Let It Bleed – Rolling Stones

Released December 5, 1969 this was their tenth American and eighth British studio album. The album charted at number 3 in the US and while no singles charted several became staples in their repertoire and since been classified as two of the best songs ever recorded, that being the first and last on the album.…

The Joshua Tree – U2

Released March 9, 1987 this was the fifth studio album by U2, and featured a harder edged sound than the previous four. It went to the top of the charts in 20 countries and was the fastest selling album in UK history. Joshua Tree propelled U2 into superstardom and has since sold over 25 million…

(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis

Released October 5, 1995 this album received mixed reviews but sold a then unheard-of, record breaking 347,000 copies in its first week landing it at #1 on the UK Billboard charts where it stayed for 10 weeks. (It got to #4 in the US.) It was named one of the greatest albums of the 1990s…

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill

Released August 25, 1998 her debut and only solo album was inspired by her pregnancy and touched on themes of love, turbulence within The Fugees, religion, and past loves. Incorporating various music styles the album debuted at #1 and broke records for first week sales by a female artist. It sold 1 million copies in…

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Released November 30, 1982 this album cost $750,000 to produce and sold one million copies a week. Within a year it sold 66 million copies worldwide. It was the first to reach 30x Platinum in the U.S. (Their Greatest Hits by The Eagles is the only other album ever to do so). It won a…

BeyoncĂ© – BeyoncĂ©

Released December 13, 2013 this is her fifth solo album. Developed as a visual album, the songs are accompanied by non-linear short films meant to illustrate the concepts of the project. It was dropped with out warning and immediately went to #1 on the US Billboard 200 (her fifth album to do so) and was…

channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean

Released July 10, 2012 this debut album is an unconventional mix of styles and genres; focusing mainly on the theme of unrequited love. It peaked at number 1 on both the US and UK charts and is certified gold in both countries. It has been named as one of the best albums of 2012 by…