Albums Released in April: Pop, Rock, Metal, Soundtracks: History in Music

Take a look at what the month of April has had to offer in the world of album releases. If the link is highlighted it will mean that there is a interview associated with the band and album release published by music legends. We will take a look at albums released in april.

April 1

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Albums released

● John Coltrane – Giant Steps – Jazz – 1959
● Marvin Gaye – When I’m Alone I Cry – Soul/Broadway – 1964
● Cat Stevens – Mona Bone Jakon – Folk-Pop – 1970
● Harry Nilsson – Son Of Dracula [Sndtrk] – Folk-Rock – 1974
● Journey – Journey – Prog/Art Rock – 1975
● Rush – 2112 – Prog/Art Rock – 1976
● The Clash – Capital Radio [EP] – Punk – 1977
● Grateful Dead – Reckoning – Folk-Rock – 1981
● Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova – Glam Rock – 1982
Trooper – Money Talks – Hard Rock – 1982
● Paul Young – The Secret Of Association – Pop-Rock – 1985
● Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing – Alt. Rock – 1987
● Black Sabbath – Headless Cross – Hard Rock – 1989
● The Afghan Whigs – Up In It – Post-Punk – 1990
● School Of Fish – School Of Fish – Jangle Pop – 1991
● Lit – Tripping The Light Fantastic – Alt Rock/Post-Grunge – 1997
● Simple Minds – Cry – New Wave Alt. Pop – 2002
● Stabbing Westward – The Essential Stabbing Westward – Industrial Rock – 2003
● Ringo Starr – Extended Versions – Pop-Rock – 2003
● Cher – The Very Best Of Cher – Pop-Rock – 2003
● R.E.M. – Accelerate – Alt. Pop-Rock – 2008
● The Apples In Stereo – Electronic Projects For Musicians – Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop – 2008
● Van Morrison – Keep It Simple – Folk-Rock – 2008
● The Rolling Stones – Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack – Blues-Rock – 2008
● Jerry Garcia Band – June 26, 1981, Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA – Roots Rock – 2013
● Jackson Browne – Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne – Folk-Rock – 2014
● Cheap Trick – Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello – Hard Rock/Power Pop – 2016

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Albums released

● Elvis Presley – Kissin’ Cousins – Rock n Roll – 1964
● Donny Hathaway – Donny Hathaway – Soul – 1971
● The Beatles – The Beatles/1962-1966 – Pop-Rock – 1973
● The Beatles – The Beatles/1967-1970 – Pop-Rock – 1973
● Bad Company – Straight Shooter – Hard Rock – 1975
● Jesse Colin Young – Love On The Wing – Folk-Rock – 1977
● Phyllis Hyman – Phyllis Hyman – Soul – Quiet Storm – 1977
● Jefferson Starship – Modern Times – Arena Rock – 1981
● David Bowie – Cat People [Sndtrk] – Electronic Dance-Pop – 1982
● Cocteau Twins – The Spangle Maker [EP] – Folk-Rock – 1984
● Go West – Go West – New Wave Synth-Pop – 1985
● Severed Heads – Bulkhead – Electronica/Industrial – 1988
● Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said – Pop-Rock/Soul-Funk – 1991
● Mike + The Mechanics – Word Of Mouth – Brit Pop-Rock – 1991
● Atlanta Rhythm Section – Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 – Southern Rock – 1996
● Citizen King – Count The Days – Alt Rock/Punk Hop – 1996
● Eric Clapton – Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies – Blues-Rock – 1996
● Our Lady Peace – Clumsy – Post-Grunge Alt Rock – 1997
● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part – Alt Rock – 2001
Genesis – Genesis 1976 – 1982 – Prog Rock – 2007
● Richard Marx – Hits & Ballads – AA Pop-Rock – 2010
● The Rolling Stones – L.A. Friday (Live 1975) – Blues-Rock – 2012
● Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action At A Distance – Indie Rock/Neo-Psychedelia – 2012

April 3

Albums released

● Brenda Lee – Emotions – Country-Pop – 1961
● Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends – Folk-Rock – 1968
● Moby Grape – Wow – Psychedelic Rock (SFO) – 1968
● Harry Nilsson – Harry – Folk-Rock – 1969
● Billy Preston – Live European Tour – Funk – 1974
● Poco – Live – Country-Rock – 1976
● En Vogue – Born To Sing – Dance-Pop – 1990
● Ronnie Wood – Live & Electric – Hard Rock – 2000
● Journey – Arrival – AOR Rock – 2001
● Poison – The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock – Heavy Metal/Hair Metal – 2006
● David Gray – Live from London [EP] – AA Pop-Rock – 2006
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath: The Dio Years – Hard Rock – 2007
● REO Speedwagon – Find Your Own Way Home – Arena Rock – 2007
● Wilson Phillips – Dedicated – Pop-Rock – 2012

