A feast of beautifully crafted, airwave-friendly pop, Crowded House’s ‘Woodface’ featured some of the band’s most melodic, infectious tunes to date.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
More than two years after his first US and international hit singles, Shannon made the US LP bestsellers at last.
His first singles chart appearance captured the improvised, call-and-response electricity between Stevie and a Chicago crowd.
The duo's place in the pop firmament was so assured that they could approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
On their first live album, the band’s already famous reputation as one of the world’s greatest rock attractions was finally on record for all to hear.
Stax’s motto for 1969 was “Getting it all together” – and they did, on ‘Soul Explosion’, one of the great soul music compilations of all time.
A career- and decade-defining album, ABC’s ‘Lexicon Of Love’ was a widescreen pop classic that gave the band their international breakthrough.
Peaking on some of their best-loved numbers, ‘Surrender’ found The Chemical Brothers at the height of their powers and on the verge of a new era.
The man from Nevada has become one of 21st century rock’s most charismatic lead singers.
One of the most memorable open-air events of the decade turned into a triumph for the visiting Californian heroes.
The band started the new decade with another American No. 1 album.
Mixing James Brown funk with his own soul jazz grooves, ‘Mr Shing-A-Ling’ found Lou Donaldson in the middle of a second creative burst for Blue Note.
Dave Clark reveals why working with Freddie Mercury on the ‘Time Waits For No One’ song was a truly unique collaboration with “such a perfectionist”.
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.
The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.