With ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, Rihanna liberated herself from a predictable pop career and transformed into the fierce icon we know today.
‘Breaking Hearts’ found Elton John fusing new technology with his timeless songwriting to record Bernie Taupin’s “favourite album of that period”.
‘Yeezus’ is proof that hip-hop can take any form. Kanye West’s exercise in minimalism was polarizing to some, but uncompromising in its sonic mission.
From start to finish, Otep's ‘Sevas Tra’ is a hurricane of a musical poem, sung-screamed-growled by one of the most gut-punching vocalists in metal.
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.
Riding the crest of a commercial wave in the 90s, Megadeth’s ‘Cryptic Writings’ proved they could still add speed and vigour to their brand of thrash metal.
When the album was released on 17 June 1983, little did their millions of fans know it would be their last studio LP.
Raiding pop culture’s past and present, Roxy Music created not only one of the greatest debut albums in history, but also a landmark work of postmodern art.
‘We’re All Alright!’ captured Cheap Trick on sparkling form, touting an enviably radio-friendly, age-defying record comparable with their finest albums.
'Hot On The Tracks' became the group's first No. 1 soul LP and included 'Just To Be Close To You.'
With ‘To The 5 Boroughs’, Beastie Boys addressed their hometown’s post-9/11 devastation while kicking old-school jams that sought to recapture the good times.
‘Bleach’ prototyped the ‘Nevermind’ sound that would deliver Nirvana to a global stage and reshape the future of rock’n’roll.
Robert Glasper talks about R+R=NOW’s debut album, ‘Collagically Speaking’, and why it’s rare to be “so good at what you do but with no ego”.
The Temptations were at a crossroads with 1966’s ‘Gettin’ Ready’: producing dancefloor hits of the highest order while heading towards the future of soul.