The Black Keys' sixth release is also the first album recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in 25 years.
The Beach Boys came of age with this album, which represented a new direction for the group. Filled with the Boys' perfect harmonies and Brian Wilson's obsessive production, Pet Sounds is considered one of the greatest albums of all time.
The Avett Brothers' 5th studio album was their breakout success. Demonstrating their growth as a band and featuring spirited harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. This is their last release before being signed to a major label.
The Talking Heads grew out of the New York punk scene playing alongside Patti Smith and the Ramones. For their third album they teamed up with Brian Eno for a darker approach to their quirky post-punk music.
The Allman Brothers 1972 release "Eat A Peach" features the last work of founder and slide guitarist Duane Allman who died in a motorcycle accident during the recording process.
Ronstadt's fifth album was released in 1974, and made her a star. She perfects her folk-rock sound through covers of songs by Paul Anka, Hank Williams and Anna McGarrigle. This album had number one hits on the Country and Pop charts, went platinum, and even earned Ronstadt a Grammy award.
Belle and Sebastian grew out of a class project and became a sensation in the U.K. due to word of mouth. This, their third album from 1998, is steeped in a wide array of musical influences. It grew their fanbase even more and earned them a coveted Brit Award.
This album began Blondie's rise to stardom, and rocketed them past many of their CBGBs contemporaries as far as commercial success goes. This album contains "Heart of Glass", their first (and definitely not their last) #1 single in the U.S.
Unlike most other pop groups in the 70ís, Big Star made songs with sensible harmonies as well as catchy hooks. Band mates Chris Bell and Alex Chilton shared guitar and vocals for most of the record.
After the demise of his first band, Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams went solo with the album "Heartbreaker", to much critical praise. But it was his "Gold" album that broke him out into the mainstream, earning him crossover success and new legions of fans.