500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Jackson Browne, 'Late for the Sky'
375/500

375. Jackson Browne, 'Late for the Sky'

Asylum, 1974

On his dark third album, Browne explored, in the words of one Rolling Stone reviewer, the "romantic possibility in the shadow of an apocalypse." There's an undercurrent of dread on Late for the Sky, from "Before the Deluge" to "For a Dancer" – not to mention a lot of obvious songwriting genius.

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