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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Various Artists, 'The Indestructible Beat of Soweto'
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388. Various Artists, 'The Indestructible Beat of Soweto'

Shanachia, 1985

The best album ever tagged as "world music," this compilation of South African pop is still fresh – full of funky, loping beats and gruff vocals, with a sweet track by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who soon appeared on Graceland.

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