500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

James Taylor, 'Sweet Baby James'

104. James Taylor, 'Sweet Baby James'

Warner Bros., 1970

Taylor went through a private hell on the way to recording his hugely successful second album – including two stays in a psychiatric institution (a fellow patient's suicide inspired "Fire and Rain"). But the confessional lyrics, spare melodicism and quiet strength in his voice made the album a model of Seventies folk-pop healing.

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