Albums Released This Week (May 14 – 20)

Albums Released This Week (May 14 – 20)

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):

May 14

Donovan —— What’s Bin Did And What’s Been Hid [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1965
Dionne Warwick —— On Stage And In The Movies ► Pop-Soul >> 1967
The Mamas & The Papas —— The Papas & The Mamas ► Pop-Folk >> 1968
Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
Carpenters —— Carpenters ► Soft Rock >> 1971
Pink Floyd —— Relics ► Prog Rock >> 1971
Rory Gallagher —— Live In Europe ► Blues-Rock >> 1972
AC/DC —— High Voltage ► Hard Rock >> 1976
Heart —— Little Queen ► Album Rock >> 1977
Peter Frampton —— Breaking All The Rules ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Eric Clapton —— Time Pieces: The Best Of Eric Clapton ► Blues-Rock >> 1982
The Clash —— Combat Rock ► Punk >> 1982
Chicago —— Chicago 17 ► Jazz-Rock >> 1984
Supertramp —— Brother Where You Bound ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1985
Sade —— Stronger Than Pride [UK] ► Quiet Storm >> 1988
Oleta Adams —— Circle Of One ► Jazz-Pop Fusion >> 1990
EMF —— Schubert Dip ► Synth-Pop >> 1991
Paula Abdul —— Spellbound ► Dance-Pop >> 1991
The Bee Gees —— High Civilization ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Amorphis —— Elegy ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Def Leppard —— Slang ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— All This Useless Beauty ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1996
Peter Wolf —— Long Line ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul >> 1996
Spin Doctors —— You’ve Got To Believe In Something ► Alt Pop-Rock >> 1996
The Specials —— Today’s Specials ► Ska Revival >> 1996
The Specials —— Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection ► Ska Revival >> 1996
Miss Kitten & The Hacker —— Intimités ► Electro Pop >> 1999
Scorpions —— Acoustica ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 2001
Bryan Adams —— Spirit – Stallion Of The Cimarron [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 2002
Deadsy —— Commencement ► Synth Rock/Nu Metal >> 2002
Rush —— Vapor Trails ► Prog/Art Rock >> 2002
Van Morrison —— Down The Road ► Folk-Rock >> 2002
Weezer —— Maladroit ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2002

May 15

King Crimson —— In The Wake Of Poseidon ► Prog Rock >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Carl & The Passions – “So Tough” ► Surfer >> 1972
Bill Wyman —— Monkey Grip ► Hard Rock >> 1974
The Jackson 5 —— Moving Violation ► Soul – Motown >> 1975
Natalie Cole —— Don’t Look Back ► Soul-Pop >> 1980
Squeeze —— East Side Story ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1981
The Moody Blues —— Long Distance Voyager ► Prog Rock >> 1981
The Creatures —— Feast ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock >> 1983
Michael Jackson —— Farewell My Summer Love ► Pop-Soul >> 1984
Night Ranger —— Seven Wishes ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Mötley Crüe —— Girls, Girls, Girls ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Richard Marx —— Richard Marx ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1987
Concrete Blonde —— Bloodletting ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1990
Dio —— Lock Up The Wolves ► Heavy Metal >> 1990
Squeeze —— A Round And A Bout ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1990
Opeth —— Orchid ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal >> 1995
The Stranglers —— About Time ► Punk Rock >> 1995
Bad Religion —— No Substance ► Punk Rock >> 1998
Depeche Mode —— Exciter ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
R.E.M. —— Reveal ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
The Go-Go’s —— God Bless The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2001
Weezer —— Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop >> 2001
The Beach Boys —— Songs From Here & Back ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Anthology: Greatest & Latest ► Southern Rock >> 2007
Wilco —— Sky Blue Sky ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2007
Coldplay —— LeftRightLeftRightLeft ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop >> 2009
Green Day —— 21st Century Breakdown ► Alt. Rock >> 2009

