As soon as guitars went electric, music changed forever. Allied to the power of crazy drummers, rhino-like bass players and flamboyant frontmen, the era of rock was and is an unstoppable force of nature; a primordial attack that engages with the listener heart first, head second.
But what were the best of the best? The timeless records that will still be with us in 50 years' time, when their creators are pushing up the daisies? There's some serious competition, but we've tried our best to select the very best rock albums ever made.
Read on to discover the ultimate guide to rock, together with the key tracks from each album: click here to listen to a Spotify playlist of them all.