Abigail
Abigail

King Diamond

Abigail

May, 1987

Heavy Metal

Widely recognized as King Diamond's solo masterpiece, Abigail is also unquestionably one of heavy metal's greatest concept albums. The combined quality of the words and music to be found on Abigail make it an exercise in goth metal storytelling that remains quite simply nonpareil -- among the living, at least.

- Eduardo Rivadavia

Stateless
Stateless

Lene Lovich

Stateless

1979

New Wave

This debut was so vibrant and the vocal stylings so unusual that it put Lovich at the front of the pack of nascent new wavers. Though it took a cover of the bubblegum classic "I Think We're Alone Now" to get the attention of the mainstream, its B-side, "Lucky Number," went on to reach the U.K. Top Three.

- Amy Hanson