April 4

Albums released

● The Kingston Trio – Sold Out – Folk-Pop – 1960
● ZZ Top – Rio Grande Mud – Blues-Rock – 1972
● Cocteau Twins – Peppermint Pig [EP] – Folk-Rock – 1983
● Rodan – Rusty – Alt Rock/Math Rock – 1994
● Radiohead – The Bends – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1995
● Black Sabbath – Cross Purposes Live – Hard Rock – 1995
● The Band – Live At Watkins Glen – Folk-Rock – 1995
● Duran Duran – Thank You – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1995
● INXS – Elegantly Wasted – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1997
● Kreator – Voices Of Transgression: A 90s Retrospective – Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal – 1999
● Lou Reed – Ecstasy – Hard Rock – 2000
● Mariah Carey – The Emancipation Of Mimi – Pop-Rock – 2005
● Goo Goo Dolls – Warner Sound Sessions [EP] – Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge – 2014
● 10,000 Maniacs – Twice Told Tales – Folk-Rock – 2015

April 5

Albums released

● Ben E. King – Seven Letters – Soul – 1965
● Jimi Hendrix – Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky: Live At The L.A. Forum 4-5-70 – Blues-Rock – 1970
● David Crosby & Graham Nash – Graham Nash/David Crosby- Folk-Rock – 1972
● Johnny Cash – Ragged Old Flag – Trad Country – 1974
● Journey – Evolution – Prog/Art Rock – 1979
● Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman – Folk-Rock – 1988
● David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise – Glam Rock – 1993
● Milla Jovovich – The Divine Comedy – Soft Rock – 1994
● Boz Scaggs – Some Change – Pop-Soul – 1994
● Blind Guardian – Imaginations From The Other Side – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1995
● Kansas – On The Other Side – Prog/Arena Rock – 2005
● Eric Clapton – Icon – Blues-Rock – 2011
● The Who – Icon – British Rock – 2011
● Eric Clapton – Icon 2 – Blues-Rock – 2011
● The Who – Icon 2 – British Rock – 2011

April 6

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● Cilla Black – Sher-oo! – Pop/Merseybeat – 1968
● Jean Jacques Burnel – Euroman Cometh – Minimal Wave – 1979
● Roger Taylor – Fun In Space – Glam Rock – 1981
● The Motels – All Four One – L. A. New Wave – 1982
The Cult – Electric – Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Revival – 1987
● Bruce Hornsby – Harbor Lights – Pop-Rock – 1993
● The Dandy Warhols – Dandys Rule, OK? – Psych Rock – 1995
● Various Artists – Fat Music Volume 4: Life In The Fat Lane – Punk-Rock – 1999
● Big Sugar – Heated – Blues-Rock – 1999
● Jane’s Addiction – A Cabinet Of Curiosities – Alt. Rock – 2009
● Peter Wolf – Midnight Souvenirs – Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul – 2010
● Madonna – Sticky & Sweet Tour – Dance-Pop – 2010

April 7

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● The Nazz – Nazz Nazz – Garage Rock – 1969
● Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – 4 Way Street – Folk-Rock – 1971
Genesis – …And Then There Were Three… [UK] – Prog Rock – 1978
● Prince – For You – Quiet Storm – 1978
● Rick James – Street Songs – Soul-Funkl – 1981
● Various Artists – Absolute Beginners [Sndtrk] – Contemporary Rock – 1986
● Blow Monkeys – Animal Magic – Pop-Rock – 1986
● Whitesnake – Whitesnake – Arena Rock – 1987
● Diamanda Galás – The Singer – Gospel/Blues – 1992
● M.O.P. – To The Death – Hardcore Rap – 1994
● Oval – 94 Diskont – Experimental/Electronica – 1995
● The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole – Eletronica/Big beat – 1997
● Bonnie Raitt – Fundamental – Blues-Rock – 1998
● Bachman-Turner Overdrive – King Biscuit Flower Hour – Album Rock – 1998
● King Crimson – Space Groove – Prog Rock – 1998
● Stabbing Westward – Wither Blister Burn & Peel – Industrial Rock – 1998
● Neil Young – Fork In The Road – Folk-Rock – 2009
● James Taylor – Other Covers [EP] – Folk-Rock – 2009
● The Tragically Hip – We Are The Same – Folk-Rock – 2009

April 8

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● Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! – Rock n Roll – 1960
● Merle Haggard – The Legend Of Bonnie & Clyde – Trad Country – 1968
● P. J. Proby – Three Week Hero – Pop-Rock – 1969
● Caravan – In The Land Of Grey And Pink – Prog Rock – 1971
● Dr. John – Desitively Bonnaroo – New Orleans R&B – 1974
● Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic – Hard Rock – 1975
● The Clash – The Clash [UK] – Punk – 1977
● Dave Edmunds – D.E. 7th – Roots/Pub Rock – 1982
● Toto – Toto IV – Pop-Rock – 1982
● Heaven 17 – The Luxury Gap – Synth-Pop – 1983
● The Rolling Stones – Flashpoint – Rock n Roll – 1991
● Simple Minds – Real Life – New Wave Alt. Pop – 1991
● The Offspring – Smash – Punk-Rock – 1994
● Unwound – Repetition – Post Hardcore – 1996
● Boz Scaggs – Come On Home – Pop-Soul – 1997
● Richard Marx – Flesh And Bone – AA Pop-Rock – 1997
● Frank Zappa – Have I Offended Someone? – Art Rock – 1997
● Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind – Power Pop – 1997
● James Taylor – The Best Of James Taylor – Folk-Rock – 2003
● Lucinda Williams – World Without Tears – Alt. Country – 2003
● Mariah Carey – E=MC2 – Pop-Rock – 2008
● Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What – Folk-Pop – 2011
● Counting Crows – Echoes Of The Outlaws Roadshow – AA Pop-Rock – 2013
● Fossil Collective – Tell Where I Lie – Dream Pop – 2013
● Various Artists – The Rebel Kind: Girls With Guitars – Girl Groups – 2014
● Peter Wolf – A Cure For Loneliness – Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul – 2016

