Albums Released This Week (October 15 – 21)

Albums Released This Week (October 15 – 21)

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):


October 15
1957 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis’ Christmas Album ► Rock n Roll
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda, That’s All ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made [UK] ► Folk-Pop
1966 ● Otis Redding —— Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul ► Memphis Soul
1969 ● Yes —— Yes ► Prog Rock
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— Jackson 5 Christmas Album ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● The Band —— Moondog Matinee ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Mystery To Me ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Neil Young —— Time Fades Away ► Folk-Rock
1978 ● Toto —— Toto ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Donna Summer —— On The Radio ► Disco
1982 ● Richard & Linda Thompson —— Shoot Out The Lights ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Ultravox —— Quartet ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Julian Lennon —— Valotte ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● XTC —— The Big Express ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● Elton John —— Leather Jackets ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Motörhead —— Nö Sleep At All ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Ride —— Nowhere ► Dream Pop/Shoegazing
1990 ● Morrissey —— Bona Drag ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Remasters ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dramarama —— Vinyl ► Alt Hard Rock
1991 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— CSN [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Warren Zevon —— Mr. Bad Exmaple ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Corrosion Of Conformity —— Wiseblood ► Heavy Metal/Stoner Metal
1996 ● Counting Crows —— Recovering The Satellites ► AA Pop-Rock
1996 ● Dio —— Angry Machines ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Korn —— Life Is Peachy ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
1996 ● Motörhead —— Overnight Sensation ► Heavy Metal
1996 ● Phish —— Billy Breathes ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Bad Company —— Stories Told & Untold ► Hard Rock
1996 ● The Monkees —— Justus ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● The Tubes —— Genius Of America ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● In Flames —— Whoracle ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
2001 ● The Church —— Singsongs/Remote Luxury/Persia ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● Tracy Chapman —— Let It Rain ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Alison Moyet —— The Turn ► AA Pop-Rock
2013 ● Pearl Jam —— Lightning Bolt ► Hard Rock


October 16
1964 ● The Supremes —— A Bit Of Liverpool ► Soul – Motown
1965 ● Cher —— All I Really Want To Do ► Pop-Rock
1967 ● Brenda Lee —— Reflections In Blue ► Country-Pop
1968 ● Three Dog Night —— Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1969 ● Three Dog Night —— Captured Live At The Forum ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1973 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Live In Europe ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Aretha Franklin —— You ► Soul
1976 ● Thin Lizzy —— Johnny The Fox ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Elton John —— A Single Man ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Eurythmics —— In The Garden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1983 ● Thin Lizzy —— Life Live ► Hard Rock
1985 ● ZZ Top —— Afterburner ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Masque ► British Rock
1989 ● All About Eve —— Scarlet And Other Stories ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1989 ● Erasure —— Wild! ► Alt. Dance
1989 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Hold Me Up ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1990 ● Paul Simon —— The Rhythm Of The Saints ► Folk-Pop
1992 ● Buju Banton —— Stamina Daddy ► Dancehall Reggae
1995 ● Cast —— All Change ► Britpop
1995 ● Natalie Cole —— I’ve Got Love On My Mind ► Soul-Pop
1995 ● Suggs —— The Lone Ranger ► Reggae-Pop/Ska
1995 ● Tears For Fears —— Raoul And The Kings Of Spain ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2000 ● All Saints —— Saints & Sinners ► Electronic Dance-Pop
2000 ● Cocteau Twins —— Stars And Topsoil ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Faithless —— Back To Mine ► Trip-Hop
2000 ● Kylie Minogue —— Hits+ ► Dance-Pop
2001 ● Michael McDonald —— In The Spirit: A Christmas Album ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2001 ● New Order —— Get Ready ► Alt Pop-Rock
2001 ● Journey —— The Essential Journey ► AOR Rock
2001 ● John Mellencamp —— Cuttin’ Heads ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Down To Earth ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Gov’t Mule —— Mighty High ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign Of The Queen Of Soul ► Soul
2007 ● R.E.M. —— R.E.M. Live ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Various Artists —— Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Donald Fagen —— Sunken Condos ► Jazz-Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Light The Fuse (Live 2005) ► Blues-Rock
2016 ● Leonard Cohen —— You Want It Darker ► Soft Rock


