Abbey Road by The Beatles (1969)
After a few rocky recording sessions, the young McCartney suggested to their Manager the boys get back together to record an album the way they used to. What resulted was a grand finale for the Beatles, with songs that implemented a new, distinct sound that carries well into today’s pop, hip-hop, and rock music today. Their album ranges in song types, from Doo-Wop style “Oh! Darling,” to the whimsical “Octopus’ Garden,” and the final 16-minute, 8 track medley that closes their album literally to “The End.” Probably their most calculated of albums, The Beatles took their time crafting an album that makes their departure that much more bittersweet.