Albums Released This Week (November 26 – December 2)

Albums Released This Week (November 26 – December 2)

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):


November 26
1965 ● The Kinks —— The Kink Kontroversy [UK] ► British Invasion
1971 ● Yes —— Fragile [UK] ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● America —— Holiday ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Eurythmics —— Touch ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Mike Oldfield —— The Killing Fields [Sndtrk] ► Progressive Rock
1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock
1988 ● Rick Astley —— Hold Me In Your Arms ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Psychotic Waltz —— A Social Grace ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1991 ● Ricky Martin —— Ricky Martin ► Latin Dance-Pop
1991 ● Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Finest ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1997 ● Cotton Mather —— Kon Tiki ► Power Pop
2002 ● Little River Band —— Definitive Collection ► Soft Rock
2002 ● Sparks —— Lil’ Beethoven ► Glam Rock
2002 ● The Beach Boys —— Good Timin’: Live At Knebworth England 1980 ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes ► Soul-Funk
2002 ● Heart —— The Essential Heart ► Album Rock
2002 ● Journey —— Red 13 [EP] ► AOR Rock
2002 ● Paul McCartney —— Back In The U.S. ► Pop-Rock
2006 ● Carpenters —— The Ultimate Collection ► Easy Listening
2007 ● The Shamen —— Immortal ► Alt Rock/Electro-Psych
2007 ● Genesis —— Live Over Europe 2007 ► Prog Rock
2010 ● Sting —— Live In Berlin ► Pop-Rock


November 27
1957 ● The Crickets —— The “Chirping” Crickets ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● The Beatles —— Magical Mystery Tour ► Psychedelic Pop
1967 ● The Temptations —— In A Mellow Mood ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● Stevie Wonder —— Someday At Christmas ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● George Harrison —— All Things Must Pass ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Spirit —— The Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus ► Psychedelic Rock
1970 ● Gentle Giant —— Gentle Giant ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Kinks —— Lola Vs. The Powerman & The Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1 ► British Rock
1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Killer ► Hard Rock
1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— The Grand Wazoo ► Prog Rock
1976 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons ► Soul – pop/funk
1978 ● Gloria Gaynor —— Love Tracks ► Disco
1981 ● Soft Cell —— Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● 10cc —— Ten Out Of 10 ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock
1985 ● Mr. Mister —— Welcome To The Real World ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● Dokken —— Back For The Attack ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal
1990 ● Clint Black —— Put Yourself In My Shoes ► Country-Rock
1995 ● Dark Tranquility —— The Gallery ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1998 ● David Gray —— White Ladder ► AA Pop-Rock
2000 ● Boards Of Canada —— In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country ► Techno-Ambient
2007 ● Loverboy —— Just Getting Started ► Arena Rock
2008 ● Counting Crows —— Aural 6 ► AA Pop-Rock
2009 ● The Church —— Operetta [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop


November 28
1966 ● Brenda Lee —— Coming On Strong ► Country-Pop
1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— The Spirit Of ’67 ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● The Rolling Stones —— Let It Bleed ► Rock
1970 ● Slade —— Play It Loud ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Rory Gallagher —— Deuce ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Carly Simon —— No Secrets ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Parliament —— Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome ► Funk
1978 ● Blues Brothers —— Briefcase Full Of Blues ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● Parliament —— Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky) ► Funk
1980 ● The Jam —— Sound Affects ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Toyah —— Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Japan —— Tin Drum ► New Wave
1981 ● Neil Diamond —— On The Way To The Sky ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Technotronic —— Pump Up The Jam: The Album ► Dance Pop-Rock
1992 ● Supertramp —— The Very Best Of Supertramp 2 ► Prog/Art Rock
1995 ● Various Artists —— Waiting To Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album [Sndtrk] ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop
2000 ● Donovan —— Catch The Wind ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● April Wine —— Roughly Speaking ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Incubus —— Light Grenades ► Funk Metal
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— 1978 Tokyo Concert ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2011 ● Kylie Minogue —— Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London ► Dance-Pop


