On this day in history (October 17, 2005), Depeche Mode released their 11th studio album Playing The Angel in the UK. The following day, it was released in North America.
On this day in history (October 16, 1981), the British synthpop band Human League released their 3rd studio album called Dare.
On this day in history (October 14, 1977), David Bowie released his 12th studio album Heroes. This album features the singles Heroes and Beauty And The Beast and features one of his most recognizable album covers.
On this day in history (October 13, 1987), Police frontman Sting released his second solo studio album Nothing Like The Sun.
On this day in history (October 11, 1998), Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan released her debut album titled Touch.
On this day in history (October 8, 1980), Prince released his 3rd studio album Dirty Mind on Warner Bros Records. This album featured the singles Uptown, Dirty Mind and Do It All Night
On this day (October 7, 1979) in history, Factory Records released the debut single for Joy Division – Transmission as a 7″ vinyl single.