Queen were aware that topping the anthems on News Of The World would take some doing, so decided on a more eclectic approach. The result was the Jazz album.
R.E.M. released ‘Green’ to coincide with the US presidential election. Michael Stipe said they intended the album to be a gesture of hope and encouragement.
Queen's fifteenth studio album, Made In Heaven, came out on 6 November 1995 and was a set of thirteen tracks painstakingly put together from a period spanning 1980 to 1995.
George Harrison’s Gone Troppo is an album that has improved with age; put it on and cast your mind back to a time when the world was a very different place.
The sonic shift in the album revealed an even deeper, joyfully melodious exploration of Beck’s individuality.
George Harrison’s ‘Cloud Nine’, co-produced with ELO’s Jeff Lynne and a serious return to form, also included his third US No.1 ‘Got My Mind Set On You’.
The first solo album by a member of the Beatles, George Harrison's Wonderwall Music was heavily influenced by Ravi Shankar and The Byrds.
There was a whole lot happening in U2’s world in 2000, but most of all there was 'All That You Can't Leave Behind,' described by Rolling Stone as their third masterpiece.
R.E.M. booked a five-night stand at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, lasting from 30 June to 5 July 2007, with advance billing referring to the shows as “public rehearsals”.
The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
The 'Double Fantasy' album, released three weeks before John Lennon's passing, has become something of a requiem for John's 40 years on earth.
John Lennon's 1973 album Mind Games, touched on many themes and vignettes from John’s life – but this time avoided overtly political themes.
Queen's sixth album, ‘News of the World’, was a return to their original 'rootsier' sound. The world was waiting and didn’t we just love the Queen’s Jubilee year of 1977.
So was it really the end of the world as we knew it when R.E.M. split? Maybe, but as this overview of the band’s final albums suggests, there's plenty of music to celebrate.
The record R.E.M. emerged with remains one of the most compelling and otherworldly debut albums in rock history. Filler-free and the passing of time have merely added to the record’s timeless allure.