Albums Released This Week (April 9 – 15)

Albums Released This Week (April 9 – 15)

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 09

Bob Dylan —— Nashville Skyline ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Dr. John —— Remedies ► Blues-Rock >> 1970
Queen —— Queen II ► Prog Rock >> 1974
America —— Hideaway ► Folk-Rock >> 1976
Natalie Cole —— Natalie ► Soul-Pop >> 1976
Rainbow —— Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Arena Rock >> 1978
Squeeze —— Cool For Cats ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1979
Elton John —— Jump Up! ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
R.E.M. —— Reckoning ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1984
Billy Squier —— Creatures Of Habit ► Hard Rock >> 1991
Roxette —— Crash! Boom! Bang! ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Chino XL —— Here To Save You All ► Hardcore Rap >> 1996
Bonnie Raitt —— Silver Lining ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Neil Young Featuring Booker T. & The M.G.’s —— Are You Passionate? ► Rock & Soul >> 2002
Roy Buchanan —— Strange Kind Of Feeling ► Blues-Rock >> 2002
Motörhead —— Hammered ► Heavy Metal >> 2004

April 10

Elvis Presley —— It Happened At The World’s Fair ► Rock n Roll >> 1963
The Beatles —— The Beatles’ Second Album ► Pop-Rock >> 1964
Dusty Springfield —— From Dusty With Love ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Elton John —— Elton John ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Miles Davis —— Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1970
Carpenters —— Golden Prize Volume II [Japan] ► Easy Listening >> 1974
Supertramp —— Even In The Quietest Moments ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1977
Jethro Tull —— Heavy Horses ► Prog Rock >> 1978
The Cure —— Faith ► Post-Punk >> 1981
Jethro Tull —— The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1982
Scorpions —— Blackout ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1982
The Cult —— Sonic Temple ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Fleetwood Mac —— Behind The Mask ► Pop-Rock >> 1990
Laura Branigan —— Laura Branigan ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Hives —— Veni Vidi Vicious ► Garage Rock >> 2000
Whitesnake —— The Early Years ► Arena Rock >> 2004
Brenda Lee —— Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends ► Country-Pop >> 2007
Bonnie Raitt —— Slipstream ► Blues-Rock >> 2012

April 11

Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Mardi Gras ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
The Beach Boys —— Love You ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Whitesnake —— Come An’ Get It ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Sirens ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1983
The Who —— Two’s Missing ► Hard Rock >> 1987
Butthole Surfers —— Hairway To Steven ► Post-Punk Hardcore >> 1988
Iron Maiden —— Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Celtic Frost —— Vanity/Nemesis ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Pavement —— Wowee Zowee ► Garage Rock >> 1995
Bad Manners —— Special Brew ► Ska Revival >> 2000
No Doubt —— Return Of Saturn ► Ska-Pop >> 2000
Queen —— Stone Cold Classics ► Glam Rock >> 2006
Asia —— Phoenix ► Prog Rock >> 2008
Judas Priest —— The Essential Judas Priest ► Heavy Metal >> 2008
Bob Dylan —— In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 ► Folk-Rock >> 2011

April 12

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Dance Party ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
The Supremes —— We Remember Sam Cooke ► Soul – Motown >> 1965
Stevie Wonder —— Where I’m Coming From ► Pop-R&B >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Maybe Tomorrow ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Stephen Stills & Manassas —— Manassas ► Folk-Rock >> 1972
J. Geils Band —— Bloodshot ► Blues-Rock >> 1973
Poco —— Seven ► Country-Rock >> 1974
Bob Seger —— Beautiful Loser ► Heartland Rock >> 1975
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— Live Bullet ► Heartland Rock >> 1976
John Mellencamp (John Cougar) —— American Fool ► Roots Rock >> 1982
Rush —— Grace Under Pressure ► Arena Rock >> 1984
Cheap Trick —— Lap Of Luxury ► Hard Rock/Power Pop >> 1988
Neil Young & The Bluenotes —— This Note’s For You ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
Bruce Springsteen —— In Concert/MTV Unplugged ► Album Rock >> 1993
David Gray —— A Century Ends ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
All-4-One —— All-4-One ► Contemporary Soul >> 1994
Hole —— Live Through This ► Grunge >> 1994
Motörhead —— Live At Brixton ’87 ► Heavy Metal >> 1994
Golden Earring —— Paradise In Distress ► Hard Rock >> 1999
Nightmares On Wax —— Carboot Soul ► Electronic/Trip Hop >> 1999
Supertramp —— It Was The Best Of Times ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1999
New Order —— In Sessions ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 2004
Foo Fighters —— Wasting Light ► Grunge Rock >> 2011
Counting Crows —— Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2012

