Glam rock sparked a cultural evolution, with its thrilling music, spectacular costumes, and a dash of provocative sexual tension.
A lighter, more life-affirming album than the one she intended to write, ‘Prism’ found Katy Perry making bold moves in new directions.
Fusing high-street glamour with kitchen-sink creativity, ‘Dare’ turned The Human League into world-conquering synth-pop pioneers.
ABBA’s fourth album, ‘Arrival,’ went on to become the best-selling album in the UK in 1977, and contains their finest moments on record.
Taking the lead in the 2018 adaptation of ‘A Star Is Born,’ Lady Gaga bagged an Oscar and proved herself to be the greatest chameleon of her generation.
Treading a fine line between majestic camp and all-out cheese, ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ keeps pop titans like Cher and Madonna coming back time and again.
The best Maroon 5 songs trace the band’s evolution from pop-rock ones-to-watch to a genre-defying act that continues to surprise us.
Standing cheek to cheek with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga staged her most radical reinvention yet, setting herself on a new creative arc.
With their debut album, ‘Popped In Souled Out’, Wet Wet introduced themselves as a band that was “totally wrong but unique – and totally great”.
In the late 60s and early 70s, the future members of 10cc helped put Strawberry Studios on the map, with a fascinating history of rare early recordings.
Released as the first taster from the ‘Prism’ album, ‘Dark Horse’ revealed that Katy Perry was committed to taking her music in new directions.
With a fresh set of songs – and a storming, career-defining single – Maroon 5 reached for glory with their third album, ‘Hands All Over’.
By the time Frida released ‘Shine’, in September 1984, the landscape had changed for female pop stars, but it remains a thoroughly ambitious pop-rock album.
With Phil Collins handling production duties, Frida’s ‘Something’s Going On’ was a confident album which became the most successful post-ABBA solo project.
Soft Cell masterminds Dave Ball and Marc Almond look back on the “enjoyable chaos” of Britain’s first ever synth-pop duo.