500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

The Cars, 'The Cars'
284/500

284. The Cars, 'The Cars'

Elektra, 1978

"We used to joke that the first album should be called The Cars' Greatest Hits," said guitarist Elliot Easton. Their debut was arty and punchy enough to be part of Boston's New Wave scene, yet so catchy that nearly every track ("Good Times Roll," "My Best Friend's Girl") landed on the radio.

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