April 13

Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Farewell ► Soul >> 1970
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Catch A Fire ► Roots Reggae >> 1973
David Bowie —— Aladdin Sane ► Glam Rock >> 1973
Michael Jackson —— Music & Me ► Soul Ballad >> 1973
Aretha Franklin —— Almighty Fire ► Soul >> 1978
Thin Lizzy —— Black Rose: A Rock Legend ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Billy Squier —— Don’t Say No ► Hard Rock >> 1981
The Church —— Of Skins And Heart ► Alt. Power Pop >> 1981
R.E.M. —— Murmur ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1983
Carly Simon —— Coming Around Again ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Fleetwood Mac —— Tango In The Night ► Pop-Rock >> 1987
Johnny Cash —— Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town ► Trad Country >> 1987
Glass Tiger —— Diamond Sun ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
The Cross —— Shove It ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Chris Isaak —— San Francisco Days ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1993
Warren Zevon —— Learning To Flinch ► Pop-Rock >> 1993
Desmond Dekker & The Specials —— King Of Kings ► Ska Revival >> 1995
Bruce Springsteen —— 18 Tracks ► Album Rock >> 1999
Rick Springfield —— Karma ► Power Pop >> 1999
The Ataris —— Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits ► Pop-Punk >> 1999
The Jellybricks —— The Soap Opera ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1999
The Who —— 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Who ► British Rock >> 1999
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Echo ► Album Rock >> 1999
Various Artists —— VH1 Divas 1999 ► Pop-Rock >> 1999
Bruce Springsteen —— Collection: 1973-2012 ► Heartland Rock >> 2012

April 14

Dionne Warwick —— Dionne Warwick In Paris ► Pop-Soul >> 1966
Gentle Giant —— Three Friends ► Prog Rock >> 1972
Iron Maiden —— Iron Maiden ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Judas Priest —— British Steel ► Heavy Metal >> 1980
Van Halen —— Diver Down ► Hard Rock >> 1982
David Bowie —— Let’s Dance ► Glam Rock >> 1983
Cocteau Twins —— Victorialand ► Folk-Rock >> 1986
Soul Asylum —— Clam Dip & Other Delights [EP] ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1989
Chaka Khan —— The Woman I Am ► Soul-Funk >> 1992
ZZ Top —— Greatest Hits ► Blues-Rock >> 1992
Cast —— Mother Nature Calls ► Britpop >> 1997
Converge —— When Forever Comes Crashing ► Punk/Metalcore >> 1998
Cream —— BBC Sessions ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Tom Petty —— In The Coloseum ► Album Rock >> 2014

April 15

Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells —— Together ► Soul – Motown >> 1964
The Rolling Stones —— Aftermath ► Rock n Roll >> 1966
Al Green —— Green Is Blues ► Soul (Southern) >> 1970
Grand Funk Railroad —— Survival ► Hard Rock >> 1971
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Second Helping ► Southern Rock >> 1974
Little Feat —— Time Loves a Hero ► Southern Rock >> 1977
The Stranglers —— Rattus Norvegicus ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Andrew Gold —— All This And Heaven Too ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Billy Ocean —— Love Zone ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Leo Kottke —— My Father’s Face ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Grateful Dead —— One From The Vault ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1991
The Doobie Brothers —— Brotherhood ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
David Gray —— Sell, Sell, Sell ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Bran Van 3000 —— Glee ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1997
Buck-O-Nine —— Twenty-Eight Teeth ► Ska-Punk >> 1997
Depeche Mode —— Ultra ► Synth-Pop >> 1997
Jerry Garcia Band —— How Sweet It Is ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Savage Garden —— Savage Garden ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Teddy Pendergrass —— You And I ► Soul-Pop >> 1997
Fleetwood Mac —— Say You Will ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
ZZ Top —— Mescalero ► Blues-Rock >> 2003
Simple Minds —— Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2007
Rush —— Snakes & Arrows Live ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2008
Tom Petty —— Petty’s Peculiar Picks: The Best Of Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure ► Album Rock >> 2014
PJ Harvey —— Hope Six Demolition Project, The ► Indie Rock >> 2016

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  • Craig
    Posted at 21:42h, 12 April Reply

    Murmur by R.E.M. released on 12th not 13th. cheers

    • Dr. Rock
      Posted at 21:45h, 14 April Reply

      Craig:

      I loaded Murmur into my database years ago. At the time, I had a reason to list it as April 13, 1983. Now I sadly can’t defend that date. However, I do find other release dates, including April 11 (Last.fm) and several references to April 14. For now, I will change the database to 4/12/1983.

      Thank you, and cheers,

      Dr. Rock

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