October 17
1964 ● The Rolling Stones —— 12X5 ► Rock n Roll
1966 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Sugar & Spice ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● The Easybeats —— Vigil ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1970 ● The Jazz Crusaders —— Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes ► Jazz Fusion
1975 ● Little Feat —— The Last Record Album ► Southern Rock
1977 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Street Survivors ► Southern Rock
1980 ● Dire Straits —— Making Movies ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1983 ● The Doors —— Alive, She Cried ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— The Blasting Concept Vol. 2 ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Stacey Q —— Better Than Heaven ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● The Waterboys —— Fisherman’s Blues ► Folk-Rock/Celtic
1988 ● Steve Earle —— Copperhead Road ► Alt. Country
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Eponymous ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kate Bush —— The Sensual World ► Prog Rock
1989 ● Belinda Carlisle —— Runaway Horses ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Stacey Lattisaw —— What You Need ► Quiet Storm
1989 ● Yngwie Malmsteen —— Trial By Fire: Live In Leningrad ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Suicidal Tendencies —— Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit…Déjà Vu ► Punk Metal
1989 ● Billy Joel —— Storm Front ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Kiss —— Hot In The Shade ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Skyclad —— The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth ► Heavy Metal/Folk Metal
1994 ● Jamiroquai —— The Return Of The Space Cowboy [UK] ► Alt Pop-Rock
1995 ● Luis Miguel —— El Concierto ► Latin Pop
1995 ● Steely Dan —— Alive In America ► Jazz-Rock
2000 ● 2Pac —— The Rose That Grew From Concrete ► Spoken Word Rap
2000 ● David Coverdale —— Into The Light ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Limp Bizkit —— Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water ► Rap-Metal
2000 ● The Specials —— Skinhead Girl ► Ska Revival
2006 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Wintersong ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Troy Shondell —— This Time: The Best of Troy Shondell ► Swamp Pop
2006 ● The Tragically Hip —— World Container ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● Aerosmith —— Devil’s Got A New Disguise – The Very Best Of Aerosmith ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Chris Isaak —— Live In Australia ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Rod Stewart —— Soulbook ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● Manfred Mann —— Lone Arranger ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
2014 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics ► Soul/Disco


October 18
1971 ● Cactus —— Restrictions ► Hard Rock
1974 ● The Rolling Stones —— It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Blues-Rock
1977 ● The Jacksons —— Goin’ Places ► Soul/disco
1980 ● Elton John —— The Very Best Of Elton John ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Hawkwind —— Sonic Attack ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Carpenters —— Voice Of The Heart ► Easy Listening
1983 ● Hall & Oates —— Rock ‘N’ Soul Part !: Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1984 ● Frank Zappa —— Them Or Us ► Art Rock
1985 ● The Cult —— Love ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival
1988 ● Sonic Youth —— Daydream Nation ► Indie Rock
1988 ● Paul Simon —— Negotiations And Love Songs 1971 – 1986 ► Folk-Pop
1988 ● Martika —— Martika ► Dance-Pop
1988 ● Duran Duran —— Big Thing ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1989 ● The Bangles —— Everything ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● The Smithereens —— 11 ► College Rock
1992 ● Insane Clown Posse —— Carnival Of Carnage ► Indie/Midwest Hip Hop
1993 ● Carcass —— Heartwork [UK] ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Cocteau Twins —— Four-Calendar Café ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— A Real Dead One ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Kenny G —— Montage ► Jazz-Pop
1994 ● The Go-Go’s —— Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go’s ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● B*Witched —— Awake And Breathe ► Pop/Girl Group
1999 ● Westlife —— Flying Without Wings ► Teen Pop/Boy Band
2000 ● Alcazar —— Casino ► Euro Dance-Pop
2001 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Brussels Affair ’73 ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Simple Minds —— Our Secrets Are The Same ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2004 ● Simple Minds —— Silver Box ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2005 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled ► Roots Rock
2005 ● Bryan Adams —— Anthology ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Depeche Mode —— Playing The Angel ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2005 ● Rod Stewart —— Thanks For The Memories: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV ► Traditional Pop
2005 ● Supertramp —— Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology ► Prog/Art Rock
2005 ● Stevie Wonder —— A Time To Love ► Pop-Soul
2010 ● Huey Lewis & The News —— Soulsville ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Queen —— The Singles Collection: Volume 4 ► Glam Rock
2011 ● Jane’s Addiction —— The Great Escape Artist ► Alt. Rock
2011 ● Chris Isaak —— Beyond The Sun ► Adult Contemporary
2013 ● Poliça —— Shulamith ► Dream Pop


