Their final album together – though not their closing chapter – ‘The Visitors’ broke rank with the past and brought the news that ABBA fans feared.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.
With ‘Enrique’, Enrique Iglesias made his long-awaited crossover into the English-language market, proving he could dominate two worlds at once.
Fusing high-street glamour with kitchen-sink creativity, ‘Dare’ turned The Human League into world-conquering synth-pop pioneers.
Helping to reboot ‘MTV Unplugged’ for a new generation, Katy Perry used the opportunity to reveal the true extent of her songcraft.
Featuring a solo version of ABBA’s Fernando, along with covers of David Bowie, The Beach Boys and 10cc, ‘Frida Ensam’ is a pop album touched with ABBA magic.
There was be no better pop album in 2017 than Taylor Swift’s bold and confrontational ‘Reputation’: yet another peak in a career that just keeps rising.
‘Forever’ was a tough title to live up to. As Spice Girls’ final album, it found them moving into new territory even as they drifted apart.
With infectious attitude, bags of drive, and no shortage of hits Spice Girls’ debut album took their message of empowerment around the world.
Buzzing along at a tight pace, ‘Red Pill Blues’ found Maroon 5 at their most playful and experimental, powering into another hits-filled decade.
After the 70s party, ‘Super Trouper’ boasted introspective ballads such as ‘The Winner Takes It All’, finding ABBA retooling themselves for a new decade.
From his Soft Cell Days with Dave Ball, to recordings with Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and the Rossiya Orchestra, Marc Almond has always embraced collaboration.
Hot off the back of their debut album, and with a film in the making, too, ‘Spiceworld’ turned Spice Girls into the biggest band on the planet.
With characteristic ambition, Lady Gaga launched ‘ARTPOP’ into the world, declaring that her most complex work yet “could mean anything”.
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