Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Carole King, 'Tapestry'
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21. Carole King, 'Tapestry'

Ode, 1971

The Brooklyn piano woman who co-wrote "You've Got a Friend" and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" reaches the Seventies with her marriage broken but her soul intact, singing some of the most painful divorce songs ever.

Essential moment: "So Far Away," a wistful melody with all the loneliness of the album cover.

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