April 9

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● Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline – Folk-Rock – 1969
● Dr. John – Remedies – Blues-Rock – 1970
● Queen – Queen II – Prog Rock – 1974
● America – Hideaway – Folk-Rock – 1976
● Natalie Cole – Natalie – Soul-Pop – 1976
Rainbow – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll – Arena Rock – 1978
● Squeeze – Cool For Cats – New Wave Synth-Pop – 1979
● Elton John – Jump Up! – Pop-Rock – 1982
● R.E.M. – Reckoning – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1984
● Billy Squier – Creatures Of Habit – Hard Rock – 1991
● Roxette – Crash! Boom! Bang! – Pop-Rock – 1994
● Chino XL – Here To Save You All – Hardcore Rap – 1996
● Neil Young Featuring Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Are You Passionate? – Rock & Soul – 2002
● Bonnie Raitt – Silver Lining – Blues-Rock – 2002
● Roy Buchanan – Strange Kind Of Feeling – Blues-Rock – 2002

April 10

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● Elvis Presley – It Happened At The World’s Fair – Rock n Roll – 1963
● The Beatles – The Beatles’ Second Album – Pop-Rock – 1964
● Miles Davis – Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West – Jazz-Rock Fusion – 1970
● Elton John – Elton John – Pop-Rock – 1970
● Dusty Springfield – From Dusty With Love – Pop-Rock – 1970
● Carpenters – Golden Prize Volume II [Japan] – Easy Listening – 1974
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses – Prog Rock – 1978
● The Cure – Faith – Post-Punk – 1981
Scorpions – Blackout – Heavy Metal – 1982
● Jethro Tull – The Broadsword And The Beast [UK] – Prog Rock – 1982
● The Cult – Sonic Temple – Hard Rock – 1989
Fleetwood Mac – Behind The Mask – Pop-Rock – 1990
● Laura Branigan – Laura Branigan – Dance-Pop – 1990
● The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious – Garage Rock – 2000
● Brenda Lee – Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends – Country-Pop – 2007
● Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream – Blues-Rock – 2012

April 11

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● Creedence Clearwater Revival – Mardi Gras – Folk-Rock – 1972
● The Beach Boys – Love You – Pop-Rock – 1977
Savatage – Sirens – Heavy Metal/Speed Metal – 1983
● The Who – Two’s Missing – Hard Rock – 1987
● Butthole Surfers – Hairway To Steven – Post-Punk Hardcore – 1988
● Iron Maiden – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – Heavy Metal – 1988
● Celtic Frost – Vanity/Nemesis – Heavy Metal – 1990
● Pavement – Wowee Zowee – Garage Rock – 1995
● No Doubt – Return Of Saturn – Ska-Pop – 2000
● Bad Manners – Special Brew – Ska Revival – 2000
● Queen – Stone Cold Classics – Glam Rock – 2006
Asia – Phoenix – Prog Rock – 2008
● Bob Dylan – In Concert – Brandeis University 1963 – Folk-Rock – 2011

April 12

Albums released

● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dance Party – Soul – Motown – 1965
● The Supremes – We Remember Sam Cooke – Soul – Motown – 1965
● The Jackson 5 – Maybe Tomorrow – Soul – Motown – 1971
● Stevie Wonder – Where I’m Coming From – Pop-R&B – 1971
● Stephen Stills & Manassas – Manassas – Folk-Rock – 1972
● J. Geils Band – Bloodshot – Blues-Rock – 1973
● Poco – Seven – Country-Rock – 1974
● Bob Seger – Beautiful Loser – Heartland Rock – 1975
● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Live Bullet – Rock n Roll – 1976
● John Mellencamp (John Cougar) – American Fool – Roots Rock – 1982
● Rush – Grace Under Pressure – Arena Rock – 1984
● Cheap Trick – Lap Of Luxury – Hard Rock/Power Pop – 1988
● Neil Young – This Note’s For You – Blues-Rock – 1988
● David Gray – A Century Ends – AA Pop-Rock – 1993
● Bruce Springsteen – In Concert/MTV Unplugged – Album Rock – 1993
● All-4-One – All-4-One – Contemporary Soul – 1994
● Hole – Live Through This – Grunge – 1994
● Nightmares On Wax – Carboot Soul – Electronic/Trip Hop – 1999
● Supertramp – It Was The Best Of Times – Prog/Art Rock – 1999
● New Order – In Sessions – Alt Pop-Rock – 2004
● Foo Fighters – Wasting Light – Grunge Rock – 2011
● Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) – AA Pop-Rock – 2012

