500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

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Lou Reed, 'Transformer'

194. Lou Reed, 'Transformer'

RCA, 1972

David Bowie counted the former Velvet Underground leader as a major inspiration – and paid Reed back by producing his biggest album. Transformer had glam flash courtesy of guitarist Mick Ronson, and "Walk on the Wild Side" brought drag queens and hustlers into the Top 20.

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