November 29
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Charlie Daniels Band —— Fire On The Mountain ► Southern Rock
1974 ● Slade —— Slade In Flame ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Greatest Hits: Live ► Album Rock
1981 ● Amy Grant —— In Concert Volume Two ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1982 ● Foreigner —— Records ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Echoes In A Shallow Bay ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Debbie Harry —— Rockbird ► New Eave Dance-Pop
1988 ● Guns N’ Roses —— G N’ R Lies ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Motörhead —— Bastards ► Heavy Metal
1994 ● Mary J. Blige —— My Life ► Hip Hop Soul
1994 ● Nick Lowe —— The Impossible Bird ► Pub Rock
1996 ● Quarashi —— Switchstance ► Rap-Metal
2011 ● Yes —— In The Present – Live From Lyon ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Scorpions —— MTV Unplugged: Live In Athens ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock


November 30
1967 ● Jefferson Airplane —— After Bathing At Baxter’s ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● Cilla Black —— The Very Best Of Cilla Black ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● J.J. Cale —— Really ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Solar Fire ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Montrose —— Montrose ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Cat Stevens —— Numbers ► Folk-Pop
1977 ● Stevie Wonder —— Looking Back ► Soul
1978 ● Steely Dan —— Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock
1979 ● Pink Floyd —— The Wall [UK] ► Prog Rock
1981 ● ABBA —— The Visitors ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Bad Religion —— Bad Religion ► Punk Rock
1981 ● Yes —— Classic Yes ► Prog Rock
1982 ● Michael Jackson —— Thriller ► Dance-Pop
1982 ● Violent Femmes —— Violent Femmes ► New Wave Post-Punk
1982 ● Sammy Hagar —— Three Lock Box ► Arena Rock
1984 ● Teddy Pendergrass —— Love Language ► Soul-Pop
1985 ● Pete Townshend —— White City: A Novel ► Prog Rock
1985 ● The Who —— Who’s Missing ► Hard Rock
1992 ● FM —— Mac Of The Roundtable ► Prog Rock
1992 ● Freddie King —— Live At The Texas Opry House ► Electric Blues
1997 ● Shadows Fall —— Somber Eyes To The Sky ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1998 ● Kylie Minogue —— Intimate And Live ► Dance-Pop
1999 ● Cher —— The Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Cher —— If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock


December 01
1967 ● The Shadows —— From Hank, Bruce, Brian And John ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1967 ● Jimi Hendrix Experience —— Axis: Bold As Love [UK] ► Psychedelic Rock
1968 ● The Monkees —— Head ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Separate Ways ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Jim Croce —— I Got A Name ► Folk-Pop
1973 ● Koko Taylor —— South Side Lady ► Chicago Blues
1973 ● Black Sabbath —— Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Black Sabbath —— We Sold Our Soul For Rock ‘N’ Roll [UK] ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Styx —— Equinox ► Prog/Art Rock
1977 ● Aerosmith —— Draw The Line ► Hard Rock
1978 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Minute By Minute ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● The Rolling Stones —— Story Of The Stones ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Afrika Bambaataa And The Soul Sonic Force —— Planet Rock: The Album ► Hip-Hop
1986 ● Queen —— Live Magic ► Glam Rock
1987 ● Sodom —— Persecution Mania ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1990 ● Dixie Chicks —— Thank Heavens For Dale Evans ► Country-Rock
1992 ● Journey —— Time3 [Time Cubed] ► AOR Rock
1993 ● R.E.M. —— The Automatic Box ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Dimmu Borgir —— For All Tid ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1997 ● Aaron Carter —— Aaron Carter [UK] ► Teen Dance-Pop
1998 ● Sarah Brightman —— Eden ► Showtunes
2008 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 1 ► Glam Rock
2014 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— The New York Shuffle ► Album Rock
2017 ● U2 —— Songs Of Experience ► Alt. Pop-Rock


December 02
1968 ● George Harrison —— Wonderwall Music ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ► Doo Wop
1975 ● Queen —— A Night At The Opera ► Glam Rock
1976 ● Stephen Stills —— The Best Of Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Dolly Parton —— 9 To 5 And Odd Jobs ► Country-Pop
1985 ● Queen —— The Complete Works ► Glam Rock
1991 ● Suzi Quatro —— Live & Kickin’ ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Bon Jovi —— Hard & Hot (Best Of Bon Jovi) ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Neil Young —— Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968 ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● The Beach Boys —— Live In Sacramento 1964 ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live In Dublin ► Soft Rock

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