April 13

Albums released

● Diana Ross & The Supremes – Farewell – Soul – 1970
● David Bowie – Aladdin Sane – Glam Rock – 1973
● Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire – Roots Reggae – 1973
● Michael Jackson – Music & Me – Soul Ballad – 1973
● Thin Lizzy – Black Rose: A Rock Legend – Hard Rock – 1979
● Billy Squier – Don’t Say No – Hard Rock – 1981
● The Church – Of Skins And Heart – Alt. Power Pop – 1981
● R.E.M. – Murmur – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1983
● Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town – Trad Country – 1987
Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night – Pop-Rock – 1987
● Glass Tiger – Diamond Sun – Pop-Rock – 1988
● The Cross – Shove It – Hard Rock – 1988
● Chris Isaak – San Francisco Days – AA Pop-Rock – 1993
● Bruce Springsteen – 18 Tracks – Album Rock – 1999
● The Who – 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of The Who – British Rock – 1999
● The Ataris – Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits – Pop-Punk – 1999
● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Echo – Album Rock – 1999
● Rick Springfield – Karma – Power Pop – 1999
● The Jellybricks – The Soap Opera – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1999
● Bruce Springsteen – Collection: 1973-2012 – Heartland Rock – 2012

April 14

Albums released

● Dionne Warwick – Dionne Warwick In Paris – Pop-Soul – 1966
● Gentle Giant – Three Friends – Prog Rock – 1972
Judas Priest – British Steel – Heavy Metal – 1980
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden – Heavy Metal – 1980
● Van Halen – Diver Down – Hard Rock – 1982
● David Bowie – Let’s Dance – Glam Rock – 1983
● Cocteau Twins – Victorialand – Folk-Rock – 1986
● Soul Asylum – Clam Dip & Other Delights [EP] – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1989
● Chaka Khan – The Woman I Am – Soul-Funk – 1992
● ZZ Top – Greatest Hits – Blues-Rock – 1992
● Cast – Mother Nature Calls – Britpop – 1997
● Converge – When Forever Comes Crashing – Punk/Metalcore – 1998

April 15

Albums released

● Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells – Together – Soul – Motown – 1964
● The Rolling Stones – Aftermath – Rock n Roll – 1966
● Al Green – Green Is Blues – Soul (Southern) – 1970
Grand Funk Railroad – Survival – Hard Rock – 1971
● Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping – Southern Rock – 1974
● The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus – Punk-Rock – 1977
● Andrew Gold – All This And Heaven Too – Pop-Rock – 1978
● Billy Ocean – Love Zone – Dance-Pop – 1986
● Leo Kottke – My Father’s Face – Folk-Rock – 1989
● The Doobie Brothers – Brotherhood – Pop-Rock – 1991
● Grateful Dead – One From The Vault – Psychedelic Rock – 1991
● David Gray – Sell, Sell, Sell – AA Pop-Rock – 1996
● Savage Garden – Savage Garden – Dance-Pop – 1997
● Buck-O-Nine – Twenty-Eight Teeth – Ska-Punk – 1997
● Depeche Mode – Ultra – Synth-Pop – 1997
● Teddy Pendergrass – You And I – Soul-Pop – 1997
● Bran Van 3000 – Glee – AA Pop-Rock – 1997
● ZZ Top – Mescalero – Blues-Rock – 2003
● Fleetwood Mac – Say You Will – Pop-Rock – 2003
● Simple Minds – Sunday Express – Live Volume 1 – New Wave Alt. Pop – 2007
● Rush – Snakes & Arrows Live – Prog/Art Rock – 2008

April 16

Albums released

● The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones – Rock n Roll – 1964
● Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch – Folk-Rock – 1965
● Donovan – A Gift From A Flower To A Garden [UK] – Folk-Rock – 1968
● Minnie Riperton – Come To My Garden – Soul-Pop – 1970
● Klaus Schulze – Moondawn – Space Rock – 1976
● The Damned – Damned, Damned, Damned – Punk-Rock – 1977
● The Band – The Last Waltz – Folk-Rock – 1978
● Stephanie Mills – Sweet Sensation – Quiet Storm – 1980
● Poco – Inamorata – Country-Rock – 1984
● The Bodeans – Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams – Roots Rock – 1986
● Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Perscription – Neo-Psychedelia/Space Rock – 1987
● Scorpions – Savage Amusement – Heavy Metal – 1988
● Bathory – Hammerheart – Heavy Metal/Viking Metal – 1990
● Chris Rea – Auberge – Album Rock – 1991
● Brainbombs – Genius And Brutality – Taste And Power – Noise Rock – 1995
● Brooks & Dunn – Borderline – Country-Rock – 1996
● Voice Of The Beehive – Sex & Misery – Alt. Rock – 1996
● Tom Waits – Mule Variations – Blues-Rock – 1999
● Echo & The Bunnymen – What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? – Post-Punk – 1999
● The Band – The Last Waltz [Box Set] – Folk-Rock – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 10 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 11 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 12 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 7 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 8 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● Phish – Live Phish Volume 9 – Prog Rock/Jam Band – 2002
● The Kingston Trio – The Final Concert – Folk-Pop – 2007
● Aldo Nova – Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova – Glam Rock – 2007
● The Pretenders – Live In London – Post-Punk – 2010
● Foo Fighters – Medium Rare – Grunge Rock – 2011
● R.E.M. – R.E.M. Three – Alt. Pop-Rock – 2011
● Houses – A Quiet Darkness – Electronic Pop – 2013

