Commonly referred to as “The Black Album”, Metallica’s self-titled record packed a bigger punch than ever before, upping the ante on heavy metal.
With their debut album, ‘Kill ’Em All’, Metallica took thrash metal to another level, laying the groundwork for its arrival on the global stage.
‘Blacks And Blues’ found flautist Bobbi Humphrey teaming up with Larry Mizell for a groove-laden album that provided future sample-fodder for hip-hop.
Adding washes of electronica to their stadium-sized anthems, ‘Evolve’ was “80s-flecked power-rock” that found Imagine Dragons at their life-affirming best.
Stuffed with arena-friendly anthems, The Killers’ debut album, ‘Hot Fuss’, captured a special moment in time, helping define alt.rock for a new generation.
'Made In Japan,' the double live set recorded in the summer of 1972 during the band's first tour of Japan, charted in January 1973.
‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ was never appreciated during its time but now the VU’s debut is hailed as a groundbreaking album that pointed to the future.
The profile of the Canadian rock giants was about to rise around the world, as their seventh album hit the US chart on 2 February 1980.
Already an American chart-topper for a month the previous autumn, 'Green River' made the UK bestsellers on 24 January 1970.
With 'You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’ climbing everywhere, the album of the same name made a January 1965 chart debut.
The hit single 'All Right Now' and album 'Fire and Water' led Free to the follow-up LP 'Highway,' which made its UK chart debut on 23 January 1971.
Perhaps the best-known LP by the English outfit, the album is seen by many as their finest hour.
The UK charts of 20 January 1966 made good reading for the SDG.
In January 1958, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US No. 1 LP.
Nick Lowe's assured production kept the delivery crisp and disciplined, but live and vital, on a record that enhanced Costello’s reputation for depth behind the vitriol.