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.
Inspired by the scenic Zuma Beach where Perry Farrell and Porno For Pyros recorded it, their atmospheric second album still sounds ocean-sized.
Smashing Pumpkins didn't rocket to stardom with their 1991 debut, but 'Gish' set an elaborate (and psychedelic) stage for Corgan and Co. to explore.
Although plenty of subsequent Bowie collections are far more comprehensive, none captured a specific moment in Bowie's evolution better than the first.