With some of the most magisterial songs The Beatles ever wrote, ‘Abbey Road’ was the final album they recorded, and stands among their finest.
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.
Helping to reboot ‘MTV Unplugged’ for a new generation, Katy Perry used the opportunity to reveal the true extent of her songcraft.
‘Bare Wires’ was John Mayall’s breakthrough album in the US. Released in 1968, it mixes blues, folk, jazz, R&B, progressive rock, and even psychedelia.
T. Rex followed up their seminal ‘Electric Warrior’ with ‘The Slider,’ another glam rock classic that’s every bit as great as its predecessor.
Elliott Smith’s self-titled album remains both a comforting and disquieting piece of art and an essential statement from an acknowledged genius.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty.’
On ‘Teflon Don,’ Rick Ross lived up to his mafia moniker with outsized charisma and a lush, cinematic album to sell his rap fantasy.
‘Never A Dull Moment’ found Rod Stewart laying down some of the finest songs he ever recorded, 'played with gusto by the Faces in splendid disarray.'
After a decade of hard work, the Los Angeles native was on her way, as the ‘Mistaken Identity’ album followed ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ to the US chart summit.
Creating a deep space of its own, ‘Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks’ found Brian Eno conjuring the feeling of man’s first walk on the moon.