War ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— “Weird Al” Yankovic ► Comedy/Parody
1985 ● Hooters —— Nervous Night ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1988 ● k. d. lang —— Shadowland ► Alt Country Rock
1988 ● Honeymoon Suite —— Racing After Midnight ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Frank Zappa —— Guitar ► Instrumental Rock
1989 ● Richard Marx —— Repeat Offender ► AA Pop-Rock
1991 ● The Bodeans —— Black And White ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Luther Vandross —— Power Of Love ► Smooth Soul
1993 ● The Fall —— The Infotainment Scan ► Post-Punk
1994 ● Johnny Cash —— American Recordings ► Traditional Country
1994 ● Live —— Throwing Copper ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
1994 ● Fleetwood Mac —— In Chicago 1969 ► Electric Blues
1994 ● Jimi Hendrix —— Blues ► Blues-Rock
1999 ● Children Of Bodom —— Hatebreeder ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1963-1965 ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● New Order —— Waiting For The Siren’s Call ► Alt Pop-Rock
2005 ● Cream —— Gold ► Blues-Rock
2005 ● Joni Mitchell —— Songs Of A Prairie Girl ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Devils & Dust ► Heartland Rock
2006 ● Soul Asylum —— Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Steve Earle —— I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive ► Alt. Country
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Singles 1971-2006 ► Blues-Rock
2013 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Three In The Attic ► Folk-Pop


April 27
1968 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— Dance To The Music ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● Weather Report —— Sweetnighter ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1979 ● Heatwave —— Hot Property ► Funk/Disco
1981 ● The Fall —— Slates [EP] ► Post-Punk
1983 ● The B-52’s —— Whammy! ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Slade —— You Boyz Make Big Noize ► Hard Rock
1987 ● David Bowie —— Never Let Me Down ► Glam Rock
1987 ● R.E.M. —— Dead Letter Office ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Pat Benatar —— True Love ► Hard Rock/Jump Blues
1992 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Henry’s Dream ► Alt Rock
1992 ● XTC —— Nonsuch ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Vince Neil —— Exposed ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal
1993 ● Porno For Pyros —— Porno For Pyros ► Alt Rock
1998 ● Massive Attack —— Mezzanine ► Trip-Hop
1998 ● Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1999 ● AFI —— Black Sails EP ► Hardcore Punk
2000 ● Immortal —— Damned In Black ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
2004 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Naked ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Patti Smith —— Trampin’ ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Carly Simon —— This Kind Of Love ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Fearless Love ► Roots Rock


April 28
1969 ● Chicago —— Chicago Transit Authority ► Jazz-Rock
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— What Love Has…Joined Together ► Soul – Motown
1980 ● Alice Cooper —— Flush The Fashion ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Grateful Dead —— Go To Heaven ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Marshall Crenshaw —— Marshall Crenshaw ► Power Pop
1992 ● Tracy Chapman —— Matters Of The Heart ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Annie Lennox —— Diva ► Adult Alternative Pop-Rock
1995 ● Fair Warning —— Rainmaker ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Stratovarius —— Visions ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal
1998 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1998 ● Big Pun —— Capital Punishment ► Latino Rap
1998 ● Children Of Bodom —— Something Wild ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1998 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Before These Crowded Streets ► AA Pop-Rock
1998 ● Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts —— Spin This ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Don’t Stop The Carnival ► Folk-Rock
1998 ● Jefferson Airplane —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● The Monkees —— The Monkees Anthology ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Stevie Nicks —— Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Yes —— Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ► Prog Rock
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Black Crowes —— Warpaint Live ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Various Artists —— Playing For Change: Songs Around The World ► Worldbeat
2013 ● The Ramona Flowers —— Lust And Lies [EP] ► Dream Pop
2015 ● Eric Clapton —— Forever Man ► Blues-Rock

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