Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation: albums that defined a decade
Elvis Presley (1956)
This lit the touch paper on modern culture. The opening jolt of 'Blue Suede Shoes' served notice that nothing would be the same again.
Sergeant Pepper (1967)
The Beatles at their mystical peak created music not just for their time but for all time. They blew your mind out with aplomb.
Never Mind The Bollocks (1977)
Bowie and Pink Floyd made better albums, but nothing caught the mood like the Sex Pistols' manifesto to rip it up and start again.
It smashed sales records. It clogged the airwaves. It was a marketing triumph. It ushered in a decade when music became just another commodity.