Who was more authentically rock’n’roll than Gene Vincent? ‘Bluejean Bop!’ has a reasonable claim to be the best debut album ever – it really is that good.
Though a groundbreaking songwriter, when the idiosyncratic Chuck Berry took on the blues, he did it his own way – as an intriguing 1983 compilation proves.
Released a year after the INXS singer’s death, Michael Hutchence’s self-titled solo album was an evocative work by a much-missed artist.
T. Rex followed up their seminal ‘Electric Warrior’ with ‘The Slider’, another glam rock classic that’s every bit as great as its predecessor.
Released in August 1988, ‘Optical Race’ offers some of the most accessible, beguiling melodies that Tangerine Dream laid down in the 80s.
‘Twang’ took George Strait to the top of the charts yet again, furthering the enduring Texan hero’s crossover appeal in the digital age.
Four Freshmen And 5 Trombones was the first album The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson bought, and remains an exquisite vocal jazz record.
On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
A decade in the making, ‘Watch The Throne found the two titans of hip-hop, Kanye West and Jay-Z, joining up to create hip-hop’s grand spectacle.
A runaway success, Jon Bon Jovi’s solo debut, ‘Blaze Of Glory’, was a film soundtrack that pointed the way towards his group’s next album, ‘Keep The Faith’.
An inspired piece of cutting-edge experimentation, Frank Zappa considered his 1967 album ‘Lumpy Gravy’ to be one of his absolute masterpieces. He was right.
Released on August 7, 1962, 'Sentimentally Yours' was the final album Patsy Cline issued during her lifetime. It's pure country magic.
With ‘Mondo Sex Head’, Rob Zombie once again gleefully pillaged his past to create a remix album more freaky than any other in his discography.
On their 2001 debut album, ‘In Search Of…’, hip-hop hitmakers N*E*R*D subverted the genre’s clichés to create a new sound – becoming rock stars in the process.
Richard's fabulous debut album was also the only US top 20 pop chart LP for the Georgia Peach.