The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
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.'
The band's second album included anthems such as 'Gloria' and 'Fire,' as their reputation grew ever more powerful.
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.
With their ‘Monster’ album, R.E.M. got back to making what guitarist Peter Buck described as a "real noisy rock’n’roll 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, in the autumn of 1971, 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.
‘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.
The band's 1993 release became the fastest record they’ve ever made.
Released on 13 July 1992, ‘Live in Japan’ captures George Harrison’s performance with Eric Clapton and remains a joyous celebration of Harrison’s career.
The One Foot In The Grave album contained plenty of evidence that Beck Hansen’s non-conformist tendencies were undiluted by his new-found notoriety.
At the dawn of the 80s, George Harrison delivered his musical retort to the decadence of the decade with 'Somewhere In England'
Queen's 10th studio album ‘Hot Space’ saw the band experiment with electro-disco and featured Freddie and Bowie's iconic single, 'Under Pressure'.