Transforming Sam Smith into into a global megastar, ‘In The Lonely Hour’ remains a special album sung directly from the heart.
With ‘Late Registration’, Kanye showed he could switch his sound at will and still create genre-bending hits that would take hip-hop into the future.
With his heart on his sleeve, Ryan Adams created ‘Heartbreaker’, a debut album of such emotion-shattering magnitude it continues to speak to millions.
With ‘Something Special’ becoming his third country chart-topping album, George Strait more than deserved the Entertainer Of The Year accolades.
Taylor Swift’s seventh album, ‘Lover’ jumps back to the sunnier world of ‘1989’ with an abundance of confidence in her genre-straddling pop.
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?
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.
Bruce's post-Cream solo debut promised and delivered much, by an artist not content to capitalise on his fame.
A searing hard bop manifesto, Johnny Griffin’s ‘The Congregation’ album is a high-water mark in both the saxophonist’s and the label’s history.
The 1990 landmark turned into a mini-greatest hits album all on its own, showing Brooks' intrinsic feel for songs that appealed to country audiences of all ages.
A towering achievement, ‘Go’ made saxophonist Dexter Gordon a bona fide jazz giant – and not just because of his towering physique.
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
With their sophomore album, ‘Wild Planet’, post-punk trailblazers The B-52’s proved they were more than a novelty nostalgia act.
Bossa Nova was the thing as the 60s got underway and Stan Getz's 'Big Band Bossa Nova' is a superb example of the "new wave".
Praised by Robert Smith as having “a real fantastic freshness about it”, ‘The Head On The Door’ was the album that turned The Cure into global stars.
Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith revelled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.