Earth, Wind & Fire

That's the Way of the World

March 15, 1975

Funk

Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That's the Way of the World, which was the band's best album as well as its best-selling. Open Our Eyes had been a major hit and sold over half a million units, but it was World that established EWF as major-league, multi-platinum superstars.

- Alex Henderson

The Animals

Animalisms

May, 1966

Blues-Rock

The Brits were mainly considered a singles band until they delivered this truly transcendent collection of mostly superb covers interspersed with solid originals principally by Eric Burdon and Dave Rowberry. Burdon was never in better voice, and the group had developed a bold, tight sound that seemed to lift his soul shouting to ever higher levels of passion and conviction.

- Bruce Eder