We all hate to say goodbye to our favourite bands. Some split and leave their fans in a cloud of disappointment with lacklustre material, while others vanish for more tragic reasons in their prime or really go out witha bang. But all in all, a brilliant final album from a brilliant band is the perfect parting gift.
It's the ultimate way to leave your legacy intact, by giving the world one last shimmering gem and leaving the taste of what really made you so special lingering for decades to come. These are albums that should be celebrated, but also leave us mourning the loss of some of music's true greats.
Throughout the ages and across genres, from The Beatles To Blur, Queen to Tupac and Pulp to LCD Soundsystem - here are the 15 greatest final albums of all time.