Forty years later, Debbie Harry’s blend of Blondie and Chic remains a flawed but beguiling experiment that paved the way for Let’s Dance and Like a Virgin.
Sure, you can celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday with one of his classic albums, but why not try one of these other sides of Robert Allen Zimmerman instead?
Forty years after its release, it’s time for The Fox to be recognized as a minor classic in Elton John’s discography. It’s nothing less than a lost gem.
The Moody Blues’ Long Distance Voyager revitalized their career, created a new generation of fans, and become an integral part of an early ’80s moment in pop-friendly prog rock.
El Michels Affair’s Yeti Season is soulful, modern mood music with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting from start to finish.
Medicine at Midnight finds Foo Fighters flirting with danceable rhythms and pop melodies. It's a fun album but might be polarizing just the same.
Waylon Payne details a journey from addiction to redemption on Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me, his first album since his 2004 debut.