500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Linda Ronstadt, 'The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt'
337/500

337. Linda Ronstadt, 'The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt'

Rhino, 2002

So very SoCal (her band became the ­Eagles), Ronstadt was more empathetic interpreter than songwriter. But she could knock out a pop song – check "Long Long Time," where she sounds like a girl next door with a voice that can peel chrome.

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