Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ makes life worth living, reaffirming the notion that pop music is the most admired art form in the world.
With a titular track that’s recognized at first riff, Steve Miller Band's ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ stands the test of time as the epitome of 70s classic rock.
Kick-starting Boyz II Men’s stratospheric career, ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ merged hip-hop and doo-wop to produce some of R&B’s undisputed classics.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, ‘The Wildest!’ blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Released in April 1972, the debut album by Raspberries’ became a defining document of a sound that later came to be called power pop.
A new deal with Capitol Records led to the serendipity of a working relationship with producer Don Was, and the best set of songs Bonnie had gathered since her earliest albums.
The classically trained jazz pianist has always straddled the two worlds of jazz and hip-hop, most audibly on pathfinding albums the likes of ‘Black Radio.’
Norah Jones’ multi-Grammy-winning debut album, ‘Come Away With Me,’ is one of the 21st Century’s instant classics.
Released in 1977, Natalie Cole’s 'Unpredictable' documented the singer evolving into an accomplished, multi-faceted artist.
A creative and commercial peak, MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don't Hurt ’Em’ included ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and introduced the world to 'Hammer Time.'
Capitol released the self-titled debut LP by the Texan country original in January 1961.
When Rosanne Cash wrote the songs for ‘Black Cadillac,' she was ready to open her heart. The results were an album hailed as the most intense of her career.
Recorded over three sessions between 1949 and 1950, Miles Davis’ ‘Birth Of The Cool’ is a landmark jazz album.
Founder of Capitol Records, songwriter Johnny Mercer released just one album under his own name, but ‘Accentuate The Positive’ contained a host of classics.
‘Come Fly With Me’ was Frank Sinatra's first album with Billy May as arranger and conductor; it still exudes style and sophistication.