After leaving Nashville behind, country rebel Steve Earle went full rock’n’roll on ‘Copperhead Road’ and took everyone along for the ride.
With the ‘Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ album, George Strait earned himself a CMA Award and burnished his ever-expanding reputation.
With ‘Backspacer’, Pearl Jam produced one of the best late-era albums of any band’s career and proved they were still having fun.
With ‘New Jersey’, Bon Jovi proved that whether they were writing stadium anthems or power ballads, they could create hits with ease.
The ‘Comeback Season’ mixtape is not only a testament to Drake’s longevity, but to how long he’s been on top with his versatile approach to hip-hop & R&B.
Released at the start of the 80s, ‘Tattoo You’ proved The Rolling Stones weren’t giving up on their title of World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band.
‘Music For Installations’ is an appropriately illuminating celebration of Brian Eno’s parallel work with music, light and video.
With her ‘Christmas & Chill’ EP, Ariana Grande put a trap-flavoured twist on holiday standards to create a new Christmas classic of her own.
With ‘Love Angel Music Baby’, Gwen Stefani eschewed the usual confessional singer-songwriter solo statement and doubled down on unabashed pop.
LL Cool J’s debut album, ‘Radio’, turned the MC into a hip-hop superstar and put the emerging Def Jam record label on the map.
With the ‘Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)’ album, Marilyn Manson set out to “punish everyone for daring to f__k with me”.
Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis released just one solo record, but it transcends time, achieving its creator’s goal “to make an album that is unique”.
With ‘Cross Road’, Bon Jovi reflected on their past while looking to the future and asserting their newfound artistic freedom.
Eric Clapton joins John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then quits to form Cream, but first he records the Beano album, a classic.