Albums Released This Week (May 21 – 27)

Albums Released This Week (May 21 – 27)

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 21

Stevie Wonder —— Recorded Live! The 12-Year Old Genius ► Soul – Pop >> 1963
Marvin Gaye —— What’s Going On ► Soul – Motown >> 1971
Paul & Linda McCartney —— Ram [UK] ► Pop-Rock >> 1971
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Head To The Sky ► Soul-Funk >> 1973
Blue Öyster Cult —— Agents Of Fortune ► Metal >> 1976
Saxon —— Saxon ► Heavy Metal >> 1979
Paul McCartney —— McCartney II ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
John Waite —— Ignition ► Power Pop >> 1982
Joe Walsh —— You Bought It – You Name It ► Blues-Rock >> 1983
Cinderella —— Long Cold Winter ► Heavy Metal >> 1988
Poison —— Open Up And Say…Ahh! ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 1988
Soul II Soul —— Vol. II: 1990 – A New Beginning ► Dance-Pop/Electronic >> 1990
Helloween —— Pink Bubbles Go Ape ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1991
Bobby Patterson —— Second Coming ► Texas Soul >> 1996
Everything But The Girl —— Walking Wounded ► Electro-Pop >> 1996
Jason Becker —— Perspective ► Hard Rock >> 1996
Scorpions —— Pure Instinct ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock >> 1996
Soundgarden —— Down On The Upside ► Grunge Rock >> 1996
The Cure —— Wild Mood Swings ► Post-Punk >> 1996
The Wallflowers —— Bringing Down The Horse ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1996
Arch Enemy —— Burning Bridges ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1999
Bad Company —— In Concert: Merchants Of Cool ► Hard Rock >> 2002
Kool & The Gang —— Too Hot Live ► Funk >> 2002
Phil Lesh & Friends —— There And Back Again ► Country-Rock >> 2002
Poison —— Hollyweird ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night With The London Symphony Orchestra ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2002
Soundgarden —— The Classic Album Selection ► Grunge Rock >> 2012
The Beach Boys —— Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour ► Pop-Rock >> 2013

May 22

The Monkees —— Headquarters ► Pop-Rock >> 1967
Minnie Riperton —— Adventures In Paradise ► Soul-Pop >> 1975
Smokey Robinson —— Where There’s Smoke… ► Soul – Motown >> 1979
Diana Ross —— Diana ► Soul – Motown >> 1980
Toyah —— Anthem ► Punk Rock >> 1981
David Bowie & Tin Machine —— Tin Machine ► Hard Rock >> 1989
Andrew Ridgeley —— Son Of Albert ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
Madonna —— I’m Breathless [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop >> 1990
The Pretenders —— Packed! ► Post-Punk >> 1990
Ringo Starr —— Time Takes Time ► Pop-Rock >> 1992
Spiritualized —— Lazer Guided Melodies ► Space Rock/Shoegaze >> 1992
Stabbing Westward —— Stabbing Westward ► Industrial Rock >> 2001
The Tubes —— Hoods From Outer Space ► Alt. Rock >> 2002
Natalie Cole —— Leavin’ ► Soul-Pop >> 2006
Ozzy Osbourne —— Black Rain ► Hard Rock >> 2007
The Knack —— Havin’ A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 ► Power Pop >> 2012

May 23

Brenda Lee —— Ten Golden Years ► Country-Pop >> 1966
Marvin Gaye —— Moods Of Marvin Gaye ► Soul – Motown >> 1966
Cilla Black —— Surround Yourself With Cilla ► Pop/Merseybeat >> 1969
The Who —— Tommy ► British Rock >> 1969
Rory Gallagher —— Rory Gallagher ► Blues-Rock >> 1971
The Jackson 5 —— Lookin’ Through The Windows ► Soul – Motown >> 1972
Elton John —— Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Diana Ross —— The Boss ► Disco >> 1979
Kiss —— Dynasty ► Hard Rock >> 1979
Graham Parker —— The Up Escalator ► Pub Rock >> 1980
Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Confrontation ► Roots Reggae >> 1983
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Up Your Alley ► Hard Rock >> 1988
Rod Stewart —— Out Of Order ► Blues-Rock >> 1988
The Kinks —— Live: The Road ► British Rock >> 1988
The Ramones —— Brain Drain ► Punk-Rock >> 1989
Wang Chung —— The Warmer Side Of Cool ► New Wave/Dance-Pop >> 1989
Stevie Nicks —— Street Angel ► Pop-Rock >> 1994
Bad Brains —— God Of Love ► Post-Punk/Hardcore >> 1995
Chicago —— Night & Day ► Big Band >> 1995
Chris Isaak —— Forever Blue ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis —— Young Blood ► Rock n Roll >> 1995
Squirrel Nut Zippers —— The Inevitable ► Swing Revival >> 1995
The Rembrandts —— LP ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Warren Zevon —— Mutineer ► Pop-Rock >> 1995
Aretha Franklin —— A Rose Is Still A Rose ► Soul >> 1998
Charlie Watts —— Charlie Watts/Jim Keltner Project ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 2000
Don Henley —— Inside Job ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
Eminem —— The Marshall Mathers LP ► Hip-Hop >> 2000
Matchbox Twenty —— Mad Season ► Alt. Rock >> 2000
Rae & Christian —— Blazing The Crop ► Electronic Dance Mix >> 2000
The Go-Go’s —— VH1 Behind The Music: Go-Go’s Collection ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 2000
Wilson Phillips —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock >> 2000
XTC —— Wasp Star: Apple Venus, Vol. 2 ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 2000
Huey Lewis & The News —— Greatest Hits & Videos ► Pop-Rock >> 2006
Jeff Beck —— Official Bootleg USA ’06 ► Instrumental Rock >> 2007
Atlanta Rhythm Section —— With All Due Respect ► Southern Rock >> 2011
Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop >> 2011
Kiss —— Kiss 40 ► Hard Rock >> 2014