April 17

Albums released

● Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty – Pop-Rock – 1964
● Brinsley Schwarz – Brinsley Schwarz – Pub Rock – 1970
● Ten Years After – Cricklewood Green – Blues-Rock – 1970
● Peter Frampton – Wind Of Change – Pop-Rock – 1972
● Eagles – Desperado – Country-Rock – 1973
● Stiff Little Fingers – Go For It – Punk-Rock – 1981
● Motörhead – Iron Fist – Heavy Metal/Speed Metal – 1982
● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Good Son – Alt Rock – 1990
● Rick Wakeman – Silent Nights – Art-Rock – 1991
● Rick Wakeman – Time Machine – Prog Rock – 1991
● The Church – Uninvited, Like The Clouds – Alt. Power Pop – 2006
● Dark Tranquility – Fiction – Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal – 2007

Apr 18

Albums released

● Cilla Black – Cilla Sings A Rainbow – Rock ‘N’ Roll/Merseybeat – 1966
● The Pretty Things – Emotions – Psychedelic Rock – 1967
● The Miracles – Renaissance – Soul – Motown – 1973
● ZZ Top – Fandango! – Blues-Rock – 1975
● The Cure – Seventeen Seconds – Post-Punk – 1980
● Butthole Surfers – Rembrandt Pussycat – Post-Punk Hardcore – 1986
● Eric Clapton – Crossroads – Blues-Rock – 1988
● Timbuk 3 – Eden Alley – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1988
● Erasure – The Innocents – Alt. Dance – 1988
● Reba McEntire – Reba – Country-Pop – 1988
● Pixies – Doolittle – Garage Rock – 1989
● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Let Love In – Alt Rock – 1994
● Scorpions – Live Bites – Heavy Metal – 1995
● Tricky – Maxinquaye – Electronic Trip-Hop – 1995
● Deicide – Once Upon The Cross – Heavy Metal/Death Metal – 1995 – Glen Benton Interview
● Blind Guardian – The Forgotten Tales – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1996
● The Apples In Stereo – The Discovery Of A World Inside The Moone – Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop – 2000
● Sheena Easton – Freedom – Pop-Rock – 2000
● Ace Of Base – Greatest Hits – Euro-Dance Pop – 2000
● Berlin – Live:Sacred & Profane – L. A. Synth-Pop – 2000
● Black Label Society – Stronger Than Death – Heavy Metal – 2000 – Zakk Wylde Interview
● Daniel Powter – Daniel Powter – Folk-Rock – 2006
● Matthew Sweet & Suzanna Hoffs – Under The Covers, Vol. 1 – Pop-Rock – 2006
● Grimes – Darkbloom [EP] – Dream Pop – 2011
● Mike + The Mechanics – The Road – Brit Pop-Rock – 2011

April 19

Albums released

● Tony Bennett – If I Ruled The World: Songs For The Jet Set – Easy Listening – 1965
● The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle – Art Rock – 1968
● The Beatles – The Beatles/1962-1966 [UK] – Pop-Rock – 1973
● The Beatles – The Beatles/1967-1970 [UK] – Pop-Rock – 1973
● Miles Davis – Big Fun – Jazz-Rock Fusion – 1974
● John Sebastian – Welcome Back – Folk-Rock – 1976
● Laurie Anderson – Big Science – Art Rock – 1982
● Jethro Tull – The Broadsword And The Beast – Prog Rock – 1982
● Ultravox – Lament – New Wave Synth-Pop – 1984
● Natalie Cole – Good To Be Back – Soul-Pop – 1989
● Gastr Del Sol – Crookt, Crackt, Or Fly – Alt Rock – 1994
● Superchunk – Foolish – Indie Rock/Alt Punk – 1994
● The Sneetches – Starfucker – Alt. Power Pop – 1995
● The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1999

April 20

Albums released

● Jethro Tull – Benefit – Prog Rock – 1970
● Paul McCartney – McCartney – Pop-Rock – 1970
● Dr. John – Dr. John’s Gumbo – Roots Rock – 1972
● Rick James – Come Get It! – Soul-Funk – 1978
● Ronnie Wood – Gimme Some Neck – Hard Rock – 1979
● Charlie Daniels Band – Million Mile Reflections – Southern Rock – 1979
● Amy Grant – My Father’s Eyes – Pop-Rock/Christian – 1979
● Dave Edmunds – Twangin’… – Roots/Pub Rock – 1981
● Bon Jovi – 7800° Fahrenheit – Arena Rock – 1985
● Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted – Garage Rock – 1992
● Ben E. King – Anthology – Soul – 1993
● Dave Edmunds – The Anthology (1968-1990) – Roots/Pub Rock – 1993
● Aerosmith – Get A Grip – Hard Rock – 1993
● Radiohead – Pablo Honey – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1993
● 10,000 Maniacs – The Earth Pressed Flat – Folk-Rock – 1999
● Alice Cooper – The Life And Crimes Of Alice Cooper – Hard Rock – 1999 – Chuck Garric Interview
● Buckethead – Monsters And Robots – Experimental/Funk-Metal – 1999
● Little Feat – Highwire Act: Live In St. Louis 2003 – Southern Rock – 2004
● Prince – Musicology – Dance-Pop – 2004 Rhonda Smith Interview
● The Staple Singers – Reach Out And Touch…Live! – Memphis Soul – 2004
● Machine Head – Through The Ashes Of Empires – Heavy Metal/Groove Metal – 2004
● Jimmy Buffett – Encores: Live – Folk-Rock – 2010
● The Apples In Stereo – Travellers In Space And Time – Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop – 2010

