In its quest for a fresh start, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ reveals layers of hope, uncertainty and anxiety beneath its warm, inviting surface.
After the end of Nirvana, Dave Grohl pulled off one of the biggest second-acts in rock history, starting with Foo Fighers’ debut album.
With her debut album, ‘Lungs’, Florence + The Machine stormed the world’s stage – a crimson blur of lace, Celtic bombast and an arresting voice.
Hugely revered by Fairport devotees, 'Angel Delight' also became their highest-charting UK LP.
Epic yet intensely personal, The Verve’s ‘A Northern Soul’ remains of the most defining albums of the mid-90s: soul music, torn direct from the core.
After flying solo on ‘Full Moon Fever’, Tom Petty reunited the Heartbreakers for ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ and propelled them back atop the rock zeitgeist.
‘Rare Stamps Vol.1’ found JJ Barnes and Steve Mancha taking the Detroit sound to Memphis for a series of great soul records that are now collectors’ items.
‘The Last In Line’ remains one of the great metal albums of the 80s, proving that Dio were capable of muscle, flash, and a subtler, more reflective side.
By the late 1970s, Palmer’s smooth, sophisticated and brilliantly-produced blue-eyed soul-rock was becoming more and more established.
If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for their epochal debut album, ‘Music From Big Pink’.
Released in 1971, ‘Banana Moon’, the debut album by Gong mainman Daevid Allen, took nothing seriously and attracted high-profile fans such as David Bowie.
Initially recorded for the 1992 film ‘Singles’, Chris Cornell’s five Poncier songs remain cult favourites, and provided Soundgarden with their breakthrough.
Here are the key influences that helped shape the creation of Jay Z’s remarkable latest album, ‘4:44’ – perhaps his most complex, personal work to date.
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
Unearthed after 55 years in the shadows, ‘Both Directions At Once’ reveals a fascinating lost chapter in the life of John Coltrane.
For ‘Vanished Gardens’, Charles Lloyd added Lucinda Williams to his acclaimed group The Marvels, resulting in an album for which “there is no precedent”.