John Lennon, "Gimme Some Truth"
To celebrate what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday, an extensive discography reissue campaign was undertaken this year. Eight of his solo albums were remastered and sold individually and as part of the 11-disc "Signature Box." If you're on a budget, consider "Gimme Some Truth," a four-CD box featuring 72 songs arranged by theme: "Roots," "Working Class Hero," "Woman," and "Borrowed Time." It's not an exhaustive chronology, but it's a solid introduction to Lennon's post-Beatles legacy.