The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
The band’s second album included anthems such as ‘Gloria’ and ‘Fire,’ as their reputation grew ever more powerful.
‘Rattle and Hum’ gave the band the opportunity to create something different again from ‘The Joshua Tree,’ a record of what they had just achieved and a signpost to where they were heading next.
Artistically, ‘Automatic For The People’ arguably remains R.E.M’s high-water mark. It continues to attract plaudits from far and wide.
Released on 4 October 1974, John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’ was based on the walls around him and the bridges burned that were being rebuilt.
In May 1984, U2 convened at Slane Castle in Dublin, where the gothic ballroom was chosen as the location for early sessions on what became ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’
With their ‘Monster’ album, R.E.M. got back to making what guitarist Peter Buck described as a "real noisy rock’n’roll record”.
Among the most underrated albums in his discography, 'Extra Texture' is George Harrison's ‘soul record.’
Arguably less immediate and less accessible than previous R.E.M. landmark albums, ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ was a sprawling, “White Album”-esque affair.
'Imagine' is John Lennon’s second solo album release. It's full of brilliant songs, great hooks, and John’s ever-present acerbic wit.
‘Document’ gave R.E.M. the chance to further broaden their palette, fashioning songs from riffs written on instruments such as mandolins and accordions.
George Harrison, along with his mentor Ravi Shankar and a host of stars, pulled off something in 1971 that had never been achieved before.
‘Lifes Rich Pagent’ was a watershed album for R.E.M. on which Michael Stipe gained in confidence as a frontman and began to clearly enunciate his lyrics.
Queen's debut album, released by EMI after many others had turned it away, proved to be an important, auspicious and vital record.
The incredible album topped the UK and US charts and would go on to sell an estimated 12 million copies worldwide.