A memorial to an era that was already passing when it was released, the ‘The Harder They Come’ soundtrack is an irrepressible record that gets you on your feet.
A defining albums of the 80s, ‘Kick’ alchemised INXS’s key influences into a highly original pop-rock hybrid, elevating the band to rock’s premier league.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
The duo's place in the pop firmament was so assured that they could approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
On their first live album, the band’s already famous reputation as one of the world’s greatest rock attractions was finally on record for all to hear.
Stax’s motto for 1969 was “Getting it all together” – and they did, on ‘Soul Explosion’, one of the great soul music compilations of all time.
A career- and decade-defining album, ABC’s ‘Lexicon Of Love’ was a widescreen pop classic that gave the band their international breakthrough.
Peaking on some of their best-loved numbers, ‘Surrender’ found The Chemical Brothers at the height of their powers and on the verge of a new era.
The band started the new decade with another American No. 1 album.
Mixing James Brown funk with his own soul jazz grooves, ‘Mr Shing-A-Ling’ found Lou Donaldson in the middle of a second creative burst for Blue Note.
A rollicking, ballsy album, John Lee Hooker’s ‘It Serve You Right To Suffer’ came out on Impulse! in 1966, offering the blues with a jazzy twist.
Witty, provovative and packed with hits, ‘One Of The Boys’ introduced Katy Perry as a ready-made pop icon for the early 21st Century.
From soul-jazz cuts to risk-taking avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a musical chameleon and a jazz icon in the making.
‘Walking The Dog’ might seem like an album about dancing. And animals. But Rufus Thomas’ influence spread far further than many people realise.
The band remember the album that, for many disciples, remains their defining hour.
On his Pulitzer Prize-winning album, ‘DAMN.’, Kendrick Lamar wove a masterful tale of morality over cutting rhymes and urgent beats.