A sour, vitriolic and pessimistic vision for the Seventies after the death of the hippie dream, The Stooges’ gritty, sleazy second album ‘Fun House’ is a proto-punk classic.
A much-maligned epitaph for a trailblazing career, The Beatles’ final album ‘Let It Be’ turns fifty years old.
A double LP bursting with creativity and possibilities, Miles Davis’ 1970 album ‘Bitches Brew’ had as much influence on rock as it did jazz.
The two completed solo albums from Syd Barrett, both released in 1970, remain intriguing insights into one of English music’s most elusive figures.
The Rolling Stones’ 1969 masterpiece ‘Let It Bleed’ provided an entirely apt metaphor for the end of the Sixties.
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.