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.
'We’re An American Band' remains Grand Funk Railroad’s finest moment, oozing with confidence and radio-friendly accessibility, and peaking at No.2 in the US.
The acclaimed 1978 release was soon making it six No.1 US albums in a row for the Stones, when it replaced Gerry Rafferty’s ‘City To City’ at the top.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.
Intimate and spontaneous, ‘Roman Candle’ laid bare the threads of Elliott Smith’s songwriting, acting as a prelude to his career.
With ‘Countdown To Extinction,’ Dave Mustaine put politics front and center of Megadeth’s work, tackling both the Gulf War and the conflict in his own psyche.
The Johnnie Taylor album containing 'Cheaper To Keep Her,' ‘Standing In For Jody’ and other gems has become a Stax classic.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
Released in 1992, this album captures George Harrison’s performance with Eric Clapton and remains a joyous celebration of Harrison’s career.
Queen's debut album, released by EMI after many others had turned it away, proved to be an important, auspicious and vital record.
‘High’n’Dry’ proved to be the record on which Def Leppard’s distinctive, arena-slaying sound emerged, setting them on the path to world domination.
Issued at the turn of the millennium, Coldplay’s debut album, ‘Parachutes,’ was hailed as 'a work of real transcendence' and made them a household name.
Presenting a view of life and love that still resonates, ‘Phases Of Reality’ – and William Bell – should be better remembered.
Beck’s new partner in this concise new album enterprise of 2008 was 'hip-hop head case' Danger Mouse.
Primus’ ‘Brown Album’ displays a tremendous amount of passion and courageous soul.
The band's 1993 release became the fastest record they’ve ever made.