An attempt to “remedy the deficiencies” of their debut, ‘Hotter Than Hell’ found KISS working up a collection of fiery future classics.
One of the most influential works of pop culture, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found The King Of Halloween giving Father Christmas a run for his money.
The posthumously-released ‘From A Basement On The Hill’ is Elliott Smith’s boldest record. Arriving in the shadow of his death, the album glows with life.
A lighter, more life-affirming album than the one she intended to write, ‘Prism’ found Katy Perry making bold moves in new directions.
Recorded live at Capitol Studios, in front of family and friends, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ transformed “the new Charlie Parker” into an unlikely 60s pop star.
Arguably Gong’s finest album, ‘You’ was the third and final instalment in their beloved Radio Gnome Trilogy, bringing Zero The Hero’s story to a close.
Continuing on from where ‘Lily On The Beach’ left off, ‘Melrose’ found Tangerine Dream making a few tweaks to their line-up, confidently entering a new decade.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
A “lost album” of the 00s, Kelis’ Neptunes-produced ‘Wanderland’ foretold the fusion of pop and hip-hop, and more then deserves its due.
Facing the dawn of the 90s, KISS knew they had to compete with a new breed of hard rock stars. ‘Hot In The Shade’ found them at their powerhouse best.
With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.
Taking a step away from his work with Queen, Freddie Mercury’s solo album, ‘Mr Bad Guy’, found him exploring new avenues in his music.
Fusing high-street glamour with kitchen-sink creativity, ‘Dare’ turned The Human League into world-conquering synth-pop pioneers.
Following the classic ‘Jailbreak’ album, Thin Lizzy’s ‘Johnny The Fox’ was another career high proving that the boys were in town for good.
If the 'The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins' was the hors d’oeuvre then 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster' is the main course, one that should be in every jazz lover’s collection.
After two covers albums, Down’n’Outz return with their first collection of originals, ‘This Is How We Roll’. Frontman Joe Elliott tells uDisover Music why.