Thirty-five years ago, Red Hot Rhythm & Blues saw Diana Ross ambitiously and affectionately placing herself within the history of Black music.
When Judy Garland went into the studio to record Alone, she moved away from shellacked showbiz happy talk to record a sad, wistful, and lonely masterpiece.
Released in May 1992, Walking on Thin Ice is a great primer for the kind of esoteric, avant-garde pop Yoko Ono forged in the 1970s.
Emeli Sandé’s soulful R&B is full of love. Once again this beautiful artist warmly embraces her listeners with her coming-out album, Let’s Say for Instance.
Allegories’ Endless is a complex and winning work that finds humanity amongst the rolling waves of synthesizers, drum machines, and electronic instruments.
It’s heartening that Madonna is still capable of putting on a good show four decades into her career, as we hear on Madame X – Music From the Theatre Xperience.
Barbra Streisand’s One Voice is a merger of pop and politics, a “rally” attended by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Kurt Russell, and Penny Marshall.
Thirty years ago, Annie Lennox’s Diva set a new standard for blue-eyed soul because she approached the style with depth, understanding, humility, and respect.
Wynonna captured country star Wynonna Judd’s specific brilliance wonderfully, so it’s no wonder she once called the debut solo EP her favorite.
Céline Dion’s quintessential A New Day Has Come presents an interesting transition from the era of ’90s superstar divas to something more fractured and niched.