500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'

451. Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'

Universal, 2007

It's sad to think back on how fresh this record sounded at the time – funny and hip, revivalist but forward-looking. Winehouse, a tatted 23-year-old with a beehive crown, matched the spirit of her R&B heroes, cussing, cracking wise and casually breaking your heart. She triggered a new era for brilliantly weird women in pop. 

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