Men at Work's debut took a while to break in the U.S., but made up for it by staying at No. 1 for 16 weeks.
XTC had the biggest hit of their career with 'Skylarking.'
The British Phonographic Industry looked to convince the public of the dangers of dual-cassette decks.
One of new wave's first great triumphs, the Human League's 'Dare' was a sparkling display of futuristic synthpop.
We spoke with Howard Jones on the 30th anniversary of his 'One to One' album.
Blur arrived on the scene on Aug. 26, 1991 with the charming and ambitious, if spotty, 'Leisure.'
We spoke with Glen Phillips on the 25th anniversary of Toad the Wet Sprocket's breakthrough album, 'fear.'
The Pretenders' second album, 'Pretenders II,' came out on Aug. 15, 1981.
Split Enz took a novel approach on their second record by remaking the songs on their debut.
R.E.M. went for a bigger rock sound -- and got it -- on 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' which was released on July 28, 1986.