500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Tracy Chapman, 'Tracy Chapman'
238/500

238. Tracy Chapman, 'Tracy Chapman'

Elektra, 1988

Somehow, this young folk singer caught everyone's ear in the hair-metal late Eighties. Chapman had spent time strumming her acoustic guitar for spare change on the streets around Boston, and her gritty voice and storytelling made "Fast Car" hit home.

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