Another album that pays homage to the blues legends that inspired him, ‘The Prophet Speaks’ found Van Morrison at the top of his game.
A controversial album for both Howlin’ Wolf and his fans, ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Album’ was a psych-blues experiment that is much more than a novelty listen.
There was a whole lot happening in U2’s world in 2000, but most of all there was 'All That You Can't Leave Behind,' described by Rolling Stone as their third masterpiece.
'Frampton Comes Alive' became the multi-platinum sensation of 1976 and produced three major hits in 'Show Me The Way,' 'Baby I Love Your Way' and 'Do You Feel Like We Do.'
After leaving the RHCP, John Frusciante used the intimacy of home recordings to explore his psyche on his album 'Niandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt'.
Neil Diamond’s experience starring in ‘The Jazz Singer’ might have convinced him to follow his music, but it also resulted in a classic hit soundtrack album.
Queen were aware that topping the anthems on News Of The World would take some doing, so decided on a more eclectic approach. The result was the Jazz album.
Featuring a solo version of ABBA’s Fernando, along with covers of David Bowie, The Beach Boys and 10cc, ‘Frida Ensam’ is a pop album touched with ABBA magic.
There was be no better pop album in 2017 than Taylor Swift’s bold and confrontational ‘Reputation’: yet another peak in a career that just keeps rising.
The final work of Daevid Allen’s life, Gong’s ‘I See You’ found him writing some of the best material of his career, while Gong updated their classic sound.
'Ticket to Ride' is the least well known of all the Carpenters' albums, but it is pure gold, full of wonderful harmonies and great songs.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’.
Written while on a new creative roll, Imagine Dragons’ ‘Origins’ album was the work of a band committed to “pushing the messages that matter”.
Released in 1984, Solid defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.
With ‘Electric Mud’ Muddy Waters took the blues in a new direction and managed to influence everyone from Chuck D to Jimi Hendrix.
Hailed as “the first true masterpiece of the 80s”, ‘Architecture & Morality’ pushed pop new directions. “It’s my favourite OMD album,” says Paul Humphreys.