The album is a hidden gem from group's early period, proving they had much more than surf music up their sleeve.
Turning the clock back to 1981, when George Strait arrived with his debut album.
‘Document’ gave R.E.M. the chance to further broaden their palette, fashioning songs from riffs written on instruments such as mandolins and accordions.
Released at the height of punk, ‘A Farewell To Kings’ nevertheless proved that Rush could make music on their own terms, and take it into the charts.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow,’ Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Split between elliptical pop songs and minimalistic instrumentals, Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World’ is a proto-ambient masterpiece that still resonates today.
His second album for Blue Note, ‘Sonny’s Crib’ established the short-lived pianist as an in-demand giant in the jazz world.
Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit,’ was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
Marc Almond’s second studio album, ‘Stories Of Johnny’ was the sound of the singer coming out of his shell and ushering a wider audience back to him.
The album gave the group vast and renewed success across Europe, and a new UK No.1 in ‘You Win Again.’
Boasting all the elements of a hit album, ‘Risk’ delivered everything Megadeth promised in the 90s. But should it have been a solo Dave Mustaine project?
The first solo release post-Cream, 'Songs For A Tailor' is an underrated gem from a clever songwriter.
Digging deep into their roots for their fifth album, Maroon 5 emerged victorious with ‘V’, proving themselves the dance-pop-rock hybrid act of the decade.
‘Pon De Replay’ revealed Rihanna’s prowess as a hitmaker, but her debut album, ‘Music Of The Sun’, album proved she was a Caribbean queen in the making.
‘Something Special’ continued Strait’s run of successes to become his third country chart-topper in a row.
Stuffed with classics – both those Stevie created and those he adopted – ‘My Cherie Amour’ still provokes wonder: how did he get so much joy into one album?