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
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
94
6 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.

499.

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

496.

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs
January 1, 1969
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

495.

Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
September 1, 1972
Critic Score
87
2 reviews

494.

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
72
17 reviews

493.

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
12 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.

492.

Eurythmics - Touch
November 26, 1983
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

491.

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

490.

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

489.

KISS - Destroyer
March 15, 1976
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

488.

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

487.

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
October 14, 1983
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

486.

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

485.

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
November 22, 1994
Critic Score
86
4 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.

484.

Mott The Hoople - All the Young Dudes
September 8, 1972
Critic Score
89
2 reviews

483.

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
September 1, 1979
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

On their combative, compulsively dance-y 1979 debut album, Entertainment!, Gill's fractured rhythm guitar shreds chords and roars anti-solos as Allen's funk bass supplies melody and Burnham rocks steady.

482.

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

481.

D'Angelo - Voodoo
January 25, 2000
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

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

480.

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 1, 1995
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

479.

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
July 1, 1971
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

478.

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

477.

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

476.

The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
March 25, 1997
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

473.

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

472.

George Michael - Faith
October 30, 1987
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

470.

LL Cool J - Radio
November 18, 1985
Critic Score
100
1 review

469.

Fugees - The Score
February 13, 1996
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

467.

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
October 9, 1987
Critic Score
99
4 reviews

466.

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
August 27, 2002
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

465.

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

464.

Def Leppard - Hysteria
August 3, 1987
Critic Score
93
3 reviews

462.

R.E.M. - Document
September 1, 1987
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

461.

Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
November 23, 1979
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

460.

Hole - Live Through This
April 12, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

458.

Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
October 30, 1970
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

457.

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

456.

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
December 15, 1978
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

455.

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

454.

Alice Cooper - Love It to Death
March 8, 1971
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

453.

EPMD - Strictly Business
August 30, 1988
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

452.

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

451.

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
October 27, 2006
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531
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