500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Black Flag, 'Damaged'
500
340/500

340. Black Flag, 'Damaged'

SST, 1981

MCA Records refused to release this, denouncing it as "immoral" and "anti-parent." High praise, but Black Flag lived up to it, defining L.A. hardcore punk with violent guitar and the pissed-off scream of Henry Rollins, especially on "TV Party" and "Rise Above." Punks still listen to Damaged, and parents still hate it.

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