October 19
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock n Roll
1956 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1959 ● The Kingston Trio —— Here We Go Again! ► Folk-Pop
1959 ● Ray Charles —— What’d I Say ► Soul
1964 ● Brenda Lee —— Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys Concert ► Pop-Rock
1964 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Wednesday Morning, 3 AM ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Cass Elliott —— Dream A Little Dream ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock
1970 ● The Shadows —— Shades Of Rock ► Instrumental Rock ‘N’ Roll
1972 ● The James Gang —— Straight Shooter ► Blues-Rock
1972 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Last Days And Time ► Soul-Funk
1973 ● The Who —— Quadrophenia ► British Rock
1973 ● The Wailers —— Burnin’ ► Roots Reggae
1973 ● America —— Hat Trick ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● David Bowie —— Pin Ups ► Glam Rock
1979 ● The Specials —— The Specials ► Ska
1979 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Damn The Torpedoes ► Album Rock
1979 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Tusk ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Prince —— Prince ► Funk
1979 ● Styx —— Cornerstone ► Prog/Art Rock
1981 ● INXS —— Underneath The Colours ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Fates Warning —— The Sprectre Within ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● INXS —— Kick ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1988 ● Roxette —— Look Sharp! ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Salt-N-Pepa —— Blacks’ Magic ► Pop-Rap
1990 ● The Traveling Wilburys —— Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Cure —— Mixed Up ► Post-Punk
1991 ● Mötley Crüe —— Decade Of Decadence ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● Julian Cope —— Jehovahkill ► Alt Pop-Rock
1993 ● Pearl Jam —— Vs. ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Black Moon —— Enta Da Stage ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● PJ Harvey —— 4-Track Demos ► Indie Rock
1993 ● Alexis Korner —— Mellow Yellow ► Blues-Rock
1993 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Makin’ It Real ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Rush —— Counterparts ► Arena Rock
1993 ● Santana —— Sacred Fire: Live From South America ► Jazz Fusion
1993 ● The Zombies —— New World ► Art Rock
1994 ● Talisman —— Humanimal (Part 2) ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Idlewild —— Hope Is Important ► Post-Hardcore
1998 ● Billie Piper —— Honey To The B ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Natalie Cole —— The Magic Of Christmas ► Holiday Soul-Pop
1999 ● Gin Blossoms —— Outside Looking In: The Best Of The Gin Blossoms ► Power Pop
1999 ● Ringo Starr —— I Wanna Be Santa Clus ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Three Dog Night —— 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2004 ● Peter Cetera —— You Just Gotta Love Christmas ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Jimmy Eat World —— Futures ► Post-Grunge
2004 ● Twisted Sister —— Still Hungry ► Hair Metal
2004 ● John Mellencamp —— Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico —— Le Bataclan ’72 ► Art Rock
2004 ● Rod Stewart —— Stardust: The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3 ► Traditional Pop
2004 ● Three Dog Night —— 35th Anniversary Hits Collection ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Bob Dylan —— The Original Mono Recordings ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Elton John & Leon Russell —— The Union ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Rod Stewart —— Fly Me To The Moon: The Great American Songbook Volume V ► Traditional Pop


October 20
1964 ● Elvis Presley —— Roustabout ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Wedding Album ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas ► Rock n Roll
1973 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton’s Camel ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Peter Frampton —— Somethin’s Happening ► Arena Rock
1975 ● B. J. Thomas —— Reunion ► Country-Pop
1980 ● U2 —— Boy ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Damned —— The Black Album ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● Donna Summer —— The Wanderer ► Disco
1981 ● The Human League —— Dare! ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Quarterflash —— Quarterflash ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Oak Ridge Boys —— Deliver ► Country-Pop
1986 ● Frankie Goes To Hollywood —— Liverpool ► New Wave Club/Dance
1989 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Pretty Hate Machine ► Industrial Metal
1992 ● Kenny G —— Breathless ► Jazz-Pop
1992 ● Keith Richards —— Main Offender ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Elton John —— Rare Masters ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Madonna —— Erotica ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● The Sea And Cake —— The Sea And Cake ► Indie Rock/Experimental
1997 ● Gary Numan —— Exile [UK] ► Industrial Rock
1998 ● Crucial Conflict —— Good Side, Bad Side ► Chicago Rap
1998 ● George Martin —— In My Life ► Beatles Retrospective
1998 ● Ringo Starr —— VH1 Storytellers ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Aerosmith —— A Little South Of Sanity ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Black Sabbath —— Reunion ► Hard Rock
1998 ● Heart —— Heart Presents A Lovemonger’s Christmas ► Holiday Rock
1998 ● Kansas —— King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas ► Prog/Arena Rock
2002 ● The Human League —— The Golden Hour Of The Future: Recordings By The Future And The Human League ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2006 ● The Clash —— Singles Box ► Punk
2008 ● AC/DC —— Black Ice ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Expando ► Country-Rock
2009 ● Leonard Cohen —— Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 ► Soft Rock


October 21
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— As Is ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Bob Dylan —— New Morning ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Stevie Wonder —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Pop-R&B
1975 ● Mike Oldfield —— Ommadawn ► Instrumental Rock/Fusion
1977 ● Meat Loaf —— Bat Out Of Hell ► Arena Rock
1977 ● The Beatles —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Genesis —— Seconds Out ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Bobby And The Midnites —— Bobby & The Midnights ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— Once Upon A Time ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1985 ● Jethro Tull —— Original Masters ► Prog Rock
1986 ● “Weird Al” Yankovic —— Polka Party! ► Comedy/Parody
1987 ● Steve Winwood —— Chronicles ► Album Rock
1988 ● Tiffany —— Hold An Old Friend’s Hand ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Don Dokken —— Up From The Ashes ► Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
1991 ● Carcass —— Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1997 ● Artension —— Phoenix Rising ► Heavy Metal/Progressive Metal
1997 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Shou;d God Forget: Retrospective ► Post-Punk New Wave
1997 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Bosnia ► Hard Rock
1997 ● Yes —— Keys To Ascension 2 ► Prog Rock
2003 ● The Cryan’ Shames —— Very Best Of The Cryan’ Shames ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Live At The Atlanta International Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Eagles —— The Very Best Of ► Country-Rock
2003 ● Little Feat —— Kickin’ It At The Barn ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Van Morrison —— What’s Wrong With This Picture? ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— Rush In Rio ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Bob Dylan —— Pure Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— The Real Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● Motörhead —— Aftershock ► Heavy Metal
2014 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume Five ► Roots Rock

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