Sands of Time
Sands of Time

The S.O.S. Band

Sands of Time

April 9, 1986

Contemporary R&B

Overshadowed by Janet Jackson's blockbuster Control -- another Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis project, released only two months earlier -- the Atlanta-based group's sixth LP leads with two of their best ballads, "Even When You Sleep" and the deep-gem title track, and also contains the number two R&B hit "The Finest."

- Andy Kellman

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