Albums Released This Week (September 24 – 30)

Albums Released This Week (September 24 – 30)

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):


September 24
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— Out Of Our Heads [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Laura Nyro —— New York Tendaberry ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● T. Rex —— Electric Warrior ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Roy Orbison —— Milestones ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Rush —— Caress Of Steel ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Motörhead —— Motörhead ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Eagles —— The Long Run ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Kool & The Gang —— Something Special ► Funk
1984 ● The Honeydrippers —— The Honeydrippers, Vol. I ► Roots Rock
1984 ● David Bowie —— Tonight ► Glam Rock
1984 ● Depeche Mode —— Some Great Reward [UK] ► Synth-Pop
1989 ● Spandau Ballet —— Heart Like A Sky ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Megadeth —— Rust In Peace ► Heavy Metal
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 1: March 79 – April 82 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● AC/DC —— The Razor’s Edge ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Badfinger —— Day After Day: Live ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Nirvana —— Nevermind ► Grunge
1991 ● A Tribe Called Quest —— The Low End Theory ► Jazz Rap
1991 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— Blood Sugar Sex Magik ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1991 ● The Cult —— Ceremony ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Kid ‘N Play —— Face The Nation ► Comedy Rap
1991 ● John Prine —— The Missing Years ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Thompson Twins —— Queer ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1991 ● Bryan Adams —— Waking Up The Neighbors ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● Little Feat —— Shake Me Up ► Southern Rock
1991 ● James Taylor —— New Moon Shine ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Led Zeppelin —— The Complete Studio Recordings ► Hard Rock
1996 ● Weezer —— Pinkerton ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
1996 ● Sheryl Crow —— Sheryl Crow ► Roots Rock
1996 ● Zumpano —— Goin’ Through Changes ► Alt. Power Pop
1996 ● Elton John —— Love Songs [Eur] ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Frank Zappa —— Läther ► Orchestral Rock
1998 ● Frank Zappa —— Mystery Disc ► Art Rock
2002 ● Elvis Presley —— Elv1s: 30 No. 1 Hits ► Rock n Roll
2002 ● Linda Ronstadt —— The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Beck —— Sea Change ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Songs For Christmas ► Holiday Folk-Rock
2002 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— A Long Day’s Night ► Metal
2002 ● Jackson Browne —— The Naked Ride Home ► Folk-Rock
2002 ● Steve Earle —— Jerusalem ► Alt. Country
2002 ● Peter Gabriel —— Up ► Prog Rock
2007 ● PJ Harvey —— White Chalk ► Indie Rock
2007 ● New Order —— iTunes Originals – New Order ► Alt Pop-Rock
2009 ● Foreigner —— Can’t Slow Down ► Arena Rock
2010 ● Ace Of Base —— The Golden Ratio ► Euro-Dance Pop
2013 ● Cher —— Closer To The Truth ► Pop-Rock
2013 ● Gov’t Mule —— Shout! ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2013 ● Various Artists —— And I’ll Scratch Yours ► Prog Rock


