The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in modal jazz.
The Rolling Stones’ third US album in a year, ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s)’ was a mix of covers and originals, including unexpected treasures.
Unafraid to live up to their name, Soul Children placed emotion at the top of their agenda with a Stax Records debut album helmed by Isaac Hayes.
A match made in retro-futurist heaven, the ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack found French duo Daft Punk rebooting Disney’s cult classic movie.
Prefacing the ambient music which Brian Eno would pursue later on, ‘Before And After Science’ pulled off the feat of uniting “pro” and “anti” punks in 1977.
The Midwestern trio began life as a reaction to an oversaturation of aggressive, distorted rock, and instead of adding their own voice to the din, they turned it down instead.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
A generous offering for the holidays, the ‘A Motown Christmas’ album includes seasonal classics from Stevie, Smokey, The Supremes, and Jackson 5.
Revealing just how she feels about the holidays, ‘A Very Special Season’ is a heartfelt Christmas album from Motown legend Diana Ross.
A reminder that no one does diverse like Van Morrison, the ‘Versatile’ album dove deep into the jazz music that fired him up as a young man in Belfast.
‘Rid Of Me’ was a mix of autobiography and gothic play-acting, but it coalesced into an authentically visceral howl.
Their final album together – though not their closing chapter – ‘The Visitors’ broke rank with the past and brought the news that ABBA fans feared.
With his third Capitol LP in five months, the singer-guitarist was ending 1967 as one of the hottest new properties in country music.
The Gentle Giant debut album established the group as one of the most distinctive and forward-thinking of the new wave of prog rock bands to emerge in 1970.
Unashamedly sleazy, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ harnessed the new rules of the dancefloor to create “a soundtrack to a striptease clip joint”.