May 16

Bob Dylan —— Blonde On Blonde ► Folk-Rock >> 1966
The Beach Boys —— Pet Sounds ► Pop-Rock >> 1966
The Shadows —— Shadow Music ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll >> 1966
Phil Ochs —— Rehearsals For Retirement ► Folk-Rock >> 1969
The Who —— Live At Leeds ► British Rock >> 1970
Carpenters —— Now & Then ► Soft Rock >> 1973
Neil Young —— First Plane Outta Here! ► Country-Rock >> 1974
The Kinks —— The Kinks Present A Soap Opera ► British Rock >> 1975
Hall & Oates —— Livetime ► Pop-Rock >> 1978
Joe Walsh —— But Seriously Folks… ► Blues-Rock >> 1978
Devo —— Freedom Of Choice ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1980
Sister Sledge —— Love Somebody Today ► Disco >> 1980
Iron Maiden —— Piece Of Mind ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 ► Art Rock >> 1988
10,000 Maniacs —— Blind Man’s Zoo ► Folk-Rock >> 1989
Carly Simon —— The Bedroom Tapes ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Pearl Jam —— Binaural ► Hard Rock >> 2000
Peter Frampton —— Live In Detroit ► Arena Rock >> 2000
Phish —— Farmhouse ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2000
The A-Teens —— The ABBA Generation ► Europop/Dance-Pop >> 2000
Motörhead —— We Are Motörhead ► Heavy Metal >> 2002
Gov’t Mule —— Mo’ Voodoo [EP] ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock >> 2005
Poco —— Keep On Tryin’ ► Country-Rock >> 2006
The Raconteurs —— Broken Boy Soldiers ► Alt. Rock >> 2006

May 17

Aretha Franklin —— Yeah! ► Soul >> 1965
Brenda Lee —— The Versatile Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop >> 1965
Herbie Hancock —— Maiden Voyage ► Fusion/Hard Be Bop >> 1965
The Kingston Trio —— Stay Awhile ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
Neil Diamond —— Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Bachman-Turner Overdrive —— Bachman-Turner Overdrive ► Album Rock >> 1973
Jethro Tull —— Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die ► Prog Rock >> 1976
Rainbow —— Rainbow Rising ► Arena Rock >> 1976
Paul McCartney —— Thrillington ► Pop-Rock >> 1977
Patti Smith —— Wave ► New Wave Punk-Rock >> 1979
Joan Jett —— Joan Jett ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Frank Zappa —— Tinseltown Rebellion ► Art Rock >> 1981
The Gap Band —— The Gap Band IV ► Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Fixx —— Reach The Beach ► Techno-Pop >> 1983
Megadeth —— Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! ► Heavy Metal >> 1985
Judas Priest —— Turbo ► Heavy Metal >> 1986
Herbie Hancock —— Perfect Machine ► Electro-Funk >> 1988
Judas Priest —— Ram It Down ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
The Doobie Brothers —— Cycles ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Thomas Anders —— Whispers ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Jamiroquai —— Emergency On Planet Earth [UK] ► Acid Jazz/Funk >> 1993
America —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Dave Matthews Band —— Recently [EP] ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Erasure —— I Say I Say I Say ► Synth-Pop/Dance >> 1994
Oingo Boingo —— Boingo ► New Wave Ska-Pop >> 1994
Van Morrison —— A Night In San Francisco ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
Hanson —— Boomerang ► Pop-Rock/Teen Pop >> 1995
Cast —— Magic Hour ► Britpop >> 1999
The Melvins —— The Maggot ► Heavy Metal/Sludge Metal >> 1999
Iggy Pop —— Live At The Old Waldorf: San Francisco – November 27, 1979 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Iggy Pop —— Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009 ► Alt. Rock / Punk >> 2001
Huey Lewis & The News —— Live At 25 ► Pop-Rock >> 2005
Van Morrison —— Magic Time ► Folk-Rock >> 2005
The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Box Set ► Blues-Rock >> 2010

May 18

Brenda Lee —— By Request ► Country-Pop >> 1964
The Byrds —— History Of The Byrds ► Country-Rock >> 1973
Angel —— Helluva Band ► Prog Rock >> 1976
David Bowie —— Lodger ► Glam Rock >> 1979
Ian Dury & The Blockheads —— Do It Yourself ► Punk-Rock >> 1979
Concrete Blonde —— Concrete Blonde ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Steve Earle —— Exit 0 ► Alt. Country >> 1987
Various Artists —— Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off! ► Pop-Rock >> 1988
Luis Miguel —— 20 Años ► Latin Pop >> 1990
Janet Jackson —— janet. ► Pop-Soul >> 1993
Jerry Lee Lewis —— The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology: All Killer, No Filler ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Judas Priest —— Metal Works ’73-’93 ► Heavy Metal >> 1993
Kiss —— Alive III ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Feeder —— Polythene ► Grunge-Rock >> 1997
Grave Digger —— Knights Of The Cross ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal >> 1998
AFI —— Black Sails In The Sunset ► Hardcore Punk >> 1999
Eddie Money —— Ready Eddie ► Album Rock >> 1999
Jimmy Buffett —— Beach House On The Moon ► Folk-Rock >> 1999
Triumph —— Greatest Hits Remixed ► Arena Rock >> 2010

