Albums Released This Week (April 23 – 29)

Albums Released This Week (April 23 – 29)

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 23

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

April 24

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

April 25

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

April 26

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

April 27

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

April 28

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

April 29

The Turtles —— Happy Together ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Ridin’ High ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Temptations —— The Temptations Wish It Would Rain ► Soul – Motown >> 1968
The Doors —— L. A. Woman ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
Alice Cooper —— Lace And Whiskey ► Ballad >> 1977
Van Halen —— Fair Warning ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Replacements —— Hootenanny ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Freddie Mercury —— Mr. Bad Guy ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Santana —— Beyond Appearances ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1985
Tom Petty —— Full Moon Fever ► Album Rock >> 1989
Black Sabbath —— The Sabbath Stones ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Buzzcocks —— All Set ► Punk-Rock >> 1996
Indigo Girls —— Shaming Of The Sun ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Twenty ► Southern Rock >> 1997
The Ataris —— Anywhere But Here ► Pop-Punk >> 1997
The Kentucky Headhunters —— Stompin’ Grounds ► Southern Rock >> 1997
Prince —— Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic ► Dance-Pop >> 2001
Kansas —— Playlist: The Very Best Of Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2008
Madonna —— Hard Candy ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch ► Southern Rock >> 2008
Steve Winwood —— Nine Lives ► Album Rock >> 2008
The Zombies —— Begin Here ► Baroque Pop >> 1965

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  • Nicholas Francis
    Posted at 20:33h, 29 April Reply

    Tom Petty Full Moon Fever was released April 24th 89.

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 19:00h, 30 April Reply

      Hi, Nicholas:

      Wikipedia shows April 24, but AllMusic and Discogs show April 29. MusicBrainz shows April 29 for the vinyl LP, but April 25 for the CD.

      I went with April 29 for my database.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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