500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Public Image Ltd., 'Metal Box'

461. Public Image Ltd., 'Metal Box'

Virgin, 1979

After the Sex Pistols imploded, Johnny Rotten reclaimed his real name  – John Lydon – and started a bold new band. PiL played eerie art punk with dub bass and slashing guitar. Metal Box (retitled Second Edition in the U.S.) originally came as three vinyl discs in a metal film canister.

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