Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world

 Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'
13/50

13. Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'

MCA, 1994

The queen of hip-hop soul still has plenty of drama on this one and proves herself one of the most expressive vocalists of any decade. Opaque, seductive, endlessly fascinating.

Essential moment: Her pure, wordless improvising on "You Bring Me Joy."

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