With ‘Welcome To Wherever You Are’, INXS cycled through grunge, pop and their own patented sinewy grooves to create a world-beating classic.
This meaty concept album serves as a crucial ingredient to the story of the mysterious artist from Mississippi.
Tangerine Dream’s third album, ‘Zeit’, arrived a full year ahead of Brian Eno’s ambient music, introducing the band’s spectacular music of the spheres.
On the back of a seismic chart performance by their single ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, the world woke up to Crowded House’s rousing debut album.
With a harmony-laden music commonly referred to as “sunshine pop”, Spanky And Our Gang’s self-titled album represented the antithesis of 60s protest rock.
Released after the tragedy of losing their frontman, Sublime’s self-titled third album remains testament to the unique sound the band created.
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
‘What’s The 411?’ introduced to the world a fusion of R&B hooks and hip-hop beats.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
A fearless quest for perfection, Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Siamese Dream’ album sent shockwaves through the music world and turned the group into alt.rock icons.
‘Follow The Leader’ picked up from where ‘Paid In Full’ left off, ensuring that Eric B & Rakim dominated hip-hop in the 80s.
Subtle and seductive, the man they called The Cool Ruler doesn’t put a foot wrong on ‘Night Nurse’, an album to cure the lovesick blues.
Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album was a slow burn at first, but its mind-boggling inventiveness is now hailed as one of the cornerstones of hip-hop.
Released in advance of 9/11, Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Bleed American’ album found itself taking on unintended dimensions, but has survived as an alt.rock classic.
With his debut Blue Note album, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.