The 1989 set gave Janet an incredible total of eight major hits from one album.
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?
Taylor Swift’s seventh album, ‘Lover’ jumps back to the sunnier world of ‘1989’ with an abundance of confidence in her genre-straddling pop.
‘It’s Time!’ found Jackie McLean returning to the driving swing rhythms of hard bop, but it certainly wasn’t a conservative session.
An album that captures the young vibraphonist acknowledging jazz tradition before he traveled to other, less-frequented, musical destinations.
With their sophomore album, ‘Wild Planet’, post-punk trailblazers The B-52’s proved they were more than a novelty nostalgia act.
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.
His fourth solo album was a celebration of both Eric's refuelled creativity and some great musical relationships.
A towering achievement, ‘Go’ made saxophonist Dexter Gordon a bona fide jazz giant – and not just because of his towering physique.
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.
On the genre-merging ‘My Everything’ album, Ariana Grande moved away from the fizzy pop of her debut and started coming into her own.
Released in 1998, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ saw Rob Zombie rise from the ashes of White Zombie to launch a monstrously creative “spookshow international”.
Released on 25 August 1969 as their debut album, 'On Time' by Grand Funk Railroad lived up to its title and started the band's US chart journey.
Moving closer to the mainstream with ‘XO’, Elliott Smith reveled in all he could master while making his deeply personal songs resonate even further.
Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ is widely regarded as a pop classic, and proved that Katy had both star quality and staying power.
His fourth album for the iconic Blue Note label, ‘Expansions’ was an ambitious work that found pianist McCoy Tyner in brand new territory.