Though rowdy and rebellious, The Pogues’ ‘Red Roses For Me’ album was executed with feeling – and hinted at greatness ahead.
Coming one year after the record-breaking success of her debut album, ‘Crossroads’ found Tracy Chapman following up in inspiring fashion.
Revealing a desire to stretch sonically whole also contending with a decline in Shane MacGowan’s health, ‘Peace And Love’ still holds its own.
Recorded while Neil Young felt lost at sea, ‘On The Beach’ remains an intensely introspective masterpiece from ‘a period of disillusionment’.
Painting pictures in sound, the best Joni Mitchell songs see the artist making bold decisions – and even bolder statements.
With his ‘Happy Sad’ album, Tim Buckley embraced jazz music and gave himself creative carte blanche for the future.
Featuring memorable covers and what Tim Buckley felt was one of his best songs, the ‘Sefronia’ album found him singing as well as ever.
Establishing Eagles as ‘a raw and funky presence’ in the country-rock scene, ‘On The Border’ paved the way for the group’s late 70s classics.
Unfairly overlooked, ‘Pogue Mahone’ saw the Celtic folk-punk rebels kiss our arses goodbye with a life-affirming final album.
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