September 25
1965 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures A Go-Go ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1967 ● The Doors —— Strange Days ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● Gladys Knight & The Pips —— Nitty Gritty ► Soul
1970 ● Ringo Starr —— Beaucoups Of Blues ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 ► Hard Rock
1974 ● J. Geils Band —— Nightmares…And Other Tales From The Vinyl Jungle ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Black Sabbath —— Technical Ecstasy ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Village People —— Cruisin’ ► Disco
1978 ● The Beach Boys —— M.I.U. Album ► Pop-Rock
1979 ● Gang Of Four —— Entertainment! ► Post-Punk
1979 ● The Buzzcocks —— Singles Going Steady ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Barry Manilow —— One Voice ► AM Pop
1981 ● The Creatures —— Wild Things ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
1982 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Forever Now ► Post-Punk New Wave
1988 ● They Might Be Giants —— Lincoln ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● The Sugarcubes —— Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● The Replacements —— All Shook Down ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1990 ● Carly Simon —— Have You Seen Me Lately ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Simple Minds —— Themes – Volume 2: August 82 – April 85 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● Grateful Dead —— Without A Net (First Set) ► Psychedelic Rock
1990 ● The Vaughan Brothers —— Family Style ► Blues-Rock
1992 ● John Cale —— Fragments Of A Rainy Season ► Art Rock
1994 ● Melt-Banana —— Speak Squeak Creak ► Noise Rock
1995 ● Harem Scarem —— Voice Of Reason ► Hard Rock/Glam Metal
1995 ● David Bowie —— 1. Outside ► Industrial Rock
2000 ● Kylie Minogue —— Light Years ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● David Bowie —— Bowie At The Beeb ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis —— You Win Again ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Yes —— House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues ► Prog Rock
2001 ● The Strokes —— Is This It ► Punk Revival
2001 ● 38 Special —— A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night ► Southern Rock
2001 ● Ryan Adams —— Gold ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● The Innocence Mission —— Small Planes ► Alt Pop-Rock
2001 ● The Knack —— Normal As The Next Guy ► Power Pop
2007 ● Melissa Etheridge —— The Awakening ► Roots Rock
2007 ● Foo Fighters —— Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace ► Grunge Rock
2007 ● Deborah Harry —— Necessary Evil ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2007 ● Steve Earle —— Washington Square Serenade ► Alt. Country
2007 ● Joni Mitchell —— Shine ► Folk-Rock
2012 ● No Doubt —— Push And Shove ► Ska-Pop
2015 ● David Bowie —— Five Years (1969-1973) ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Don Henley —— Cass County ► Country-Rock


September 26
1969 ● The Beatles —— Abbey Road ► Pop-Rock
1969 ● Billy Preston —— That’s The Way God Planned It ► Funk
1972 ● J. Geils Band —— “Live” Full House ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Jim Croce —— Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits ► Folk-Pop
1974 ● John Lennon —— Walls And Bridges ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Ringo Starr —— Ringo The 4th ► Pop-Rock
1983 ● Mötley Crüe —— Shout At The Devil ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● Magnum —— Vigilante ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Oingo Boingo —— Boingo Alive ► New Wave Ska-Pop
1989 ● Daniel Lanois —— Acadie ► Alt. Rock
1989 ● Thompson Twins —— Big Trash ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Kool & The Gang —— The Ballad Collection ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Kool & The Gang —— The Dance Collection ► Dance-Pop
1994 ● Massive Attack —— Protection ► Trip-Hop
1995 ● AC/DC —— Ballbreaker ► Hard Rock
1995 ● Prince —— The Gold Experience ► Soul-Funk
1995 ● The Velvet Underground —— Peel Slowly And See ► Alt. Rock
2000 ● Good Charlotte —— Good Charlotte ► Punk Rock/Ska Punk
2000 ● John Hiatt —— Crossing Muddy Waters ► Roots Rock
2000 ● Mark Knopfler —— Sailing To Philadelphia ► Roots Rock
2000 ● Soul Asylum —— Black Gold: The Best Of Soul Asylum ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Matthew Sweet —— Time Capsule: Best Of 90/00 ► Power Pop
2000 ● Styx —— Arch Allies: Live At Riverport ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Janet Jackson —— 20 Y.O. ► Pop-Soul
2006 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Mirrorball: The Complete Concert ► Folk-Rock
2011 ● The Smiths —— The Smiths Complete ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● Pink Floyd —— Discovery ► Prog Rock


