The Roots’ ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ brought an ambitious sense of experimentation to hip-hop, revealing what a live band could do with the genre.
Straddling the chart-savvy and the underground, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ remains a masterpiece that’s both amazing and appalling.
While ‘Baduizm’ turned her into a household name, ‘Mama’s Gun’ cemented Erykah Badu’s status as the new face of R&B.
A Night At The Opera, as we all now know, is a masterpiece. Everything from its title (borrowed from The Marx Brothers 1935 movie) to the music, the album’s artwork and the...
Recording ‘Gaucho’ wasn’t fun at all, according to Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, but the album was hailed as the best of the year.
‘Live At The Regal,’ recorded in November 1964, remains one of the great live albums of all time, demonstrating why BB is The King of the blues.
The eight-song mini-album prompted critics to describe U2 as the best live band of 1983.
Influenced, as ever, by new technologies, Tangerine Dream’s ‘Hyperborea’, released in September 1983, brought the group’s Virgin Records period to an end.
Looking for solace in troubled times, Beck’s ‘Hyperspace’ album finds him channelling personal despair into something universal.
On her debut album, ‘Pink Friday’, Nicki Minaj showcased a genre-bending musicality that took in everything from underground cuts to crossover smashes.
Shaking up the mainstream with some incendiary rock’n’roll, the Audioslave debut album “did something genuinely different”.
With her sex-positive image, unbridled confidence and elite lyricism, Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’ became the blueprint for female MCs in hip-hop.
Addressing her public controversies and her party girl reputation on ‘Unapologetic’, Rihanna created a thrilling conclusion to a stunning four-album run.
The album was hailed as his finest solo work, and as good as any Rolling Stones album since 'Some Girls.'
With the ‘Reload’ album, Metallica revealed that they existed in a genre of one, and had nothing whatsoever to prove to anyone else.
The 1974 album, seen by many Genesis fans as their finest hour, played a huge part in making the group the progressive rock legends they became.