Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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500. OutKast - Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
5 reviews
User Score
91
169 reviews

Sporting plenty of live chops (check the Felastyle horns of "Spottie Ottie Dopalicious") and soulful harmonies, Aquemini's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal clichés.

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499. B.B. King - Live in Cook County Jail

B.B. King - Live in Cook County Jail
January 1, 1971
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
95
1 review

498. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
March 13, 1989
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
100
5 reviews
User Score
89
225 reviews

497. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
July 3, 2001
Garage Rock
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
User Score
86
236 reviews

496. Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs
January 1, 1969
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
86
1 review

495. Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
September 1, 1972
Blues Rock
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
83
6 reviews

494. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
80
255 reviews

493. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
91
11 reviews
User Score
90
396 reviews

In Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, keyboard-guitar player Leroy Bach and drummer Glenn Kotche actually bring you the enchanting sound of things falling apart — and gingerly, doggedly coming together again. This is an honest, vivid chaos, and it tells a good story.

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492. Eurythmics - Touch

Eurythmics - Touch
November 26, 1983
Synthpop
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
83
7 reviews

491. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
August 1, 1967
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
84
3 reviews

490. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
July 26, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
78
7 reviews

489. KISS - Destroyer

KISS - Destroyer
March 15, 1976
Hard Rock
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
User Score
71
12 reviews

488. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
88
33 reviews

487. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14, 1983
Pop Rock
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
84
21 reviews

486. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
March 15, 1975
Soul
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
84
7 reviews

485. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
November 22, 1994
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
User Score
85
66 reviews

But Vitalogy isn't Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, nor does it seem like a tossed-off interlude like Zooropa. It's more a portrait of an artist in crisis, a man who hasn't yet decided what direction to take next.

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484. Mott The Hoople - All the Young Dudes

Mott The Hoople - All the Young Dudes
September 8, 1972
Critic Score
84
2 reviews
User Score
92
2 reviews

483. Gang of Four - Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
94
4 reviews
User Score
89
72 reviews

482. Steve Earle - Guitar Town

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
March 5, 1986
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
84
2 reviews

481. D'Angelo - Voodoo

D'Angelo - Voodoo
January 25, 2000
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
92
5 reviews
User Score
91
125 reviews

The problem is, Voodoo sounds so loose and unfinished, it floats right off into the clouds.

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480. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 1, 1995
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
User Score
90
52 reviews

479. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
July 1, 1971
Funk
Critic Score
96
4 reviews
User Score
90
70 reviews

478. Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits

Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits
May 23, 2002
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
70
1 review

477. Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994

Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
April 1, 1996
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
NR

476. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death

The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
March 25, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
87
53 reviews

475. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
January 5, 1979
New Wave
Critic Score
97
3 reviews
User Score
90
17 reviews

474. Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza

Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza
June 5, 2001
Reggae
Critic Score
72
5 reviews
User Score
73
16 reviews

473. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Jangle Pop
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
User Score
87
186 reviews

472. George Michael - Faith

George Michael - Faith
October 30, 1987
Pop
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
User Score
80
22 reviews

471. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
April 1, 1974
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
90
4 reviews

470. LL Cool J - Radio

LL Cool J - Radio
November 18, 1985
Hip Hop
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
80
4 reviews

469. Fugees - The Score

Fugees - The Score
February 13, 1996
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
85
49 reviews

468. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
October 1, 1965
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
NR

467. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9, 1987
Rock
Critic Score
96
3 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

466. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
August 27, 2002
Rock
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
79
245 reviews

465. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Indie Pop
Critic Score
90
10 reviews
User Score
88
66 reviews

464. Def Leppard - Hysteria

Def Leppard - Hysteria
August 3, 1987
Hard Rock
Critic Score
93
3 reviews
User Score
85
10 reviews

463. Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here

Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
May 30, 1981
Post-Punk
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
87
17 reviews

462. R.E.M. - Document

R.E.M. - Document
September 1, 1987
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
4 reviews
User Score
85
61 reviews

461. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
November 23, 1979
Post-Punk
Critic Score
97
5 reviews
User Score
86
32 reviews

460. Hole - Live Through This

Hole - Live Through This
April 12, 1994
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
82
54 reviews

459. The Drifters - The Drifters' Golden Hits

The Drifters - The Drifters' Golden Hits
January 1, 1968
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

458. Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection

Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
October 30, 1970
Pop Rock
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
82
14 reviews

457. My Morning Jacket - Z

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
84
77 reviews

456. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
December 15, 1978
Soul
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
User Score
78
14 reviews

455. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?

Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
January 1, 1984
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
90
1 review

454. Alice Cooper - Love It to Death

Alice Cooper - Love It to Death
March 8, 1971
Hard Rock
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
78
11 reviews

453. EPMD - Strictly Business

EPMD - Strictly Business
August 30, 1988
Hip Hop
Critic Score
90
3 reviews
User Score
89
3 reviews

452. John Prine - John Prine

John Prine - John Prine
January 1, 1971
Critic Score
100
2 reviews
User Score
88
3 reviews

451. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
October 27, 2006
Soul
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
83
190 reviews
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