500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The B-52's, 'The B-52's'

152. The B-52's, 'The B-52's'

Warner Bros., 1979

The B-52's sounds like high school friends cramming their in-jokes, wacky sounds and private nicknames into a New Wave LP. Nobody could resist the campy, arty funk. And with the toy instruments and bouffant hair, the B-52's' thrift-store image was as colorful as their music – which, given "Rock Lobster," was pretty colorful.

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