Transforming Sam Smith into into a global megastar, ‘In The Lonely Hour’ remains a special album sung directly from the heart.
With ‘… And Justice For All’, Metallica created a complex, powerful work, opening a door to a world it’s now impossible to imagine without them.
George Strait’s debut album, ‘Strait Country’, introduced a country music newcomer “skilled at more artistic ventures than roping cattle”.
Honed over years of playing Las Vegas bars, ‘Night Visions’ introduced Imagine Dragons as one of the most exciting rock bands of the 2010s.
Over a decade on from its original release, ‘Revelations’ sounds like the beginning of what should have been Audioslave’s next chapter, not a final goodbye.
With his monumental eight-hour composition, ‘Sleep’, Max Richter unwittingly created the perfect soundtrack for World Sleep Day.
'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook' is consummate vocal jazz that took over a year to record, but it was well worth the wait.
Bee Gees’ ‘ESP’ album found Barry Gibb literally writing a hit in his sleep, proving the group could keep up with trends in the 80s.
Modern and strictly electronic, Tangerine Dream’s September 1981 album, ‘Exit’, was a tightly structured effort with a dancefloor-friendly pop sensibility.
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.
‘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.
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?
With her new album, ‘Anthem,' Madeleine Peyroux questions “what we believe in and what we think democracy means and how we intend to continue to create it."
With his trio The Blue Line, Robben Ford recorded an exquisitely played and impressively varied set of covers and originals in the 1995 LP ‘Handful Of Blues’.