Stereophonics’ sixth album, ‘Pull The Pin’, found the Welsh rockers looking at the world around them and trying to make sense of the disarray.
Following ‘Parallel Lines’ was no small task, but with their ‘Eat To The Beat’ album, Blondie proved they still had plenty of tasty licks up their sleeves.
With a little help from Noel Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers’ ‘Setting Sun’ single hit topped the charts, and remains a psych-tinged classic.
Setting Placebo on a new path entirely, the ‘Without You I’m Nothing’ album proved they were fully committed to their artistic progression.
In an artistic about-turn that no one predicted, Sting confidently explored classical music across three albums that remain some of his most experimental.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
Monty Python raised the comedy song to an art form, and their albums are that rare thing: musical comedy that hasn’t dated. Here’s why.
With the release of their third album, ‘UB44’, UB40 created a fan favourite and edged towards their patented pop-reggae sound of ‘Labour Of Love’.
Roy Orbison’s final MGM album, ‘Milestones’ is a curio containing masterful readings of Bee Gees’ ‘Words’ and a Big O take on country-rock.
Epic yet intensely personal, The Verve’s ‘A Northern Soul’ remains of the most defining albums of the mid-90s: soul music, torn direct from the core.
Approximating the sound of the ultimate high, The Verve’s debut album, ‘A Storm In Heaven’, sent the band – and British psychedelia – into the stratosphere.
Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley compiles an exclusive Best Of The 80s mix for uDiscover Music – with a few surprises along the way!
Starting with his solo debut, in 1985, Sting embarked on a six-year period with three solo albums that charted a remarkable artistic progression.
With ‘Warm Leatherette’, Grace Jones dragged the 70s into the 80s and defined the shape of the decade to come with a compelling take on new wave.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.