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.
With a trademark mellow sound, ‘Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’ laid down a bold marker in American R&B music, looking for something deep and meaningful.
With his third Capitol LP in five months, the singer-guitarist was ending 1967 as one of the hottest new properties in country music.
On her Grammy-winning album, ‘How Glad I Am,’ Nancy Wilson established herself as a singular storyteller able to switch effortlessly between pop, jazz and R&B
Decades after its release, The White Album remains a groundbreaking record, lauded by many Beatles fans – though dividing the opinions of some.
The album advertised the artist's rare ability to interpret UK and US pop, the country, soul and folk flavours of her past and the West Coast album sound.
Released in 1984, 'Solid' defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.
Brilliant and inventive, George Clinton’s debut solo album, ‘Computer Games’, was a funky return to form from the P-Funk mastermind.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, Ringo Starr’s third album was hailed as 'the first to actually invoke The Beatles’ aura.'
With an array of splendid songs, Joe South’s debut album, ‘Introspect’, was a slow burner that finally caught alight and remains a late 60s gem.
‘Night Moves’ was Bob Seger’s first album with The Silver Bullet Band. Promoting him to superstar status, it sold over six million copies in the US.
‘Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely’ is the epitome of sadness, with arrangements that have an added dollop of despondency. It's a beauty…
Sauntering towards genius, Mazzy Star’s ‘So Tonight That I Might See’ remains a 90s classic, hailed by some as the best psychedelic blues album since Cream.
The album was released in October 1968, when the man from Bakersfield was enjoying an extraordinary run of success.
With some of the most magisterial songs The Beatles ever wrote, ‘Abbey Road’ was the final album they recorded, and now stands as many people’s favorite.
Propelling the group into the limelight, Blind Melon’s self-titled debut album remains a much-loved 90s alt.rock classic.