The Lion and the Cobra
The Lion and the Cobra

Sinéad O'Connor

The Lion and the Cobra

October 25, 1987

Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Before she went to number one around the world with her haunting take on Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" in 1990, O'Connor made waves with a debut album that reached the Top 40 in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, among other countries. Included are the self-penned club hits "Troy" and "Mandinka."

- Marcy Donelson

Sweet Rain
Sweet Rain

Stan Getz

Sweet Rain

1967

Cool

One of the saxophonist's greatest albums, this is his first major artistic coup after the bossa nova era. An adventurous young group of support players including Chick Corea, Stanley Clark, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, and Tony Williams, were schooled in '60s concepts of rhythm-section freedom. They push the saxophonist toward longer, more intricate and soulful explorations, balancing their advanced concepts with his customary warmth and lyricism.

- Steve Huey