9 April

Critics' darlings' albums, F-K, except for Charlie Feathers and Robert Johnson (the latter of course did not make studio albums, the former had a few studio albums but his singles receive higher accolades). Also, Billy Haley and the Comets would have one album (Shake Rattle and Roll) and B B King a second (Singin' the Blues) if we were including albums of which at least a majority of the tracks had been released as singles:

John Fahey - Blind Joe Death [final, 1967 version]; America
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour; This Nation's Saving Grace
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook; Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook; Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook; Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook; Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook
The Flying Burrito Bros. - The Gilded Palace of Sin
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain; One Nation Under a Groove
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel [3]; Peter Gabriel [4]; So
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
The Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood
The Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun; American Beauty; Workingman's Dead; Live/ Dead; Europe '72
Al Green - Let's Stay Together; Call Me
Merle Haggard - A Portrait of Merle Haggard; [Merle Haggard and the Strangers] Hag
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul; Black Moses
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains; [Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians] Fegmania!
Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly; [The Crickets] - The "Chirping" Crickets
The Human League - Dare
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade; New Day Rising; Flip Your Wig
The Impressions - The Impressions
Etta James - At Last!; Etta James Rocks the House; Tell Mama
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids; Tin Drum
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow; Volunteers
Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes; Dreaming My Dreams
Jethro Tull - Aqualung; Thick as a Brick
Judas Priest - Stained Class; British Steel
B B King - Live at the Regal
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King; Larks' Tongue in Aspic
The Kinks - Something Else by the Kinks; The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society; Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
Kiss - Alive!; Destroyer