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.
Elton John revisited his past to record the acclaimed Songs from the West Coast in 2001. The album began a late-career revival that continues to this day.
Metallica took a huge risk on their fifth album, unsure and a little worried where it might take them, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Fountains of Wayne’s debut LP reasserts how sturdy the formula of a catchy chorus and distorted guitars can be when a group has the songwriting to back it up.
Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life is 45 years old. It’s a towering masterpiece in the histories of soul, pop, American music, and Black music worldwide.