Handbags & Gladrags Stereophonics
There are some classic albums celebrating key anniversaries in 2015 - we take a look at some of the best, featuring The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Otis Redding and ABBA.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Otis Blue was one of Redding’s most successful albums. It reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and produced three popular singles. After much critical acclaim, we think is Redding’s actually his best album. A great talent that is still missed.
ABBA’s third self-titled album, brought the world some of the greatest ever pop songs. The album features the incredibly populat ‘Mamma Mia’ and “SOS’. 40 years on from its release, we still love this one!
‘Young Americans’ celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Yet another shift in direction for Bowie, an album highlight is ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the entirety of Rubber Soul from the Fab Four was recorded in just four weeks. It continues to be regarded as one of the most impressive albums ever made.
Is this Prince's best ever work of music? Quite possibly. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2015, Dirty Mind was Prince's third studio album.
Whilst this is the tenth from Fleetwood Mac, it is the first album from them to feature Lindsey Buckingham as guitarist and Stevie Nicks as a vocalist. Nicks proved her worth immediately with her vocals on the album’s ‘Rhiannon’.
‘Let It Be’ was The Beatles final album as a band. By this stage, the foursome were on poor terms, with George Harrison actually walking out of the album’s recording sessions. Was it a fitting end to the legendary group? Probably not, but it’s still well worth a listen.
The undisputed Queen of disco, Donna Summer’s ‘Love To Love You Baby’ is a sexy little number. The title track itself is a terrific 16-minute listen.
In 2014, Kate Bush proved that she still had ‘it’ – the talent and stage presence to wow live crowds. Hounds Of Love is arguably her greatest collection of work and is on just the right side of weird.
Recorded post-Beatles, McCartney II hasn’t necessarily received the recognition it deserves. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2015, if you haven’t heard it yet, what better time than now?
Who does love the title track of this album? ‘Born To Run’ (the album) brought Springsteen the much-desired commercial success he wanted. 40 years on, this remains a terrific listen.
Bowie’s 14th studio album brought some commercial success for the singer, after a few non-profitable albums. The album peaked at number one in the UK.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Help! is the fifth British album from Fab Four Beatles, and is the soundtrack from their film of the same name. The album features classic Beatles tracks ‘Help!’ (of course), ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Yesterday’.