500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Labelle, 'Nightbirds'
227/500

227. Labelle, 'Nightbirds'

Epic, 1974

"Lady Marmalade" has one of the funkiest chants in Seventies disco: "Hey, sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister!" Nobody did the disco girl-group thing quite like the ladies of Labelle: They were Funkadelic-meets-the-Supremes, complete with platform heels, silver-lamé spacesuits and songs about New Orleans prostitutes.

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