David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro, Arcade Fire, Eminem, The 1975 and Kanye all released new albums.

Robin Thicke's controversial Blurred Lines video dominated conversation, The Rolling Stones headlined Glastonbury and JLS split up.

For The Mic, Panic! At The Disco, Everything Everything and Blue (yes, Blue) took to Rock City whilst a stellar list of new artists and new records entertained everyone from beginning to end.