500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors'
301/500

301. Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors'

RCA Victor, 1971

Parton's starkest, most affecting album. The title track is about wearing rags but staying proud; on "Traveling Man," Parton's mom runs off with her man; on "If I Lose My Mind," her boyfriend has sex with another woman in front of her.

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