Californian pacesetter Beck was 32 when he recorded 'Sea Change,' and reviewers enthused that they’d never heard him write and perform with such maturity.
Arguably less immediate and less accessible than previous R.E.M. landmark albums, ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ was a sprawling, “White Album”-esque affair.
‘Document’ gave R.E.M. the chance to further broaden their palette, fashioning songs from riffs written on instruments such as mandolins and accordions.
George Harrison, along with his mentor Ravi Shankar and a host of stars, pulled off something in 1971 that had never been achieved before.
‘Lifes Rich Pagent’ was a watershed album for R.E.M. on which Michael Stipe gained in confidence as a frontman and began to clearly enunciate his lyrics.
The band's 1993 release became the fastest record they’ve ever made.
Released in 1992, this album captures George Harrison’s performance with Eric Clapton and remains a joyous celebration of Harrison’s career.
Queen's debut album, released by EMI after many others had turned it away, proved to be an important, auspicious & vital entry, now sounding like a landmark.
Having got out of the 1970s intact, Queen were now very definitely – Rock Royalty. The Game topped the UK and US charts and would go on to sell an estimated twelve...
The One Foot In The Grave album contained plenty of evidence that Beck Hansen’s non-conformist tendencies were undiluted by his new-found notoriety.
It may be a cliché to suggest that the world’s greatest rock bands need to traverse their “difficult third album”, yet over the years that’s a tag that has frequently been attached...
At the dawn of the 80s, George Harrison delivered his musical retort to the decadence of the decade with 'Somewhere In England'
After battling personal setbacks, Queen soldiered on and regrouped to deliver one of their strongest efforts in the 80s, ‘The Miracle’.
Queen's 10th studio album ‘Hot Space’ saw the band experiment with electro-disco and featured Freddie and Bowie's iconic single, 'Under Pressure'.
‘Electronic Sound’ is a musical marker, one that George Harrison laid down during a period of intense inventiveness in a world where anything was possible.