May 19

The Ventures —— Twist Party, Vol. 2 ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1962
Brenda Lee —— Johnny One Time ► Country-Pop >> 1969
Poco —— Pickin’ Up The Pieces ► Country-Rock >> 1969
Spiral Starecase —— More Today Than Yesterday ► Psychedelic Pop >> 1969
Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Live At The Fillmore West ► Soul >> 1971
Elton John —— Honky Chateau ► Pop-Rock >> 1972
Uriah Heep —— Demons & Wizards ► Prog. Rock >> 1972
Billy Joel —— Turnstiles ► Pop-Rock >> 1976
Aretha Franklin —— Sweet Passion ► Soul >> 1977
The Kinks —— Misfits ► British Rock >> 1978
Peter Gabriel —— So ► Prog Rock >> 1986
Prince —— Parade ► R&B-Pop >> 1986
The Cure —— Staring At The Sea: The Singles ► Post-Punk >> 1986
The Ramones —— Animal Boy ► Punk-Rock >> 1986
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Spanish Fly ► Dance-Pop >> 1987
Billy Ray Cyrus —— Some Gave All ► Country-Pop >> 1992
Kiss —— Revenge ► Hard Rock >> 1992
Calexico —— The Black Light ► Alt Rock/Americana >> 1998
Kansas —— Always Never The Same ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 1998
Kool & The Gang —— Greatest Hits Live ► Funk >> 1998
The Knack —— Very Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop >> 1998
Journey —— Open Arms: Greatest Hits ► AOR Rock >> 2004
Spandau Ballet —— Live At N.E.C. ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 2005
Sparks —— Exotic Creatuess Of The Deep ► Glam Rock >> 2008
Eric Clapton And Steve Winwood —— Live From Madison Square Garden ► Blues-Rock >> 2009
Gin Blossoms —— Live In Concert ► Power Pop >> 2009
R.E.M. —— Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987 ► Rock >> 2014
R.E.M. —— Complete Warner Bros. Rarities 1988–2011 ► Rock >> 2014
Whitesnake —— The Purple Album ► Arena Rock >> 2015

May 20

Climax Blues Band —— Sense Of Direction ► Blues-Rock >> 1974
David Bowie —— Changesonebowie ► Glam Rock >> 1976
Genesis —— Spot The Pigeon [EP] ► Prog Rock >> 1977
The Jam —— In The City ► Punk-Rock >> 1977
Kiss —— Unmasked ► Hard Rock >> 1980
Elton John —— The Fox ► Pop-Rock >> 1981
Savatage —— Power Of The Night ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal >> 1985
Various Artists —— Beverly Hills Cop II [Sndtrk] ► Album Rock >> 1987
Manic Street Preachers —— Everything Must Go ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Soilwork —— Steelbath Suicide ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blues Brothers —— Blues Brothers & Friends: Live From The House Of Blues ► Blues-Rock >> 1997
Foo Fighters —— The Colour And The Shape ► Grunge Rock >> 1997
James Taylor —— Hourglass ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
John Fogerty —— Blue Moon Swamp ► Roots Rock >> 1997
Michael Jackson —— Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix ► Dance-Pop >> 1997
Millencolin —— For Monkeys ► Euro-punk >> 1997
Peter Cetera —— You’re The Inspiration: A Collection ► Pop-Rock >> 1997
The Tragically Hip —— Live Between Us ► Folk-Rock >> 1997
Bracket —— When All Else Fails ► Punk Rock >> 2000
Boz Scaggs —— But Beautiful ► Pop-Rock >> 2003
Earth, Wind & Fire —— The Promise ► Soul-Funk >> 2003
Jack Bruce —— Live At Manchester Free Trade Hall ’75 ► Prog Rock/Fusion >> 2003
Jesse Colin Young —— Walk The Talk ► Folk-Rock >> 2003
Kansas —— Greatest Hits Live ► Prog/Arena Rock >> 2003
Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Vicious Cycle ► Southern Rock >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 17 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 18 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 19 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Phish —— Live Phish Volume 20 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band >> 2003
Whitesnake —— The Silver Anniversary Collection ► Arena Rock >> 2003
Whitesnake —— Live At Donington 1990 ► Arena Rock >> 2011
Bob Dylan —— Fallen Angels ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Eric Clapton —— I Still Do ► Blues-Rock >> 2016
Mudcrutch —— Mudcrutch 2 ► Southern Rock >> 2016
The Blues Magoos —— Mercury Singles 1966-1968 ► Garage Rock >> 2016
The Zombies —— The BBC Radio Sessions ► Art Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Bob Dylan —— Live On Air 1986 ► Folk-Rock >> 2016
Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks —— Leather And Lace: Radio Broadcast, 1983 ► Album Rock >> 2016
Various Artists —— Day Of The Dead ► Jam Band/Space Rock >> 2016

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