Great Records through the Decades pt. 3


Last issue, we came up with a list of Progressive Rock-classifiable albums released in the previous decades.
This time, I will introduce you to yet another list of albums that may, on the other hand, be classified as Pop.
The following albums may be listened to via online platforms like YouTube and Spotify. But, better yet, you can purchase CDs via online stores like eBay, Amazon, and Discogs.

The Beach Boys – All Summer Long (1964) (“Wendy”)
The Ronettes – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes (1964) (“Be My Baby”)
The Beatles – Help! (1965) (“Yesterday”)
The Monkees – More of The Monkees (1967) (“I’m a Believer”)

ABBA – Arrival (1976) (“Dancing Queen”)
Bee Gees – Children of the World (1976) (“You Should Be Dancing”)
Commodores – Natural High (1978) (“Three Times a Lady”)
Air Supply – Life Support (1979) (“Lost in Love”)

Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982) (“Billie Jean”)
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983) (“Girls Just Want to Have Fun”)
Madonna – Like a Virgin (1984) (“Material Girl”)
Menudo – Reaching Out (1984) (“Like a Cannonball”)

The Corrs – Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995) (“Runaway”)
Spice Girls – Spice (1996) (“Wannabe”)
Hanson – Middle of Nowhere (“MMMBop”)
Backstreet Boys – Millennium (1999) (“I Want It That Way”)

Daft Punk – Discovery (2001) (“Digital Love”)
Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) (“Hey Ya!”)
Black Eyed Peas – Monkey Business (2005) (“Bebot”)
Ne-Yo – In My Own Words (2006) (“So Sick”)

Lorde – Pure Heroine (2013) (“Royals”)
Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob (2003) (“Closer”)
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019) (“Bury a Friend”)
OneRepublic – Native (2013) (“Counting Stars”)

Final Note
Many of these albums may be familiar to you; after all, their being classified as Pop has made them easily commercially popular and radio staples. Because we are still living in pandemic times, listening to these albums is an essential home activity. Just as food is to the body, music is to the spirit.