Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Beyonce, '4'

37. Beyonce, '4'

Columbia, 2011

Ever since she broke out of Destiny's Child, Beyonce has been the world's favorite pop princess, whether she's in a feisty mood or making nice.

Essential moment: "Countdown," which swerves from abstract beats to killing-me-softly soul.

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