The most groundbreaking albums of all time
David Bowie - 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' (1972): David Bowie was a pure musical revolution, mixing hard rock and glam pop with his alter ego Ziggy.
Beyoncé - 'Lemonade' (2016): Accompanied by a 65-minute film of the same title on HBO, 'Lemonade' relates to Beyoncé'sl journey after her husband's infidelity in a generational and racial context.
Aretha Franklin - 'I Never Loved a Man the Way I love You' (1967): Aretha Franklin's tenth studio album marked her commercial breakthrough and unleashed her soulful ferociousness to a wider audience.
The Spice Girls - 'Spice' (1996): Opening the doors for a wave of teen pop artists, The Spice Girls' debut album helped bring pop back to the '90s.
Elvis Presley - 'Elvis Presley' (1956): Including hits like 'Blue Suede Shoes' and 'Tutti Frutti,' the King's debut album sent Presleymania into full effect.
Kanye West - 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' (2010): With influences of soul, pop, baroque, and symphonic sounds, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' explores.
The Beatles - 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967): The eighth studio album by The Beatles, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' turned pop music into a true art.
Prince - 'Purple Rain' (1984): The official soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name, 'Purple Rain' introduced a more pop-oriented Prince.
The Clash - 'London Calling' (1979): Considered as one of the best records to come out of punk, 'London Calling' covered themes like social displacement.
Michael Jackson - 'Thriller' (1982): Produced by Quincy Jones, this album dove into darker themes, as Michael Jackson.