One of the first and finest prog rock albums, King Crimson’s 1969 debut ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’ still has the power to unsettle and electrify.
An album of fantastic technical ability and tremendous emotional poignancy, The Beatles’ final album ‘Abbey Road’ is an enduring masterpiece.
A timeless and transportive cult classic that passed under the radar in 1969, Nick Drake’s debut album ‘Five Leaves Left’ is still incredibly powerful.
It’s far from perfect, but The Who’s fourth album ‘Tommy’ helped restore their reputation and established the archetype of the rock opera.
Released in March 1969 with Doug Yule in for John Cale, ‘The Velvet Underground’ proved that the band could turn their hands to anything and still sound cutting-edge.
MC5’s career was ill-fated, but the white-hot fury and sprawling chaos of their 1969 live album ‘Kick Out The Jams’ was their apotheosis.
One of the most enigmatic and unknowable albums in the pantheon of rock and pop, Van Morrison’s incredible ‘Astral Weeks’ turns 50 years old.
Although forged during a period of professional turmoil, ‘The White Album’ feels like the most relevant and urgent Beatles album 50 years on.
Although his influence is often taken for granted, it is important on the 50th anniversary of ‘Electric Ladyland’ to remember what Jimi Hendrix could do with a guitar.
One of the most sublime works of English psychedelia, The Zombies’ ‘Odessey And Oracle’ has deservedly become a cult masterpiece in the 50 years since its release.