Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Carole King, 'Tapestry'

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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