How do you choose your favourite album? It seems that the answer is: you don't, they choose you.
Some of the Guardian's most respected writers explain how they came to discover and love their favourite albums. From Jon Wilde's moving piece on Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven, to Laura Barton's delicate description of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, there's something in here for lovers of all genres and decades. There's even an ode to that classic collection of chart-topping hits: Now that's what I call music!