Click below for KSHE Essential Albums. Each week, throughout our 50th Anniversary, we added an album (presented in no particular order) until we had a complete collection of 50. Then check out our "95 Essential KSHE Songs” where you’ll find a complete listing of 95, in alphabetical order. Rock on!

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

By KSHE 95 | September 15, 2020

Led Zeppelin was the eponymous debut studio album by Led Zeppelin, released on January 12, 1969 in the U.S. and on March 31, 1969 in the U.K. by Atlantic Records….

Childhood’s End

Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin

By KSHE 95 | December 24, 2017

Houses of the Holy was the fifth studio album by Led Zeppelin, released on March 28, 1973 by Atlantic Records. It is their first album composed of entirely original material…

Album Cover

Abbey Road – The Beatles

By KSHE 95 | December 17, 2017

Abbey Road was the eleventh studio album by The Beatles, released on September 26, 1969 by Apple Records. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all…

La Fille au Bouquet

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs – Derek and the Dominos

By KSHE 95 | December 10, 2017

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is the only studio album by Derek and the Dominos. Released in November 1970, the double album is best known for its title track,…


L.A. Woman – The Doors

By KSHE 95 | December 3, 2017

L.A. Woman saw The Doors continue to integrate elements of blues back into their music, a direction begun with their previous album, Morrison Hotel. It was also recorded without record…


American Beauty – Grateful Dead

By KSHE 95 | November 26, 2017

American Beauty continued the folk rock and country music style of their previous album Workingman’s Dead, issued earlier in the year. Though the Americana approach is still evident in the…


Montrose – Montrose

By KSHE 95 | November 19, 2017

Montrose was the debut album by Montrose released in 1973. The album marks the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar, who would later achieve international success as a solo artist…


Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John

By KSHE 95 | November 12, 2017

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was the seventh studio album by Elton John, released in 1973. The album proved to be extremely popular, selling over 30 million copies worldwide, and is…


Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane

By KSHE 95 | November 5, 2017

Surrealistic Pillow was the second album by Jefferson Airplane, released on February 1, 1967, by RCA Victor. The album peaked at Number 3 on the Billboard album chart and has…

Gertrude Marx

Mama’s Pride – Mama’s Pride

By KSHE 95 | October 29, 2017

After forming in 1972, Mama’s Pride quickly grew a strong following. They signed to Atco Records in 1974, a division of Atlantic Records at that time. They released the self-titled…