500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

A Tribe Called Quest, 'The Low End Theory'
153/500

153. A Tribe Called Quest, 'The Low End Theory'

Jive, 1991

Many connected the dots between hip-hop and jazz, but this LP drew the whole picture. As legendary stand-up bassist Ron Carter gets dope, Tribe discourse on everything from music biz to sexual politics – and the groove keeps getting deeper.

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