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.
Released in July 1971, ‘Banana Moon,’ the debut album by Gong mainman Daevid Allen, took nothing seriously and attracted high-profile fans such as David Bowie.
Darker and more introspective than its predecessor, Crowded House’s ‘Temple Of Low Men’ suggested the group had reservations about going up in the world.
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.’
Lucinda Williams' 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' made her a critical darling and introduced America to a new genre, alt.country.
Initially recorded for the 1992 film ‘Singles,’ Chris Cornell’s five Poncier songs remain cult favourites and provided Soundgarden with their breakthrough.
The incredible album topped the UK and US charts and would go on to sell an estimated 12 million copies worldwide.
‘Scorpion’ allowed Drake to showcase both sides of his personality: the tough-talking MC and the vulnerable R&B singer, all in one slick package.
On ‘High As Hope,’ Florence Welch finds a reprieve from her own self-destruction, turning her private pain into jubilant anthems.
‘Time On Earth’ was Crowded House’s first new album in 14 years: a multi-faceted triumph that ushered in a strong second phase.
Featuring the Jimmy Webb-penned opus, ‘MacArthur Park,’ Richard Harris' 'A Tramp Shining' was a chart-topper from an unlikely source.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's pioneering musical 'Oklahoma!' paved the way for the modern musical and represented the golden era of Hollywood musicals.
‘Caribou’ found Elton John relocating to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for his follow-up to the insanely successful ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.'
The 'One Foot In The Grave' album contained plenty of evidence that Beck Hansen’s non-conformist tendencies were undiluted by his new-found notoriety.
'No Sleep Till Hammersmith' became a classic live rock album, with a title that passed into the musical lexicon.
'The End Of The Innocence,' one of the high points of Henley's solo career, went on to sell six million copies in America alone.