September 27
1968 ● Chad & Jeremy —— The Ark ► Folk-Pop
1968 ● Status Quo —— Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo ► British Rock
1972 ● Cat Stevens —— Catch Bull At Four ► Folk-Pop
1975 ● Harry Chapin —— Portrait Gallery ► Folk-Pop
1982 ● The Fall —— Room To Live (Undilutable Slang Truth!) ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Depeche Mode —— A Broken Frame ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Alphaville —— Forever Young ► New Wave synth pop
1986 ● Cyndi Lauper —— True Colors ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1986 ● New Order —— The John Peel Sessions I ► Alt Pop-Rock
1986 ● Billy Squier —— Enough Is Enough ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Randy Newman —— Land Of Dreams ► Folk-Rock
1989 ● Tears For Fears —— The Seeds Of Love ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1993 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Very ► Electro-pop/Dance
1994 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Under The Table And Dreaming ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Walter Becker —— 11 Tracks Of Whack ► Jazz-Rock
1994 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Strategem ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— In The Hot Seat ► Progressive Rock
1994 ● Brandy Norwood —— Brandy ► New Jack Swing
1994 ● The Moody Blues —— Time Traveler ► Prog Rock
1994 ● R.E.M. —— Monster ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1994 ● Santana Brothers —— Brothers ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1996 ● Sasha & John Digwood —— Northern Exposure ► Progressive House/Trance
1999 ● Cocteau Twins —— BBC Sessions ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Gary Moore —— A Different Beat ► Roots Rock (Irish)
2001 ● Billy Joel —— Opus 1-10 Fantasies & Delusions – Music for Solo Piano ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Big Star —— In Space ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Toni Braxton —— Libra ► Soul-Pop
2005 ● John Cale —— Black Acetate ► Art Rock
2005 ● Robert Palmer —— Legend: Live On Stage ► Blue-Eyed Soul
2005 ● The Psychedelic Furs —— Heartbreak Beat ► Post-Punk New Wave
2005 ● The Everly Brothers —— Give Me A Future ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Neil Young —— Prairie Wind ► Folk-Rock
2006 ● The Band —— The Musical History [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
2010 ● Eric Clapton —— Clapton ► Blues-Rock
2011 ● Everclear —— Return To Santa Monica ► Grunge-Punk
2011 ● Machine Head —— Unto The Locust ► Heavy Metal/Groove Metal
2011 ● Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop
2011 ● Matthew Sweet —— Modern Art ► Power Pop
2011 ● Youth Lagoon —— The Year Of Hibernation ► Dream Pop
2013 ● Rush —— Vapor Trails Remixed ► Prog/Art Rock


September 28
1973 ● Slade —— Sladest ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Status Quo —— Hello! ► British Rock
1976 ● Stevie Wonder —— Songs In The Key Of Life ► Pop-R&B
1978 ● Black Sabbath —— Never Say Die! ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Alice Cooper —— DaDa ► Art Rock
1987 ● Depeche Mode —— Music For The Masses ► Synth-Pop
1987 ● Alice Cooper —— Raise Your Fist And Yell ► Art Rock
1987 ● Wet Wet Wet —— Popped In Souled Out ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1988 ● MC Hammer —— Let’s Get It Started ► Hip-Hop
1992 ● Brian May —— Back To The Light [UK] ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Anal Cunt —— Morbid Florist ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1993 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Live Seeds ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Police —— Message in A Box: The Complete Recordings ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon 1964/1993 ► Folk-Pop
1998 ● PJ Harvey —— Is This Desire? ► Indie Rock
1998 ● Depeche Mode —— The Singles 86>98 ► Synth-Pop
1999 ● Creed —— Human Clay ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
1999 ● Tony Bennett —— Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool ► Easy Listening
1999 ● The Church —— Under The Milky Way: The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Indigo Girls —— Come On Now Social ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● The Specials —— Ghost Town Live ► Ska Revival
1999 ● Sting —— Brand New Day ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● ZZ Top —— XXX ► Blues-Rock
2004 ● Buzzcocks —— The Complete Singles Anthology ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Lucky Live ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Iggy Pop —— Ultimate Live ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2004 ● Mark Knopfler —— Shangri-La ► Roots Rock
2004 ● Joss Stone —— Mind, Body & Soul ► Pop-Soul (Neo-Soul)
2009 ● Mariah Carey —— Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Slade —— Live At The BBC ► Hard Rock
2009 ● Tina Turner —— Tina Live ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Gin Blossoms —— No Chocolate Cake ► Power Pop
2010 ● Soundgarden —— Telephantasm ► Grunge Rock
2010 ● The Doobie Brothers —— World Gone Crazy ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Neil Young —— Le Noise ► Folk-Rock