May 24

The Small Faces —— Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1968
Harry Nilsson —— Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Folk-Rock >> 1974
Robert Hunter —— Tales Of The Great Rum Runners ► Country-Rock >> 1974
AC/DC —— Who Made Who ► Hard Rock >> 1986
Neil Diamond —— Headed For The Future ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Camper Van Beethoven —— Our Beloved ► Punk-Folk-Ska Fusion >> 1988
Van Halen —— OU812 ► Hard Rock >> 1988
ABBA —— More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits ► Euro-Pop >> 1993
Guns N’ Roses —— The “Civil War” [EP] ► Hard Rock >> 1993
Natalie Cole —— Take A Look ► Soul-Pop >> 1993
Rod Stewart —— Unplugged…And Seated ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Jeru The Damaja —— The Sun Rises In The East ► East Coast Rap >> 1994
Jimmy Buffett —— Fruitcakes ► Folk-Rock >> 1994
The Beastie Boys —— Ill Communication ► Rap >> 1994
Avril Lavigne —— Under My Skin ► Alt. Pop/Pop-punk >> 2004
Dark Tranquility —— Exposures – In Retrospect And Denial ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal >> 2004
Journey —— Eclipse ► AOR Rock >> 2011

May 25

Chad & Jeremy —— Before And After ► Folk-Pop >> 1965
The Ventures —— Flights Of Fancy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental >> 1968
Young-Holt Unlimited —— Oh, Girl ► Pop-Soul >> 1972
Mike Oldfield —— Tubular Bells ► Instrumental >> 1973
AC/DC —— Powerage ► Hard Rock >> 1978
David Gilmour —— David Gilmour [UK] ► Prog Rock >> 1978
Queen —— Hot Space ► Glam Rock >> 1982
Spandau Ballet —— Diamond ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1982
Dio —— Holy Diver ► Heavy Metal >> 1983
Spandau Ballet —— Parade ► New Wave Synht-Pop >> 1984
Death —— Scream Bloody Gore ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1987
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam —— Straight To The Sky ► Dance-Pop >> 1989
Jeff Healey Band —— Hell To Pay ► Blues-Rock >> 1990
Mellow Man Ace —— The Brother With Two Tongues ► Latin Rap/House >> 1992
Anthrax —— The Sound Of White Noise ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1993
Donald Fagen —— Kamakiriad ► Jazz-Rock >> 1993
Marc Cohn —— The Rainy Season ► Adult Contemporary >> 1993
Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 1) ► Hard Rock >> 1994
The Pietasters —— Ooloodoo ► Ska/Soul >> 1995
Tricky —— Angels With Dirty Faces ► Electronic Trip-Hop >> 1998
Anti-Flag —— A New Kind Of Army ► Punk Rock >> 1999
Kylie Minogue —— Confide In Me ► Dance-Pop >> 2002
Three Dog Night —— The Complete Hit Singles ► Blue-Eyed Soul >> 2004
Wilson Phillips —— California ► Pop-Rock >> 2004
Iron Maiden —— Flight 666 ► Heavy Metal >> 2009
Simple Minds —— Graffiti Soul ► New Wave Alt. Pop >> 2009
Yes —— Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two ► Prog Rock >> 2015

May 26

The Mothers Of Invention —— Absolutely Free ► Art Rock >> 1967
Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Let The Sunshine In ► Soul – Motown >> 1969
George Harrison —— Electronic Sound ► Art-Rock >> 1969
John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 2: Life With The Lions ► Pop-Rock >> 1969
Weather Report —— I Sing The Body Electric ► Jazz-Rock Fusion >> 1972
The Cure —— Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me ► Post-Punk >> 1987
Los Lobos —— Kiko ► Roots Rock >> 1992
Queen —— Live At Wembley ’86 ► Glam Rock >> 1992
The Jam —— Direction Reaction Creation ► Punk-Rock >> 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— The Best Of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ► Alt Rock >> 1998
The B-52’s —— Time Capsule ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1998
Wilson Phillips —— The Best Of Wilson Phillips ► Pop-Rock >> 1998
10,000 Maniacs —— Extended Versions ► Folk-Rock >> 2009
Procol Harum —— Procol Harum Live: In Concert With The Danish National Concert Orchestra And Choir ► Prog Rock >> 2009

May 27

Bob Dylan —— The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock >> 1963
Paul McCartney & Wings —— Venus And Mars ► Pop-Rock >> 1975
Aretha Franklin —— Sparkle [Sndtrk] ► Soul >> 1976
Dixie Dregs —— Free Fall ► Jazz-Rock >> 1977
Neil Young —— American Stars ‘N Bars ► Folk-Rock >> 1977
Mike Oldfield —— Crises ► Progressive Rock >> 1983
Journey —— Raised On Radio ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1986
Eric Clapton —— Stages ► Blues-Rock >> 1993
Future Sound Of London —— Lifeforms ► Ambient Techno >> 1994
Snot —— Get Some ► Punk Metal/Funk Metal >> 1997
Turbonegro —— Ass Cobra ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! 70s Power Pop Classics ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’80s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Various Artists —— Poptopia! Power Pop Classics Of The ’90s ► Power Pop >> 1997
Led Zeppelin —— How The West Was Won ► Hard Rock >> 2003
Cyndi Lauper —— Bring Ya To The Brink ► Dance-Pop >> 2008
John Hiatt —— Same Old Man ► Roots Rock >> 2008

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