81 Essential Albums That Turn 40 This Year


Here are 20 of the biggest highlights:

1. "4"Foreigner("Urgent", "Juke Box Hero", "Waiting on a Girl Like You".)

2. "Face Value"Phil Collins("I Missed Again", "In the Air Tonight".)

3. "Tattoo You"The Rolling Stones("Start Me Up", "Waiting on a Friend".)

4. "Fair Warning"Van Halen("So This Is Love?", "Unchained".)

5. "Ghost in the Machine"The Police("Spirits in the Material World", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".)

6. "Escape"Journey("Don't Stop Believin'", "Open Arms".)

7. "Bella Donna"Stevie Nicks("Edge of Seventeen", "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around".)

8. "Moving Pictures"Rush("Tom Sawyer", "Limelight".)

9. "Don't Say No"Billy Squier("The Stroke", "Lonely Is the Night".)

10. "Songs in the Attic"Billy Joel(A live album with the singles "She's Got a Way" and "Say Goodbye to Hollywood".)

11. "Fire of Unknown Origin"Blue Oyster Cult("Burnin' for You", "Joan Crawford".)

12. "Freeze Frame"The J. Geils Band("Centerfold", "Freeze-Frame".)

13. "Shake It Up"The Cars("Shake It Up", "Since You're Gone".)

14. "Paradise Theatre"Styx("The Best of Times", "Too Much Time on My Hands".)

15. "Pleasant Dreams"The Ramones("We Want the Airwaves", "The KKK Took My Baby Away".)

16. "Point of Entry"Judas Priest("Heading Out to the Highway", "Hot Rockin'".)

17. "Working Class Dog", Rick Springfield("Jessie's Girl", "I've Done Everything for You".)

18. "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys".38 Special("Hold On Loosely", "Fantasy Girl".)

19. "Long Distance Voyager"The Moody Blues("Gemini Dream", "The Voice".)

20. "Private Eyes"Hall & Oates("Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That".)

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