September 29
1971 ● The Jackson 5 —— Goin’ Back To Indiana ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Glorified Magnified ► Prog Rock
1976 ● Rush —— All The World’s A Stage ► Arena Rock
1977 ● Billy Joel —— The Stranger ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Kool & The Gang —— Celebrate! ► Disco-Funk
1980 ● Stevie Wonder —— Hotter Than July ► Pop-R&B
1981 ● Carly Simon —— Torch ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Stone Temple Pilots —— Core ► Arena Rock
1986 ● The Fall —— Bend Sinister ► Post-Punk
1986 ● Iron Maiden —— Somewhere In Time ► Heavy Metal
1986 ● New Order —— Brotherhood ► Power Pop
1986 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— The Pacific Age ► New Wave Synth Pop
1986 ● Chicago —— Chicago 18 ► Jazz-Rock
1987 ● The Smiths —— Strangeways, Here We Come ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1987 ● Red Hot Chili Peppers —— The Uplift Mofo Party Plan ► Alt. Funk-Rock
1992 ● Alice In Chains —— Dirt ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1992 ● 10,000 Maniacs —— Our Time In Eden ► Folk-Rock
1992 ● Aretha Franklin —— Queen Of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings ► Soul
1992 ● Peter Gabriel —— Us ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Rammstein —— Herzeleid ► Industrial/Krautrock
1997 ● The Fall —— Levitate ► Post-Punk
1997 ● Simple Minds —— The Promised ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1997 ● The Verve —— Urban Hymns ► Psych Rock/Britpop
1997 ● The Rolling Stones —— Bridges To Babylon ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● AFI —— A Fire Inside ► Hardcore Punk
1998 ● Judas Priest —— 98 Live Meltdown ► Heavy Metal
1998 ● Peter Wolf —— Fool’s Parade ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1998 ● Elvis Costello And Burt Bacharach —— Painted From Memory ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1998 ● Joni Mitchell —— Taming The Tiger ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Alice In Chains —— Black Gives Way To Blue ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
2009 ● Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ —— The Great American Bubble Factory ► Southern Rock
2009 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— God & Guns ► Southern Rock


September 30
1963 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Heat Wave ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Rare Earth —— Get Ready ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1970 ● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles —— A Pocket Full Of Miracles ► Soul – Motown
1972 ● Joe Walsh —— Barnstorm ► Blues-Rock
1978 ● Gary Moore —— Back On The Streets ► Roots Rock (Irish)
1979 ● Godley & Crème —— Freeze Frame ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Tom Waits —— Rain Dogs ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Hall & Oates —— Live At The Apollo ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Madness —— Mad Not Mad ► Ska
1985 ● Wang Chung —— To Live And Die In L.A. ► New Wave/Dance-Pop
1985 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Soul To Soul ► Blues-Rock
1987 ● Ian Dury —— New Boots And Panties!! ► Punk-Rock
1991 ● Nitzer Ebb —— Ebbhead ► Industrial/EBM
1991 ● Robbie Robertson —— Storyville ► Roots Rock
1991 ● Simply Red —— Stars ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Paul McCartney —— Choba b CCCP ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● R.E.M. —— The Best Of R.E.M. ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1992 ● Natalie Cole —— Twin Best Now ► Soul-Pop
1994 ● Lake Of Tears —— Greater Art ► Doth/Doom Metsal
1994 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles & Tony Sheridan ► Rock n Roll
1996 ● Secret Chiefs 3 —— First Grand Constitution And Bylaws ► Experimental/Indie Rock
1997 ● Bob Dylan —— Time Out Of Mind ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Tone Soul Evolution ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
1997 ● Patti Smith —— Peace And Noise ► Heartland Rock
2000 ● Turbonegro —— Darkness Forever! ► Heavy Metal/Glam Punk
2002 ● Ace Of Base —— Da Capo ► Euro-Dance Pop
2002 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Ragpicker’s Dream ► Roots Rock
2002 ● The Rolling Stones —— Forty Licks ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Martina McBride —— Martina ► Alt. Country
2003 ● Bonnie Raitt —— The Best Of Bonnie Raitt On Capitol 1989-2003 ► Blues-Rock
2003 ● Sting —— Sacred Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Toto —— The Essential Toto ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
2008 ● Melissa Etheridge —— A New Thought For Christmas ► Roots Rock
2008 ● Dion —— Heroes: Giants Of Early Guitar Rock ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● James Taylor —— Covers ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Tina Turner —— Tina!/The Collected Recordings ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Kool & The Gang —— Back To Back ► Funk
2013 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Unvarnished ► Hard Rock
2013 ● Rush —— The Studio Albums 1989-2007 ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● Melissa Etheridge —— This Is M.E. ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Lucinda Williams —— Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone ► Alt. Country
2014 ● Bryan Adams —— Tracks Of My Years ► Pop-Rock

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