Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Hole, 'Live Through This'
24/50

24. Hole, 'Live Through This'

Geffen, 1994

You know how you sometimes catch yourself wondering, "Remind me again – why did people ever take Courtney Love seriously?" This grim, passionate grunge masterpiece is why.

Essential moment: "Softer, Softest," the Widow Cobain's confession of her painful past – although she had no way of knowing that her pain was just beginning.

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