After "If You Leave" became their biggest hit, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark struggled with the follow-up, 1986's 'The Pacific Age.'
Tom Waits hung out on Los Angeles' skid row to write the songs on 'Small Change.'
Cyndi Lauper proved she was no one-album wonder with 1986's 'True Colors.'
Pearl Jam's fourth album, 'No Code,' saw them explore Indian and tribal music.
There will never be a true substitute for a good old-fashioned mixtape, and Paul Simon proved it with his seventh solo LP.
We look at the impact the Beatles 1966 masterpiece, 'Revolver,' had on the future world of alternative music.
Restless in the Police, Sting did something that came naturally: He shook things up.
R.E.M. went for a bigger rock sound -- and got it -- on 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' which was released on July 28, 1986.
Blondie singer Debbie Harry's first solo album was an opportunity for her to make a break with the past.
With old-school rhyme schemes, lo-fi punk, a little Latin flavor and a lot of their trademark pop culture snark, Beastie Boys unleashed a mid-'90s masterpiece.