With Shane MacGowan setting the pace, ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’ marked the point where The Pogues’ greatness came to fruition.
Placing Spandau Ballet on the podium, Gold is a defining 80s ballad that brings home the medal every time.
‘Aretha Arrives’? She’d landed long before. But this album convinced fans they were in it for the long haul with her.
‘Rock musicians looking for a way out,’ Talking Heads ripped up the rulebook with ‘Fear Of Music’, resulting in a classic album.
Sounding ‘real good to rub downs’ – according to its creator – ‘Greetings From LA’ found Tim Buckley working up a lusty honky-tonk sound for the 70s.
Containing the principal ingredients of her early 80s output, Madonna’s self-titled debut album could not be silenced.
An alluring debut from Fleetwood Mac’s soaring siren, ‘Bella Donna’ found Stevie Nicks shining as a solo star.
Revealing a desire to stretch sonically whole also contending with a decline in Shane MacGowan’s health, ‘Peace And Love’ still holds its own.
From epic spectacles to affecting displays of emotion, the best Olympics music performances have defined the Games’ opening ceremonies.
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