Fifty years ago, T. Rex released their most successful album, Electric Warrior, helping kick off the glam rock movement. Marc Bolan leaped from playing rock to being a rock star.
Thirty years old and still virtually unsurpassed, Matthew Sweet’s breakup album Girlfriend rescued his career and breathed new life into the ailing power-pop genre.
What’s considered by many as “the last great Rolling Stones album” is back with bonus tracks and a live set. Tattoo You is 40 years old.
Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, released 55 years ago this month, remains a landmark of American soul music.
Pulp’s We Love Life exists in the shadow of Different Class and This Is Hardcore, with no iconic singles. Yet it’s the Sheffield band’s most cohesive and heartfelt work, which has the distinction of being, well, a sort of folk album.
Stephen Malkmus’ first post-Pavement release is filled with buoyant, playful songs that see him bask in the glow of unencumbered creative opportunity.
With Fever, Kylie Minogue came to the rescue after 9/11 by offering enough irresistible ear candy to make people forget about their troubles.
Twenty years on, Victoria Beckham is a fascinating chronicle of the intersection between celebrity culture and pop music.
Rebbie was the first of the Jackson sisters to find solo success, scoring a gold record out of the gate with Centipede. When she released Reaction in 1986, she was no longer the most successful Jackson sister.