Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

Joni Mitchell, 'Blue'

2. Joni Mitchell, 'Blue'

Reprise, 1971

An acoustic tour de force with a swinging cast of beautiful losers, cafe romantics, sugar daddies, drunkards, liars and Rolling Stone-reading jet-setters in Spain. The one-liners cut sharp enough for a Preston Sturges film.

Essential moment: "Carey," a jaded love ditty.

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