April 21

Albums released

● King Curtis – King Soul – Instrumental Soul – 1960
● The Mothers Of Invention – Uncle Meat – Art Rock – 1969
● ABBA – ABBA – Euro-Pop – 1975
● Ringo Starr – Bad Boy [UK] – Pop-Rock – 1978
● Pete Townshend – Empty Glass – Prog Rock – 1980
● Bananarama – Bananarama – New Wave Dance-Pop – 1984
● Accept – Russian Roulette – Heavy Metal/Kraut Metal – 1986 Udo Dirkschneider Interview
● Siouxsie And The Banshees – Tinderbox – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1986
● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) – Album Rock – 1987
● X Japan – Blue Blood – Heavy Metal/Speed Metal – 1989
● The Beastie Boys – Check Your Head – Rap – 1992
● The Cure – Wish – Post-Punk – 1992
● Unwound – The Future Of What – Post Hardcore – 1995
● Supergrass – In It For The Money – Post-Punk Britpop – 1997
● Dark Tranquility – The Mind’s I – Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal – 1997
● Widespread Panic – Light Fuse, Get Away – Southern Rock – 1998
● Lou Reed – Perfect Night: Live In London – Hard Rock – 1998
● Arch Enemy – Stigmata – Heavy Metal/Death Metal – 1998
● Ray Davies – The Storyteller – Pop-Rock – 1998
● The Who – Live From Toronto – British Rock – 2006
● Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe – New Wave/Synth-Pop – 2009

April 22

Albums released

● The Monkees – The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees – Pop-Rock – 1968
● Iron Butterfly – Live – Psychedelic Rock – 1970
● Merle Haggard – Hag – Country Classics – 1971
● The Temptations – Sky’s The Limit – Soul – Motown – 1971
● J. Geils Band – Blow Your Face Out – Blues-Rock – 1976
● Heart – Magazine – Album Rock – 1978
● Prince – Around The World In A Day – Pop-Rock – 1985
● Alison Moyet – Hoodoo [UK] – Blue-Eyed Soul – 1991
● The Fall – Shift-Work – Post-Punk Pop-Rock – 1991
● The Samples – No Room – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1992
● Stratovarius – Episode – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1996
● Boston – Greatest Hits – Arena Rock – 1997
● Chicago – The Heart Of Chicago 1967-1997 – Jazz-Rock – 1997
● Asia – Live – Prog Rock – 1997
● Mary J. Blige – Share My World – Hip Hop Soul – 1997
● Son Volt – Straightaways – Alt. Country-Rock – 1997
● Black Sabbath – Symptom Of The Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970 – 1978 – Hard Rock – 2002
● Madonna – American Life – Dance-Pop – 2003
● Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride – Heavy Metal – 2003 John DeServio Interview
● Matthew Sweet – Kimi Ga Suki – Power Pop – 2003
● Simple Minds – Sunday Express – Live Volume 2 – New Wave Alt. Pop – 2007
● Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Momofuku – Roots Rock – 2008
● Carpenters – 40/40 – Easy Listening – 2009

April 23

Albums released

● Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends – Blues-Rock – 1969
● The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers – Blues-Rock – 1971
● Stephen Stills & Manassas – Down The Road – Country-Rock – 1973
● The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue – Blues-Rock – 1976
● Gentle Giant – Interview [UK] – Prog Rock – 1976
● Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey – Reggae-Folk – 1976
● The Ramones – The Ramones – Punk-Rock – 1976
● Jethro Tull – Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die [UK] – Prog Rock – 1976
● Judas Priest – Sin After Sin – Heavy Metal – 1977 Ian Hill Interview
● Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan At Budokan – Folk-Rock – 1979
● Madness – Complete Madness – Ska – 1982
● Men at Work – Two Hearts – Synth-Pop – 1985
● Various Artists – We Are The World (USA For Africa) – Album Rock – 1985
● Dave Mason – Two Hearts – Prog Rock – 1987
● Death Angel – The Ultra-Violence – Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal – 1987
● Inspiral Carpets – Life – Indie Rock/Madchester – 1990
● Dead Milkmen – Metaphysical Grafitti – Punk-Rock – 1990
● Various Artists – Deadicated – Jam Bands – 1991
● Joe Walsh – Ordinary Average Guy – Blues-Rock – 1991
● Michael Bolton – Time, Love & Tenderness – Pop-Rock – 1991
● Hootie & The Blowfish – Fairweather Johnson – Pop-Rock – 1996
● Babasónicos – Miami – Latin Rock/Rap – 1999
● The Knack – Live From The Rock N Roll Funhouse – Power Pop – 2002
● Supertramp – Slow Motion – Prog/Art Rock – 2002
● Elvis Costello And The Attractions – When I Was Cruel – Alt. Pop-Rock – 2002
● Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Alt. Country-Rock – 2002
● The Monkees – The Best Of The Monkees – Pop-Rock – 2003
● Bob Dylan – Together Through Life – Folk-Rock – 2009
● Asia – Omega – Prog Rock – 2010
● Cilla Black – Complete Cilla (1963-1973) – Pop-Rock – 2012
● Peter Gabriel – Live Blood – Prog Rock – 2012

