"They stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast."
What a great lyric. This California-country band spanned a decade and a very wide range of musical tastes, from country to hard rock, and they did it all well. With the combined talents of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, and later Joe Walsh, as well as others (the band had considerable turnover in personnel), this band had a unique sound and song-writing talent to spare. Their early albums had more of a country feel than their later albums, but they were all good. Hotel California is probably their best.
Here are some of their other classic albums:
On the Border contains rockers like "James Dean" and mellow tunes like "Best of my Love"
Trivia, if you have the vinyl copy of On the Borer, check out the label on side one. You will find the prophecy "He who hesitates is lunch"
One of These Nights Contains "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "After the Thrill is Gone", among others
The Long Run Very Slick, with "Long Run", "In the City", "Heartache Tonight", and "Sad Cafe'"
Desperado "Tequila Sunrise" and "Desperado"
Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
The Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Trivia: The Eagle's first hit, Take It Easy, was actually co-written by Jackson Browne. Browne collaborated on other Eagle's tunes as well.