500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'

281. Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'

MCA, 1994

Graced by soulful samples and revisions of classic R&B, this Puff Daddy-helmed second album is Blige's most autobiographical. Upbeat jams like "Be Happy" were created during her struggle with substance abuse and a tumultuous relationship. "There's a real bad suicide spirit on there," she admitted.

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