April 24

Albums released

● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl – Pop-Rock – 1968
● David Bowie – Diamond Dogs – Glam Rock – 1974
● Cameo – Cameosis – Soul-Funk – 1980
● World Party – Goodbye Jumbo – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1990
● Helloween – Better Than Raw – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1998
● Jessica Simpson – Sweet Kisses [UK] – Tenn Dance-Pop – 2000
● The Bee Gees – This Is Where I Came In – Pop-Rock – 2001
● Mark Knopfler & Emmy Lou Harris – All The Roadrunning – Country-Rock – 2006
● Lou Reed – Hudson River Wind Meditations – Art Rock – 2007
● Patti Smith – Twelve – Hard Rock – 2007

April 25

Albums released

● The Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream – Psychedelic Rock – 1969
● The Doobie Brothers – Stampede – Pop-Rock – 1975
● 10cc – Deceptive Bends – Pop-Rock – 1977
● Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Disco – 1979
● Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell – Hard Rock – 1980
● Exodus – Bonded By Blood – Heavy Metal – 1985
● Soul Asylum – Hang Time – Alt. Rock/Garage Rock – 1988
● Blur – Parklife – Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop – 1994
● Little Feat – Ain’t Had Enough Fun – Southern Rock – 1995
● Bob Dylan – MTV Unplugged – Folk-Rock – 1995
● King Crimson – THRAK – Prog Rock – 1995
● Parliament – Live 1976-93 – Funk – 1996
● Toni Braxton – The Heat – Soul-Pop – 2000
● Donovan – Summer Day Reflection Songs – Folk-Rock – 2000
● Goo Goo Dolls – Gutterflower – Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge – 2002
● Goo Goo Dolls – Let Love In – Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge – 2005
● Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions – Folk-Rock – 2006

April 26

Albums released

● The Supremes – Right On – Soul – Motown – 1970
● X – Los Angeles – Punk-Rock (L.A.) – 1980
● Bucks Fizz – Are You Ready – Europop-Dance – 1982
● Paul McCartney – Tug Of War – Pop-Rock – 1982
● “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Weird Al” Yankovic – Comedy/Parody – 1983
● Hooters – Nervous Night – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1985
● Honeymoon Suite – Racing After Midnight – Arena Rock – 1988 Johnnie Dee Interview
● k. d. lang – Shadowland – Alt Country Rock – 1988
● Richard Marx – Repeat Offender – AA Pop-Rock – 1989
● The Bodeans – Black And White – Roots Rock – 1991
● Luther Vandross – Power Of Love – Smooth Soul – 1991
● The Fall – The Infotainment Scan – Post-Punk Pop-Rock – 1993
● Johnny Cash – American Recordings – Traditional Country – 1994
● Jimi Hendrix – Blues – Blues-Rock – 1994
● Fleetwood Mac – In Chicago 1969 – Electric Blues – 1994
● Live – Throwing Copper – Post-Grunge Alt Rock – 1994
● Children Of Bodom – Hatebreeder – Heavy Metal/Black Metal – 1999 Roope Latvala Interview
● The Rolling Stones – Singles 1963-1965 – Blues-Rock – 2004
● Bruce Springsteen – Devils & Dust – Heartland Rock – 2005
● Joni Mitchell – Songs Of A Prairie Girl – Folk-Rock – 2005
● New Order – Waiting For The Siren’s Call – Alt Pop-Rock – 2005
● Soul Asylum – Closer To The Stars: Best Oif The Twin/Tone Years – Alt. Pop-Rock – 2006
● Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Alt. Country – 2011
● The Rolling Stones – Singles 1971-2006 – Blues-Rock – 2011
● Chad & Jeremy – Three In The Attic – Folk-Pop – 2013

April 27

Albums released

● Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music – Soul-Funk – 1968
● The Fall – Slates – Post-Punk Pop-Rock – 1981
● The B-52’s – Whammy! – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1983
● R.E.M. – Dead Letter Office – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1987
● David Bowie – Never Let Me Down – Glam Rock – 1987
● Slade – You Boyz Make Big Noize – Hard Rock – 1987
● Pat Benatar – True Love – Hard Rock/Jump Blues – 1991
● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream – Alt Rock – 1992
● XTC – Nonsuch – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1992
● Vince Neil – Exposed – Heavy Metal/Hair Metal – 1993
● Porno For Pyros – Porno For Pyros – Alt Rock – 1993
● Massive Attack – Mezzanine – Trip-Hop – 1998
● Blind Guardian – Nightfall In Middle-Earth – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1998
● AFI – Black Sails EP – Hardcore Punk – 1999
● Immortal – Damned In Black – Heavy Metal/Black Metal – 2000
● Black Sabbath – Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) – Hard Rock – 2004
● Patti Smith – Trampin’ – Hard Rock – 2004
● Melissa Etheridge – Fearless Love – Roots Rock – 2010

