Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Bonnie Raitt, 'Give It Up'
48/50

48. Bonnie Raitt, 'Give It Up'

Warner Bros., 1972

This scrappy redhead has been singing and playing the blues for almost half a century, but the blueprint for her whole journey is right here on her second album.

Essential moment: "Give It Up Or Let Me Go," her not-quite-laid-back theme song.

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