Setting the template for country-rock, the best Gram Parsons songs remains transcendent examples of the tragic icon’s vision of Americana.
With his debut album, ‘Pretty Little Poison’, Warren Zeiders finds the antidote to a broken heart, and emerges a country icon in the making.
From duets to covers and her own originals, the best Emmylou Harris songs chart the development of one of country music’s greatest singers.
Fearlessly critical, with emotional breadth and depth, the best Randy Newman songs go to places other songwriters wouldn’t dare.
Majestic yet understated, ‘Raise The Roof’, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ long-awaited second album, upped the ante on ‘Raising Sand’.
Joni Mitchell’s eighth album, ‘Hejira’ was dominated by themes of wanderlust. It remains the peak of her 70s musical experiments.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Time’ album might have featured a short-lived line-up, but Christine McVie’s songs shine through.
The best Proclaimers songs are pop anthems immune to fads and fashions – and they’re all the stronger for it.
Deceptively emotional and often haunting, the best James Taylor songs remain some of the finest of the 70s singer-songwriter boom.
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