April 28

Albums released

● Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority – Jazz-Rock – 1969
● Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – What Love Has…Joined Together – Soul – Motown – 1970
● Alice Cooper – Flush The Fashion – Hard Rock – 1980
● Grateful Dead – Go To Heaven – Pop-Rock – 1980
● Marshall Crenshaw – Marshall Crenshaw – Power Pop – 1982
● Annie Lennox – Diva – Adult Alternative Pop-Rock – 1992
● Fair Warning – Rainmaker – Hard Rock – 1995
● Stratovarius – Visions – Heavy Metal/Power Metal – 1997
● Dave Matthews Band – Before These Crowded Streets – AA Pop-Rock – 1998
● Yes – Beyond & Before: BBC Recordings 1969-1970 – Prog Rock – 1998
● Big Pun – Capital Punishment – Latino Rap – 1998
● Jimmy Buffett – Don’t Stop The Carnival – Folk-Rock – 1998
● Stevie Nicks – Enchanted: The Works Of Stevie Nicks – Pop-Rock – 1998
● Jefferson Airplane – Live At The Fillmore East – Psychedelic Rock – 1998
● The Monkees – The Monkees Anthology – Pop-Rock – 1998
● Secret Chiefs 3 – Second Grand Constitution And Bylaws, Hurqalya – Experimental/Indie Rock – 1998
● Children Of Bodom – Something Wild – Heavy Metal/Black Metal – 1998
● Danny Wilde & The Rembrandts – Spin This – Pop-Rock – 1998
● Mark Knopfler – A Shot At Glory [Sndtrk] – Roots Rock – 2002
● Various Artists – Playing For Change: Songs Around The World – Worldbeat – 2009
● The Black Crowes – Warpaint Live – Southern Rock – 2009
● The Ramona Flowers – Lust And Lies [EP] – Dream Pop – 2013

April 29

Albums released

● The Turtles – Happy Together – Pop-Rock – 1967
● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Ridin’ High – Soul – Motown – 1968
● The Temptations – The Temptations Wish It Would Rain – Soul – Motown – 1968
● The Doors – L. A. Woman – Blues-Rock – 1971
Alice Cooper – Lace And Whiskey – Ballad – 1977
● Van Halen – Fair Warning – Hard Rock – 1981
● The Replacements – Hootenanny – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1983
● Santana – Beyond Appearances – Jazz-Rock Fusion – 1985
● Freddie Mercury – Mr. Bad Guy – Pop-Rock – 1985
● Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever – Album Rock – 1989
● Buzzcocks – All Set – Punk-Rock – 1996
● Black Sabbath – The Sabbath Stones – Hard Rock – 1996
● The Ataris – Anywhere But Here – Pop-Punk – 1997
● Indigo Girls – Shaming Of The Sun – Folk-Rock – 1997
● The Kentucky Headhunters – Stompin’ Grounds – Southern Rock – 1997
● Lynyrd Skynyrd – Twenty – Southern Rock – 1997
● Steve Winwood – Nine Lives – Album Rock – 2008
● Prince – Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic – Dance-Pop – 2001
● Madonna – Hard Candy – Dance-Pop – 2008

April 30

Albums released

● The Zombies – Begin Here – Art Rock – 1965
● Marvin Gaye – M.P.G. – Soul – Motown – 1969
● Thin Lizzy – Thin Lizzy – Hard Rock – 1971
● Paul McCartney & Wings – Red Rose Speedway – Pop-Rock – 1973
● J.J. Cale – Okie – Blues-Rock – 1974
● Elton John – Here And There – Pop-Rock – 1976
● Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration – Roots Reggae – 1976
● The Moody Blues – Caught Live + 5 [UK] – Psychedelic Rock – 1977
● Sister Sledge – We Are Family – Disco – 1979
● Cheap Trick – One On One – Hard Rock/Power Pop – 1982
● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture – New Wave Synth Pop – 1984
● The Cure – The Top – Post-Punk – 1984
Keel – The Final Frontier – Heavy Metal – 1986
● Lynyrd Skynyrd – Skynyrd’s Innyrds – Southern Rock – 1989
● Billy Bragg – The Internationale – Folk-Rock – 1990
● Boyz II Men – Cooleyhighharmony – New Jack Swing – 1991
● Joe Jackson – Laughter & Lust – New Wave Pop-Rock – 1991
Yes – Union – Prog Rock – 1991
Iced Earth – Night Of The Stormrider – Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal – 1992
● Dave Matthews Band – Crash – AA Pop-Rock – 1996
● The Cranberries – To The Faithful Departed – Alt. Pop-Rock – 1996
● Spin Doctors – If The River Was Whiskey – Alt Pop-Rock – 2013

 

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