For the last anniversary albums of the year, Sam takes a look at the debut album from former NWA member Dr. Dre. Released in 1992, "The Chronic" is considered the album that helped popularize G-funk in the 90s and is now seen as one of the defining hip-hop albums of the decade.
This week, Sam takes a look at the second studio album from the Jimi Hendrix Experience "Axis: Bold As Love" from 1967. This album saw Hendrix take more control of production in the studio, while he branched out more in terms of songwriting and experimentation. It is now considered one of the best psychedelic rock albums of all time.
This week Sam takes a look at the debut album from rapper Missy Elliott "Supa Dupa Fly." Released in 1997, this album was the highest debut entry in the US charts by a female rapper at the time and showcased the brilliant flow and lyricism of Elliott in partnership with producer Timbaland, a sound which would come to define hip-hop in the late 90s and early 2000s.
This week Sam takes a look at the Kinks 5th studio album, 1967's "Something Else By The Kinks." Released during the height of psychedelic rock, this album marked a massive change of direction for the band towards British themes in their music of which they would not retreat back from.