Pioneering a thrashier style of metal-infused punk, Misfits’ ‘Earth AD’ turned the group into “the archetypal horror-punk band of the early 80s”.
With ‘ABBA: The Album’, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Frida shook up their winning formula and set themselves on a new creative path.
Released during a transitional phase for Blue Note, the ‘Blue Mode’ album revealed Hammond disciple Reuben Wilson to be a soul-jazz master.
Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert’.
A slice of militant reggae as potent as it comes, Burning Spear’s ‘Marcus Garvey’ album encouraged a generation to find its Rastafari roots.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, William Bell’s ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ album remains his definitive artistic statement.
The difference between The Rolling Stones’ studio and live performances “was light years apart”, said Keith Richards. ‘Got Live If You Want It!’ was proof.
Recorded across six gigs, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Poland’ live album acknowledged the band’s past while offering glimpses of their future.
Queen’s operatic and torch flavoured elements once again rose to the fore with A Day At The Races, clearing another hurdle with aplomb. Groucho Marx even sent the group a handwritten note...
On his debut album, ‘Stoney’, Post Malone forged his own identity, refusing to conform his vision of music in order to fit labels or definitions.
A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have gone down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
Cream’s second album, ‘Disraeli Gears’, remains a psych-blues masterpiece that ensured Clapton and co’s place in the history books.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
What Gaye did after 'What's Going On,' far from trying to repeat its sound, was to branch out into a blaxploitation movie soundtrack.
Hailed as “one hell of an album” that “holds nothing back”, ‘Read My Mind’ found Reba McEntire asserting her ubiquity in country music.