Solo success came in 1971 with the release of “Tapestry,” making Carole King a star on par with the artists she wrote for in the 1960s.
The album starts with a chaos of horns and a musical sense of urgency building.
if The Clash had not emerged from the straightjacket of punk, there is no way that their masterpiece—the “London Calling” album—would exist.
According to hard rock/metal scribe Martin Popoff, “Physical Graffiti” is the greatest album of all time. Period.
Let’s face it, Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’ has it all.
Ironically, it was the record Motown didn’t want to release. A soul “concept album” about racism, the environment, and the Vietnam War. A complete masterpiece.
Received wisdom claims “Who’s Next” to be The Who’s greatest moment.
“Sticky Fingers” still stands head and shoulders (or pants and zipper) over most of The Rolling Stones’ catalog.
The album “Abbey Road” proved to be a work of exceptional craftsmanship.
“Blonde on Blonde” changed music forever, and Bob Dylan is still singing it, still living it, stuck on the roller coaster with the Memphis blues again.