With ‘ABBA: The Album’, Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Frida shook up their winning formula and set themselves on a new creative path.
Taking industrial music into the mainstream, Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ remains an uncompromising, genre-defining album.
Drawing upon an array of styles, ‘Grace And Danger’ was a cathartic, sometimes painfully intimate exploration of the breakdown of John Martyn’s marriage.
Released in 1973, 'Frampton's Camel' is classic early 70s rock, with a melodic hits and set the stage for 'Frampton Comes Alive' a few years later.
The third album by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ earned five stars from ‘Rolling Stone’ and gave the group worldwide fame.
Recorded live at Capitol Studios, in front of family and friends, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ transformed “the new Charlie Parker” into an unlikely 60s pop star.
This is a genuine classic, in a world where that has become an overused citation. Stevie Wonder’s 18th album is among the greatest albums of all time.
Arguably Gong’s finest album, ‘You’ was the third and final instalment in their beloved Radio Gnome Trilogy, bringing Zero The Hero’s story to a close.
Continuing on from where ‘Lily On The Beach’ left off, ‘Melrose’ found Tangerine Dream making a few tweaks to their line-up, confidently entering a new decade.
Following the classic ‘Jailbreak’ album, Thin Lizzy’s ‘Johnny The Fox’ was another career high proving that the boys were in town for good.
Released in October 1983, Carpenters’ ’Voice Of The Heart’ is a posthumous release that captured the deep beauty in Karen Carpenter’s voice.
If the 'The Genius Of Coleman Hawkins' was the hors d’oeuvre then 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster' is the main course, one that should be in every jazz lover’s collection.
Ben Webster’s ‘Soulville’ is classic album by one of the Big Three Tenors of the jazz saxophone – perfect go-to late-night jazz.
Originally released in France in October 1971, ‘Camembert Electrique’ redefined the parameters of rock music and remains one of Gong‘s most beloved works.
With several albums and a decade’s worth of experimental music behind them, Sonic Youth hijacked the grunge mainstream with ‘Dirty’.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.